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Loneliness hits young people harder during lockdown

Fear of losing your job, worrying about you or a loved one getting sick, and online meetups with family and friends you have not seen for months. The COVID-19 lockdown has completely changed everyday life for most people around the world. Physical distancing is the new normal and an extremely important tool in the fight […]

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Early-life events linked to lung health in young adulthood

Early-life events, such as the exposure to air pollutants, increase the risk of chronic lung disease in young adulthood, according to new results by researchers at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, published in the European Respiratory Journal and Thorax. The studies add to the growing evidence that chronic lung disease in adulthood can be traced back to […]

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After COVID-19 Exposure, When Can Young Athletes Resume Play?

THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2020 — Young athletes who’ve had moderate COVID-19 symptoms should be symptom-free for 14 days and get their doctor’s OK before returning to practices or games, according to a leading group of U.S. pediatricians. An electrocardiogram (EKG) is also recommended for those who’ve had moderate COVID-19 symptoms, the American Academy of Pediatrics […]

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Suicidal thoughts among young kids higher than believed

Suicidal thoughts have haunted nearly one of every 10 pre-teens in the United States, a new study reveals. About 8.4% of children aged 9 or 10 said they’d temporarily or regularly harbored thoughts of suicide, researchers report. Importantly, only around 1% of children that age reported a suicide attempt or planning their suicide. But suicidal […]

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TAVR increasingly being used in young adults despite uncertainty

(HealthDay)—For young adults undergoing aortic valve replacement (AVR), use of transcatheter AVR (TAVR) has increased even though open heart surgery currently is considered the best option, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, held from Jan. 25 to 28 in New Orleans. Jennifer S. Nelson, M.D., from […]

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Adolescent and young adult cancer survivors may have an elevated risk of hospitalizations

Adolescent and young adults who survived at least two years after a cancer diagnosis had nearly double the risk of being hospitalized compared with their siblings and unrelated, age-matched people without cancer, according to results published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. “Few studies have investigated […]

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Number of young adults with type 2 diabetes is on the rise

Diabetes epidemic hits the under-40s: Obesity crisis sparks ‘public health timebomb’ as it emerges one in EIGHT new diabetes cases is a young adult Scientists looked at over 370,800 type 2 diabetics diagnosed in 2000-to-2017 One in eight new cases in the UK occurred in someone aged 18-to-40 in 2017 This is compared to just […]