Late baby boomers show concerning decline in cognitive functioning
In a reversal of trends, American baby boomers scored lower on a test of cognitive functioning than did members of previous generations. The decline was seen in all groups: men and women, across all races and ethnicities and across all education, income and wealth levels.
Health and happiness depend on each other
Participants in a 12-week positive psychological intervention study reported increasing levels of subjective well-being and reported fewer sick days than control participants throughout the program and three months after it ended.
'Price of life' lowest in UK during COVID-19 pandemic
In a cross-country comparison across nine nations, researchers used epidemiological modelling to calculate how many lives were lost through delaying lockdown, estimating that a UK lockdown date just three days earlier would have saved 20,000 lives.
Forty percent of dementia cases could be prevented or delayed by targeting 12 risk factors throughout life
Dementia affects some 50 million people globally, a number that is expected to more than triple by 2050. Early interventions may help reduce this, and other mental health issues.
Physical stress on the job causes brain and memory decline in older age
The key to cognitive longevity is learning. Most purely physical occupations involve little new information or learning so therefore the brain begins to decay earlier and faster. So what is our societal and corporate responsibility?
Social and behavioral factors most closely associated with dying
Life expectancy in the U.S. has stagnated for three decades relative to other industrialized countries, raising questions about which factors might be contributing.
Living environment may be key to longevity
People living in highly walkable, mixed-age communities may be more likely to live to their 100th birthday. These neighborhoods are more likely to be located in urban areas and smaller towns with higher socioeconomic status.
Black lives don't matter, even at birth
Black women have the highest prevalence of low birthweight babies compared to other racial and ethnic groups. Black immigrants typically have much better outcomes than their U.S.-born counterparts however this substantial “birthweight advantage” is lost within a single generation.
A satisfying romantic relationship may improve breast cancer survivors' health
Seeking relational support when you’re stressed is one of the more beneficial things that you can do—even if you’re not ill.
Is your job killing you? Stress, lack of autonomy, ability can lead to depression, death
Job control (autonomy) and cognitive ability act as resources that help people cope with work stressors.
Is burnout just a form of depression?
A significant study finds there is substantial overlap between both workplace and personal factors that contribute to an increase in both depressive symptoms and burnout.
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