Workers grapple with new stresses as they return to office
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(Last summer, Julio Carmona started the process of weaning himself off a fully remote work schedule by showing up to the office once a week.

The new hybrid schedule at his job at a state agency in Stratford, Connecticut, still enabled him to spend time cooking dinner for his family  …

Sexual harassment, assault increases odds of high blood pressure in women
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(Eileen Bailey/ Healthline) Women who experience sexual violence or workplace sexual harassment are at a higher risk of developing high blood pressure than women with no such trauma.

That’s according to the National Institutes of Health and published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Researchers  …

How to tell the difference between a panic attack and a heart attack
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(Stephanie Dolgoff/ Good Housekeeping) — I hope you’ve never had a heart attack. I also hope you’ve never had a panic attack. That’s because they both feel awful — and have some of the same or very similar symptoms. But only one is imminently dangerous, and that’s a heart attack.

A panic attack, on the other hand, may make you   …

Pandemic stress saw increase in potentially addictive behaviours: study
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(Michael Lee/ CTV News) — A recent study with a Canadian connection has found that people gamed, overate and shopped more often — among other potentially addictive behaviours — as a result of the initial stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The study by the University of Guelph, as well as the Humboldt University of Berlin’s  …

Physicians sought more mental health-care help during the pandemic: study
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(Avis Favaro/ CTV News) — The first year of the pandemic saw more Ontario doctors seeking medical help for burnout and substance abuse, according to a new study.

Using a database in Ontario, researchers collected anonymous data on 34,000 practicing physicians who had 50,000 mental health visits over the first year of the  …

People treated with Botox report feeling less anxiety: Study
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(Chris Arnold/ Healthing) — Botox could be doing more than just reducing wrinkles, researchers at the University of California San Diego say.
In addition to the lesser known uses, such as migraine treatments, a new study suggests that people who receive Botox injections report feeling anxious significantly less often
Can’t sleep? Here are some tips to tackle pandemic-induced insomnia
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(Mouhamad Rachini/ CBC News) — Performer Veronica Antipolo’s insomnia is so bad, she’s half-considered changing her work schedule.

“I actually joked with a friend the other day. I said, ‘You know, I might as well just take a night shift somewhere because I’m just up all night,'”  …

The stigma remains strong around men’s mental health
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(Zacharie Poulin/ Ottawa Citizen) — Everyone told me these would be the best days of my life. I’m 18, finishing college and the world around me seems to be imploding. I haven’t had COVID-19, I have a job and I consider myself one of the lucky ones.

But my entire college experience is a Zoom room with screens off. I’ve met only one  …

Women and men face different mental health challenges during holidays
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(Richard Gawel/ Healio) — Despite the holiday cheer, this time of year can trigger anxiety, depression and other mental health issues — and men and women experience them differently, according to Phyllis Mogielski-Watson, MS, PsyD.

“In part, it’s the expectations we put on ourselves or the stereotypes we see, even in   …

How you can take back control in this never-ending pandemic
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(Andrea Bellemare/ CBC News) — It can be hard to feel like you have control right now amid rising Omicron cases and difficulties in accessing COVID-19 tests and third doses of the vaccine in many parts of Canada.

The variant is extremely transmissible, and is coming at a time when most of us would prefer to be planning holiday  …

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