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State Anti-Poverty Programs Help Kids' Brains Stay Healthy

State Anti-Poverty Programs Help Kids` Brains Stay HealthyWEDNESDAY, May 3, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- In U.S. states that provide financial assistance for low-income families, the difference is evident in children’s brains, researchers report. Their study found disparities in brain structure between children from high-income households compared to low-income households. However, the disparity was more than a third lower in states offering greater cash assistance to low-income families, compared to states offering less help. In addition, the disparity in mental health symptoms was reduced by nearly a half.The study, which was funded by the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), involved more than 10,000 children ages 9 to 11, using data from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study (ABCD) study.“The association between brain...

Young Men Are Using Banned 'SARM' Supplements to Bulk...

2 May 2023
Young Men Are Using Banned `SARM` Supplements to Bulk Up, With Harmful ResultsTUESDAY, May 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is once again warning consumers to avoid muscle-building "supplements" that are anything but a safe alternative to steroids.In an advisory sent out last week, the agency said it continues to receive reports of serious side effects linked to selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs). The compounds mimic some of the effects of testosterone, and have long been under study for treating muscle-wasting and bone loss caused by certain medical conditions.None have been approved by the FDA, however, and the agency stresses that SARMs are drugs, not dietary supplements.Still, online companies are marketing SARM-containing products, with the help of social media."Online vendors and social media influencers are...

An Overlooked Issue: Prostate Cancer in Transgender Women

2 May 2023
An Overlooked Issue: Prostate Cancer in Transgender WomenTUESDAY, May 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Transgender women have a risk of prostate cancer, even after gender-affirming surgeries, yet aren’t “on the radar” for screening by clinicians, new research finds."The entire medical literature on prostate cancer in transgender women, prior to this study, consisted of 10 case reports, leading some to believe it was rare. But this paper shows it isn’t as rare as those case reports suggest," said Dr. Stephen Freedland, associate director for training and education at Cedars-Sinai Cancer Institute in Los Angeles. "Transgender women, no matter what gender-affirming surgeries they may or may not have had, have prostates and are at risk of prostate cancer," he said in a hospital news release.Freedland’s research report details the first...

Which Kids Face the Highest Risk of Self-Harm?

1 May 2023
Which Kids Face the Highest Risk of Self-Harm?MONDAY, May 1, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Growing numbers of American kids and teens are cutting or burning themselves, banging their heads against walls, pulling out their hair and even trying to die by suicide.But figuring out who is at highest risk for harming themselves has been a daunting challenge. Until now. Researchers report they have developed risk profiles that can help doctors pinpoint which kids or teens are in the most danger."The U.S. is in the midst of a mental health crisis, with mental health diagnoses and hospitalizations surging over the past few years, and many of these hospitalizations are for self-harm events or concern for future self-harm," said study author Dr. James Antoon, an assistant professor of pediatrics and hospital medicine at Monroe Carell Jr....

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

1 May 2023
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...

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