TUESDAY, Oct. 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Over 30 years since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), some doctors harbor biases toward people with disabilities, and even actively avoid accepting them as patients, a new study finds. In focus group discussions with about two dozen U.S. doctors,Continue Reading

FRIDAY, Sept. 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Researchers working to better understand the diets of younger women with disabilities found this group was more likely to report a poor diet and food insecurity. “Eating a nutritious diet is central to preventing many chronic diseases. For women of reproductive age, aContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Sept. 1, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Men with Down syndrome may think and remember better when treated with a brain hormone normally associated with fertility, a new small-scale study suggests. Rhythmic drip doses of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) improved thinking skills in nearly all of a small group of adultContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Kids with type 1 diabetes and their closest relatives are more likely to experience mental health issues than people without the disease, Swedish researchers report. “Many clinicians assume intuitively that diabetes in a child negatively affects the mental health of both the patientContinue Reading

TUESDAY, June 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) — When the early days of the pandemic prompted social distancing measures and gym closures, people with certain disabilities had a much harder time getting exercise and their mental health suffered, new research shows. Researchers studying those impacts surveyed more than 950 people withContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) — There is a “staggering” gap between the number of Americans who need care for anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions and those who can actually get it, a new survey shows. In all, 42% of U.S. adults who needed care in theContinue Reading

THURSDAY, June 2, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Children whose mothers had rising levels of depression during pregnancy appear to have an increased risk of behavioral problems, researchers say. “Our findings suggest that increases in mother’s symptoms of depression from preconception to postpartum contribute to children’s lower attention and behavioral control,Continue Reading