Health

Exposure to traffic noise linked to higher dementia risk

Exposure to noise from traffic on roads and railways over a long period is associated with a higher risk of developing dementia, especially Alzheimer's disease, suggests a study from Denmark published in The BMJ today.

Medical research

Acute stress may slow down the spread of fears

New psychology research from the University of Konstanz reveals that stress changes the way we deal with risky information—results that shed light on how stressful events, such as a global crisis, can influence how information ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Anti-depressant use soars in England, linked to recession

The use of anti-depressant drugs in England has soared by 28 percent in the past three years, coinciding with the country's fall into recession and the global economic crisis, new figures showed Friday.

Health

Britons' boozing skyrockets during lockdown: study

Britons are increasingly drinking dangerous levels of alcohol since the start of the pandemic and will not return to drinking at levels before the global health crisis, official figures showed Monday.

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