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‘Super sensor’ patch worn on skin is first to monitor heart health, biochemical levels at same time

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Dec 14, 2021 … SAN DIEGO — A new health super sensor has been developed to regulate everything from blood pressure to how much you have had to drink. The soft and stretchy patch is the first wearable device to monitor both cardiovascular signals and biochemical levels in the human body at the same time. Worn on the neck,…

Can’t stop acting reckless? New test predicts if impulsivity is pathological

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Dec 07, 2021 … BERKELEY, Calif. — Do you keep making impulsive decisions only to end up regretting your actions? Researchers at the University of California-Berkeley have developed a new test to help determine if your habit borders on the pathological. The study finds acting recklessly during emotional times has a connection to how fast a person reacts to stimulating,…

A mother’s stress impacts their child’s mental health and vice versa, study finds

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Dec 02, 2021 … HOUSTON, Texas — New research confirms that when it comes to family mental health dynamics, everything usually comes full circle. Researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston report a two-way relationship between a mother’s and their children’s mental health. Mom’s mental health symptoms influence her child’s mental state, but the reverse…

Over half of those diagnosed will develop ‘long COVID’

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Oct 14, 2021 … HERSHEY, Pa. — A disturbingly high percentage of people who recover from symptomatic COVID-19 continue to struggle with lingering “long COVID” symptoms for months after the fact. It’s been a worrying trend since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Now, researchers from Penn State report that over half of the 236 million people with COVID-19 worldwide…

Too much screen time may not be so bad for kids after all

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Sep 13, 2021 … BOULDER, Colo. — Children and adolescents today spend much more time scrolling and staring at screens than older generations. Many believe all that extra screen time isn’t doing tomorrow’s leaders any favors, but a surprising new study actually finds the opposite. University of Colorado-Boulder researchers report increased screen time among adolescents only results in a slightly…

How to tell if you’re a ‘cool mom’: Survey reveals what makes kids really admire their mothers

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Sep 06, 2021 … NEW YORK — Half of moms worry about whether their kids think they’re cool — and according to kids, there are some things a “cool” mom should not do, according to a new study. For example, using their home nickname in front of their friends (42%), shouting their name at a sports game or other event…

Fear of fidgeting: One-third of population suffers from ‘hatred of movements’

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Sep 01, 2021 … VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Can’t stand it when people around you are fidgeting or pacing? You may be suffering from a case of misokinesia, or a hatred of movements. On the bright side, at least you’re not alone. Researchers from the University of British Columbia report that up to one-third of the population is easily irritated…

Nearly half of parents aren’t prepared for their kids to return to in-person learning

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Aug 18, 2021 … NEW YORK — Parents — get ready to empty your wallets. A study of 2,000 American parents of school-aged children finds half say their kid’s pricey supply list gives them anxiety (51%). Two-thirds think back-to-school season will be more expensive than last year. Commissioned by Slickdeals and conducted by OnePoll, researchers discovered that parents anticipate spending…

Back-to-school COVID jitters have parents and teachers more anxious than ever before

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Aug 10, 2021 … NEW YORK — Three-fourths of America’s teachers are more worried than ever over how prepared their students will be for school this fall. The recent survey of 2,000 respondents — including 1,000 parents of school-aged children and 1,000 K-12 teachers — finds that for both groups, anxiety is higher than it’s ever been for the upcoming…

Vaccines required? Doctors debate if governments should force healthcare workers to get the COVID vaccine

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Aug 05, 2021 … LONDON — The COVID-19 vaccine is causing controversy not just in the United States, but in hospitals around the world. Along with debates over how to get the public to buy in to the vaccine rollout, many governments in Europe are now requiring their healthcare workers to get the shot regardless of any objections. In a…

Remote learning not that bad? 7 in 10 parents say their kids are more focused in virtual classroom

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Jul 29, 2021 … NEW YORK — Do students really need to go back to class this fall? Some moms and dads in a new study don’t think so. About seven in 10 parents think their kids actually focus better while learning remotely. According to a recent survey of 2,000 American parents with school-age children and their children, one…

‘Zapping’ the brain could be pain-free way to get rid of OCD, dangerous addictions

https://www.studyfinds.org/brain-zaps-ocd-compulsive-disorders-addiction/

Jul 17, 2021 … BOSTON — Obsessive compulsive disorder can be disruptive to the lives of patients along with their family friends. But there may be a new, painless treatment that could put an end to the frustrating condition. According to new research, those who suffer from OCD or even related conditions like gambling or shopping addiction could potentially…

Taking antidepressants while pregnant is safe for the baby, study says

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Jun 24, 2021 … PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Women taking antidepressants usually hear from their doctors that they should keep taking their medications even if they become pregnant. Despite this, lingering doubts remain about whether these drugs are totally safe for both mother and child. Now, a new study contends pregnant women have no reason to worry about taking antidepressants.…