Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hand, foot, mouth disease kills 156 in Vietnam

(AP) -- Vietnam says an outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease has killed 156 people, mostly children, and sickened more than 96,000 through late November.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Happy childhood? That's no guarantee for good mental health

It's well understood that a difficult childhood can increase the likelihood of mental illness, but according to new research from the University of South Australia, a happy and secure childhood does not always protect a child ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cambodian deaths tied to common child illness (Update)

(AP) — A deadly form of a common childhood illness has been linked to the mysterious child deaths in Cambodia that sparked alarm after a cause could not immediately be determined, health officials said Monday.

Addiction

Trauma in childhood linked to drug use in adolescence

Latest research from a national sample of almost 10,000 U.S. adolescents found psychological trauma, especially abuse and domestic violence before age 11, can increase the likelihood of experimentation with drugs in adolescence, ...

Health

Researchers invent real time secondhand smoke sensor

Making headway against a major public health threat, Dartmouth College researchers have invented the first ever secondhand tobacco smoke sensor that records data in real time, a new study in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco ...

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