Talk Therapy Linked To Lower Suicide Risk

November 24, 2014

Talk therapy significantly reduces suicide attempts and deaths among people who have previously attempted suicide, a new study finds.


Rx for Better Health Care: Kindness and Compassion

November 24, 2014

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Want to give health care a boost? Try a little kindness, experts say.
Various studies suggest that when health care workers approach patients with compassion, patients often heal faster, have less pain and anxiety, and even bounce back faster from common colds.
“When health care is delivered [...]


‘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,” [...]


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.


Being the Boss Tied to Depression Risk for Women, But Not Men

November 21, 2014

FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Being the boss at work seems to raise the odds for symptoms of depression among women, but not men, a new study finds.
“Women with job authority — the ability to hire, fire, and influence pay — have significantly more symptoms of depression than women without this [...]


A Bad Marriage Burdens an Aging Heart

November 20, 2014

THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A bad marriage increases an older adult’s risk of heart trouble, and that’s particularly true for women, a new study contends.
Researchers examined five years of data from 1,200 married American men and women, aged 57 to 85. People with spouses who were overly critical or demanding were more [...]


Alcoholism Damages Brain’s White Matter, Scans Show

November 18, 2014

TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Alcoholism damages white matter throughout the brain and this damage can be detected with brain scans, researchers report.
Heavy drinking may be especially damaging to white matter in the frontal areas of the brain, which can interfere with the impulse control needed to stop drinking, according to the study.
The [...]


Want to Raise Colon Cancer Screening Rates? Run a Lottery

November 18, 2014

TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A lottery could be an effective means of getting people engaged in potentially lifesaving colon cancer screening, a new study suggests.
The study focused on a noninvasive, at-home stool test called the fecal occult blood test. The test — which can detect small amounts of blood in stool that [...]


Trust Is Key to Curbing West Africa Ebola Outbreak, Study Finds

November 17, 2014

MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Gaining peoples’ trust is key to efforts by health workers to rein in the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, a new study suggests.
The study found that a lack of trust among the affected people of Guinea was a major reason the Ebola outbreak got out of control early [...]


Many Teens Suffer ‘Cyber’ Dating Abuse, Study Suggests

November 17, 2014

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Many teens are abused online by the people they’re dating, a new study suggests.
This abuse can include being monitored, stalked, threatened and harassed through hurtful comments, the researchers said.
The findings were based on surveys of teens who visited northern California school health clinics, and don’t [...]



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