Depression Linked to Death of Many Heart Failure Patients

May 23, 2015

SATURDAY, May 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Depression significantly increases the risk of death in heart failure patients, a new study finds.
Heart failure patients with moderate to severe depression had a five times higher risk of death than those with no or mild depression, researchers found.
“We know that depression is common in heart failure and […]


Depression May Intensify Anger in Veterans With PTSD: Study

May 22, 2015

FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Anger often escalates quickly in veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) when they’re depressed, a new study reveals.
“Our study findings should draw attention to anger as a major treatment need when military service members screen positive for PTSD or for depression, and especially when they screen positive […]


Vitamin D Levels Tied to Survival in Seriously Ill Cats

May 21, 2015

THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Sick cats appear to have a better chance of survival if they have higher levels of vitamin D, a new study reveals.
The findings suggest that cats could help scientists learn more about the link between vitamin D and people’s health, according to the researchers at the University of […]


Breath-Holding Games Are Killing Swimmers, CDC Warns

May 21, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — As more adults and kids head to swimming pools, lakes and the ocean this Memorial Day weekend, U.S. health officials are warning about accidental drownings from underwater breath-holding games and exercises.
Whether as horseplay or part of swim training, “dangerous underwater breath-holding behaviors” can lead to […]


Depression Tied to Some Risk of Parkinson’s Disease

May 20, 2015

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with a history of depression seem to have a higher risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, a large new study reports, adding to the growing body of research linking the two conditions.
The Swedish study found that people diagnosed with depression were more than three times […]


Why Starting Chemo Before Ovarian Cancer Surgery May Help Survival

May 20, 2015

Undergoing chemotherapy before surgery may help women battling advanced ovarian cancer, a new study finds.


Nearly 1 in 5 Female College Freshmen Sexually Assaulted: Study

May 20, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Almost one out of every five young women was raped or experienced attempted rape during her freshman year at a large private university in upstate New York, a new study reports.
Alcohol and/or drugs played a major role in sexual assaults, with as many as 15 […]


Antidepressants Ease Postpartum Depression, Study Finds

May 19, 2015

TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Antidepressants seem to help women deal with postpartum depression after childbirth, according to a new review.
“Our findings are important due to the limited research exploring the use of antidepressants to treat postnatal depression,” study first author Emma Molyneaux, of King’s College London in England, said in a college […]


Sleep Apnea May Boost Depression Risk in Men, Study Finds

May 18, 2015

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Men who have the sleep disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea appear to have a higher risk of depression, new research suggests.
Men with undiagnosed, severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) had more than double the risk of depression compared to those without sleep apnea, said study […]


Suicide Rate Up Among Young Black Children in U.S.

May 18, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Suicides among black American children have increased in recent years, while fewer white children are killing themselves, a new analysis finds.
The odds of any children in the age group 5 to 11 taking their own life remain small. But young black children are three times […]



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