Israel’s BioHug Creates Hightech Vest That Offers Hugs To Relieve Stress
Sometimes you just need a hug to calm you down. Unfortunately, sometimes the people who need hugs the most are the ones afraid of human contact, such as people suffering from autism. An Israeli vest may be the right solution.
June 17, 2013
Computer Program As Effective As Drugs For Children With Anxiety
New research from Israel suggests that it may not be necessary to use drugs when treating highly anxious children. Instead, their anxiety can be relieved with a computer-based technique called ABM that’s already seen success in adult patients.
January 10, 2013
Blogging Is Therapeutic For Teenagers, Study Shows
An Israeli study shows that blogs have therapeutic value for teenagers and can reduce their social anxiety or stress. The blog's public nature and its ability to allow feedback make it even more effective then a private diary, researchers say.
February 01, 2012
Stress And Anxiety Linked To Voting, Study Shows
For the first time, researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have determined scientifically that voting is a stressful event, inducing measurable hormonal changes. The study also found that people were more emotionally aroused just before casting their ballot.
September 25, 2011
‘National Trauma’ Can Affect Israelis From All Walks Of Life, Says Organization
"National Trauma," a term coined by NATAL, Istael's Trauma Center for Victims of Terror and War (NATAL), is meant to exemplify the fact that trauma affects people from all walks of life who have know the Arab/Israeli conflict. To help trauma victims, NATAL has had to innovate trauma care.
July 10, 2011