4 in 10 Americans Think Work Affects Their Health: Poll

July 13, 2016

WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Many Americans think their job takes a toll on everything from their health and stress levels to their eating and sleeping habits, a new poll found.
“The takeaway here is that job number one for U.S. employers is to reduce stress in the workplace,” said poll director Robert Blendon. […]

Medical Marijuana May Reduce the Need for Other Rx Meds, Study Says

July 7, 2016

People are actually using medical marijuana as a treatment for health problems, not simply as an excuse to get high, a new study suggests.

Kids With Helicopter Parents May Be More Prone to Anxiety and Depression

June 27, 2016

Children with “intrusive” parents who push too hard for good grades may be more prone to become highly self-critical or anxious and depressed, a new study suggests.

Are ‘Workaholics’ Prone to OCD, Anxiety?

June 10, 2016

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, June 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Some workaholics may be prone to mental health disorders, compared to folks with greater work-life balance, new research suggests.
These disorders may include anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and depression, the study authors said.
The findings, based on a review of more […]

Women More Prone to Anxiety Than Men, Review Finds

June 6, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, June 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Struggling with anxiety? Then odds are you’re a woman and you live in either North America or Western Europe.
That’s the conclusion of a new British study that found that women are twice as likely to suffer from anxiety as men.
Moreover, people in North America and […]

Mindfulness Meditation Seems to Soothe Breast Cancer Survivors

June 2, 2016

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Mindfulness meditation seems to help breast cancer patients better manage symptoms of fatigue, anxiety and fear of recurrence, a new study suggests.
Previous research has found that mindfulness meditation can reduce stress and anxiety in the general population as well as in breast cancer survivors. But, […]

Music Soothes Nervous Eye Surgery Patients

May 27, 2016

FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Listening to relaxing music before eye surgery reduces patients’ anxiety and their need for sedation, a new French study suggests.
“Music listening may be considered as an inexpensive, noninvasive, non-pharmacological method to reduce anxiety for patients undergoing elective eye surgery under local anaesthesia,” said lead researcher Dr. Gilles Guerrier, […]

Antidepressants Not Just for Depression Any More

May 24, 2016

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Doctors prescribe antidepressants for a wide range of medical problems other than depression, apparently fueling the boom in sales of these medications, researchers report.
Depression accounts for only a little more than half the antidepressant prescriptions issued by Quebec physicians during the past decade, the Canadian […]

‘You’ve Got Cancer’ Can Take Devastating Mental Toll

April 28, 2016

THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A cancer diagnosis is dreaded by all, and a new study details the psychological damage it often leaves in its wake for patients.
The Swedish study found much higher rates of anxiety, depression and even drug and alcohol abuse for those who’ve been told “you have cancer,” compared […]

Study: Many Vets Struggle With Suicidal Thoughts, Need More Help From VA

April 12, 2016

TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Almost 14 percent of U.S. veterans surveyed during a two-year Veterans Affairs (VA) study reported having suicidal thoughts.
More than 2,000 veterans were surveyed in 2011 and again in 2013. Each time they were asked whether they’d had suicidal thoughts in the past two weeks.
Nearly 4 percent reported suicidal […]

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