WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Roughly 30 million Americans have an eating disorder in their lifetime, and calls to a nationwide support group have surged during the COVID-19 pandemic. Between March 2020 and October 2021, the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) recorded a 58% increase in calls, textsContinue Reading

MONDAY, April 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Two in five adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder say their mental health is excellent, which is significantly lower than people without the disorder, but still an encouraging finding, according to the authors of a new study. Their analysis of a Canadian government mental healthContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The structure of teens’ families influences their risk of delinquent behaviors such as shoplifting, graffiti or robbery, new research suggests. For the study, the researchers analyzed survey data gathered between 2016 and 2019 from more than 3,800 14- and 15-year-olds in Sweden. TheyContinue Reading

MONDAY, Feb. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) — It’s a fate many older women fear: loneliness and isolation as they age. Now, new research suggests those feelings may also predispose them to heart disease. The findings may be especially relevant now because of social distancing required by the pandemic. “We areContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Jan. 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Most gene variants that have been labeled “pathogenic” may make only a small difference in a person’s risk of actually developing disease, a new study suggests. Scouring genetic data on more than 72,000 individuals, researchers found that most of the gene variants believedContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Jan. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Support from family and friends, along with exercise and sufficient sleep, have helped protect teens’ mental health during the pandemic, new research shows. The study also found that teen girls have been more likely than boys to suffer mental distress during the pandemic.Continue Reading

TUESDAY, Jan. 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) — It can happen so fast. One moment, a family is eating dinner together like usual. Soon after, they go off to do other things before being brought back together by a child’s scream. That is what unfolded in the Beckman home in StateContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Jan. 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) — For several years, a leading U.S. pediatricians’ group has called for middle and high schools to start later in the morning, to help these young people get the right amount of sleep. Now, new research suggests that students aren’t the only ones whoContinue Reading

SATURDAY, Dec. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Give yourself and your loved ones the gifts of health and safety this holiday season, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests. The agency outlines 12 ways to do that, beginning with a reminder that washing your hands with soap andContinue Reading