Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Diagnosis of Alzheimer's becoming more common, but less severe

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting nearly six million Americans. Aside from the incredible toll it takes on patients and their families, the estimated total cost of care is over $400 billion. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Bisexual women most vulnerable to poor health and wellbeing

Lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) Australians continue to experience significant disadvantage when it comes to health and wellbeing compared to their heterosexual peers, a University of Queensland study has found.

Health

Why don't the highly educated smoke?

(Medical Xpress)—It's well established that adults with college degrees are much less likely to smoke than adults with less education, but the reasons for this inequality are unclear. A new Yale study shows that the links ...

Pediatrics

Almost one-third of school students bullied

Adolescent boys from lower socio-economic backgrounds are most likely to be the victims of bullying, according to the first comprehensive study of school bullying around the world.

Autism spectrum disorders

Autism symptoms not explained by impaired attention

Autism is marked by several core features—impairments in social functioning, difficulty communicating, and a restriction of interests. Though researchers have attempted to pinpoint factors that might account for all three ...

Addiction

Sleep quality and emotions affect opioid addiction recovery

Getting enough quality sleep may be as important to one's health as a good diet and exercise, but for people fighting addition to painkillers, it can also lower their cravings, according to a Penn State study.

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