Can Internet Addiction Increase Risk of Self-Harm or Suicidal Behavior in Teens?
There are many factors related to a teen's environment that may raise the risk of self-harm and suicidal behavior, such as lack of a support system, poor coping skills, or a traumatic life event. The study, published in The Journal of Pediatrics, indicates that internet addiction is prospectively associated with the incidence of self-harm and suicidal behavior in adolescents.
Physical Activity May Ease Painful Menstrual Periods
Dysmenorrhea is painful lower abdominal cramps that happen with menstruation. This study found that physical activity may be an effective treatment for dysmenorrhea, but that there is a need for more high-quality trials before this can be confirmed.
Increased Sedentary Time Linked to Increased All-Cause Mortality
It is becoming more common for adults to engage in sedentary activities in Western societies. This study found that both the total volume of sedentary time and time for each session are associated with all-cause mortality, suggesting that physical activity guidelines should target reducing and interrupting sedentary time to reduce the risk of death.