Youth Suicidal Behavior Is on the Rise, Especially Among Girls

A new study finding a rise in suicidal thoughts and attempts among young people adds to the research pointing to a decline in mental health among U.S. children and adolescents. The study showed the proportion of young people treated at 31 U.S. children’s hospitals for suicidal thoughts or attempts more than doubled between 2008 and …

Improvements Needed for Patient Engagement Apps, Health Behavior

By Sara Heath April 19, 2018 – Healthcare professionals and mHealth app designers must identify ways to make medication adherence apps produce improvements in wellness measures, indicates a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Currently, patient engagement with mHealth tools are not improving clinical outcomes for hypertensive patients. Medication non-adherence is …

Former students recount decades of disturbing behavior by USC gynecologist

One graduate, a 27-year-old woman who works in law enforcement, said she was 19 when she saw Tyndall for her first-ever gynecology appointment, where he instructed her to lie on the exam table. Tyndall, she said, told her he was going to put his fingers inside her so he could ensure the speculum would fit. …

The Link Between Academic Rigor And Decreased ‘Risky’ Behavior Among High Schoolers

What happens when schools increase their math and science requirements? Well, according to a recent study in the American Journal of Health Economics, it’s correlated with decreased risky behavior, including binge drinking and drug use. The study followed more than 100,000 students in 47 states over 10 years. Washington State University professor Benjamin Cowan, who …

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

The Louisiana Department of Health is recognizing May as Mental Health Awareness Month. May 13 through 19 is also recognized nationwide as Mental Health Week. MENTAL HEALTH Includes emotional, psychological, social well-being Determines how we handle stress, related to others make choices According to Baton Rouge General (BRG), one in five Americans is affected by …