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6Sep
2023

Boosting Their Creativity Helps Kids Face Life's Challenges, Study Finds

Boosting Their Creativity Helps Kids Face Life`s Challenges, Study FindsWEDNESDAY, Sept. 6, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Just like adults, kids face daily stressors.Luckily, a new study suggests that teaching them creative thinking can help them manage it all.Researchers found that when school-age children learned some "narrative creativity" techniques -- such as shifting your perspective and imagining "what if" scenarios -- they quickly became better problem-solvers.After a week-long creativity camp, or even just a single lesson, kids showed more confidence in their ability to face life's daily problems and come up with a "plan B" when necessary.The study was small, based on 60 kids attending the same summer camp. But experts said the findings just make sense.When kids can think flexibly, they are less likely to "panic" in the face of challenge, said study...

Women Talking: Online Therapy Connects Postpartum...

6 September 2023
Women Talking: Online Therapy Connects Postpartum Depression Patients With SurvivorsWEDNESDAY, Sept. 6, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Lee-Anne Mosselman-Clarke knows firsthand what it’s like to battle with postpartum mental health crises. She experienced difficulties after the births of her two children. “I have an 11 and 9 year old and I didn't actually know that I had postpartum anxiety with my oldest. He had very significant health problems and I just thought I am having an awful first journey as a new mum,” she said. "It wasn't until I got pregnant with my second that the midwife said, 'I'd like you to talk to somebody because I think you are at risk for having postpartum depression again.'"Mosselman-Clarke, of Brant County, Ontario, Canada, has a background in social work and now works as a postpartum doula, supporting women through pregnancy and childbirth....

Telehealth Services Can Help Women Access, Understand...

5 September 2023
Telehealth Services Can Help Women Access, Understand Medical AbortionTUESDAY, Sept. 5, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Even before Roe v. Wade was overturned in 2022, many U.S. women lived far from a clinic where they could get abortion pills. Now, a new study suggests that telemedicine can help fill that gap.The study focused on one reproductive health clinic in Washington state, where abortion was legal at the time of the study and remains so. But even in states where abortion is available, experts said, women can face obstacles -- distance from a brick-and-mortar clinic being one.The new findings suggest that virtual appointments are one way to address the problem.Researchers found that among more than 1,200 women who received abortion pills from the clinic, those who lived farther away were particularly likely to opt for a telemedicine appointment.For...

Eye-Tracking Device Could Be More Accurate Test for...

5 September 2023
Eye-Tracking Device Could Be More Accurate Test for Autism in ToddlersTUESDAY, Sept. 5, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Just 1 in 4 children with autism is diagnosed before age 3, but a new eye-tracking technology may allow for earlier diagnosis and intervention, according to three clinical studies of more than 1,500 kids.Autism is a disorder marked by difficulties with communication and social interaction. In the United States, it affects about 1 child in 36, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Treatment includes behavioral, educational and family therapies and is most effective when started early and tailored to the individual child.The new eye-tracking technology provides automated measures of children’s looking behavior and can help spot signs of autism as early as 16 months of age, researchers said. It may also help predict...

AI Equals Human Radiologists at Interpreting Breast Cancer Scans

5 September 2023
AI Equals Human Radiologists at Interpreting Breast Cancer ScansTUESDAY, Sept. 5, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Another study is showing that artificial intelligence (AI) is as good as a specialist doctor in spotting breast cancer on a mammogram. But don't expect computers to take over the job from humans, experts say.In a study that compared the mammography-reading skills of an AI tool with those of more than 500 medical professionals, researchers found that it was basically a tie.On average, both humans and AI caught about 90% of breast tumors, and correctly gave an all-clear to just over three-quarters of mammograms from women without cancer.That meant neither was perfect, and experts said it's still unclear how AI will ultimately fit into breast cancer screening.Mammography has long been a routine experience for women. But mammography-reading may...
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