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2023

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...

Good Parental Leave Gives Big Boost to Moms' Mental Health

5 January 2023
Good Parental Leave Gives Big Boost to Moms` Mental HealthTHURSDAY, Jan. 5, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Generous parental leave policies at work can do wonders for a new mom's mental health.This is among the key messages from a new review of 45 studies examining how parental leave policies affect mom and dad’s mental health and well-being.Mothers working for companies with generous parental leave policies were less likely to experience symptoms of depression, poor mental health, psychological distress, burnout, or to require mental health care.The more generous the policy, the greater and more long-lasting the benefits, the new Swedish study showed.“Parental leave was protective against poorer maternal mental health including depressive symptoms, general mental health, psychological distress and burnout; however, improved mental health among...

Artificial Penis Tissue Restores Function in Pig Study

5 January 2023
Artificial Penis Tissue Restores Function in Pig StudyTHURSDAY, Jan. 5, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- A new study on pigs shows promise for repairing penile injuries in humans.Scientists in China developed a synthetic tissue that reportedly repairs injuries and restores normal erectile function in pigs. This artificial tunica albuginea (ATA) mimics a fibrous sheath of tissue that is necessary to maintain erections."We noticed that this is an area that has received little attention, yet the related need is huge," said study co-author Xuetao Shi, a researcher at the South China University of Technology in Guangzhou.The researchers estimate that about half of men between the ages of 40 and 70 have some form of erectile dysfunction. About 5% have Peyronie's disease, which causes pain when scar tissue forms in the tunica albuginea sheath that...

As Popularity of Weed Edibles Rises, So Do Accidental...

3 January 2023
As Popularity of Weed Edibles Rises, So Do Accidental Poisonings in KidsTUESDAY, Jan. 3, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- As more U.S. states legalize marijuana, the number of preschoolers accidentally eating cannabis "edibles" is rising in tandem, a new study shows.In the past five years, U.S. poison control centers have witnessed a whopping 14-fold increase in calls about youngsters who got their hands on marijuana edibles. In 2017, there were just 207 cases reported nationally. By 2021, that had ballooned to over 3,000.None of the incidents were fatal, and many children had mild symptoms like excessive sleepiness. But 36% were treated in an emergency room, and nearly 23% had to be admitted to the hospital.Experts said the findings, published Jan. 3 in the journal Pediatrics, highlight a new household safety hazard.Marijuana edibles are not only widely available...

Look Out for the Early Signs of Autism

2 January 2023
Look Out for the Early Signs of AutismMONDAY, Jan. 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- When children have autism, it's possible to recognize the symptoms as early as when they are 18 months old. Although it takes a doctor to diagnose the condition, parents and caregivers should be aware of the signs, advises the Autism Research Institute, offering some other tips for noticing early symptoms.Children with autism may have variety of social, communication and behavioral symptoms. This can include difficulty communicating with other people, which often becomes apparent during early childhood, according to the institute, which is based in California. A qualified specialist can evaluate any delays in speech development and nonverbal communication.Another clue can be tone of voice. Some people with autism may have difficulty regulating...
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