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Too Much, Too Little Sleep May Up Stroke Risk for Those With High Blood Pressure
Too Much, Too Little Sleep May Up Stroke Risk for Those With High Blood Pressure FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with high blood pressure who sleep less than five hours or more than eight hours each night may have significantly higher ...
The Plight of America's 'Elder Orphans'
The Plight of America's 'Elder Orphans' TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Dr. Maria Torroella Carney grew increasingly distressed as she watched how emergency response teams had to help older, frail people who were living alone evacuate their ...
That Lingering Cough Could Be Bronchitis
That Lingering Cough Could Be Bronchitis THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If you have a cold that lasts a long time or a persistent cough, you could have bronchitis and should see a doctor, a doctor says. "We see a lot of cases of bronchitis...
Too Few Younger, High-Risk Americans Get a Colonoscopy: Study
Too Few Younger, High-Risk Americans Get a Colonoscopy: Study THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A majority of people with a family history of colon cancer are not getting screened for the disease early enough, a new study finds. Guidelines sa...
They Overcame Childhood Cancer, But Now Obesity?
They Overcame Childhood Cancer, But Now Obesity? MONDAY, May 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Certain treatments may increase a childhood cancer survivor's risk of obesity later in life, a new study says. "The ability to identify patients at increased ris...
Think More Sex Will Make You Happier? Think Again
Think More Sex Will Make You Happier? Think Again FRIDAY, May 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite what many may think, getting a little more active between the sheets isn't a path to more happiness, a new study suggests. The study from Carnegie Mellon...
Too Many Americans Neglect Backs in Skin Cancer Prevention
Too Many Americans Neglect Backs in Skin Cancer Prevention MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new survey finds that many people in the United States are forgetting their backs when they try to be forward-thinking about skin cancer prevention. E...
Traumatic Life Events May Harm Women's Hearts, Study Suggests
Traumatic Life Events May Harm Women's Hearts, Study Suggests WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged and older women who experience a life-threatening illness or the death of a loved one may face a 65 percent increased risk of heart...
Teens With History of Self-Poisoning Face Greater Suicide Risk
Teens With History of Self-Poisoning Face Greater Suicide Risk SATURDAY, April 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who survive self-poisoning with drugs are at a significantly increased risk for suicide over the following decade, a new study shows. "Se...
Training Programs for Parents Tied to Better Behavior in Kids With Autism
Training Programs for Parents Tied to Better Behavior in Kids With Autism TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Training programs for parents can help improve the behavior of children with autism, a new study suggests. After six months of either...