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Poor REM Sleep May Be Linked to Higher Risk for Anxiety, Depression
Poor REM Sleep May Be Linked to Higher Risk for Anxiety, Depression MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- REM (rapid eye movement) sleep is the phase when dreams are made, and a lack of good REM sleep has long been associated with chronic insomnia....
PSA Testing Differs Among Primary Care Doctors, Urologists
PSA Testing Differs Among Primary Care Doctors, Urologists MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Urologists are far more likely than primary care doctors to do prostate cancer screenings known as prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing, a new study...
Pregnant Women Benefit From Tamiflu at First Sign of Flu: Study
Pregnant Women Benefit From Tamiflu at First Sign of Flu: Study TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Early treatment with the antiviral drug Tamiflu (oseltamivir) may shorten hospital stays for pregnant women with the flu, especially those who ar...
Prenatal Acetaminophen Use Tied to Higher Asthma Risk in Kids: Study
Prenatal Acetaminophen Use Tied to Higher Asthma Risk in Kids: Study WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who take the painkiller acetaminophen -- best known under the brand name Tylenol -- may be more likely to have a child wit...
Patient-to-Doctor Spread of Bird Flu Reported in China
Patient-to-Doctor Spread of Bird Flu Reported in China WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Deadly H7N9 bird flu can, in certain situations, be transmitted person-to-person in hospitals, according to a new report from China. Since bird flu fir...
Parent's Depression May Harm Child's Grades, Study Finds
Parent's Depression May Harm Child's Grades, Study Finds WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A child's grades in school might suffer if a parent is suffering from depression, according to a new study. Researchers found that Swedish teens recei...
Patient Care Doesn't Suffer When Surgical Residents Work More: Study
Patient Care Doesn't Suffer When Surgical Residents Work More: Study TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Long hours for surgical residents don't seem to put patients at risk when the doctors-in-training are allowed to work longer shifts, a new s...
Painkillers Don't Ease Disability Due to Nerve Damage: Study
Painkillers Don't Ease Disability Due to Nerve Damage: Study MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking prescription narcotic painkillers doesn't improve movement or reduce disability in people with pain related to nerve damage, researchers have ...
Poorer Black Patients Have Lower Survival From Esophageal Cancer
Poorer Black Patients Have Lower Survival From Esophageal Cancer FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Blacks with low incomes who are diagnosed with esophageal cancer don't survive as long as whites with the disease, a new study finds. "In lower ...
Prenatal Antidepressant Use Not Linked to Infant Heart Defects: Study
Prenatal Antidepressant Use Not Linked to Infant Heart Defects: Study THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking antidepressants during pregnancy does not appear to increase the risk of having a baby with heart birth defects, a new British stu...