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One-Third of Americans Have Dangerous Mix of Heart Risk Factors
One-Third of Americans Have Dangerous Mix of Heart Risk Factors TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than one-third of U.S. adults have a combination of health problems collectively known as metabolic syndrome that increase the risk of heart...
Oxytocin, Alcohol Seem to Work on Brain in Similar Ways
Oxytocin, Alcohol Seem to Work on Brain in Similar Ways WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The so-called "love hormone" oxytocin affects human behavior in much the same way as alcohol does, British researchers report. Oxytocin is a hormone in...
Over 4 Million Working Americans Suffer From Anxiety Disorders
Over 4 Million Working Americans Suffer From Anxiety Disorders THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that 4.3 million Americans with full-time jobs had an anxiety disorder in the past year. That number represents 3.7 percent of ...
Outbreaks of Gut 'Superbug' More Common in Northeast: Study
Outbreaks of Gut 'Superbug' More Common in Northeast: Study TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Infections with the superbug known as Clostridium difficile have been the most prevalent in the Northeast during the past decade, new U.S. research sh...
Obesity Tied to Risk of Complications After Plastic Surgery
Obesity Tied to Risk of Complications After Plastic Surgery MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obese people who choose to have plastic surgery are 35 percent more likely than normal-weight people to have to visit the emergency room or be admitted...
Ovary Removal Reduces Breast Cancer Death in BRCA1 Carriers: Study
Ovary Removal Reduces Breast Cancer Death in BRCA1 Carriers: Study THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Actress and activist Angelina Jolie made news last month when she announced she had her ovaries removed -- after undergoing a preventive do...
Orthopedist Offers Tips for Preventing Shoulder Injuries
Orthopedist Offers Tips for Preventing Shoulder Injuries THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As the most flexible joint in your body, your shoulder can move and position your arm in many ways. But this flexibility also makes it prone to insta...
Obesity Linked to Greater Risk of Prostate Cancer in Blacks, Study Says
Obesity Linked to Greater Risk of Prostate Cancer in Blacks, Study Says THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Blacks have a higher risk of developing prostate cancer than whites, and for obese black men, their risk can quadruple as their weight...
Older Donated Blood Safe for Heart Surgery Patients, Study Finds
Older Donated Blood Safe for Heart Surgery Patients, Study Finds WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For patients undergoing heart surgery, using transfused red blood cells stored for 21 days or more is as good as using blood cells stored for...
Older Execs Bring Pluses, Minuses to the Job
Older Execs Bring Pluses, Minuses to the Job MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older executives have some better mental skills than their younger counterparts, but lag behind in others, according to a new study. Researchers looked at test resu...