Excess Weight Helps Women With Heart Failure, Hurts Men: Study

October 7, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Overweight and mildly obese women with heart failure may live significantly longer than similarly heavy men with the progressive disease, a new study suggests.
These heavier women may also outlive normal-weight females with heart failure by as much as 16 percent, said lead researcher Dr. […]

PTSD Can Affect Female Vietnam War Vets, Too: Study

October 7, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women who served in Vietnam may be at far greater risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than female military service members who were stationed in the United States during that war, a new study finds.
“Because current PTSD is still present in many of these women decades after their […]

Suicide Risk May Rise for Some After Weight-Loss Surgery

October 7, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Troubled people who have weight-loss surgery are more likely to attempt suicide following the procedure, a new study suggests.
These patients were about 50 percent more likely to try to take their own lives after they lost a lot of weight, while more than nine of […]

Early Detection Still Key to Breast Cancer Survival: Study

October 6, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Even with recent strides in breast cancer treatment, a woman’s chances of surviving the disease still partly depend on early detection, a new study says.
The study of nearly 174,000 Dutch breast cancer patients found that survival rates improved between 1999 and 2012 — and that […]

You Need Face-to-Face Contact for Your Mental Health

October 6, 2015

While your days may be filled with electronic communications, a new study suggests that face-to-face contact may have more power to keep depression at bay, at least if you are older.

This Skin Condition Is Often Linked to Depression

October 1, 2015

Regardless of severity, patients with the often disfiguring skin condition psoriasis face an elevated risk for depression, new research suggests.

Depression Adds to Burden of Alzheimer’s Caregivers, Study Finds

October 1, 2015

THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Depression increases the mental strain on people caring for loved ones recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, a new study finds.
The study included spouses and other family caregivers of 236 people in Finland who were diagnosed with very mild or mild Alzheimer’s disease. The caregivers were followed for three […]

This Could Be Why Depression Meds Works Better for Some Than Others

September 30, 2015

People with depression who show improvement when taking fake drugs get the greatest benefit from real medications, a new study finds.

U.S. Combat Deaths Declined Under ‘Golden Hour Policy’: Study

September 30, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Faster helicopter transport times helped reduce deaths among U.S. soldiers who suffered serious combat injuries in Afghanistan, researchers say.
In 2009, the Pentagon introduced what’s known as the Golden Hour Policy, directing that soldiers with critical injuries be transported by helicopter from the battlefield to a treatment center within […]

New Drug May Give Small Survival Boost to Some With Advanced Lung Cancer

September 28, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
SUNDAY, Sept. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new study finds that the cancer drug nivolumab (Opdivo) extends the lives of some patients with advanced lung cancer for several months.
In a head-to-head comparison, patients treated with nivolumab lived an average of 12.2 months, while patients treated with the chemotherapy drug docetaxel […]


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