Feeling lonely and depressed can accelerate aging more than smoking, study finds

It is already known that loneliness can be bad for your mental health. But it can also affect your physical health, particularly speeding up your body’s aging process. That’s according to a new study, which found that loneliness increased people’s biological age more than regular smoking. The study used a deep learning “aging clock” to … Read more

What is inflationary psychology and how does it affect our rising cost of living?

In early September, Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe began his annual address to the Anika Foundation, discussing inflation and the country’s future prospects. It was two days after the RBA’s governor confirmed the country’s fifth consecutive hike in the country’s cash interest rates. “After several years of below target inflation, it is now significantly above … Read more

Healthy elderly people show greater mental well-being, but poorer cognition than younger adults

Young and old can learn a thing or two from each other, at least when it comes to mental health and cognition. In a new study, published Sept. 12, 2022 in Psychology and AgingResearchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that healthy older adults exhibit greater mental well-being but poorer … Read more

2 signs your child has OCD, according to a child psychologist

The term “OCD” is often misdiagnosed in someone who has a strict morning routine or a tidy desk. Having OCD, or obsessive-compulsive disorder, has little to do with your cleaning habits or lack of flexibility and more to do with your ability to handle unpleasant thoughts, says Irina Gorelik, a child psychologist at Williamsburg Therapy … Read more

The No. 1 Vitamin to Keep Your Brain ‘Young and Healthy’ – and Foods to Eat Every Day

As a nutritional psychiatrist, I always make it a point to eat a balanced diet. A lot of it has to do with making sure I’m getting the right vitamins, especially since it’s essential to prevent cognitive decline. And since the risk of neurological disorders increases as we age, a question I often get from … Read more

Study examines how vaccine-related fears affect flu shot outcomes

A new long-term study examining the impact of vaccine-related fears on flu shot outcomes has found that these fears not only reduce vaccination but also fuel symptoms of dizziness and light-headedness at the time of injection. These fears can so grip some people that they get a flu shot one year, but skip it when … Read more

3 money moves to help minimize uncertainty in the second half of 2022

David Sachs | The Image Bank | Getty Images It’s no secret that the first half of 2022 brought many expensive changes for consumers: The S&P 500 index fell 20.6% in its largest first-half drop since 1970, dragging investor portfolios down. The Federal Reserve approved a 75 basis point rate hike in June, the biggest … Read more