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Suicide Rates Among U.S. Adolescents Doubled in 10 Years

Suicide Rates Among U.S. Adolescents Doubled in 10 YearsMONDAY, May 1, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Suicides among the youngest U.S. teenagers were rising for years before the pandemic — with school stress, social media and guns standing as potential factors, according to a new study.Researchers found that between 2008 and 2018, the suicide rate among 13- and 14-year-olds nationwide more than doubled — from roughly two deaths per 100,000 teens in 2008, to five per 100,000 a decade later.It was a stark reversal of a decline that began in the late-1990s.And, in fact, suicide is now the leading cause of death for 13- and 14-year-olds in the United States, said senior researcher Dr. Sarah Wood, a professor of pediatrics at Florida Atlantic University's Schmidt College of Medicine.The study — published online recently in the Annals of...

Child Drowning Tragedies Can Be Prevented

30 April 2023
Child Drowning Tragedies Can Be PreventedSUNDAY, April 30, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Drowning isn’t always accompanied by the stereotypical flailing and cries for help.It can happen wherever there’s water, including streams, lakes, water parks, bathtubs and even toilets.It’s also often preventable, according to an expert from Penn State Health, who offered tips for parents as water recreation season begins.“A child can drown in less than 2 inches of water,” said Jen Lau, manager of the Pediatric Trauma and Injury Prevention Program at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital in Hershey, Pa.About two-thirds of drownings among infants happen in a bathtub, Lau noted. They should always be supervised and within arm’s reach while bathing.“We’ve seen cases where the briefest distractions have led to tragedy,” Lau...

Could Hair Relaxers Affect a Woman's Fertility?

28 April 2023
Could Hair Relaxers Affect a Woman`s Fertility?FRIDAY, April 28, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Hair relaxers may slightly affect fertility, a factor most likely to impact women who are Black or Hispanic, according to a new study.Research led by Boston University School of Public Health found that these chemical hair straighteners may affect a person’s ability to become pregnant. This builds on growing evidence about the effects on reproductive health of chemicals found in beauty products.“Our work underscores the importance of expanding research on the reproductive health effects of beauty product use to promote environmental justice and increase health equity,” said lead author Lauren Wise, a professor of epidemiology. She spoke in a university news release.Black and Hispanic individuals are more likely than people from other...

Could Ear, Nose & Throat Issues Play a Role in Autism?

25 April 2023
Could Ear, Nose & Throat Issues Play a Role in Autism?TUESDAY, April 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have long tried to pinpoint a reason that some people have autism or autistic traits.A new study from the United Kingdom builds upon evidence about one potential factor, finding that young children with ear, nose and throat problems were more commonly diagnosed with autism later.This isn’t to say that all young kids who have ear infections will eventually be diagnosed with autism. It also doesn’t mean that all people with autism had these upper respiratory infections as a young child.But this could be part of a long list of potential reasons, working together in various combinations, according to investigators at the University of Bristol and Aston University in England.“Clearly by themselves, ear infections or these chronic...

RSV in Infancy Could Raise a Child's Risk for Asthma

25 April 2023
RSV in Infancy Could Raise a Child`s Risk for AsthmaTUESDAY, April 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who were infected with respiratory syncytial virus, better known as RSV, in their first year may be at greater risk for asthma, according to researchers.Their new study looked at the effects of RSV infections of different severities on childhood asthma risk.“For 60 years investigators have repeatedly identified the link between severe RSV and asthma; however, we’ve shown that this link is explained in part by shared heredity to both severe RSV and asthma,” said senior author Dr. Tina Hartert, director of the Center for Asthma and Environmental Sciences Research at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. “The solution in our study was to understand the link between RSV and asthma by ensuring all RSV infections would be captured...

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