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medpagetoday.com 15 Sep, 2021 19:00 am

Suicides Rising for Black Girls; Skiing Slashes Anxiety; Drugging in Nursing Homes?

Suicides Rising for Black Girls; Skiing Slashes Anxiety; Drugging in Nursing Homes?
News and commentary from the psychiatry world

(CNN) In a study of college students, vaping -- and more specifically nicotine vaping -- was tied to a higher risk of eating disorders.Certain eye conditions -- age-related macular degeneration, cataract, diabetes-related eye disease -- were all tied to a higher risk for dementia.(British Journal of Ophthalmology) In related news, long-term exposure to road traffic noise and railway noise in Denmark also appeared to increase one's risk for dementia, including Alzheimer's disease.News & World Report) A new study of nearly 400,000 individuals found that skiers had a nearly 60% lower risk for anxiety disorders compared with non-skiers.

(Eating Behaviors) An investigation by The New York Times found that at least 21% of nursing home residents in the U.(The BMJ) A Canadian survey found that almost 70% of pregnant women were moderately to highly distressed during the COVID-19 pandemic, while 20% also reported depressive symptoms.

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