Rhitu Chatterjee

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Infections May Raise The Risk Of Mental Illness In Children

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

A large study of Danish kids finds that childhood infections are linked with a higher risk of developing some mental illnesses. The risk is highest in the months immediately following the infection.

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Another Drug Crisis: Methamphetamine Use By Pregnant Women

Thursday, November 29, 2018

As illegal meth use has made a comeback across the U.S., pregnant women have not been spared, doctors say. New research shows rural areas in the South, Midwest and West have been hit hardest.

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Migrant Kids Survive Hardship To Reunite With Parents. Then What?

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Most children moving to the U.S. from Central America come without adults, hoping to join parents or family already living in the U.S. To succeed, psychologists say, these families need support.

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Another Mass Shooting? 'Compassion Fatigue' Is A Natural Reaction

Friday, November 09, 2018

As the incidents of mass shootings in the U.S. occur, some people are starting to feel numbed by them. Psychologists says this is normal.

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Premature Birth Rates Rise Again, But A Few States Are Turning Things Around

Thursday, November 01, 2018

Premature birth rates are heading in the wrong direction after nearly a decade of decline. Some states have started to tackle the problem, while others struggle with stubbornly high rates.

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Some Apps May Help Curb Insomnia, Others Just Put You To Sleep

Monday, October 08, 2018

People struggling with insomnia often turn to apps to help them fall asleep. But scientists say only some apps use proven methods that can help address the underlying causes of sleeplessness.

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How Trauma Affects Memory: Scientists Weigh In On The Kavanaugh Hearing

Friday, September 28, 2018

Christine Blasey Ford presented her allegations against Brett Kavanaugh Thursday. He denied them. But how can either of them remember? Here's what science says about memory and trauma — and alcohol.

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Study: Since The 1970s, Drug Overdoses Have Grown Exponentially

Saturday, September 22, 2018

The research suggests that the ongoing opioid crisis may be part of a larger epidemic going back decades. The study also shows more users take multiple drugs — many of which are more potent.

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Panel: Doctors Should Focus On Preventing Depression In Pregnant Women, New Moms

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Physicians are urged to identify which pregnant women and new mothers are at high risk of depression and refer them to talk therapy before they show worsening symptoms.

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New Study Sheds Light On Depression In Teens And Parents

Sunday, August 12, 2018

There is a new study on the effect treating teens for depression has on their parents. It suggests just treating teens has benefits for parents.

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Treating Teen Depression Might Improve Mental Health Of Parents, Too

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Evidence shows there's a link between depressed parents and their offspring. But a new study suggests that when teens benefit from treatment for their depression, there's a ripple effect on parents.

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Replacing Vacant Lots With Green Spaces Can Ease Depression In Urban Communities

Friday, July 20, 2018

When researchers cleaned up vacant lots and planted grass and trees in poor neighborhoods in Philadelphia, residents' mental health improved.

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More Screen Time For Teens Linked To ADHD Symptoms

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

A new study finds that teens who engage in frequent texting, social media use and other online activities daily are more likely to develop symptoms of ADHD.

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A Simple Emergency Room Intervention Can Help Cut Suicide Risk

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

ER workers helped patients who arrived after a suicide attempt develop a tailored "safety plan" that included coping strategies of what to do and whom to call if the urge arose again.

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With More Opioid Use, People Are More Likely To Get Caught Up In The Justice System

Friday, July 06, 2018

A new study shows Americans with opioid addiction are more likely to have been arrested or convicted of a crime, suggesting a need to involve police, courts and jails in treating addiction.

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What Detention And Separation Mean For Kids' Mental Health

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Psychologists say that for migrant kids already in government facilities, a short separation from parents may be enough to cause lasting damage.

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Beyond Opioids: How A Family Came Together To Stay Together

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Infants do better with their parents, studies find, as long as parents have support to get and stay sober. This program starts during pregnancy, to rally and train a strong family support network.

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U.S. Suicide Rates Are Rising Faster Among Women Than Men

Thursday, June 14, 2018

You can help prevent suicide, researchers say, by knowing the signs and reaching out. More boys and men in the U.S. take their own lives than women and girls, but that difference has narrowed.

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Americans Are A Lonely Lot, And Young People Bear The Heaviest Burden

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

A nationwide survey by health insurer Cigna finds that loneliness is widespread in America. Millennials and people in Generation Z tend to feel lonelier than retirees.

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Pruitt Proposes New Rule Defining What Science Can Be Used By EPA

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The EPA administrator wants to restrict the science used by the agency in its decision-making. Scientists are concerned it eliminates all good science in the process.

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