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Risk factors for weapon involvement in adolescents vary by race and gender

In 2011, almost 13% of high school students had been victimized with weapons. Weapon-related violence among adolescents can lead to injuries and long-term mental health problems. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Mental health status prior to bladder cancer surgery can indicate risk of complications

A patient’s mental health prior to surgery can influence postoperative outcomes. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Traditional Dating Abuse Ups Risk of Cyberdating Abuse

Traditional Dating Abuse Ups Risk of Cyberdating Abuse

New research reveals that teens who are involved in dating abuse as either perpetrator or victim are more likely to also be involved in cyberdating abuse. Investigators from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston discovered that teens who commit cyberdating violence against their partners are more likely to later be victimized by […]

Mental health risk for new dads

Researchers have found anxiety around the arrival of a new baby is just as common as postnatal depression, and the risks for men are nearly as high as for women. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

CU Anschutz researchers find new risk posed by opioid pain medication

Some hospital patients given the drugs on discharge risk becoming chronic users. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Higher suicide risk for those whose parents die when they are young

If a parent dies of suicide, the offspring have a greater risk of committing suicide later; a new study shows that even if the parent died of other causes, the risk is also high. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

When First Sex is Linked to Alcohol, Women May be at Later Risk

When First Sex is Linked to Alcohol, Women May be at Later Risk

A new study discovers a young woman is more likely to be at risk for sexual assault if her first sexual experience involves alcohol. Jennifer A. Livingston, PhD, a senior research scientist at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) surveyed 228 women, ages 18 to 20, about their sexual experiences and drinking […]

Benzodiazepines ineffective in treating anxiety disorders and may increase dementia risk

Osteopathic psychiatrists encourage patients to review treatment options to improve outcomes and reduce risksPatients taking benzodiazepines to treat psychiatric conditions should consider… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Lack of face-to-face contact almost doubles depression risk for older adults

Seniors who rarely see their friends or family are at almost twice the risk for depression, and regular written or telephone contact fails to offset this risk, a new study finds. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

MD & Nurse Training on Teen Risk Behavior Pays Off

MD & Nurse Training on Teen Risk Behavior Pays Off

A new program that trains Australian doctors and nurses to better recognize risk-taking behavior in teens and young adults appears to be effective at identifying and reducing risky behaviors. University of Melbourne researchers led the study that included 901 young people, doctors and nurses at 42 general practices in 15 urban and eight regional divisions […]

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