Mental Illness

Gambling addiction spikes among South Korea’s work-from-home day traders

Gambling addiction spikes among South Korea’s work-from-home day traders

Published 21/07/2020

SEOUL (Reuters) - Day traders seeking help for gambling addiction have tripled in number in South Korea, as COVID-19 social distancing and working-from-home has freed [more…]

Scientists warn of potential wave of COVID-linked brain damage

Scientists warn of potential wave of COVID-linked brain damage

Published 08/07/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists warned on Wednesday of a potential wave of coronavirus-related brain damage as new evidence suggested COVID-19 can lead to severe neurological [more…]

As coronavirus takes emotional toll, mental health professionals brace for spike in demand

As coronavirus takes emotional toll, mental health professionals brace for spike in demand

Published 20/03/2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) - For the last few days, unease and paranoia have followed Ann Ostburg like a black cloud, as the coronavirus swept through [more…]

Somalis turn to Dr Hyena to fight depression, mental illness

Somalis turn to Dr Hyena to fight depression, mental illness

Published 02/03/2020

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - The growls from the caged hyena reverberate through the room as Mohamed Sheikh Yakub slumps silently in a chair nearby, hoping the [more…]

Roche drug fails in early-onset Alzheimer’s disease study

Roche drug fails in early-onset Alzheimer’s disease study

Published 10/02/2020

ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche’s experimental drug gantenerumab failed to slow cognitive decline in people with a rare inherited form of Alzheimer’s disease, the latest setback [more…]

Minimum wage hikes tied to drop in suicide rates

Minimum wage hikes tied to drop in suicide rates

Published 10/01/2020

(Reuters Health) - People with no more than a high school education may be less likely to die by suicide when minimum wages rise, a [more…]

Feces-smeared fakes: Scientists use rubber hands in OCD therapy

Feces-smeared fakes: Scientists use rubber hands in OCD therapy

Published 09/01/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - A new type of therapy using feces and fake rubber hands may be able to help patients with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) [more…]

‘Hotspotting’ patients with extensive needs fails to reduce hospital readmissions

‘Hotspotting’ patients with extensive needs fails to reduce hospital readmissions

Published 08/01/2020

(Reuters Health) - As a method for reducing health costs and improving care for people with complex medical problems, an early effort at “hotspotting” patients [more…]

Social media use linked to teen disordered eating behaviors

Social media use linked to teen disordered eating behaviors

Published 13/12/2019

(Reuters Health) - Adolescents who are active on social media may be more likely to exercise excessively, skip meals or develop other forms of disordered [more…]

Drinking-related liver disease and deaths on the rise in U.S.

Drinking-related liver disease and deaths on the rise in U.S.

Published 29/11/2019

(Reuters Health) - Americans today are expected to live shorter lives than just a few years ago, in contrast with trends seen in other developed [more…]