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Insulin levels, BMI in childhood can predict mental illness later in life

https://studyfinds.org/insulin-bmi-mental-illness-psychosis-depression/

Jul 17, 2021 … CAMBRIDGE, England — A study on childhood insulin levels shows that the link between physical and mental illness is closer than previously thought. Researchers at the University of Cambridge reveal that persistently high insulin levels in mid-childhood are tied to the development of psychosis in adulthood. The study also finds an increase in body mass…

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.…

Could a smartphone app reveal someone’s risk for suicide by the sound of their voice?

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Jun 10, 2021 … MELVILLE, N.Y. — Could the sound of someone’s voice help to identify their risk of committing suicide? Researchers from the University of Maryland are working on a potential vocal tracking app that could detect worrying changes in a patient’s symptoms of depression. More than 260 million people worldwide suffer from Major Depression Disorder (MDD) while…

Your defining traits started forming in your brain the moment you were born, breakthrough study shows

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Jun 10, 2021 … CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Parents are constantly asking each other, who did my baby learn that behavior from? Although children will certainly pick up qualities from mom and dad, a new study finds the traits that will define an infant’s behavior start forming at birth. A team from the United States and Germany say neural connections in…

Teens and adults using e-cigarettes at higher risk of developing asthma, poor mental health

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May 14, 2021 … NEW YORK — Although the debate over how harmful vaping is for human health rages on, more and more studies continue to suggest e-cigarettes are not a safe alternative to smoking tobacco. Now, a new study finds children and adults who take up the habit significantly increase their odds of developing asthma. Researchers from The Hospital…

‘Little to no increase’ in link between childhood mental health issues and digital tech use, researchers say

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May 06, 2021 … WASHINGTON — It’s never been easier for kids to spend all day staring at various screens. Besides all the endless options at their fingertips, going outside and seeing other people has been discouraged for over a year now. Regardless of the pandemic, many parents say they worry about how technology is influencing their children’s mental health.…

2 in 3 kids regularly ‘screen stacking’ after school — using up to four digital devices at same time!

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Apr 30, 2021 … LEICESTER, United Kingdom — If you think children just sit in front of a computer screen all day, you’re wrong. Most are actually sitting in front of several screens now. Once school ends, a recent study finds two-thirds of children spend their evenings and weekends staring at up to four screens at once. Researchers from…

If you want to live a longer, healthier life, never go to sleep on an argument

https://studyfinds.org/longer-life-going-to-sleep-on-arguments/

Mar 26, 2021 … Author: ‘Daily stressors — specifically the minor, small inconveniences that we have throughout the day — even those have lasting impacts on mortality.’ CORVALLIS, Ore. — Does an argument at the office on Monday still gnaw at you on Friday? Daily stressors come at people from all directions and some negative situations are simply unavoidable.…

Fish oil supplements ‘not good for everyone,’ may actually worsen heart disease risk

https://studyfinds.org/fish-oil-not-good-for-everyone/

Mar 26, 2021 … ATHENS, Ga. — Fish oil supplements are a booming, billion-dollar business. Most of that success is due to the reputation that fish oil (and the omega-3 fatty acids it carries) has tremendous health benefits — including improving heart health. Unfortunately, a new study finds only people with a certain genetic makeup will see those benefits. For…

More than 40% of parents say their kids have fallen behind in school during pandemic, lack interest in classes

https://studyfinds.org/kids-depressed-remote-learning/

Mar 19, 2021 … NEW YORK — While out-of-work adults and seniors may be bearing the brunt of mental health issues during the pandemic, parents aren’t forgetting about quarantine’s toll on their children. A new study finds the majority of American parents are worrying about their child’s mental health more than ever. A OnePoll survey asked 2,000 American parents how…

Stick-thin dolls make young girls want to be dangerously skinny — even at 5 years-old

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Mar 15, 2021 … DURHAM, United Kingdom — Do “model-thin” children’s dolls lead to dangerously skinny young girls? A new study finds stick-thin dolls, like Barbies and Monster High dolls, can make girls as young as five want to become unhealthily thin. Researchers in the United Kingdom say playing with the plastic fashion icon and similar toys just once…