Mental Health

Younger people with diabetes more likely have psychological distress

In a new study, researchers found that age plays a critical role in the well-being of people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Younger patients...

Cannabis shows potential for treating PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a psychiatric condition linked to surviving or witnessing a traumatic life event, will affect around one in 10 Canadians at...

A yoga class could help reduce depression, anxiety

Scientific studies already support yoga practice as a means to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. In a new study, researchers found evidence that yoga...

Scientists confirm link between inflammation and mental sluggishness

In a new study, researchers have uncovered a possible explanation for the mental sluggishness that often accompanies illness. The research was conducted by scientists at...

Heart attack survivors who develop PTSD don’t always take heart meds

Experiencing a heart attack may be so terrifying that it triggers post-traumatic stress disorder, and those who develop PTSD have twice the risk of...

Kids with heart rhythm problems more likely to have ADHD, anxiety and depression

Children and teens with abnormal heart rhythms are more likely to have depression, anxiety and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, known as ADHD, according to...

Your diet can put you at risk of depression

In a new study, researchers found that depression is linked to nutrition in middle-aged and older Canadian people. They found that lower intakes of fruits...

For women’s sake, let’s screen for depression as part of the new heart health...

The latest government statistics, released last week, show that from 2001-2016, the rate of cardiac events (heart attacks or unstable angina) fell by more...

Deep sleep could help ease your anxiety

In a new study, researchers found that while a full night of deep sleep stabilizes emotions, a sleepless one can trigger up to a...

How to spot a psychopath

Millions recently flocked to the cinema to watch Joker, the origin story of Batman's notorious nemesis. Many have commented that the film is a portrait...

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Scientists solve the mysteries of Uranus’ oddities

The ice giant Uranus' unusual attributes have long puzzled scientists. All of the planets in our Solar System revolve around the Sun in the same...

Opioid prescriptions linked to obesity, new study shows

In two new studies, researchers shed light on the relationship between obesity and the use of prescription opioids in the United States. One of the...

Drugs considered for COVID-19 may increase risk for dangerous heart disease

Some people consider treating coronavirus patients with a combination of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and the antibiotic azithromycin. But in a new study, researchers advise...

Lockdowns need to last more than 6 weeks to contain COVID-19

In a new study, researchers found that aggressive intervention such as lockdowns to contain COVID-19 must last for at least 44 days. The research was...

This new drug may strongly block early stages of COVID-19

In a new study, researchers found a trial drug that effectively blocks the cellular door SARS-CoV-2 uses to infect its hosts. The study provides new...