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22 Sep

Suppressing Negative Thoughts May Be Good for Your Mental Health, Study Finds

New research finds suppressing negative thoughts and fears helps make them less vivid and reduces depression, anxiety, and worry.

10 Aug

How To Know If You Have High-Functioning Depression

High-functioning depression, a serious and often misunderstood condition, can be identified by a few common signs.

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Late Cancer Diagnosis Biggest Health Concern for Most, Poll Shows

MONDAY, July 15, 2024 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to health worries, cancer leads the way, a new poll shows. 

The University of Cambridge poll included 2,000 adults who said their biggest concern is getting diagnosed with cancer when it's too late to treat it. Seven in 10 respondents have that fear, while 52% fret about the impact of a cancer diagnosis on loved ones.


Study Measures Mental Harms of Terrorism on Children With Autism

The Oct. 7 terrorist attack on Israel has left children and parents with significant psychological scars, a new study shows.

But families with a child who has autism have been especially hard hit, according to researchers from the Autism Center at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 

"Parenting a child during wartime is a universal c...

Know a Narcissist? They May Become Less So as They Age

Your schoolmate who acted like he was better than everyone else has probably shed some of that narcissistic behavior an adult.

New research shows people tend to be less narcissistic as they age. Still, those who were more narcissistic as kids tended to be narcissists as adults.

"One theory suggests that the social roles we take on in adulthood, for example as a partner, a parent, a...

Survey Shows Loneliness Haunts Over 1 in 5 People

Loneliness strikes more than a fifth of people worldwide, a new survey warns.

In the Gallup survey published Wednesday, 23% of people said they felt lonely "a lot of the previous day." Those experiencing feelings of loneliness often felt physical pain, worry, sadness, stress and anger, as well.


How Cannabis Use During Pregnancy May Harm a Baby's Brain

Cannabis use during pregnancy might affect the way a child’s brain develops after birth, a new study says.

Brain imaging of children exposed to cannabis in the womb has revealed patterns consistent with reductions in brain inflammation, researchers reported July 4 in the journal Nature Mental Health.

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When Bills Become an Issue, Couples Stop Communicating

If you and your partner fall silent when vexing money issues arise, new research suggests you are not alone.

A team from Cornell University found that the more stressed people were about their finances, the less likely they were to discuss those concerns with their romantic partners.

The findings were published recently in the

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  • Unsafe Neighborhoods Could Drive Up Smoking Rates

    It may sound far-fetched, but new research suggests that living in dangerous neighborhoods could trigger an unintended health harm: higher smoking rates among residents.

    "High levels of neighborhood threat shape perceptions of powerlessness among residents, amplifying a general sense of mistrust, that can promote maladaptive coping behavior like smoking,” said researcher

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  • July 4, 2024
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  • Gratitude May Bring Longer Life

    People who are grateful for what they have tend to live longer, a new study reports.

    Older women who scored highest on a questionnaire measuring gratitude had a 9% lower risk of premature death from any cause, compared to those with the least gratitude, according to findings published July 3 in the journal J...

    Use of 'Benzo' Sedatives Like Valium, Xanax Won't Raise Dementia Risk: Study

    Benzodiazepines do not appear to increase dementia risk, but could have subtle long-term effects on brain structure, a new study reports.

    Researchers found no link between use of the sedative drug and a higher risk of dementia in a group of more than 5,400 adults in the Netherlands, according to findings published July 2 in the journal

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  • July 2, 2024
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  • Magic Mushroom's Psilocybin Is America's Most Popular Hallucinogen

    As psilocybin mushrooms become the most popular psychedelic in the United States, some states have started to ease regulations on its recreational use.

    Now, a new report warns that the federal government will have to decide whether to follow suit.

    RAND, a nonprofit research group, stresses in the report that if efforts t...

    Anxiety Tied to Doubling of Parkinson's Risk

    Anxiety could be an early warning sign of Parkinson's disease, a new study finds.

    People with anxiety have at least double the risk of developing Parkinson’s compared to those without the mood disorder, results show.

    Further, specific Parkinson’s symptoms serve as warning signs of ...

    Slow-Release Ketamine Pill Eases Depression: Study

    A new slow-release pill form of ketamine can quell hard-to-treat depression without producing psychedelic side effects normally associated with the drug, early research suggests.

    Patients on the strongest dose of ketamine tablets saw significant improvement in their depression compa...

    Rates of Distress, Depression Have Doubled Among Transgender Americans Since 2014

    The rate of self-reported mental distress and depression among American adults who identify as transgender or gender-diverse (TGD) has more than doubled between 2014 and 2022, an analysis of federal health data reveals.

    During that time, "a record number of enacted laws has threatened the rights and protections of TGD people, including restricting access to gender-affirming care and permi...

    What Makes for Resilient People? The Brain & the Gut Hold Clues

    FRIDAY, June 21, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Can you trust your gut?

    UCLA researchers have shown that people who rank high in resilience -- meaning they accept change positively and follow their instincts -- have the bacteria living in their bellies in part to thank for it. 

    Their new study looked at the brains and gut microbiomes of people who cope effectively with different typ...

    High Rates of Loneliness Seen Among Bisexual and Transgender People

    Transgender and bisexual adults have rates of loneliness that are much higher than that of cisgender and heterosexual people, new data shows.

    Federal health data on U.S. adults from 2022 finds the highest rates of self-reported loneliness among people who identify as bisexual (56.7%) or transgender (rates ranging from 56.4% to 63.9%), according to researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disea...

    Cyberbullying Common in the World of Online Gaming

    Cyberbullying and sexual harassment are rampant in the world of professional video gaming and online gaming, a new study reports.

    Nearly 96% of 145 video game players from 14 countries said they had been targeted online in the previous year.

    “It’s not just an isolated incident,” said lead researcher Louise Trudgett-Kl...

    More Americans Worry About Climate Change's Effect on Mental Health, Poll Finds

    As summers get hotter and hurricane seasons less predictable, more Americans now say that climate change affects their mental health, a new poll finds.

    In a survey conducted among more than 2,200 adults at the end of May, 53% of respondents said they believe that the effects...

    Too Often, Overdose Survivors Miss Out on Vital Treatments: Study

    Most seniors who survive a drug overdose often miss out on treatments that could help save them from a subsequent OD, a new study shows.

    Almost 24,000 Medicaid beneficiaries died from a follow-up overdose out of 137,000 who survived an OD in 2020, researchers say. That’s nearly one in five (17%).

    “People who have experienced one overdose are more likely to experience another,”...

    Surgeon General Calls for Warning Labels on Social Media Sites

    The U.S. Surgeon General announced Monday that he will push for warning labels on all social media platforms, stating that they may harm teens' mental health.

    "The mental health crisis among young people is an emergency -- and social media has emerged as an important contributor," Dr. Vivek Murthy wrote in an essay publi...

    There May Be 6 Types of Depression, and Brain Scans Can Sort Them Out

    Depression can be sorted into six distinct types using brain scans, a revelation that could improve treatment for many suffering the debilitating mood disorder.

    Researchers analyzed brain scans to identify six different biological types of depression, bas...

    Getting Your Exercise in Nature May Bring Added Benefits

    Exercising in natural surroundings -- a jog through a park, a bicycle ride along a trail -- could be more beneficial than working out indoors, a new review suggests.

    However, access to natural areas that are public varies widely, with not everyone having the chance to exercise ou...

    Help for Women Battling ADHD & Opioid Addiction in Pregnancy

    Opioid overdoses in pregnant women are at an all-time high in the United States, and researchers think they’ve figured out one way to counter this phenomenon.

    Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is strongly tied to substance use disorders, which means some women who become pregnant are taking ADHD medications while receiving treatment for

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  • ADHD Patients Could Face Disrupted Access to Meds Following Fraud Case

    The two top officers of a telehealth company that began to distribute ADHD drugs widely during the pandemic have been charged with health care fraud, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.

    The arrests will likely worsen ongoing shortages of Adderall and another ADHD medications, Vyvanse, experts said.

    “There are a lot of people who are going to be strugg...

    Poll Finds Many Young Workers Feeling Stressed, Isolated

    Many younger workers feel stressed, isolated and unappreciated at their jobs, a new survey has found.

    The 2022 Work in America survey, conducted by the American Psychological Association (APA), found that young adults are struggling in the workplace:

    • Nearly half (48%) of workers ages 18 to 25 feel peop...

    Even Temporary Loneliness Can Harm Physical Health

    You don't consider yourself a lonely person generally, but sometimes have days where feelings of loneliness set in.

    If you're one of those people, even that transient loss of connection with others could be impacting your physical health, a new study finds.

    “A lot of research is focused on loneliness being a binary trait -- either you’re lonely or you’re not. But based on ou...

    New Form of Psychotherapy Might Help Ease Chronic Pain

    A new form of psychotherapy appears to work even better at treating chronic pain in older adults than gold-standard cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a new study finds.

    U.S. veterans who received emotional awareness and expression ...

    Could Moms of Low-Birth-Weight Babies Face Higher Dementia Risk Later?

    Women who deliver low-birth-weight babies could be more likely to have memory and thinking problems later in life, a new study warns.

    As seniors, these women had brain test scores that indicated one to two years of additional aging in their memory and thinking skills, compared with women who delivered normal-weight babies, according to results published June 12 in the journal

    Nearly 1 in 4 People With Bipolar Disorder Achieve Complete Mental Health

    Bipolar disorder doesn't have to be a lifelong challenge, a new study says.

    Nearly 1 in 4 people with bipolar disorder wind up achieving complete mental health, researchers found.

    Further, more than 2 in 5 become free from bipolar symptoms over time...

    There's Another 'Magic' Mushroom Being Sold in Gummies -- But It Can Kill

    Growing public fascination with “magic” psilocybin mushrooms as a trendy treatment for depression had led to increased interest in another type of psychedelic mushroom, a new study reports.

    Unfortunately, this second sort of shroom -- known as Amanita muscaria -- can be more toxic than fentanyl, cocaine and PCP, researchers say.

    Marketing the two types of mushrooms as e...

    Failure's 'Benefits' Might Be Overrated

    Winston Churchill once said, “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”

    It's one of countless platitudes claiming that failure leads to success.

    But there's strong evidence that such a notion is wrongheaded and can lead to terrible real-world consequences, researchers said in a new report.

    In fact, many people do not learn from their fa...

    FDA Panel Says No to MDMA as Treatment for PTSD

    A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Tuesday voted against recommending the psychedelic MDMA for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

    In a 10-1 vote, the panel determined the evidence amassed so far fails to show the controversial drug's benefits outweigh its risks, the Associated Press reported.

    During the meeting, panel members pointed ...

    Service Dogs Work Wonders for Veterans With PTSD: Study

    Military veterans often struggle with their mental health once their service ends, but the first clinical trial of its kind has found that having a service dog helps lower the risk of PTSD for these former soldiers.

    Veterans paired with a service dog had 66% lower odds of a PTSD diagnosis, compared to a control group of vets still waiting for a service dog, researchers reported June 4 in ...

    U.S. Maternal Death Rate Remains Much Higher Than Other Affluent Nations

    Maternal mortality rates in the United States continue to exceed those in other wealthy nations, with most women dying during pregnancy and childbirth in ways that were preventable, a new report shows.

    In 2022, U.S. women had a death rate from complications of pregnancy and childbirth of 22 deaths per 100,000 live births, researchers found.

    That's a rate more than double and sometim...

    Better Sleep Might Bring Less Loneliness

    People who feel lonely and socially isolated might benefit from more sleep, especially if they're a young adult, a new study suggests.

    Better sleep is associated with significantly less emotional and social loneliness, researchers report.

    Younger adults in particularbenefit ...

    Sleep Apnea Treatment Can Give Couples' Bond a Boost

    Strapping a mask to your face can make for a happier marriage, a new study suggests.

    Relationships with partners flourish if a person with sleep apnea starts using a continuous positive air pressure (CPAP) machine on a regular basis, researchers found.


    Night Owls Could Be Upping Their Mental Health Risks

    People who regularly stay up until the wee hours of the morning could be harming their mental health, a new study finds.

    Regardless of whether people were morning larks or a night owls, they tended to have higher rates of mental and behavioral disorders if they stayed up late, researchers found.

    The mental health risk associated with staying up late cropped up regardless of a perso...

    Amsterdam's 'Psychiatric Ambulance' Could Be Advance For Those in Mental Health Crisis

    Ambulances meant for people having a mental health crisis could help folks get the care they need with less confrontation and friction, a new study says.

    People transported to the hospital by a “psychiatric ambulance” required fewer restraints or coer...

    PTSD, Anxiety Is Rising Among College Students

    America's college students seem to be more stressed than ever, with a new report finding a sharp rise in cases of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and acute stress disorder (ASD) on campuses across the country.

    In a "national sample of U.S. college students, we found a notable increase in the pre...

    Suicide Rates Among Cancer Patients Are Falling

    Even as suicide rates have risen among Americans generally, one group appears to be bucking that trend: People diagnosed with cancer.

    Experts are crediting improved access to counseling and other "psychosocial care" with easing the emotional toll of cancer and keeping more patients from making tragic decisions.

    Nevertheless, cancer patients still face elevated risks for suicide, no...

    Kids in Noisy Neighborhoods More Prone to Anxiety

    Children exposed to traffic and other noise in their neighborhoods may be at higher risk for anxiety, researchers conclude, while air pollution could raise risks for other mental health woes.

    "Childhood and adolescent noise pollution exposure could increase anxiety by increasing stress and disrupting sleep," wrote a team led by

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  • Binge-Eating Disorder Could Be Tougher to Kick Than Thought

    Prior studies have suggested that binge eating disorder may not last long, but a more rigorous look at the illness finds that just isn't so.

    “The big takeaway is that binge-eating disorder does improve with time, but for many people it lasts years,” said study first author Kristin Javaras, assistant psychologist in t...

    Are You a 'Stress Bragger'? It's Probably Backfiring

    "Ugh, I'm so busy these days I can barely think straight. It's so crazy."

    No doubt some friend or coworker (maybe even yourself) has moaned about how stressed and overworked they are.

    Sometimes its fully justified, but in many cases folks see it as "stress bragging...

    Moms, Even When Kids Reject Your Advice, It's Still Helping Them

    Does advising your teen sometimes feel like talking to the proverbial brick wall?

    Don't fret: New research shows that even when your preteen or teen gives your advice a flat "no way," your counsel is probably having an impact.

    It may simply be tucked away by your child, ready for use another day.

    “The kids are at an age where they're maturing and wanting to make their own ...

    1 in 9 U.S. Children Have Been Diagnosed With ADHD

    About 1 in 9 American children have ever received an ADHD diagnosis, slightly more than the number of kids currently being treated for the disorder, a new study shows.

    About 7.1 million kids (11.4%) have ever been diagnosed with ADHD, according to findings published May 23 in the Journal of Clinical C...

    Teen Cannabis Users' Risk for Psychosis May Be Stronger Than Thought: Study

    Doctors have long known that excessive marijuana use can trigger psychosis, especially in the young. But new research suggests the link is stronger that ever imagined before.

    Teens who use cannabis face 11 times the odds for a psychotic episode compared to teens who abstain from the drug, new Canadian research contends.

    The teen years may be an especially vulnerable time in this re...

    Mediterranean Diet Could Be a Stress-Buster, Study Finds

    The Mediterranean diet has already been shown to be great for a person's physical health, but new research finds that following the Mediterranean diet also can lift your mood.

    People on the diet tended to have lower levels of anxiety and stress, researchers reported recently in the journal <...

    PTSD Triples Odds for Teeth Grinding, Study Finds

    People with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) face more than triple the odds of bruxism, otherwise known as teeth grinding, a new study finds.

    The small study of 76 Brazilian adults (38 diagnosed with PTSD and 38 without the condition) found much higher incidence of daytime teeth grinding.


    More Than 321,000 U.S. Kids Lost a Parent to Drug ODs in a Decade

    More than 320,000 U.S. children lost a parent to drug overdose during the past decade, according to a new study reported May 8 in JAMA Psychiatry.

    What's more, the death rate accelerated during the period, more than doubling between 2011 and 2021, researchers found.

    About 27 children per 100,000 had a parent die ...

    Drive to Be 'Perfect' Parent Isn't Healthy, Survey Finds

    Parents striving to be “perfect” will never attain that goal, and the aim isn't even healthy for their families, a new study says.

    The risks of striving for perfection are such that researchers have now created a scale to help parents track their burnout and, if necessary, counter it.

    The first-of-its-kind

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  • May 8, 2024
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  • How Bad Was Beethoven's Lead Poisoning?

    No one knows what caused the liver and kidney disease that led to Ludwig van Beethoven's untimely death.

    But one popular theory – that high lead levels killed the great composer – should be ruled out, researchers argue in the journal Clinical Chemistry.

    Analysis of samples taken from preserved locks of Beethoven's h...

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