Rise in teen suicide connected to social media popularity: study

CHICAGO — An increase in suicide rates among US teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may be a link. Suicide rates for teens rose between 2010 and 2015 after they had declined for nearly two decades, according to data

First digital pill approved lets doctors track patients’ meds

A pill that can be digitally tracked through the body has been approved for the first time in the US. Abilify MyCite aripiprazole pills, which are used to treat schizophrenia and manic episodes, have an ingestible sensor inside them that records when they are taken. The drug was first approved

First digital pill approved lets doctors track patients’ meds

A pill that can be digitally tracked through the body has been approved for the first time in the US. Abilify MyCite aripiprazole pills, which are used to treat schizophrenia and manic episodes, have an ingestible sensor inside them that records when they are taken. The drug was first approved

Rise in teen suicide connected to social media popularity: study

CHICAGO — An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may be a link. Suicide rates for teens rose between 2010 and 2015 after they had declined for nearly two decades, according to data

Social media blamed for epidemic of teen girls harming themselves

Cases of self-harming among teenage girls have shot up by two-thirds in just three years, a study reveals.Experts warn increased levels of pressure and stress from social media use may be fuelling a rise in mental health issues.Reports of self-harm among girls aged from 13 to 16 rose by 68

This Morning: Fans distracted during Harry Judd interview

Harry Judd blew fans away with his looks despite it being a serious interview  [ITV]Harry Judd’s boyband good looks have not gone unnoticed and his fans were not shy about letting their feelings known after his This Morning interview on Tuesday.The former Strictly Come Dancing winner and McFly member, came on

Vegas shooter’s brain probed for hidden diseases

Investigators are continuing to probe the brain of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock as they search for clues to explain why he opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers two weeks ago.Paddock’s body has been transported to Stanford University, where neuropathologists will turn their microscopes on the mass murderer’s gray

Man allegedly used meat cleaver to kill wife, injure mother-in-law

A Burlington, Vt., man was in custody Thursday after allegedly killing his wife with a meat cleaver and critically injuring his mother-in-law, police said.Aita Gurung, 34, returned home Thursday afternoon after voluntarily admitting himself to a hospital for a mental-health evaluation, the Burlington Free Press reported.Gurung had called police Saturday

Brain exam on Vegas shooter shows no signs of abnormalities

Doctors have begun Stephen Paddock’s autopsy — with an examination of his brain revealing no abnormalities on Tuesday, according to police.Little is known about the 64-year-old retiree’s mental health, but his brother had previously told reporters that he was hoping authorities would find “a tumor in his head” in the

Pregnant Kate Middleton: Duchess reveals baby bump

Kate Middleton stepped out in a stunning blue dress for the occasion [PA]Pregnant Kate Middleton has showcased her baby bump for the first time since announcing her third pregnancy on September 4.The Duchess of Cambridge attended her first public engagement since cancelling all appearances due to hyperemesis gravidarum, an extreme

Smartphone addict goes blind after 24-hour gaming binge

If you think an hour-long Candy Crush session or occasionally dropping $10 to refill your stash of Pokemon Go pokeballs is evidence that you have a smartphone “addiction,” you’ve got nothing on Wu Xiaojing, a 21-year-old woman who lives in northwest China’s Shaanxi province. Xiaojing (an apparently fake name she

Vegas shooter’s girlfriend reveals his bizarre behavior

Las Vegas maniac Stephen Paddock showed signs he was crazy — such as laying in bed and screaming​,​ “Oh my god” — his girlfriend told investigators, according to a new report.Longtime gal pal Marilou Danley revealed Paddock “would lie in bed, just moaning and screaming, ‘Oh my God,'” according to

Psych patient ran from ambulance, jumped off parking garage

A Bronx psych patient made a run for it from an ambulance and fled to a nearby parking garage, where he leaped from the second floor and was critically injured, police said Friday.The 27-year-old man was being transported by private ambulance from Jacobi Medical Center to Montefiore Medical Center around

Social media is a silent relationship killer

“She took your pictures off her ‘gram. Y’all must have broke up.” Everyone with a social media account understands that verse of Yo Gotti’s song “Down in the DM.” We’ve all felt the pressure to prove a relationship is going well through an outpouring of highly visible romantic messages, but

Dame Kelly Holmes ’cut herself daily with scissors’

Dame Kelly Holmes has opened up about self-harming [Getty]The Olympic gold medallist has opened up about her struggle, where she resorted to cutting herself.The 47 year old was speaking at the Health and Wellbeing Live show in Tunbridge Wells, Kent yesterday, September 23.Speaking to the crowd, she said that she

Kidd Creole plans psych defense in homeless man murder trial

Rapper Kidd Creole plans to offer a psychiatric defense at his upcoming murder trial for the fatal stabbing of a homeless man, court papers reveal.Attorneys for the founding member of legendary hip-hop group Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five made the admission in a Manhattan Supreme Court motion filed Tuesday.“The

Mom says 7-year-old son being treated for tech addiction

A mom has revealed how her 7-year-old son became addicted to computer games with his personality changing so much he now attends a special school.Jake, 9, and from Hertfordshire, just north of London, began using an iPad when he was just 5. Around the same time he’d also borrow his

Soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder could be diagnosed with a simple blood test, research claims

SOLDIERS suffering post-traumatic stress disorder could be diagnosed through a simple blood test, research reveals. Veterans hit by the condition have different levels of molecules called miRNAs in their system.Scientists arrived at the findings after analysing blood samples taken from 1,000 Dutch soldiers before and after deployment in Afghanistan. Study

Why everyone should take a social media detox

Unsubscribe.That’s what Kim Kardashian is urging people to do when it comes to social media.The reality star preached the anti-social message recently on “Live!” with pal Ryan Seacrest, reflecting on her extreme social media blackout last October, following her harrowing attack in Paris where she was robbed and held at

Inside the brutal world of Chinese internet addiction camps

It was mid-afternoon when the drill sergeant’s patience with the teenage boys finally snapped, and he landed the punch.He clenched his fist and made a hard, thudding strike to the chest of a gangly boy who had been giggling at Beijing’s China Young Mental Development Base, one of China’s notorious

Google will now ask if you’re depressed

Feeling blue? You can now ask Google for help.The search giant wants people with depression to seek treatment and will prompt US users when they search for depression-related terms: “Check if you’re clinically depressed.”Users will then be directed to a clinically validated questionnaire, called a PHQ-9, to measure their level

Beefy cop hauls huge truck to raise mental health awareness

An Australian cop who once held the title of being the nation’s strongest man wowed officials at NYPD headquarters Tuesday by pulling two massive police vehicles as a way of raising awareness about officer’s mental health issues.Grant Edwards, a 54-year-old hulking member of the Australian Federal Police Department, managed to