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Mattering must be central in youth suicide prevention: York expert

Mattering must be central in youth suicide prevention: York expert

Youth suicide is a growing concern in Canada, the U.S., and around the world, with some research suggesting this might be linked with excessive social media use in vulnerable teens. With Mental Health Awareness Month closing out this week, York University Psychology Professor Gordon Flett says he was motivated by a growing sense of alarm and frustration when undertaking a review of studies on mattering and youth suicide for his latest research.

How to find more information about a drug that your doctor prescribed

How to find more information about a drug that your doctor prescribed

You’ve just been given a prescription for a new drug from your doctor. Your doctor told you why she was prescribing the medication, gave you its name and some information about common side-effects. Your pharmacist is also available to help you use the medication properly, but you want more details and general information.

Social-media break has huge impact on young women’s body image: York U study

Social-media break has huge impact on young women’s body image: York U study

There’s a large and growing body of evidence pointing to potentially negative impacts of social media on mental health, from its addictive nature to disruptions in sleep patterns to effects on body image. Now, a new study coming out of York University’s Faculty of Health found young women who took a social media break for as little as one week had a significant boost in self-esteem and body image – particularly those most vulnerable to thin-ideal internalization.

Media invited to see the next generation of STEM researchers compete for top prize

Media invited to see the next generation of STEM researchers compete for top prize

Improving the quality of life of Alzheimer’s patients, how artificial intelligence can battle wildfires and dual defense systems to tackle auto theft are some of the STEM projects young scientists will show off at the York Region Science and Technology Fair (YRSTF) this Saturday, April 6. Top projects will receive gold, silver and bronze medals and secure the honour of representing York Region at the Canada Wide Science Fair in Ottawa this year.

Women with high-risk HPV and metabolic syndrome have almost three times risk for mortality, York University researchers find

Women with high-risk HPV and metabolic syndrome have almost three times risk for mortality, York University researchers find

Using large-scale U.S. data following patients for more than a decade, York University Faculty of Health researchers found that women with both metabolic syndrome and high-risk strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) are at a 2.6 times higher risk for mortality than women without either condition, suggesting a need to look at chronic disease comorbidity when it comes to HPV-related cancers.