WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 — Teens, especially girls, whose parents are religious may be less likely to die by suicide, no matter how they feel about religion themselves, new research suggests. The lower suicide risk among those raised in a religious home is independent of other common risk factors, including whether parents suffered from depression, […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 — Researchers have identified what they describe as the safest, most effective short-term drug treatments for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It’s methylphenidate for kids and amphetamines for adults, according to a new study. Those conclusions are drawn from an analysis of more than 133 clinical trials that included more than 14,000 […]Continue Reading ...
August 9, 2018 An intervention designed to promote healthy growth that taught first-time moms how to respond with age-appropriate responses to their babies’ needs resulted in children having lower body mass indexes (BMIs) when they were three years old. The intervention, which began shortly after the babies’ birth, taught moms various strategies for taking care […]Continue Reading ...
August 1, 2018 It started with a rolled ankle during a routine Army training exercise. Shannon Hubbard never imagined it was the prologue to one of the most debilitating pain conditions known to exist, called complex regional pain syndrome. The condition causes the nervous system to go haywire, creating pain disproportionate to the actual injury. […]Continue Reading ...
July 28, 2018 A world-first study by QUT researchers concludes men can and do suffer from Postcoital Dysphoria (PCD) which results in feelings of sadness, tearfulness or irritability following sex. Masters student Joel Maczkowiack and Professor Robert Schweitzer from QUT’s School of Psychology and Counseling said that while the condition had been recognized in women, […]Continue Reading ...
In this Oct. 13, 2016, file photo, Dr. Atul Gawande, left, listens as President Barack Obama speaks during a panel discussion at the White House Frontiers Conference at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway are turning to well-known author and Harvard professor Gawande to transform the health care they give […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Even if it’s not visible to the naked eye, blood in the stool can be serious—a sign of a potentially fatal disease other than colon cancer, new research suggests. This could include circulatory, respiratory, digestive, blood, hormonal or neuropsychological diseases, the Scottish scientists said. A test that picks up unseen blood in feces, called a […]Continue Reading ...
TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 — The common but dangerous heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation — or a-fib — can go undetected for years. Now, research suggests a high-tech, wearable patch might spot the condition early. Use of the Zio XT wireless patch, made by iRhythm, produced “an almost threefold improvement in the rate […]Continue Reading ...
August 10, 2018 A koala virus could help researchers explain millions of years of accumulated ‘junk’ DNA in the human genome. An illustration of a retrovirus An international team of researchers – including scientists from The University of Queensland – is studying a virus infecting koalas in the hope it could demonstrate how viruses have […]Continue Reading ...
August 3, 2018 Alarms go off so frequently in emergency rooms, doctors barely notice. And then a colleague is wheeled in on a gurney, clinging to life, and that alarm becomes a deafening wake-up call. “It’s devastating,” said Dr. Kip Wenger, recalling a 33-year-old physician and friend who died by suicide in 2015. “This is […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, July 25, 2018 — Strict blood pressure control not only benefits your heart, it might also help save your brain, preliminary research suggests. Older adults whose systolic blood pressure (the top number in a reading) was kept at 120 mm Hg or less saw a 19 percent decrease in their risk for mental difficulties […]Continue Reading ...
July 25, 2018 In one of the largest studies of its kind, researchers analyzed chikungunya and dengue outbreak data from 76 countries over a period of 50 years, focusing on regions across the Indian Ocean that are hard hit by these and other mosquito-borne infectious diseases. The analysis of 1959-2009 data revealed that population density […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—American kids are taking fewer prescription medications these days—but certain drugs are being prescribed more than ever, a new government study finds. Researchers found that between 1999 and 2014, the percentage of children and teenagers who’d been given a prescription in the past 30 days dipped—from almost 25 percent, to just under 22 percent. But […]Continue Reading ...
July 12, 2018 The Trump administration’s decision Tuesday to slash funding to nonprofit groups that help Americans buy individual health insurance coverage sparked outrage from advocates of the Affordable Care Act. Using words like “immoral” and “cold-hearted,” they saw it as the Republicans’ latest act of sabotage against the sweeping health law. But as the […]Continue Reading ...
The rigorous selection process for counselors begins about a year before the start of the summer program, and involves an application, multiple group interviews, behavioral interviews and a 10-week course taught by Shorter on leadership in multicultural health. The criteria for the participating high school students are selective, but aren’t focused solely on academic achievement. […]Continue Reading ...
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