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{FD} Mom drove 2 kids into river, killing 1, reports say

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A 26-year-old Missouri woman faces charges of first-degree murder and first-degree attempted murder after loading her children into a car she allegedly stole and driving the vehicle into the Kansas River, according to reports. Continue reading

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{FD} Demi Lovato apparent overdose: How to keep loved ones from relapsing

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The news of Demi Lovato’s apparent overdose and relapse has many people questioning how and why the starlet went down that destructible road again. Fox News’ Dr. Manny Alvarez sits down with two renowned addiction experts to find out just how common re… Continue reading

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{FD} Suspect in BART fatal stabbing deserves death penalty, past victim says

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The suspect who allegedly stabbed two sisters, killing one, at a rail station in Oakland, Calif., deserves the death penalty, a past victim of the suspect says, according to a report. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman says she ‘helped save six lives’ after posting heartfelt messages on UK bridge

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A teenager who wrote dozens of uplifting notes and attached them to a bridge in England helped saved six lives, police said Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} Does eating beef jerky cause psychiatric symptoms?

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Here’s a strange bit of health news: A new study found that people with bipolar disorder who eat pepperoni, salami and other dry, cured meats might be at much higher risk of developing mania — a mental state characterized by an intensely positive mood,… Continue reading

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{FD} Marine vet crossing country to honor late brother, raise awareness of PTSD

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A Marine veteran is making his second trek across the United States in an effort to raise awareness for other vets suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health issues. Continue reading

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{FD} Graphic World Cup domestic violence ads highlight abuse spike during soccer tournament

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As World Cup fans gather to cheer on their team, powerful ads are targeting soccer aficionados to bring their attention to another issue – domestic violence. Continue reading

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{FD} VA suicide data shows vets still desperately struggling

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In 2010, Congress declared June 27 National PTSD Awareness Day. Continue reading

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{FD} After celebrity deaths, suicide hotline calls jump 25 percent

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The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline says calls have spiked since the apparent suicides of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade Continue reading

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{FD} Suicide prevention programs call for more funding

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Efforts to fight suicide in the United States are desperate for additional funding, suicide-prevention experts said, following this week’s high profile deaths of celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, and new statistics showing a growing problem. Continue reading

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{FD} Max Lucado: Reject suicide and embrace God — Weeping comes, but so does joy

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The suicides of CNN’s Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade illustrate an all-to-common tragedy – the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported this week that nearly 45,000 people committed suicide in the U.S. in 2016 alone, and sa… Continue reading

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{FD} How do you talk about suicide to your child?

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The deaths of fashion designer Kate Spade and CNN’s Anthony Bourdain this week have sparked conversations about the painful topic of how they died – by suicide. Continue reading

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{FD} Suicide rates on rise in US, CDC reports

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Celebrity chef and CNN personality Anthony Bourdain was found dead in his hotel room in France of an apparent suicide, the network confirmed Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Anorexic woman is given choice to seek out-of-state medical treatment or die

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Katrina Howard, 25, who weighed 58 pounds was told that she would have to travel out of Georgia if she wanted to receive treatment for her anorexia. Continue reading

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{FD} Banned pregnancy drug tied to ADHD generations later

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A pregnancy drug banned decades ago may have side effects that linger for generations. Continue reading

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{FD} Suicide attempts increasing among American high school kids, study finds

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The number of teens hospitalized for suicide ideation or suicide attempts nearly doubled between 2008 and 2015, with the highest increase seen in adolescent girls. Continue reading

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{FD} A doctor who can feel his patient’s pain

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What if a doctor could physically feel the pain their patients were experiencing? Dr. Joel Salinas, a neurologist and clinical researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital, can do just that. He has a neurological trait called mirror-touch, a medical my… Continue reading

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{FD} Bush-hating Fresno State professor passes out fake number, floods crisis hotline with calls

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The professor who came under fire for celebrating the death of former first lady Barbara Bush has caused another college’s mental health crisis hotline to become flooded with calls after she posted the number online as her own. Continue reading

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{FD} Navy veteran’s therapy dog missing after car crash

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The search is on for a Navy veteran’s therapy dog after it ran away from the scene of an accident on Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} Double amputee could become the first to climb Mt. Everest with no legs

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After a change of heart, authorities in Nepal are allowing a double amputee who was banned from climbing Mt. Everest to reach his lifelong dream. Continue reading

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{FD} Sexual orientation top risk for suicidal thoughts in college freshmen

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Nearly one third of first-year college students have thought about suicide, according to a study across eight countries, and non-heterosexual identity or feelings were the biggest risks for this kind of thinking or behavior. Continue reading

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{FD} Drinking problems tied to higher risk of early dementia

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Heavy drinkers may be more likely than other adults to develop dementia, especially in middle age, a French study suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} Chilling 911 calls describe bloody slaying at Massachusetts library

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Recordings of 911 calls released Wednesday describe a frantic scene late last month at a Winchester, Mass., library, where authorities say a suspect armed with a hunting knife repeatedly stabbed a young medical student, resulting in her death. Continue reading

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{FD} Dieting pressure in teen years tied to food and weight problems later

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Adults who were pressured by their parents to diet during adolescence may have a higher risk of obesity and eating disorders as adults than people who weren’t urged to lose weight as teens, a U.S. study suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} Horseback riding may relieve combat vets’ PTSD symptoms

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Therapeutic horseback riding may ease symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in combat veterans, a new study finds. Continue reading

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{FD} NFL health playbook for players puts concussions in focus

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The NFL Players Association has created a medical guide for players, a 107-page reference book written by scientific professionals with extensive material on concussion detection, treatment and the league’s game-day protocol for head injuries. Continue reading

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{FD} Inside Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s $500M action plan after Parkland shooting

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott unveiled a $500 million “action plan” to prevent gun violence Friday – more than a week after 17 students and faculty members were brutally gunned down at a local high school. Continue reading

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{FD} Defense attorneys: Nikolas Cruz is a ‘deeply disturbed’ child who ‘fell through the cracks’

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Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old gunman accused of killing 17 people at his former Florida high school, was a “deeply disturbed, emotionally broken” individual, his defense attorneys said. Continue reading

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{FD} Dr. Manny Alvarez: After Florida shooting, we must do something — Students need mental health screenings

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Here we are again. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-Cleveland Brown quarterback reveals he is bipolar

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Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnn Manziel admits he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder less than a year ago. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Mean girls’: How to help your daughter from becoming one

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Relational aggression among young girls, often described as “mean girl” behavior, is on the rise. Fox News’ Dr. Manny Alvarez sits down with psychotherapist Katie Hurley to discuss what parents can do to make sure their daughters don’t become the next … Continue reading

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{FD} Dr. Marc Siegel: Smartphones really are dangerous for our kids (they put them at risk for suicide and more)

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Alarming new reports that should concern every parent link heavy smartphone use by children to an increased rate of social isolation, depression, suicidal thoughts and even suicide. Continue reading

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{FD} Teen cell phone addiction: How bad has it gotten?

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One out of two teenagers feels “addicted” to their phone, according to a recent study. Statistics like this may have fueled two major Apple investors to push the company to offer more flexible parental controls. Apple has since announced that it’s work… Continue reading

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{FD} Teen cellphone addiction: How bad has it gotten?

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Today’s teens are taking longer to engage in both the pleasures and the responsibilities of adulthood. Continue reading

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{FD} WHO considers adding ‘gaming disorder’ to list of mental diseases

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The WHO guidelines are the international standard for reporting health conditions. Continue reading

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{FD} Seasonal affective disorder: It’s more than the winter blues

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Why are you feeling so blah? Continue reading

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{FD} Mom accused of subjecting son to 323 hospital visits, 13 surgeries

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A Texas mother is in jail after hospital staff sounded alarm over a boy who had been seen 323 times at various medical centers and undergone 13 major surgeries in his eight years of life. Continue reading

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{FD} How to stay calm through the holidays

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Holidays are filled with shopping, festive gatherings, and an unhealthy amount of stress. But there are ways to get around all that extra stress. Fox News’ Dr. Manny Alvarez sits down with two health experts to discuss how you cut back on holiday stres… Continue reading

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{FD} Brain damage from football concussions varies by position and career duration

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Football players may experience different degrees of brain damage after concussions depending on what position they play and how long they stick with the sport, a small U.S. study suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} Flakka, drug that makes people bark and strip, wreaks havoc in Midwest, South

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Otherwise normal folks suddenly running *****, and screaming through the streets, and breaking into homes? Continue reading

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{FD} What is sex addiction?

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Reports have revealed that actor Kevin Spacey checked himself into the same rehab center where movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is also allegedly seeking treatment for sex addiction. Fox News’ Dr. Manny sits down with two psychologists to discuss what kind… Continue reading

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{FD} Sammy Sosa unrecognizable in tweets showing baseball great with lightened skin

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Baseball legend Sammy Sosa sent Twitter into a tizzy last week, after photos of the former Chicago Cubs slugger appearing several shades lighter surfaced during his trip to London. Continue reading

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{FD} The psychology behind mass shootings

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Mass murders are becoming all too common in America. Fox News’ Dr. Manny Alvarez sits down with two prominent psychologists to take a look at the psychology behind mass shootings. Continue reading

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{FD} Aaron Hernandez’s brain suffered severe CTE, researcher says

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Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez suffered substantial damage to parts of the brain that affect memory, judgment and behavior from the most severe case of a degenerative disease linked to head blows ever found in someone so young, a re… Continue reading

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{FD} Christmas music is bad for your mental health, British psychologist says

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A British clinical psychologist said listening to Christmas music too early before the holiday begins could harm a person’s mental health. Continue reading

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{FD} Can’t stop thinking unwanted thoughts? This could be why

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Can’t stop thinking about that time you cried in front of a girl during a Tim Burton movie on your first and only date? Continue reading

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{FD} Sharp rise seen in self-harm among young teen girls

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Reports of self-harm jumped nearly 70 percent among younger teen girls in the UK between 2011 and 2014, suggesting an urgent need for interventions targeted to this group, researchers say. Continue reading

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{FD} Pain drugs in pregnancy tied to ADHD

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Women who use a lot of the common pain reliever acetaminophen during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than those who don’t use the drug, a Norwegian study suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} Harvey Weinstein scandal led to increase in hotline calls, RAINN officials say

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A national sexual assault hotline has reported a record number of increased calls in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Continue reading

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{FD} NYPD training helps officers respond to calls involving mentally ill

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Police officers in New York City can take part in training program focused on skills that will help them respond to calls involving people with mental health concerns. Continue reading

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