Seniors who leave hearing loss untreated may be at an increased risk of depression, according to research conducted by the National Council on the Aging (NCOA). The study surveyed data from the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, including more than 18,000 adults aged 18 and older.
Suicide rates among soldiers who were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan were much higher than their enlisted, undeployed counterparts, according to research conducted by the U.S. Army. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Psychiatry, surveyed data on nearly one million soldiers. From 2004 to 2009 the study found that the suicide rate for U.S. soldiers more than doubled, easily surpassing the rate for their civilian counterparts in 2008.
Insomniacs' brains may work differently to those who sleep regularly, according to a new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Medical Center. For the study the researchers examined a group of 28 adults aged 50 and older. For the study the researchers focused specifically on the brain plasticity of each participant.
The use of a simple vision test immediately after a sports-related head injury could help diagnose concussions more accurately, according to a new study. With the test, known as the King-Devick, or K-D, athletes are asked to read lines of evenly spaced script on a card carried by athletic trainers.
Those who regularly consume grilled meat may be at an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study from researchers at School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, NY. Grilled meats are high in advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs), which have long been associated with cognitive illness. For the study the researchers examined a group of mice that ate a diet high in AEGs.
Those who are diagnosed with mental health conditions may be more likely to contract HIV, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania. Researchers collected data while providing HIV screening to 1000 people between 2009 and 2011. They found that 4.8 percent of those patients with depression, psychosis and substance abuse problems were diagnosed with HIV.
A new mouth swab test may help determine the risk for depression, according to researchers from Cambridge University. For the study the researchers took mouth swabs from a group of teenage boys with symptoms consistent with clinical depression. They found that one stress related hormone, cortisol, was present in high levels for boys with depressions symptoms.
Those who are lonely may be more susceptible to early death than those with satisfactory human connections, according to research conducted at the University of Chicago. The report, titled Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connections, found that those who report feelings of consistent loneliness are 14 percent more likely to die prematurely.
Kids who are bullied may display negative long term effects in physical and mental health, according to research conducted at Boston Children's Hospital. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, surveyed 4,300 students attending public schools in Los Angeles, Houston and Birmingham, Ala. The students completed questionnaires on whether they'd been bullied.
Exposure to common infections like chlamydia and herpes may result in memory loss, according to research conducted at the University of Miami. The study, published in the journal Stroke, looked at the connection between Chlamydia pneumonia, Helicobacter pylori and herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2 with cognitive performance.
A new study has found that quitting smoking is linked to improved mental health. In the study, conducted at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, researchers followed 4,800 daily smokers in two surveys carried out three years apart. They found that 29 percent of those who'd quit smoking had mood disorders (while 42% of those who still smoked had mood disorders).
Women of all ages are at a higher risk for stokes than men, according to a new study from researchers at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. According to the study, women share most of the same stroke risk factors as men, but were likely to experience some symptoms including migraines, depression, diabetes and atrial fibrillation.
Feelings of stress may be lowered if they are experienced alongside another person feeling similar emotions, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business in Los Angeles. Researchers recruited 52 undergraduate students to participate in a study in which they had to prepare and give a speech in public.
Older women who have both high estrogen levels and diabetes may be at a higher risk for dementia, according to a study from researchers at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research. Researchers examined 543 women aged 65 or over without dementia, and 132 with dementia. They found that women with diabetes and the highest levels of estrogen were more likely to develop dementia.
Those shorter in height may experience paranoia more acutely, according to a new study from researchers at Oxford University in England. Researchers used a virtual reality environment to test the paranoia levels of 60 women. Each of the women had previously reported have regular mistrustful thoughts about other people.