Gambling is a thriving form of entertainment in the UK, but may also become a form of addiction for some individuals. Just why do people gamble when "the house always wins"? Advances in brain imaging techniques are helping Cambridge scientists find out.
Date Posted: November 8, 2016
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In 2014 the Movember Foundation - a global charity set up in 2004 to raise funds and awareness for men's health - began highlighting mental-health issues in addition to cancer awareness. It has since become the largest funder of targeted ...
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Despite growing awareness of transgender issues in Hong Kong, rights groups say that transgender people still face an uphill battle against discrimination and unfair treatment.
Categories: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender) Issues, Mental ...GO
People tend to think of daydreaming and letting the mind wander as a waste of time, but new research suggests daydreaming could be key to success and higher creativity.
According to the American Psychiatric Association, about 5 percent of American children suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), yet the diagnosis is given to some 15 percent of American children, many of whom are placed on ...
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Addiction is a medical condition in which the person has uncontrollable desire to take a substance or engage in an activity, despite knowing that it may lead to adverse effects. Taking that substance or engaging in that activity will make the person ...
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What is Donald Trump doing to Americans' mental health? It came up in the debate Sunday night, when Hillary Clinton pointed to a "Trump effect," an uptick in bullying and distress that teachers are noticing in classrooms as their students are ...
Liars are able to tell the most astounding whoppers without feeling bad - the way the brain works is actually helping them! New research found that the neurological responses are repeated liars are blunted, and this reduces the negative emotions one ...
We all have routes that are part of our daily lives, whether it's the way to the local convenience store, school or the office. How does this deep familiarity affect the way our brains represent the space and our ability to move through it?
People with autism have social difficulties and this manifests in simple psychological tests – for example, if you ask them to look at photographs of faces, they will typically spend less time looking at the eye region. But what about if we turned ...
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Is it better to fit in or stand out? That question has vexed all of us at one time or another, from teenagers to aspiring executives to sociologists. The answer, says Stanford Graduate School of Business professor Amir Goldberg: It depends.
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We all know by now that the quality of our diet has a huge effect on our physical health. But Australia's obesity epidemic and physical health decline isn't the only thing we need to be worried about. We also need to consider our mental health.
Money can lead to happiness, but how much debt one has should also be considered in the money-happiness equation, according to a new a study from Purdue University.
Investing in health may cut welfare costs for Hong Kong. But other than encouraging people to cultivate a healthy body and a healthy mind, more needs to be done to create job opportunities and reduce poverty, thereby maximizing the benefits of ...
Categories: Mental Health in Asia, OtherGO
There are several workshops which aim to help young people to use dance to explore their mental health problems. Dance can be used for youth to explore their mental health problems, and the impact on the people around them. Even if most of them have ...
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Humanitarian emergencies - such as earthquakes, extreme drought, or war - not only affect people’s physical health but also their psychological and social health and well-being. More and better can be done for the mental health of disaster ...
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