WEDNESDAY, Oct. 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Dust mites and smoke are known triggers of asthma in children. Now, scientists have identified previously unknown combinations of air pollutants that appear tied to the respiratory disorder. “Asthma is one the most prevalent diseases affecting children in the United States. In thisContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — It is a fear that millions of parents have been harboring since the pandemic began: Will their children fall behind in school due to disruptions caused by lockdowns, closings and social distancing? A new U.S. poll finds that fear is widespread, with justContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The number of Americans seeking treatment for anxiety and depression has soared during the COVID-19 pandemic, creating what a leading medical association terms a “mental health tsunami.” That’s the key takeaway from a nationwide survey of psychologists by the American Psychological Association (APA).Continue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Researchers have created a six-stage process to help families of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) deal with the disorder. “This framework is family-centered, focused on breaking down the barriers that families face from before diagnosis to preparing children with ADHD forContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Gender-affirming breast removal (mastectomy) can greatly enhance a patients’ mental well-being, a new study finds. Gender-affirming mastectomy is the most common type of gender-confirming surgery, but there’s “not a lot of information out there about how exactly these types of surgeries help people,”Continue Reading

TUESDAY, Oct. 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Preschoolers with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) rarely receive the gold-standard treatment recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for their condition, a new study reports. The AAP recommends a behavioral therapy technique called “parent training in behavior management,” or PTBM, asContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Oct. 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Fear, grief, uncertainty and isolation during the pandemic have triggered a national state of emergency in the mental health of America’s youth, leading child health care groups warned Tuesday. Youngsters already faced significant mental health challenges, and the pandemic has made them worse,Continue Reading

TUESDAY, Oct. 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Survivors of spinal cord injuries who develop resilience are able to adapt and thrive despite the challenges, according to a researcher who himself is a resilient survivor. “For someone with a cord injury, your margin for surviving even small mistakes when it comesContinue Reading

MONDAY, Oct. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A new plan to limit pollution from so-called “forever chemicals” will include restricting their release into the environment and speeding cleanup of contaminated sites, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday. The chemicals, called PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), are used in productsContinue Reading

MONDAY, Oct. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The number of Americans diagnosed with “broken heart” syndrome has steadily risen in the past 15 years — with the vast majority being women, a new study finds. The condition, which doctors call stress cardiomyopathy, appears similar to a heart attack — withContinue Reading

MONDAY, Oct. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A common group of bacteria may be causing deadly pneumonia or anthrax-like disease among metalworkers in the southern United States, health officials report. The bacteria, called Bacillus cereus (B. cereus), naturally occurs in soil and dust. B. cereus can cause food poisoning andContinue Reading

MONDAY, Oct. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Pop singer Britney Spears was at the height of her fame in 2008 when, through a series of arcane legal maneuverings, her father gained conservatorship over her and took control of her personal and financial affairs. Spears’ plight and the #FreeBritney movement hasContinue Reading

MONDAY, Oct. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Among the many negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic may be damage to the bond between mothers and their infants, researchers say. Women who experienced grief and depression due to pandemic-related losses may find it more difficult to form this all-important emotional connectionContinue Reading