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No link found between youth contact sports and cognitive, mental health problems
Adolescents who play contact sports, including football, are no more likely to experience cognitive impairment, depression or suicidal thoughts in early adulthood than their peers, suggests a new University of Colorado Boulder study of nearly 11,000 youth followed for 14 years. (2019-10-21)
Financial hardship in cancer: The role of health insurance literacy
A new American Cancer Society study links health insurance literacy with medical financial hardship as well as non-medical financial sacrifices among adult cancer survivors in the United States. (2019-10-17)
Health care intervention: Treating high-need, high-cost patients
Patients with complex needs -- serious mental and physical health problems and substance use disorders -- flock to emergency rooms costing the health care system billions every year. (2019-10-17)
How does fathers' physical and mental health status impact their children?
A new study has shown that children of fathers with poor mental health had a 2.6 times greater risk of having poor mental health. (2019-10-16)
Introduce standard units for cannabis to improve mental health
A unit system for cannabis, similar to the one used for alcohol, could help people monitor consumption and reduce the risk of adverse health effects. (2019-10-15)
Drug discovery platform may provide new options for treating mental health illnesses
Purdue University scientists have created a platform focused on finding new medication options for people dealing with mental illnesses. (2019-10-15)
Investigating the full spectrum of suicide
A recent study published in Injury Prevention described a method for categorizing self-injury mortality (SIM) to help us better examine national trends for today's epidemics of suicide and drug-related deaths. (2019-10-15)
40% of people did not visit a family doctor after being released from prison
A new study analyzing the experiences of people released from provincial prison in Ontario in 2010 has found that 60% of people who were in Ontario's prison system were seen by a family doctor in the two years after being released from prison compared to 85% of people in the general population. (2019-10-11)
NHS needs to act on patient feedback, say Sheffield health researchers
Researchers from the University of Sheffield School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) are today making a series of recommendations for NHS mental health trusts to change the way they collect and use patient feedback to improve the quality of care for inpatients. (2019-10-10)
Update 'Nearest Relative' criteria under Mental Health Act to increase patient choice
Better provision must be made to allow people with mental health problems detained under the Mental Health Act to select a nominated person to act on their behalf, rather than automatically choosing a nearest relative. (2019-10-10)
Can being neighborly reduce depression in older adults?
In a Health & Social Care in the Community study of 10,105 older adults in China examined in 2011, 2013, and 2015, living in neighborhoods with a higher level of neighborhood social participation was related to lower rates of depression. (2019-10-09)
UTSA researchers investigate the impact of police stops on youth's mental health
New research looks into the impact police stops have on the mental health of youth. (2019-10-09)
Children bullied by friends and siblings are more likely to think about suicide in their early 20s
Depression, self-harm and suicidal ideation are more prominent in adults in their early twenties if they were bullied at home and at school, a study by researchers at the University of Warwick have found. (2019-10-09)
Ethnically diverse mothers, children living in poverty at risk for sleep problems
African-American and other ethnically diverse mothers know the value of a good night's sleep, but they and their young children are at risk for developing sleep problems if they live in urban poverty, a Rutgers study finds. (2019-10-09)
New research raises important questions on how mental illness is currently diagnosed
This research raises questions as to whether current diagnoses accurately reflect the underlying neurobiology of mental illness. (2019-10-09)
Prenatal stress could affect baby's brain, say researchers
New research from King's College London has found that maternal stress before and during pregnancy could affect a baby's brain development. (2019-10-08)
Study: More behavioral health care linked to small drop in gun-related suicides
An increase in behavioral health providers is associated with a slight decrease in gun-related suicides, but the difference is small and points to a need to tackle gun violence in other ways, according to the authors of a new study. (2019-10-07)
Study shows Housing First program significantly reduces homelessness over long term
The longest running study of its kind on the 'Housing First' model has found that it significantly reduces homelessness over the long term compared to treatment as usual, according to a study published in The Lancet Psychiatry by scientists at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and St. (2019-10-07)
Long-term mental health benefits of gender-affirming surgery for transgender individuals
For transgender individuals, gender-affirming surgery can lead to long-term mental health benefits, according to new research published online today in The American Journal of Psychiatry. (2019-10-04)
Poor health more likely to be associated with shorter sleep in older Irish population
Researchers from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College Dublin have found that poor health is more likely to be associated with shorter sleep in older Irish adults. (2019-10-03)
Poor mental and physical health in pregnancy linked to infant sleep problems
Severe and persistent infant sleep problems in the first year are linked to poor maternal mental and physical health during pregnancy, a new study by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute has found. (2019-10-02)
Acute psychotic illness triggered by Brexit Referendum
Political events can take a serious toll on mental health, a doctor has warned in the journal BMJ Case Reports, after treating a man with a brief episode of acute psychosis, triggered by the 2016 Referendum on Brexit -- the process of the UK leaving the European Union (EU). (2019-10-01)
Sleeping pills reduce suicidal thoughts in patients with severe insomnia
Insomnia is a driver of suicide, and particularly people with severe insomnia may safely benefit from taking a sedative to help address their sleep problems as it reduces their suicidal thoughts, investigators report. (2019-09-30)
Georgia State research finds early life racial discrimination linked to depression, accelerated aging
Early life stress from racial discrimination puts African Americans at greater risk for accelerated aging, a marker for premature development of serious health problems and perhaps a shorter life expectancy, according to a study led by a Georgia State University psychology researcher. (2019-09-30)
Cellular aging is linked to structural changes in the brain
A new study now shows that if telomeres change in their length, that change is also reflected in our brain structure. (2019-09-27)
Sport has its benefits but do not overdo it
In top athletes, excess physical activity can be harmful, as cases of 'overtraining syndrome' suggest. (2019-09-26)
Sexual trauma common in postmenopausal women veterans
Thanks to increased media attention, sexual assaults occurring in the military are finally getting the attention they deserve. (2019-09-25)
Studies link air pollution to mental health issues in children
Three new studies by scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Cincinnati, highlight the relationship between air pollution and mental health in children. (2019-09-25)
Potential factors associated with severity of diabetes complications in patients with mental health
Among 123,000 patients in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs health system with newly diagnosed diabetes, 23% had mental health or substance use disorder diagnoses and that prior engagement with the health care system may be associated with a lower severity of complications for a few years after the onset of diabetes. (2019-09-25)
Stressed out: Americans making themselves sick over politics
Nearly 40% of Americans surveyed for a new study said politics is stressing them out, and 4% -- the equivalent of 10 million US adults -- reported suicidal thoughts related to politics. (2019-09-25)
Self-silencing may lead to increased risk of stroke
Expressing your true feelings is not only good for your mental health, but it could also be important for your physical health. (2019-09-24)
Veterans with mental health conditions have higher risk of heart disease, stroke
Specific mental health disorders -- depression, anxiety, psychosis and bipolar disorder -- pose an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and death from cardiovascular disease. (2019-09-24)
Even mother's mild depressive symptoms affect the child's emotional well-being
Even mild long-term depressive symptoms among mothers are connected with emotional problems among small children such as hyperactivity, aggressiveness and anxiety. (2019-09-23)
2018 Health of Houston Survey sheds light on residents
A snapshot of health conditions revealing the disparities across 38 neighborhood areas in Harris County has been published in the 2018 Health of Houston Survey by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health. (2019-09-23)
Depression and binge-drinking more common among military partners
New research from King's College London suggests that depression and binge-drinking are more common among the female partners of UK military personnel than among comparable women outside the military community. (2019-09-23)
McLean successfully integrates spirituality and religion with mental health treatment
McLean Hospital clinicians describe the success of the hospital's Spiritual Psychotherapy for Inpatient, Residential & Intensive Treatment (SPIRIT) program. (2019-09-19)
Feeling depressed? Mahjong might be the answer
When it comes to boosting mental health among older Chinese, it might be as simple as a game of mahjong, according to a new study from the University of Georgia. (2019-09-17)
Suicide risk factors vary by ethnic group
A University of Houston professor of psychology is reporting that suicide risk factors vary by ethnic group. (2019-09-17)
For kids who face trauma, good neighbors or teachers can save their longterm health
New research shows just how important positive childhood experiences are for long-term health, especially for those who experience significant adversity as a child. (2019-09-16)
Academics call for structured drug monitoring in care homes
Swansea University academics call for policy makers, regulators and healthcare professionals to adopt a structured medicine monitoring system after research showed a positive impact on the care of people living in care homes and taking mental health medicines. (2019-09-12)
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