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Scientists say gaming can create “maladaptive” coping mechanism

A new study found that people who experience intense boredom and turn to smartphone gaming may be creating "maladaptive" coping mechanisms, which worsen their real-world problems.
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Patients with early onset psychosis could benefit from treatment for depression

Treatment for depression, including anti-depressants and other medication, may benefit patients with early onset psychosis.
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Living near woodlands improves young people’s mental health

Living near woodlands has been found to improve cognitive development and lower the risk of emotional and behavioural problems in young people.
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Study reveals taking regular walks changes brain structure

New research suggests that regular walks can change brain structure - a team of scientists noticed changes in the prefrontal cortex, which improved participant concentration and memory.
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EU court says workplaces can ban headscarves

The EU Court of Justice (CJEU) ruled that companies can now ban headscarves for Muslim employees, to "prevent social disputes".
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Scientists link moderate alcohol use to higher cancer risk

A World Health Organisation (WHO) study finds a link between moderate alcohol use and higher cancer risks - including in people who had up to two drinks a day.
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Study finds one in four LGBTQ youth identify as nonbinary

According to data from The Trevor Project, one in four LGBTQ youth in the US identify as non-binary - with the majority reporting that they use they/them pronouns.
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UK Government fails to tackle online racial abuse of athletes

On Monday (12 July) there was a stark increase in online racial abuse against Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho - with the infamously late Online Safety Bill far from becoming law, how are the Government tackling this?

Forensic treatment of young people as a chance

Insights into the forensic treatment of teenagers and adolescents at Pfalzklinikum are given here by Laura Kirschbacher.
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Genetic predisposition to trauma can increase likelihood of suicide

Scientists reveal that individuals with bipolar disorder, who are also genetically likely to have trauma, have an increased likelihood of suicide.
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Family caregiver training in dementia care

Here, the Department of Medicine & Therapeutics discuss family caregiver training in dementia care.
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Study finds eating disorder hospitalisations increased during pandemic

According to researchers in Michigan, eating disorder hospitalisations among adolescents increased during the COVID pandemic - as "their entire worlds were turned upside down overnight".
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Adverse Childhood Experiences project given £3.8 million funding

The Adverse Childhood Experiences project, led by Professor Kam Bhui and Professor Eunice Ma, aims to create interventions for children who suffer from life-shaping trauma.
LGB adults

NHS digital publishes data on the health of LGB adults for the first time

National representative data on the health outcomes and health behaviours of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) adults in England has been published by NHS Digital for the first time.
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Indiana team explores nanoparticle cure for neurological disorders

Indiana University School of Medicine researchers are attempting to use magnetic nanoparticles to develop a cure for neurological disorders from epilepsy to Alzheimer's - without any invasive or genetic treatment.
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Stress hormone decreases when women speak to female friends

Scientists found that the stress hormone in women decreases when they speak to their female friends - supporting the 'tend-and-befriend' hypothesis.

Pfalzklinikum – service provider for mental health and resilience

Pfalzklinikum discuss their involvement in providing community based services for mental health, including general psychiatry and neurology services
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Parents with chronically sick children more likely to have mental health issues

Parents across the US with children who have complex medical conditions (CMCs) are more likely to have mental health issues and lack community support, according to new research.
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Development of tech to track people with dementia getting lost

Timothy Kwok, Director, Jockey Club Centre for Positive Ageing, explores how technology can help track people with dementia who get lost.
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Study finds COVID increased “forced labour” in garment supply chains

This study examined 302 factories, finding that forced labour and exploitation increased in garment supply chains across Ethiopia, Honduras, India and Myanmar.

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