Subjective cognitive decline (SCD) or anxiety symptoms in older individuals are independently associated with an increased risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia, a recent study has shown.
Pregnant women who delivered in a public hospital in Hong Kong reported more depressive symptoms in the postpartum period following the alert announcement regarding the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, coupled with a reduced delivery rate in the hospital, results of a retrospective study have shown.
Statin use is associated with a significant reduction in risk of depressive disorders, with no increase in risk of suicidal outcomes (suicidal attempts and deaths from suicide), anxiety disorders and seizures, results of a recent Swedish population-based cohort study have shown.
Kundalini yoga – a popular yoga style involving all traditional yoga components including breathing practices and meditation – was better than stress education but not as effective as the current gold standard, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), for managing generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), the GATE* study has shown.
Having vaccination against influenza during pregnancy was not associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the offspring, a large cohort study reveals — providing more support for vaccination during pregnancy.
Peri- and postmenopausal women who have an active sex life and exercise regularly have proven to be quite resilient in confinement in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, a study has found. On the other hand, those who use antidepressants are more likely to succumb to adversity and hence have poorer quality of life.
Diabetes is a key risk factor for heart failure (HF), which is the leading cause of hospitalization in patients with or without diabetes. SGLT-2* inhibitors (SGLT-2is) have been shown to reduce the risk of hospitalization for HF (HHF) regardless of the presence or absence of diabetes.