Patients Often Reject Drug-Only Psych Treatment

MONDAY, March 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Mental health patients are more likely to reject treatment if it involves only drugs, a new study finds. Some experts believe talk therapy should be the first treatment option for many mental health disorders. The new finding — from a review of 186 prior studies — supports that […]




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Your Sex Life May Work Wonders for Your Work Life

MONDAY, March 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) — What makes for a happy, productive worker? It could be a good sex life. At least that’s the suggestion of a new study that included 159 married employees who were surveyed daily for two weeks. Those who had sex were in a better mood at work the next […]




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RA Drug May Not Ease Chronic Fatigue After All

MONDAY, March 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A small-scale clinical trial has cast doubt upon the potential usefulness of an anti-inflammatory drug to treat chronic fatigue syndrome. Doctors had hoped that anakinra (Kineret) — a medication for rheumatoid arthritis — also could be used to relieve symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome. But after a month […]




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Some Migraines Tied to Artery Tears in Neck

MONDAY, March 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Some younger adults who suffer migraines may be at risk for tears in their neck arteries, which can increase the chances of a stroke, a new study suggests. Exactly what triggers these vessel tears is not clear, the researchers added. However, study author Dr. Alessandro Pezzini stressed that […]




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Alzheimer’s Death Toll Nearly Doubles in 15 Years

“And the costs are now completely out of control,” added Fargo, with the total annual cost for Alzheimer’s and dementia care in excess of a quarter trillion dollars. Another highlighted concern: the “especially burdensome” ordeal Alzheimer’s caregivers experience while attending to the needs of loved ones as the patient suffers across-the-board mental and physical decline. […]




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House Republicans Unveil Their Rx for Obamacare

The Senate then would have to pass its own version of health care reform, and any differences between the two worked out in conference. Proposal has both supporters and detractors Health policy analysts, interested parties and other stakeholders offered widely differing opinions of the draft proposal. Those who supported the expansion of private health insurance […]




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Have Americans Given Up on Losing Weight?

TUESDAY, March 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) — More Americans are overweight or obese, but many have given up on trying to lose those excess pounds, a new study shows. One in every three people in the United States is now obese, compared with one in five 20 years ago, researchers report. But people surveyed between […]




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Have Americans Given Up on Losing Weight?

TUESDAY, March 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) — More Americans are overweight or obese, but many have given up on trying to lose those excess pounds, a new study shows. One in every three people in the United States is now obese, compared with one in five 20 years ago, researchers report. But people surveyed between […]




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Poor Diet Tied to Heart Disease, Diabetes Deaths

TUESDAY, March 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Nearly half of all deaths from heart disease, stroke and diabetes in the United States are associated with diets that skimp on certain foods and nutrients, such as vegetables, and exceed optimal levels of others, like salt, a new study finds. Using available studies and clinical trials, researchers […]




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Obesity in Pregnancy Tied to Cerebral Palsy Risk

One obstetrician concurred. “There continues to be evidence of many different repercussions and outcomes associated with being overweight or obese,” said Dr. Siobhan Dolan, a medical advisor at the March of Dimes. “All the data is pointing to the same issue — that it’s good to get to a healthy weight before pregnancy and to […]




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