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Children involved in organized sports less likely to have emotional difficulties

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Jan 03, 2020 … MONTREAL — Youth league or elementary school sports programs are surefire ways to help kids get in some daily exercise, but a new study finds a further benefit: children who play organized sports starting at a young age are less likely to deal with emotional issues or difficulties by the age of 12. “The elementary school…

Clean air, clean mind: Study ties air pollution to depression, suicide risk

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Dec 26, 2019 … LONDON — People living in areas with high levels of air pollution are more likely to experience depression or take their own lives, according to an alarming study by researchers at the University College London. The study used data from 16 countries in what authors say is the first systematic review and meta-analysis of links…

Nutritional supplements won’t prevent depression, study finds

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Nov 30, 2019 … EXETER, England — Depression can bring one’s life to a debilitating standstill. Many sufferers determined to beat the condition often try variety of different treatments before finding the most effective approach. Some even believe that consuming a variety of nutritional supplements every day is capable of alleviating depression. According to a study conducted at the University…

Study: Just 35 minutes of daily exercise can help prevent depression

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Nov 09, 2019 … BOSTON — Exercise may be just as beneficial for the mind as it is for the body. Increasing physical activity levels can significantly reduce one’s chances of developing depression, even for those genetically predisposed to the mental condition. That was the main finding of a study by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). According to…

Young mothers more likely to have children with ADHD, study finds

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Oct 25, 2019 … ADELAIDE, Australia — ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, has become a common diagnosis these days among children. More than six million American youths between the ages of 4-17 have been diagnosed with the disorder, along with an estimated one in 20 Australian citizens. The exact cause of the condition is still up for debate, and research…

Three studies link air pollution in U.S. to serious mental health issues in children

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Sep 25, 2019 … Research “first to show association between daily outdoor air pollution, increased symptoms of psychiatric disorders” among kids. ‘Smog-induced feelings of anxiety and suicidal thoughts’ more prevalent in children living in poorer neighborhoods. CINCINNATI — Exposure to polluted air, or smog, can result in a number of physical health problems. There have also been numerous studies associating…

Children born to older parents are better behaved, study finds

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Aug 01, 2019 … AMSTERDAM — Over the past 20 years or so, more parents all over the world are waiting to have kids at a later age. With this trend in mind, a Dutch study conducted across multiple universities set out to examine behavior patterns among children born to older parents. Researchers discovered that children born to older parents…

Study: Children as young as eight can develop a negative body image

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Jul 19, 2019 … MELBOURNE, Australia — It’s common for teenagers to deal with frustrations about their appearance as they go through puberty, but a new study out of Australia has found that even pre-pubescent adolescents as young as eight are vulnerable to developing a poor body image. According to researchers at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and the…

Insomnia symptoms, shorter sleep time in children linked to screen time

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May 25, 2019 … BALTIMORE — Parents of children who struggle with sleeping problems may want to consider cutting back on the iPad and Netflix time. A recent study found a positive correlation between screen time and insomnia symptoms, as well as overall shorter duration of sleep in adolescents. Researchers say the greater the total time spent social messaging,…

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…

Major increase in depression among young adults over last decade may be due to digital media

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Apr 18, 2019 … WASHINGTON — Mental health issues, notably depression, increased significantly for young adults in the last ten years, and researchers pin some of the blame the rise of the popularity of digital media. “Cultural trends in the last 10 years may have had a larger effect on mood disorders and suicide-related outcomes among younger generations compared…

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…

When dad is sad: Postpartum depression in men must be taken more seriously, study finds

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Mar 11, 2019 … LAS VEGAS — As many as 1 in 10 new dads suffer from postpartum depression (PPD), but how does the condition differ for men compared to women? A new study by researchers at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas finds six commonalities among fathers suffering from PPD, and ultimately highlights the need for better screening…

Cannabis is a safe, effective treatment for autism in young children, study finds

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Feb 06, 2019 … BEER-SHEVA, Israel — Medical cannabis is an effective, well-tolerated, and most importantly, a safe treatment for autism in children, helping to reduce a range of symptoms in those with the condition, a new study finds. Researchers from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and the Soroka University Medical Center say cannabis oil helped to improve seizures,…

Alternative medicine use among children has doubled since 2003

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Jun 20, 2018 … CHICAGO — Alternative medicines, such as nutraceuticals, herbal products, and natural supplements, have presented families with new ways of treating and preventing illnesses in their children, albeit with varying degrees of success. As more and more people veer away from antibiotics and standard treatments, a new study finds that the use of alternative medicine with…

Strained relationship with mother, siblings tied to depression later in life, study finds

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Sep 28, 2017 … AMES, Iowa — Feeling strained relations with your immediate family, particularly your mother and your siblings, is linked to depression later in life, a new study finds. Researchers at Iowa State University looked at data on 495 adult children and 254 families enrolled in the Within-Family Differences Study, a longitudinal survey conducted by Purdue University.…