We evaluate methods to calculate the economic value of protected areas derived from the improved mental health of visitors. A conservative global estimate using quality-adjusted life years, a standard measure in health economics, is US$6 trillion p.a.

The number of countries with national suicide prevention strategies has increased in the five years since the publication of WHO’s first global report on suicide, said the World Health Organization in the lead-up to World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September.

Existing WHO estimates of the prevalence of mental disorders in emergency settings are more than a decade old and do not reflect modern methods to gather existing data and derive estimates.

Several small experimental studies and cross-sectional observational studies have shown that exposure to the natural environment might protect against attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or moderate the symptoms of ADHD in children. The researchers aimed to assess whether exposure to the natural environme

The hypothesized link between the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism continues to cause concern and challenge vaccine uptake. The objective of the study was to evaluate whether the MMR vaccine increases the risk for autism in children, subgroups of children, or time periods after vaccination.

While Nigeria is still struggling with recent reports that ranked the country 6th among miserable people in the world, the country has again, scored another negative point with regards to its alrea

The Ministry of health and Child Care (MOHCC) launched a Mental Health strategy to cover the period 2019- 2023.

As global temperatures rise, climate change’s impacts on mental health are becoming increasingly evident.

The study found that teens in place with higher levels of nitrogen oxides, which come from diesel vehicles, were most at risk. Photograph: Jinny Goodman/Alamy

Urban residence is associated with a higher risk of some psychiatric disorders, but the underlying drivers remain unknown.

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