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PTSD Symptoms Persist for Thousands of Vietnam Vets, Study Finds
PTSD Symptoms Persist for Thousands of Vietnam Vets, Study Finds WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than a quarter-million Vietnam veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms today, four decades after the war's e...
Pain Often Hinders Seniors With Dementia
Pain Often Hinders Seniors With Dementia WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Elderly Americans with dementia who live at home may need help managing their pain, a new study suggests. "As a hospice nurse caring for people in their homes, I hav...
Patients Have Many Options When Faced With Gallbladder Disease
Patients Have Many Options When Faced With Gallbladder Disease THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's only a tiny, bile-producing sac tucked behind your liver, but if your gallbladder goes awry it can spell big health troubles. In fact, more...
Praluent Approved to Treat High Cholesterol
Praluent Approved to Treat High Cholesterol MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Praluent (alirocumab) injection has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat people with inherited high cholesterol (heterozygous familial hyp...
Psychiatric Woes Often Drive Euthanasia Requests in Belgium
Psychiatric Woes Often Drive Euthanasia Requests in Belgium TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Depression and personality disorders are common reasons why psychiatric patients in Belgium request help to die due to unbearable suffering, a new s...
Psoriasis Drug May Help Preserve Pancreas Cells in Type 1 Diabetes
Psoriasis Drug May Help Preserve Pancreas Cells in Type 1 Diabetes TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking two 12-week courses of alefacept -- a drug already approved to treat the skin condition psoriasis -- may help people with newly diagno...
Poverty May Hinder Kids' Brain Development, Study Says
Poverty May Hinder Kids' Brain Development, Study Says MONDAY, July 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Poverty appears to affect the brain development of children, hampering the growth of gray matter and impairing their academic performance, researchers rep...
Prenatal Gene Tests Can Sometimes Spot Cancer in Mom-to-Be
Prenatal Gene Tests Can Sometimes Spot Cancer in Mom-to-Be MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Abnormal results on noninvasive, prenatal genetic tests don't always indicate a problem with the fetus. In some cases, these tests may uncover materna...
Painkiller Overdoses Often Involve 'Pharmacy Shopping'
Painkiller Overdoses Often Involve 'Pharmacy Shopping' WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of all deaths resulting from an overdose of narcotic painkillers involved Medicaid recipients who used multiple pharmacies to fill their pre...
Plane Passengers' Near-Death Experience Gives Clues to Trauma's Effect on Brain
Plane Passengers' Near-Death Experience Gives Clues to Trauma's Effect on Brain FRIDAY, July 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A study involving people who thought they were about to die in a plane crash reveals new clues to the long-term impact that trauma...