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Mumps outbreak at Temple prompts free vaccine clinics after 86 students sickened

The walk-in clinics will be held on Wednesday, March 27 and Friday, March 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Temple’s Mitten Hall Great Court. All Temple students, faculty, and staff can get a dose of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine at no charge.

Suicidal thoughts and other mental-health problems drive more youth to emergency rooms

Researchers found only 16 percent of patients in the emergency department for psychiatric concerns saw a mental health specialist. When the visits were for suicide or self-harm, the number only went up to 37 percent.

When she was raped, she didn’t see other black women talking about it. Now she’s started a conversation.

Black women are more likely to face sexual violence but less likely to speak out or be believed when they do. LaQuisha Anthony is trying to change that.

Binge drinking changes your DNA, and that matters for treating addiction

Researchers found the genetic changes can make people crave alcohol even more. The hope is to one day reverse those changes to stop addiction.

Esketamine is the newest drug approved for depression. Here are 7 things to know about it.

It offers a new option for about 5 million Americans who have major depressive disorder that hasn’t been helped by current treatments. But there are also serious side effects to consider and many unknowns about the drug’s longterm effects.

Mumps outbreak spreads from Temple University to Montgomery County

There are now 16 confirmed cases at Temple, and two suspected cases in Montgomery County.

Mumps outbreak at Temple adds to growing number of cases on college campus

The news is resurfacing concerns that the mumps vaccine may lose strength over time.

Suicide prediction score developed by Pitt hopes to prevent teen deaths

In a study published Wednesday in JAMA Psychiatry, researchers showed the tool correctly predicted suicidal behavior in 87 percent of cases.

How your Google search history might help your doctor provide better care

Combining Google search data with electronic medical records, researchers found a patient who had been told they had “a walnut-sized fibrous tumor” promptly went home and searched “How big is a walnut?” and “What is a fibrous tumor?”

Can you teach students to be happy? Colleges are trying.

Can colleges address mental health problems in students before they begin? Teach students to be more resilient, mentally healthier, maybe even happier?