The combo of smartphones and increasing pressures at work has made it impossible for people to enjoy much-needed mental breaks at the end of the day, according to a health psychology expert. Avoiding work emails and projects after hours actually leaves the mind clearer for…

By getting 30 volunteers to live in a sleep lab for more than a month, researchers hope to learn whether chronic sleep loss or circadian deregulation is the culprit behind metabolic mayhem. Earlier results from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital showed that after 3 weeks of…

The worldwide workforce and finances dedicated to mental health remain scarce, despite that 1 in 10 people have a mental health disorder, according to WHO’s Mental Health Atlas 2014. Huge inequalities in accessing services exist. In low and middle-income countries, rates…

Contrary to popular belief, the health of people who have gone through a divorce is roughly the same as those in stable marriages, according to a new study by UK researchers. The key to avoiding long-term negative health effects is moving on to a new relationship, says…

Addiction, divorce and mental illness plague Somali men, who are finding themselves increasingly dispensable, according to a World Bank-funded study based on almost 500 interviews.

The Bhutan Epilepsy Project is bringing mHealth technology to a tiny country that bears a high rate of epilepsy (about 1/1,000), but lacks a single neurologist or any diagnostic equipment for the disorder. So far more than 200 Bhutanese with seizures have entered the study…

Fluoridated water as a source of debate is not going away for some people. This guest post reviews a Newsweek article about a study suggesting a link between fluoridation and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. "One thing is for sure: this study reminds us that what…

Nepal's earthquake and tremors have exposed the gross inadequacies of its mental health care system, with just 100 psychiatrists for 28 million people. Spending on mental health accounts for 0.08% of the health budget—the 3rd lowest level in the world. The only government-…

Teens in Baltimore—a large contingent of this week’s rioters—face poorer health and are more pessimistic than those in urban centers of Nigeria, India and China. The finding is central to a Washington Post op-ed that helps explain how the environment has fueled recent…

People who are underweight in middle-age, or even on the low side of normal weight, face an increased risk of dementia as they get older—contrary to current thinking about obesity and dementia, according to new research from The Lancet.