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Prenatal intervention benefits mothers’ mental health up to eight years later

Low-cost prenatal intervention benefits mothers’ mental health up to eight years later, a new UC San Francisco study finds. In the study, one of the first to look at outcomes that far into the future, pregnant women who took part in a group wellness class held weekly for eight weeks were half as likely to …

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The study provides a key link between the social environment and healthy brains

As people age, maintaining a positive and predictable social environment becomes increasingly important. For example, maintaining close relationships with friends and family has been identified as one of the key ingredients for healthy aging. While some declines in health, mind, and body are inevitable, studies show that maintaining a positive social environment can help prevent …

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High-level social support helps improve postgraduate students’ mental health during static management of the Covid-19 pandemic

A team of researchers undertook a study of the mental health of postgraduate students during the static management of the Covid-19 pandemic. They found that when students received high levels of social support, it reduced the stress, anxiety, and depression caused by static management. The results of their research are published in the journal Stress …

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Heavy burden of family financial stress from COVID on adolescent mental health

In a recent study published in The Lancet Regional Health – Americasjournal researchers examined the impact of financial stress related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on the mental health of adolescents in the United States (US). Study: COVID-19-related financial strain and adolescent mental health. Image credit: Astafjeva / Shutterstock Background In addition to …

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A new look at how childhood trauma affects health outcomes

The social environment in which we grow up is crucial in determining our well-being and health later in life. Most Americans (67%) report experiencing at least one traumatic event in childhood, and a new study shows that these experiences have a significant impact on our health risks as adults. Physical illnesses such as obesity and …

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The study tracks individuals’ risk or resilience to mental health disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic

When the world shut down in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people around the world experienced profound psychological stress to varying degrees. Now, a new study takes advantage of the unique situation and longitudinally examines the demographic, neurobiological, and psychological factors that have contributed to individuals’ risk or resilience to stress-related mental health …

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What is the impact of COVID-19 and organophosphates on heart health?

In a recent review published in Toxicology and Applied Pharmacologyresearchers discussed the impact of organophosphates (OP) and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections on cardiovascular health (CVS). Study: Synergistic effect of organophosphates and COVID-19 on inflammation, oxidative stress and renin-angiotensin system may increase risk of cardiovascular disease. Image credit: Life science/Shutterstock Cardiotoxicity is …

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What are the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and SARS-CoV-2 infection on mental health?

In a recent study published in Natural medicineresearchers reviewed the direct and indirect effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the COVID-19-induced pandemic on mental health. Study: How COVID-19 Shaped Mental Health: From Infection to Pandemic Effects. Image credit: Ahmet Misirligul/Shutterstock Background The indirect effects of COVID-19 encompass stress-inducing and disruptive social changes that …

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Ice swimming may reduce ‘bad’ body fat, but further health benefits unclear – Current Science Review suggests

Immersion in cold water can reduce “bad” body fat in men and reduce the risk of diseases such as diabetes, suggests a major scientific review published in the peer-reviewed journal International Journal of Circumpolar Health. The authors say many of the 104 studies they analyzed showed significant effects of cold water swimming, including on the …

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Study reveals mental health burden in Flint community five years after water crisis

September 20, 2022 Data from the largest community mental health survey in Flint, Michigan, show that one in five adults, or approximately 13,600 people, are believed to have clinical depression, and one in four, or 15,000 people, was assessed for post-traumatic stress disorder five years after the water crisis began. “The mental health burden of …

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