Creative tasks may improve psychological health

April 26th, 2017 | Rachael

Spending time on small, everyday creative tasks such as baking or cooking is considered therapeutic; it leads to greater happiness, enthusiasm and a relaxed state of mind. A study, results of which were published in the Journal of Positive Psychology in January 2016, suggests that people who frequently engage in small, creative activities are more […]

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Colorado Senate passes bill covering workers compensation for PTSD

April 21st, 2017 | Rachael

The International Association of Fire Fighters claims that nearly 20 percent of firefighters and emergency medical responders in the United States suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), compared to 3.5 percent of the general population; approximately 19 percent of firefighters have harbored suicidal thoughts at some point in their careers, and 15.5 percent have attempted […]

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Social media linked to eating disorders and depression in adolescents and young adults

April 12th, 2017 | Rachael

Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating are serious disruptions in daily diet patterns, either from habitual undereating or obsessive overeating. The onset of eating disorders may start with consuming lesser or greater quantities of food; however, in the long term, people may become overwhelmed by the compulsion to eat less […]

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Natural habitat boosts mental health

April 6th, 2017 | Rachael

The physical and mental well-being of humans is deeply connected with various aspects of natural surroundings. The trees, water bodies, birds, animals and other natural elements provide a pleasurable sight, give peace to the mind, and provide relief from the humdrum existence of daily life. A recent study conducted by researchers from the University of […]

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