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Study Outlines Emotional Impact of Domestic Violence on Kids

April 11, 2014

FRIDAY, April 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Domestic violence witnessed by American children often goes unreported or unpunished, but causes fear and anxiety among the youngsters, a new study finds.
The research, published in April 7 in the journal Psychology of Violence, included 517 children, of whom 75 percent witnessed domestic violence, 21 percent heard it [...]

Civilians in War Zones Also Suffer Mental Health Problems: Study

April 10, 2014

THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Mental health problems are common among civilians who work for the U.S. military in war zones, a new study finds.
There are a large number of civilians who provide support services in war zones. For example, the U.S. Army had more than 6,000 civilian workers in Iraq and [...]

The “White Coat Effect” is Real: Doctors Really DO Raise Your Blood Pressure

March 26, 2014

Patients’ blood pressure readings are notably higher when they’re taken by a doctor than by a nurse, a new study finds.

Video Glasses May Ease the Anxiety of Minor Surgery

March 25, 2014

TUESDAY, March 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Wearing special video glasses while undergoing certain types of outpatient procedures may help reduce patients’ anxiety, a new study suggests.
“Whether they were watching a children’s movie or a nature show, patients wearing video glasses were successful at tuning out their surroundings,” said lead author Dr. David Waldman, chair [...]

For Happy Marriage, His Personality May Be Key

March 21, 2014

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Long-term unions tend to stay happy if the husband has an agreeable personality and is in good health, according to a new study.
Whether a wife is agreeable and in good health, however, doesn’t play as big a role in predicting marital harmony, the researchers found.
“It’s [...]

ICU Patients May Face Mental Health Issues After Discharge

March 18, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, March 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Critically ill people who survive a stay in the intensive care unit face a heightened risk of mental health problems in the months after hospital discharge, a large new study suggests.
The study of more than 24,000 Danish ICU patients found that after discharge, people had [...]

Meditation May Help Teens Cope With Cancer

March 14, 2014

FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Meditation could help improve mood, sleep and quality of life in teens with cancer, according to a small new study.
Canadian researchers assigned eight teens with cancer to eight sessions of mindfulness-based meditation. Another five teenage cancer patients were assigned to a “control group” that was put on a [...]

Stigma of Mental Illness Remains Barrier to Treatment

February 26, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The stigma often associated with mental illness prevents many people from getting the care they need, new research shows.
Although one in four people has some form of mental health disorder, the study found that in Europe and the United States, up to 75 percent of those affected do [...]

Stroke’s Aftermath May Be Tougher on Women

February 17, 2014

MONDAY, Feb. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women who survive a stroke tend to have a poorer quality of life than male stroke survivors do, a new study suggests.
“As more people survive strokes, physicians and other health care providers should pay attention to quality-of-life issues and work to develop better interventions, even gender-specific screening tools, [...]

Restless Sleep Linked to Widespread Pain in Older Adults

February 13, 2014

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Waking up and not feeling rested isn’t just annoying. Researchers say that “non-restorative sleep” is the biggest risk factor for the development of widespread pain in older adults.
Widespread pain that affects different parts of the body — the main characteristic of fibromyalgia — affects 15 percent of women [...]


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