10 Medical Tests Every Older Adult Should Have

Maintaining your physical condition and mental well-being is crucial to a longer and happier life. There are about two dozen tests or screenings that older adults can undergo to ensure optimal health and well-being, based on recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent panel of experts in primary care and prevention, and … Read more

Phoenix man Jasen Hudgens murder-suicide wife Marla, twin daughters

An American man killed his wife, their young son and six-month-old twin daughters before committing suicide at the family’s home, police said. Investigators said Thursday the tragedy is being investigated as a murder-suicide, with the father, 44-year-old Jasen Hudgens, believed to be the only suspect in the murder, the New York Post reports. The victims … Read more

Mindfulness and medication work equally well to curb anxiety, a new study finds

CNN — A mindfulness meditation course may be just as effective at reducing anxiety as a regular drug, according to a new study. The study, published Nov. 9 in JAMA Psychiatry, involved a group of 276 adults with untreated anxiety disorders. Half of the patients were randomly selected to take 10 to 20 mg of … Read more

These simple food choices can reduce your risk of dementia

A study published in July 2022 in Neurology, a journal of the American Academy of Neurology, suggests that eating whole foods may reduce the risk of dementia. The study was conducted in 72,083 adults over 55 years of age without dementia at baseline in the UK Biobank. The authors examined the link between ultra-processed foods … Read more

Aaron Carter, Singer, Dies at 34

CNN — Aaron Carter, a former pop singer and younger brother of Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter, has died, a source close to the family told CNN. He was 34. A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson told CNN they were responding to a call for help at Carter’s home in Lancaster, California, around 11 a.m. … Read more

‘U-shaped’ relationship between bipolar risk and parental age

VIENNA — Individuals born to younger or older parents are at increased risk of developing bipolar disorder, new research suggests. Results from a meta-analysis of more than 210,000 patients with bipolar disorder and more than 13 million healthy individuals showed that children born to mothers under the age of 20 had a 23% increased risk … Read more

How Serotonin Regulates Behavior: Study | Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly accelerated a trend that has led to increasing anxiety and depression for years. Frank Schroeder of the Boyce Thompson Institute’s latest research could eventually result in new treatments that could reduce the burden of mental illness around the world. Serotonin, a neurotransmitter generated by many animals and first identified in … Read more

Flint residents reported high rates of depression, PTSD years after the water crisis

CNN — In a new study, researchers say the experiences of residents of Flint, Michigan, show that environmental disasters like the water crisis can have long-lasting effects on mental health. Flint residents reported changes in the color, smell and taste of the water shortly after the city used the Flint River as a water source … Read more

History of mental health problems could lead to long-term Covid, study says

CNN — You may have an up to 50% higher risk of developing long-term Covid-19 if you suffer from common psychiatric problems such as anxiety or depression, a recent study found. Signs of the disease can include difficulty breathing, brain fog, chronic coughing, changes in taste and smell, overwhelming fatigue, difficulty performing daily life functions, … Read more

People who do this one thing have half the risk of Alzheimer’s

The things to remember about dementia are that it is absolutely terrible for you and everyone around you; it’s a great opportunity; and when it comes to fighting or avoiding them, you’re pretty much on your own. Read: Here’s an easy way to save on your #1 retirement expense Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias currently … Read more