Mentally Ill Inmates Prone to Violence After Release: Study

September 3, 2015

THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Prisoners with mental and substance-use disorders are more likely to commit violent crimes after their release than other inmates, a new study reveals.
One in seven prisoners has a psychotic illness or major depression, and around one in five enters prison with clinically significant substance-use disorders, the researchers said.
“As […]


Research Spots Link Between Agent Orange, Blood Cancer in Vietnam Vets

September 3, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange have a more than doubled risk of developing abnormal blood cells that can become cancerous, a new study suggests.
The researchers found that U.S. Air Force vets who conducted aerial herbicide spray missions of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War […]


Immune Cell Therapy Shows Promise Against Deadly Blood Cancer

September 2, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — An experimental therapy for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) that uses a patient’s own immune cells may cure some patients and prolong survival in others with the blood cancer, researchers report.
The process of creating the therapy, called CTL019, begins with a patient’s own T cells, […]


Many Say Mental Health Care Is Vital, But Often Tough to Get

September 1, 2015

TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Although most Americans think mental health care is important, they often believe it’s expensive and hard to get, a new survey shows.
In questioning more than 2,000 adults, nearly 90 percent said they place equal value on mental and physical health. But one-third said mental health care is inaccessible. […]


‘Goth’ Teens Really Are More Likely to Be Depressed

August 28, 2015

The dark look associated with Goths may not be all show: Teens in this subculture appear more prone to depression and self-harm than their peers, researchers report.


Women Soldiers No More Likely to Develop PTSD, Study Finds

August 28, 2015

FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women in the U.S. military are no more likely than men to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a government study shows.
“This is the first study to prospectively investigate the development of PTSD in male and female service members who were matched on multiple important characteristics that could explain […]


Men Who Feel Less Masculine May Be More Violent, Study Finds

August 25, 2015

TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Men who feel they don’t meet traditional masculine ideals may be more prone to violence and risky behaviors, a new study suggests.
According to the researchers, the findings “suggest that efforts to reduce men’s risk of behavior likely to result in injury should, in part, focus on the means […]


Blood Pressure Drugs Linked to Longer Ovarian Cancer Survival

August 24, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Ovarian cancer patients who use certain blood pressure drugs often live longer than other women with the disease, researchers report in a finding that hints at a potential new treatment for the deadly cancer.
The study, of over 1,400 women with ovarian cancer, found that those […]


One-Third of Mass Shootings Worldwide Occur in U.S.

August 23, 2015

SUNDAY, Aug. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The United States comprises only 5 percent of the global population, but it accounts for 31 percent of public mass shooters worldwide, a new study shows.
The analysis of data, from hundreds of countries between 1966 and 2012, also shows a link between a nation’s gun ownership levels […]


The Strange Link Between Psoriasis and Depression

August 21, 2015

People with psoriasis may be twice as likely to experience depression as those without the common skin condition, regardless of its severity, a new study suggests.



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