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Psychological resilience tied to better walking speed, distance in older adults after hip fracture
Older adults with better psychological resilience show better walking-related outcomes after hip fracture, reports a recent study.
One in five women living with HIV engages in drinking, smoking
Tristan Manalac, 05 Aug 2022
Co-occurring and long-term heavy drinking, smoking, and depressive symptoms are common among women living with HIV, according to a study presented at the 24th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2022). In turn, such sustained syndemics appear to worsen mortality in this population.
Addictive-like use of social networking sites tied to poorer sexual function
Stephen Padilla, 01 Aug 2022
Problematic or an addictive-like use of social networking sites (SNS) tend to lead to sexual difficulties in both males and females, suggest the results of a recent study.
Ambient light in restaurants influences food choices
31 Jul 2022
Women who are stressed have a habit of eating away from home, but the effects tend to be very minimal, according to a China study.
Myths, Misconceptions, Realities of Telemedicine
31 Jul 2022
PartnerCARE, an online intervention designed to address mental health needs of caregiving partners of cancer patients, appears to be feasible and acceptable, a recent study has found. PartnerCARE also appears to be effective, inducing substantial improvements in psychological distress and anxiety.
Many cancer patients cannot cope with depressive symptoms
31 Jul 2022
A large proportion of cancer patients suffering from depressive symptoms cannot seem to effectively manage this burden on their own, particularly those who tend to avoid dealing with their own problems, reports a recent analysis.
Conference Reports
Young cyberbullying victims at heightened risk of self-harm
Jairia Dela Cruz, 24 May 2021
For children, being at the receiving end of online bullying makes them 12 times more susceptible to suicidal thoughts and actions, with the risk exacerbated by increased use of social media, as shown in the results of a meta-analysis presented at the virtual American Psychiatric Association (APA) 2021 Annual Meeting.
Bright light therapy at midday: Does it help in bipolar depression?
Elvira Manzano, 07 May 2021
Bright light therapy done at midday may be an effective and affordable adjunct to antimanic medication in patients with bipolar depression (BD), according to an expert who presented at APA 2021. This brings renewed attention to this natural, somatic treatment primarily used for seasonal depression.
Anxiety in MCI may lead to Alzheimer’s disease
Roshini Claire Anthony, 01 Jan 2021

Anxiety symptoms in patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) may increase their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study presented at the Radiological Society of North America annual meeting (RSNA 2020).

Multidomain intervention effective for dementia prevention
Dr. Joseph Delano Fule Robles, 28 Nov 2018

Multidomain intervention which includes nutrition, exercise, cognitive training and vascular risk monitoring is effective in preventing dementia, findings from the FINGER study have shown.

Ginkgo biloba extract improves cognition and overall condition after ischaemic stroke
Christina Lau, 23 Nov 2018

Use of a ginkgo biloba extract on top of standard preventive treatment is shown to improve cognitive function and overall condition after acute ischaemic stroke.