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Psychological effects of BP oil spill go beyond residents of impacted...

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The psychological effects of the BP oil spill, the largest recorded environmental disaster in human history, extend far beyond people living around the areas of the Gulf of Mexico that were directly impacted by the spill, a...

Beyond tender loving care: ‘TLCs’ promise health and happiness

WASHINGTON -- Lifestyle changes -- such as getting more exercise, time in nature, or helping others -- can be as effective as drugs or counseling to treat an array of mental illnesses, according to a new paper published by the American Psychologica...

Child soldier trauma in Uganda shares similarities with Northern Ireland

Psychology students at Queen's University have discovered similarities between child soldier trauma in Uganda and those children caught up in Northern Ireland's Troubles. Post-graduate students from the Doctoral Programme in Educational, Child a...

Kicking the habit: Study suggests that quitting smoking improves mood

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] -- Quitting smoking is certainly healthy for the body, but doctors and scientists haven't been sure whether quitting makes people happier, especially since conventional wisdom says many smokers use cigarettes to...

Doubled risk of anxiety for 18 month-old children with congenital heart...

Research from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) shows that children with severe congenital heart defects have twice the risk of anxiety at 18 months of age compared to healthy children. Children with mild and moderate heart defects, on...

Additional cardiac testing vital for patients with anxiety and depression

Montreal, November 11, 2010 -- People affected by anxiety and depression should receive an additional cardiac test when undergoing diagnosis for potential heart problems, according to a new study from Concordia University, the Université du Québe...

Acid reflux, functional dyspepsia have significant impact on disordered sleep

San Antonio, Texas (October 18, 2010) -- The impact of upper GI conditions, like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and functional dyspepsia, on sleep -- and treatments aimed at providing relief to heartburn/acid reflux patients who suffer from...

Pot’s distant relative may be next prozac

Man-made chemicals that are distant relatives of marijuana may eventually become new drugs to combat anxiety and depression, according to a California study. The study is the first to show how anxiety is controlled by the body's anandamide system, a network of natural compounds known for their roles in governing pain, mood and other psychological functions.

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