Psychology & Psychiatry

YouTube as peer support for severe mental illness

People with severe mental illness such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder or bipolar disorder use a popular social media website like YouTube to provide and receive naturally occurring peer support, Dartmouth researchers ...

Health

Teen girls 'bombarded and confused' by sexting requests: study

Adolescent women feel intense pressure to send sexual images to men, but they lack the tools to cope with their concerns and the potential consequences, according to new Northwestern University research published Wednesday, ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Two-Thirds of kids with autism have been bullied: study

(HealthDay) -- Nearly two-thirds of American children with autism have been bullied at some point in their lives, and these kids are bullied three times more often than their siblings without autism, a new survey finds.

Health

How misinformed vaccine beliefs affect policy views

While there is broad support in the United States for pro-vaccination policies, as many as 20% of Americans hold negative views about vaccination. Such misinformed vaccine beliefs are by far the strongest driver of opposition ...

Overweight & Obesity

Obesity linked to social class

While the rich get thinner, the poorest pile on the pounds. What accounts for this "social gradient," which results in obesity being most prevalent among the least well-off? The pleasure – tinged with guilt and anxiety ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Experts call for rejection of coronavirus policy based only on age

Experts are urging the Government to reject the formulation and implementation of policy to fight the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic based solely on the age of the population, as well as calling on both the Government and ...

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