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

Police violence takes a toll on mental health

New research connects police violence and worse mental health. Researchers argue that it's a public health problem in need of attention.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
Oct. 5, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: suicide stress health-and-medicine police-officers race-and-ethnicity

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

2 of 5 parents faced depression as school came home

A new survey of parents educating kids at home during COVID-19, half said they felt overwhelmed and one in four felt they didn't have resources they needed.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
Sept. 21, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: education covid-19 parents stress childrens-health society-and-culture health-and-medicine

When teachers are stressed, students face more discipline

"If we want to make schools a positive place for student learning, we first need to ensure it is a positive workplace for teachers."

Brian Consiglio-Missouri • futurity
Sept. 17, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: education stress society-and-culture teachers

Child psychology has wisdom for pandemic parenting

An expert in child psychology has advice for how parents can fight stress and meet both their own needs and those of their kids.

Katherine Gianni-Boston University • futurity
Sept. 15, 2020 ~12 min

Tags: parents stress childrens-health families featured 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

More COVID-19 knowledge may cut your pandemic stress

"The more factual information people knew about COVID-19, the less stress they had," researchers report. "That was true across age groups."

Tracey Peake-NC State • futurity
Aug. 11, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 stress learning featured health-and-medicine

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