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Furlough was blessing and curse

Covid-19

Furlough was blessing and curse as hospitality workers report both psychological stress and physical health benefits   Psychological stress The first COVID-19 lockdown was associated with psychological stress for hospitality workers who experienced work loss, according to new research by the Pennsylvania State University, emlyon business school, and the Georgia Institute of Technology. The study, conducted by Alicia Grandey, Gordon …

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High anxiety decreases chances of pregnancy

Although depression and stress do not negatively impact chances of pregnancy through IVF, pregnancies are less likely when anxiety levels are high, finds research from Nazarbayev University (NU) Department of Medicine and Department of Biomedical Sciences. Many societies around the world still associate being ‘female’ with the ability to conceive and have children leading to a social stigma around infertility …

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Psychological Stress and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

I have given a lot of thought to the connection between stress and cancer. What I found interesting was that many women that I knew who had been in emotionally abusive or intensely stressful relationships had been diagnosed with cancer. It got me wondering about whether stress can cause (or has any undue influence over cancer developing) cancer. Stress limits …

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Sharing Plant Happiness

The Stem to raise money for the Mental Health Foundation this World Mental Health Day 2020   The Stem, London’s new and ethically driven online garden centre, has announced a new partnership with the Mental Health Foundation to raise money for the charity around World Mental Health Day on Saturday 10th October.   This World Mental Health Day, The Stem is …

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3 Psychological Reasons for Why People Fall

We are fed with the Japanese proverb from childhood that ‘if you fall seven times, get up eight’. It basically underlines the need to keep working hard even after consecutive failures. But if we visualize this proverb from a different angle we can underline the laidback attitude we have towards our routine falls. It is much more grave than it …