Ebola Survivors Face Critical Problems

December 16, 2014

TUESDAY, Dec. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Many Ebola survivors in West Africa face major challenges and need support to help them cope, two new studies report.
There are now thousands of Ebola survivors, according to the new research. These survivors have to deal with stigma, income loss, long-term concerns about their mental and physical health, […]


Low-Fat Diet May Boost Survival for Some Breast Cancer Patients

December 12, 2014

Eating a low-fat diet may reduce the risk of early death in some women with breast cancer, according to new research.


Obesity Can Shave Up to 8 Years Off Your Life, Study Says

December 5, 2014

The heart disease and diabetes that often accompany obesity may rob people of almost a decade of life and close to two decades of a healthy life, Canadian researchers report.


Summer Jobs Help Keep Kids Out of Trouble, Study Suggests

December 5, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Dec. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Teens who get a summer job are much less likely to commit violent crime, a new study has found.
What’s more, the teens are also more apt to stay out of trouble many months after the work season has ended, according to the researchers.
Researchers found that […]


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 […]


Women Ages 40 to 59 Have Highest Rates of Depression, CDC Says

December 3, 2014

Almost 8 percent of Americans aged 12 and older were moderately to severely depressed during 2009 to 2012, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday.


How to Help Someone Grieving in the Holiday Season

November 28, 2014

FRIDAY, Nov. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Holiday joy can be lost on someone grieving the death of a loved one. But supportive family and friends can help the bereaved cope with this difficult period, experts say.
“One of the best ways to help those who are grieving during the holidays is to let them know […]


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 […]


More Advanced Emergency Care May Be Worse for Cardiac Arrest Victims: Study

November 24, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Advanced life support given by paramedics to cardiac arrest victims may cost lives rather than save them, researchers report.
The best treatment might just be good CPR given by paramedics or emergency medical technicians and getting the patient to the hospital as fast as possible, the […]


1 in 5 U.S. Adults Dealt With a Mental Illness in 2013

November 21, 2014

Nearly one in five American adults — 43.8 million people — had a diagnosable mental illness in 2013, federal officials reported Thursday.



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