1 in 5 U.S. Teen Girls Physically or Sexually Abused While Dating

March 2, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many American teens — both boys and girls — fall prey to physical and sexual abuse while dating, a new survey finds.
Among teens who said they dated, one in five girls and one in 10 boys said they’d been abused at least once during the […]

Heart Valve Repair Surgery May Ease Mental Health Symptoms, Too

March 2, 2015

MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with a serious heart valve defect have less depression and anxiety after they undergo surgery to repair the problem, a new study finds.
The research included people with severe mitral regurgitation, which occurs when the heart’s mitral valve doesn’t close tightly and blood flows backward into the heart. […]

Early Hospital Release May Hurt Broken-Hip Patients

February 25, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Older patients with a broken hip are more likely to die after the fracture if they’re discharged from the hospital early, a new study indicates.
“Our results suggest that the continuous efforts to decrease length of stay after major surgery is associated with higher mortality after hospital discharge,” Peter […]

Risk of Violent Crime Rises With Depression, Study Finds

February 25, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with depression might be more likely to commit a violent crime than those without depression, a new study suggests.
Researchers analyzed data from more than 47,000 people in Sweden who were diagnosed with depression and followed for an average of three years. They were compared to more than […]

Leading Medical Groups Call for Measures to Reduce Gun Injuries, Deaths

February 23, 2015

MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Urgent action is needed to reduce gun injuries and deaths in the United States, say several leading medical groups that offer a number of recommendations to achieve that goal.
“Along with our colleagues in law and public health, those of us who represent the nation’s physicians realize that […]

Troops in Middle East May Be at Risk for Lung Problems

February 21, 2015

SATURDAY, Feb. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — U.S. soldiers serving in the Middle East and Afghanistan may be at risk for lung damage from exposure to dust there, a new study suggests.
Researchers analyzed the composition, mineral content, and bacteria, fungi and virus levels in dust samples collected from Iraq and Afghanistan, and they measured the […]

Narcotic Painkiller Use Tied to Higher Risk for Depression

February 20, 2015

FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — High doses of powerful narcotic painkillers appear to be linked to a higher risk of depression in patients, new research finds.
The study focuses on a class of prescription narcotic painkillers called opioids, which include drugs such as Oxycontin and Vicodin. While most people use the medicines to ease […]

More Americans Surviving Cancer Today Than 20 Years Ago

February 19, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Survival rates are improving for many people with cancers of the breast, prostate, lung, liver and colon or rectum, especially for those diagnosed at younger ages, a new study reports.
Cancer is still a leading cause of death in the United States, but advances in radiation, […]

Talk Therapy May Cut Suicide Rate Among U.S. Soldiers: Study

February 18, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Short-term cognitive behavioral therapy can lead to fewer suicide attempts among at-risk U.S. soldiers, a new study suggests.
Cognitive behavioral therapy is a type of talk therapy designed to stop ineffective and damaging patterns of thinking.
Mental illness diagnoses among active-duty U.S. military personnel rose by more than 60 percent […]

How to Survive Valentine’s Day Without Romance

February 13, 2015

FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Valentine’s Day can be difficult for some people, but it’s important to keep things in perspective, an expert says.
People who don’t have a spouse or romantic partner may feel lonely, sad or left out while those around them plan special events and gifts, said Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein, president […]



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