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More Americans Survive Childhood Cancers, But Health Problems Persist

April 1, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — More Americans are surviving childhood cancers than ever before, but many suffer lingering health problems as adults, a new study finds.
About 70 percent of adults who survived cancer in childhood have a mild or moderate chronic condition. And nearly one-third have a severe, disabling […]

Could Smoggy Air Raise Your Anxiety Levels?

March 25, 2015

Air pollution may take a toll not only on physical health, but mental well-being as well, two new studies suggest.

Heart Valve Repair Surgery May Ease Mental Health Symptoms, Too

March 2, 2015

MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with a serious heart valve defect have less depression and anxiety after they undergo surgery to repair the problem, a new study finds.
The research included people with severe mitral regurgitation, which occurs when the heart’s mitral valve doesn’t close tightly and blood flows backward into the heart. […]

After Blowing Their Stack, a Heart Attack

February 24, 2015

TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Intense anger or anxiety greatly increases the risk of heart attack, a new study warns.
“While the absolute risk of any one anger episode triggering a heart attack is low, our data demonstrates that the danger is real and still there,” said Dr. Thomas Buckley, a senior lecturer and […]

Mental Health Disorders May Shorten Life Span: Study

February 11, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with mental health conditions such as depression, chronic anxiety and schizophrenia tend to die at younger ages than their peers without psychiatric disorders, a new research review says.
In fact, the researchers estimated that mental health disorders typically rob people of nearly a decade of […]

Stigma Keeps Employees From Admitting to a Mental Illness: Study

February 6, 2015

FRIDAY, Feb. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many workers say they wouldn’t tell their manager if they had a mental health problem, a Canadian survey finds.
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health poll of more than 2,200 working adults in the province of Ontario found that 38 percent would not disclose a mental illness to […]

Depression, Anxiety Can Precede Memory Loss in Alzheimer’s, Study Finds

January 14, 2015

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Depression, sleep problems and behavioral changes can show up before signs of memory loss in people who go on to develop Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests.
“I wouldn’t worry at this point if you’re feeling anxious, depressed or tired that you have underlying Alzheimer’s, because […]

Cancer Survivors May Struggle for Years With Mental, Physical Problems

January 12, 2015

MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many U.S. cancer survivors have unresolved physical and mental health issues long after being cured, a new study finds.
One expert wasn’t surprised. “Many oncologists intuit that their patients may have unmet needs, but believe that these will diminish with time — the current study challenges that notion,” said […]

Terrorism Fears May Shorten Your Life, Study Finds

December 23, 2014

TUESDAY, Dec. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Long-term fear of terrorists may damage your heart and increase your risk for an early death, a new study from Israel suggests.
Conducted by researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the study involved 17,300 Israelis. In Israel, the threat of war and terrorism has been a part of […]

Holiday Trimmings Can Trigger Allergies

December 20, 2014

SATURDAY, Dec. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The holidays can be anything but joyous for people with allergies when they contend with fresh trees, scented candles and other allergy triggers.
“The dust from the boxes and on the decorations that have been packed away in dank basements or dusty attics is triggering reactions in my allergy […]



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