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Study finds higher risk of sleep problems in gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth

A new national study, published in LGBT Health, finds that lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) youth are twice as likely to report trouble falling or staying asleep than their straight peers. Greater depression, stress, and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

SARS‐CoV‐2 infection during pregnancy linked to higher risk of neurodevelopmental disorders in male infants

New research led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), a founding member of Mass General Brigham (MGB), found that males but not females born to mothers with SARS‐CoV‐2 infection during pregnancy were ...


SARS-CoV-2 unlikely to cause type 1 diabetes

More children and adolescents than usual developed type 1 diabetes in Finland in the first 18 months of the coronavirus pandemic. According to a recently completed study, the cause was not the novel coronavirus, but altered ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Autism now more common among Black, Hispanic kids in US

For the first time, autism is being diagnosed more frequently in Black and Hispanic children than in white kids in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Use of melatonin linked to decreased self-harm in young people

Medical sleep treatment may reduce self-harm in young people with anxiety and depression, an observational study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden suggests. The risk of self-harm increased in the months preceding melatonin ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

TB kills 75,000 children in Africa every year: How this can stop

Tuberculosis (TB) is a preventable and curable disease. Half of the world's 30 highest TB burden countries are in Africa. In many of these countries, TB is the leading cause of death across age groups, but especially among ...


Managing nighttime breastfeeding in young infants

By following normal mother-infant physiology, parents can get more sleep. The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) has released new guidelines to help parents manage nighttime breastfeeding in young infants. The new clinical ...