1 in 5 U.S. Adults Dealt With a Mental Illness in 2013

November 21, 2014

Nearly one in five American adults — 43.8 million people — had a diagnosable mental illness in 2013, federal officials reported Thursday.

Being the Boss Tied to Depression Risk for Women, But Not Men

November 21, 2014

FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Being the boss at work seems to raise the odds for symptoms of depression among women, but not men, a new study finds.
“Women with job authority — the ability to hire, fire, and influence pay — have significantly more symptoms of depression than women without this [...]

Type 1 Diabetes Lowered Survival in Study

November 19, 2014

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People with type 1 diabetes faced a much higher risk of dying over the course of a 14-year study than people without the disease, Swedish researchers report.
The good news was that the closer someone with type 1 diabetes got to their blood sugar [...]

Home Exercise Boosts Heart Patients’ Frame of Mind

November 19, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Exercising at home can reduce feelings of hopelessness in people with coronary heart disease, but in-hospital workouts don’t provide the same benefit, according to a new study.
Hopelessness in heart patients increases the risk of worsening heart disease and death, possibly because those feelings may keep folks from [...]

Many Teens Suffer ‘Cyber’ Dating Abuse, Study Suggests

November 17, 2014

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Many teens are abused online by the people they’re dating, a new study suggests.
This abuse can include being monitored, stalked, threatened and harassed through hurtful comments, the researchers said.
The findings were based on surveys of teens who visited northern California school health clinics, and don’t [...]

Head Trauma in Abused Babies, Toddlers Can Have Lifelong Impact

November 17, 2014

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Half of children who experience a severe abusive head trauma before the age of 5 will die before they turn 21, according to a new study.
In addition, among those who survive severe injuries, quality of life will be cut in half, the study found.
Abusive head [...]

CPR Phone Guidance Boosts Cardiac Arrest Survival, Study Says

November 15, 2014

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
SATURDAY, Nov. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Talking bystanders through CPR methods for a cardiac emergency during a 911 call can significantly boost survival rates, a new study suggests.
State researchers in Arizona examined the aggressive use of so-called pre-arrival telephone CPR guidelines — step-by-step dispatcher instructions on administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation before [...]

Are Women More Likely to Survive Cardiac Arrest?

November 15, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
SATURDAY, Nov. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Cardiac arrest is most often fatal, but research is conflicting on whether women have better survival odds than men.
In two studies scheduled to be presented Saturday at the American Heart Association’s annual meeting in Chicago, researchers reached differing conclusions.
One French study, of more than 400,000 [...]

Boston Marathon Bombing’s Legacy of Hearing Damage

November 14, 2014

FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Many people suffered long-term ear and hearing problems after the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, 2013, a new study finds.
The study included nearly 100 people who were treated for ear/hearing injuries after the two bomb blasts. All of them reported hearing loss or ringing in the ears [...]

Soldiers Hospitalized for Mental Illness Face Raised Suicide Risk, Study Shows

November 12, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — American soldiers hospitalized with mental health disorders have a significantly increased risk of suicide in the year after they leave the hospital, a new study finds.
The researchers also identified a number of common factors among the 5 percent of soldiers with the highest risk of suicide.
The suicide rate [...]


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