This woman's eczema may have played a role in a tragic murder-suicide.

This woman's eczema may have played a role in a tragic murder-suicide.

For 24-hour crisis support, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14. It was a male relative who made the call to police. Knocks on the door of the Pang family’s apartment building in Tuen Mun, Hong Kong, were going unanswered. No one could get hold of them. When authorities forced their way in on Monday, […]

Many recommend teaching mental health in schools. Now 2 states will require it

Many recommend teaching mental health in schools. Now 2 states will require it

Many recommend teaching mental health in schools. Now 2 states will require it  Press of Atlantic City The World Health Organization No Longer Considers Gender Dysphoria To Be A Mental Illness  BuzzFeed News Missouri panel scuttles bid to alter access to mental health drugs  STLtoday.com Misconceptions around mental health are making 1 in 4 delay seeking help  Metro Full […]

There's no such thing as dry drowning, doctors say

There's no such thing as dry drowning, doctors say

A–A+ As kids cannonball into summer pools and swim in local rivers, parents keep a watchful eye to make sure they’re safe. But physicians and water safety experts say one worry — so-called “dry” or “secondary drowning” — may be on the minds of parents when it shouldn’t be, and shifts focus […]

The World Health Organization No Longer Considers Gender Dysphoria To Be A Mental Illness

The World Health Organization No Longer Considers Gender Dysphoria To Be A Mental Illness

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced this week that it will no longer consider being transgender a mental illness, a move that it hopes will combat stigma. Previously, the WHO had coded “gender incongruence” (better known as gender dysphoria) as a mental illness in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) catalog. It’s now listed under […]

Police killings of unarmed black Americans affect mental health of black community

Police killings of unarmed black Americans affect mental health of black community

Black Americans are nearly three times more likely to be killed by police than their white counterparts, with even larger disparities among those who are unarmed. The trend is also harming the mental health of the black community, according to new research published in The Lancet from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University […]

FDA Approves First Implantable Continuous Glucose Monitor

FDA Approves First Implantable Continuous Glucose Monitor

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first-ever implantable continuous glucose monitoring system, the Eversense CGM (Senseonics), for people aged 18 years and older with diabetes. The Eversense CGM The device consists of a fluorescence-based sensor that is implanted subcutaneously in the upper arm by a physician in a short office procedure, […]

First cases of human West Nile virus in 2018 confirmed

First cases of human West Nile virus in 2018 confirmed

A Chicago resident has been confirmed as the first person in Illinois this year to have contracted mosquito-borne West Nile virus, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. The woman, who is in her 60s, contracted the virus and become sick in mid-May, IDPH reported Wednesday. The agency is urging residents to be aware […]

Common Psychiatric Disorders Share Genetic Underpinnings

Common Psychiatric Disorders Share Genetic Underpinnings

A massive undertaking by the Brainstorm Consortium to analyze the genomes of nearly 900,000 individuals has revealed strong genetic overlap between common psychiatric disorders. These include attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder (MDD), and schizophrenia. Neurologic disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease, appear more distinct from each other. “Uncovering the genetic […]

5 Questions: How border separations can traumatize children

5 Questions: How border separations can traumatize children

In the last several weeks, thousands of migrant children have been separated from their parents as families attempt to cross the southern border into the United States. These separations hurt children’s well-being and have negative effects on their developing brains, according to Stanford Children’s Health psychiatrist Victor Carrion, MD. On June 20, President Trump signed […]

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