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Loneliness Linked to Mental Decline in Old Age

Feeling lonely and depressed in old age could speed age-related mental decline, HealthDay News reports. In a study of 8,300 American seniors, those who were loneliest experienced cognitive decline 20 percent faster over 12 years than those who ...

Is Excess Smartphone Use a Signpost for Depression?

How often people use their smartphones could indicate their risk for depression, HealthDay News reports. The more time people spend on their phones, the more likely they are to be depressed, a new small study by researchers at Northwestern Univer...

For a Better Retirement, Get Close to Nature

After retirement, settling in amid nature could be just what the doctored ordered for better well-being, a new study from the University of Minnesota finds. Seniors who have access to green and blue spaces — environments that have both rustic ...

Can You Ease Bad Memories by Playing Games?

If you’ve experienced a recent trauma, playing video games afterwards could help mitigate some of the negative aftereffects, Medical News Today reports. People who play a computer game (Tetris, in the case of this study) after watching video of a ...

Hover No More: Parents Should Leave Their Kids to Play

Overprotective parents could be setting their kids’ social development and physical health back, HealthDay News reports. Children who are given free rein to play in a way that involves some sense of risk get more exercise and develop better ...

Find Out if You Practice Good ’Emotional Hygiene’

Having good well-being doesn’t mean just eating well or exercising regularly, it means taking care of your whole self — emotional health too. Over at Yahoo Health, Guy Winch, Ph.D., notes seven things people with good emotional hygiene do that ...

For More Self-Esteem, Embrace the Group

Want to boost your self-esteem? Join some more clubs and groups, a new study suggests. People who belong to many groups — regardless of the number of friends they have in total — report higher self-esteem than those who belong to few groups, ...

Satisfaction Is the Secret to a Longer Life

The more satisfied you rate your life after age 50, the less likely you are to die prematurely, a new study finds. Over the course of nine years, an increase in life satisfaction was tied to an 18-percent lower risk of dying, researchers led by ...

Stop and Smell … the Happiness?

Being around happy people could make you happier, especially if you’ve got a sharp sense of smell, HealthDay News reports. When women smelled the sweat of a group of men who had been induced to feel a variety of emotions, including fear and ...

Get to Know the Teen Suicide Warning Signs

Consider this: Suicide is the third leading cause of death among 15- to 24-year-olds and sixth among 5- to 14-year-olds, but too few parents and caretakers are mindful of the warning signs that their kids could be headed for tragedy, HealthDay News ...