The study provides a key link between the social environment and healthy brains

As people age, maintaining a positive and predictable social environment becomes increasingly important. For example, maintaining close relationships with friends and family has been identified as one of the key ingredients for healthy aging. While some declines in health, mind, and body are inevitable, studies show that maintaining a positive social environment can help prevent … Read more

High-level social support helps improve postgraduate students’ mental health during static management of the Covid-19 pandemic

A team of researchers undertook a study of the mental health of postgraduate students during the static management of the Covid-19 pandemic. They found that when students received high levels of social support, it reduced the stress, anxiety, and depression caused by static management. The results of their research are published in the journal Stress … Read more

The study tracks individuals’ risk or resilience to mental health disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic

When the world shut down in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people around the world experienced profound psychological stress to varying degrees. Now, a new study takes advantage of the unique situation and longitudinally examines the demographic, neurobiological, and psychological factors that have contributed to individuals’ risk or resilience to stress-related mental health … Read more

A study examines the impact of COVID-19 on children’s mental health

New research from pediatricians at UT Southwestern and Children’s Health reveals the impact of COVID-19 on children’s mental health. Separately, a study funded by a $2.5 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) will examine the ideal way to use oxygen during resuscitation of babies born … Read more

Ohio State Collaborates with Nonprofit to Develop Technology for Neurological Disorders

In partnership with Battelle, a nonprofit science and technology organization, Ohio State will help launch the NeuroTech Institute to develop new treatments for patients with neurological diseases. Credit: Catherine Simon | Fener Reporter Ohio State and Batela non-profit science and technology organization, have partnered to help launch the NeuroTech Institute to develop new treatments for … Read more

What are the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and SARS-CoV-2 infection on mental health?

In a recent study published in Natural medicineresearchers reviewed the direct and indirect effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the COVID-19-induced pandemic on mental health. Study: How COVID-19 Shaped Mental Health: From Infection to Pandemic Effects. Image credit: Ahmet Misirligul/Shutterstock Background The indirect effects of COVID-19 encompass stress-inducing and disruptive social changes that … Read more

What are the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and SARS-CoV-2 infection on mental health?

In a recent study published in Natural medicineresearchers reviewed the direct and indirect effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the COVID-19-induced pandemic on mental health. Study: How COVID-19 Shaped Mental Health: From Infection to Pandemic Effects. Image credit: Ahmet Misirligul/Shutterstock Background The indirect effects of COVID-19 encompass stress-inducing and disruptive social changes that … Read more

Keys to maintaining good brain health

Your brain is great. About 100 billion nerve cells work together to keep you agile and quick in your thinking. But like the rest of the body, your brain may not be as energetic when you get a little older. Maybe you find yourself having to write things down, or forgetting appointments, or unable to … Read more

Eating walnuts at an early age may lead to better health as you age

Researchers who reviewed 20 years of dietary history and 30 years of physical and clinical measurements found that participants who ate walnuts at an early age were more likely to be more physically active, have a higher quality diet, and have a better risk profile of heart disease by the time they reach middle age. … Read more

Children’s sleep is related to brain development

With a glance Teenagers who slept less than nine hours a day had differences in brain structure and more problems with mood and thinking than those who got enough sleep. The findings suggest that sleep interventions may be needed to help improve mental and behavioral health during preadolescence and beyond. Scientists have long recognized that … Read more