How you can help prevent teen suicide

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain In a 2018 survey, about 16% of Kentucky students said they had considered ending their own life. During the pandemic, healthcare providers have seen an increase in psychiatric disorders and suicidal thoughts and behaviors in children as young as elementary school age. The increased feelings of isolation, loneliness, fear and uncertainty […]

Empathy helps explain how parental support can prevent teen delinquency

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new study of nearly 4,000 school children has found that youngsters who feel they have empathic support from their parents and caregivers are verging away from a wide range of delinquent behavior, such as committing crimes. Published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Moral Education, the research, which drew on data […]

Salt reduction will prevent nearly 200,000 cases of heart disease and save £1.64bn

Credit: CC0 Public Domain England’s salt reduction program will have led to nearly 200,000 fewer adults developing heart disease and £1.64 billion of healthcare cost savings by 2050, according to research by Queen Mary University of London. However, the researchers warn that the recent stalling of salt reduction programs is endangering the potential health gains, […]

Combined vaccination and physical distancing enough to prevent future COVID-19 surges

(A) Change of TSCI in Wuhan from December 2019 through May 2020 in the form of a percentage of the average pre-lockdown level in December 2019 (100%). (B) The enlarged view of (A) on the part of TSCI between 0% and 2%. (C) The proportions of TSCI that occurred in different coloured categories of places […]

IRS should postpone tax-filing deadline to prevent ‘taxpayer anxiety,’ Democratic lawmakers say

A handful of federal lawmakers want the Internal Revenue Service to push back this year’s income tax filing deadline, just like it did last spring. Last week, an Internal Revenue Service official said the tax collection agency isn’t planning to change the April 15 filing deadline, but eight Democratic lawmakers say that’s what needs to […]

Researcher develops new possibilities to prevent sudden cardiac death

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences Stephen Chelko, right, works in his laboratory with graduate student Maicon Landim-Vieira. Chelko’s lab has published research providing important new insights about arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy, a leading cause of sudden cardiac death among young athletes. Credit: Mark Bauer/FSU College of Medicine Nearly a half-million people a year die from sudden cardiac […]

Study questions whether pubs can effectively prevent COVID-19 transmission risk

Professor Niamh Fitzgerald. Credit: University of Stirling A new first-of-its-kind study has questioned whether pub operators can effectively and consistently prevent COVID-19 transmission—after researchers observed risks arising in licensed premises last summer. Led by the University of Stirling, the research was conducted in May to August last year in a wide range of licensed premises […]

Aspirin preferred to prevent blood clots in kids after heart surgery

Aspirin should be favoured over warfarin to prevent blood clotting in children who undergo a surgery that replumbs their hearts, according to a new study. Credit: Jesse Orrico Aspirin should be favoured over warfarin to prevent blood clotting in children who undergo a surgery that replumbs their hearts, according to a new study. The research, […]

Scientists urge for investment now in highly potent vaccines to prevent the next pandemic

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain As new COVID-19 variants begin to throw vaccine efficacy in question, two leading scientists are calling for health agencies to invest in the development of vaccines that would be broadly effective against many different variants and strains of potential pandemic viruses. In a commentary article published in the journal Nature, Dennis […]