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Moodiness or more? How to tell if your kid’s suffering from a mental disorder

Moodiness or more? How to tell if your kid’s suffering from a mental disorder

Children’s lives may not be as hard as adults’ lives, but sometimes their moodiness and sadness are more than just a phase. Around one in six US youth ages 6 to 17 has a mental, behavioral or developmental disorder such as anxiety, depression or attention-deficit/hyperactive disorder, according to a 2019 report in the journal JAMA…MORE

How to prepare for coronavirus in the United States: 10 questions answered

How to prepare for coronavirus in the United States: 10 questions answered

Officials at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have warned that the novel coronavirus will spread in US communities, and a case announced on Wednesday might be the country’s first instance of it. “Our aggressive containment strategy here in the United States has been working and is responsible for the low levels of…MORE

CDC considering expansion of airport health screenings for novel coronavirus

CDC considering expansion of airport health screenings for novel coronavirus

There are “ongoing” conversations at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about expanding airport health screenings for the novel coronavirus due to the rapid spread of the infection in Italy, South Korea and Japan, according to an agency spokesperson. Currently, the United States is doing health screenings only for passengers who are flying…MORE

Widowhood increases risk of Alzheimer’s, study says

Widowhood increases risk of Alzheimer’s, study says

Losing your spouse or life partner and gaining the designation “widow” or “widower” is one of life’s cruelest blows. Now science believes that widowhood may hasten the development of a type of cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer’s. Over a three-year period, cognitive abilities declined three times faster in widowed adults with high levels of beta-amyloid…MORE

A patient kept getting kicked off liver transplant waiting lists for alcohol abuse. But she wasn’t drinking, her bladder was making the alcohol

A patient kept getting kicked off liver transplant waiting lists for alcohol abuse. But she wasn’t drinking, her bladder was making the alcohol

A woman insisted she needed a liver transplant. But doctors wouldn’t allow it, removing her from waiting lists and recommending treatment for alcohol addiction instead. She denied, again and again, any problems with alcohol. Her urine ethanol levels, though, told a different story. When the patient showed up on the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s…MORE

Gender stereotypes keep boys from reading as well as girls

Gender stereotypes keep boys from reading as well as girls

Girls can’t do math. Boys can’t read. These negative stereotypes are not only reinforced by teachers and parents but by a child’s peers in the classroom as well, a new study finds. “Our study may be the first to investigate how students’ stereotypical beliefs about the reading ability of boys form what you might call…MORE