These are the main types of psychotherapy

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When deciding to take psychological treatment for your mental health, it is important that you bear in mind that there are several types of psychotherapy that exist

Looking forwards rather than backwards safeguards wellbeing during Covid-19 lockdowns

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Practicing gratitude and looking to the future will help safeguard our mental wellbeing during Covid-19 lockdowns, a new study in the Journal of Positive Psychology reports

Your brain needs to be ready to remember?

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What happens in the hippocampus even before people attempt to form memories may impact whether they remember

New test for COVID-19 may deliver faster results to more people

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Scientists have developed a novel assay capable of detecting the causative viral pathogen of COVID-19 that can be run in decentralized test facilities

How to boost immune response to vaccines in older people

Doctor administering a vaccine to a woman.
A new study reveals a way to make vaccines more effective for older people.

Obesity promotes virulence of influenza

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Currently, 50% of the adult population worldwide is overweight or obese. Obesity has been shown to increase the severity of influenza infection

Altruistic babies? Study shows infants are willing to help others

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Altruistic helping -- the act of giving away something desirable, even at a cost to oneself - is perhaps no more evident than when it comes to food.

Sound of music: How melodic alarms could reduce morning grogginess

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The sounds that wake you up could be affecting how groggy and clumsy you are in the morning.

New study unravels the complexity of childhood obesity

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The World Health Organization has estimated more than 340 million children and adolescents ages 5-19 are overweight or obese.

Can brain injury from boxing and MMA be measured?

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A new study shows different effects in the brain for younger, current fighters compared to older, retired fighters.

Scientists say you can change your personality

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It has long been believed that people can't change their personalities, which are largely stable and inherited

Healthy sleep brain-waves are similar to earthquakes

Findings link healthy sleep to brain-wave bursts that mathematically mimic earthquakes.
Findings link healthy sleep to brain-wave bursts that mathematically mimic earthquakes.

Women scientists author fewer invited commentaries in medical journals than men

Woman scientist in a laboratory.
They found that the disparity was larger for women who were further progressed in their careers

New chemical weapon to combat cancer

Multipolar melanoma cells stained for centrosomes (gamma-tubulin in red, centrin in green) and DNA (DAPI in blue).
The fight against cancer involves eradicating cancer cells but current treatments inevitably have negative consequences on healthy cells.

Scientists find gender-distinct circuit for depression

Gender-Specific Depression Circuit
The study found out that previous research didn't include female subjects but depression drives different behaviors in women and men.
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