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Employer kindness can improve performance and mental health
New research examines the impact of a single, small gesture of kindness on the mental health and efficacy of 86 bus drivers living in China. (Medical News Today)

Beta-blockers for anxiety: What to know
Beta-blockers are a type of medication that can treat heart conditions. Some doctors also prescribe them to ease the symptoms of anxiety. Learn more in this article. (Medical News Today)

Penis pumps and how to use them
A penis pump is a device that can help a man get and maintain an erection. A doctor may prescribe a penis pump to help treat erectile dysfunction. Learn more about penis pumps, including how to use them, here. (Medical News Today)

WHO: Global suicide crisis calls for widespread preventive action
Ahead of World Mental Health Day — October 10 — the World Health Organization call for better implementation of suicide prevention strategies. (Medical News Today)

What is hoarding disorder?
Hoarding disorder causes a person to collect items and struggle to get rid of them. Learn more about hoarding disorder, including diagnosis and treatment options, here. (Medical News Today)

Weak ejaculation: What does it mean?
Weak ejaculation is where the force or amount of a person’s ejaculation is less than usual. Read on to find out the causes, symptoms, and how people treat weak ejaculation. (Medical News Today)

How do superstitions affect our psychology and well-being?
This Friday the 13th, we take a look at the psychological mechanisms of superstitions and their effect on mental health and well-being. (Medical News Today)

Can you take Adderall and Xanax together?
Adderall and Xanax are two medications that affect the central nervous system in opposite ways. Learn about whether it is safe to take them together and about the possible risks here. (Medical News Today)

External stimuli may affect how well antidepressants work
Experiments in mouse models of depression suggest an intriguing possibility — that exposure to certain stimuli could change how well antidepressants work. (Medical News Today)

How do antidepressants affect gut bacteria?
According to recent research in rodents, psychiatric drugs such as antidepressants increase the numbers of certain bacterial strains and decrease others. (Medical News Today)

Major review asks which supplements really aid mental health
The largest review to date assesses supplements' potential to improve mental health symptoms and identifies which may help treat specific conditions. (Medical News Today)

OCD: Deep magnetic stimulation may help where other therapies fail
A new trial found that deep transcranial magnetic stimulation may help ease cases of obsessive-compulsive disorder that do not respond to other treatments. (Medical News Today)

People with PTSD could benefit from fear reducing medication
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What are the side effects of Zoloft? An overview
Mild side effects are relatively common when taking sertraline (Zoloft). Learn about the range of mild to severe side effects, as well as drug interactions and discontinuation syndrome here. (Medical News Today)

How to induce vomiting: What to know
Although people sometimes wish to induce vomiting to treat poisoning, to relieve nausea, or due to an eating disorder, there are no safe ways to do this at home. Learn more about the risks of inducing vomiting here. (Medical News Today)

What different eating disorders are there?
Eating disorders are conditions that involve disordered eating. Learn more about the different types of eating disorder and their associated symptoms and complications here. (Medical News Today)

What are the worst foods for gut health?
The gut microbiome affects many aspects of human health, and the foods people eat can have a huge impact on the bacteria in their gut. Learn about the worst foods for gut health here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about post-concussion syndrome
In most cases, concussion symptoms disappear within a month. If they do not, the person may have post-concussion syndrome. Read about the symptoms, causes, risk factors, and treatments here. (Medical News Today)

What are the early symptoms of a brain tumor?
Early symptoms of a brain tumor can include headaches, vision problems, and mood swings. However, because they are so general, diagnosis can be difficult. The symptoms tend to vary depending on the location and stage of the tumor. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Depression may be on the rise among people who used to smoke
A large observational study finds that the rates of major depression, marijuana use, and binge drinking are on the rise among people who quit smoking. (Medical News Today)

How are diabetes and stress linked?
Diabetes and stress seem to be linked in several important ways. This article explores how stress can lead to diabetes, how diabetes can cause stress, and research backed ways to manage stress. (Medical News Today)

4 top tips for coping with social anxiety
Social anxiety can have a crucial impact on a person's well-being and quality of life. Read this Spotlight feature for tips on how to manage it. (Medical News Today)

Feeling angry: Mental health and what to do
Anger is a natural human emotion. Although occasional anger affects most people, regularly feeling angry can affect quality of life. Learn about some causes of anger, as well as what to do, here. (Medical News Today)

Controversial study links pollution with bipolar, depression
New research has found a link between living in a polluted area and the incidence of some mental health conditions — but not everyone is convinced. (Medical News Today)

Dopamine and serotonin: Brain chemicals explained
Dopamine and serotonin, or the 'happy hormones,' play key roles in mood, depression, and appetite, among other things. Learn about similarities, differences, and what happens when they are out of balance here. (Medical News Today)

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