Across the board, migrants are more prone to depressive symptoms than the local population in seven out of 21 countries surveyed in Europe. This is the situation in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, France, the Netherlands and Poland. Nonetheless, migrants manage relatively well in Norway compared to those in other European countries.
In a Health & Social Care in the Community study of 10,105 older adults in China examined in 2011, 2013, and 2015, living in neighbourhoods with a higher level of neighbourhood social participation was related to lower rates of depression.
In a study published in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology that involved more than 50,000 pregnancies, a fetal anomaly was detected for the first time in the third trimester in one in 200 women who had undergone a first and/or second trimester ultrasound examination.
In a study of cancer‐free men followed for a median of seven years, statin use was associated with a lower risk of developing prostate cancer.
Statins have been reported to be beneficial for infections such as pneumonia and Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia.
An article in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics explores the psychological aspects of pain management with particular reference to placebo infusions in back pain.
People with Type 2 diabetes who regained weight forfeited the initial benefits of reduced risk of heart disease or stroke compared to those who maintained their weight loss, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the open access journal of the American Heart Association.
People eat more with friends and family than when dining alone – a possible throwback to our early ancestors’ approach to survival, according to a new study. This phenomenon is known as ‘social facilitation’.
Previous studies found that those eating with others ate up to 48% more food than solo diners and women with obesity eating socially consumed up to 29% more than when eating alone.
Dog ownership may be associated with longer life and better cardiovascular outcomes, especially for heart attack and stroke survivors who live alone, according to a new study and a separate meta-analysis published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, a journal of the American Heart Association.
The proportion of people aged over 65 on antidepressants has more than doubled in two decades – according to new research led by the University of East Anglia.
Despite a rise in antidepressant use, there was little change in the number of older people diagnosed with depression.
Antidepressants are generally safe, according to a new study by an international team of researchers. By assessing evidence from 45 meta-analyses, which combined the results from many studies, the researchers did not find strong evidence of adverse health outcomes associated with antidepressant use. The findings have been published in JAMA Psychiatry.
A new study in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology showed that older individuals have the most to gain and may gain the most from rehabilitation programs, but this need is often ignored
Francesco Carelli, Professor of Family Medicine, University of Milan
Katsushika Hokusai (1760 – 1849) has long enjoyed a strong international reputation and is considered by many to be Japan’s greatest artist.