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…

Slower Walkers Have Older Brains and Bodies at 45

A new study shows that people with a lower walking speed at the age of 45 have accelerated aging of both their bodies and their brains. Using a 19-measure scale,…

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….

Antidepressants During Pregnancy Tied to Greater Risk of Gestational Diabetes

Taking antidepressants during pregnancy is linked to a greater risk of developing gestational diabetes, according to a new Canadian study published in the online journal BMJ Open. Gestational diabetes is…

Thrashing Sleep More Common Among Veterans With PTSD

Military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or concussion are much more likely to develop REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) — a thrashing form of sleep behavior — compared to…

Brain Scans May Predict Suicide Risk

New research has identified brain circuitry differences that might be associated with suicidal behavior in individuals with mood disorders. The study provides a promising lead toward tools that can predict…

Large Study Shows PTSD Has Strong Genetic Component

In the largest and most diverse genetic study to date of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), scientists reveal that PTSD has a strong genetic component similar to other psychiatric disorders. The…

Chair Yoga May Improve Quality of Life in Dementia Patients

Chair yoga may help improve quality of life in older adults with moderate-to-severe dementia, according to a new study by Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Chair yoga provides a safe environment…

Exposure to Violence Tied to Loneliness, Hypervigilance, Health Issues

Exposure to community and police violence can negatively impact a person’s physical and psychosocial health, according to new research published in the journal Health Affairs. The research involved two studies…