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More Cyberbullying, More Suicidal Thoughts Among Teens: Study

More Cyberbullying, More Suicidal Thoughts Among Teens: StudyTUESDAY, June 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Adolescents who experience cyberbullying are more likely to think about suicide, a new study shows.Researchers found a link between being bullied online, through texts or on social media, and thoughts of suicide that go above and beyond the link between suicidal thoughts and traditional offline bullying."At a time when young adolescents are spending more time online than ever before, this study underscores the negative impact that bullying in the virtual space can have on its targets," said senior study author Dr. Ran Barzilay, an assistant professor at the Lifespan Brain Institute of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)."Given these results, it may be prudent for primary care providers to screen for cyberbullying routinely in the same...

Your Path to Riches Could Shape Your Attitude to the Poor

28 June 2022
Your Path to Riches Could Shape Your Attitude to the PoorTUESDAY, June 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) – How sympathetic a rich person feels toward those of lesser means may be influenced by whether they were born rich or became rich during their lifetime. And not in the way you might expect: New research found that those who started out poor were less likely to be sympathetic to those who remained poor.“In the United States, we find that people expect those who became rich to be more sympathetic toward the poor and social welfare than those who were born rich,” said study author Hyunjin Koo of the University of California, Irvine. “However, the ‘Became Rich’ perceive improving one’s socioeconomic conditions as less difficult relative to the ‘Born Rich,’ which predicts less sympathetic attitudes toward the poor and...

More Evidence Uber, Lyft Are Reducing Drunk Driving Crashes

28 June 2022
More Evidence Uber, Lyft Are Reducing Drunk Driving CrashesTUESDAY, June 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Using ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft can reduce the number of impaired drivers on the roads, potentially leading to fewer alcohol-related crashes, a new research review confirms.Review author Christopher Morrison, who studies drinking and the problems it spawns, including assaults, drunken driving and crashes, said the evidence is clear.“One way to prevent these problems is by changing the environments in which people drink. Ride-sharing changes the transportation environment," said Morrison, an assistant professor of epidemiology at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health in New York City. "When these changes affect whole populations, even very small effects can have big impacts, so this question was well worth...

Paxlovid Cuts Odds for Hospitalization After Omicron...

27 June 2022
Paxlovid Cuts Odds for Hospitalization After Omicron Infection by 45%MONDAY, June 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Paxlovid appears to living up to its reputation as the Tamiflu treatment for COVID-19, maintaining its effectiveness even against emerging variants, a new study shows.The antiviral COVID pill reduced the risk of hospitalization by 45% when administered to people infected by the coronavirus, researchers report.The protection was lower than the 90% reduction in hospitalization found in Paxlovid's clinical trials, which took place during the Delta wave of COVID, said lead researcher Dr. Scott Dryden-Peterson, an infectious disease specialist with Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.But even when facing the more infectious Omicron variant, Paxlovid still matches the effectiveness found when using Tamiflu to prevent influenza hospitalizations,...

Postpartum Depression Can Hit Both Mom & Dad, Sometimes at Same Time

27 June 2022
Postpartum Depression Can Hit Both Mom & Dad, Sometimes at Same TimeZOI220548_preembargo.pdfMONDAY, June 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Most people have heard that women can experience depression after the birth of a child.But the condition is not limited to moms: New dads can experience depression in the months after their baby is born, by all accounts an enormous life change. This can even happen simultaneously, and with consequences for each of them and their new baby.To better understand these experiences, researchers from University College London (UCL) looked at 23 past studies with data from more than 29,000 couples.“There has been a lot of literature on maternal mental health, but we are only just starting to recognize the importance of men’s health during the transition to fatherhood,” said study co-author Dr. Kara Smythe. “However, the...

Just 1 in 4 Patients Get Rehab After Heart Attack, Cardiac Surgery

27 June 2022
Just 1 in 4 Patients Get Rehab After Heart Attack, Cardiac SurgeryMONDAY, June 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Medically supervised exercise programs can do heart patients a lot of good, but few people of color take part in them -- regardless of income, new research finds.The study, of more than 100,000 U.S. patients, found that while all were eligible for cardiac rehabilitation, only about one-quarter actually attended. Enrollment was particularly low among Asian, Black and Hispanic patients, including those with high incomes.Researchers called the persistent disparities "disappointing," especially since cardiac rehab can have major benefits, including a longer life.Cardiac rehab is considered a standard of care for patients recovering from a heart attack or heart procedure, and for those with certain chronic conditions such as heart failure and chest...

AHA News: 5 Steps for a Heart-Healthy Grilling Season

27 June 2022
AHA News: 5 Steps for a Heart-Healthy Grilling SeasonMONDAY, June 27, 2022 (American Heart Association News) -- The smells of summer have returned: sunscreen, freshly cut grass and burgers sizzling on the grill.For many families, backyard barbecues are a staple of summer dining. But often the foods people associate with summer grilling – including ribs, sausages, hot dogs and hamburgers – are processed or high in saturated fat and sodium, which contribute to heart health risks. And studies show cooking meat at high temperatures can cause harmful chemical reactions that raise the risk for heart disease, diabetes and cancer.The good news is, you don't need to close the lid on grilling. Food experts say there are steps outdoor chefs can take to make backyard barbecues healthier, while still loaded with flavor.Choose healthier...

Ob-Gyns Call Bans on Abortion Devastating for Women's Health

27 June 2022
Ob-Gyns Call Bans on Abortion Devastating for Women`s HealthMONDAY, June 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn a woman's right to have an abortion marks a "very dark day in health care" that will leave patients at risk and doctors afraid to act, leaders of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) said Friday."It is a dark day indeed for the tens of millions of patients who have suddenly and unfairly lost access to safe, legal and evidence-based abortion care," said ACOG President Dr. Iffath Abbasi Hoskins. "It is dark for the thousands of clinicians who now -- instead of focusing on providing health care to their patients -- have to live with the threat of legal, civil and even professional penalties while providing health care for the patients when they need it most," Hoskins said.ACOG...

WHO Says Monkeypox not a Global Health Threat for Now

MONDAY, June 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) – The spread of monkeypox should be closely monitored, the World Health Organization said on Saturday, but it is not a global emergency at this time....

Muting Your Phone May Cause More Stress, Not Less

MONDAY, June 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Are you plagued by FOMO -- "fear of missing out"? Then silencing your smartphone may not be the stress-buster you think it is.That's the takeaway from a...
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