Children with autism twice as likely to report suicidal thoughts, according to new research

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are twice as likely to report suicidal thoughts during screened for suicidal ideation during routine medical assessments, according to new research from the Kennedy Krieger Institute. The study, which was published in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, highlights the importance of implementing suicide risk screenings as part of routine health care in […]

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Why You Should Think Twice About Driving Your Car Almost On Empty

We’ve all done it, some of us more often than others; we’re almost home from work and notice the gas gauge leaning on the edge of empty. We’re exhausted and just want to get home to our couch, so we say to ourselves, “I know my car. She’ll make it,” and then pat the steering wheel reassuringly, affectionately. We promise […]

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AHA News: Two Kids, Same Heart Defect: ‘Like Having Lightning Strike the Same Place Twice’

TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2020 (American Heart Association News) — Stephanie Harris was six months pregnant and in the hospital with excruciating pain. But it wasn’t the baby, it was kidney stones. However, when doctors checked on her unborn daughter, an ultrasound revealed a problem: a hole in the baby’s heart. Though the news was frightening, doctors said not to worry […]

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Parents twice as likely to be concerned about ticks than of mosquitoes

Not all bloodsuckers are created equal in parents’ eyes. When it comes to bug bites, parents are twice as likely to be concerned about ticks as they are about mosquitoes transmitting disease, a new national poll finds. But as children spend more time outside, families may not always know the best way to protect them from both of these pesky […]

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Schoolchildren from affluent families TWICE as likely to drink alcohol

Schoolchildren from the most affluent families are TWICE as likely to drink alcohol as those from poorer backgrounds – and they use drugs more often, reveals major NHS report A total of 12 per cent of children from affluent families had drunk in the last week The figure was seven per cent for youngsters from less affluent families One in […]

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