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Homosexual, bisexual older adults at higher risk for substance use

Substance use adds complexity to caring for older adults, who are undergoing physical changes, are more likely to have chronic diseases, and may take more prescription medications as they age--which can interact with such substances and lead to adverse events.

Middle-aged and older adults, who identify as homosexual or bisexual, have higher rates of using certain substances in the past year than those who identify as heterosexual. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Jun 03, 2020 06:22 PM IST
New York | ByAsian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Mental health consequences of physical distancing decoded by researchers

As people across the world adopt physical distancing measures to slow down the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers have assessed the consequences that self-isolation will have for mental health and well-being in both the short and long term.

Scientists, including those from Boston University School of Public Health in the US, said large-scale disasters, whether traumatic such as mass shootings, natural phenomena like hurricanes, or environmental disasters like the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, are almost always accompanied by increases in depression.(Unsplash)
Updated on Apr 12, 2020 06:46 PM IST
Boston | ByPress Trust of India

Psychedelics display mood-enhancing after-effects

Use of psychedelic substances such as LSD and psilocybin can induce enhancement in mood and closeness to one another in people even after the high phase subsides.

Psychedelics display mood-enhancing after-effects. (REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE)(Unsplash)
Updated on Jan 22, 2020 04:09 PM IST
Washington D.C. | ByAsian News International

Cannabis makes you bad at driving, even when the high wears off

While several studies have examined the direct effect of cannabis intoxication on driving, no other studies until now have examined the effects on driving in heavy marijuana users who are not high.

Research has consistently shown that early substance use, including cannabis, is associated with poorer cognitive performance.(Unsplash)
Updated on Jan 15, 2020 03:32 PM IST
Washington D.C. | ByAsian News International

Tweets may help predict loneliness. Here’s how

The findings, published in the journal BMJ Open, could lead to easier identification of users who are lonely and provide support for them even if they don’t explicitly tweet about feeling alone.

The team has uncovered some of the ingredients necessary to construct a “loneliness prediction system.(Unsplash)
Updated on Nov 07, 2019 10:39 AM IST
Washington | ByPress Trust of India
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