Osteoarthritis May Play a Role in Social Isolation

When older adults become socially isolated, their health and well-being can suffer. Now a new study suggests a link between being socially isolated and osteoarthritis (arthritis), a condition that causes…

Emotional Eating After Bad Breakup May Not Lead to Weight Gain

Going for that pint of ice cream after a bad breakup may not do as much damage as you think. A new study shows that despite the emotional turmoil, people…

Solitary Confinement Tied to Greater Risk of Death After Prison Release

Prisoners who are held in restrictive housing (i.e., solitary confinement) face an increased risk of death after their release, according to a new study led by researchers from the University…

Two-Year-Olds From Poor Neighborhoods More Likely to Have Language Difficulties

Two-year-olds from disadvantaged backgrounds are three times more likely to develop difficulties with language than those from more affluent areas, according to a new Scottish study published in the journal…

How Partisan Hate Leads People to Believe Lies

A recent study sheds new light on why people who frequently watch partisan news outlets are more likely to believe falsehoods about political opponents. And contrary to popular opinion, it…

Mindfulness May Help Reduce Opioid Cravings in Chronic Pain Patients

People struggling with opioid addiction and chronic pain may experience fewer cravings and less pain if they use mindfulness techniques along with medication for opioid dependence, according to a new…

Heart Patients With Depression, Anxiety More Likely to Quit Cardiac Rehab

Heart patients with depression, anxiety or stress are more likely to drop out of cardiac rehabilitation, according to a new Australian study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology….

Study: Suicide Prevention in Less Well-Off Countries Needs Wider Approach

A new study suggests that the treatment and prevention of suicidal behavior in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) should involve a wider range of approaches beyond just the treatment of…