Treating depression may reduce heart disease risk

Heart disease and depression are both serious and prevalent conditions; mounting evidence infers that they are connected. Depression has been shown to increase the likelihood of developing heart disease later in life.

Apr 4

Categories: Depression, Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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Autism diagnosis taking too long, experts say

Medical experts in Newcastle, UK, say that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are still being diagnosed later than they should be, meaning they are not getting access to specialist services early enough.

Apr 2

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Transgender veterans have high rates of mental health problems

Among military veterans identifying as transgender, 90 percent have at least one mental health diagnosis, such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or depression, and nearly 50 percent had a hospitalization after a suicide attempt or suicidal ...

Apr 2

Categories: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender) Issues

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Girls benefit from extra lessons, but what about boys?

Plans to extend the school day to increase achievement might not have the desired effect on all children, depending on the gender suggests the results of a study.

Apr 1

Categories: Academic Issues, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Parents' binge eating, restrictive feeding practices may be reactions ...

Parents who reported feeling distress when their child was angry, crying or fearful were more likely to engage in episodes of binge eating - and to limit the amounts or types of food they provided to their children, University of Illinois ...

Apr 1

Categories: Eating Disorders, Parenting

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Link between allergic rhinitis and mental health

According to a new study, patients with AR appear to be at higher risk of mental disorders in the general Korean adult population and persistent or severe AR was correlated with poor mental health.

Apr 1

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Mental Health in Asia

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Eating something sweet can lead to a romantic date

Not only do our emotions influence our perceptions of taste, but what we taste can also change how we feel, scientists have found.

Mar 31

Categories: Other, Relationships & Marriage

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Why are some people more attached to their phones than others?

Some people frequently check and re-check their mobile phones. Once this impulse is triggered, it may be more a question of not being able to leave the device alone than actually hoping to gain some reward from it.

Mar 30

Categories: Addictions, Inattention, Impulsivity, & Hyperactivity (ADHD)

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Playing Action Video Games: Suicide Attempt Capabilities Increases

Among individuals already thinking about suicide, those who play action video games may be significantly more capable of attempting it than those who play other video game categories, according to a new study.

Mar 30

Categories: Addictions, Suicide Prevention

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'Tough guys' less likely to be honest with doctor

"Why do men die earlier than women?" wondered Diana Sanchez, associate professor of psychology, from Rutgers University in New Jersey. "Men can expect to die 5 years earlier than women, and physiological differences don't explain that difference."

Mar 30

Categories: Men's Issues

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Homeless youth with pets have benefits, challenges

Homeless youth with pets are less likely to engage in potentially harmful behavior, more likely to open up to veterinarians about their personal challenges and generally less depressed.

Mar 29

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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Is moderate drinking really good for you?

Many people believe a glass of wine with dinner will help them live longer and healthier -- but the scientific evidence is shaky at best, according to a new research analysis.

Mar 29

Categories: Addictions, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Health Psychology

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Exercise may slow brain aging by 10 years for older people

Exercise in older people is associated with a slower rate of decline in thinking skills that occurs with aging.

Mar 29

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues

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How Being Heavier Drives Down Self-Esteem

For heavier individuals, the anticipation of rejection drives down self-esteem and ratchets up stress, say psychologists.

Mar 28

Categories: Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem

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Protein Diet, Weight Loss, May Help You Sleep

Overweight and obese adults who are losing weight with a high-protein diet are more likely to sleep better, according to new research.

Mar 28

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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