Wearing pink surgical gloves, animal carer Christie Jarrett gently wraps the foot of an orphaned seven-month-old kangaroo with surgical tape at a facility set up at her rural home near the Australian city of Bathurst in New South Wales (NSW).
It’s well understood that a difficult childhood can increase the likelihood of mental illness, but according to new research from the University of South Australia, a happy and secure childhood does not always protect a child from developing a mental illness later in life.
A survey conducted by Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, revealed that a record number of 5,478 teachers took leave in 2019 for mental health reasons, including depression.
Cutting social security benefits such as universal credit has a detrimental effect on mental health, particularly for the most vulnerable groups hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research.
A long-term study of 1,449 people in Finland found that those who had better scores on standard metrics of cardiovascular health in midlife, especially for behavioral factors such as smoking, had a lower risk of dementia later in life. Yajun Liang of Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, and colleagues present these findings in the open-access journal PLOS Medicine.