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Lack of Exercise Worse than Smoking, Diabetes, and Heart Disease

October 2018

Sedentary lifestyle is a known risk factor for a number of preventable diseases like heart disease or stroke. However, a trial published in JAMA, found that a lack of exercise can be as bad for your health as smoking....

Digital Media Use Associated With Increased Risk of ADHD Symptoms

September 2018

Digital media is a common teen factor and has changed how they access information and socialize. A study, published in JAMA, found that hihg digital media usage may also exacerbate ADHD symptoms even in those wihtout ADHD.

Resistance Exercise Training May Reduce Depression in Adults

August 2018

Depression is treated using medicine, counseling, and therapy, such as exercise. This study, published in JAMA Psychiatry, found that resistance training reduced depressive symptoms among adults.

Can Internet Addiction Increase Risk of Self-Harm or Suicidal Behavior in Teens?

July 2018

There are many factors related to a teen's environment that may raise the risk of self-harm and suicidal behavior, such as lack of a support system, poor coping skills, or a traumatic life event. The study, published in The Journal of Pediatrics, indicates that internet addiction is prospectively associated with the incidence of self-harm and suicidal behavior in adolescents.

Music Therapy May Improve Depressive Symptoms and Anxiety in Patients with Depression

June 2018

Standard treatment involves the use of medicine and therapy, such as music therapy. This study found that music therapy provides short-term benefits for people with depression.

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