Older people who have limited social resources are more likely to suffer from mental illness. Researcher Anna Forsman at the Nordic School of Public Health NHV examined how mental health can be promoted and mental health problems be prevented among older adults by using psychosocial initiatives. Forsman believed that this group at risk for mental illness should have access to initiatives that empower social networking and a maintained rich social life.
A study of students at seven public high schools in Texas suggests that “sexting” was prevalent and may be linked to teens’ sexual behaviors. The research was carried out by Jeff. R. Temple, Ph.D., of UTMB (University of Texas Medical Branch) Health, Galveston, and colleagues.
Spending money on activities and events, such as concert tickets or exotic vacations, will not make you happier if you are doing it to impress others, according to findings published in the Journal of Happiness Studies. Research has shown that consumers gain greater happiness from buying life experiences rather than material possessions, but only if they choose experiences for the right reasons says the new study.
Loneliness in individuals over 60 years of age appears associated with increased risk of functional decline and death, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. In older persons, loneliness can be a common source of distress and impaired quality life, according to the study background.
Sound, restful sleep may be just a dream for millions of Americans with strained family relationships. That is the finding of a new study published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.
Despite the fact that military service means working long hours with unpredictable schedules, frequent relocations, and separations from loved ones due to deployment, a new study published in the Journal of Family Issues (a SAGE journal) finds that marriages of military members are not more vulnerable than civilian marriages. The publisher provided a free copy of the original journal article for an unknown length of time. Check the end of this report for a download link while available.
The number of people living on their own has doubled over the last three decades to one in three in the UK and US. New research published in BioMed Central’s open access journal BMC Public Health shows that the risk of depression, measured by people taking antidepressants, is almost 80% higher for those living alone compared to people living in any kind of social or family group. Included in this report is link to download the original, full-text journal article.
The quality of the emotional relationship between a mother and her young child could affect the potential for that child to be obese during adolescence, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed national data detailing relationship characteristics between mothers and their children during their toddler years. The lower the quality of the relationship in terms of the child’s emotional security and the mother’s sensitivity, the higher the risk that a child would be obese at age 15 years, according to the analysis.