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Study Probes Interaction of Genetics and Neural Wiring in ADHD

Study Probes Interaction of Genetics and Neural Wiring in ADHD

A new study comparing genetics and the neural wiring of the brain suggests a diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) results from a combination of factors. Investigators
Targeting Unhealthy Lifestyles May Increase Longevity in Those With Severe Mental Illness

Targeting Unhealthy Lifestyles May Increase Longevity in Those With Severe Mental Illness

Addressing unhealthy lifestyle factors among people with severe mental illness could potentially provide the greatest benefit in increasing life expectancy, according to a new U.K. study conducted by
Many Sports Medicine Students Struggle With Constant Pain

Many Sports Medicine Students Struggle With Constant Pain

A large number of people with sports-centered majors or careers struggle with constant pain, either physical or psychological, according to a new German study at Goethe University Frankfurt. “One
COVID-19 Survey: How NYC Residents Are Holding Up

COVID-19 Survey: How NYC Residents Are Holding Up

Nearly 3 in 10 New York City residents (29%) report that either they or someone in their household has lost their job as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) over the...
Inconsistent Bedtimes Can Hike Risk for Illness

Inconsistent Bedtimes Can Hike Risk for Illness

New research suggests that going to bed at inconsistent times can elevate resting heart rate and, subsequently, the risk for cardiovascular disease. The finding comes at a time when getting...
Childhood Obesity Tied to Higher Risk of Anxiety, Depression, Premature Death

Childhood Obesity Tied to Higher Risk of Anxiety, Depression, Premature Death

Two new studies show that children with obesity have a three times higher risk of mortality in early adulthood and are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression. The...
Mental Stress May Predict 2nd Heart Attack or Dying from Heart Disease

Mental Stress May Predict 2nd Heart Attack or Dying from Heart Disease

For some people who survive a heart attack, mental stress may be a stronger predictor of a repeat heart attack or dying from heart disease than physical stress, according to...
Language of Online Health Forums Affect Credibility, Trust

Language of Online Health Forums Affect Credibility, Trust

Health forum articles that use more neutral language, rather than containing many positive adjectives, are deemed to be more trustworthy by the public, according to a new German study at...
Too Little Or Too Much Sleep May Be Linked to Heart Risks

Too Little Or Too Much Sleep May Be Linked to Heart Risks

People who get around seven or eight hours of sleep per night, as opposed to less or more, have significantly less evidence of stiffness in their arteries, indicating a reduced...
Public Health Leadership Vital to Slowing Coronavirus Pandemic

Public Health Leadership Vital to Slowing Coronavirus Pandemic

In a new commentary, medical experts emphasize the urgent need for strong public health leadership in the wake of the emerging coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “Appropriate concerns and not fear
Social Media Can Help Motivate Exercise

Social Media Can Help Motivate Exercise

New research suggests social media can provide a cue to help people overcome boredom with their existing exercise program and spark the desire to continue physical activity. As most of...
Poor Physical Health Can Hamper Job Seekers With Severe Mental Illness

Poor Physical Health Can Hamper Job Seekers With Severe Mental Illness

Individuals with serious mental illness, such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, believe their physical health problems rather than psychological health make it difficult for them to secure jobs,
New Strategy Can Aid Parenting Kids with Autism

New Strategy Can Aid Parenting Kids with Autism

Parenting a child with autism spectrum disorder is a challenging endeavor. New research suggests an updated parenting strategy can help a child receive reinforcement and guidance and ease the time...
People Addicted to Running at Risk for More Severe Injuries

People Addicted to Running at Risk for More Severe Injuries

The psychological, health and social benefits of running are well-known, but when the sport becomes an addiction, it can cause more harm than good, according to a new study by...
Opioids for Pain After Tooth Pulled May Not Be Needed

Opioids for Pain After Tooth Pulled May Not Be Needed

A new study finds that the use of opioids to soothe the pain of a pulled tooth could be drastically reduced or eliminated altogether. For the study, researchers at the...
Hearing Loss Affects Balance, Increases Risk of Falling

Hearing Loss Affects Balance, Increases Risk of Falling

What people can hear — and do not hear — has a direct effect on their balance, according to a new study. This research provides a better understanding of the...
Many Younger Cancer Survivors Face Financial Insecurity

Many Younger Cancer Survivors Face Financial Insecurity

Younger cancer survivors are more likely to experience significant financial strain while trying to keep up with daily living costs, including food, housing, and monthly bills, even years after
Knowing More About a Virus Threat May Not Be Enough

Knowing More About a Virus Threat May Not Be Enough

People who believe they are highly knowledgeable about a new infectious disease may also be more likely to think they don’t know enough, resulting in little satisfaction, according to a...
Utah Study Finds Lack of Info Hinders Access to Food Programs

Utah Study Finds Lack of Info Hinders Access to Food Programs

A new study, conducted in 99 Utah communities, reveals how poor communication and/or a lack of information could be hindering efforts to connect some people in need with food stamps,...
Saliva Biomarker May Predict Obesity Risk for Some Kids

Saliva Biomarker May Predict Obesity Risk for Some Kids

A new study finds that a biomarker in saliva is linked to the development of childhood obesity in a group of preschool-aged Hispanic children. The study, published in the journal...