People May Grow More Trusting With Age, Study Finds

March 27, 2015

FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Far from the “grumpy old men” stereotype, people may actually become more trusting — and happier — with age, a new study suggests.
“When we think of old age, we often think of decline and loss,” study co-author Claudia Haase, an assistant professor of human development and social policy […]

3 Drinks Per Day May Raise Liver Cancer Risk, But Coffee Lowers It

March 26, 2015

THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People who have three or more alcoholic drinks per day could be raising their odds for liver cancer, according to a report from a panel of experts.
But there was good news for java lovers: The report, from the World Cancer Research Fund International, found “strong evidence” […]

Could Smoggy Air Raise Your Anxiety Levels?

March 25, 2015

Air pollution may take a toll not only on physical health, but mental well-being as well, two new studies suggest.

Malpractice Fears Spurring Most ER Docs to Order Unnecessary Tests

March 24, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Nearly all emergency room doctors surveyed order pricey MRIs or CT scans their patients may not need, mainly because they fear malpractice lawsuits, according to a new report.
Of 435 ER physicians who completed the survey, 97 percent admitted to ordering some advanced imaging scans that […]

School Dismissal a Dangerous Time for Kids Getting Hit By Cars

March 24, 2015

TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children are at greatest risk of being hit by a car at the end of the school day, as well as in the evening, a new study finds.
One expert wasn’t surprised by the findings.
The after-school hours are “times when adult supervision may not be ideal,” said Dr. Robert […]

Parents’ Attitude May Be Key to Pre-Game Jitters in Kids

March 20, 2015

FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Want your child to relax and perform well at that next school swim meet? Try not to raise the bar too high in terms of your own expectations, a new study suggests.
“You might think that’s a really positive thing for the child, but that’s creating a lot […]

Many Acne Patients Don’t Take Their Meds, Survey Shows

March 20, 2015

FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many acne patients do not take all their recommended medications, a small new study suggests.
Researchers surveyed 143 acne patients and found that 27 percent of them did not obtain or use all of the prescription and over-the-counter products suggested by their dermatologists.
“Non-adherence is a pervasive problem in all […]

A Sense of Purpose May Benefit Your Brain

March 19, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Having a strong sense of purpose in life may lower the likelihood of brain tissue damage in older adults, new research suggests.
Autopsies conducted among adults in their 80s revealed that those who felt their lives had meaning had far fewer “macroscopic infarcts” — small areas […]

Study Finds Racial Differences in Choices for Breast Cancer Care

March 19, 2015

THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to choosing a surgeon and hospital for breast cancer treatment, white patients are more likely to make their selection based on reputation than black and Hispanic patients are, a new study shows.
The findings suggest that minority patients may be more dependent on doctor referrals and […]

Can Fish Oil Help Boys With ADHD Pay Attention?

March 19, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Boys with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder may benefit from the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and some vegetable oils, a small European study suggests.
Those who regularly ate an omega-3-loaded margarine experienced an improvement in their ability to pay attention, compared with boys who did not, researchers […]

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