Being male, BMI, smoking and depression all increase biological age
Most programs aiming to help the elderly have focused too much on just chronological age, overlooking the fact that people age at different rates depending on their genes, their lifestyle and the stressors that have occurred in their lives.
The stark health and well-being impacts of 'cocooning' on older people
Humans are, perhaps, the most socially dependent species on earth, designed to be surrounded by a nexus of supportive relationships. Without regular and meaningful social contact our system begins the process of dying.
Are people healthy enough to retire later?
While many people are now enjoying longer, healthier lives, current retirement ages are posing challenges for both policymakers and retirees. One very pertinent question that has surfaced is: how large is the potential to increase working lives further, given people’s health status?
Youth depression tied to higher risk of 66 diseases and premature death
New research underscores how important it is that children and teenagers diagnosed with depression receive the help they need and that medical personnel monitor for subsequent psychiatric and somatic diseases.
Over 64% of people reported new health issues during 'work from home'
Researchers have found that working from home has negatively impacted our physical health and mental health, increased work expectations and distractions, reduced our communications with co-workers and ultimately lessened our productivity.
More economic worries mean less caution about COVID-19
Scarcity mindset can play a role in how well people are able to focus on responding to the pandemic - workers experiencing job and financial insecurity are less likely to follow the CDC’s guidelines for COVID-19.
Financially exploited seniors show brain differences and are more frail
The methods that scammers and fraudsters use put a stress on being able to see and hear things accurately - it stands to reason that this would be a mechanism for how older adults might be more vulnerable to financial exploitation.
Indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic coincide with a heavy mental health burden
People in countries with low rates of infection and fatalities still experience twice as much depression and anxiety. These outcomes are largely related to financial stress and disruptions to people’s social lives.
Is being generous the next beauty trend?
Poets and philosophers have suggested the link between moral and physical beauty for centuries. This study confirms that people who are perceived as more attractive are more likely to give, and givers are seen as more attractive.
Childhood maltreatment linked to higher risk of multiple health conditions in later life
There is a growing body of research looking at the impact of childhood adversity on future health and social outcomes. One of the most worrying things about the current pandemic is the alarming increase in the incidence of child abuse.
Tylenol makes you take more risks
People who took acetaminophen—used by nearly one quarter of Americans each week—rated activities like “bungee jumping off a tall bridge” and “speaking your mind about an unpopular issue in a meeting at work” as less risky than people who took a placebo.
Defiance and low trust in medical doctors related to vaccine skepticism
A new study shows people who react negatively to rules and recommendations have lower trust in medical doctors and a more negative attitude towards vaccines. This reflects falling trust in all areas of life—in corporations, in politicians, in the professions, in leaders of all kinds.
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