One-Day Work Week Satisfies Mental Health Needs Related to Employment

Having a job and being employed is known to improve mental health and life satisfaction. A new study shows, however, that this benefit is achieved in much less than 40…

Friends are Better Predictors of Health than Personal Fitness Trackers

New research suggests the growth in utilization of wearable fitness trackers has led to incorrect assumptions about our health. Nowadays, we often look at our heart rate to determine if…

Social Media Data Used to ID Mental Health Conditions and Diabetes

A new study suggests mining data from social media sites may help professionals identify and manage a variety of health conditions, including diabetes, anxiety, depression and psychosis. Researchers from Penn…

New Eating Disorders App Teaches Normal Eating Behavior

Swedish researchers have developed a pioneering method to help people with anorexia learn to eat again. The scientists take the position that eating disorders should be considered just that —…

UK Study: Smartphone Addiction May Not Be a Problem

New research suggests prior studies on the impact of technology use on psychological well-being rely on flawed measures. UK investigators explain that surveys are often used to understand how people…

Tips to Improve Father-Child Bonding

As emerging research touts the benefit of a strong father-child relationship, busy fathers are seeking guidance on the best way to accomplish this goal. Answers to questions such as: ‘What…

Study: Suicide, Overdose Among Leading Causes of Maternal Mortality

New research finds that overdoses and suicides were among the most common reasons for mothers dying within a year of giving birth in California. The findings suggest women should continue…