Teens With History of Self-Poisoning Face Greater Suicide Risk

April 25, 2015

SATURDAY, April 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Teens who survive self-poisoning with drugs are at a significantly increased risk for suicide over the following decade, a new study shows.
“Self-poisoning in adolescence is a strong predictor of suicide and premature death in the ensuing decade, and identifies a high-risk group for targeted prevention,” study co-leader Dr. […]


Childhood Self-Control Linked to Better Job Prospects Later in Life

April 24, 2015

FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Self-control during childhood is associated with improved job opportunities later in life, a new study suggests.
Kids who pay attention, stick with difficult tasks and refrain from behaving in impulsive or inappropriate ways are more likely to hold down a job as adults, researchers found. They noted children with […]


A Late-Life Gender Transition Like Bruce Jenner’s Is Full of Challenges and Rewards

April 24, 2015

Former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner is expected to speak about undergoing the complex journey from male to female in a “20/20″ interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer tonight.


Health Visits May Offer Chance to Prevent Suicide

April 24, 2015

FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many people who attempt suicide have a health care visit in the weeks or months beforehand, which suggests health visits may provide opportunities for suicide prevention, researchers report.
Suicide prevention efforts usually focus on emergency and mental health settings, rather than primary care settings such as doctors’ offices, said […]


Mindfulness-Based Therapy May Be as Good as Meds for Depression

April 22, 2015

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy might offer an alternative for people with depression who don’t want to take antidepressants long-term, British researchers say.


Training Programs for Parents Tied to Better Behavior in Kids With Autism

April 21, 2015

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Training programs for parents can help improve the behavior of children with autism, a new study suggests.
After six months of either parent training or parent education, the children’s behavior improved for parents in both groups, but the benefit was greater in the parent training group, […]


Many Young Adults With Autism Face Unemployment, Isolation

April 21, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — As children with autism grow older, many approach adulthood without continued access to the kind of special needs services they routinely received as children, a new report warns.
The “National Autism Indicators Report: Transition into Young Adulthood” also reveals that such children may enter adulthood without […]


For Earth Day, Turn Off the Faucet and the Ignition

April 21, 2015

TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — To mark Earth Day on Wednesday, experts suggest you consider making lifestyle changes that will reduce your impact on the planet.
Reducing water usage and car travel are good places to start, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign suggest.
Water conservation is crucial, and not just in the […]


1 in 3 Teen Boys Sexually Assaulted Tries Suicide, Study Finds

April 17, 2015

FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Teen boys who have been a victim of sexual assault are likelier to attempt suicide, a new study says.
University at Buffalo researchers analyzed data from more than 31,000 American teens, aged 14 to 18, who took part in surveys in 2009 and 2011.
Among healthy-weight boys, 3.5 percent of […]


Higher Altitude States Have Fewer Kids With ADHD, Study Finds

April 17, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The thin air of America’s higher-elevation regions may reduce the risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study suggests.
Researchers reported that the occurrence of ADHD decreases substantially as altitude increases. For example, Utah has an average state elevation of 6,100 feet. That state’s ADHD rate […]



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