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Study finds many youth living with undiagnosed chronic fatigue syndrome

Leonard A. Jason is a DePaul University psychology professor who has studied chronic fatigue syndrome primarily in adults for the past 30 years. He also is director of the Center for Community Research in DePaul’s College of Science and Health. Credit: DePaul University/Jamie Moncrief Most youth living with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic …

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Teen transgender access to pubertal suppression lowers suicidality

(HealthDay)—Access to pubertal suppression during adolescence is associated with lower odds of lifetime suicidal ideation among transgender young adults, according to a study published online Jan. 23 in Pediatrics. Jack L. Turban, M.D., from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and colleagues surveyed 20,619 transgender adults (aged 18 to 36 years) …

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Improved safety for mother and child

Mathias Wipf, CEO and co-founder of MOMM Diagnostics, relies on highly specific biomarkers. Credit: Empa Preeclampsia is a particularly dreaded pregnancy complication that threatens the lives of mother and child. A correct diagnosis, however, is currently time-consuming and, in many cases, inaccurate. The Empa spin-off “MOMM Diagnostics” is developing a …

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Are antibiotics a recipe for obesity in childhood?

(HealthDay)—Children who receive multiple antibiotic prescriptions early in life may be vulnerable to obesity, two new studies suggest. In one study, researchers found that 4-year-olds who’d received more than nine antibiotic prescriptions in their lives were twice as likely to be obese as their peers with no antibiotic exposure. The …

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Poor mental health both cause and effect of school exclusion

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Children with mental health needs require urgent support from primary school onwards to avoid exclusion, which can be both cause and effect of poor mental health, new research concludes. The research, led by the University of Exeter, concluded that a swift response is needed, finding that …

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New tool assesses risk of depression in adolescence

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A study involving researchers from King’s College London, has developed a predictive tool that can recognise adolescents who are at high or low risk of depression in young adulthood. Using data from over 2,000 Brazilian adolescents, the researchers developed the tool that can help identify which …

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