Fatty Foods, Drowsy Days

May 3, 2016

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Men who eat a lot of fatty foods may find themselves needing an afternoon nap, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that among almost 800 men aged 35 to 80, those with diets high in fat reported more problems with daytime sleepiness. The connection was not […]

Serious Insomnia? Study Finds Psychotherapy Can Help

May 3, 2016

People with long-term sleep troubles should turn to a form of psychotherapy to reboot normal sleeping patterns before trying sleeping pills.

Cutting Calories Improves Mood and Sex Life, Even If You’re Not Seriously Overweight

May 3, 2016

Dieting might help improve your health, mood, sex drive, and stress levels even if you’re not obese, a new clinical trial reports.

If You Crave This Type of Food, You Might Just Be Bored

May 2, 2016

If you find yourself reaching into a bag of chips and you know you’re not hungry, maybe you’re just bored instead.

Bullying Can Turn Victims Into Bullies

April 30, 2016

SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A combination of face-to-face taunting and cyberbullying may greatly increase the risk that victims will become bullies themselves, a new study suggests.
“Students who are victimized are more likely to exhibit aggressive behaviors towards others,” said study principal investigator Alexandra Hua, from Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York. […]

‘Wandering’ a Hazard for More Than a Third of Kids With Autism

April 30, 2016

SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Discovering that a child with autism has wandered away from the safety of home would be a terrifying moment for any parent.
Now, a new study reports that one-third of children on the autism spectrum engage in wandering behaviors.
“Wandering places children with autism spectrum disorders at risk of serious […]

Seniors’ Worsening Depression May Sometimes Predict Dementia

April 29, 2016

FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — In some cases, worsening symptoms of depression in seniors might point to early dementia, a new study suggests.
The Dutch study can’t prove cause-and-effect, and certainly not every depressed senior is headed for dementia. But experts said the findings are intriguing.
“More research is needed, but the study raises the […]

Many Manly Men Avoid Needed Health Care

April 28, 2016

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Macho men are less likely than women to visit a doctor, and more likely to request male physicians when they do make an appointment, researchers say.
But these “tough guys” tend to downplay their symptoms in front of male doctors because of a perceived need to […]

‘You’ve Got Cancer’ Can Take Devastating Mental Toll

April 28, 2016

THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A cancer diagnosis is dreaded by all, and a new study details the psychological damage it often leaves in its wake for patients.
The Swedish study found much higher rates of anxiety, depression and even drug and alcohol abuse for those who’ve been told “you have cancer,” compared […]

Mindfulness Therapy May Help Ease Recurrent Depression

April 27, 2016

WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Mindfulness therapy may help reduce the risk of repeated bouts of depression, researchers report.
One expert not connected to the study explained the mindfulness approach.
“Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy enhances awareness of thoughts and emotions being experienced, and enables development of skills to better cope with them,” said Dr. Ami Baxi, […]


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