Abused children appear likely to have mental disorders as young adults
Abuse and neglect during childhood appear to be associated with increased rates of mood, anxiety and substance use disorders among young adults, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of General Psychiatry.
Denture adhesives can cause zinc overdose, study says
The simple act of trying to keep dentures in place can trigger serious health problems, including neurological damage, a new study by University of Maryland researchers warns.
Health food supplement may curb compulsive hair pulling
University of Minnesota Medical School researchers have discovered that a common anti-oxidant, widely available as a health food supplement, may help stop the urges of those with trichotillomania, a disorder characterized ...
Link found between passive smoking and poorer mental health
Second hand smoke exposure is associated with psychological distress and risk of future psychiatric illness, according to new UCL research that suggests the harmful affects of passive smoking go beyond physical health.
Costly Superfund dredging set for Hudson River
(AP) -- People look funny at David Mathis when he takes a dip off his dock in the Hudson River. Health officials have long warned people not to eat fish caught from this slow-flowing stretch south of the Adirondacks and ...
Pay-for-performance does not improve patient health: study
As news outlets throughout Europe and the U.S. report on the plummeting health of Western adults and children, there is no shortage of culprits. One villain often bandied about is the "fee for service" system of incentives ...
Discrimination creates racial battle fatigue for African-Americans
Just as the constant pressure soldiers face on the battlefield can follow them home in the form of debilitating stress, African Americans who face chronic exposure to racial discrimination may have an increased likelihood ...
Redefining normal blood pressure
As many as 100 million Americans may currently be misclassified as having abnormal blood pressure, according to Dr. Brent Taylor from the Veterans Affairs Health Care System in Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota ...
High debt could be hazardous to your health
If young people are drowning in debt, their blood pressure may be on the rise and their health could suffer. A new Northwestern Medicine® study has found that high financial debt is associated with higher diastolic blood ...
People with mental health problems at high risk of being victims of crime
People with mental health problems are more likely to become victims of crime than the general population, according to new research.
Preschool depression may continue into childhood
Depression among preschoolers appears to be a continuous, chronic condition rather than a transient developmental stage, according to a report in the August issue of Archives of General Psychiatry.
Study: E-prescribing cuts medication errors by seven-fold
(PhysOrg.com) -- A Cornell medical school study finds that when doctors use electronic systems to write prescriptions, they make seven times fewer errors than when they scrawl by hand.
Struggling to follow doctor's orders
Paid caregivers make it possible for seniors to remain living in their homes. The problem, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study, is that more than one-third of caregivers had difficulty reading and understanding ...
Lesbian, gay, bisexual individuals risk psychiatric disorders from discriminatory policies
A Mailman School of Public Health study examining the effects of institutional discrimination on the psychiatric health of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) individuals found an increase in psychiatric disorders among the LGB ...