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…

A Quarter of Older Adults in Northern England May Be Vitamin D Deficient

A new study, published in the journal Nutrients, suggests that more than one in four midlife and older adults (ages 50 and up) living in Northern England are deficient in…

Finnish Study: Symptoms of Depression, Anxiety Affect Many Asylum Seekers

A new study finds that up to 40% of adults who sought asylum in Finland in 2018 reported that they were suffering from major depression and anxiety symptoms. In addition,…

High Levels of Internet Use May Alter Brain Function

In a new review, an international team of researchers propose that internet use can produce both acute and prolonged changes in specific areas of cognition, affecting our attentional capacities, memory…

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…

Videos of Police Racial Violence May Impact Mental Health of Young Minorities

Videos of police violence against minorities are frequently posted online and shared by activists and others as a way to press for police accountability. But while such social exposure is…