Kidney Patients Living Longer on Dialysis, Study Shows

March 27, 2015

FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — New statistics suggest that kidney patients on dialysis are surviving longer.
“Declining mortality rates are the clearest evidence of improving outcomes in dialysis patients,” lead researcher Eric Weinhandl, principal investigator with the Peer Kidney Care Initiative in Minneapolis, said in a news release from the National Kidney Foundation.
“The transition […]

Smell Test Helps Spot Brain Trauma in Combat Zones, Study Says

March 26, 2015

THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Testing soldiers’ sense of smell can help diagnose those with traumatic brain injury, a new study shows.
The findings suggest that doctors in combat zones could use smell tests to help identify soldiers who require immediate brain scans, thereby improving frontline care of those with blast injuries, the researchers […]

Obesity, Smoking, Drinking, Depression: All Linked to Low Back Pain

March 25, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People suffering from lower back pain who smoke, drink, are depressed or are obese may be able to ease their agony by making some lifestyle changes, a new study suggests.
“If you have lower back pain that is not explained by a spinal problem but is […]

HIV Patients May Fare as Well as Others With Kidney Transplants

March 19, 2015

THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Kidney transplant patients with HIV have similar survival rates as those without HIV, a new study finds.
The study included 510 HIV-positive adults who had kidney transplants in the United States between 2002 and 2011. Overall, these patients had similar five- and 10-year survival rates as kidney transplant […]

Joblessness Triples Odds for Depression in Young Adults

March 19, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Unemployed young adults have three times the risk of depression compared to their employed peers, a new study finds.
“Unemployment and depression are significantly related among emerging adults,” said lead author Robin McGee, from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta.
What isn’t […]

Yoga May Help Ease Depression in Pregnant Women

March 19, 2015

THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests that yoga may help ease depression in pregnant women.
“This is really about trying to develop a wider range of options that suit women who are experiencing these kind of symptoms during pregnancy,” lead author Cynthia Battle, an associate professor of psychiatry and human behavior at […]

New Drug May Help Keep Hodgkin Lymphoma at Bay

March 18, 2015

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — An FDA-approved drug doubled the amount of time that patients with Hodgkins lymphoma survived without any progression in their disease, a new study shows.
All of the patients also received stem cell therapy along with the drug, called brentuximab vedotin.
While the results are encouraging, doctors may never know […]

Dad’s Depression Affects Toddler’s Behavior, Too

March 18, 2015

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Depression in fathers may be linked to anxiety and bad behavior in toddlers, a new study suggests.
“Fathers’ emotions affect their children,” study author Sheehan Fisher, an instructor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, said in a university news release.
Researchers […]

Could Loneliness Shorten a Life?

March 17, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Loneliness has long been associated with poor mental health, including depression. But a new study suggests social isolation may harm physical health, too, and even hasten death.
The findings are based on a review of data from dozens of studies involving more than 3 million people.
“People […]

Workplace Suicides on the Rise, Study Finds

March 17, 2015

TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Workplace suicides are on the rise in the United States, and people in protective services jobs — such as police and firefighters — are at the greatest risk, a new study found.
“Occupation can largely define a person’s identity, and psychological risk factors for suicide, such as depression and […]


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