Childhood Abuse, Neglect Linked to High Blood Pressure in Adulthood

April 24, 2015

FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children who suffer abuse or neglect are at increased risk for high blood pressure when they’re adults, new research suggests.
The study included nearly 400 white and black students in the Richmond County public school system in Georgia whose blood pressure was measured an average of 13 times over […]

Mindfulness-Based Therapy May Be as Good as Meds for Depression

April 22, 2015

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy might offer an alternative for people with depression who don’t want to take antidepressants long-term, British researchers say.

Depression Tied to Worse Outcomes for Black Patients With Heart Failure

April 22, 2015

WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Depression seems to increase the risk of hospitalization and death in black heart failure patients, a new study finds.
Researchers assessed depression symptoms — such as difficulty with concentration, a lack of energy and feelings of hopelessness or helplessness — in nearly 750 black patients with heart failure. About […]

Income May Affect Survival After Lung Cancer Surgery

April 20, 2015

MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Lung cancer patients with less income and education are more likely to die within 30 days of cancer surgery than those with more education and money, a new study finds.
The type of hospital where the surgery occurs also matters, said researchers who examined results of more than 215,000 […]

More Evidence of Long-Term Illness in 9/11 Responders

April 16, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Emergency Medical Services (EMS) workers who came to the rescue at the World Trade Center in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, have some of the same chronic health problems that their colleagues in the police and fire departments do, a new study finds.
When […]

Combat Deployment Just One Factor That May Cause Smoking

April 16, 2015

THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Combat experience is one of the factors that increases the risk that U.S. soldiers will start smoking, a new study suggests.
Researchers analyzed data from a long-term study to assess the long-term health effects of service in the U.S. military. The study began in 2001 and will continue until […]

Walking Boosts Outcomes for Prostate Cancer Survivors

April 16, 2015

THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Quality of life can deteriorate for men due to the effects of prostate cancer and its treatment. But a new study shows that engaging in a regular walking regimen can improve well-being.
The finding didn’t come as a surprise to one expert.
“I am a big believer in […]

Depression Plus Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk

April 15, 2015

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Depression and diabetes are each hard on the brain, and having both conditions may significantly raise the risk of dementia, according to new research.
“What this argues for is, we need to do a better job of both identifying diabetes and depression and then really treating […]

The Surprising Link Between Nightmares and Depression

April 14, 2015

Depression, insomnia and exhaustion may be major risk factors for frequent nightmares, new research suggests.

Know the Signs of Child Abuse

April 13, 2015

MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds in the United States, and more than 1,600 children die each year from abuse or neglect, an expert says.
Child abuse survivors can suffer long-term physical, emotional and psychological problems, said Dr. Mary Jones, a child advocacy physician with […]


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