May 26, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

Autism’s ‘Worryingly’ High Suicide Rates Spur Conference

Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) — High rates of suicide among people with autism are drawing specialists to a conference this week in England. “What relatively little we know about suicidality in autism points to a worryingly high prevalence of people with the condition contemplating

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May 26, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer

Scientists Report Progress on Genetic Test for Anal Cancer

Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A new genetic test may detect anal cancer, a disease that’s become more common in women, gay and bisexual men, and people with HIV. “If other studies confirm and build upon these findings, this promising research could be used to

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May 26, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

U.S. Moms-to-Be Often Victims of Assault

Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Violence is common in pregnancy, with mothers-to-be in the United States at greater risk for assault-related injuries and death than women who aren’t expecting, a new study finds. “The striking results of our study suggest that widespread screening for

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May 26, 2017 by Contributor in Exercise and Fitness

Adults Who Love Exercise May Gain 9 ‘Biological’ Years

Latest Exercise & Fitness News FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Could regular, strenuous exercise be a “fountain of youth”? New research suggests it could be — for your cells, at least. “Just because you’re 40 doesn’t mean you’re 40 years old biologically,” said Larry Tucker, a professor of

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May 26, 2017 by Contributor in Exercise and Fitness

Fitness Trackers Highly Inaccurate in Counting Calories Burned: Study

Latest Exercise & Fitness News Wristband fitness trackers accurately monitor heart rate, but are much less effective in determining calories burned during exercise, a new study finds. Stanford University researchers assessed seven of the most popular devices as they were used by 29 men and 31 women and found that

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May 26, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

Teasing Teens About Weight May Do Lasting Harm

Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Teens who are taunted about their weight may be more likely to become obese adults who struggle with poor body image, a new study finds. Researchers also found that teens who are bullied about their weight are more likely

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