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Suicide Risk in Adolescents with Diabetes: A Case Report | Emergency Medicine: Open Access

Adolescent suicide is an international public health problem and a medical priority. Suicide recently advanced to the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year olds worldwide. While the prevalence of depressed mood among youth with diabetes is similar to that of published estimates of depressed mood among youth without diabetes, there is some evidence suggesting that patients with diabetes may be at a higher risk for suicide related thoughts and behaviors.

Feb 09 2016

Victimization of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People in Childhood: Associations with Attempted Suicide | Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior

Higher rates of attempted suicide have been documented among people who identify themselves as gay, lesbian, and bisexual (LGB) compared with heterosexuals. This study sought to ascertain the association between childhood abuse and neglect and attempted suicide, comparing LGBs and heterosexuals. Childhood sexual abuse among men and childhood sexual and physical abuse among women were found to mediate the association between LGB identity and attempted suicide.

Feb 09 2016

Substance Use: Adolescent and Young Adult Clinical Care Resources | Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine

The Substance Use Resources are intended to provide adolescent and young adult health care providers and youth serving professionals with easy access to existing substance use clinical care guidelines and resources that are free of cost; specific to adolescents or regarding a population which includes adolescents; and open access or accessible after the creation of a free login. Most of the guidelines included are applicable in the U.S. and some are internationally applicable. 

Feb 09 2016

Usability of the Massachusetts Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in the Emergency Department: A Mixed Methods Study | Academic Emergency Medicine

Objectives: Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) are underutilized, despite evidence showing that they may reduce the epidemic of opioid related addiction, diversion and overdose. This study evaluated the usability of the Massachusetts (MA) PDMP by emergency medicine providers (EPs), as a system's usability may affect how often it is used.

Many Depressed Teens Don't Get Follow-Up Care | Healthfinder.gov

Depression can strike during the teen years, but too many U.S. teenagers with the illness are not getting proper follow-up care, a new study finds.

"These results raise concerns about the quality of care for adolescent depression," concluded a team led by Briannon O'Connor, who conducted the study while at New York University School of Medicine.

One expert wasn't surprised by the findings.

Feb 09 2016

Doctors Should Screen Teens for Major Depression, U.S. Task Force Says | Healthfinder.gov

Primary care doctors should screen all patients between 12 and 18 years of age for major depression, but not younger children, preventive health experts say.

Screening of adolescents needs to be accompanied by accurate diagnosis, effective treatment and appropriate follow-up, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) said in a final recommendation.

Screening tools are available to help primary care doctors accurately identify major depression in adolescent patients, and there are effective treatments for this age group, the task force said.

Feb 09 2016

Study Links Concussion to Higher Risk of Later Suicide | Healthfinder.gov

Average people who suffer a concussion may be three times more likely to commit suicide years after their brain injury, a new Canadian study suggests.

Further, the long-term risk of suicide appears to increase even more if the head injury occurs during a weekend, researchers found.

Feb 09 2016

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Statement Regarding Hoverboards

CPSC is looking into dozens of fires involving hoverboards, which are also called smart boards or self-balancing boards.  Many of these fires occurred indoors and could have resulted in serious injuries if not for the quick actions of consumers to extinguish the fire. This is a priority investigation and CPSC is devoting the staff time and resources necessary to find the root causes of the fires.

CPSC engineers continue to test hoverboards – new models and those involved in fire incidents – at our National Product Testing and Evaluation Center in Rockville, Md.

Jan 27 2016

New CDC Estimates Show Urgent Global Problem: Violence Threatens One Billion Children per Year

Today CDC released a groundbreaking report that estimates the global burden of violence against children under 18 for each region of the world. This report, titled “Global Prevalence of Past-Year Violence Against Children: A Systematic Review and Minimum Estimates,” was released in Pediatrics. This report combines data from 38 reports spanning 96 countries to calculate the number of children affected by violence in the past year.

Jan 27 2016

Acetaminophen Tops List of Accidental Infant Poisonings | HealthDay

Infants are just as susceptible to accidental poisonings as older children are, especially when it comes to medication errors, new research reports.

A decade of poison control center calls in the United States showed that acetaminophen (such as Tylenol) was the most common medication mistake for infants. This was followed by H2-blockers (for acid reflux), gastrointestinal medications, combination cough/cold products, antibiotics and ibuprofen (such as Motrin or Advil).

Jan 27 2016

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