Learn about the risks of electronic media exposure in the teen years. Women with a higher level of a hormone secreted by the placenta midway during pregnancy may be at risk for post-partum depression in this medical report.
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Dr. Susan Sharma: This is insidermedicinein60 from Pittsburgh. According to research in the Archives of General Psychiatry, exposure to more television and electronic media in the teen years may raise the risk of developing depression in early adulthood. In a study of over 4,000 teens, who were exposed to 6 hours of media per day on average, those who spent more time watching TV, listening to the radio and using the internet were more likely to develop depression.. From Sacramento, according to research in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, nearly one third of American children now take vitamins or mineral supplements. Researchers, surveying over 10,000 children, noted that 34% took supplements. While vitamins may be beneficial for underweight or nutritionally deprived children, they are not routinely recommended for those who are healthy. Vitamin use in children has been associated with reports of nausea, vomiting, liver and nerve damage. Finally from Irvine, according to research in the Archives of General Psychiatry, women with a higher level of a hormone secreted by the placenta midway during pregnancy may be at risk for post partum depression. Based on a study of 100 pregnant women, researchers noted that high levels of placenta corticotrophin releasing hormone predicted who went on to develop post partum depression 75% of the time. For Insidermedicinein60, I'm Dr. Susan Sharma.

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