Targeted Drugs Among Successes Against Cancer, Says New Report

September 16, 2014

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — About 14.5 million U.S. cancer survivors are alive today, compared to just 3 million in 1971, the American Association for Cancer Research reported Tuesday.
These individuals amount to 4 percent of the population and include nearly 380,000 survivors of childhood cancer, according to the association’s annual [...]

Blood Test Spots Adult Depression: Study

September 16, 2014

A new blood test is the first objective scientific way to diagnose major depression in adults, a new study claims.

The Parenting Trap: Coddling Anxious Kids

September 12, 2014

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Some parents may make things worse for their anxious kids by falling into what researchers call the “protection trap” — reassuring them, lavishing them with attention or making the threat go away, according to the results of a small study.
The finding indicates that [...]

Aggressive People May Process Violence’s Impact Differently

September 11, 2014

THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People’s response to violence in the media depends on how aggressive they are naturally, a new study contends.
“How an individual responds to their environment depends on the brain of the beholder,” lead investigator Nelly Alia-Klein, associate professor of neuroscience and psychiatry at the Friedman Brain Institute and Icahn [...]

Study Questions Link Between Antidepressants, Miscarriage

September 9, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Sept. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Some studies have found that women who use common antidepressants early in pregnancy face a raised risk of miscarriage, but new research suggests the link might be better explained by the depression, rather than the drugs that treat it.
Looking at records for more than 1.2 [...]

Sibling Bullies May Leave Lasting Effects

September 8, 2014

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — While a burly kid on the playground may be the stereotype of a childhood bully, a new study suggests some of the most damaging bullies are as close to home as you can get: They’re siblings who tease, make fun of and physically hurt their [...]

Serious Childhood Burns Tied to Long-Term Mental Health Risks

September 4, 2014

THURSDAY, Sept. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Adult survivors of childhood burns are at increased risk for depression and suicidal thoughts, a new Australian study finds.
“This research demonstrates that being hospitalized for a burn during childhood places that child in an increased risk group. They require further, long-term follow-up beyond the medical attention received for [...]

Women Who Choose Double Mastectomy Don’t Have Better Survival Odds

September 3, 2014

More U.S. women with early stage breast cancer are choosing to have both breasts removed as a precautionary step, although the double mastectomy provides no apparent survival advantage, researchers say.

Electrical Pulses to Scalp May Boost Memory: Study

August 28, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Scientists have found that sending electrical currents through the scalp to a specific network of brain structures can enhance people’s memories, for up to a day.
In a small study of healthy young adults, researchers used transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to fire up certain networks involved [...]

Study: Young Adults Who Had Depression Have ‘Hyper-Connected’ Brain Networks

August 27, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Young adults who struggled with depression in adolescence appear to have “hyper-connected” networks in their brain, researchers are reporting.
The findings might improve understanding of depression and could lead to new ways to predict, prevent and treat the illness, according to the University of Illinois at Chicago researchers.
The researchers [...]


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