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  • A 'Brainwave' to Help Fight PTSD

    Posted: 04/26/2017

    A 'Brainwave' to Help Fight PTSD WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Technology using a patient's own brainwaves might offer hope against tough-to-treat PTSD, new research suggests. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can develop as a reaction to a terrifying event, such as war, natural disasters, sexual assault and other physical violence or trauma. People with the condition may have prolonged anxiety, flashbacks, nightmares and other life-altering symptoms. "Conventional treatments for PTS...

  • At What Age Can Kids Safely Cross the Street?

    Posted: 04/26/2017

    At What Age Can Kids Safely Cross the Street? FRIDAY, April 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Crossing a busy street requires calculations too complex for kids younger than 14, a new study finds. In simulated experiments, University of Iowa researchers found children lack the perceptual judgment and physical skills needed to consistently get across safely. "Some people think younger children may be able to perform like adults when crossing the street," said study corresponding author Jodie Plumert, a profess...

  • Artificial Intelligence May Help Combat TB in Remote Regions

    Posted: 04/26/2017

    Artificial Intelligence May Help Combat TB in Remote Regions TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It may be possible to use artificial intelligence to diagnose tuberculosis in people who live in developing nations, a new study suggests. TB, among the top 10 causes of death worldwide, can be identified on X-rays. But, the expertise required to screen for and diagnose TB is often lacking in areas that have high rates of the lung disease, according to the study's authors. The researchers from Thomas...

  • Are You Raising an 'Emotional Eater'?

    Posted: 04/26/2017

    Are You Raising an 'Emotional Eater'? TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Soothing your kids with food may stop the tears in the short-term. But researchers warn it can lead to unhealthy eating patterns long-term. Parents who are "emotional feeders" can encourage "emotional eating" -- a habit linked to weight gain and eating disorders, the Norwegian-British study found. "There is now even stronger evidence that parental feeding styles have a major influence on children's dietary habits and how c...

  • After Wisdom Tooth Removal, Watch Out for 'Dry Socket'

    Posted: 04/26/2017

    After Wisdom Tooth Removal, Watch Out for 'Dry Socket' WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When you have a wisdom tooth removed, the pain should quickly recede from memory. But some people develop a painful complication known as dry socket. Allowing the wound to heal undisturbed can help prevent dry socket, said Dr. Michael Ellis, an associate professor with Texas A&M College of Dentistry. When a tooth is removed, a blood clot forms and fills the empty space for a few days. This helps prot...

  • Anxious? Distressed? You're Not Alone

    Posted: 04/25/2017

    Anxious? Distressed? You're Not Alone MONDAY, April 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans than ever before are stressed, depressed and anxiety-ridden, and many are unable to get the help they need, a new study suggests. An estimated 8.3 million American adults -- about 3.4 percent of the U.S. population -- suffer from serious psychological distress, an evaluation of federal health data concluded. Previous estimates put the number of Americans suffering from serious psychological distress at 3 perc...

  • Another Type of Mosquito May Carry Zika

    Posted: 04/23/2017

    Another Type of Mosquito May Carry Zika FRIDAY, April 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Traces of Zika virus genetic material have been found in a second mosquito species, researchers report. The main carrier of Zika is the yellow fever mosquito ( Aedes aegypti ). But researchers have now found fragments of Zika RNA during genetic testing of Asian tiger mosquitoes collected in Brazil. This doesn't prove that the Asian tiger mosquito ( Aedes albopictus ) can transmit Zika to people. But it does emphasize the ...

  • Another Downside to Unemployment: Stroke Risk?

    Posted: 04/20/2017

    Another Downside to Unemployment: Stroke Risk? THURSDAY, April 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Losing a job might increase your risk for a fatal stroke, a new study from Japan suggests. "While the Japanese culture is different from the U.S. culture, the implication is that job security could help reduce stroke risk," said lead researcher Dr. Ehab Eshak. Eshak is a visiting associate professor of public health at Osaka University's Graduate School of Medicine. Among roughly 42,000 Japanese adults, Eshak's t...

  • A Healthier Weight May Mean Fewer Migraines

    Posted: 04/20/2017

    A Healthier Weight May Mean Fewer Migraines WEDNESDAY, April 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Your weight just might influence your risk of migraine headaches, a new review finds. "Those with migraine and [their] doctors need to be aware that excessive weight and extreme weight loss are not good for [migraine sufferers], and that maintaining a healthy weight can decrease the risk of migraine," said study corresponding author Dr. B. Lee Peterlin. She is director of headache research at Johns Hopkins Universi...

  • Americans Are Spending Billions Nipping and Tucking

    Posted: 04/20/2017

    Americans Are Spending Billions Nipping and Tucking WEDNESDAY, April 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Are Americans actually trying to keep up with the Kardashians -- the celebrity family focused on looking good? Maybe, because people are spending more than ever before in the quest to look younger and more attractive. A new report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) found that Americans spent $16 billion on cosmetic plastic surgery and minimally invasive procedures in 2016. The most popular...