Mental Health

Older people with depression could benefit from non-drug treatments

Depression is common in older age and with an aging population how late-life depression is managed will become increasingly important. In a new study, researchers...

This essential nutrient may help fight depression

In a recent study, researchers found that over-the-counter oral magnesium tablets could help treat mild-to-moderate depression. In addition, the magnesium treatment has fewer side effects. The...

Scientists find major cause of obsessive-compulsive disorder

In a recent study, researchers explored the underlying causes of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The research is from Julius-Maximilians-Universität (JMU) Würzburg (Germany). Around 2% of the general...
Exercise may help protect older people from depression

Exercise may help protect older people from depression

In a new study, researchers at McMaster University have for the first time found that physical activity may help fight depression in seniors by...

Your walking could predict depression risk

In a new study, researchers found older people who were newly diagnosed with depression had a slower walking speed and a shorter step length...

New study suggests you live in the moment, don’t selfie or snap it

If you're attending a destination wedding, taking a tour or simply celebrating the birthday of someone dear, a study came to both a new...

Opioid addiction: 11 big signs you should know

Many people use opioid to deal with chronic pain. However, when they overuse the drug, they become addicted to it. it is not always easy to...

Social media use may bring risks to your mental health

Positive interactions on social media are not making people feel more connected, whereas negative experiences increase the likelihood of them reporting loneliness, according a...

Many older patients may get too many depression drugs

In a new study, researchers found potential overprescribing of antidepressant medications occurred in nearly one-quarter of elderly residents. The team studied individuals living in Olmsted...

Obsessive compulsive symptoms in youth may mean other mental diseases later

Engaging in repetitive and ritualistic behaviors is part of typical child development. However, behaviors that develop into obsessive and compulsive symptoms (OCS) may represent a...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...

Scientists confirm the main cause of dementia

In a recent study, researchers confirmed they discovered the main cause of dementia. The researchers suggest that the build-up of urea in the brain to...

These two common foods linked to most heart disease, stroke, diabetes

It is known that a diet high in salt and processed meat can bring lots of harms to people’s health. In a recent study, researchers...