Different kinds of physical activity shown to improve brain volume, ...

A variety of physical activities from walking to gardening and dancing can improve brain volume and cut the risk of Alzheimer's disease by 50%, a new study suggests.

Mar 14

Categories: Dementia, Health / Illness / Medical Issues


Middle-aged trauma patients with preexisting psychological illness ...

Middle-aged adults with psychological illness such as anxiety and depression are more likely to have longer hospital stays and rehabilitation following trauma affecting bones and muscles.

Mar 14

Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Health / Illness / Medical Issues


Bromances may be good for men's health

Male friendships could have healthful effects similar to those seen in romantic relationships, especially when dealing with stress.

Mar 7

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Men's Issues


Breast cancer patients may develop PTSD

According to a study led by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet in Munich researchers, a majority of patients diagnosed with breast cancer go on to develop symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Mar 4

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ...


Quick thinking and feeling healthy predict longer life

Findings from a longitudinal study of over 6,000 adults suggests that certain psychological factors may be stronger predictors of how long we'll live.

Mar 1

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, ...


CBT and antidepressants 'equally effective' for major depression

Cognitive behavioral therapy and second-generation antidepressants are equally effective as treatments for major depression, according to new, evidence-based clinical guidelines published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Feb 25

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression, Health / Illness / Medical ...


How graphic warnings on cigarette packets influence smokers' brains

Do graphic warning labels on cigarette packets really help smokers consider the health risks? Yes, according to the results of a new study, which found that such images prompt activity in areas of the brain associated with decision-making, emotion ...

Feb 24

Categories: Addictions, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Other, Smoking ...


Money worries drive physical pain, study finds

Financial worries? You're not alone. Around 72% of us feel stressed about money at some point in our lives. And according to new research, such stress may be causing us physical pain.

Feb 24

Categories: Compulsive Spending / Shopping, Health / Illness / Medical Issues


Anti-depressants 'linked to type 2 diabetes'

People prescribed anti-depressants should be aware they could be at increased risk of type 2 diabetes, say UK researchers.

Feb 22

Categories: Depression, Health / Illness / Medical Issues


3 most common causes of psychosomatic illnesses

Psychological imbalances or issues that a person may be experiencing in their life are often manifested as physical, biological illnesses.

Dec 18

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues


Why you should avoid hospitals on weekends and holidays

The quality and speed of health care can change during peak hours.

Nov 30

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues


'Orthorexia' - Obsession With Healthy Eating

When does ‘eating clean’ become an eating disorder? Orthorexia Nervosa (literally, “correct appetite disorder”) though absent from all psychiatric manuals, is an illness that has been making the rounds online.

Nov 6

Categories: Eating Disorders, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Obsessions & ...


Selective Media Coverage May Cause Us to Forget Certain Health Facts

The health facts presented by mass media in the midst of a disease outbreak are likely to influence what we remember about the disease — new research suggests that the same mass media coverage may also influence the facts that we forget.

Nov 4

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Health Psychology


For children, is better nutrition instead of drugs the ADHD cure?

"The plain truth is on numerous occasions we have seen ADHD symptoms disappear without medication. Public education regarding a healthy diet pattern and lifestyle to prevent or control ADHD may have greater long-term success," says Dr. Rosemond.

Sep 16

Categories: Child Development, Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.), ...


Diabetic children at greater risk of depression and anxiety

A quarter of Australian teenagers with type 1 diabetes are also struggling with depression and anxiety. A study published today finds that the condition which is treated with injections is placing a significant psychological burden on children.

Jul 20

Categories: Anxiety, Child Development, Depression, Health / Illness / Medical ...