Scientists discover risk for developing more than one mental illnesses

The risk of developing a second mental health disorder after an initial diagnosis is increased, according to new research. The study is led by Professor...

Psychological distress is a risk factor for dementia

A new study suggests that vital exhaustion—which can be perceived as an indicator of psychological distress—is a risk factor for future risk of dementia. Researchers...
Scientists find the brain circuits that may help you keep your cool

Scientists find the brain circuits that may help you keep your cool

The big day has come: You are taking your road test to get your driver's license. As you start your mom's car with a stern-faced...

Teen brain volume changes with even small amount of cannabis use

At a time when several states are moving to legalize recreational use of marijuana, new research shows that concerns about the drug's impact on...

Some psychiatric drugs linked to higher pneumonia risk

A review of published studies indicates that use of benzodiazepines and benzodiazepine related drugs (BZRDs) may increase the risk of pneumonia. These drugs are prescribed...

Young-onset diabetes means higher risk of mental illness

Young-onset diabetes, which is defined as onset before age 40, is associated with a higher risk of being hospitalized for mental illness compared with...

Excessive social media use is comparable to drug addiction

New research shows a connection between social media use and impaired risky decision-making. “Around one-third of humans on the planet are using social media, and...

U.S. overdoses and suicide double in 17 years

Suicides and drug overdoses kill American adults at twice the rate today as they did just 17 years ago. Opioids are a key contributor...

Depression and obesity together linked to higher risk of hip pain

In a representative sample of the German population, researchers found older age, obesity, and depressive disorder were associated with experiencing chronic hip pain. In the...

Skull scans reveal how world’s first dogs caught prey

Analysis of the skulls of lions, wolves and hyenas has helped scientists uncover how prehistoric dogs hunted 40 million years ago. A study has revealed...