Some Brain Cancer Patients Have Radiation Options: Study

July 26, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — For some brain cancer patients, pinpoint radiation of tumors, known as stereotactic radiosurgery, appears to do less damage to mental abilities than whole brain radiation, a new study finds.
Neither technique cures cancer that has spread to the brain, but both temporarily stop tumors from […]

It Takes an Average of 6 Years to Get a Bipolar Diagnosis

July 25, 2016

People with bipolar disorder may face a long wait from when their symptoms start to the time they get a proper diagnosis.

Could New ‘Talk Therapy’ Cut Cost of Treating Depression?

July 22, 2016

FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A simpler and less expensive form of talk therapy is as effective as the gold-standard treatment — cognitive behavioral therapy — for treating depression in adults, a new study suggests.
The researchers found that so-called behavioral activation therapy treats depression just as well as cognitive behavioral […]

Omega-3s in Fish Linked to Better Odds of Survival for Colon Cancer Patients

July 22, 2016

Colon cancer patients who take in higher amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, mainly from oily fish, may have better odds of survival, a new study finds.

Sleep Disorders 6 Times Higher Among Veterans

July 20, 2016

WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Sleep disorders are six times more likely among American military veterans than in the general population, a new study finds.
And veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) seem to have the highest rates, the researchers said.
The research involved more than 9.7 million veterans treated by the Veterans Health […]

Study: VA Hospitals Compare Favorably to Non-VA Centers

July 20, 2016

WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The quality and safety of health care at U.S. Veterans Affairs facilities is comparable to that in non-VA centers, according to researchers.
Ongoing concerns about the quality of care provided in VA facilities led the investigators to review 69 studies conducted in the past 10 years.
“The results show that, […]

Limit Kids’ Exposure to Media Violence, Pediatricians Say

July 18, 2016

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Media violence has become a routine part of the daily lives of American children, and parents, lawmakers and the media should take steps to change that, a leading pediatricians’ group recommends.
The new policy statement, from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), calls on pediatricians to […]

Making Sense of Senseless Violence

July 15, 2016

By Margaret Farley SteeleHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, July 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Shockwaves are reverberating around the world yet again as a scene of once-unimaginable terror played out Thursday night in the midst of a national celebration in Nice, France.
This time, a large truck mowed down hundreds of revelers following a fireworks demonstration on Bastille […]

Can Trauma Trigger Violent Crime in Mentally Ill?

July 13, 2016

By Karen PallaritoHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) — People with serious mental illness who are victims of violence or exposed to stressful events are more likely to engage in a violent crime in the week following the trauma, a new study contends.
Stressful experiences also affect people without psychiatric disorders, but not to the […]

Are Blood Transfusions From Younger or Female Donors Riskier?

July 11, 2016

MONDAY, July 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Red blood cell transfusions from young or female donors may lead to lower survival rates for recipients, according to a new Canadian study.
“These results are intriguing and suggest that if you require a transfusion, your clinical outcome may be affected by the blood donor’s age and sex,” said […]

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