Many Parents Miss Speech Disorders in Young Kids

WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Many parents don’t recognize the signs of speech and language problems in children, or don’t know that early treatment is important, a new survey finds. “Communication disorders are among the most common childhood disabilities — and they are highly treatable in most cases,” said Elise Davis-McFarland, president of…

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Teen Sexting Often Tied to Past Sexual Abuse

WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Teens who share sexually explicit texts or emails — “sexters” — are more likely to have suffered sexual abuse than their peers, new survey results suggest. For some teenagers, “sexting may be a part of normal sexual development,” said study lead author Dr. Kanani Titchen. But for others,…

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PTSD May Raise Odds for Irregular Heartbeat

TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — For reasons that aren’t yet clear, people who battle PTSD may also be at heightened risk for the common heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation, researchers report. It’s the first time a connection has been made between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and “A-fib,” which typically arises with age and…

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