Psychology & Psychiatry

One in five suicides is associated with unemployment

Every year, around 45,000 people take their own lives because they are out of work or someone close to them is affected by unemployment, as a study by the University of Zurich now reveals. It includes data of 63 countries ...

Health

Can (and should) happiness be a policy goal?

How does an individual's happiness level reflect societal conditions? A new article out today in the first issue of Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences (PIBBS) finds that similar to how GDP measures the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Heatwaves linked to an increase in Australian suicide rates

Heatwaves and high temperatures can have a dramatic impact on people's physical health. We only have to look at the increases in emergency department admissions during recent heatwaves to know that.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mental illness prescriptions increase during recession, says study

(Medical Xpress)—Perhaps surprisingly, public health overall improves during economic recessions. Fewer people die, fewer heart attacks are reported and general morbidity decreases, according to research from the World ...

Health

Economic crisis lowers birth rates, research shows

The economic crisis has put measurable pressure on birthrates in Europe over the last decade. On average, the more the unemployment rose, the greater the decrease in fertility compared to the number of children per women ...

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