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October 5, 2015

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October 5, 2015

Happy Head, Happy Heart: Positive Emotions May Promote Heart-Healthy Behaviors

Oct. 5, 2015 — People with heart disease may benefit from maintaining positive emotions, according to health researchers. The researchers assessed psychological well-being of participants at baseline and again at a ... read more

Depression Can Lead to Work Disability

Oct. 5, 2015 — In Norway, men suffering from depression are three times more likely to become work disabled than non-sufferers. This risk is only twice as great for women. Now researchers have carried out a study ... read more

Children With Severe Obesity May Be at Higher Risk for Heart Disease and Diabetes

Oct. 1, 2015 — A direct correlation has been found between more severe forms of obesity in children and related risk factors for developing heart disease and diabetes--particularly in boys. It is estimated that ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — Scientists have discovered that reactivation of ancient viral genes embedded in the human genome may cause the destruction of neurons in some forms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The results ... read more

Antipsychotics Increase Risk of Death in People With Parkinson's Disease Psychosis

Sep. 30, 2015 — Antipsychotic drugs may increase the risk of death in people with Parkinson's disease psychosis (PDP), according to a new study. PDP affects more than 50 per cent of people with Parkinson's ... read more

Cognitive-Behavioral Prevention Program for Teens at-Risk of Depression Shows Benefit

Sep. 30, 2015 — A cognitive-behavioral prevention program for depression among at-risk youth showed benefit more than 6 years after the implementation of the intervention, according to a new ... read more

Psoriasis, Risk of Depression in the US Population

Sep. 30, 2015 — The chronic inflammatory skin condition psoriasis was associated with the risk of major depression, although the risk was unrelated to the severity of the disorder, according to a new ... read more

Lung Disease May Increase Risk of Insulin Resistance, Diabetes, Mouse Study Suggests

Sep. 30, 2015 — Numerous studies have identified obesity and poor diet as risk factors for insulin resistance and diabetes. Now, a new study adds another risk factor to the list: inflammatory lung ... read more

Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer

Sep. 29, 2015 — New research suggests that age, race and family history are the biggest risk factors for a man to develop prostate cancer, although high blood pressure, high cholesterol, vitamin D deficiency, ... read more

Primary Healthcare Providers Urged to Screen Teens for Depression, Suicide Risk

Sep. 29, 2015 — Depression and suicide risk screening can assist healthcare providers in preventing suicides in teens, nursing researchers find. It's estimated that 80 percent of all 13 to 18 year olds are seen ... read more

'Housing First' Approach for Homeless People Doesn't Help Obesity

Sep. 29, 2015 — The 'Housing First' approach of giving homeless people with mental illness a place to live without any preconditions such as sobriety or enrollment in a psychiatric treatment program has ... read more

Multicenter Study Examines Safety of Medical Cannabis in Treatment of Chronic Pain

Sep. 29, 2015 — A Canadian research team has completed a national multicenter study looking at the safety of medical cannabis use among patients suffering from chronic pain. They found that patients with chronic ... read more

High Cardiovascular Hormone/peptide Levels in Cancer Patients Linked to Shorter Survival

Sep. 29, 2015 — High circulating levels of cardiovascular hormones/peptides in cancer patients are linked to shorter survival, regardless of disease type and stage of progression, reveals ... read more

First Classification of Severe Asthma

Sep. 29, 2015 — Severe asthma can have a devastating effect on sufferers, affecting their ability to work or go to school and to lead normal lives. It is difficult to treat because it is not a single disease entity. ... read more

Smoking Increases Hospitalizations, Costs of Peripheral Artery Disease

Sep. 28, 2015 — An analysis of medical costs associated with atherosclerotic lower extremity peripheral artery disease, a dangerous condition in which a buildup of plaque in the arteries restricts blood flow to the ... read more

Childhood Stress Impacts Adult Health

Sep. 28, 2015 — A 45-year study of nearly 7,000 people born in a single week in Great Britain in 1958 found psychological distress in childhood -- even when conditions improved in adulthood -- was associated with ... read more

New Research Exposes Health Risks of Fructose, Sugary Drinks

Sep. 28, 2015 — There is compelling evidence that drinking too many sugar-sweetened beverages, which contain added sugars in the form of high fructose corn syrup or table sugar (sucrose), can lead to excess weight ... read more

First ‘targeted’ Treatment for Small Cell Lung Cancer Shows Promise

Sep. 28, 2015 — Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is an aggressive disease that is difficult to treat and is frequently only diagnosed when it has spread to other parts of the body (metastasized). Five-year survival ... read more

Children With ADHD and Their Mothers May Live Less Than Average Population

Sep. 28, 2015 — Brazilian scientists found that ADHD children and their mothers are more likely to have shorter telomeres, a hallmark of cellular aging, which is associated with increased risk for chronic diseases ... read more

COPD Heightens Deadly Lung Cancer Risk in Smokers

Sep. 26, 2015 — Smokers who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder may face nearly twice the risk of getting small cell lung cancer -- the deadliest form of lung cancer -- than smokers who don't have COPD, ... read more

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