Life Span of Native Americans Fell by Almost 5 Years During Pandemic

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) — In yet another sign that the pandemic has exacerbated disparities in health care, researchers report that the life expectancy of Native Americans plummeted by nearly five years as the new coronavirus raged across the country. The loss … Read more

A lot of children are about to be born in Ukraine. Will the war affect them for life?

When Russia attacked Ukraine in late February, Ukrainian civilians were immediately caught in the crossfire. Over the last month, people have been fleeing to neighboring countries, waiting out the nights in bomb shelters, and getting by without running water or electricity. Pregnant people are among those caught in the middle. Some of the most horrific … Read more

Good Sex: 5 Therapists Share 5 Approaches to a Healthy Sex Life

Denise and Edward love Mardi Gras and jazz and a dance that’s something like the electric slide. But in bed, they just couldn’t find their rhythm. “When we were dating, sex was no problem,” says Edward (the two opted to use their middle names to preserve their privacy). “But as soon as we got married, … Read more

‘I planned to end my life at 16 but I’m still here’

A teenage girl who tried to take her own life is volunteering her time to help other young people struggling with mental health. Chelsea, from Nottingham, experienced low mood, anxiety and self-harm and was eventually referred to the crisis team at Nottinghamshire Healthcare’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). She’s recently converted a shed … Read more

‘Life without Covid rules is much worse than we thought’

Covid vaccines and treatments have made a huge difference in the UK’s fight against the virus – and in February all remaining restrictions on people’s daily lives were lifted. But the government says it recognises the concerns of the “small group” of people whose children remain at a higher risk from the disease. Isabel Pearson, … Read more

How Does Social Media Affect ‘Life Satisfaction’ in Kids?

By Robert Preidt HealthDay ReporterHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Your child’s risk of harm from social media is higher at certain ages and it’s different for girls and boys, researchers report. To figure out how social media use affected “life satisfaction” among 10- to 21-year-olds, the investigators analyzed long-term data on … Read more

Ukraine: Premature babies struggling for life in bombed cities

“When babies are premature, they need all sorts of medical attention, and increasingly that care has to come in bunkers where they don’t have the hygiene or facilities [and] are under bombardment,” said Unicef spokesman James Elder. “Attacking hospitals, indiscriminate attacks, preventing humanitarian aid for children – they’re clear breaches of international humanitarian law.” Source … Read more

Cancer Survivors: Move More, Sit Less for a Longer Life, Study Says

March 24, 2022 — Cancer survivors who spend more than 8 hours of the day sitting are 5 times more likely to die over the ensuing years than their peers who spend less time sitting. Being physically active, on the other hand, lowers the risk of early death, new research shows. What’s “alarming” is that … Read more