Early trauma leads to changes in the blood

Early trauma changes metabolites in the blood, researchers find. Those changes can be passed down to the next generation, too, experiments with mice reveal.

Rita Ziegler-Zurich • futurity
Oct. 21, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: anxiety stress trauma blood childrens-health featured health-and-medicine

Bisexuals get less health benefit from education

Typically, more education means better health, but new research finds that link doesn't apply for bisexual adults.

Amy McCaig-Rice University • futurity
Oct. 15, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: education anxiety discrimination health-and-medicine lgbtq

Immune molecule may keep mouse brains running right

In a surprising brain-body connection, immune cells make a molecule called il-17 that may be vital for normal brain function, a study with mice shows.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
Sept. 23, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: evolution anxiety brains science-and-technology immune-systems

Google shows huge panic attack rise during COVID

Data from Google searches show more people started searching for panic attacks, treatments, and anxiety since COVID-19 became a pandemic.

Barri Bronston-Tulane • futurity
Sept. 22, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 anxiety internet stress fear featured health-and-medicine

Too few social media ‘likes’ can amp up teen depression

Getting fewer "likes" on social media can lead to depression and anxiety in young people, a new study shows.

Rachel White-UT Austin • futurity
Sept. 22, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: social-media depression anxiety stress teens society-and-culture social-lives health-and-medicine

Sexual minority men who smoke report worse mental health

The relationship between smoking, substance use, and mental health among sexual and gender minority populations suggest a need for holistic treatment.

Michelle Edelstein-Rutgers • futurity
Sept. 21, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: drugs addiction alcohol anxiety health-and-medicine lgbtq cigarettes

App eases eating disorder symptoms for college women

Stigma surrounding eating disorders may keep young adults on college campuses from seeking treatment. A new app may help change that.

Jim Dryden-WUSTL • futurity
Sept. 8, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: anxiety food apps eating-disorders health-and-medicine

How to help kids deal with ‘big feelings’ during COVID-19

During the pandemic, children are struggling with difficult issues and parents are struggling over how to help them. Listening may be the best thing to do.

Yale • futurity
Sept. 2, 2020 ~11 min

Tags: covid-19 parents anxiety childrens-health families health-and-medicine

Childhood adversity ups risk of early death

Social adversity in early childhood appears to be a significant risk factor for death in early adulthood, a new study of one million children shows.

Amanda Nybroe Rohde-Copenhagen • futurity
Aug. 24, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: poverty death anxiety stress childrens-health health-and-medicine

How to prep anxious kids to go back to school

An expert breaks down how parents can help kids stressed about the pandemic get back to school while watching for signs of emotional distress.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Aug. 12, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: education covid-19 parents anxiety stress childrens-health emotions featured health-and-medicine

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