Health

'Diseases of despair' have soared over past decade in US

'Diseases of despair', such as substance abuse, alcohol dependency, and suicidal thoughts and behaviors, have soared in the US over the past decade, reveals an analysis of health insurance claims data published in the online ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Risks for prematurity, SGA, cesarean up with IBD in pregnancy

(HealthDay)—The risks for prematurity, small for gestational age, and cesarean section are increased in pregnancies among women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a study published in the November issue ...

Cardiology

Early menopause predictor of heart disease

Women who reach menopause before the age of 50 have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, according to researchers from The University of Queensland.

Health

What's the most dangerous day of the year? Watch out on these ones

Society has become increasingly preoccupied with risk. So it's unsurprising that as social scientists, we are constantly being asked to predict where harm is most likely to strike. In terms of crime and disorder—our specialty—we ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

New evidence that optimists live longer

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), National Center for PTSD at VA Boston Healthcare System and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, have found that individuals with greater optimism are more ...

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