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November 12, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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Former Military Medic And Paramedic Hopes Memoir On PTSD Helps People Know They Are Not Alone

November 12, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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For Matthew Heneghan, author of the newly released memoir, A Medic’s Mind, writing became a way of letting the poison out. “I was not gifted with a natural ability to write,” Heneghan told us. “I merely endured the experiences required to give my soul the time it needed to learn how to cry. What you see on paper or page are not letters and phrases from me...they’re tear drops.” [More]

October 15, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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Premenopausal Women At Higher Risk Of Developing Depression Following Childbirth

October 15, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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The average age of women giving birth is on the rise. Most countries participating in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) experienced a two to four-year increase in the mean age of women giving birth. At the same time, adolescent fertility rates remain high in low and middle-income countries. A new study published in the Journal of Psychiatry Investigation examined the impact of age at childbirth on the maternal mental health of premenopausal women in Korea. [More]

September 17, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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Moms Of Premature Babies At Higher Risk For Postpartum Depression

September 17, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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“We believe that these results highlight the importance of maternal mental health care among preterm infants´ mothers,” study author, Juliana Figueiredo told us. “Preterm birth is a global public health issue and we are usually aware of the challenges that this condition brings to the babies, as rates of morbidities and mortality among preterm babies are high. However, there is a growing literature of the impacts of preterm birth for parents and our findings reinforce the need of maternal mental health care among mothers of preterm infants.” [More]

August 16, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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Want To Feel Happier? Talk To A Stranger

August 16, 2019 08:08 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Although connecting with others increases happiness, strangers tend to ignore each other. It is could be a preference for solitude, assuming that’s the norm, are “too busy” or feel anxious about speaking to a stranger. But these weak ties can have a more positive impact on well-being than people expect and short conversations with strangers can lift our moods. So why don’t we do it? [More]

August 13, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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How A Bunk Bed Might Give Your Kids Depression And Anxiety In Adulthood

August 13, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Over 70 per cent of cases of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in children of all ages involved products regulated by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission. Ten per cent of TBIs in children aged 0-4 were caused by bunk beds as well as another 10 per cent by stairs, and 10 per cent by floors. In children aged 5-9, the leading causes of TBI are floors and bike accidents. Football, basketball, soccer and bike accidents were the leading causes of TBI in children and adolescents aged 10-14. [More]