Private sector steps in to protect online health privacy, but critics say it can’t be trusted

Most people have at least a vague feeling that someone somewhere is doing something wrong with the data fingerprints created by their online activities: perhaps their use of an app allows that company to build a profile of their habits, or maybe they continue to be tracked by advertisements. It’s more than a feeling. Many … Read more

Can machine learning predict and prevent mental health issues?

In a recent study published in the natural medicine journal, researchers assessed the effectiveness of the machine learning model in predicting mental health crises. Timely recognition of those at risk for mental health deterioration has been reported to improve disease outcomes. However, manually reviewing patient records to identify these individuals is impractical due to the … Read more

After Buffalo Massacre, New York Governor Calls for Action Against Guns | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By MARINA VILLENEUVE – Associated Press ALBANY, NY (AP) — New York would require state police to seek court orders to keep weapons away from people who may pose a threat to themselves or others under a set of executive orders and gun control bills touted Wednesday by Gov. Kathy Hochul in the wake of … Read more

Buffalo shooter targeted black neighborhood, officials say | National

By CAROLYN THOMPSON and MICHAEL BALSAMO – Associated Press BUFFALO, NY (AP) — The 18-year-old white man who fatally shot 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket researched local demographics and arrived a day early to conduct a reconnaissance for the purpose. to kill as many black people as possible, officials said. Sunday. The racially motivated … Read more

Supermarket shooter searched black neighborhood, official says | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By CAROLYN THOMPSON and MICHAEL BALSAMO – Associated Press BUFFALO, NY (AP) — The 18-year-old white man who shot and killed 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket had been researching local demographics while looking for places with high concentrations of black residents, arriving there at least a day in advance to conduct a reconnaissance, law … Read more

How has COVID-19 affected maternal mental health?

The current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has caused severe disruptions in social and economic interactions, affecting health services and other important aspects of human life. Until the start of the Omicron wave (B.1.1.529), COVID-19 had already had a staggering impact on the world, with over 40% of the world’s population already infected once by … Read more

Breastfeeding associated with better maternal mental health outcomes

Scientists from the University of Massachusetts in the United States recently found that breastfeeding is associated with an overall improvement in maternal mental health. However, difficulties experienced while breastfeeding, or a mismatch between feeding expectations and reality, can negatively impact mothers’ mental health outcomes. The review was recently published in the Journal of Women’s Health. … Read more

Workers grapple with new stresses as they return to the office | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO – AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Last summer, Julio Carmona began weaning himself off an all-remote work schedule by showing up at the office once a week. The new hybrid schedule of his job at a state agency in Stratford, Connecticut still allowed him to spend time cooking dinner for … Read more

Adult vaccination rates and social determinants of health influenced children’s mental health during the pandemic

Adult vaccination rates and the social determinants of health – or the social and economic conditions in which families live and work – have played a significant role in children’s mental health during the pandemic, according to a new study by the Weill Cornell Medicine researchers. The study, published April 27 in JAMA Psychiatryfound that … Read more

Study shows how mental health issues affect college students

To say that the college years are a time of great change is an understatement; whether you stay at or near home, or move to a four-year college, the post-secondary years are often a time of new experiences, unfamiliar responsibilities, growing pains, and learning curves. They can also be a time when some students have … Read more