Psychology

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…]

Engaging with the arts may help you live longer

Engaging with the arts may help you live longer

Published 10/01/2020

(Reuters Health) - Older people who frequent art galleries and museums, attend the theater and concerts may live longer than those who don’t, a study [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…]

Early concussion treatment tied to faster recovery

Early concussion treatment tied to faster recovery

Published 10/01/2020

(Reuters Health) - Young athletes who get concussions may recover faster when they’re treated within the first week than when they wait longer to get [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…]

Diet pills, laxatives may signal eating disorder risk in young women

Diet pills, laxatives may signal eating disorder risk in young women

Published 29/11/2019

(Reuters Health) - Teens and young women who use diet pills and laxatives for weight control are five to six times more likely to be [more…]

Sex-change operations yield long-term mental health benefits for transgender people

Sex-change operations yield long-term mental health benefits for transgender people

Published 08/11/2019

(Reuters Health) - When transgender people undergo sex-reassignment surgery, the beneficial effect on their mental health is still evident - and increasing - years later, [more…]