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.
Even low doses of radiation therapy for brain cancer can, over time, damage coordination, memory and attention span, according to a study published Monday.
A new anti-anxiety medication will be able to calm patients' jangled nerves without such annoying side-effects as drowsiness, drug intolerance and withdrawal pangs, according to a team of German scientists.
Depression in children as young as three is real and not just a passing grumpy mood, according to provocative new research.
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