‘Hidden’ Brain Damage Seen in Vets With Blast Injuries

January 23, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The brains of some veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who were injured by homemade bombs show an unusual pattern of damage, a small study finds.
Researchers speculate that the damage — what they call a “honeycomb” pattern of broken and swollen nerve fibers — might help […]


Stroke Survivors Who Live Alone Face Higher Risk of Early Death: Study

January 23, 2015

FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Stroke survivors — especially men — who live alone are at increased risk for premature death, a new study suggests.
Researchers followed nearly 1,100 ischemic stroke survivors in Sweden for 12 years. An ischemic stroke occurs when the brain’s blood flow is blocked.
During the follow-up period, 36 percent of […]


‘Hidden’ Brain Damage Seen in Vets With Blast Injuries: Study

January 22, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The brains of some veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who were injured by homemade bombs show an unusual pattern of damage, a small study finds.
Researchers speculate that the damage — what they call a “honeycomb” pattern of broken and swollen nerve fibers — might help […]


Walking Group a Step Toward Better Health, Researchers Say

January 19, 2015

MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Joining a walking group may be just what the doctor orders, because research suggests it is one of the best ways to improve your overall health.
It’s easy to stick with this type of exercise program, which offers a wide range of health benefits and has virtually no […]


Lupus Death Rates Vary by Race, Ethnicity, Study Finds

January 15, 2015

THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Asian and Hispanic lupus patients in the United States have lower death rates than whites, blacks or Native Americans with the disease, a new study reveals.
Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes joint and organ damage. Autoimmune disorders mean the body’s immune system attacks healthy body tissue by […]


Depression, Anxiety Can Precede Memory Loss in Alzheimer’s, Study Finds

January 14, 2015

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Depression, sleep problems and behavioral changes can show up before signs of memory loss in people who go on to develop Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests.
“I wouldn’t worry at this point if you’re feeling anxious, depressed or tired that you have underlying Alzheimer’s, because […]


Race, Ethnicity Affect Breast Cancer Survival, Study Shows

January 13, 2015

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Your chances of being diagnosed with early breast cancer, as well as surviving it, vary greatly depending on your race and ethnicity, a new study indicates.
“It had been assumed lately that we could explain the differences in outcome by access to care,” said lead […]


Vitamin D May Boost Colon Cancer Survival, Study Finds

January 12, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Higher vitamin D levels in patients with advanced colon cancer appear to improve response to chemotherapy and targeted anti-cancer drugs, researchers say.
“We found that patients who had vitamin D levels at the highest category had improved survival and improved progression-free survival, compared with patients in […]


Cancer Survivors May Struggle for Years With Mental, Physical Problems

January 12, 2015

MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many U.S. cancer survivors have unresolved physical and mental health issues long after being cured, a new study finds.
One expert wasn’t surprised. “Many oncologists intuit that their patients may have unmet needs, but believe that these will diminish with time — the current study challenges that notion,” said […]


Air Force Reservists Exposed to Agent Orange: Report

January 9, 2015

FRIDAY, Jan. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — U.S. Air Force reservists working in aircraft years after the planes had been used to spray the defoliant Agent Orange during the Vietnam War could have experienced “adverse health effects,” according to an Institute of Medicine report released Friday.
After being used to spray the herbicide during the war, […]



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