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Does our mental health as teenagers determine our entry into parenthood? Yes, and no

The effects of parenthood on mental health are complex, but a new study published in Health Sociology Review reveals a different angle to the relationship: how a person’s mental health at 16 influences whether or not he or she becomes a parent, as well as whether or not parenthood has an effect on that mental [...]

Women in poor areas twice as likely to develop clinical anxiety as men

Women living in poor areas in the UK are almost twice as likely to develop clinical anxiety as women in richer areas. However, whether men lived in poorer or richer areas made no difference to their levels of generalised anxiety disorder (GAD). These are amongst the main findings of a major survey on how socio-economic [...]

Older people getting smarter, but not fitter

Older populations are scoring better on cognitive tests than people of the same age did in the past –a trend that could be linked to higher education rates and increased use of technology in our daily lives, say IIASA population researchers. People over age 50 are scoring increasingly better on tests of cognitive function, according [...]

Is it THAT urgent?! Staff admit to checking emails on the loo

New research from Mind makes for uncomfortable reading – the mental health charity has found that more than 1 in 7 of us (15 per cent) who receive work emails sometimes check them while in the toilet. An online YouGov poll of 1,095 English and Welsh workers also showed that nearly 2 in 5 (38 [...]

Report shows uninsured Texans are twice as likely to delay seeking primary care, mental health care

Texans without health insurance are twice as likely to skip seeking primary and mental health care because of cost. That’s one of the findings of a new survey released by Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Episcopal Health Foundation. The report found that in the past year 32 percent of uninsured adult [...]