Talk Therapy Linked To Lower Suicide Risk

November 24, 2014

MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Talk therapy significantly reduces suicide attempts and deaths among people who have previously attempted suicide, a new study finds.
The new research included more than 5,600 people in Denmark who underwent six to 10 talk therapy sessions after they attempted suicide. The study also included more than 17,000 people [...]

Eczema Cases Rising Among U.S. Children: Report

November 24, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A growing number of children are being diagnosed with the allergic skin condition eczema — but it can usually be eased with topical treatments, according to a new report.
Eczema is a chronic condition that usually starts in childhood, and causes patches of skin to become [...]

Some Newly Insured Under ‘Obamacare’ May Have Trouble Finding Doctors

November 24, 2014

By Karen PallaritoHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Millions of Americans bought health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act in the past year. Now, several shortcomings in the system have been discovered.
In some markets, doctors are reluctant to take on patients who bought health insurance plans through the state and federal [...]

Holidays Can Be Sensory Overload for Kids With Autism

November 23, 2014

SUNDAY, Nov. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The holidays can be a challenge for families of children with autism because sensory overload can trigger major meltdowns, an expert says.
“Holidays with family can be dicey under the best of circumstances, but when you have children with special needs, some care must be taken,” Varleisha Gibbs, an [...]

‘Tis the Season of Challenges for Those With Food Allergies

November 22, 2014

SATURDAY, Nov. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The wide variety and complexity of foods served at holiday gatherings can pose a threat for people with food allergies, an expert warns.
“Every person is different and there are so many types of food allergies that it can be really difficult to avoid all allergens over the holidays,” [...]

Close Friends May Be Key to Teens’ Drinking

November 21, 2014

FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Close friends have more influence on teens’ alcohol use than their general peer group does, a new study says.
“We’ve known for a long time that friends and peers have an influence on individual alcohol use, but there are no common studies that distinguished between the broader peer [...]

Restroom Hand Dryers Spread More Germs Than Paper Towels, Study Finds

November 21, 2014

FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Those air-blown hand dryers in public restrooms may spread far more germs than conventional paper towels, a new study suggests.
British researchers placed a harmless type of bacteria on the hands of volunteers in order to simulate poorly washed hands. They then had them use warm-air dryers, high-powered “jet-air” [...]

Tattoo-Removal Laser May Help Reduce Acne Scars

November 21, 2014

The same kind of laser that is used to remove tattoos may reduce scarring from acne, a small pilot study shows.

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.

How a Challenging Job Could Be Good for Your Brain

November 21, 2014

Jobs requiring intellectually challenging tasks may help preserve thinking skills and memory as workers age, a new study suggests.


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