Gerontology & Geriatrics

Loneliness increases risk of age-related memory loss, finds study

About a third of Canadians feel lonely, and a study from the University of Waterloo shows it has a greater negative impact on memory than even social isolation, though both present a significant risk to the aging population.


How to start weightlifting after 60

A recent study has shown that lifting heavy weights three times weekly leads to sustained improvements in strength in older adults. This is good news because being strong as you age can help you maintain independence for ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Employment is key to veteran well-being, finds new study

For veterans with mental illness, employment is key to emotional well-being, a new study shows. The study was published in the June issue of the journal Stress & Health, and led by two researchers at The University of Texas ...


Q&A: How the dangers of heat waves sneak up on people

Californians are staring down an unusually long and dangerous heat wave. Public health officials are opening cooling centers and urging caution as folks head out to celebrate the Fourth of July in what the National Weather ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Postpartum urinary incontinence linked to mental health

A UT Southwestern Medical Center study of hundreds of underserved women has shown that depression and anxiety, in addition to physical factors such as a higher body mass index and previous births, are associated with lingering ...

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