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A waking nightmare: The enigma of sleep paralysis
In sleep paralysis, your mind wakes up, but your body does not. You may also experience frightening hallucinations. What is this, and how can we cope? (Medical News Today)

Ketamine nasal spray could fight depression fast
Could a fast-acting new drug curb serious depression symptoms, including suicidal thoughts? A recent study says 'yes,' but questions of safety arise. (Medical News Today)

Is it time you went on a social media detox?
Have your social media accounts become a source of stress more than one of enjoyment? Read this Spotlight and learn why you may want to consider a detox. (Medical News Today)

Epilepsy raises risk of unnatural death, study finds
Researchers have associated a diagnosis of epilepsy with a greater risk of suicide, accidental drug poisoning, and other unnatural causes of death. (Medical News Today)

What is dissociative identity disorder?
Dissociative identity disorder is a condition where one person develops multiple personalities or identities. It used to be called multiple personality disorder. In this article, learn about the causes and risk factors, as well as how it is treated. We also list the symptoms and how it is diagnosed using the DSM-5. (Medical News Today)

Even minor stress can impact long-term health, study warns
A new study warns that holding on to small, daily frustrations and allowing negative emotions to perpetuate can truly harm our health in the long run. (Medical News Today)

Is meditation the answer to cognitive decline?
Could meditation be a useful tool in the fight against cognitive decline? This week, the first study to investigate its long-term impact is released. (Medical News Today)

Want to de-stress? Delete Facebook, study suggests
A new study shows that levels of the stress hormone cortisol plummet in people who take a break from using the popular social network. (Medical News Today)

Losing personal wealth might shorten your life
A new study demonstrates that people who lose 75 percent of their wealth in 2 years have a higher risk of death over the following decades. (Medical News Today)

Female students underestimate their own intelligence
A new study examines how male and female undergraduates in a biology class perceive their own intelligence, compared with that of their peers. (Medical News Today)

How to overcome impostor syndrome
Do you feel like a fraud in your job or feel undeserving of your success? You could have impostor syndrome. Here are some ways to overcome the phenomenon. (Medical News Today)

Coffee may worsen Alzheimer's symptoms
Coffee is often hailed for its health benefits, but new research finds that long-term consumption could be more of a hindrance for people with Alzheimer's. (Medical News Today)

Do you fear embarrassment? Here's how to overcome it
New research may have found a useful strategy for overcoming the sometimes paralyzing fear of embarrassment or ridicule in social situations. (Medical News Today)

Childhood friends may protect your adult health
New research suggests that spending time with your buddies as a kid may lead to a healthier weight and better blood pressure levels in adulthood. (Medical News Today)

Honey bees may help to explain how humans make decisions
A new study analyzes the collective behavior of honey bee colonies and finds that they provide a good model for the laws that govern our decision-making. (Medical News Today)

How to cope with OCD
Living with OCD can be challenging, but in this Spotlight, we take a look at some habits that you can adopt that may help you to cope with it. (Medical News Today)

Why we should stop 'phubbing'
Ever been snubbed by a friend mid-conversation so that they can take a call? New research reveals how this behavior, known as 'phubbing,' makes us feel. (Medical News Today)

Could these food supplements help treat psychosis?
A systematic review of eight trials of nutrient-based treatments in young people with first-episode psychosis suggests that some may improve symptoms. (Medical News Today)

Being nice, or being smart: What leads to success?
Do nice people really finish last? If so, who is most likely to succeed? A new study claims to hold the answer to these burning questions. (Medical News Today)

Why self-love is important and how to cultivate it
Moving from a self-criticizing inner voice — the hallmark of perfectionism — to a more compassionate one can be challenging. Here's our guide to help you. (Medical News Today)

Sex anxiety: How can you overcome it?
Both men and women can experience anxiety related to sexual intercourse, which may affect their life quality. What are some ways to overcome these worries? (Medical News Today)

What the color of your face reveals about your feelings
New study reveals the facial color patterns that correlate with our emotions, suggesting that we can communicate and decode feelings based on color alone. (Medical News Today)

Feeling fine after one drink? Your brain's not
Researchers have found that even one alcoholic drink can impair our ability to make decisions, and this could have some serious implications. (Medical News Today)

Transgender surgery can improve life for most, study confirms
A first-of-its kind study uses a transgender-specific questionnaire to assess the quality of life of those choosing gender reassignment surgery. (Medical News Today)

Smoking every day can increase psychosis risk, study finds
Smoking at least 10 cigarettes every day or using marijuana at least five times may raise the risk of developing psychosis, according to two new studies. (Medical News Today)

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