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Sibling death in childhood may increase risk for early mortality

April 26, 2017

An individual whose sibling dies during childhood has an increased risk for short-term and long-term mortality, according to results of a population-based study.

The risk is even greater if siblings were close in age and of the same sex, the study suggests.

“Health care professionals should be aware of children’s vulnerability after experiencing sibling death, especially for same-sex sibling pairs and sibling pairs with close age,” Yongfu Yu, PhD, from Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark, said in a press release. “Social support may help to reduce the level of grief and minimize potential adverse health effects on the bereaved individuals.”

Vyvanse available as chewable tablet

April 20, 2017
Shire recently announced that Vyvanse is now available in the U.S. as a chewable tablet. “Vyvanse chewable tablets will offer an option to patients who may need…
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Childhood hardships increase risk for suicide

April 20, 2017
Childhood aversity, such as residential instability and parental suicide, increased risk for suicide in adolescence or young adulthood, according to recent findings…
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Study shows indirect link between child abuse, opioid addiction

April 19, 2017
Recent findings indicated that childhood maltreatment was associated with PTSD, which in turn was associated opioid abuse. “With emotional abuse, the abuser is…
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Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services July 2016 CNE Activity

This activity is co-provided by Villanova University College of Nursing and SLACK Incorporated.

Topics include psychiatric inpatient bedside handoff, advocating for the use of pharmacogenomics testing, and…
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Transitioning to poverty negatively affects children’s mental health

February 27, 2017
Experiencing a new transition to poverty significantly increased risk for mental health problems among children in the U.K., according to recent…

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Outdoor program improves social outcomes in autism

February 27, 2017
Recent findings indicated efficacy of an outdoor adventure program for autism symptoms among young children. “Outdoor adventure programs are…

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Preterm birth may increase risk for mental health disorders through adulthood

February 23, 2017
Individuals born at extremely low birth weight had higher risk for mental health problems in childhood, adolescence and adulthood, compared with…

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One year of quality early education benefits low-income toddlers, infants

February 23, 2017
Children from low-income families who attended a high-quality early education program developed better language and social skills compared with those

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Risk for autism linked to herpes infection in pregnant women

February 22, 2017
Pregnant women with an active case of genital herpes were twice as likely to have a child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, according to a…

Pilot project increases mental health care access for homeless

February 21, 2017
A 5-year program for mental health in homeless children improved access to mental health services and increased educational support, according to…

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Study draws link between addiction, sports participation

February 20, 2017
Participation in sports and risk for substance use disorders may be associated, according to findings published in Psychology of Sport and

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Adolescent suicide attempts decrease after passage of same-sex marriage laws

February 20, 2017
Recent findings suggest that implementation of same-sex marriage policies reduced suicide attempts among adolescent sexual minorities. “Prior…

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Brain-stem volume may predict aggression in ASD

February 20, 2017
Brain-stem volume may indicate risk for aggression in autism spectrum disorders, according to recent findings. “Aggressive behaviors are common…

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Study suggests ADHD causes delay, degeneration of brain volume

February 16, 2017
Results from an international cross-sectional mega-analysis indicated differences in subcortical brain volume between individuals with ADHD and those…

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