Psychology & Psychiatry

Swedish Midsummer holiday not associated with higher risk of suicide

A Swedish registry study, performed at the National Center for Suicide Research and Prevention (NASP) at Karolinska Institutet and the Stockholm County Council, has shown that there is no significant increase in suicide risk ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19: Why lab-leak theory is back despite little new evidence

President Biden has ordered the US intelligence agencies to deepen their investigation of whether the coronavirus emerged naturally from animal-to-human transmission or leaked accidentally from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Pediatrics

Family history doubles asthma risk for preschoolers

(HealthDay)—Children with a family history of asthma have more than twofold higher rates of asthma through age 4 years, according to a study published online May 17 in JAMA Pediatrics.

Vaccination

HPV vaccine has a significant impact even if not universal

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines applied in national vaccination programs protect against most cancers associated with oncogenic, high-risk (hr) HPV types. Two recent studies demonstrate the impact of gender-neutral HPV ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Pandemic has fueled eating disorder surge in teens, adults

Many hospital beds are full. Waiting lists for outpatient treatment are bulging. And teens and adults seeking help for eating disorders are often finding it takes months to get an appointment.

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