Cardiology

After a heart attack, physical activity makes you feel better

Heart attack patients who take part in a lifestyle improvement programme feel better—especially when they do additional physical activity. That's the finding of a large study presented today on ACVC Essentials 4 You, a ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How diet affects mental health: What's the evidence?

A new expert review confirms that diet significantly influences mental health and wellbeing, but cautions that the evidence for many diets is comparatively weak. This, the most up to date overview of the new field of Nutritional ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Physical activity target needs updating for mental health

Global physical activity guidelines should be extended to ensure they have the best impact on mental as well as physical health, according to new research involving researchers from Victoria University of Wellington.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Teen self-harm rates: What other countries can learn from Denmark

Concern has been growing over rising rates of self-harm in teenagers. In the UK and Ireland, increases began around the time of the 2008 economic crash and show no sign of slowing. One study of the UK found rates among teenage ...

Pediatrics

Economic downturns may affect children's mental health

Research linking economic conditions and health often does not consider children's mental health problems. In a new Health Economics study, investigators found that U.S. children's mental health worsened as the economy weakened. ...

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