Racial Disparity in Kidney Transplant Outcomes Narrows: Study

February 4, 2016

THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Racial disparities in kidney transplant outcomes are shrinking, new research indicates.
Previous studies had shown that black patients who received kidney transplants had worse outcomes compared with white patients. But a new analysis of roughly 200,000 kidney transplants revealed that the success of surgeries involving black people improved between […]


Depression May Boost Seniors’ Risk for Heart Disease, Stroke

February 4, 2016

THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Depression increases the risk of heart disease and stroke in older adults, a new study indicates.
The researchers looked at more than 7,300 seniors in France with no history of heart disease, stroke or dementia at the start of the study period. Participants were assessed again two, four and […]


Majority of Americans and Canadians Expects Cancer Cure in Their Lifetime

February 4, 2016

THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A majority of American and Canadian adults believe a cure for cancer will be found in their lifetime, and that a cancer diagnosis is not a death sentence, according to a new Harris Poll.
Nearly three out of five Americans and Canadians expect a cure for cancer in their […]


Parent’s Depression May Harm Child’s Grades, Study Finds

February 3, 2016

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A child’s grades in school might suffer if a parent is suffering from depression, according to a new study.
Researchers found that Swedish teens received lower grades during their final year in school if either of their parents had previously been diagnosed with depression.
The difference in […]


When Seniors Stop Driving, Poorer Health May Be a Passenger

February 3, 2016

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Older adults who give up driving may see their mental and physical well-being decline, a new research review finds.
The review of 16 published studies found that seniors tended to show poorer health after they stopped driving — particularly in terms of depression.
Researchers said it’s not […]


U.S. Gun-Related Murder Rate 25 Times Higher Than Other Nations

February 2, 2016

TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Americans are 10 times more likely to be killed by guns than people in other developed countries, a new study finds.
Compared to 22 other high-income nations, the United States’ gun-related murder rate is 25 times higher. And, even though the United States’ suicide rate is similar to other […]


Study: Causes of Gulf War Illness Pinpointed

February 1, 2016

MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Exposure to pesticides and other toxins appears to be the cause of Gulf War illness in U.S. veterans, a new analysis states.
The Boston University researchers reviewed studies on Gulf War illness, and said their findings “clearly and consistently” show a link between the disorder and exposure to pesticides […]


Many Depressed Teens Don’t Get Follow-Up Care

February 1, 2016

MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Depression can strike during the teen years, but too many U.S. teenagers with the illness are not getting proper follow-up care, a new study finds.
“These results raise concerns about the quality of care for adolescent depression,” concluded a team led by Briannon O’Connor, who conducted the study while […]


Combative Patients a Hazard for Paramedics

January 31, 2016

SUNDAY, Jan. 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Paramedics are much more likely to be assaulted on the job than firefighters, a new study indicates.
“First responders are an interesting group. They go in because they want to help, and when they go in they encounter these situations they never got training for,” lead investigator Jennifer Taylor, […]


Combative Patients a Hazard for Paramedics

January 31, 2016

SUNDAY, Jan. 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Paramedics are much more likely to be assaulted on the job than firefighters, a new study indicates.
“First responders are an interesting group. They go in because they want to help, and when they go in they encounter these situations they never got training for,” lead investigator Jennifer Taylor, […]



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