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Money Worries Have More Americans Anxious, Survey Finds

Posted 7 May 2018 by Drugs.com

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 ...

'Let It Go' May Be Good Advice for Health

Posted 13 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 – The advice to "let go" of negative feelings is repeated in yoga classes and self-help books. Now a new study suggests it really brings a lasting health benefit. The study, of more than 1,100 middle-aged adults, found that those who had a hard time getting over daily stressors typically had more physical health problems a decade later. And it wasn't just that people who ...

Reading With Your Toddler Boosts More Than Just Language Skills

Posted 27 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 – All those hours spent reading bedtime stories may pay off for you and your little ones beyond language and brain development: New research suggests it's also good for social and behavioral skills. Evaluating prior studies on parent-child reading in children up to age 6, researchers in Hong Kong found positive effects for both sides in so-called psychosocial functioning, ...

Health Tip: Ways to Reduce Stress

Posted 26 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Stress can be triggered by workplace tension, a new baby, an upcoming event or even day-to-day traffic or long lines. Chronic stress may put you at risk for a host of health issues, including digestive problems, anxiety, headache, depression, sleep problems, weight gain, memory problems, high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke, the American Heart Association says. The AHA offers these ...

Too Much Facebook, Instagram Could Be Tough on Girls

Posted 20 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 – Could it be time for younger girls to cut back on their use of social media? Perhaps, suggests a new study that reports that pre-teen and young teen girls who spend too much time on Facebook, Instagram and other social media might wind up feeling worse about themselves. Girls are much more active on social media early in their adolescence, and the time they spend there ...

Facebook May Be 'Safe' Social Space for Adults With Autism

Posted 19 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 19, 2018 – Moderate use of Facebook may help make adults with autism happier, a new study suggests. Researchers found that happiness among adults with autism increased with Facebook use, but only up to a certain point. The researchers also said their results can't be generalized to overall use of social media, because the use of Twitter did not boost happiness. The study was led by ...

Health Tip: Recognize an Anxiety Disorder

Posted 15 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Anxiety is a normal response to stress, but if it becomes overwhelming and difficult to conduct your daily routine, it may be time to seek help. Anxiety disorders affect nearly 1 in 5 people in the United States, the Office on Women's Health says. Women are twice as likely as men to develop the problem. The agency mentions these common symptoms of an anxiety disorder: Weakness. Shortness of ...

Helping Your Child Navigate the High School Years

Posted 2 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, March 2, 2018 – High school is a major milestone in a teen's life. And, while kids want their independence, it's important to stay involved at this crucial juncture, say experts from the University of Pittsburgh. The reason: good parenting has academic, behavioral and emotional benefits for teens. But what might need to change is how you "parent." The researchers suggest staying involved ...

Health Tip: Is Stress Interfering With Your Child's Sleep?

Posted 24 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

-- Even young children have stress. If it's bad enough, it may interfere with your youngster's sleep. The National Sleep Foundation mentions these warning signs of stress-induced loss of sleep in children: Decreased appetite. Headache. Bedwetting. Stomach upset or pain. Inability to relax. Aggressiveness or stubbornness. Inability to control emotions. Unwillingness to participate in family or ...

Your Friends May Be Key to a Healthy Aging Brain

Posted 8 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 8, 2017 – Getting along well with others may do more than just make life less stressful for seniors. A new study suggests that warm, supportive relationships might give a big memory boost to the aging brain. Researchers found that so-called SuperAgers – people 80 or older with the memory powers of those 50 to 65 – were more likely than those with average memory to report ...

Does All That Social Media Time Harm Young Minds?

Posted 7 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Nov. 7, 2017 – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, texting: Sometimes it seems today's young adults are online more often than not. But new research suggests that the amount of time young adults spend on social media doesn't seem to affect their risk for mental health problems. The finding came from a study of 467 young adults who were asked about how much time each day they used social ...

Managing Anxiety

Posted 2 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 – A little bit of stress can motivate you, but too much might cause an anxiety disorder that can prevent you from living your life to the fullest. If you feel anxious on a daily basis, try making changes to your lifestyle to manage anxiety on your own. Exercise regularly to release the body's endorphins, natural feel-good chemicals. Set a goal of 30 minutes at least five ...

ER Visits for These 3 Health Woes Don't Have to Happen

Posted 12 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Sept. 12, 2017 – Each year, thousands of Americans end up in hospital emergency rooms for problems that could have been avoided, new research shows. The top causes of preventable ER visits in the United States include alcohol abuse, dental problems and mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety, the new study says. ER visits could be reduced if patients had better access to ...

Heath Tip: It's Back-to-School Time

Posted 5 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

-- The start of the school year is typically filled with excitement, anxiety and anticipation. Help ensure that your child is prepared to stay safe and empowered as he or she heads back to classes. The American Red Cross suggests your child should: Know your phone number, address, and how to reach you during the school day. Never talk to strangers or accept rides from unfamiliar people. Board ...

Novel Procedure Improves Kidney Transplant Success

Posted 3 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 2, 2017 – A new treatment might open the door for more patients with advanced kidney disease to get a transplant, a preliminary study suggests. Of the 100,000-plus Americans waiting for a donor kidney, about one-third are "sensitized," said Dr. Robert Montgomery, director of the Transplant Institute at NYU Langone in New York City. Those patients face a tough situation: They ...

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