Flashing lights and pulsing sounds may curb the signs of Alzheimer’s in the brain, according to MIT research on mice that is now being tried out on humans.

We are thrilled to congratulate Hikmet Ceyhun Göcenoğlu and Beth Ann Eanelli, the winners of the Untold Global Health Stories of 2019 contest.

The Wellcome Trust has pledged $258.8 million to advance mental health treatment and research, an area lagging behind other health fields.   Currently, mental health issues like anxiety and depression contribute to over half of all health problems. By 2030, they may be the…

Facebook’s suicide prevention program may border on unchecked medical research, experts argue. Facebook’s algorithm flags posts that potentially include suicidal threats. A team assesses imminent risk before contacting authorities who can deploy first responders for a “…

I would like to share an idea for a health innovation that I hope the global health and medical communities will embrace. There is a great need for a new subject—mental well-being—in medical studies. Medical training should include attention to maintaining mental health and…

The American Psychological Association has drawn up new guidelines for clinicians treating men and boys. Central to that project is understanding “what’s making their lives untenable.” Among the issues affecting them are elevated levels of depression and anxiety, and…

African Americans seem to be more susceptible to Alzheimer’s disease than white Americans. But why?

WASHINGTON – Today’s shocking CDC announcement that US life expectancy has declined for 3 years has added extra urgency to a summit of policymakers, experts, innovators and others gathered in the nation’s capital to discussion public health solutions.

Opioid overdoses claimed 42,000 lives in the US in 2016. Air pollution causes 200,000 Americans to die too soon each year. About 1 million violent crimes are committed in the US annually.

Could video games help military veterans with mental or behavioral health problems?  Michelle Colder Carras, PhD, interviewed 20 US vets who were in treatment at a Veterans Administration facility. Colder Carras, now an assistant professor at the Netherlands’…