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Mental Health Issues Soaring During COVID Pandemic

By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The pandemic is taking a big toll on Americans’ psyches: A new government report found that about 41% of adults surveyed in late June “reported an adverse mental…

Climate Change Means Senior Health Could Suffer

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Global warming may ultimately rain on everyone’s parade, but new research suggests that major thunderstorms are already wreaking some havoc on the respiratory health of seniors. That’s because…

Students’ Struggle with Mental Health in Pandemic

TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Depression, anxiety and inactive lifestyles are all too common among college students, and a new study finds they may have escalated during the initial outbreak of COVID-19. Using a mix of smartphone data…

Many LGBTQ Youth Suffer From Mental Health Woes

TUESDAY, July 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — As many as 40% of LGBTQ youth and more than half of transgender and nonbinary youth contemplated taking their life in the past year, according to a new report. Also, one in…

In Sickness and in Health: COVID-Era Weddings

Those who have a date set for this year must take a COVID-conscious approach, says Andre Wells, an event designer based in Washington, D.C. This includes having protective equipment stations, multiple hand-washing sites, plenty of room to practice responsible social…

Layoffs Cost Millions of American Health Insurance

July 15, 2020 — About 5.4 million Americans lost their health insurance after being laid off between February and May due to the coronavirus pandemic, a new study shows. The number of adults who lost coverage due to unemployment over…

COVID Worsens Mental Health In The LGBTQ Community

MONDAY, July 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, anxiety and depression are striking many in the LGBTQ+ community for the first time, researchers say. “What I was hearing at the beginning of the…

Does Having a Sense of Purpose Improve Your Health?

A new study from researchers at the University of California, San Diego, suggests that if you feel you have a purpose in life, you’re more likely to feel both physically and mentally well on a daily basis. The…

Getting Out for Better Health

In a recent, yet-to-be-published study, researchers report that golfers older than 50 live longer than people who don’t play the game. One reason, the authors speculate, may be obvious: Golf involves exercise, and exercise benefits the heart. But…