Obesity Linked to Lower Social Well-Being

Obese and underweight adults in the U.S. are somewhat less likely to be “thriving” socially and are more likely to be “suffering” than those who are normal weight or are overweight, but not obese. In fact, those who are obese are the least likely across all weight groups to be thriving socially and underweight individuals […]

Psychiatric Drugs Cause Nearly 90,000 ER Visits Annually

Bad reactions to psychiatric drugs result in nearly 90,000 emergency room visits each year by U.S. adults, with anti-anxiety medicines and sedatives among the most common culprits, a study suggests. A drug used in some popular sleeping pills was among the most commonly involved sedatives, especially in adults aged 65 and older. Most of the […]

Privacy Group Wants Feds to Investigate Facebook Over Psych Experiment

Privacy advocates are asking regulators to investigate Facebook over the company’s recently revealed study that involved emotionally manipulating almost 700,000 users. “The company purposefully messed with people’s minds,” the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) said Thursday in a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), first reported by National Journal. “There should be no more secret manipulation of […]

Large Numbers of Vets With PTSD Live Near Military Bases

The Army specialist who killed three soldiers at Fort Hood last week isn’t the only person from the neighborhoods that surround the massive military base near Killeen, Texas, who’s been evaluated or diagnosed with mental illness. Data compiled by the Department of Veterans Affairs and analyzed by McClatchy show that hundreds of veterans of the […]