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Reduce Men’s Alcohol Limit by Half: USDA Dietary Guidelines Report

Data showing increased drinking among American men and calculations of its impact on society prompted national experts to suggest the government cut the daily recommended alcohol limit in half. The recommendation came this month in “The Scientific Report of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee,” a report to the U.S....

Depression

Study: People With Depression More Likely to Have Heart Problems

A 14-year international study supported the power of the mind-body connection, noting that people who are depressed are more likely to have cardiovascular issues and die early than those with heart issues but no depression. The study, published in JAMA Psychiatry, examined more than 145,000 people in rural and urban...

Loneliness

The Loneliness of COVID-19: How to Deal With Your New Life

Cooped up for months thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic can take its toll, pushing people further from others and leaving many feeling downright lonely. If the situation doesn’t feel temporary – meaning you’ve noticed that your social circle has shrunk in the past few years – it’s important to understand...

Frustrated woman worried about problem sitting on sofa with laptop

Fatigued From Bad News? 5 Ways to Tune Out

As responsible citizens, we like to watch the news, but the stress of pandemics, racism, protests that can spark looting or tear-gassing, and an ugly election season makes it a stressful experience. We turn the news on each evening or read it in papers, magazines or websites. Meanwhile, the feelings...

COVID-Related Depression

These Age Groups Most Affected by COVID-Related Depression, Anxiety

Experts call it the underlying crisis. While COVID-19 cases spike around the country, more than a third of Americans report related depression and anxiety. “The spread of COVID-19 leaves people feeling out of control, which is uncomfortable and unnerving,” said Dr. James O’Dea, vice president of operations for the Hartford...

EndeavorRx

First Video Game, by Prescription Only, Approved to Treat ADHD in Youths

It might seem like a treat for the children, but 30 minutes of prescribed video-game playing could lend a sense of calmness that their parents can enjoy as well. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this month took the revolutionary step of approving the video game EndeavorRX by Akili Interactive...