Health-related News

Severe Depression Tied to Brain Inflammation

January 31st, 2015
People who suffer from severe clinical depression tend to have brains that are 30 percent more inflamed than healthy brains, according to a new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Canada. The findings may lead to new ...

Is the Misinterpretation of Gender Intentions Hardwired?

January 30th, 2015
Misguided relationships with the opposing gender are common and appear to follow a similar pattern around the world. Imagine the following scenario: a woman and a man are having a conversation. She is interested in the conversation, and is friendly, smiling and warm. ...

Depression and Loneliness = Extreme Television Viewing

January 30th, 2015
New research suggests the lonelier and depressed you are, the more likely you are to binge-watch television marathons or Netflix episodes. Although settling in to watch a series of shows may seem harmless, University of Texas researchers found that younger people use this ...

Quitting Smoking Gradually May Be Best Option

January 30th, 2015
Quitting Smoking Gradually May Be Best OptionResearchers have discovered yet another reason why it is so difficult to quit smoking: just 12 hours after a person’s last cigarette, the oxygen uptake and blood flow ...

Texts Rather than Apps for Mental Health Care

January 30th, 2015
Emerging research suggests that while cell phones are an emerging channel to communicate mental health information to a provider, texting is the preferred method for communication, rather than an app. This is the key finding of a new study led by researchers ...

Teen Body Image Perceptions Influence Adult Body Type

January 29th, 2015
New research discovers that teens who mistakenly perceive themselves as overweight are at greater risk of obesity as adults. The finding confirms the belief that an inappropriate body image can lead to a variety of issues during adolescence and adulthood. “Our research shows that ...

Adult Drug Users with ADHD Tend to Start Earlier

January 29th, 2015
On average, adults who use drugs and also have a history of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder began using substances one to two years earlier than those without ADHD, according to new research from the University of Florida (UF). The findings suggest the need for early ...

The Challenge of Communicating with Aging Parents

January 29th, 2015
Emerging studies have shown that both adult children and their aging parents identify stubbornness in the parents as a significant issue. The stubbornness may manifest when an aging parent declines advice or help with daily problems and insists, resists, or persists in doing ...

Social Networks Can Help Dieters Lose Weight

January 29th, 2015
A recent study has found that online dieters with a high social presence lost more weight than those who did not connect with anyone. Northwestern University researchers found that those who logged in regularly to an online weight management program and "friended" other ...

Chronic Insomnia Increases Risk of High Blood Pressure

January 28th, 2015
New research discovers insomniacs who take longer than 14 minutes to fall asleep face a greater risk of hypertension. The study, conducted at West China Hospital, is the first to test whether insomnia taking longer to fall asleep -- called physiological hyperarousal -- ...