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Study: 1 in 5 children suffers from a mental health disorder

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Apr 20, 2019 … HAMILTON, Ontario — One in five children suffers from a mental disorder — with notable increases in depression and anxiety over the past 30 years — yet less than one-third have had contact with a mental healthcare provider, a new study finds. Results from the 2014 Ontario Child Health Study actually mirror findings from a similar…

Children who participate in team sports may have healthier brains, study finds

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Mar 22, 2019 … ST. LOUIS — Signing your kids up for youth soccer or Little League may benefit more than just their physical health and social skills. A recent study by neurologists at Washington University found that participating in team sports in childhood can improve brain structure, and may also lead to fewer instances of depression in boys as…

Suicide-related cases increasingly common in children’s hospitals, study finds

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May 09, 2017 … NASHVILLE — With depression and anxiety rates rapidly increasing among younger individuals, there has also been a concurrent dramatic increase in hospitalizations due to thoughts of suicide and self-harm, a new study finds. Researchers at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee looked at data from 32 children’s hospitals across the U.S., identifying inpatient and emergency visits between 2008…

Born to be wild: Disruptive children don’t inspire unruly behavior in siblings, study finds

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Apr 06, 2017 … TEL AVIV — Parents can breathe easy: having one wild child in the house won’t increase the likelihood of having two. A new study finds that disruptive children don’t inspire their siblings to act out similarly. In fact, siblings of disruptive children might be more likely to learn how not to behave by watching their unruly…

Breaking the stereotype: Female physics students perform just as well or better than males

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Jun 12, 2022 … COLLEGE STATION, Texas — An old stereotype says that females perform at a lower level than males in science courses, especially physics courses. However, according to a recent study, it couldn’t be more wrong. Female physics students at Texas A&M University performed just as well, and in some cases better, than male students in the course,…

Study: Primary factor in gun violence is accessibility, not mental illness

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May 25, 2022 … GALVESTON, Texas — The frequency of violent incidents involving guns in the United States in recent years has shed light on an incredibly troubling trend. After a shooting occurs, the political floodgates open and while some call for tougher gun reform laws, others point to mental illness as a rational explanation as to why someone would…

Other Notable Health Studies & Research From May 20-22, 2022

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May 23, 2022 … There are dozens of studies, innovations, and research findings released everyday by institutions and clinics across the world. Here’s a look at some of the other notable health reports from May 20-22. Journal of Parkinson’s Disease Welcomes New Co-Editor-in-Chief Lorraine V. Kalia, MD, PhD, FRCPC A globally recognized authority on Parkinson’s disease, Lorraine V. Kalia, MD,…

Adventurous play outdoors leads to stronger mental health for kids

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May 23, 2022 … EXETER, United Kingdom — Excitement and exploration help kids avoid anxiety, according to researchers from the University of Exeter. Their study finds children who spend more time playing adventurously show fewer signs of anxiety and depression. Moreover, adventurous kids also tended to be happier during the first COVID-19 lockdown. Researchers surveyed nearly 2,500 parents of children…

New weight loss method rewires ‘instinctive desire to eat’ in dieters

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May 19, 2022 … SAN DIEGO — Can’t walk into your kitchen without grabbing a snack? A new weight loss method conceived by scientists at the University of California-San Diego helps dieters manage their internal hunger cues and improve their ability to resist food. Study participants deemed “highly responsive” to food lost more weight and maintained that weight loss over…

Three’s a crowd: Having more than 2 kids linked to weaker brain function

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May 16, 2022 … NEW YORK — Everything in moderation — even kids? Researchers from Columbia University and Université Paris-Dauphine report having more than two kids may have a negative impact on late-life cognition. The study shows that older parents with just two children appeared sharper cognitively than those with three. The connection between kids and cognition was particularly strong…

Other Notable Health Studies & Research From May 11, 2022

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May 12, 2022 … There are dozens of studies, innovations, and research findings released everyday by institutions and clinics across the world. Here’s a look at some of the other notable health reports from May 11. New Research in JNCCN Encourages Harnessing Health Technology to Help Cancer Patients Quit Smoking New research in the May 2022 issue of JNCCN—Journal of the National…

Frighteningly accurate child robot that has seizures and bleeds could help doctors save lives

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May 10, 2022 … LAS VEGAS — A childlike robot that can have seizures and even bleeds with disturbing accuracy could help doctors train to save young lives in an emergency. The makers of the “Pedia_Roid” are calling it the “world’s first humanoid” designed specifically for healthcare professionals training in pediatric emergency care. The robot can realistically simulate the…

Avoiding social media for just one week significantly boosts well-being, cuts depression

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May 09, 2022 … BATH, United Kingdom — Doctors may soon be writing a very simple prescription to improve your mental health: “get off social media!” A new study finds avoiding social media platforms for just one week significantly improved a person’s well-being and also lowered levels of both anxiety and depression. A team from the University of Bath found…

Other Notable Health Studies & Research From May 6, 2022

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May 07, 2022 … There are dozens of studies, innovations, and research findings released everyday by institutions and clinics across the world. Here’s a look at some of the other notable health reports from May 6. Nature Helps Mental Health, Research Says—But Only For Rich, White People? New research shows that a rapidly-growing environmental science field—which measures nature’s effects…