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For Kids, Chronic Illness May Trigger Mental Health Issues
When children learn they have a long-term illness, such as diabetes or epilepsy, they re likely to suffer emotionally, too, a small study finds. These mental health issues surface soon after the diagnosis, the Canadian researchers said. Surveying 50 kids with a chronic illness and their parents, the study authors found anxiety disorders were most common. Regardless of their condition, children wit ...
Healthday - Wed. Feb 7
Severe Bullying Tied to Mental Health Woes in Teens
Teens who were severely bullied as children are at increased risk for mental health problems and suicide attempts, a Canadian study finds. The study included data on more than 1,300 children in the province of Quebec, from birth until age 15. About 59 percent of the children reported some bullying in their first years of elementary school, but that generally declined as the youngsters got older. H ...
Healthday - Wed. Feb 7
VA Health System Failing on Mental Health Care: Report
Many U.S. veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars aren t getting needed mental health treatment for conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression or substance abuse, a national panel of experts says. Female vets may be at special risk of missing out on services, the report found. The survey found that about half of all veterans of the Iraq Afghanistan conflicts who may require me ...
Healthday - Wed. Feb 7
'RuPaul's Drag Race' Stars Open Up About Mental Health And The Toll Of Superst...
When RuPaul s Drag Race megastar Katya went live on Instagram Monday and announced, in French, that she would be taking a hiatus from drag, fans were caught off guard. Katya, who has been transparent about issues surrounding mental health and addiction since first appearing on Season 7 of Drag Race in 2015, rocketed to fame as one of the leading stars of the drag universe in recent months. As one ...
Huffington Post - Wed. Feb 7
Demi Lovato Will Offer Free Group Therapy To Fans On 2018 Tour
Demi Lovato continues to be a mental health rock star through her work as an actual rock star . On Wednesday, she announced that her upcoming Tell Me You Love Me tour will feature group therapy and motivational speeches for concertgoers before the singing starts. All of these services will be offered free of charge. It s basically like a therapy session before the concerts, and we have speakers fr ...
Huffington Post - Wed. Feb 7
5 Expert-Backed Ways To Stop A Panic Attack
Heart racing. Sudden sweating. Chest pains. Numbness in your limbs. Feeling like everything is terrible and thinking you might even die. These are just some of the excruciating symptoms of a panic attack, which 6 million American adults who live with panic disorder experience on a frequent basis. The phenomenon is often associated with extreme anxiety, and it can be triggered by a certain situatio ...
Huffington Post - Wed. Feb 7
22 'Red Flags' That Might Mean You're Slipping Back Into Depression
By Sarah Schuster While depression can sometimes surprise us, like a sudden fog rolling in seemingly out of nowhere, for those who are familiar with their personal early warning signs, it s possible to see the first signs of mist creeping it. And it s important to know these signs. If you see it coming, it s easier to stop it, before the fog gets too thick and blocks your eyes. Although everyone s ...
Huffington Post - Wed. Feb 7
Is It Healthy To Be So Fascinated By The British Royal Family?
An inordinate number of Americans are fascinated by the British royal family. Prince William and Kate Middleton s 2011 wedding attracted nearly 23 million viewers in the U.S. Estimates suggest 33.2 million Americans tuned in to watch Princess Diana s funeral in 1997, and 17 million watched her wedding to Prince Charles in 1981. The first episode of The Crown Season 2 drew in 3 million U.S. viewers ...
Huffington Post - Wed. Feb 7
What Happens When Your Dream Job Becomes A Nightmare
I had my dream job. After college, I had a great career working as a location manager and scout for film and TV . The work was dynamic, challenging, fantastic fodder for dinner party stories, and easily the most interesting thing about me. Unfortunately, it was also ruining my life. I d been involved in theater since I was a kid, but the pace of the film industry electrified me. Everyone was so dr ...
Huffington Post - Wed. Feb 7
First look at pupil size in sleeping mice yields surprises
When people are awake, their pupils regularly change in size. Those changes are meaningful, reflecting shifting attention or vigilance, for example. Now, researchers reporting in Current Biology on January 18 have found in studies of mice that pupil size also fluctuates during sleep. They also show that pupil size is a reliable indicator of sleep states. We found that pupil size rhythmically fluct ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 7
Analysis looks at long-term risks of living kidney donation
1. Analysis looks at long-term risks of living kidney donation Abstract http annals. org aim article doi 10. 7326 M17-1235 Editorial http annals. org aim article doi 10. 7326 M17-3249 URLs go live when the embargo lifts Living kidney donors are not at increased risk for some health outcomes previously of concern, but do seem at risk for worse blood pressure and kidney function than nondonors. In a ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 7
These carbon dioxide-sensing neurons wake up mice
Stimulating a population of neurons in the midbrain with carbon dioxide CO2 awakens adult male mice without enhancing breathing, finds a study published in JNeurosci . These findings are relevant to understanding disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea, sudden infant death syndrome and sudden unexpected death in epilepsy. Rising levels of CO2 trigger the drive to breathe, and cause arousal from ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 7
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