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Childhood depression closely linked to diseases, early death, study says

Childhood depression closely linked to diseases, early death, study says

Health
Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Children with depression are at significantly increased risk for diseases linked to mental health issues and early death, according to a study published Wednesday by JAMA Psychiatry. The analysis of more than a million people treated in Sweden for depression as children found that men and women who were depressed during their youth were six times as likely to die at a young age, the data showed. Advertisement In addition, childhood depression suffers had an eight times higher risk for developing sleep disorders in adulthood, according to the researchers. This could include trouble sleeping or excessive daytime sleepiness, a disorder that causes sufferers to fall asleep during daytime hours, the researchers said. "Depressed children and teenagers have an increased risk of ...
Childhood lead exposure linked to lower IQ, reduced brain development in midlife, researchers find

Childhood lead exposure linked to lower IQ, reduced brain development in midlife, researchers find

Health
Nov. 17 (UPI) -- People exposed to lead during childhood shows signs of reduced brain development -- and lower IQs -- well into adulthood, a study published Tuesday by JAMA found. The analysis of 564 adults with documented lead exposure at age 11 revealed that their IQ scores declined two points for every 5 micrograms per deciliter -- a little over 3 ounces -- of the substance in their blood, the data showed. Advertisement Study participants at age 11 years had an average of roughly 11 mcg. per deciliter of lead in their bloodstream, the researchers said. Lead levels of above 5 mcg. per deciliter are considered above normal, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The lower IQ was attributed to lessened brain development caused by lead exposure, the researchers s...
Signs of Type 2 diabetes might begin to appear in childhood, study finds

Signs of Type 2 diabetes might begin to appear in childhood, study finds

Health
June 19 (UPI) -- People at risk for Type 2 diabetes as adults might start to show signs of the disease as early as 8 years old, a study published Friday by the journal Diabetes Care found. At that age, common signs of Type 2 diabetes, such as reduced HDL cholesterol levels and elevated LDL cholesterol levels, begin to appear, the researchers said. Advertisement By age 16, other warning signs such as increased inflammation and levels of amino acids in the blood are also apparent, they said. "Diabetes is most common in older age, but we see signs of disease susceptibility very early on -- about 50 years before it's usually diagnosed," study co-author Joshua Bell said in a statement. "Knowing what these early signs look like widens our window of opportunity to intervene much earlier and sto...
Mbappe loved Ronaldo, Havertz eyes Ozil throne, De Jong at Barcelona with hero Messi and Sancho idolised Lampard – wonderkids and their childhood idols

Mbappe loved Ronaldo, Havertz eyes Ozil throne, De Jong at Barcelona with hero Messi and Sancho idolised Lampard – wonderkids and their childhood idols

Sports
We all have our football idols – the captains, the cult-heroes, the GOATS, the goalscorers, the never-say-die defenders, the names we choose for the back of our shirts. And we’re not alone, the professionals had them, too. getty Millions of people have probably bought tickets to a Barcelona game just so they can watch Lionel Messi in the flesh We’ve all heard about Eden Hazard’s desire to be coached by Zinedine Zidane, Dennis Bergkamp controversially idolising Tottenham great Glenn Hoddle and Sergio Aguero ‘wanting to be Micheal Owen’ when he was young. There’s even brilliant stories about Xavi’s love for Southampton icon Matt Le Tissier and his ‘outrageous, sickening goals’, and Dimitar Berbatov sleeping in Alan Shearer’s Newcastle shirt. READ: Foo...
Nurturing childhood homes can improve health in people with diabetes

Nurturing childhood homes can improve health in people with diabetes

Health
March 5 (UPI) -- Insulin and blood sugar monitoring are key to treating Type 1 diabetes, but a stable and nurturing home environment also may help long-term health in those with the disease, a new study has found. In results published Thursday by JAMA Network Open, researchers noted that those faced with managing a chronic condition like Type 1 diabetes were more likely to "flourish" as adults -- defined generally as "positive mental functioning" and overall life satisfaction -- if they were raised in homes with high levels of "family connection." Indeed, growing up in homes that were safe, loving and supportive seemed to help them be better equipped to manage their health, even with diabetes. "Chronic disease and other adversities are an inevitable part of aging," study co-author Robert...