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The impact of COVID-19 on young people’s mental health may lead to increased demand for support services

The first comprehensive study to evaluate research on child and young people’s mental health, using evidence spanning before and during COVID-19, found an impact on mental health that may lead to increased demand for support services. The research, led by the University of Exeter and the University of Cambridge, is the first to examine research …

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High-level social support helps improve postgraduate students’ mental health during static management of the Covid-19 pandemic

A team of researchers undertook a study of the mental health of postgraduate students during the static management of the Covid-19 pandemic. They found that when students received high levels of social support, it reduced the stress, anxiety, and depression caused by static management. The results of their research are published in the journal Stress …

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Heavy burden of family financial stress from COVID on adolescent mental health

In a recent study published in The Lancet Regional Health – Americasjournal researchers examined the impact of financial stress related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on the mental health of adolescents in the United States (US). Study: COVID-19-related financial strain and adolescent mental health. Image credit: Astafjeva / Shutterstock Background In addition to …

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Study finds ‘huge’ increase in children going to emergency room with suicidal thoughts

Editor’s note: If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts or mental health issues, please call the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline or visit the helpline’s website. CNN — There has been a steady rise in the number of children being seen in emergency departments for suicidal thoughts, according to a new …

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What is the role of adenoviruses in human health?

With advances in molecular biology informing recent developments in vaccinology, gene therapy and other areas of medicine, human adenoviruses (HAdV) are of paramount importance in medical research. A recent review in Trends in Molecular Medicine examines the promise of HAdV, their potential dangers and future challenges. Study: Adenoviruses in medicine: harmless pathogen, predator or partner. …

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Video games may be associated with better cognitive performance in children

News release Monday, October 24, 2022 Further research is needed to analyze the potential benefits and harms of video games on the developing brain. A study of nearly 2,000 children found that those who reported playing video games for three hours a day or more performed better on tests of cognitive skills including impulse control …

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A study examines the impact of COVID-19 on children’s mental health

New research from pediatricians at UT Southwestern and Children’s Health reveals the impact of COVID-19 on children’s mental health. Separately, a study funded by a $2.5 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) will examine the ideal way to use oxygen during resuscitation of babies born …

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The flu is ‘picking up speed’ in the US as health officials prepare for a potentially severe season

CNN — American health officials are growing concerned about this year’s flu season — and are already seeing signs that the virus is spreading. As the 2022-23 flu season begins, a California high school faces a “high number of absences” among students due to possible cases of the flu. Influenza activity in the United States …

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Study reveals mental health burden in Flint community five years after water crisis

September 20, 2022 Data from the largest community mental health survey in Flint, Michigan, show that one in five adults, or approximately 13,600 people, are believed to have clinical depression, and one in four, or 15,000 people, was assessed for post-traumatic stress disorder five years after the water crisis began. “The mental health burden of …

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