Genetic and Behavioral Factors Increase Risk of Anorexia

Genetic and Behavioral Factors Increase Risk of Anorexia

New international research suggests factors that increase the risk of anorexia are likely to be metabolic as well as psychological. The new findings give hope to patients and their families as discovery of the linkage will provide new direction to clinicians and...
Many Domestic Violence Victims May Have Undiagnosed Brain Injuries

Many Domestic Violence Victims May Have Undiagnosed Brain Injuries

In a new community-based study, researchers from The Ohio State University and the Ohio Domestic Violence Network found that 81 percent of women who seek help because of intimate partner abuse have suffered a head injury and 83 percent have been strangled. The study,...
Family Chaos, Depression May Make It Harder to Manage Kids’ Asthma

Family Chaos, Depression May Make It Harder to Manage Kids’ Asthma

A chaotic household as well as child and parent depression are risk factors for worse asthma outcomes in urban minority children, according to a new paper published in the journal Pediatrics. “Higher levels of chaos — lack of organization or set routines, among other...
Treating Sleep Apnea Can Ease Depression Symptoms

Treating Sleep Apnea Can Ease Depression Symptoms

A large Australian study has discovered that medical intervention for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can improve depression symptoms in patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases. The study is by far the largest trial of its type and one of very few studies...

Severe Injuries from Violence May Hike Risk for Depression, PTSD

Many individuals who are hospitalized for a serious injury are at greater risk for developing post-injury depression and/or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A new study finds that these post-injury mental health risks are even higher among patients whose...

Weekend Food Program Increases School Attendance for Kids at Risk of Hunger

Children living in food-insecure households are more likely to attend school on Fridays if they’re participating in a food-distribution program that provides them with backpacks of meals for the weekend, according to a new study at the University of Illinois....