Health

‘Invisible Group’ of Teens Could Face Psychiatric Risks

Anxiety and depression are just a few of the mental health conditions that teens who use substances experience when compared to teens who do not use substances. But according to a new study, certain lifestyle habits could contribute to psychiatric risks. Researchers from the Karolinska Institutet found that there is an "invisible risk" group of teens. They tend to be characterized by high media use, low exercise levels, and low sleep. These teens have a higher risk of psychiatric conditions, such as anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts, The study included 12,000 teens from 11 different European countries. The teens were…
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HEALTH Announces First Flu Deaths of the Season

The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) reports today that two influenza-related deaths occurred in January, the state’s first two of the 2013-2014 flu season. The first individual, a male in his 50s who had underlying medical conditions, died on January 1. The second individual was a male in his 80s who also had underlying medical conditions and passed away on January 25. The delay in reporting the deaths was a result of the time needed to conduct tests to confirm that the flu was the cause of death. “This is a very sad reminder that influenza is a serious…
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