Psychology & Psychiatry

Study finds obesity increases risk of mental disorders

People suffering from obesity are at a significantly greater risk of also developing mental disorders. This applies to all age groups, whereby women are more at risk than men for most diseases, as a recent study by the Medical ...


Massive study pinpoints COVID prevention strategies for kids

A huge study of Victoria's attempt to prevent COVID-19 from spreading in school-age children has highlighted which measures were most useful and called into question the effectiveness of school closures for some age groups.


Disparities seen in declines in smoking prevalence

Declines in smoking prevalence occurred more slowly for young adults with less formal education from 2002 to 2019, according to a research letter published online March 30 in JAMA Network Open.

Oncology & Cancer

Why are colorectal cancer rates rising among younger adults?

Nearly double the number of young adults under 55 are being diagnosed with colorectal cancer than a decade ago, and more are dying from the disease each year, as reported recently by the American Cancer Society.

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