Lifestyle choices and mental health

Mental health is influenced not only by trait markers, general living conditions and major life events, but also, as increasing evidence indicates, by simple everyday behaviours that can be altered by an individual. Prospective studies consistently find a bidirectional relationship between various lifestyle factors and physical as well as mental health, with important health improvements […]

How do genes and lifestyle choices affect lifespan?

A study published last week in the journal Nature aims to consolidate our understanding of which genetic and lifestyle factors have a significant impact on how long we can expect to live. The research — conducted by scientists from the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom — analyzed data sourced from as many as 25 different population studies, […]