THURSDAY, Oct. 25, 2018 -- Anxiety, depression and panic attacks are sending U.S. college students to mental health clinics in record numbers, a new study finds.
Between 2009 and 2015, treatment and diagnoses of anxiety increased by nearly 6 percent among these students, followed by depression and panic attacks, which each increased about 3 percent. Anxiety is the most common problem, affecting almost 15 percent of college students across the United States, the researchers reported.
TUESDAY, Nov. 6, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Traditional risk factors like obesity, high blood pressure and a sedentary lifestyle may not be the only predictors of type 2 diabetes. New research points to the role that stress may play in the development of the condition in women.
The study, being presented Nov. 10 at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions conference in Chicago, found that mounting stress from traumatic events, as well as long-term situations at home or work, was associated with an almost two-fold higher risk of new type 2 diabetes cases among older women.
FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- Government corruption is Americans' biggest concern, a new survey contends, but worries about the environment are also a dominant fear.
The 5th annual Survey of American Fears from Chapman University in Orange, Calif., was based on a nationally representative sample of 1,190 U.S. adults and conducted in June-July of this year. People were asked about 94 topics. The survey found nearly 74 percent of respondents saying they were "afraid" or "very afraid" about corrupt government officials.