Meditation works as well as a popular drug to reduce anxiety, study finds
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(April Fulton/ NPR) — If you’re suffering from anxiety, those negative thoughts and bad feelings can overwhelm you and interfere with your daily life. And while there are effective treatments, some people don’t want to take medicine or see a therapist – or don’t respond well to such treatments. Now,  …

Marital stress revealed as one key factor in heart attacks: Yale study
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(Adriana Diaz/ New York Post) — Divorce is no longer the only concern associated with irreconcilable differences.

Being in a committed, cohabitating relationship has been linked with better health and heart disease prognosis in previous studies, but a new study found that severe marital   …

How to reap the health benefits of walking
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(Help Guide/ Harvard Health) — The next time you have a check-up, don’t be surprised if your doctor hands you a prescription to walk. Yes, this familiar activity is now being touted (along with other forms of regular physical activity) as “the closest thing we have to a wonder drug.”

Walking can have a bigger impact on disease  …

How job burnout can hurt your health—and what to do about it
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(Michael Precker/ American Heart Association) — Too many times, the realization comes too late.

“When people have a major medical event like a heart attack or stroke, they retrospectively go back and say, ‘Oh, I was really stressed, maybe that’s why this happened to me,'” said Dr. Ian Kronish,  …

People are ‘Quiet Quitting’ and it could be great for mental health
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(Adam England/ Very Well Mind) — If you’ve been on TikTok in the past month or so, you might have heard of ‘quiet quitting’, something that’s rising in popularity among Gen Z and millennial professionals in particular. With 11.3 million views across all videos with the #quietquitting hashtag, it’s erupted  …

What does a panic attack feel like? 12 symptoms
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(Sandra Sylvia Casabianca/ Psych Central) — Your heart’s racing, it’s hard to breathe, and you can’t think straight — these could be some of the intense symptoms of a panic attack.

A panic attack is an episode of sudden anxiety with an exaggerated bodily response to a threat or danger — whether it’s real or perceived.

This   …

Acupuncture could reduce tension headaches by half
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(Linda Searing/ Washington Post) — People who have chronic tension headaches might be able to reduce the frequency of those headaches by as much as 50 percent with acupuncture, according to research published in the journal Neurology.

Tension headaches, which are the most common type, are sometimes described as feeling  …

Children’s mental health is in crisis
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(Katie Whitney/ Michigan Health) “People are calling me, saying, ‘I and my child have been in the ER for a couple of days now, waiting for a bed. My child is suicidal. We can’t go home … and I’m terrified. What do I do? How can you help?’” said Donna Martin, M.D., Ph.D., chair of pediatrics, the Ravitz Foundation Endowed Professor  …

Moderate time online may be ‘just right’ for teen mental health, study finds
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(Michael Lee/ CTV News) — Not too little, not too much, but just right.

That middle ground is what researchers say offers adolescents the most optimal well-being when it comes to time spent online.

A recent study of thousands of Irish teenagers found both low and high engagement with digital media compared to their peers   …

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  …

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