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Psychologists enlist machine learning to help diagnose depression

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Cognitive neuroscientists are using the Stampede supercomputer to provide accurate predictions of risk for those with depression and anxiety. They have been able to classify individuals with major depressive disorder with roughly 75 percent accuracy ...

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A little vigorous exercise may help boost kids' cardiometabolic health

[unable to retrieve full-text content] As little as 10 minutes a day of high-intensity physical activity could help some children reduce their risk of developing heart problems and metabolic diseases such as diabetes, according to an international study. Children's Health ...

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Emergency department attendances continue to rise, as figures show 2.5 times more under 15 years olds at emergency departments than over 80 year olds

The number of children and young people being seen in hospital emergency departments rose by over 7.5% between 2014/15 and 2015/16, equating to 4.4 million attendances – a trend that is putting growing pressure on hospital services, according to the ...

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Inactive teens develop lazy bones

Inactive teens have weaker bones than those who are physically active, according to a new study. Researchers with UBC and the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, at the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, measured the physical activity and bone ...

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6 Crucial Things to Know About Your Family History, According to Doctors

The GI doc The doctor: Robynne Chutkan, MD, founder of the Digestive Center for Wellness in Chevy Chase, Maryland Must-know family history: Inflammatory bowel diseases, like Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis, as well as colon polyps and cancer. Up to 20 percent of ...

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What Your Family Tree Can Tell You About Your Health

You get your checkups and and live on kale—great! But if you don’t know why Grandpa was in the hospital last year or what your mom takes those meds for, you’re missing out on a vital part of staying healthy. Your ...

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Clinical interviews effective in predicting postpartum depression

[unable to retrieve full-text content] For non-depressed, pregnant women with histories of major depressive disorder, preventive treatment with antidepressants may not necessarily protect against postpartum depression, according to new research. In addition, asking questions about daily activities — especially work ...

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Study underscores benefit of smartphone use to track children's health

A new, wide-ranging review of available research shows parents and caregivers can improve health outcomes for kids by using mobile-phone apps and text messaging. The research appears in the peer-reviewed journal JAMA Pediatrics on March 20. Previous to this investigation, ...

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Young survivors have social difficulties years after cancer diagnosis

Cancer affects tens of thousands of young people each year. Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be emotionally and socially challenging, particularly for adolescents or young adults, who are already experiencing a range of age-related changes. New research investigates the long-term ...

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Sleep apnea in children may stunt brain development

Sleep apnea, a common condition in which breathing briefly stops during the night, may reduce the amount of gray matter in a child’s brain, finds a recent study. Although further research is needed, the results are worrying. Sleep apnea’s effect ...

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