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Many Depressed Teens Don't Get Follow-Up Care
Depression can strike during the teen years, but too many U.S. teenagers with the illness are not getting proper follow-up care, a new study finds. These results raise concerns about the quality of care for adolescent depression, concluded a team led by Briannon O Connor, who conducted the study while at New York University School of Medicine. One expert wasn t surprised by the findings. Most adolescents who are depressed do not receive any treatment whats ...
Healthday - Mon. Feb 1
Does seasonal affective disorder actually exist?
Seasonal affective disorder refers to a seasonal fluctuation in depressive symptoms. Although currently accepted by medical professionals, a new large-scale study asks whether it truly exists.
Medical News Today - Mon. Feb 1
Patient involvement: what is it, and why does it matter?
If your physician asks you what kind of treatment you prefer, how does that make you feel As patients and families are expected to take more responsibility for their own health care, we ask, can it work And who benefits
Medical News Today - Mon. Feb 1
Always Late? 9 Tips for Overcoming Chronic Lateness.
If you re chronically tardy, how do you start showing up on time Many people have the habit of constantly running late and they drive themselves, and other people, crazy. Now, I have the opposite problem I m pathologically early, and often arrive places too soon. This is annoying, as well, but in a different way. As I write this, I m realizing that I assume that chronic earliness is very rare. But maybe it s not. Are you chronically early In any event, mor ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 1
Cam, Class, and Color
As we draw closer to Super Bowl 50, a controversy is arising. No, it s not Cam Newton s controversial celebrations. It s the controversy that race is the reason for the controversy itself. Put simply, some believe if Cam was a white quarterback, there would be less backlash. For instance, former NBA star Charles Barkley mentioned it to Fox Sports earlier in the week by saying, I hate bringing up the race card because there s more important race stuff, but ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 1
5 Steps to a Better Valentine's Day
Many couples look forward to Valentine s Day as an opportunity to rekindle romance and renew their love and lovemaking or, more simply, to enjoy a day set aside for reminding each other how much they love being together. For other couples, however, Valentine s Day is loaded with pressure pressure to do and say exactly the right things as well to avoid disappointment and feelings of failure if the big day doesn t deliver by overcoming feelings of disconnect ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 1
Study: Anti-asthma drugs taken during pregnancy associated with autism risk
By comparing birth records over a period of nine years, Drexel researchers found that the children of mothers who took a certain asthma medication during pregnancy faced an elevated risk of being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Since the teratogenic [an agent which could cause development issues in a fetus] potential of most drugs with respect to neurodevelopmental outcomes is generally understudied, I would hope my research would encourage more r ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 26
Study links fatty liver and heart failure in obese people
Fatty liver is independently associated with subclinical heart failure in obese people, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology . The findings add more support to the importance of dietary interventions in such patients, researchers said. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease NAFLD , also known as hepatic steatosis, is the most common liver disease, with a prevalence of up to 30 percent in the general population and between 70 percen ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 26
Being married might hurt your chances of weight loss after surgery
COLUMBUS - Spouses ideally could play a key role in helping patients lose pounds and keep them off after weight-loss surgery, but being married might actually work against patients, researchers from The Ohio State University have found. The researchers, led by Megan Ferriby, a graduate student in human sciences, concluded that the impact of weight-loss surgery extends to his or her romantic relationships and likely to the entire family. The Ohio State team ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 26
Research: Many Latino kids struggle to reach a healthy weight by kindergarten
SAN ANTONIO, Texas Jan. 26, 2016 --More Latino kids are obese by ages 2-5 than white kids, due to maternal obesity, less exclusive breastfeeding, and workplace and childcare issues that affect nutrition and physical activity levels, according to a new package of research from Salud America , a national network for Latino childhood obesity prevention funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and based at The University of Texas Health Science Center at S ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 26
Social media use in young adults linked to sleep disturbance
PITTSBURGH, Jan. 26, 2015 - Young adults who spend a lot of time on social media during the day or check it frequently throughout the week are more likely to suffer sleep disturbances than their peers who use social media less, according to new research from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Published online and scheduled for the April issue of the journal Preventive Medicine , the study indicates that physicians should consider asking young ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 26
Incidence of psychiatric disorders has increased in a shrinking population of ...
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center CUMC and New York State Psychiatric Institute have found that while cigarette smoking rates have declined among younger people in the United States, those who do smoke are more likely to have a psychiatric or substance use disorder compared with those who began smoking in earlier decades. The findings were published today in Molecular Psychiatry . The study revealed that as overall rates of smoking decrease ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 26
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