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Many young adults are preparing to enter college. It is an exciting time where they can meet new friends and gain new experiences. For many, it is a step towards becoming independent and learning life skills. However, most are probably not thinking about their health. Providing some information resources with tips is one way to prepare students. Both the CDC and MedlinePlus offer information and links to topics such as: Eating health in the dining hall Preventing sexual assault Depression Managing stress Sexual health College health services Alcohol and other substances are sometimes a first experience in college. Many students are ill equipped to handle the peer pressure or just may not realize the risks involved. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism have information especially for parents and students to review. The National Institute on Drug Abuse provides Easy-to-Read Drug Facts covering some of the more common drugs used, information about the effects of drugs and more. Parents and students should take the time to talk about these issues. Talking may not prevent all poor choices but it is a step towards a healthier and safer college experience.
Source: Dragonfly - Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health college health Source Type: news

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The objective of this study was to determine whether three common genetic polymorphisms [apolipoprotein (APOE) ε4 (rs42938 and rs7412), brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) Met (rs6265), and catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) Val (rs4680)] are associated with increased psychiatric symptomatology in individuals with pharmacoresistant epilepsy.MethodsOne hundred forty-eight adults (Mage = 38 years; 53% female) with refractory epilepsy completed self-report measures of mood, anxiety, and/or personality/psychopathology. Mann–Whitney U, t-tests, and Fisher's exact tests were used to determine if APOE4, ...
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
It’s no secret that spending time surrounded by nature is not only good for our physical health, but our mental health as well. Being in nature can benefit those with depression and has been shown to reduce anxiety and improve mood. Creativity and problem-solving are enhanced in nature and a walk in the park can improve cardiovascular function. There are so many varied benefits to embracing our natural environment. In fact, forest bathing, which involves slowing down and mindfully immersing ourselves in nature, is becoming popular around the country. Clearly many of us are aware of the benefits of being close to the...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Children and Teens Green and Environment Child Development Nature Source Type: blogs
Conclusions: If perceived QOL is used as an indicator of the success of intervention programs, certain factors accompanying the adoption of measures for the prevention of falls may mask the results (failure or success) of the intervention. Because most determinants of QOL are modifiable and physical activity has the potential to improve QOL, this research suggests that physical activity programs should be a component of health care for older adults.
Source: Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy - Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Research Reports Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe present study provides further evidence of a significant relationship of alcohol problems and depression in adolescents and further supports a small literature indicating that depression may have protective effects of alcohol problems. Finally, the study shows the importance of accounting for externalising symptoms.
Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
The Mediterranean diet has received much attention as a healthy way to eat, and with good reason. The Mediterranean diet has been shown to reduce risk of heart disease, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, certain cancers, depression, and in older adults, a decreased risk of frailty, along with better mental and physical function. In January, US News and World Report named it the “best diet overall” for the second year running. What is the Mediterranean diet? The traditional Mediterranean diet is based on foods available in countries that border the Mediterranean Sea. The foundation for this healthy diet includes an ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Healthy Eating Source Type: blogs
ConclusionsMulticomponent interventions that utilize professionals to provide parenting education, mental health counseling, social service referrals, or social support can reduce the impact of C-ACEs on child behavioral/mental health problems and improve the parent–child relationship for children aged 0–5years.
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Authors: Ochoa-de la Paz L, Zenteno E, Gulias-Cañizo R, Quiroz-Mercado H Abstract Taurine is a β-amino acid present in high concentrations in different areas of the mammalian central nervous system (CNS). It participates in different physiological processes such as osmoregulation, signal transduction, antioxidant activity, trophic factor activity, modulation of calcium movements and neurotransmission. It is known that taurine is an agonist of GABAA receptors, and their affinity depends of the subunits that conform this receptor. GABA is the main inhibitory neurotransmitter of the CNS and exerts its effect ...
Source: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics - Category: Neurology Tags: Expert Rev Neurother Source Type: research
ConclusionThe study advances our understanding of the heterogeneity of class membership associated with psychosocial syndemic risk factors among adolescents and extends our understanding of syndemics in the area of adolescent health. Thus, practitioners and policymakers can design multicomponent and multilevel school-based HIV/STI prevention programs that meet the needs of adolescents.
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Our study highlighted a high prevalence of depressive symptoms among elderly patients with diabetes. This relationship seems to be bi-directional and may increase somatic complications and alter the quality of life, and then darken the prognosis. Thus, besides pharmacological treatment, regular depression screening and psychological support are essential to ensure a better control of diabetes and to improve well-being. PMID: 30885441 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: L Encephale - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Encephale Source Type: research
The objective was to measure the Quality of Life (QoL) of the patients treated in Primary Health Care in the city of Rio de Janeiro and its own association with CMD, alcohol consumption and socio-demographic aspects. This is a cross-sectional study involving 624 patients in 2012/2013, using: General Health Questionnaire, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, Screening for Somatoform Symptoms, Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test e World Health Organization Quality of Life Instrument (bref version). There were conducted a bivariate analysis and a multiple linear regressions for each domain of QOL. The QoL score for the...
Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
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