Beaten or sexually abused children are more likely to show accelerated ageing of cells later in life, a condition linked to higher rates of cancer and heart disease, according to a study released Friday.
Nearly 40 percent of Taiwan's young people have no goals and over 60 percent of them have thought of committing suicide, according to the results of a survey released yesterday.
The Department of Health (DOH) unveiled Saturday a plan that would make it compulsory for mental patients to receive treatment at community-level facilities for their illnesses.
Being the boss might mean more money and challenging work, but it can also take a toll on physical and mental well-being, according to a Canadian study.
Nearly 20 percent of Taiwan's people have thought of committing suicide during their lifetimes, and about one-sixth of them have actually tried to kill themselves, a survey showed yesterday.
Older people who hold temporary or part-time jobs after retirement enjoy better physical and mental health than those who stop working entirely, according to a U.S. study released on Tuesday.
Fifty-nine percent of U.S. mental health drug prescriptions are written by family doctors, not psychiatrists, raising concerns about the quality of some treatments, according to a study released on Wednesday.
Girls from well educated families who do well at school appear to be more at risk of developing an eating disorder, maybe because they feel more pressure to succeed, according to Swedish researchers.
Nearly one in four Canadians are having trouble sleeping at night because of financial fears, and almost half are "stressed or overwhelmed" by concerns about global economic woes, a survey said Monday.
In a development sure to instill hope for those with genetic disorders, doctors at the Chang Gung Medical Foundation (CGMF) yesterday touted the nation's first case of embryo screening that played a definitive role in ensuring a successful pregnancy, local media reported.