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August 27, 2015

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August 27, 2015

About 10 Percent of Mothers Experienced Depression Two Years After Hurricane Katrina

Aug. 27, 2015 — About 10 percent of mothers experienced chronic, persistent depressive symptoms two years after Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, killing more than 1,800 people, displacing hundreds of ... read more

Quitting Smoking After Heart Attack Gives Quick Boost to Mental Health, Quality of Life

Aug. 25, 2015 — A new study shows that quitting smoking after a heart attack has immediate benefits, including less chest pain, better quality of daily life and improved mental health. Many of these improvements ... read more

Mental Visual Imaging Training Improves Multiple Sclerosis Patients' Well-Being

Aug. 25, 2015 — Patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RR-MS), the most common form of the disease, often have deficits in two neuropsychological functions, autobiographical memory (AM) and episodic ... read more

Disabilities: Playing Adaptive Sports Linked to Higher Employment, Economic Impact

Aug. 25, 2015 — A new study finds playing an adaptive sport can have dramatic results on the athlete and the ... read more

Is MERS Another SARS? The Facts Behind Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

Aug. 24, 2015 — Experts show that while Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, a viral respiratory illness, is infecting less people, it has a higher mortality rate and affects a specific target population when compared ... read more

Genetic Overlapping in Multiple Autoimmune Diseases May Suggest Common Therapies

Aug. 24, 2015 — Scientists who analyzed the genes involved in 10 autoimmune diseases that begin in childhood have discovered 22 genome-wide signals shared by two or more diseases. These shared gene sites may reveal ... read more

Impact of Sleep Disturbance on Recovery in Veterans With PTSD and TBI

Aug. 21, 2015 — Poor sleep may impact treatment and recovery in veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). A review of extensive research on sleep in TBI and PTSD has found ... read more

Nine Risk Factors May Contribute to Two-Thirds of Alzheimer's Cases Worldwide

Aug. 20, 2015 — Nine potentially modifiable risk factors may contribute to up to two-thirds of Alzheimer's disease cases worldwide, suggests an analysis of the available ... read more

Spouses of Stroke Survivors Face Lingering Health Issues

Aug. 20, 2015 — Caregiver spouses of stroke survivors are at an increased risk of mental and physical health issues that may continue for years after stroke. Spouses of stroke survivors reported lower scores in ... read more

Potential Biomarker for Pre-Diabetes Discovered

Aug. 20, 2015 — Researchers have discovered a potential biomarker for pre-diabetes. They made the connection by analyzing blood samples taken from 40 participants enrolled in the diaBEAT-it program, a long-term ... read more

How Newts Can Help Osteoarthritis Patients

Aug. 20, 2015 — Osteoarthritis is the most common form of joint disease worldwide. Now, scientists have taken a leaf out of nature’s book in an attempt to develop effective stem cell treatment for osteoarthritis, ... read more

Research Links Psoriasis, Depression

Aug. 20, 2015 — New research indicates that psoriasis patients may have an increased risk of ... read more

Home-Based Treatment Is Cost-Effective Alternative for Heart Patients

Aug. 20, 2015 — Post-discharge disease management provided in their own homes could be a cost-effective alternative for recently-hospitalized elderly patients with chronic heart failure, suggest researchers after a ... read more

Prebiotic Dairy Protein Promotes Digestive Health, Holds Therapeutic Promise

Aug. 19, 2015 — A protein found in dairy is discovered to be a prebiotic that holds promise for treating gastrointestinal conditions and obesity, scientists ... read more

Prevalence of Chronic or Severe Pain in American Adults

Aug. 19, 2015 — Nearly 50 million American adults have significant chronic pain or severe pain, according to a new study. The findings also showed that half of individuals with the most severe pain still rated their ... read more

Safinamide in Parkinson's Disease: No Hint of Added Benefit

Aug. 19, 2015 — Regarding Safinamide in Parkinson's disease, reviewers state that since since relevant study data were not considered, analyses in the dossier were incomplete regarding serious side effects in ... read more

Drug Helps Patients With Diabetes Lose Weight

Aug. 18, 2015 — Among overweight and obese patients with type 2 diabetes, daily injection of the diabetes drug liraglutide with a modified insulin pen device, in addition to diet and exercise, resulted in greater ... read more

Liver Damage in Hepatitis C Patients Significantly Underestimated, Underreported

Aug. 18, 2015 — The number of hepatitis C patients suffering from advanced liver damage may be grossly underestimated and underdiagnosed, according to a study. The findings were the result of a study of nearly ... read more

Possible Test for Liver Cancer Using Technology for Analyzing Rocks, Minerals

Aug. 18, 2015 — Clinicians and geochemists are working to develop a test for the most common form of primary liver cancer, HCC (Hepatocellular Carcinoma), which kills over 600,000 people worldwide every year. This ... read more

Exercise Alone Does Not Help in Losing Weight

Aug. 17, 2015 — Physical activity has many health benefits, ranging from reducing the risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer to improving mental health and mood. But contrary to common belief, exercise does not ... read more

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