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While other studies have focused on the adverse affects of black killings, the Lancet study researchers aimed for a better sense of how police violence is felt on a population level months before and after a shooting.
Although President Donald Trump ended his family separation policy, there’s no plans to address the children that have already been taken from their parents. Some advocates have suggested that public genetic testing sites could aid in the process of reuniting families. Meanwhile, there’s profit to be made off the health care needs of those held at the border. And chaos reigns supreme even after the president’s executive order.
Reisa Sperling looks at the ten to fifteen year span before the onset of the disease when patients already have build-up of a protein that is believed to trigger the deterioration of the brain. In other public health news: pancreatic cancer, gout, depression, genetic testing, grandchildren for hire, and more.
Stat looks at the measures to address the nation’s drug epidemic that experts say still don’t go far enough. Meanwhile, the crisis is taking its toll on children and taxing foster systems across the country.
“It’s not like an auto body shop where you fix the dent and everything looks like new. We’re talking about children’s minds,” said Luis H. Zayas, professor of social work and psychiatry at the University of Texas at Austin. “We did the harm; we should be responsible for fixing the damage. But the sad thing for most of these kids is this trauma is likely to go untreated.” Media outlets dive into the mental health toll of President Donald Trump’s family separation policy, as well as the lasting political ramifications it may have in the coming months.
Editorial pages focus on women’s health and other health issues in the news.
Thousands of mental health professionals and physicians have criticized the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy, which is resulting in migrant children being separated from their parents at immigration facilities.
Editorial pages focus on these and other health issues.
The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Physicians and the American Psychiatric Association have all issued statements against the Trump administration’s new policy. “To pretend that separated children do not grow up with the shrapnel of this traumatic experience embedded in their minds is to disregard everything we know about child development, the brain, and trauma,” reads a separate petition from mental health professionals.
Opinion pages look at these and other health issues.
Media outlets report on news from New York, Iowa, New Hampshire, Ohio, Texas, California, Puerto Rico, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Florida and Illinois.
“We have turned very rapidly into a kind of Wild West of ultrasonic devices, vastly outstripping any kind of evidence-based guidelines for their use,” said Timothy Leighton, an authority on ultrasonic devices. In other public health news: abortion, suicide, salmonella, educational toys and more.
The World Health Organization says that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition. “It’s going to untie our hands in terms of treatment, in that we’ll be able to treat patients and get reimbursed,” said Dr. Petros Levounis, the chairman of the psychiatry department at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Meanwhile, developers are trying to cure our addiction to our smartphones with an app.
Children who are forcibly taken from their parents have demonstrated links to asthma, obesity and cancer, in addition to tendencies toward substance abuse, developmental delays and mental health issues. The Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance policy” of detaining adults attempting to cross into the U.S. has resulted in the division of families traveling with children.
Deleting your DNA footprint isn’t as easy as just deleting your Ancestry.com account. In other public health news: HIV, suicide, bacteria and DNA, and the mysterious illness striking U.S. diplomats.
The Youth Risk Behavior Survey, which is given every two years to nearly 15,000 students in high schools in 39 state, did offer some encouraging trends, suggesting that the overall picture for adolescents is a nuanced one.
Experts talk about the problems that arise around midlife — such as health issues, social isolation and financial stress — that are playing a role in the sharp uptick of suicides the country is seeing in those who are middle-age.
Opinion writers look at these and other health care issues.
The side effect was well known in some of the drugs, but to see it listed on others was a surprise, the study’s authors say. The topic of suicide and depression has been thrust into the spotlight following two celebrity deaths and a startling CDC report last week.
Even as lawmakers gear up to consider a sweeping package of opioid bills, some experts are doubtful the legislation will do enough to address the crisis. However, the bipartisan support for the measures speaks to the fact that lawmakers know it’s a winning topic for the upcoming midterms. Meanwhile, NIH has laid out its $500 million plan to combat the epidemic.