Psychology

Why stress and anxiety are not always bad

In a new scientific presentation, researchers found that stress and anxiety are not always bad. They often play a helpful, not harmful, role in...

Want to sleep better and longer? Be optimistic

In a new study, researchers found people who are the most optimistic tend to be better sleepers. The research was led by a team from...

Many people post on social media under the influence of drugs, new study shows

In a new study, researchers found that posting on social media, texting, and appearing in photos while high is common among people who use...

Being socially active could lower your dementia risk

In a new study, researchers found that being more socially active in their 50s and 60s predicts a lower risk of dementia in people. The...

‘Gold standard’ psychological treatments may not be the best

In a new study, researchers question much of the scientific evidence underpinning therapies designated as "Empirically Supported Treatments," or ESTs. The research was led by...

How autism can be hidden from society using psychological strategies

Autism is usually identified by doctors during childhood, but a growing number of people are now being diagnosed with the condition in adulthood. A later...

Your smartphone movement can show your personality

In a new study, researchers found that phone movement can say a lot about a user’s personality. They used data from mobile phone accelerometers—the tiny...

This mental imagery technique may help you lose weight 5 times more

In a new study, researchers found that overweight people who used a new intervention called Functional Imagery Training (FIT) lost an average of five...

Mindfulness is key to a happy relationship

In a new study, researchers found that one's ability to be mindful has a profound effect on a romantic partner's happiness. The research was conducted...

Humans aren’t designed to be happy

A huge happiness and positive thinking industry, estimated to be worth US$11 billion a year, has helped to create the fantasy that happiness is...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Popular high blood pressure drug may increase risk of bowel disease

High blood pressure harms one in ten adults across the globe, and it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The most common treatments...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...