In a major win for Alzheimer’s research, an inexpensive blood test appears to identify the disease just as well as pricier and more invasive methods—and it could be available in 2–3 years, the 

Police are not mental health professionals, but they have become the de facto first responders for mental health crises—with troubling consequences. Officers spend some 60 hours learning to use guns but an average of just 8 hours of “Crisis Intervention Training.” Yet a …

Thailand got COVID-19 under control with 3,100 confirmed cases and 58 deaths using a vigorous public health response—anchored by 1 million+ health volunteers who sewed masks by night and distributed them, along with pandemic-fighting messages, by day.

A spate of horrific incidents has broken through the flood of coronavirus headlines to reveal another contagion: a fear of black men, writes John Blake for CNN. 

A third of Americans report signs of clinical anxiety or depression in a US Census Bureau poll, documenting COVID-19’s alarming impact on mental health. That’s a huge jump from before the pandemic, with twice as many people reporting signs of depression compared to a 2014…

The pandemic has forced a “morbid, real-time experiment” in the impact of mass social isolation.  

People are understandably be devastated to learn they carry the gene variant known as APOE e4, which greatly increases their chances of getting Alzheimer’s disease. But there’s good news for some: Another gene may protect against its devastating effects.

Life is slowly beginning to return to normal in Wuhan, China—but the mental health fallout from COVID-19 is only just beginning.   Early surveys show Chinese medical workers, recovered patients, and the general public are experiencing considerable psychological distress…

“Eco-anxiety” or “climate depression” are real threats to children’s mental health. 57% of American teens report being scared by climate change and 52% report anger, according to a Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll released last fall. 

They hoped that the drug would stop Alzheimer’s before it started—but “crushing” results have shown that 2 experimental drugs failed to slow cognitive decline.   The study, led by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, involved healthy subjects with a rare…