Many U.S. Male Soldiers Had Troubled Childhoods, Study Finds

July 23, 2014

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — U.S. servicemen are more likely to have been exposed to some form of childhood trauma than their civilian counterparts, a large, new survey suggests.
The finding seems to apply solely to military men, not women.
The research team suggested that the finding could be a cause for [...]

Blood Test Might Help Predict Survival With Lou Gehrig’s Disease

July 22, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Simple blood tests may one day help predict survival and the course of the disease in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig’s disease, Italian researchers report.
The components in the blood that might yield clues to how fast ALS is progressing are [...]

Soldiers’ Use of Mental Health Services Up, Stigma Down, Study Finds

July 18, 2014

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, July 18 (HealthDay News) — As war raged in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. soldiers almost doubled their use of mental health services — and they felt more comfortable seeking such treatment, according to new research.
Even so, about two-thirds of soldiers with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and major depression didn’t [...]

Those With HIV Living Longer, International Study Finds

July 17, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Overall death rates for HIV-positive adults living in Australia, Europe and the United States have been cut 28 percent since 1999, according to new international research.
Deaths from AIDS-related causes dropped more than one-third among the HIV-positive adults in the study. Cardiovascular disease deaths declined by [...]

With ERs, the Busier, the Better, Study Finds

July 17, 2014

THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Surviving a life-threatening illness or injury may be more likely if you’re treated at a busy emergency department instead of one that handles fewer patients, a new study finds.
Researchers analyzed data on 17.5 million emergency patients treated at nearly 3,000 hospitals across the United States. The overall [...]

Is Obesity an Advantage After Heart Procedures?

July 16, 2014

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — While a host of cardiovascular ailments are associated with excess pounds, new research supports a puzzling “obesity paradox.” It found that overweight heart patients experience fewer heart attacks and higher survival rates after cardiac procedures than their slimmer peers.
Scientists reviewing 36 prior studies found that [...]

Stroke Rates Declining Among Seniors, Study Shows

July 15, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Seniors in America are suffering fewer strokes, regardless of their race or sex, a new long-term study reveals.
“We found that stroke incidence [among those 65 and older] has been declining for the last 20 years,” said senior study author Dr. Josef Coresh, a professor of [...]

Depression May Make It Harder to Beat Prostate Cancer

July 11, 2014

FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Prostate cancer patients are more likely to be diagnosed with aggressive disease, receive less effective treatment and die sooner if they also have depression, a new study suggests.
Researchers analyzed data from more than 41,200 American men who were diagnosed with localized prostate cancer between 2004 and 2007. They [...]

Stress, Depression May Boost Stroke Risk, Study Finds

July 10, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Stress, hostility and depression may increase the risk for stroke, a new study suggests.
The study found that depression seemed to raise the risk of a stroke or a transient ischemic attack (TIA) by 86 percent. It also found that stress apparently raised stroke or [...]

Some Teens May Face Emotional Problems After Concussion

July 10, 2014

THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Teens who are sensitive to light or noise after a concussion are more likely to develop emotional symptoms such as anxiety and depression, a new study says.
“Identifying factors such as these that may exacerbate issues teens experience after concussion may help in planning for the appropriate treatment and [...]


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