Do More ‘Selfies’ Mean More Relationship Woes?

February 5, 2016

FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Posting too many “selfies” on social media might lead to serious problems with your romantic partner, according to a new study.
Researchers conducted an online survey of 420 users of the social media site Instagram. The users were aged 18 to 62. The investigators found that those who believed […]


Texting After Dark May Harm Teens’ Sleep, Grades

February 5, 2016

FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Instant messaging can be a source of emotional support for teens and help them collaborate on school projects, but new research shows that texting after the lights go out takes a toll on students’ sleep quality and academic performance.
“We need to be aware that teenagers are using electronic […]


ADHD Tied to Obesity Risk for Girls, Study Contends

February 4, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Girls with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have their share of challenges. And new research suggests a tendency toward obesity may be one of them.
In a 1,000-person study, Mayo Clinic researchers found that girls with ADHD may be twice as likely to be obese in childhood or […]


Sitting For Too Long Is Bad, and Here’s Another Reason Why

February 3, 2016

Sitting for long stretches might boost your risk for type 2 diabetes, even if you exercise, researchers report.


Anxiety Meds Like Valium, Xanax Won’t Raise Seniors’ Dementia Risk: Study

February 3, 2016

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Taking one of a class of anti-anxiety pills that includes Ativan, Valium or Xanax does not increase older adults’ risk of dementia, a new study finds.
However, experts note that these drugs — collectively called benzodiazepines — can have other side effects and should still be used […]


Parent’s Depression May Harm Child’s Grades, Study Finds

February 3, 2016

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A child’s grades in school might suffer if a parent is suffering from depression, according to a new study.
Researchers found that Swedish teens received lower grades during their final year in school if either of their parents had previously been diagnosed with depression.
The difference in […]


Child Abuse at Daycare, Youth Groups Rarer Than Thought: Survey

February 2, 2016

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Children are often taught to be wary of people outside their family. But, a new survey finds that adults at school, daycare and organizations such as churches and scouting groups are less likely than relatives to abuse or mistreat children.
In general, organizations that serve young […]


Can a Room With a View Help Teens Do Better on Tests? Yes, Study Suggests

February 2, 2016

High school students who can gaze upon at least a patch green landscape from their classroom may perform better academically, a new study suggests.


Stress-Prone Teen Males May Be at Risk of High Blood Pressure Later

February 1, 2016

MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Young men who get stressed out easily appear to have a greater risk of high blood pressure later in life, a new study suggests.
The researchers found that, among 18-year-old men, those who had the lowest stress-resilience scores were 40 percent more likely to develop high blood pressure later […]


Homeless Youth More Likely to Visit Drop-In Center Than Shelter

February 1, 2016

MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Drop-in centers can play a major role in helping homeless youth get housing, jobs and find stability, a new study suggests.
“Many kids won’t go to shelters because they’re hiding on the street. They’re avoiding the service system because they’ve been abused and betrayed by everyone who is supposed […]



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