Psychology & Psychiatry

Mental illness can be deadly during heat waves

For one devastating week in June of 2021, parts of western North America reached almost 50°C. The consequences of the extreme heat event went far beyond discomfort. In British Columbia, Canada—one of the hardest hit regions—1,649 ...

Health informatics

How does a person's ethnicity impact their risk of death?

In the U.K., disparities in mortality risk factors exist between ethnic groups, with differences in overall mortality, top causes of mortality and individual mortality risk factors, according to a new study published this ...


Drug linked to lower risk of dementia in people with diabetes

People with diabetes are twice as likely to develop dementia as those without the disease. In a new study, people with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes who took the diabetes drug pioglitazone were less likely to later develop ...

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