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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 […]

Feel Younger Than Your Age? It May Help You Live Longer

December 16, 2014

Folks who feel “young at heart” may be more likely to live to a ripe old age, a new British study suggests.

Breast Cancer Screening Less Likely Among Mentally Ill: Study

December 4, 2014

THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women with a mental illness appear to be less likely to be screened for breast cancer, a new study suggests.
“In this study we found that mental ill health was linked with 45,000 missed screens, which potentially could account for 90 avoidable deaths [a year] in the United Kingdom […]

Teens Given Anxiety, Sleep Meds May Be at Risk for Drug Abuse

November 25, 2014

TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Teens prescribed anti-anxiety or sleep medications are much more likely to abuse those drugs than other teens, a new study warns.
The findings show the need to conduct substance abuse assessments on teenagers before prescribing these drugs to them, the researchers said.
“Prescribers and parents don’t realize the abuse potential,” […]

Early Puberty Linked to Increased Risk of Depression in Teens

November 25, 2014

TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Youngsters who enter puberty early are at increased risk for depression, a new study suggests.
Early puberty was linked with a number of factors associated with depression, such as poor self-image and high anxiety levels, according to the researchers. Early puberty was also linked to social problems, such as […]

Schools Key to Reaching Kids With Mental Health Needs, Experts Say

October 8, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Schools can play a crucial role in helping the 10 percent to 20 percent of children worldwide who would benefit from some form of mental health treatment, experts say.
About 75 percent of adults who use mental health services had a diagnosable disorder before age 18, according to a […]

Cancer Diagnosis Can Take Toll on Mental Health, Study Finds

October 6, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) — One out of three people diagnosed with cancer also wind up struggling with a mental health disorder such as anxiety or depression, a new study from Germany reports.
Many people seem to cope with the natural stress of a cancer diagnosis, but for about 32 percent […]


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