Therapy dogs enhance college students’ thinking skills

Jul 20, 2021 by

A new piece of research from Washington State University has found that programs focused on petting therapy dogs increased the thinking and planning skills of stressed-out college students better than programs that included traditional stress-management information....

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Summer catch-up programs need to focus on teens’ wellbeing, not just academics...

Jul 15, 2021 by

New research published in the Journal of Affective Disorders indicates that it’s just as important that summer programs be focused on helping teens ages 11-6 with loneliness, social contact, parental relationships and mental health as academic progress...

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Anxiety associated with faster Alzheimer’s onset

Dec 15, 2020 by

Research presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North American have found that anxiety is associated with an increased rate of progression from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer’s disease....

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Sleep loss may disrupt the brain’s ability to “unlearn” fear...

Nov 30, 2020 by

A new study published in the journal Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging has found that getting less sleep than normal can impair the brain’s capacity to regulate fear. This may explain why frequent sleep disturbances make people more...

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Anxiety may lead to dementia

May 30, 2018 by

Researchers at the University of Southampton’s Faculty of Medicine in the UK found that living with moderate to severe anxiety in midlife may lead to dementia in later years....

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Anxiety may be an early sign of Alzheimer’s

Jan 22, 2018 by

The results of a study published in The American Journal of Psychiatry suggest that older people who have worsening anxiety symptoms may be more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease....

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