Does Dementia Diagnosis Have Silver Lining for Some?

July 26, 2016

TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Is it possible that a diagnosis as devastating as dementia could have some positive effects?
Yes, a small study suggests.
Researchers asked 48 people with early dementia or mild cognitive impairment to complete a questionnaire that measured their quality of life and personal outlook after getting their diagnosis.
The “Silver Lining […]


It Takes an Average of 6 Years to Get a Bipolar Diagnosis

July 25, 2016

People with bipolar disorder may face a long wait from when their symptoms start to the time they get a proper diagnosis.


Delirium Common in Cancer Patients Seen in ER

July 25, 2016

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Delirium is fairly common, yet often missed, in advanced cancer patients who visit emergency departments, a new study says.
Delirium is a serious disturbance in thinking and awareness, according to the U.S. National Cancer Institute.
Researchers looked for delirium in 243 advanced cancer patients seen at an emergency department. The […]


Women May Be More Resilient to Effects of Alzheimer’s Genes

July 24, 2016

SUNDAY, July 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Certain gene variants are known to raise a person’s risk of Alzheimer’s disease. But a new study finds that even in people carrying this DNA, factors such as gender and physical or mental activity can affect that risk.
The study tracked dementia rates for 642 people aged 53 to […]


Could New ‘Talk Therapy’ Cut Cost of Treating Depression?

July 22, 2016

FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A simpler and less expensive form of talk therapy is as effective as the gold-standard treatment — cognitive behavioral therapy — for treating depression in adults, a new study suggests.
The researchers found that so-called behavioral activation therapy treats depression just as well as cognitive behavioral […]


Opioid Abusers Missing Out on Addiction-Fighting Drug

July 20, 2016

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Doctors aren’t using one of the most effective weapons at their disposal in battling addiction to prescription painkillers — the anti-addiction drug Suboxone, a new study finds.
A review of Medicare claims showed that U.S. physicians are woefully underprescribing Suboxone. The drug is the only […]


Why Kicking the Opioid Habit Can Be So Tough

July 20, 2016

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — He was 26, a specialist fifth class with the U.S. Army, and stationed abroad, when an accident on the German autobahn sent him careening through the windshield of his car.
The now 60-year-old veteran prefers to withhold his name, but not his story, of a decades-long […]


Why Kicking the Opioid Habit Can Be So Tough

July 20, 2016

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — He was 26, a specialist fifth class with the U.S. Army, and stationed abroad, when an accident on the German autobahn sent him careening through the windshield of his car.
The now 60-year-old veteran prefers to withhold his name, but not his story, of a decades-long […]


‘Cool’ Factor Often Spurs Teens to Try E-Cigarettes

July 18, 2016

MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) — E-cigarette makers say the products can help adults stop smoking, but new research suggests many teens use the devices because they seem cool, new and fun.
“While e-cigarettes are frequently used as devices for smoking cessation in adults, we found most students in our survey [including 47.8 percent of […]


Making Sense of Senseless Violence

July 15, 2016

By Margaret Farley SteeleHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, July 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Shockwaves are reverberating around the world yet again as a scene of once-unimaginable terror played out Thursday night in the midst of a national celebration in Nice, France.
This time, a large truck mowed down hundreds of revelers following a fireworks demonstration on Bastille […]



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