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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Day care does not appear to lead to aggressive behavior in children, according to a new study based on Norwegian children.

    Parents worried about day care's effect on their kids should feel reassured by the findings, the researchers said.

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A pair of genetic tests could help parents and doctors better understand the numerous challenges that a child newly diagnosed with autism might face throughout life, a new study suggests.

    The tests tracked down genes that could explain the nature...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Avoiding middle-age spread could be one way to delay the onset of dementia, a new study hints.

    Researchers found that among 142 elderly adults with Alzheimer's disease, those who were overweight at age 50 tended to develop the memory-robbing diso...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although most Americans think mental health care is important, they often believe it's expensive and hard to get, a new survey shows.

    In questioning more than 2,000 adults, nearly 90 percent said they place equal value on mental and physical heal...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parents can spur math anxiety and poor math performance in children, a new study suggests.

    "We often don't think about how important parents' own attitudes are in determining their children's academic achievement. But our work suggests that if a p...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    SATURDAY, Aug. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Risky behaviors such as reckless driving or sudden promiscuity, or nervous behaviors such as agitation, hand-wringing or pacing, can be signs that suicide risk may be high in depressed people, researchers report.

    Other warning signs may include...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women in the U.S. military are no more likely than men to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a government study shows.

    "This is the first study to prospectively investigate the development of PTSD in male and female service members who...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Starting or returning to school can trigger anxiety in some children, but parents can help ease worried young minds, a mental health expert says.

    "Anxiety is one of the most common mental health challenges for children. Uncertainty fuels the fears...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The dark look associated with Goths may not be all show: Teens in this subculture appear more prone to depression and self-harm than their peers, researchers report.

    Fifteen-year-olds who strongly identified as Goth -- recognized by their disti...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Independent researchers couldn't reproduce the findings of more than half of 100 experiments previously published in three prominent psychology journals, a new review reports.

    This review should fuel skepticism over scientific claims, particular...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many American college students start experimenting with booze or drugs over the summer, but winter is the peak time for them to begin illegal use of prescription medicines, according to a U.S. government study.

    "These findings show that college ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Childhood cancer survivors who've had one stroke are at high risk for having another, a new study says.

    Researchers analyzed data from more than 14,300 people in the United States and Canada who were diagnosed with childhood cancers between 197...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Internal Medicine:

    MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Discontinuing high blood pressure treatment in seniors with mild memory and thinking problems did not improve their mental functioning, a new study shows.

    It's known that high blood pressure during middle age is a risk factor for cerebrovascular d...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The impact that young teens' sexual activity has on their circle of friends differs for girls and boys, a new study finds.

    Researchers looked at data from youngsters in 28 rural communities in Iowa and Pennsylvania who w...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with psoriasis may be twice as likely to experience depression as those without the common skin condition, regardless of its severity, a new study suggests.

    "Psoriasis in general is a pretty visible disease," said study author Dr. Roger H...Full Article