Category: Lifestyle

Depression viewed differently when thought to be biological

People who believe more strongly that depression is biologically caused also tend to think it is more severe and long lasting, compared to those who see less of a role for biological causes, a new Rutgers study finds. At the same time, people who believe that biological factors cause depression also tend to be more […]

Lonesome towns: Older people in deprived areas more likely to feel lonely

Older people in England’s most deprived areas are more likely to be lonely than their less deprived peers, a new study has shown. Using data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) – a long-term study of people aged 50-plus—and the Office of National Statistics, new research revealed that those who live in the […]

Early informed lung cancer patients have greater survival rates

Lung cancer patients who are given the opportunity to be informed of their diagnosis have a longer median survival time, according to a study published in the May issue of Psycho-Oncology. Tong Su, Ph.D., of the College of Psychology at The Second Military Medical University in Shanghai, and colleagues performed a retrospective cohort study of […]

Only one in four U.S. hospitals with ICUs have tele-ICU services

In 2018, half of U.S. hospitals had the capacity to conduct telehealth-based outpatient visits, while only one in four had tele-intensive care unit (tele-ICU) capabilities, according to a research letter published online April 30 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Snigdha Jain, M.D., from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, and colleagues […]

An analysis of psychological meta-analyses reveals a reproducibility problem

Meta-analysis research studies in psychology aren’t always reproducible due to a lack of transparency of reporting in the meta-analysis process, according to a new study published May 27, 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Esther Maassen of Tilburg University, the Netherlands, and colleagues. Meta-analysis is a widely used method to combine and compare […]

A few months of vaping puts healthy people on the brink of oral disease

Scientists who’ve taken the first look at bacteria in young and healthy vapers’ mouths say that the potential for future disease lies just below the surface. The collection of oral bacteria in daily e-cigarette users’ mouths is teeming with potent infection-causing organisms that put vapers at substantial risk for ailments ranging from gum disease to […]

Study finds TAVR is safe treatment for patients with bicuspid valve disease

For many patients with a bicuspid aortic valve that needs replacing, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) appears to be a safe treatment option with low complication rates, according to a study published in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions. The study found patients with bicuspid valves who were at increased risk for surgery had a 30-day and one-year […]