Psychology & Psychiatry

Detention harms even the strongest

Even the most resilient asylum seekers who spend more than six months in detention risk mental illness, new research has found.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Aerobic exercise boosts brain power

The physical benefits of regular exercise and remaining physically active, especially as we age, are well documented. However, it appears that it is not only the body which benefits from exercise, but the mind too. The evidence ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Call to free vulnerable from offshore detention

(Medical Xpress)—High rates of self-harm and mental distress among asylum seekers in long-term detention has renewed calls for the review of Australia's offshore processing.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Chewing ability linked to reduced dementia risk

Can you bite into an apple? If so, you are more likely to maintain mental abilities, according to new research from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Women with Alzheimer's deteriorate faster than men

(Medical Xpress)—Women with Alzheimer's show worse mental deterioration than men with the disease, even when at the same stage of the condition, according to researchers from the University of Hertfordshire.

Health

Poor sleep may age your brain

(HealthDay) -- Evidence is building that poor sleep patterns may do more than make you cranky: The amount and quality of shuteye you get could be linked to mental deterioration and Alzheimer's disease, four new studies suggest.

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

New discovery in fight against Huntington's disease

Researchers at National University of Ireland Galway have made a significant scientific discovery in the fight against Huntington's disease. The novel findings are published 21 February in the online, open access journal ...

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