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Surprising Benefits of Media Use Before Bed

University at Buffalo
February 10, 2022

Recent findings suggest that media use under certain conditions just prior to sleep onset doesn’t always disrupt our sleep and may, in fact, improve it. BUFFALO, NY—Time spent watching television, playing video games, or listening to music just prior to going to sleep might not be as bad for you as you think. The relationship...

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Bipolar Disorder & Mental Health Research

bp Magazine
December 15, 2021

The latest research discoveries, studies, and updates on bipolar disorder and depression that report on new ways to prevent, detect, and treat mental health conditions. People with Bipolar Require Closer Monitoring of Cardiovascular Health in Middle Age January 1, 2022, LONDON, United Kingdom—People with bipolar disorder are more prone to cardiovascular and body composition changes...

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Bipolar & Mental Health Research

bp Magazine
September 29, 2021

Sleep patterns can help predict bipolar in at-risk offspring August 10, 2021, PELOTAS, Brazil—Sleep patterns can help to identify if someone with a parent with bipolar disorder is at increased risk of developing the disorder, new research suggests. Brazilian researchers analyzed studies on the topic and found that the bipolar offspring showed greater daytime sleepiness,...

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How to Hash Out Relationship Issues

Robin L. Flanigan
September 28, 2021

Bipolar mood episodes can pose unique relationship challenges. Here’s how to smooth out the strife, even as researchers root out biological changes behind common conflicts. Hope & Harmony Headlines • SubscribeOctober 14, 2021 • Volume 14, Issue 40 Author Richard Wright said this about love: “Love grows from stable relationships, shared experience, loyalty, devotion, trust.”...

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A SOURCE OF HOPE: Scientists research the origins of bipolar for answers

Robin L. Flanigan
June 23, 2021

One thing is clear from the nation’s largest long-term research study on bipolar disorder, which has followed more than 1,300 participants since 2005 and collected billions of data points: There is no particular gene responsible and no singular cause. “The illness is incredibly complex, so it’s very premature to make assumptions about someone who has...

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Summer 2021: New Mental Health Research

bp Magazine
June 16, 2021

Tailored treatments a priority for people with bipolar II June 15, 2021, MELBOURNE, Australia—A preliminary inquiry into how adults with bipolar II disorder manage their condition indicates they are hungry for tailored psychological treatments delivered by clinicians knowledgeable about this form of bipolar. Utilizing an online questionnaire with individuals having a confirmed bipolar II diagnosis,...

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Aerobic Exercise Benefits Cognition & Improves Memory

newswise
June 16, 2021

Using memory biomarkers linked to metabolism, a recent study confirmed that aerobic exercise improves memory and cognitive function, in addition to its other physical benefits. Increasing evidence shows that physical activity and exercise training may delay or prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). In aging humans, aerobic exercise training increases gray and white matter...

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Managing Post-Pandemic Social Anxiety

newswise
June 16, 2021

Not yet ready to party like it’s 2019? Cedars-Sinai psychiatry chair discusses coping mechanisms for a smooth transition to normalcy June 7, 2021, Los Angeles, CA—Now, as more people get vaccinated, infection rates slow and restrictions loosen across the country, many are experiencing the joy of finally reconnecting with family and friends. Yet, at the...

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Spring 2021: New Mental Health Research

bp Magazine
March 31, 2021

Celiac disease increases likelihood of bipolar disorder February 8, 2021, CLEVELAND, OH—People with celiac disease are at increased risk of developing bipolar disorder, a new study suggests. American researchers looked at health record data from 360 U.S. hospitals to find information on people with celiac disease, a chronic disorder resulting from an immune reaction to...

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Winter 2021: Mental Health Research

bp Magazine
December 17, 2020

Service and treatment use differ among men and women November 6, 2020, OTAGO, New Zealand—Treatment patterns and use of national health services in New Zealand appear to differ between men and women with bipolar disorder, a new study suggests. Researchers found that the rates of people with bipolar in contact with specialist mental health services...

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Research On Anxiety: Update

bp Magazine
November 10, 2020

Internet, mobile-based interventions help panic disorder November 1, 2020, ULM, Germany—Internet and mobile-based interventions appear effective for adults with diagnosed panic disorder and/or agoraphobia, a new study suggests. German researchers said up until now there’s been no comprehensive analysis looking at how effective those interventions are for adults diagnosed with those conditions, so they analyzed...

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Fall 2020: New Mental Health Research

bp Magazine
October 20, 2020

Group Therapy + CBT—a Beneficial Combination for Bipolar Disorder September 1, 2020, VELDHOVEN, The Netherlands—Receiving cognitive behavioral therapy in a group setting has lasting benefits for people with bipolar I or II, according to Dutch researchers. Looking at a small cohort of people with bipolar I or bipolar II who participated in group cognitive behavioral...

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Exercise Improves Memory, Boosts Blood Flow to Brain

ScienceDaily
July 21, 2020

New study shows a 1-year workout program provides benefits for older people at risk of dementia. May 20, 2020, Dallas, TX—Scientists have collected plenty of evidence linking exercise to brain health, with some research suggesting fitness may even improve memory. But what happens during exercise to trigger these benefits? New UT Southwestern research that mapped...

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Our Ability to Focus May Falter after Eating One Meal High in Saturated Fat

ScienceDaily
June 30, 2020

New research suggests that eating just one meal high in saturated fat can hinder our ability to concentrate. May 12, 2020, Columbus, OH—Fatty food may feel like a friend during these troubled times, but new research suggests that eating just one meal high in saturated fat can hinder our ability to concentrate—not great news for...

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Can’t Sleep? Prebiotics Could Help

ScienceDaily
June 16, 2020

Undigestible dietary compounds can serve as nourishment for beneficial bacteria and influence metabolites that, in turn, impact the brain. March 3, 2020, Boulder, CO—Think dietary fiber is just for digestive health? Think again. Specific fibers known as prebiotics can improve sleep and boost stress resilience by influencing gut bacteria and the potent biologically active molecules,...

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Higher Daily Step Count Linked with Lower All-Cause Mortality

ScienceDaily
June 9, 2020

A new study finds that higher daily step counts are associated with lower mortality risk from all causes. March 24, 2020, Bethesda, MD—The research team, which included investigators from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA), both parts of the National Institutes of Health, as well as from the Centers...

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Slow, Steady Increase in Exercise Intensity Best for Heart Health

ScienceDaily
June 2, 2020

For the vast majority of people, the benefits of physical exercise outweigh the risks, but, for some, the danger of experiencing heart issues from extreme exercise is increased. February 26, 2020, Dallas, TX—For most people, the benefits of aerobic exercise far outweigh the risks; however, extreme endurance exercise—such as participation in marathons and triathlons for...

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Too Much Salt Weakens the Immune System

ScienceDaily
May 26, 2020

March 25, 2020, Bonn, Germany—A high-salt diet is bad not only for our blood pressure but also for our immune system. This is the conclusion of a current study under the leadership of the University Hospital Bonn. Mice fed a high-salt diet were found to suffer from much more severe bacterial infections. Human volunteers who...

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Mindfulness: An Antidote to Pain and Negativity

ScienceDaily
May 12, 2020

Merely a brief introduction to mindfulness helps people deal with physical pain and negative emotions. February 19, 2020, New Haven, CT—In a new study by researchers at Yale, Columbia, and Dartmouth, the effect of mindfulness was so pronounced that even when participants were subjected to high heat on their forearm, their brain responded as if...

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When Should You Eat to Manage Your Weight? Breakfast, Not Late-Night Snacks

ScienceDaily
April 21, 2020

Weight gain and weight gain loss can be impacted by WHEN you eat, in addition to what and how much you eat. February 28, 2020, Nashville, TN—The balance between weight gain and weight gain loss is predominantly determined by what you eat, how much you eat, and by how much exercise you get. But another...

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