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Exercise, Sports: A Natural Antidepressant for Teens

Exercise, Sports: A Natural Antidepressant for TeensFRIDAY, Jan. 6, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- An antidote to teenage depression might be found in school gymnasiums and on sports fields, a major new review argues.Supervised exercise programs are associated with significant reductions in symptoms of depression among children and teenagers, according to the analysis of data from 21 studies involving more than 2,400 kids.“This is the first time that we've been able to put enough studies together so that we can make a pretty good conclusion to answer the question, 'Is physical activity and exercise good for children with depressive symptoms?'” said co-study author Walter Thompson, a retired professor of exercise physiology with Georgia State University in Atlanta. “The answer is overwhelmingly yes.”Further, the data indicate a...

Damar Hamlin Improving, Alert, Communicating by Writing

6 January 2023
Damar Hamlin Improving, Alert, Communicating by WritingFRIDAY, Jan. 6, 2023 (HealthDay News) – While NFL safety Damar Hamlin is still critically ill after suffering cardiac arrest during a game on Monday, he is making a "fairly remarkable recovery," his doctors said during a news conference on Thursday.“There has been substantial improvement in his condition over the past 24 hours,” Dr. Timothy Pritts, a professor in the department of surgery at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, told reporters. “We had significant concern about him after the injury and after the event that happened on the field. But he is making substantial progress. As of this morning, he is beginning to awaken, and it appears that his neurological condition and function is intact.”Hamlin is “awake and breathing,” though still on a...

Damar Hamlin Showing 'Signs of Improvement' After...

4 January 2023
Damar Hamlin Showing `Signs of Improvement` After Cardiac ArrestWEDNESDAY, Jan. 4, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Damar Hamlin, the Buffalo Bills player who collapsed Monday after suffering cardiac arrest during a game, is showing “signs of improvement,” his team said Wednesday.Still, the 24-year-old "is expected to remain under intensive care as his health care team continues to monitor and treat him,” the Buffalo Bills tweeted.Meanwhile, Hamlin's uncle, Dorian Glenn, said Tuesday night that his nephew’s heart stopped both on the field and again at the hospital, where “they had to hit him with the defibrillator."The player has lung damage and can’t breathe on his own, Glenn said. He is receiving 50% oxygen, down from 100%, CBS News reported. CBS News medical contributor Dr. David Agus suggested that Hamlin may have experienced “commotio...

Buffalo Bills' Damar Hamlin Hospitalized: What Experts...

3 January 2023
Buffalo Bills` Damar Hamlin Hospitalized: What Experts Know About Cardiac ArrestTUESDAY, Jan. 3, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin threw himself into the path of a Cincinnati Bengals ball carrier, taking a hard hit to the chest that sent both NFL players to the ground.Hamlin, 24, stood to dust himself off, took two steps — and then fell flat on his back, limp and unresponsive.Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest following the tough tackle in Monday night’s game, officials now say.He received CPR on the field, and was in critical condition this morning at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.A cardiac arrest occurs when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating, according to the American Heart Association (AHA).More than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside a hospital in the United States every year, the AHA said in a news...

New Year's Resolutions: What's the Best Way to Make — and Keep — Them?

30 December 2022
New Year`s Resolutions: What`s the Best Way to Make — and Keep — Them?FRIDAY, Dec. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- New Year’s resolutions can be a fickle thing.They are a time-honored way to promise improvements to yourself and your behavior, a “fresh start” to the new year.But if chosen poorly, a resolution also can be a source of anxiety, disappointment and hopelessness.“They tap into the abiding American spirit of relentless self-improvement, and that can be so relentless that it translates into additional stress,” said John Norcross, chair of psychology with the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania and author of "Changeology: 5 Steps to Realizing Your Goals and Resolutions."About one in four Americans cite their resolutions as a source of anxiety heading into the new year, according to a new poll by the American Psychiatric...
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