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Stress, Depression May Boost Stroke Risk, Study Finds

July 10, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Stress, hostility and depression may increase the risk for stroke, a new study suggests.
The study found that depression seemed to raise the risk of a stroke or a transient ischemic attack (TIA) by 86 percent. It also found that stress apparently raised stroke or [...]

Some Teens May Face Emotional Problems After Concussion

July 10, 2014

THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Teens who are sensitive to light or noise after a concussion are more likely to develop emotional symptoms such as anxiety and depression, a new study says.
“Identifying factors such as these that may exacerbate issues teens experience after concussion may help in planning for the appropriate treatment and [...]

Milk, Egg Allergies Seem to Make Parents Most Anxious

June 26, 2014

THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Parents and other caregivers of children who are allergic to milk and eggs have higher anxiety and stress levels than those whose children are allergic to peanuts, researchers report.
That finding even surprised the authors of the study published in the July issue of the journal Annals of Allergy, [...]

Anxiety May Affect Kids’ Brains

June 17, 2014

TUESDAY, June 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Children with anxiety problems actually have a bigger “fear center” in their brain, researchers report.
The study included 76 children aged 7 to 9, which is when anxiety-related traits and symptoms can first be reliably detected, according to the Stanford University School of Medicine researchers.
The parents provided information about [...]

Trying to Get Pregnant? Man’s Stress Levels May Affect Your Chances

June 3, 2014

A small new study suggests that higher levels of stress may hurt the quality of men’s sperm, potentially making it more difficult for them to impregnate women.

Prescription Painkiller Overdoses Tripled Over 10 Years

May 14, 2014

Prescription drugs are playing an increasingly larger role in U.S. life, with nearly half of all Americans taking one or more medications.

Adults With Autism at Risk for Many Health Problems: Study

May 14, 2014

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, May 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Autism apparently isn’t a stand-alone disorder, with new research revealing that adults with autism often face a host of mental and physical illnesses.
Kaiser Permanente researchers found that nearly all medical conditions are significantly more common in adults with autism spectrum disorders than those without, ranging [...]

Strange But True: Foreclosures May Raise Neighbors’ Blood Pressure

May 13, 2014

The housing crash of the late 2000s lowered property values across the nation, but it may have increased something — the blood pressure of folks living next to a foreclosed property.

Researchers Shed Light on Link Between Stress, Heart Trouble

May 13, 2014

TUESDAY, May 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Researchers say they’ve gained new insight into how stress and other negative emotions can raise the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Previous studies have shown that stress, anger, anxiety and depression can boost a person’s chances for heart disease, but how these emotions and heart health [...]

Religious Music a High Note for Older Christians

April 23, 2014

WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Religious music may improve the mental health of older Christians, a new study finds.
Researchers examined survey data gathered from more than 1,000 English-speaking black and white adults across the United States who were at least 65 years old. They were either currently practicing Christians, had been Christians but [...]


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