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  • Young Americans Lead Rise in Suicide Attempts

    Posted: 09/24/2017

    Young Americans Lead Rise in Suicide Attempts WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Although older people have the highest suicide rates in the United States, a new study finds suicide attempts by younger adults -- especially those with mental disorders and less education -- are now on the rise. The findings support a suicide prevention focus on young people who are poorer, "especially those who have made previous suicide attempts and those who have common mood, anxiety and personality disorders...

  • Young Kids With Cellphones Face a Hidden Risk

    Posted: 09/24/2017

    Young Kids With Cellphones Face a Hidden Risk FRIDAY, Sept. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Cyberbullying starts early, and 8- and 9-year-olds with cellphones are especially vulnerable, new research finds. "Parents often cite the benefits of giving their child a cellphone, but our research suggests that giving young children these devices may have unforeseen risks as well," said study researcher Elizabeth Englander, a professor of psychology at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts. She and her col...

  • Youth Football Ups Odds of Brain Problems in Adulthood

    Posted: 09/24/2017

    Youth Football Ups Odds of Brain Problems in Adulthood TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who start playing tackle football before age 12 have a higher risk of mental and behavioral problems in adulthood than their counterparts who began playing at older ages, a new study suggests. Researchers say playing tackle football at a younger age boosted the odds of later problems with behavioral control, apathy, thinking and decision-making by twofold compared to other players. They also said the ...

  • Yoga May Bring Better Sleep to Breast Cancer Patients

    Posted: 09/24/2017

    Yoga May Bring Better Sleep to Breast Cancer Patients FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A certain type of yoga may provide lasting benefits for breast cancer patients who have trouble sleeping, researchers report. The study included 227 women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer who were randomly assigned to one of three groups. One group practiced Tibetan yoga at least twice a week, another group did a simple stretching program, and the third group received usual care (the "control" group...

  • You're Only as Full as You Expect to Be

    Posted: 09/19/2017

    You're Only as Full as You Expect to Be WEDNESDAY, Sept. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- How filling you think a meal will be can affect how much you eat later, a small study found. The research included 26 people who ate what they were told were two-egg and four-egg omelets on two different mornings. But both omelets contained three eggs. When people ate what they believed to be the smaller omelet, they said they were much hungrier after two hours, ate much more of a pasta lunch and consumed significantly ...

  • Young Adults May Be Ignoring High Blood Pressure

    Posted: 09/07/2017

    Young Adults May Be Ignoring High Blood Pressure MONDAY, Aug. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure doesn't seem to be as much of a concern for young American adults as it is for their 40 and older counterparts, a new study finds. And, that seems to be especially true for young adult men, the study authors said. "While hypertension awareness, treatment and control have improved overall since the early 2000s, all three remain worse in young adults -- those aged 18-39," said senior study author...

  • Young Football Players Tackle Greatest Concussion Risk at Practice

    Posted: 08/31/2016

    Young Football Players Tackle Greatest Concussion Risk at Practice TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children under the age of 14 who play football are at risk of concussions, and a small study suggests that high-magnitude head impacts are more likely to occur in practices than in games in this age group. The study also found that one specific type of tackling drill posed the highest risk of head-rattling collisions in these young players. "High-magnitude head impacts are more likely to result ...

  • Your Child's Asthma and Ozone

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Your Child's Asthma and Ozone Air pollution can be a problem for many people who live in and near cities. And for children with asthma, air pollution can cause serious health problems. Ozone and air pollution can be a trigger for your child's asthma. As with all triggers, the key is to avoid or minimize exposure as much as possible. One of the main signs of poor air quality is a high amount of ozone. Ozone is a gas that forms when certain chemicals and toxins in the air mix with heat and sunlight. High ...

  • Young People With Epilepsy Struggle on Many Fronts

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Young People With Epilepsy Struggle on Many Fronts WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children and young adults with epilepsy face an array of psychological, physical and social challenges, a new analysis reveals. Australian researchers reviewed 43 studies that included a total of more than 950 children, teens and young adults, and delved into their experiences with the seizure disorder. "Children with epilepsy feel vulnerable from a physical and a social perspective," said study author Deepak...

  • Yersinia (Stool)

    Posted: 07/31/2016

    Yersinia (Stool) Does this test have other names? Yersiniosis test, Yersinia stool culture What is this test? This test checks for an infection from the Yersinia bacteria. This infection is also called yersiniosis. Most cases of infection in the U.S. are from a type of bacteria called Yersinia enterocolitica. This illness is most common in children. It tends to strike more often during the winter. Eating or handling undercooked pork—especially pork chitterlings, or intestines—raises the risk for this in...