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Health Tip: Help Manage Stress

Posted 5 days ago by

-- Feelings of stress and anxiety can make it difficult to cope with everyday life. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America offers these suggestions: Accept that you can't control everything. Avoid focusing on perfection. Keep a positive attitude. Identify what triggers your anxiety. Limit alcohol and caffeine. Eat a healthy, balanced diet. Get enough sleep. Exercise every day. Count ...

Homeless Babies Face Lasting Health Risks

Posted 8 days ago by

MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 – Homelessness in infancy poses long-term harms, including greater risk for poor health and development later in childhood, a new study finds. "We too often refer to 'resiliency' when we talk about children exposed to hardship as infants. We should not mislead ourselves about the very real long-term impacts that are seen," study first author Dr. Diana Cutts said in a Boston ...

Longest Study Yet Finds Adult Kids of Lesbian Moms Are Doing Fine

Posted 18 Jul 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 – Young adults raised by lesbian moms show the same mental well-being as those who grew up with heterosexual parents, a new study suggests. The findings, published in the July 19 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, come from the largest, longest-running study to track development of kids in "planned lesbian families." The study has been following the same group ...

Virtual Reality Therapy Edges Out Fear of Heights

Posted 12 Jul 2018 by

THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 – Too terrified to scale a mountain peak or travel to the top floor of a skyscraper? Does even the sight of a tall ladder make you break out in sweat? The world of virtual reality might offer the perfect prescription for your fear of heights. In a new British study, researchers used a virtual reality coach to guide patients through exercises that provide safe exposure to ...

Health Tip: Stay Calm You When You Feel Frazzled

Posted 6 Jul 2018 by

-- Life can be stressful with the constant demands of work, household activities and busy schedules. But armed with methods to help you stay calm, you can reduce feelings of anxiety and stress. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests: Be active, which is a great way to reduce stress. Eat healthy foods to give you enough energy throughout the day. Laugh often, which will help ...

Kids of Gay Parents Don't Struggle More Socially

Posted 6 Jul 2018 by

FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 – Children of same-sex parents are not more likely to suffer behavioral or social problems, Italian researchers say. The new study included children, aged 3 to 11, of 195 gay or lesbian parents and 195 heterosexual parents in Italy. Children of same-sex parents had fewer reported difficulties than children of different-sex parents, but scores were in the normal range for ...

Health Tip: How Working Parents Can Avoid Burnout

Posted 28 May 2018 by

-- When a parent works full time, it can be difficult to balance responsibilities at work and at home. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests how to ease the pressure of feeling overworked: Try to relax during the day, even if for a few minutes of meditation, a short walk or a brief period of silence. Prepare for greeting your family when you return home, allowing you to separate from work ...

'Religious Refusal Laws' May Take Mental Health Toll on LGBT Americans

Posted 23 May 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 – Laws in a dozen U.S. states say it's okay to deny services to same-sex couples due to religious objections. But new research finds such legislation could lead to mental distress to lesbians and gays living in those states, not just those personally discriminated against. Boston University researchers concluded such laws were tied to a nearly 50 percent increase in the ...

Health Tip: How to Help Your Child Develop Healthy Relationships

Posted 21 May 2018 by

-- Quality friendships are crucial in developing your child's personality and self-esteem. As a child grows older, while parents can no longer select a child's friends, they can arm the child with tools to choose friends wisely. The American Academy of Pediatrics advises: Educate your child on what makes a good friend. As children learn that good friends respect others, follow the rules and help ...

Anxious Women May Want to Keep an Eye on Their Bone Health

Posted 18 May 2018 by

THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 – As if older women didn't already worry enough about their bone health, new research suggests that anxiety may up their risk for fractures. Based on an analysis involving almost 200 postmenopausal Italian women, the finding builds upon previous research linking anxiety to a higher risk for heart disease and gastrointestinal problems. "Our findings are quite surprising ...

Health Tip: Control Caregiver Stress

Posted 17 May 2018 by

-- Caregiving for a loved one can be very rewarding. But it doesn't come without stress and anxiety. Symptoms of caregiver stress may include feeling overwhelmed, loneliness, gaining weight, fatigue, becoming easily irritated and having body aches. To better deal with caregiver stress, the Office on Women's Health suggests: Investigate caregiving resources inyour community. Accept help from ...

Big Rise Seen in U.S. Kids, Teens Attempting Suicide

Posted 16 May 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 – In a troubling sign that anxiety and depression are taking hold of America's youth, new research shows a doubling since 2008 in the number of kids and teens who've been hospitalized for attempted suicide or suicidal thoughts. Study author Dr. Gregory Plemmons said the findings "are not surprising," and that "colleges have also reported a dramatic increase in the ...

Hostile Teachers Take the Joy Out of Learning

Posted 11 May 2018 by

THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 – Teacher hostility can dampen students' desire to learn and harm their grades. That's the suggestion of a new study that included nearly 500 undergraduate students who watched either a lecture presented in a normal fashion or one in which the teacher was antagonistic, such as belittling students, showing favoritism or criticizing their input. Both groups of students then ...

Money Worries Have More Americans Anxious, Survey Finds

Posted 7 May 2018 by

MONDAY, May 7, 2018 – Americans are becoming increasingly nervous, with anxiety levels on the rise – and one of the main reasons is concern about being able to pay their bills, a new survey finds. More than 1,000 adults nationwide were polled in late March and asked to rate their level of anxiety. The overall national score was 51 on a 100-point scale, a 5-point increase since about the same ...

Injured Kids Can Have Lasting Mental Scars, Too

Posted 7 May 2018 by

MONDAY, May 7, 2018 – If your child lands in the hospital with an accidental injury, new research suggests you should watch for signs they may be struggling with what happened to them. Investigators found that among children treated for serious injuries at one pediatric hospital, the odds of being diagnosed with a mental health condition rose by 63 percent in the next year. The findings do not ...

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