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Can Daily Crossword Protect You From Dementia?
Doing a crossword puzzle every day may help keep your brain sharp as you age, researchers report. The British study of people aged 50 and older found the more often they did word puzzles, the higher they scored on attention, reasoning and memory tests. We found direct relationships between the frequency of word puzzle use and the speed and accuracy of performance on nine cognitive tasks assessing a range of aspects of function including attention, reasonin ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Are Smartphones Helping or Harming Kids' Mental Health?
Parents worry -- often rightly so -- about how much time their kids are spending in front of screens. Now, new research suggests that when children at risk of mental health problems spend a lot of time on smartphones or other digital technology, they re more at risk of attention and disruptive behavior issues. But the news isn t all bad. The researchers also saw a positive benefit from screen time. When kids sent more text messages on any given day, they s ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Are Depressed Teens Prone to Violence?
Teens with depression might be more likely to commit violent crimes, a new study suggests. Researchers who analyzed data from Finland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom consistently found modest increases in risk for violence among depressed teenagers. Information on more than 62,000 young people aged 13 to 27 was used in the study. This research is important for two main reasons. First, it adds to the evidence of the many potential harms of untreated ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Are Bullies Getting Run Out of U.S. Schools?
The long-feared, lunch-money-stealing schoolyard bully may soon be a thing of the past, a new analysis suggests. The analysis stems from an ongoing survey conducted from 2005 to 2014 that found bullying has been on a decade-long downswing. Overall, almost 250,000 students, attending 109 different elementary, middle and high schools across the state of Maryland were asked to share their experiences about bullying. The children and teens were asked about bul ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Addiction Drug Underused by Primary Care Docs in U.S.
Many doctors aren t making full use of a medication that can wean people off addiction to heroin and prescription painkillers, according to results of a new survey. Buprenorphine is the first drug for opioid use disorder that s approved for prescription by primary care physicians, allowing treatment in the privacy of a doctor s office. But many doctors aren t applying for the federal waiver that would allow them to prescribe buprenorphine, said researcher ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
12 Tricks To Rest, Restore And Grow Your Brain On Vacation
Vacation not only feels blissful, it s also good for your body Regular trips are linked to a lower risk of heart attacks and increased lifespan , among other benefits. It may come as no surprise that travel is also associated with mental health and happiness While the wrong type of trip can leave you more stressed and frazzled than before, the right kind has the potential to grow your brain, help you find more meaning in life and provide memories that will ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
Mental Health Under Attack: Veterans Among Those To Pay The Price
According to health policy expert Daniel E. Dawes , The Senate bill is an even meaner bill than the House bill. Dawes who was an instrumental force in the drafting of the Affordable Care Act [ACA] and other mental health advocates are fighting to protect essential benefits currently under attack by Obama opponents, including benefits for mental health and addiction care. We are likely to see significantly more folks having issues accessing care, he says, r ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
How To Raise An Optimistic Kid In A Pessimistic World
By Caroline Knorr, Common Sense Media If you re raising kids today, it can be easy to focus on the negative. And it s no wonder Thanks to the 24-hour news cycle, social media, cell phone notifications and even sources you wouldn t expect, like Instagram and YouTube kids are immersed in doom and gloom . Consider their world The suicide rate is up , cyberbullying is rampant, the United States is more divided than ever, and people are now live-streaming murde ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
Netflix Shows Are Sparking Conversation About Mental Health. But Is It Helping?
Increased awareness of mental health is leading to more conversations about its effects. But not all efforts to bring attention to the subject have positive outcomes and the line between what s productive and what s detrimental is blurring as Netflix and other entertainment providers tackle mental health issues. Netflix last week released To The Bone, a movie that follows a young woman named Ellen played by actress Lilly Collins into treatment for anorexia ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
Here's How To Responsibly Talk About Mental Health In The Public Eye
Earlier this month, the American Psychoanalytic Association sent an email to its members encouraging them to offer analysis on behavior among those in the public eye if they feel inclined to do so. This led to speculation that the organization was giving its members permission to defy the so-called Goldwater rule an ethical guideline that advises mental health workers against commenting on a public figure s psychological well-being. The rule was created by ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
Being Neurotic Might Help You Live Longer
Being a little high-strung might pay off at least when it comes to managing your health. Neuroticism, the trait associated with having excessive anxiety, guilt and nervousness, may lower a person s risk of dying early , according to a new study. The research, published in the journal Psychological Science, found that those who score high for the personality type had a slightly reduced risk about 8 percent of death from all causes, especially cancer and car ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
Professional Comments On Trump’s Mental Health Are A Bad Idea
So yesterday, the American Psychoanalyst Association APsA not to be confused with the APA American Psychiatric Association relieved its members of what s known as the Goldwater rule against making statements about the mental health of public figures. I think that was a bad move. I 39 d say no. Anyone, medical or not, can offer an opinion, but can one call it quot professional quot if it 39 s not you know PROFESSIONALLY obtained https t.co iMBNzqudMf mdash ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
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