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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…

‘Alpha generation’ will have fewer artists, musicians — and digital devices may be to blame

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Mar 05, 2021 … BUDAPEST, Hungary — For most people of a certain age, their brains tend to see the “big picture” before settling in to focus on the details. Those growing up in the digital age however, are being rewired to see the world a whole lot differently. Researchers in Hungary say children who start using digital devices…

Children of heavy drinkers more likely to have mental health problems, display criminal behavior

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Aug 05, 2021 … PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Children of heavy drinkers are more likely to develop depression and other mental health problems, a new study warns. A team from Aarhus University in Denmark say these youngsters are also more likely to need hospitalization and exhibit criminal behavior later on. “Within the last 10 years, there has been an expansion…

Inherited stress: Baby heartbeats can reveal if mom has depression or anxiety

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Oct 01, 2020 … HEIDELBERG, Germany — We inherit a whole lot from our parents. Appearance, of course, but many people also share similar personalities or demeanors with at least one parent as well. On a concerning note, a new study from the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology finds babies born to mothers dealing with depression or anxiety often show physiological…

Social media use tops list of child health concerns among parents in 2020; COVID ranked tenth!

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Dec 24, 2020 … ANN ARBOR, Mich. — For American parents, you may think the constant concern over COVID-19 is their biggest fear when it comes to their child’s health. A new survey finds that’s not actually the case, not even close. Researchers from the University of Michigan say quarantine and lockdowns have parents worrying more about their kids…

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,…

Specialized Warm-Up Routine Reduces Child Soccer Injuries By Half

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Jan 22, 2018 … BASEL, Switzerland — A new study by sports scientists at the University of Basel found that a warm-up program designed specifically for children chopped the odds of a player suffering an injury in half. Childhood soccer injuries differ from normal soccer-related injuries in adults and teens, says study co-author Dr. Oliver Faude. “For example, children are…

Teens who play violent video games ‘not at higher risk of mental health problems’ after all

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Jan 15, 2021 … SAN DIEGO — Watching children joyfully play gory video games where the characters are battling to the death can certainly make any parent worry about their adolescent’s mental state. But new research brings reason to calm those fears. Teens who play violent video games are not at higher risks of mental health problems after all,…

Clubbed House: Excessive Extracurricular Activities For Kids Makes Life Harder For Families

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May 23, 2018 … ORMSKIRK, England — Between music lessons and band practice, after school sports, student clubs and other activities, children are soaking in skills to help mold them into responsible, sociable adults. At the same time, many are being overworked. A new study delving into the effects of children’s extracurricular activities on family life reveals an unprecedented strain on…

Children Manage Stress, Anxiety Better by Doing Yoga At School, Study Finds

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Apr 17, 2018 … NEW ORLEANS — Keeping young minds happy and healthy as school grows more challenging can pose a challenge for parents, but a new study finds that the schools themselves can help to greatly reduce anxiety a child may be experiencing. Researchers from Tulane University found that school-based yoga helped improve the emotional health and overall well-being…

Brain Changes Indicative Of Mental Disorder Seen In Girls Who Self-Harm, Study Finds

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Dec 17, 2018 … COLUMBUS, Ohio — The teenage years are fraught with emotions. Girls who experience heightened levels of anxiety, depression and hostility are more likely to self-harm. And now a new study tells us that these self-injurious behaviors, such as cutting, may do more than harm just the body: they also indicate potentially detrimental changes in the…

Study: Preschoolers With TV In Bedroom More Likely To Have Weight Problems, Poor Social Skills

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Aug 06, 2019 … Researchers say 4-year-olds who have a television in their rooms were at a greater risk of suffering from depression, displaying aggressive behavior, and having poorer physical health in adolescence. MONTREAL — Young children, specifically around the ages of four or five, can be a handful to say the least. Preschool aged children are full of energy…

Teachers Struggle To Bond With Minority Students, Children Of Immigrants, Study Finds

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Oct 15, 2017 … NEW YORK — As the racial divide in the U.S. grows and the future for DREAMers, or children born to illegal immigrants in the country, grows more uncertain, one might think that a safe haven for children of any background would be their own school. A surprising new study, however, finds that most teachers are struggling…

Study: Calm kids suddenly get aggressive to deal with ill-tempered playmates

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Oct 19, 2020 … CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom — Every so often, parents will be surprised or even ashamed of a random aggressive act their child commits during a playdate or other social interaction. These seemingly out-of-the-blue occurrences are usually shrugged off as nothing more than an isolated incident. But a new study may have finally uncovered why so many…

Father’s Age At Conception Affects Social Development in Children, Study Finds

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Dec 21, 2017 … WASHINGTON — Paternal age at conception, particularly if a father was very young or much older, affects social development in children, a new study finds. Researchers at the the Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine analyzed data from a sample of 15,000 twins followed from age four through 16…

Young adults who spend 5+ hours daily on social media much more likely to be depressed

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Dec 30, 2020 … FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — For children and young adults alike, it can sometimes seem like their smartphones are a part of their bodies. While younger people aren’t the only ones who can develop an addiction to surfing social media all day, a new study finds it can have a serious impact on their mental health. Researchers…