Hoarding during stressful times isn’t all that strange

During times of crisis, like the COVID-19 pandemic, hoarding isn't all that unusual. But you have to be sure you're doing it for the right reasons.

Jared Wadley-Michigan
March 27, 2020 | futurity

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One way works best to help others through stress

To help a friend or family member get through stress, you should avoid certain kinds of messages, according to new research. Instead, try validation.

Katie Bohn-Penn State
March 26, 2020 | futurity

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Some veterans skip VA health care services

Veterans "who screened positive for a mental health problem were significantly less likely to use a health care program of any kind," researchers say.

Kristie Auman-Bauer-Penn State
March 26, 2020 | futurity

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To cope with stress and avoid bad moods, try this combo

A balance between living in the moment and planning ahead is the best way to cope with stress and negative moods, researchers say.

Matt Shipman-NC State
March 26, 2020 | futurity

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Try these tips to keep your cool at home

Here are a range of expert tips and resources to reduce stress as we adjust to a new normal. For example, how on earth do we parent through a pandemic?

NC State
March 26, 2020 | futurity

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Stress and poor sleep may boost your COVID-19 risk

Lost sleep, stress, and loneliness can up your chance of getting sick. That includes COVID-19 risk. There are, however, things you can do.

Amy McCaig-Rice University
March 25, 2020 | futurity

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5 ways to talk to your kids about COVID-19

"We don't have to pretend that everything is okay. It's helpful for children to see behind the curtain right now."

Eric Stann-Missouri
March 25, 2020 | futurity

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Dogs can ease your self-quarantine stress

Dogs can ease our stress during these times of COVID-19 self-quarantine, an expert explains. As an extra bonus, we can do the same for them.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona
March 20, 2020 | futurity

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Middle East war refugees have biomarkers for PTSD

War refugees from Syria and Iraq show biomarkers for post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health problems, a new study shows.

Kim Ward-Michigan State
March 11, 2020 | futurity

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Stress boosts odds of marijuana use during pregnancy

Women who experience stressful life events in the year before childbirth are more likely to use marijuana before and during pregnancy.

U. Arizona
Feb. 27, 2020 | futurity

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