’20 Years of Aging’ — Cognitive Issues from Severe COVID; Latest on Vaccines for Kids Under 5; and More

Researchers: Cognitive Effects from Severe COVID May Equate to 20 Years of Aging The lingering effect of severe COVID-19 on cognition, such as memory, attention, or problem solving, may be equivalent to 20 years of aging, according to a new study by scientists from the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London Their findings suggest … Read more

What are the signs of perimenopause?

Perimenopause is the time when a woman’s body begins transitioning into menopause, or the end of her reproductive years. During perimenopause, your ovaries will start producing less estrogen as they prepare to stop releasing eggs. Your period may become irregular or unpredictable. The difference between menopause and perimenopause Menopause means you haven’t had a menstrual … Read more

Brain Scans and Bipolar Disorder: What’s the Connection?

MRIs and CT scans can provide detailed images of the brain and its structures. But currently, doctors don’t use them to diagnose bipolar disorder. Detecting bipolar disorder is typically done through a diagnostic interview with a mental health professional. While imaging tests aren’t used as a diagnostic tool for bipolar disorder researchers, are using them … Read more

How to improve mental health in schools

Whenever Rachel Murat catches any of her Maine-Endwell High School social studies students unable to keep their eyes open in class, the students usually tell her it’s from a lack of sleep the night before. Casually, Murat asks how many TikTok videos that the students watched the prior night before going to bed. Often, that’s … Read more

Psychiatrists Add Mental Health Diagnosis| US News

Grief is a natural response to losing a loved one that often causes intense yearning, longing and preoccupation with the person who died, along with sadness, anger, anxiety and loneliness. Over time, grief changes and usually subsides with support of family and friends. (Getty Images) While grief and mourning are common rituals after losing someone, … Read more