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Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Arise Decades Before Symptoms
Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Arise Decades Before Symptoms TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Abnormal protein clumps may appear in the brain up to 30 years before people develop Alzheimer's disease, a new study estimates, perhaps provi...
A Billion Smokers, 240 Million Alcohol Abusers Worldwide: Study
A Billion Smokers, 240 Million Alcohol Abusers Worldwide: Study TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Tobacco and alcohol take a big toll on the health of people around the world, a new global survey shows. The research suggests that about a billi...
At-Home Walks Help Those With Clogged Leg Arteries Stay Mobile
At-Home Walks Help Those With Clogged Leg Arteries Stay Mobile WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Support groups that encourage walking exercises at home can improve the mobility of people with clogged leg arteries, a new study finds. Clogged...
Animals May Ease Social Anxiety in Children With Autism
Animals May Ease Social Anxiety in Children With Autism FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Being around animals may help reduce social anxiety in children with autism, new research suggests. The findings could lead to new treatment approaches th...
Antidepressants Ease Postpartum Depression, Study Finds
Antidepressants Ease Postpartum Depression, Study Finds TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Antidepressants seem to help women deal with postpartum depression after childbirth, according to a new review. "Our findings are important due to the li...
Activity Improves Survival for Those With Implanted Defibrillators
Activity Improves Survival for Those With Implanted Defibrillators FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study of nearly 100,000 people with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators found that more physical activity was tied to living longer. ...
Adults With Autism Fare Poorly in Job Interviews, Study Finds
Adults With Autism Fare Poorly in Job Interviews, Study Finds THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- "High-functioning" adults with autism may face significant communication challenges that could make landing a job difficult, new research from Can...
Abnormal Test Results in Hospital Signal Raised Kidney Injury Risk
Abnormal Test Results in Hospital Signal Raised Kidney Injury Risk WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Common kidney function tests using blood or urine can help doctors identify hospitalized patients at risk for acute kidney injury, researche...
Autism May Differ in Brains of Boys and Girls
Autism May Differ in Brains of Boys and Girls WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new imaging study of preschoolers has seemingly identified gender differences in the way autism may manifest itself in the brain. "This research adds to a grow...
Antibiotic-Resistant Typhoid Spreading Across Asia, Africa
Antibiotic-Resistant Typhoid Spreading Across Asia, Africa MONDAY, May 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An antibiotic-resistant strain of the bacteria that causes typhoid fever has spread to many countries and reached epidemic levels in Africa, a new stud...