PATIENTS with eczema are “significantly” more likely to attempt suicide than those who do not, a study has found. Eczema is a common skin condition that causes dry, itchy red patches on the hands, elbows and knees. New research has shown that eczema sufferers had 36 per cent increased odds of suicide attempts. This figure comes from a study that was published in the JAMA Dermatology medical journal on Wednesday. The study also found that people with eczema are also 44 per cent more likely to have suicidal thoughts. They analysed 15 previous studies that included 310,681 people with eczema, and 4.4 million patients without, in North America, Asia, Europe and Africa. Researchers say that 18 million adults and 9.6 million children in the USA suffer from the condition. The study suggests that it is important to screen eczema patients for possible signs of suicide and other mental health problems. Dr Joel M Gelfand, a medical director at the University of Pennsylvania said that … [Read more...] about Eczema patients at 36% higher risk of suicide attempts, study finds
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Jeff Seidel Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EDT Oct 10, 2018 KENORA, Ontario – Joe Murphy hunches over, unable to speak, unable to respond. His eyes float to the back of his head. His forehead creases with wrinkles. Frozen in place. Still strong and athletic, the muscles in his arms tense. His hands contort, his fingers curl and lock in place, becoming rigid as a brick. Down the right side of his neck, there is an old scar, near the jugular, where he says he was knifed. Murphy, who was the No. 1 overall pick by the Detroit Red Wings in 1986, starts mumbling under his breath and rocks back and forth. His head is nearly bald, his face weathered, like an old piece of wood that was forgotten and left outside. He springs up, pulls out a bungee cord and whips it over his head, the metal hook whizzing through the air, … [Read more...] about Finding Joe Murphy: How Red Wings’ No. 1 pick became homeless
Stress and depression are the biggest ailments troubling the youth. However, what we need is to develop the capacity to handle negative stress, writes Master Shiv World Health Organisation's definition of health, as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, captures the broad tenets of wellness. Globally, stress and depression are the top causes of illness and disability among youth. Suicide ranks second among the main causes of death in young adults. At its worst, stress and depression can lead to suicide. This is also one of the biggest challenges faced by students in India. Recognizing stress and depression at an early stage is critical for reducing mental and physiological breakdown in youth. The factors that contribute to high risk are lack of sleep, poor eating habits, inadequate exercise. All this encompass an ideal combination for depression to set in. Day-to-day challenges such as managing the peer pressure, … [Read more...] about How can meditation cure stress in young adults
News / World by Press Association 10/07/2018, 10:56 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter The 12 youth football teammates who were trapped in a flooded Thai cave for more than two weeks are finally out, and now they are being closely monitored in a hospital. The boys, who range in age from 11 to 16, emerged in relatively good shape. – What condition were the boys in? The first eight boys rescued came in with low body temperatures and were provided with heaters, Thai doctors said on Tuesday. One had a low heart rate, and one had a scratch on his right ankle. Doctors suspected two had lung infections – probably pneumonia – based on irregular X-rays. – How are they feeling after treatment? Overall they were feeling better, with no fever, and were getting around on their own and smiling. But doctors said the boys were being kept quarantined. Parents were allowed to see them through a glass isolation … [Read more...] about Why are the Thailand cave boys being quarantined, and what lies ahead for them?
Published 12:00 am CDT, Saturday, July 7, 2018 Photo: Handout Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Be like Mr. Spock. Be logical about the choices you make when it comes to diet and exercise. Be like Mr. Spock. Be logical about the choices you make when it comes to diet and exercise. Photo: Handout How to “live long and prosper” 1 / 1 Back to Gallery When Mr. Spock of “Star Trek” said, “Live long and prosper,” he could have been telling 21st-century folks to start taking advantage of the longevity revolution that was sweeping over them — one that promised a longer life than their grandparents could have imagined, but did not guarantee they would prosper, either in good health or overall quality of life. That, the logical Vulcan would have pointed out, depends on wise … [Read more...] about How to “live long and prosper”