HEALTH REMARKS: Thousands of children miss injections because their mothers have psychological problems
HEALTH REMARKS: Thousands of children miss punctures because their mothers have “mental health problems”
Research shows that at least 5,000 children in the UK may miss life-saving vaccines every year because their mothers have mental health problems.
Conditions such as depression, anxiety, and eating disorders make mothers less likely to attend routine appointments when injections are given to protect children from measles, mumps, rubella, whooping cough, and diphtheria.
The Manchester University team followed nearly 480,000 families over 12 years and found that babies whose mothers had psychiatric problems were 14 percent less likely to get all their injections than those whose mothers were healthy.
Dr. Cemre Su Osam, of the university’s Center for Women’s Mental Health, who co-authored the study, said the findings were a “ public health concern. ”
At least 5,000 children in the UK miss out on potentially life-saving vaccines every year because their mothers have mental health problems, study shows (stock photos)
Blow away sleep apnea
Learning to play a wind instrument can help the five million Britons devastated by sleep apnea.
Research shows that blowing instruments using two reeds, such as the oboe, strengthens the muscles in the airways. In sleep apnea, soft tissue in the throat limits the absorption of air, causing snoring.
Learning to play a wind instrument can help the five million Britons devastated by sleep apnea (stock photo)
This disrupts breathing and wakes patients up every few minutes, putting them at risk of high blood pressure. Scientists from the Academic Center for Dentistry in Amsterdam used data from studies of patients who recorded wind instruments.
The results, in the Journal Of Clinical Sleep Medicine, showed that they snored less and woke up less often.
A charity project that places free family photos for dementia patients hopes they will facilitate isolation from the lock and evoke buried memories.
Research shows that looking at photos of loved ones can increase the feeling of comfort and safety in people with early dementia.
The joint initiative of the Alzheimer’s Society and Citizen Systems printing company offers 25,000 free photo cards.
Family members can easily upload their photos to myphotomessages.com and type a message and the card will be delivered within a few days.
According to research from University College London, twice as many younger smokers have given up the habit because of Covid-19 fears compared to those over 50.
Young smokers are afraid of Covid
According to research from University College London, twice as many younger smokers have given up the habit because of the fear of Covid-19 compared to people over 50.
Despite being half the risk of death from the virus than their older adults, the study shows that British under-30s are much more likely to quit smoking in an attempt to become seriously ill.
Pressure group Action on smoking and health suggest that several factors may be behind the pattern, including less peer pressure in pubs and bars, financial uncertainty and moving to the family home.