Attitudes Toward Videotelephones: An Exploratory Study of Older Adults with Depression

Attitudes Toward Videotelephones: An Exploratory Study of Older Adults with Depression

With the advent of new technology, more efficient tools are available to carry out tasks that were previously difficult. This is especially true in the health care system to address the needs of a rapidly growing aging population where new telehealth technologies are developed to provide better quality, faster, and more efficient care.

One possible application of telehealth technology is in the treatment for mental health issues, such as therapy for depression. Depression is one of the most common mental health ...

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Dad’s Age Linked to Risk of Autism and Schizophrenia

Dad’s Age Linked to Risk of Autism and Schizophrenia

A recent landmark study published in the journal Nature showed that older fathers were more likely than younger ones to pass on a gene mutation that is responsible for the risk of developing autism and schizophrenia. The researchers in the study reasoned that random mutations were more present as the father grew older, which provided a plausible explanation for the surging rate of autism observed in recent decades along with the average increase in age of conceiving fathers. Autism spectrum ...

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