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How Musicians Communicate Non-Verbally While Performing

How do musicians intuitively move and play together as one single unit? In a new study, Canadian researchers used a novel technique to better understand how band members synchronize their...

Frailty May Hike Risk of Dementia

A new study has found that adults 59 years and older with higher levels of frailty were more likely to have both Alzheimer’s disease-related brain changes and symptoms of dementia....

‘Exercise Snacks’ Through The Day Can Boost Health

Just a few minutes of stair climbing in short bursts throughout the day can improve cardiovascular health, according to a new Canadian study published in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition...

Study: Psychological Distress Linked to Future Dementia

A new Danish study suggests that vital exhaustion as a sign of psychological distress may be a risk factor for future dementia. Danish researchers found that such distress in late...

Low-Income City Residents Tend to Have Less Access to Greenery

City residents with higher incomes and education tend to have greater access to trees and greenery compared to their less-privileged neighbors, according to a new study published in the journal...

People with One Mental Disorder Likely to Be Diagnosed with Another

People who are diagnosed with a major mental disorder are at greater risk of being diagnosed with another, according to a new Danish study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry....

Boosting Screening for Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders

Medical policymakers are increasingly urging aggressive screening and integrated care to help women with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs), including postpartum depression. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, PMADs...

Food Insecurity Linked to Poor Psychological Well-Being

A new study finds that people who experience food insecurity have a lower quality of life and less psychological well-being. Researchers at the University of Copenhagen say this is the...

Mental Health of New MDs Often Tied to Nature of Internship

The mental health of new doctors during their first year of residency — called the intern year — may be significantly affected by the nature of the program they enter, according to...

Leaky Blood Vessels in Brain May Signal Dementia Early On

Leaky capillaries in the brain may be an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Medicine. These leaky blood vessels, which represent...
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