Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy Tied to Autism Risk in Boys

April 14, 2014

Boys with autism were three times more likely to have been exposed to antidepressants known as SSRIs in the womb than typically developing children, according to new research.

Young Dads Are at Risk of Postpartum Depression, Study Says

April 14, 2014

Young fathers may be at increased risk of depression symptoms after their baby arrives, all the way through to the child’s kindergarten, a new study suggests.

Civilians in War Zones Also Suffer Mental Health Problems: Study

April 10, 2014

THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Mental health problems are common among civilians who work for the U.S. military in war zones, a new study finds.
There are a large number of civilians who provide support services in war zones. For example, the U.S. Army had more than 6,000 civilian workers in Iraq and [...]

Obesity May Shorten Colon Cancer Survival

April 9, 2014

WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Colon cancer patients who were obese before their diagnosis may have an increased risk of dying from their cancer and other causes, a new study finds.
“Our data provide further evidence that maintaining a healthy body weight throughout life is very important,” said study author Peter Campbell, director of [...]

Chemo Might Give Certain Lung Cancer Patients an Edge

April 8, 2014

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Cancer specialists have been unsure about how best to treat certain patients with an advanced form of lung cancer.
Now, a new analysis of existing research finds that traditional chemotherapy outperforms newer, targeted treatments in delaying the time until the cancer worsens for these patients. However, [...]

ICU-Related Depression Often Overlooked, Study Finds

April 8, 2014

TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — One-third of patients admitted to an intensive care unit develop depression that causes physical symptoms rather than the typical psychological signs, a new study finds.
As a result, their condition may go undiagnosed and they may not get needed help, the research suggested.
“It’s a significant public health issue. We [...]

The Surprising Link Between Depression and Heart Failure

April 7, 2014

Depression may increase the risk of heart failure, a new study suggests.

Your Dog Truly Loves Your Scent

April 5, 2014

SATURDAY, April 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Your scent may affect your dog’s brain in the same way a fragrance used by a loved one triggers a reaction in you, according to a new study.
Learning more about how dogs’ brains work could improve selection and training of service dogs, the researchers said.
They conducted brain scans [...]

Men Have More Trouble Facing Sex Harassment in Military Than Women: Survey

April 4, 2014

FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Although sexual harassment is damaging for both men and women in the military, new research finds that military men have more trouble coping with it.
Men who experience threatening sexual harassment might become more distressed and have more problems with work performance than women subjected to similar treatment, according [...]

Jury Still Out on Benefits of Vitamin D

April 1, 2014

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, April 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Two new reports that analyzed research on vitamin D supplements found there’s no reason to get excited yet about any possible health benefits.
One review, from international researchers, found hardly any benefit. The other analysis suggested it may have what a specialist called a “huge” effect [...]


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