Psychology & Psychiatry

Children and COVID-19: How to help kids cope and practice safety

Many children may be confused and frightened about the COVID-19 pandemic, but parents can do a lot to help children cope and stay safe during the outbreak, a University of Mississippi psychology professor advises.

Health

Utah launches $2 million suicide prevention campaign

Utah leaders have announced a $2 million suicide prevention campaign to combat a spike in teen suicides throughout the state and encourage residents to prioritize their mental health.

Health

'Eating more protein' strategy helps women lose weight

(HealthDay)—Women who report "eating more protein" as a weight loss strategy achieve weight loss over two years, according to a study published in the May issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.

Addiction

Peer influence: Facebook, Twitter, alcohol and drugs

(Medical Xpress)—When it comes to alcohol and drug use, peers can be just as influential online as they are in person, researchers at the University of Michigan School of Public Health say.