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Kids Who Take ADHD Meds More Likely to Be Bullied, Study Finds
Teenagers who take drugs like Adderall and Ritalin to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD are twice as likely to be bullied as their peers who don t have ADHD, a new study suggests. The risk of being bullied is even greater if the teens sell, trade or give away their medicines, researchers found. However, the research also raises questions about why these kids are targets of frequent taunting or aggression by their peers. Is it teens access ...
Healthday - Fri. Nov 20
Depression More Common in Daughters of Older Mothers, Study Suggests
Daughters who were born to older mothers may be at increased risk for stress, anxiety and depression when they reach young adulthood, a new study suggests. Researchers followed 1,200 Australians born between 1989 and 1991 for two decades. They found that daughters born to mothers who were aged 30-34 had higher levels of stress at age 20 compared with those born to younger mothers. And daughters born to mothers older than 35 had much higher levels of stress ...
Healthday - Fri. Nov 20
The Clothes You Wear Can Affect a Dog's Emotional State
I was visiting a colleague who is associated with a dog rescue society in California. We were at the society s kennel and he was telling me about a rapid, streamlined method of temperament testing dogs for the personality dimensions of aggressiveness and fearfulness. It may be easier for me to simply show you how it s done, he said. However first I have to stop by my locker and change my shirt since the one that I m wearing has an inappropriate pattern. I ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Nov 19
How Your Emotions Really Work
It was January 2004 and we d made it about halfway to the relative safety of the U.S. Embassy traveling on IED alley, the highway that connected Camp Victory to Baghdad. The Iraqi s name for the divided highway was Death Street because of the high frequency of roadside bomb attacks. Without warning, the driver of my up-armored SUV braked. The tires shrieked in protest as we lurched to a stop. The driver then cranked the wheel hard left and punched the acce ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Nov 19
Why Psychologists Never Give a Straight Answer
When people ask me what I do at a social gathering, I usually don t say I m a psychologist. First, because people sometimes respond with inappropriate disclosures real example My wife s on anti-depressants so she s got zero sex drive. but mostly because in the course of the chit-chat that follows, people tend to ask simple psychology-related questions. That in itself is fine, except that when it comes to psychology, the question is rarely simple as it seem ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Nov 19
Brain Differences May Explain Why Some With Schizophrenia Hallucinate
Researchers believe they ve identified brain structure differences that increase the risk of hallucinations in people with schizophrenia. Hallucinations are very complex phenomena that are a hallmark of mental illness and, in different forms, are also quite common across the general population, said study first author Jane Garrison, from the University of Cambridge in England. There is likely to be more than one explanation for why they arise, but this fin ...
Healthday - Thu. Nov 19
Almost 1 in 10 Americans Has Lifelong Drug Problem
Nearly one in 10 Americans has some type of lifelong drug use disorder, a new federal government survey finds. But only a quarter of them get the treatment they need, researchers said. The findings stem from a large U.S. National Institutes of Health survey. It s the first survey based on updated mental health guidelines that set a higher bar for diagnosing drug addiction than previous guidelines. But the seriousness and persistence of the situation doesn ...
Healthday - Thu. Nov 19
Type 2 Diabetes Drug Helps Some With Chronic Depression: Study
A new small study is adding evidence to the theory that insulin resistance may play a leading role in some people s depression. The study found that a medication normally used to boost insulin sensitivity in people with type 2 diabetes appears to help ease the symptoms of chronic depression. And, the effect was strongest in people who were insulin-resistant but didn t have diabetes, the study found. These findings add to the neurobiological explanation of ...
Healthday - Thu. Nov 19
Can natural remedies jeopardize cardiovascular health?
Philadelphia, PA, November 19, 2015 - Chinese physicians report on the case of a woman who presented with aconitine-induced cardiovascular symptoms. Their report, published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology , warns that the use of this natural ingredient may lead to severe poisoning. A 45-year-old Chinese woman was diagnosed with a severe heart-rhythm disorder, bidirectional ventricular tachycardia BVT , associated with aconitine poisoning. BVT is a ra ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 19
Walking faster or longer linked to significant cardiovascular benefits in olde...
BOSTON November 19, 2015 -- In a large prospective community-based study of older Americans, modest physical activity was associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease CVD . This was true even among men and women older than age 75 at baseline - a rapidly growing population for whom regular activity has been advised, but with little supportive empirical evidence. Led by senior author, Dariush Mozaffarian, M.D., Dr.P.H., dean of the Friedman School ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 19
'Healthy' foods differ by individual
Ever wonder why that diet didn t work An Israeli study tracking the blood sugar levels of 800 people over a week suggests that even if we all ate the same meal, how it s metabolized would differ from one person to another. The findings, published November 19 in Cell , demonstrate the power of personalized nutrition in helping people identify which foods can help or hinder their health goals. Blood sugar has a close association with health problems such as ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 19
Key molecular players in obesity-associated type 2 diabetes identified
Boston --There is strong evidence that inflammation promotes obesity-associated type 2 diabetes and diabetes complications. However, clinical trials with anti-inflammatory drugs have only been modestly effective for treating Type 2 diabetes. A new fingerprint of inflammation that may be able to predict which patients with obesity may also develop type 2 diabetes has been identified by Boston University School of Medicine BUSM researchers. This study appear ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 19
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