Loneliness can be a source of suffering, leading to the development of specific diseases including cardiovascular diseases. Physicians should ask about the patient's mental well-being, says Dr. Łukasz Okruszek from the Institute of Psychology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, who has investigated the impact of loneliness on human physiology.
Only 6.4 percent of anti-vaccination accounts on X (formerly Twitter) began publishing anti-Ukrainian content after Moscow's attack on Kiev. 'It is not easy to prove that we are dealing with an organised propaganda campaign,’ says Dr. Leon Ciechanowski from the Kozminski University,
Around 19 percent of Poles - almost one in five - have symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research shows. This is much higher than the world average (approx. 5-10 percent). This is facilitated by unprocessed, transgenerational trauma dating back to World War II, explains Dr. Marcin Rzeszutek from the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Warsaw.
It was not in all places where agriculture appeared, that local populations quickly noticed its benefits. In the areas from today's Lithuania to Finland, for about half a millennium, hunter-fishermen-gatherers lived alongside the first farmers, and these worlds merged very slowly, scientists' analyses show.
According to UN forecasts, the Earth's population will reach 10 billion in 2060. The overpopulation of the planet and the climate crisis generate new challenges when it comes to food production and distribution, scientists said during a debate at the Science Festival in Warsaw.
Lockdowns have made millions of people around the world realize how important contact with nature is - even if it is just admiring nature outside the window. Researchers tracked internet trends in searches for terms related to nature observation and summarized research on how greenery around the house affects well-being.