How deep brain stimulation could unlock secrets of Tourette’s

30 October 2014
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Vital Signs is a monthly program bringing viewers health stories from around the world. (CNN) — “Sitting in class, second grade, teachers would put me outside the hallway because I had been ticking so loud I was a ‘distraction,'” recalled 25-year-old Amber Comfort. “Teachers would walk by me back and forth and say ‘you’d better stop that before you get into my class next year.’ Things that were just completely obscene, that you would never expect the world to be, and I had to deal with on a daily basis.” From the age of five, Comfort has suffered...

How deep brain stimulation could unlock secrets of Tourette’s

29 October 2014
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Vital Signs is a monthly program bringing viewers health stories from around the world. (CNN) — “Sitting in class, second grade, teachers would put me outside the hallway because I had been ticking so loud I was a ‘distraction,'” recalled 25-year-old Amber Comfort. “Teachers would walk by me back and forth and say ‘you’d better stop that before you get into my class next year.’ Things that were just completely obscene, that you would never expect the world to be, and I had to deal with on a daily basis.” From the age of five, Comfort has suffered...

How deep brain stimulation could unlock secrets of Tourette’s

28 October 2014
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Vital Signs is a monthly program bringing viewers health stories from around the world. (CNN) — “Sitting in class, second grade, teachers would put me outside the hallway because I had been ticking so loud I was a ‘distraction,'” recalled 25-year-old Amber Comfort. “Teachers would walk by me back and forth and say ‘you’d better stop that before you get into my class next year.’ Things that were just completely obscene, that you would never expect the world to be, and I had to deal with on a daily basis.” From the age of five, Comfort has suffered...

How deep brain stimulation could unlock secrets of Tourette’s

28 October 2014
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Vital Signs is a monthly program bringing viewers health stories from around the world. (CNN) — “Sitting in class, second grade, teachers would put me outside the hallway because I had been ticking so loud I was a ‘distraction,'” recalled 25-year-old Amber Comfort. “Teachers would walk by me back and forth and say ‘you’d better stop that before you get into my class next year.’ Things that were just completely obscene, that you would never expect the world to be, and I had to deal with on a daily basis.” From the age of five, Comfort has suffered...

How to talk to kids about ebola

28 October 2014
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NIAID/EPA Here’s the best way to calm kids’ fear and anxiety over Ebola More Doctors Without Borders Responds to New York Ebola Case Does Insurance Cover Ebola Care? Dallas Nurse Released After Declared Free of Ebola Even Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Tom Frieden admits it: “Ebola is scary.” But for kids seeing alarming headlines without understanding the context of the disease, Ebola can seem like a looming and personal threat. TIME spoke to Dawn Huebner, a clinical child psychologist and author of the book What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s...

Chromosome linked to cancer and death risk in men

28 October 2014
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22 October 2014 Last updated at 03:51 ET By Pippa Stephens Health reporter, BBC News The study looked at blood tests in more than 1,000 men aged over 70 for Y chromosome loss The male Y chromosome may have a role in prolonging men’s lives and fighting cancer, scientists have said. Research into 1,153 elderly men at the University of Sweden found those who had lost part of their Y chromosome died on average 5.5 years earlier than those who had not. Women live on average 7.5 years...

Majority of men want flexible work

22 October 2014
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For decades, flexible work arrangements have been seen as an accommodation to working mothers … and often, in high-octane work environments, as a sure way to sideline careers on the “Mommy track.” But a growing body of surveys, polls and research is showing that having a measure of control over when, where and how work gets done is something nearly everybody wants these days. Including men. In a new survey of 1,000 men released Tuesday, Working Mother Media found that nearly 80 percent said they not only worked flexible schedules but that they felt comfortable doing so. The survey, How...

Walnuts may prevent or slow onset of Alzheimer’s

22 October 2014
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Mentoring kids in poverty helps lower health risks

18 October 2014
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African American adolescents growing up in conditions of worsening poverty are more likely than other kids to have risk factors for chronic illnesses – but strong emotional support from caretakers seems to offset the effects of the stressful environmental, researchers found. “That level of emotional support from that social network completely protected those young people from having any biological changes,” said Gene Brody of the University of Georgia in Athens, the study’s lead author. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT It’s been theorized that children and teens living in high poverty...

Helpful things to say to someone with anxiety

18 October 2014
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For those who haven’t been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, it might be difficult to truly comprehend what’s going on inside the mind of the 40 million American adults who live with the condition. What exactly do you say to a loved one who is feeling extreme stress? How do you make them feel better if you can’t process what’s going on yourself? It may feel like a challenge, but the truth is, anxiety disorders are more relatable than you realize — and there are ways to offer your support, Todd Farchione, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist at the Center for Anxiety and...

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