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Childhood Tics May Not Go Away, Kids Just Get Better at Hiding Them

Childhood Tics May Not Go Away, Kids Just Get Better at Hiding Them

Around 20 percent of kids will develop one or more compulsive tics, such as excessive blinking, throat clearing or shrugging, at some point during childhood. Yet far fewer (only around 3 percent) go on to develop a chronic tic disorder, such as Tourette syndrome. In...
Many Domestic Violence Victims May Have Undiagnosed Brain Injuries

Many Domestic Violence Victims May Have Undiagnosed Brain Injuries

In a new community-based study, researchers from The Ohio State University and the Ohio Domestic Violence Network found that 81 percent of women who seek help because of intimate partner abuse have suffered a head injury and 83 percent have been strangled. The study,...
Treating Sleep Apnea Can Ease Depression Symptoms

Treating Sleep Apnea Can Ease Depression Symptoms

A large Australian study has discovered that medical intervention for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can improve depression symptoms in patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases. The study is by far the largest trial of its type and one of very few studies...
AI May Revolutionize Detection and Management of Alzheimer’s

AI May Revolutionize Detection and Management of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is a healthcare albatross lurking in the background to prey upon our aging population. Despite considerable attention to detection and management of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), significant gaps remain. While many traditional memory assessment tools...
3D Imaging Can Help Young Women Boost Body Image

3D Imaging Can Help Young Women Boost Body Image

A new study shows how 3D imaging, a type of technology which enhances the illusion of depth perception, might be able to help young women better appreciate their bodies, and in turn, improve their mental health. 3D technology is commonly used in movies and medical...

Canada Study Finds Dramatic Rise in Teen Self Harm

A new study published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry shows a dramatic increase in the number of Ontario teens who presented to an emergency department for self-harm between 2009 and 2017. For the study, a team from the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario...