Many U.S. Colleges Have Indoor Tanning Salons On, Near Campus: Study

October 29, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Many U.S. colleges have indoor tanning salons on or near campus, even though tanning increases the risk for skin cancer, researchers report.
Tanning remains popular among young adults, particularly white women, so colleges should adopt tanning-free policies, to help protect students’ health, the researchers said.
“Public health efforts are needed [...]

Sleep Woes Common Among Troubled Young Children, Study Says

October 28, 2014

TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Sleep difficulties, particularly problems falling asleep, are common among toddlers and preschoolers with mental health issues, according to a new study.
“Sleep problems in young children frequently co-occur with other behavioral problems, with evidence that inadequate sleep is associated with daytime sleepiness, less optimal preschool adjustment, and problems [...]

More Clues to Spotting Autism in Siblings of Those With Disorder

October 28, 2014

TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Brothers and sisters of children with autism can show signs of the disorder as early as 18 months of age, a new study says.
About 20 percent of younger siblings of children with autism will be diagnosed with autism by age 3, the Yale University researchers said.
Their study included [...]

Even Depression May Not Dim Thoughts of Bright Future

October 27, 2014

MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Even adults with depression are generally optimistic about the future, a new study shows.
But that finding carries its own caveat, the researchers added.
“It turns out that even clinically depressed individuals are also characterized by the belief that one’s life in the future will be more satisfying than one’s [...]

More Kids Harmed by Drinking in Pregnancy Than Expected, Study Reports

October 27, 2014

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Although drinking during pregnancy has long been considered taboo, new research suggests that as many as one in 20 U.S. children may have health or behavioral problems related to alcohol exposure before birth.
The study found that between 2.4 percent and 4.8 percent of children have [...]

Dark Days Here for Folks With Seasonal Depression

October 24, 2014

FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — October’s shorter, darker days can trigger a type of depression, known as seasonal affective disorder, according to an expert.
People affected by seasonal affective disorder, also called SAD, may feel overly tired, lack motivation and even have trouble getting out of bed. In extreme cases, SAD can lead to [...]

Multiple Drug Use Raises Infection Risk for ‘Swinging’ Couples

October 24, 2014

FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Multiple drug use put couples who “swing” at increased risk for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), a new study shows.
Swingers are defined as heterosexual couples who have group sex, swap partners and/or visit sex clubs for couples. Researchers looked at 289 people, average age 49, in the Netherlands who [...]

Teens Who Dine With Their Families May Be Slimmer Adults

October 24, 2014

By Mary Elizabeth DallasHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — For those teens who try to avoid spending time with their parents and siblings, new research suggests that sitting down for family meals might help them stay slim as adults.
Despite everyone’s busy schedules, researchers found that just one or two gatherings around the kitchen [...]

‘Exposure Therapy’ May Relieve Prolonged Grief Disorder

October 23, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Reliving the death of a loved one may help people with prolonged grief disorder, a new study suggests.
Exposure therapy, as this approach is called, appears to help survivors struggling with prolonged grief better than another type of therapy alone, the study found.
Prolonged grief disorder, also [...]

Teen Conflicts Spill Over to Other Areas of Their Lives

October 23, 2014

THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Teens’ conflicts at home increase the risk of problems at school for up to two days, according to a new study.
The research also found that the reverse is true: school problems can create issues at home.
Additionally, the study found that bad mood and mental health symptoms such [...]

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