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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    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.<...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's long been known that people with Down syndrome are at higher risk for Alzheimer's disease.

    Now, research suggests that changes in the brains of people with Down syndrome, as seen on brain scans, might help lead to promising treatments that c...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A potent new designer drug called "flakka" is making headlines across the United States, driving many users into fits of screaming, naked rage accompanied by vivid hallucinations.

    Why naked? Because the drug sends body temperatures skyrocketing...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Depression and diabetes are each hard on the brain, and having both conditions may significantly raise the risk of dementia, according to new research.

    "What this argues for is, we need to do a better job of both identifying diabetes and depre...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Acetaminophen, the painkiller best known to Americans as Tylenol, may do more than simply dull pain -- it may also dull happy or sad emotions, new research finds.

    The new, small study is the first to suggest that acetaminophen ratchets down a...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Psychiatry:

    WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are tuned in to what others want, think and feel are more popular in school than those who aren't as good at understanding others, a new review indicates.

    "Our study suggests that understanding others' mental perspectives may faci...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many college students send or receive text messages more than 100 times each day and at the most inappropriate times and places, a new study finds.

    How inappropriate? According to a poll involving more than 150 college-age students, many admit...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Age Management Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There are things people can do to preserve their brain function as they age, a report released Tuesday from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) suggests.

    "Changes in mental functions and capabilities are a part of aging and occur with everyone," rep...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who avoid doing homework and don't care about getting A's may have inherited their indifference toward school from their parents, new research suggests.

    As much as half of a child's motivation to learn -- or lack of motivation -- may be driv...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A liquid form of medical marijuana may help people with severe epilepsy that does not respond to other treatments, according to a new report.

    The study included 213 child and adult patients with 12 different types of severe epilepsy. Some of them...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds in the United States, and more than 1,600 children die each year from abuse or neglect, an expert says.

    Child abuse survivors can suffer long-term physical, emotional and...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Being thankful for the good things in life may benefit heart failure patients, a new study suggests.

    The research included almost 200 heart failure patients who didn't yet have any symptoms, such as shortness of breath ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- American women who believe smoking helps control weight are less likely than other female smokers to try quitting in response to higher cigarette prices and anti-smoking messages, a new study finds.

    "We found that conce...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    FRIDAY, April 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Service members who have to deal with trouble at home when they're deployed may be at increased risk of suicidal thoughts, a study of U.S. veterans suggests.

    In a survey of more than 1,000 Iraq and Afghanistan vets, researchers found that about 1...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new report has linked a migraine medication to increased odds of eating disorders in some teens.

    The drug in question is called topiramate (Topamax). It's an established migraine drug for adults that was just approved for use in teens in 2014...Full Article