Tag Archives: Young

Epidural stuck in young mom’s back during childbirth, leaving her in ‘agonizing pain’ for days

An 18-year-old Florida mother is currently recovering from a medical incident that left her in “agonizing pain” after an epidural was left stuck in her back for four days before it was eventually removed. Doctors at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Fla., were unable to remove the epidural from Selena Gray’s back after she gave… Read More »

Suicide Rates Climb Among Young Girls

Studies show that more young males than females take their own lives. But new findings published in JAMA Network Open reveal that suicide rates are disproportionately increasing among female youth compared with their male counterparts, reports Nationwide Children’s Hospital. For the study, researchers at this medical institution investigated suicide trends among young people ages 10… Read More »

ADHD Drugs Increase Psychosis Risk in Young People

An estimated 5 million young people under age 25 receive amphetamines (Adderall and Vyvanse) and methylphenidates (Ritalin and Concerta) to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Now, new findings published in The New England Journal of Medicine reveal that these commonly prescribed drugs are associated with an increased risk of psychosis in teens and young adults… Read More »