Regular visits to the cinema, theatre or to museums could dramatically reduce the chances of becoming depressed in older age a new study has found. Researchers at University College London found a clear link between the frequency of ‘cultural engagement’ and the chances of someone over 50 developing depression. It is the first such study […]Continue Reading ...
This December, more than one million elderly people will experience loneliness and isolation according to figures by Age UK. As part of our Christmas campaign aimed at raising awareness of seasonal loneliness, Loughborough academic Dr Catherine Armstrong has suggested one solution from the tiny island of Hawaii that could make a big difference to someone. […]Continue Reading ...
A new tool, developed by researchers from the University of Adelaide, will assist clinicians to assess people suffering from major depressive disorder (MDD). The THINC-integrated tool (THINC-it) digital software tool, developed by researchers from the University of Adelaide’s Discipline of Psychiatry, evaluates the cognitive functions of severely depressed people. The research, published in the Journal […]Continue Reading ...
One of the most obvious changes that comes with aging is that people start doing things more slowly. Numerous studies have shown that aging also affects language processing. Even neurologically healthy people speak, retrieve words and read more slowly as they get older. But is this slowdown inevitable? Researchers from the Higher School of Economics […]Continue Reading ...
Home News Professional More People Worldwide Now Know Their HIV Status MONDAY, Dec. 3, 2018 — Three-quarters of patients living with HIV worldwide know their infection status, according to Knowledge Is Power, a new report released Nov. 22 by UNAIDS. In 2017, three-quarters of people living with HIV (75 percent) knew their HIV status, up […]Continue Reading ...
Using precise brain measurements, Yale researchers predicted how people’s eyes move when viewing natural scenes, an advance in understanding the human visual system that can improve a host of artificial intelligence efforts, such as the development of driverless cars, said the researchers. “We are visual beings and knowing how the brain rapidly computes where to […]Continue Reading ...
For more than a decade, the latest Apple products have been the annual must-have holiday gift for the tech-savvy. That raises the question: Is the newest Apple Watch on your list — either to give or receive — this year? At first glance, the watch appears to be an ideal present for Apple’s most familiar […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at the University of Utah Health have conducted a survey suggesting that a large proportion of people have a tendency to lie to their doctors about information that could be relevant to their health. Up to 80% of the participants admitted to not having been forthcoming about lifestyle factors such as exercise and diet. […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 — Nearly 28 million Americans are affected by the skin condition eczema, and for some it may become so chronic and severe they consider suicide, new research shows. A new review of data from 15 studies, involving over 300,000 people, found that those with eczema had a 44 percent higher risk […]Continue Reading ...
Filling key gaps in the research and understanding of the treatment of people with disabilities in the workplace could help improve employee success on the job and develop more disability-inclusive workplaces, a new review of disability research has shown. People with disabilities make up roughly 15 percent of the world’s population but much of the […]Continue Reading ...
Fitness apps are easy to download and can help motivate people to start workout routines, but that may not be enough to sustain those routines in the long run. However, Penn State researchers suggest there may be ways to tweak those apps to inspire a deeper commitment to a fitness routine and help users hit […]Continue Reading ...
MONDAY, Dec. 3, 2018 — More than one-quarter of people with diabetes have skimped on needed insulin because of the drug’s soaring price tag, according to a new small study. Surveying nearly 200 Americans with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, researchers found 26 percent had underused insulin because of cost. But insulin isn’t a […]Continue Reading ...
Scientists have uncovered the first evidence to associate dietary salt intake with the risk of developing a common heart condition that affects millions of people worldwide, in a new study published in the Annals of Medicine. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common heart arrhythmia condition, affecting around one million people in the UK alone. […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: shutterstock Meat makes a meal, so goes the saying. But with more people than ever before ditching meat for plant-based alternatives, it seems meaty dishes are starting to go out of fashion. An estimated 29 percent of evening meals contained no meat or fish in 2017, according to UK market research. And the reason […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers of the UB and CIBERESP have taken part in a study that analyses all severe influenza cases in twelve Catalan hospitals between the 2010-2011 and 2015-2016 campaigns The study, published in the scientific journal Eurosurveillance, also counts on the participation of researchers from the Public Health Agency of Catalonia, the Lleida Institute of Biomedical […]Continue Reading ...
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