Mental Health

Lack of sleep linked to obesity risk for adolescent boys

Findings presented yesterday at a meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies in Vancouver suggest that, for some teens, getting too little sleep may increase the risk for obesity. What’s more, the research implies that this correlation is more prevalent in boys than girls: compared to peers who got more rest, teen boys who got too

Spouses of dementia patients at higher risk themselves

Compared with other aging married individuals whose husbands or wives do not suffer from dementia, those whose spouses are diagnosed with the condition are six times more likely to develop dementia themselves, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Researchers suggest that the stress

People who are depressed tend to eat more chocolate

The relationship between well being and chocolate may be extensively addressed in conventional wisdom and pop culture but little scientific research has actually examined whether the food so intuitively linked to mood has any more concrete correlation. To remedy that, a team of researchers from the University of California at Davis and

Devising better ways to care for caregivers

Caring for a spouse, parent or other family member who is battling severe mental or physical illness is a labor of love, but one that has its own emotional toll. Previous research has shown that untrained, primary caregivers who are looking after family face an increased possibility of several physical and psychological health

Can dreams be a study tool?

Dreaming about tomorrow’s big presentation, or how you’ll tackle certain questions on an exam later this week may seem like a sign that your anxiety over the pending challenge has seeped its way into your subconscious—yet, according to new research published in the journal Cell Biology dreaming about something you’ve learned may

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