Not (just) a shock: ECT reduces suicides in depressed elders

Electroconvulsive therapy reduces deaths by suicide among older adults with depression in the months immediately following hospitalization, researchers report in the 10 September issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry. As suicide risk is highest just after hospitalization among those with depression, the therapy could save lives. Electroconvulsive therapy involves…

To do or not to do: Cracking the code of motivation

Why do we do things? What persuades us to put an effort to achieve goals, however mundane? What, for instance, drives us to search for food? Neurologically, the answer is hidden in the reward system of the brain—an evolutionary mechanism that controls our willingness to work or to take a…

Americans 'do not need' COVID-19 booster shot, FDA, CDC say

Fauci tells unvaccinated Americans to ‘get over it,’ calls hesitancy ‘political’ Dr. Anthony Fauci questions ‘what the problem is’ with COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in America. Brian Kilmeade, Ainsley Earhardt and Pete Hegseth react on ‘Fox & Friends.’ In a statement published hours after Pfizer signaled its intention to file for…

How Not Working Enough Can Really Affect Your Health

Most people dream of early retirement, but surprising research has shown that shortening your career could be detrimental to your health. A study published in MedPage Today found that early retirement brings a higher risk of mortality, especially for people younger than 60 or male. Another study found that retirees…

Here’s Why You’re Not Having Any Dreams

Waking up and recalling a fantastical dream can be one of the most fun things to do in the morning. According to Healthline, there’s no conclusive reason as to why we dream, but you’re most likely to drop off into a fantastical land during REM sleep, or the rapid eye…