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In U.K., Analyzing Social Media Use to ID Depression Runs Into Privacy Concerns

In U.K., Analyzing Social Media Use to ID Depression Runs Into Privacy Concerns

In a new U.K. study, researchers assessed if analysis of social media content could detect mental health issues and then automatically steer an individual to appropriate support services. Moreover,
New MRI Technology Probes Brain Abnormalities in Depression

New MRI Technology Probes Brain Abnormalities in Depression

Two recent studies suggest emerging methods of brain imaging may open the doors for improved treatment for depression. The research, presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of...
Unemployment May Nudge Men Toward Female-Dominated Jobs

Unemployment May Nudge Men Toward Female-Dominated Jobs

A new study suggests unemployment is motivating men to enter more female-dominated careers, such as education and health care. And many unemployed men who have changed to these professions are
Non-Opioid Meds Can Also Be Abused

Non-Opioid Meds Can Also Be Abused

A major new study in the journal Clinical Toxicology on the use of common non-opioid medications suggests these drugs also appear to be associated with substance abuse risk. Investigators analyzed...
UK Study: Family Support Reduces Bullying

UK Study: Family Support Reduces Bullying

New research in the United Kingdom suggests having a supportive family environment makes school-age lesbian/gay/bisexual youth significantly less likely to be victims of bullying. The finding stems
Parents and Expanded Holistic Approach Important in Helping Youth Recover from Anorexia

Parents and Expanded Holistic Approach Important in Helping Youth Recover from Anorexia

Emerging research suggests 75% of individuals with anorexia nervosa make a partial recovery, but only 21% make a full recovery or obtain permanent remission. A new study discovered this fact...
Complete Mental Health Is Achievable After Childhood Sex Abuse

Complete Mental Health Is Achievable After Childhood Sex Abuse

New research suggests victims of childhood sexual abuse can overcome the detrimental effects of the trauma and live a life with complete mental health. However social isolation, chronic pain, and...
Teen Anxiety Symptoms Shown to Track Amount of Screen Time

Teen Anxiety Symptoms Shown to Track Amount of Screen Time

New research suggests that social media use, television viewing and computer use, but not video gaming, are linked to an increase in anxiety symptoms among adolescents. Canadian investigators
‘Feeling Loved’ Shown to Impact Well-Being

‘Feeling Loved’ Shown to Impact Well-Being

New research suggests the perception of brief feelings of love throughout the day appear to be associated with an individual’s psychological well-being. Pennsylvania State University scientists
Brain Stimulation Can Aid Practice of Mindfulness Meditation

Brain Stimulation Can Aid Practice of Mindfulness Meditation

Many believe our contemporary society is a haven for burnout. Perhaps as an offshoot of the information age or just an expansion of cultural change in the 21st century, many...
New Study: Mental Illness Not Predictive of Crime or Incarceration

New Study: Mental Illness Not Predictive of Crime or Incarceration

A new study challenges the belief that those diagnosed with mental illness are of greater danger to the public-at-large. This issue has become prominent as policy makers seek to develop...
Teen Girls Increasingly Report Feeling Bored

Teen Girls Increasingly Report Feeling Bored

“I’m bored,” is a typical complaint by teens in every era, one that’s growing more common for U.S. adolescents, especially girls. Washington State University researchers have found complaints of
Yoga or PT Shown to Improve Back Pain and Sleep

Yoga or PT Shown to Improve Back Pain and Sleep

A new randomized controlled study suggests yoga and physical therapy (PT) are effective approaches to treat co-occurring sleep disturbances and back pain, thus reducing the need for medication.
Less Binge Drinking Among Teens, Yet More Depression

Less Binge Drinking Among Teens, Yet More Depression

Researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health said for the first time in the past 40 years, binge drinking and depressive symptoms among adolescents are no longer linked....
Cannabis May Help Reduce PTSD-Related Depression, Suicide

Cannabis May Help Reduce PTSD-Related Depression, Suicide

A new analysis of health survey data from more than 24,000 Canadians, suggests cannabis may be helping residents cope with the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Researchers found
Fitness May Be Best Medicine to Prevent Dementia

Fitness May Be Best Medicine to Prevent Dementia

A new Norwegian study of older individuals suggests high fitness levels or improving fitness capacity over time allows a person to live longer without dementia. Dementia involves a progressive
Tech Tracking, Cardiac Imaging & Genetics Show Lack of Sleep Impacts Aging, Disease Risk

Tech Tracking, Cardiac Imaging & Genetics Show Lack of Sleep Impacts Aging, Disease Risk

In a new study, researchers deployed wearable trackers, genetic analysis and cardiac imaging to measure how insufficient sleep can fuel cardiovascular disease risk markers and accelerate biological
Yoga, Breathing Exercise Can Ease Depression and Anxiety Now And In Months Ahead

Yoga, Breathing Exercise Can Ease Depression and Anxiety Now And In Months Ahead

A variety of scientific studies have supported yoga practice as a means to ease depression and anxiety. Now, a new study out of Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) provides...
Canadian Study: Poor Nutrition May Hike Risk for Depression

Canadian Study: Poor Nutrition May Hike Risk for Depression

New research suggests one’s diet can increase the risk of depression. Investigators also discovered the likelihood of depression is higher among middle-aged and older women immigrants to Canada.
To Optimize Learning, Fail 15 Percent of the Time

To Optimize Learning, Fail 15 Percent of the Time

Educators have long recognized there is a “sweet spot” when it comes to learning — we learn best when we are challenged to grasp something just outside the bounds of...