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Politics Big Factor in Folks' Decision to Get Boosters

Who you voted for at the ballot box may have the most influence over whether you've gotten a COVID-19 booster shot.

Researchers studying vaccine hesitancy two years into the pandemic

Kids Happier, Healthier Away From All Those Screens: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- New research confirms the dangers of too much screen time for kids and teens: Those who play sports, take music lessons, or socialize with friends after school are happier and healthier than children who are glued to a screen during these hours.

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  • Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 29, 2022
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  • Your Doctor's Gender, Race May Bias Your Treatment Outcome

    TUESDAY, June 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Deep-rooted bias may affect the way white patients physically respond to medical care provided by physicians of differing race or gender.

    Researchers assessed treatment reactions of nearly 200 white patients after they were randomly assigned to receive care from a male or female doctor who was either Black, white or Asian.

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    Your Path to Riches Could Shape Your Attitude to the Poor

    TUESDAY, June 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) – How sympathetic a rich person feels toward those of lesser means may be influenced by whether they were born rich or became rich during their lifetime.

    And not in the way you might expect: New research found that those who started out poor were less likely to be sympathetic to those who remained poor.

    “In the United States, we find that...

    More Cyberbullying, More Suicidal Thoughts Among Teens: Study

    Adolescents who experience cyberbullying are more likely to think about suicide, a new study shows.

    Researchers found a link between being bullied online, through texts or on social media, and thoughts of suicide that go above and beyond the link between suicidal thoughts and traditional offline bullying.<...

    Postpartum Depression Can Hit Both Mom & Dad, Sometimes at Same Time

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    MONDAY, June 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Most people have heard that women can experience depression after the birth of a child.

    But the condition is not limited to moms: New ...

    Muting Your Phone May Cause More Stress, Not Less

    MONDAY, June 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Are you plagued by FOMO -- "fear of missing out"? Then silencing your smartphone may not be the stress-buster you think it is.

    That's the takeaway from a new study that found many folks check their phones a lot more when they're set to mute or vibrate than wh...

    Smells Like Friendship: Similar Body Odors May Draw Folks Together

    FRIDAY, June 24, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- You and your best friend may have your noses to thank in helping bring you together, a new study suggests.

    Researchers found that pairs of friends who'd just "clicked" upon meeting tended to smell more alike, compared to random pairs of strangers. What's more, a high-tech electronic nose was able to predict, based on body odor, ...

    Youth Suicide Attempts Drop in U.S. States With Hate Crime Laws

    THURSDAY, June 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Hate crime laws that protect gay, lesbian and transgender people may have an unexpected benefit: fewer teen suicide attempts, among kids of all sexual orientations.

    That's the conclusion of a new study that looked at what happened in U.S. states that enacted hate crime laws with protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgen...

    Ageism Is Everywhere and Can Harm Health

    MONDAY, June 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- In a cancel culture where there's zero tolerance for prejudice, at least one form of discrimination appears to be alive and well.

    Ageism involves prejudice based on people's advancing age. It can be as overt as not hiring someone...

    How Grief Harms the Body After a Spouse's Death

    Heartache and heartbreak are apt terms for the intense grief caused by losing a spouse.

    A new study says such a loss can lead to major health problems and even death, and the paper may help explain why that happens.

    When faced with stressful situations, grieving spouses have significant increases in

    High Hopes: Optimism Helps Women Live Longer

    WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The key to a long life may be your attitude.

    Researchers at Harvard studied the impact of optimism on women's lifespans, finding that optimism was associated with greater longevity, such as living past age 90.

    Lead study author Hayami Koga, a PhD candidate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, deci...

    Americans Think They Eat Healthier Than They Really Do

    Many people think they make healthy food choices, but they may be viewing their diet through rose-colored glasses.

    That's the main finding of a new study that aimed to identify disconnects between how healthfully Americans think they eat and how they actually do.

    "It appears difficult for adults in the United States to accurately assess the quality of their diet, and most adults bel...

    Why Getting Along in Preschool Is So Important

    TUESDAY, June 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The expression "plays well with others" is often tossed around to describe people who are less likely to ruffle feathers, and new research shows these sandbox skills really matter.

    It turns out that kids who play well with others in preschool are less likely to experience

  • Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 14, 2022
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  • For 911 Calls, Are Mental Health Specialists Often the Better Choice?

    MONDAY, June 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- One American city's "radical" approach to handling low-level 911 calls -- sending mental health professionals rather than police -- may have taken a bite out of crime, a new study finds.

    The study evaluated Denver's

  • Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 13, 2022
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  • Brain Changes May Be Hallmark of Anorexia

    People with anorexia nervosa show significant shrinkage in three important areas of the brain, new research reveals.

    The researchers said their study findings highlight the importance of early treatment, to prevent long-term structural brain changes in people with...

    The 988 Mental Health Hotline Is Coming. Is America Ready?

    WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The mental health equivalent of 911 is about to launch across the United States, but a new study finds that many communities may not be prepared for it.

    Beginning July 16, a new 988 number will be available 24/7 for Americans dealing with a

  • Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 8, 2022
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  • 4 in 10 U.S. Adults Who Need Mental Health Care Can't Get It: Survey

    WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- There is a "staggering" gap between the number of Americans who need care for anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions and those who can actually get it, a new survey shows.

    In all, 42% of U.S. adults who needed care in the previous 12 months did not get it because of costs and other barriers, according to the on...

    COVID Might Raise Odds for Psychiatric Disorders Later: Study

    People who've been through a bout of COVID may be more vulnerable to mental health disorders in the months following their infection, a new study warns.

    Researchers analyzed data on more than 46,000 people in the United States who tested positive for COVID-19 and an equal number of people with other types of

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  • June 8, 2022
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  • Study Uncovers Strong Links Between Depression and Crohn's, Colitis

    New research points to a compelling interplay between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and depression.

    IBD includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. In addition to the physical pain that these illnesses c...

    'Mental Resilience' May Give Holocaust Survivors an Edge After Surgery

    Holocaust survivors have a lower risk of delirium after surgery than others their age, and a new study suggests it may owe to mental resilience developed in response to their horrific experiences.

    "Given that Holocaust survivors are at increased risk of a range of physical and psycholo...

    Pandemic Has U.S. Hospitals Overwhelmed With Teens in Mental Crisis

    The COVID-19 pandemic and the isolation it imposed took a dramatic toll on kids' mental health, increasing the demand for services in an already overburdened system.

    As a result, many kids found themselves being "boarded" in emergency departments as they awaited care, according to a new study conducted at Boston Children's Hospital. The average wait was nearly five days without specialize...

    Can Mindfulness Really Change Your Brain?

    Meditation and other mindfulness practices may improve your attention, but they won't lead to structural changes in your brain in the short-term, according to a new study.

    Previous studies have shown that learning new skills, aerobic exercise and balance training could trigger changes in the brain, and some research has suggested that mindfulness regimens could do the same.

    To find ...

    A Lover's Embrace May Calm Women More Than Men

    Is an upcoming final exam or big-time job interview stressing you out?

    Hug your honey.

    That's the takeaway from new research that showed how embracing your significant other can help calm women.

    But sorry, guys, the same isn't true for you, according to the study published May 18 in the journal PLOS ONE.

    "As a woman, hugging your romantic partner can prevent t...

    Folks Choose Healthier Foods When Around 'Outsiders'

    Will it be a cheeseburger or a salad? What will they think of me?

    A new study finds you're more likely to choose to eat healthy if you're with an "outsider" because you don't want them to have a poor opinion of you.

    The study consisted of a series of experiments with several hundred adults in a large...

    Various Mental Illnesses Share Same Genes: Study

    Many people who get a diagnosis for one mental illness may find they have additional psychiatric conditions, and new genetic research offers an explanation why.

    A number of mental illnesses share genetic similarities, researchers found. This discovery helps explain why multiple conditions are common among people with psychiatric disorders, the investigators pointed out in a new study.

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    COVID Rules Don't Apply: Narcissists Shun Masks, Vaccines

    Narcissists' belief that it's 'all about them' can make them less likely to wear a mask or get vaccinated during the pandemic, a new study shows.

    Researchers analyzed data gathered from 1,100 U.S. adults in March 2021. They were asked about their mask use and vaccination views and behaviors, and they also completed assessments to measure their levels of

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  • Depression, Anxiety Hit Minorities Hardest During Pandemic

    Americans' rates of depression and anxiety spiked during the first year of the pandemic, but the increases were much more pronounced among Black, Hispanic and Asian people than among white people, new research shows.

    From April 2020 to April 2021, the overall incidence of depression or

  • By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter
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  • May 12, 2022
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  • Week Off Social Media Boosts Mental Health: Study

    It's no secret that too much social media can be bad for one's mental health. Now, research suggests that taking even a brief break from TikTok, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter can ease symptoms of depression and

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  • May 11, 2022
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  • Science Doesn't Always Boost Sales, Study Finds

    Does science sell? Sometimes.

    Using science to sell chocolate chip cookies and other yummy products is likely to backfire, a new study shows, but touting scientific research behind more practical, everyday items -- such as body wash -- can be an effective marketing strategy.

    "People see science as cold, but competent. That doesn’t pair well with products designed to be warm and ...

    It's Getting Tougher to Find Spanish-Language Mental Health Services in U.S.

    Mental health has become a hot topic during the pandemic, but some groups have been burdened by having too few services available even before the challenges of these past two years.

    A new study found that while the Hispanic population in the United States grew by almost 5% between 2014 and 2019, Spanish-language mental health services dropped by about 18% during that same time.

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    Could a Stressed-Out Pregnancy Hinder a Toddler's Development?

    Babies born to women who are stressed out during pregnancy may be more likely to experience social, emotional and learning problems as they grow up, new research suggests.

    "Mom's elevated psychological distress affects not just her, but her unborn baby's brain development," said st...

    Teen Brain Naturally Tunes Out Mom's Voice

    Mom's voice may be music to a young child's brain, but the teen brain prefers to change the station, a new study finds.

    Past research using brain imaging has revealed how important a mother's voice is to younger children: The sound stimulates not only hearing-related parts of the brain, but also circuits involved in emotions and "reward" — in a way strange voices simply do ...

    Race, Income Can Be Roadblocks to Recovery From Depression

    If you're battling depression, the success of your treatment might be affected by your race, income, job status and education, a new study says.

    "If you're going home to a wealthy neighborhood with highly educated parents or spouse, then you're arguably in a much better environment for the treatment to be effective than if you're going to a poor neighborhood with other problems," said stu...

    Tough COVID Measures Were Tough on Mental Health

    As the pandemic unfolded, nations adopted diverse methods to contain COVID-19. Some sought to eliminate the virus, targeting zero community transmission. Others tried to slow transmission through a mix of intermittent lockdowns, workplace, business and school closings, social distancing, the wearing of face masks, and the cancellation of public gatherings and public transport.

    Efforts to...

    Fewer Adults With ADHD Have 'Excellent' Mental Health

    Two in five adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder say their mental health is excellent, which is significantly lower than people without the disorder, but still an encouraging finding, according to the authors of a new study.

    Their analysis of a Canadian government mental health surve...

    Highway Death Toll Warning Signs May Cause More Crashes, Not Less

    Showing highway death tolls on roadside message boards in a bid to curb crashes may actually cause more accidents, a new study suggests.

    That's because they distract drivers, the researchers said.

    At least 27 states have used s...

    In Long Run, Antidepressants Don't Improve Quality of Life: Study

    Millions of Americans take antidepressants to combat low moods. But a large, new study suggests that these medications over time may do little to improve overall quality of life.

    "We found the change in health-related quality of life to be comparable or similar between patients that used antidepressant medications and those who did not use them," said study lead author Omar Almohammed, an...

    Brain Scans Spot When Psychosis, Depression Might Worsen

    The future of diagnosing and targeting treatments for serious mental health disorders may include MRI brain scans.

    Researchers in the United Kingdom found that brain scans enabled them to identify which patients with major depression or

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  • April 18, 2022
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  • More Than Half of Cancer Survivors Fear a Recurrence

    You've battled and beaten back a bout of cancer, so now you can take comfort in your victory, right?

    Wrong, claims new research that found most cancer patients and survivors fear their disease will return once treatment end...

    Your Personality May Safeguard Your Aging Brain

    Certain personality traits may make older adults more or less vulnerable to waning memory and thinking skills, a new study suggests.

    The study, of nearly 2,000 older adults, found that those high on the "conscientious" scale — organized, self-disciplined and productive — were less likely to develop mild cognitive impairment. That refers to subtler problems with memory and other mental...

    How the 'Magic Mushroom' Drug May Tweak the Brain to Ease Depression

    Psilocybin — the active component in "magic mushrooms" — may help rewire the brains of people with depression.

    Psychedelics including psilocybin have shown promise in treating many mental health disorders in recent years, and a new study is among the first to begin to unravel precisely how they work.

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    Do You Really Need That Nose Job? Selfies Distort Facial Features, Study Shows

    With the advent of smartphones came the rise of selfies, shared daily by "like"-seeking millions across social media.

    But a small new study suggests that, unlike photos taken with regular cameras, smartphone selfies distort facial features in a not-so-flattering way. And those unappealing — if inaccurate — results may be fueling a hankering for

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  • April 8, 2022
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  • Science Reveals Secrets of 'Puppy Dog Eyes'

    If you've ever wondered how your pooch flashes those "puppy dog eyes" that melt your heart, a new study may provide some answers.

    The researchers identified certain muscle features that help dogs look so cute, and it suggests that thousands of years of selective breeding have contributed to their ability to use expressions to their advantage.

    "Dogs are unique from other mammals in t...

    Hospital Work During Pandemic Was Like a War Zone: Study

    Health care workers battling the pandemic may be suffering moral traumas at a rate similar to soldiers in a war zone, a new study suggests.

    The pandemic has brought a stream of stories about overtaxed health care workers, facing repeated COVID surges, resource shortages and public resistance to the vaccines that can keep people out of the hospital. Workers' distress is often called burnou...

    Gun Violence Wreaks Havoc on Lives of Survivors, Their Families

    Gun violence can cause significant, long-lasting mental harm to survivors and their families, according to a new study.

    In the year after their injury, survivors are at increased risk for pain, mental health and substance use disorders. Their family members also have higher likelihood for mental health issues. Both victim and loved ones have the added burden of higher health care costs, <...

    Parents' Expectations Driving College Kids to Dangerous Perfectionism: Study

    Kids today feel more pressured by their parents' high expectations, and that may be feeding a rise in perfectionism, a new study suggests.

    Some people claim the title "perfectionist" ...

    Body & Mind: Rehab Psychologists Help When Illness, Injuries Strike

    If you're recovering from a significant injury or illness, a rehabilitation therapist could be a big help in getting back to your normal daily life, according to experts.

    "You don't get a manual that comes with your injury that tells you how to navigate returning to your usual pattern of functioning," said Brigid Waldron-Perrine, a rehabilitation psychologist at Michigan Medicine-Universi...

    Does Your City Park Make the '25 Happiest' List?

    Taking a stroll through a city park can give your mood a significant boost, but parks in some cities provide a bigger benefit than those in others, researchers say.

    In a new study, investigators measured the

    'Motivational' Talks Won't Help Dieters Lose Weight: Study

    It takes a lot of will to successfully lose weight, but a new research review suggests that "motivational" conversations with a health provider may make little difference.

    The review looked at studies that tested the effects of

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