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 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 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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May 24, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

Checking Patient’s Drug History May Help Curb Opioid Abuse

Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, May 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Doctors can help stem the U.S. opioid epidemic by checking their patients’ drug history before prescribing powerful painkillers, a new study suggests. Addicts frequently “doctor-shop” in an attempt to obtain opioids such as OxyContin (oxycodone), Percocet (oxycodone/acetaminophen) and Vicodin

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May 24, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

New FDA Head Outlines ‘Forceful Steps’ Against Opioid Crisis

Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, May 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The new U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioner has called on senior agency officers to develop “more forceful steps” to control the U.S. opioid epidemic. On Tuesday, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, President Trump’s pick for the agency, announced the formation

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May 24, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

Suicide Risk Quadruples After Lung Cancer Diagnosis

By Gia MillerHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, May 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — People with lung cancer have a strikingly higher-than-normal risk of suicide, a new study finds. While a cancer diagnosis on its own significantly raises the risk of suicide, the study found that a lung cancer

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