Pet Pooch May Help Ease PTSD in Veterans

May 27, 2016

FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Dogs may be more than best friends for military veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a small study suggests.
Researchers found that vets who were given pet dogs showed significant improvement in their PTSD symptoms.
The study included 19 U.S. veterans receiving treatment for the condition. PTSD can develop […]


A Healthy Lifestyle May Help Lower Genetic Breast Cancer Risk

May 27, 2016

Women who carry common gene variants linked to breast cancer can still cut their risk of the disease by following a healthy lifestyle, a large new study suggests.


Lifestyle Change May Cut Risk for Women With Breast Cancer Genes

May 26, 2016

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Women who carry common gene variants linked to breast cancer can still cut their risk of the disease by following a healthy lifestyle, a large new study suggests.
In fact, lifestyle might be especially powerful for women at relatively high genetic risk of breast cancer, researchers […]


Seeing the Sea Soothes Stress

May 21, 2016

SATURDAY, May 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A view of the ocean is good for the soul, a new study says.
Researchers compared people who lived in various areas of Wellington, New Zealand, and found that having the sea in sight every day was linked with lower levels of stress.
This association remained even after residents’ wealth, […]


Frat Brothers Keep Chugging Despite Anti-Booze Efforts

May 20, 2016

FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The boys of “Animal House” and “Neighbors” may be immune to anti-boozing programs that curb drinking for other college kids, new research suggests.
As Brown University researcher Lori Scott-Sheldon put it: “Current intervention methods appear to have limited effectiveness in reducing alcohol consumption and alcohol-related problems among fraternity and […]


States With More Gun Owners Have More Gun-Related Suicides: Study

May 19, 2016

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) — In states where there are more gun owners, there are also more gun-related suicides, a new U.S. study finds.
Looking at 33 years’ worth of data, the researchers found that states with more gun owners generally had more suicides by firearm among both men and women. […]


Family Rejection Triples Risk for Suicide Attempts by Transgender People: Study

May 19, 2016

THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Transgender people can face big difficulties, but a new study shows their journey is made much harder when family members reject them.
The researchers found that risks for attempting suicide more than tripled for transgender adults who experienced a “high level” of familial rejection. The risk for alcohol or […]


Early Palliative Care Seems to Help Caregivers, Too

May 18, 2016

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Palliative care that’s offered soon after a terminal cancer diagnosis can also help caregivers, a new study indicates.
“This study suggests that early palliative care creates a powerful positive feedback loop in families facing cancer,” study author Dr. Areej El-Jawahri said in news release from the American Society of […]


Scientists Test ‘Magic Mushroom’ Chemical for Tough-to-Treat Depression

May 18, 2016

A hallucinogenic compound found in “magic mushrooms” shows promise in treating depression, a small, preliminary study found.


ADHD Can First Appear in Young Adulthood for Some, Study Suggests

May 18, 2016

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A new British study suggests that attention-deficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may often develop in the young adult years.
Researchers at Kings College London looked at long-term data from 2,200 British twins. They found that close to 70 percent of those diagnosed with ADHD as young adults did not […]



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