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Using interventions to improve mental health during the pandemic

Interventions increase the chances of succeeding in changing and maintaining a new behavior in the long run. This was revealed in a recently published study from CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University. “Interventions are about promoting a behavioral change with targeted programs or services,” said Frida Skarin, Doctoral Student in Psychology and main author […]

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Low-to-moderate drinking may protect cognition during aging

(HealthDay)—Low-to-moderate alcohol consumption may be associated with better global cognition scores among middle-aged and older adults, according to a study recently published in JAMA Network Open. Ruiyuan Zhang, M.D., from the University of Georgia College of Public Health in Athens, and colleagues used data from the Health and Retirement Study, which assessed cognitive functions in […]

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As schools prepare to reopen during COVID-19, are the kids alright?

As September approaches and schools prepare to reopen, there are concerns for children, including the risk they might spread COVID-19, their mental health, abuse in the home and access to technology. These concerns largely focus on children’s psycho-social development, while protecting children and families from COVID-19 has taken a back seat. Consequently, children have been […]

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Dating Is Better During Quarantine, and It Doesn't Have to Change

Before COVID-19, Vaneet’s dating life was “pretty much non-existent.” “Asking people out IRL only led to rejection,” the 28-year-old says. “Apps were just a constant stream of being ghosted. It was exhausting, and I practically gave up dating.” While most of us have been going through unbearable dry spells and deeply missing human touch, Vaneet […]