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Wearable sensor can detect hidden anxiety, depression in young children

Anxiety and depression are surprisingly common among young children -- as many as one in five kids suffer from one of them, starting as...

People with cancer are more than four times more likely to commit suicide

People with cancer are more than four times more likely to commit suicide than people without cancer, according to Penn State College of Medicine...

Scientists discover risk for developing more than one mental illnesses

The risk of developing a second mental health disorder after an initial diagnosis is increased, according to new research. The study is led by Professor...

Psychological distress is a risk factor for dementia

A new study suggests that vital exhaustion—which can be perceived as an indicator of psychological distress—is a risk factor for future risk of dementia. Researchers...

Some psychiatric drugs linked to higher pneumonia risk

A review of published studies indicates that use of benzodiazepines and benzodiazepine related drugs (BZRDs) may increase the risk of pneumonia. These drugs are prescribed...

Young-onset diabetes means higher risk of mental illness

Young-onset diabetes, which is defined as onset before age 40, is associated with a higher risk of being hospitalized for mental illness compared with...

Excessive social media use is comparable to drug addiction

New research shows a connection between social media use and impaired risky decision-making. “Around one-third of humans on the planet are using social media, and...

U.S. overdoses and suicide double in 17 years

Suicides and drug overdoses kill American adults at twice the rate today as they did just 17 years ago. Opioids are a key contributor...

Depression and obesity together linked to higher risk of hip pain

In a representative sample of the German population, researchers found older age, obesity, and depressive disorder were associated with experiencing chronic hip pain. In the...

Smoking and binge eating linked to bullying and sexual abuse

People who ever suffered bullying or sexual abuse have a lower quality of life similar to those living with chronic conditions like heart disease,...