Team links screen time and pandemic mental health risks at college

New research identifies factors associated with higher risk for negative mental health effects for college students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Laura Oleniacz - NC State • futurity
Jan. 13, 2021 ~8 min

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Families report benefits of cats for kids with autism

New research suggests cats could be a good fit for children with autism and their families.

Brian Consiglio-Missouri • futurity
Jan. 12, 2021 ~4 min

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Many people may stick with virtual mental health care

A new study suggests that more than half of people receiving mental health care will want to keep getting care virtually after the pandemic subsides.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
Jan. 11, 2021 ~8 min

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Mindfulness can improve mental health and wellbeing – but unlikely to work for everyone

Mindfulness courses can reduce anxiety, depression and stress and increase mental wellbeing within most but not all non-clinical settings, say a team of

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 11, 2021 ~6 min

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How to help dogs and cats manage separation anxiety when their humans return to work

Alleviating separation anxiety is about changing the owner's behavior, too.

Lori M Teller, Clinical Associate Professor, Veterinary Telehealth, Texas A&M University • conversation
Dec. 28, 2020 ~8 min

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How to outsmart your COVID-19 fears and boost your mood in 2021

One medication-free technique uses your emotions to release stress.

Laurel Mellin, Associate Professor Emeritus of Family & Community Medicine and Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco • conversation
Dec. 28, 2020 ~6 min

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Customers drive grocery store worker distress during pandemic

Grocery store workers report experiencing severe levels of mental distress during COVID-19. Customers are one major cause.

Lori Harwood-Arizona • futurity
Dec. 22, 2020 ~10 min

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CBD sales are soaring, but evidence is still slim that the cannabis derivative makes a difference for anxiety or pain

The jury's still out on whether or not CBD relieves stress and anxiety.

Hilary A. Marusak, Assistant Professor, Wayne State University • conversation
Nov. 17, 2020 ~10 min

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CBD sales soaring, but evidence still slim that the cannabis derivative makes a difference for anxiety or pain

The jury's still out on whether or not CBD relieves stress and anxiety.

Hilary A. Marusak, Assistant Professor, Wayne State University • conversation
Nov. 17, 2020 ~10 min

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Pandemic gun buyers face higher suicide risk

About 70% of those who bought a firearm during the COVID-19 pandemic reported having suicidal thoughts throughout their lives, research finds.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Nov. 17, 2020 ~5 min

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