‘Desensitized’ Parents Let Kids Watch More Movie Violence, Sex

October 20, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — When parents become desensitized to violence and sex in movies, they may also become more lax about their children’s exposure to both onscreen, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that when they had 1,000 parents watch a series of movie clips, the group seemed to be [...]

Upbeat Walking Style Might Lift Your Mood

October 17, 2014

FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The way you walk can affect your mood, according to a new study.
Previous research has shown that depressed people move differently from happy people, according to study co-author Nikolaus Troje, a senior fellow at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.
“It is not surprising that our mood, the way [...]

Working Out Three Times Per Week Can Lower Depression Odds by 20%

October 17, 2014

Physically active people are less likely to show signs of depression, a new study finds.

Family Acceptance Key to Curbing Teen Suicides, Study Shows

October 17, 2014

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Family rejection could be potentially deadly for teens already at risk for suicide, a new study has found.
When teens were followed six months after discharge from a psychiatric unit for attempting suicide, the majority of boys and girls reported feeling family or peer “invalidation” at [...]

Obesity and Depression Often Twin Ills, Study Finds

October 16, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Depression and obesity tend to go hand in hand, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.
The combination was so common that 43 percent of depressed adults were also obese, according to the report. That association was even more prevalent among those taking antidepressants: 55 percent of those [...]

Teen Girls May Face Greater Risk of Depression

October 15, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Teen girls have more relationship-related stress than boys, which puts them at greater risk for depression, a new study finds.
Nearly 400 white and black American teens underwent an assessment for depression and then had three follow-up assessments at about seven-month intervals.
Girls tended to have more depressive symptoms during [...]

Parenthood May Push Cancer Patients to Seek More Treatment

October 15, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Being a parent makes cancer patients more likely to seek life-extending treatments, a new study says.
The study included 42 parents with advanced cancer. The average age of the patients was 44. The average age of their children was 12.
The patients were asked how being a parent affects their [...]

Exercise May Not Ward Off Teen Depression

October 14, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Although exercise has long been thought to help improve the symptoms of depression, teenagers may not reap these benefits, a new British study suggests.
The study found that physical activity levels in early teen years didn’t appear to affect rates of depression in later teen years.
“Those [...]

Schools Key to Reaching Kids With Mental Health Needs, Experts Say

October 8, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Schools can play a crucial role in helping the 10 percent to 20 percent of children worldwide who would benefit from some form of mental health treatment, experts say.
About 75 percent of adults who use mental health services had a diagnosable disorder before age 18, according to a [...]

Health Risks After Stroke May Linger for at Least 5 Years: Study

October 7, 2014

TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Stroke survivors remain at high risk for another stroke or other serious medical problems and death for at least five years, a new study suggests.
The findings may mean that stroke survivors require closer follow-up to prevent these health problems, the Canadian researchers said.
“This high long-term risk was surprising [...]


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