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  • Another Type of Mosquito May Carry Zika

    Posted: 04/22/2017

    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 ...

  • Anxious? Distressed? You're Not Alone

    Posted: 04/22/2017

    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...

  • A 'Brainwave' to Help Fight PTSD

    Posted: 04/22/2017

    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: 04/22/2017

    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...

  • 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...

  • A Healthy Middle-Aged Heart May Protect Your Brain Later

    Posted: 04/18/2017

    A Healthy Middle-Aged Heart May Protect Your Brain Later TUESDAY, April 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy aging of the brain relies on the health of your heart and blood vessels when you're younger, a new study reports. People with risk factors for heart disease and stroke in middle age are more likely to have elevated levels of amyloid, a sticky protein known to clump together and form plaques in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease, the researchers said. MRI scans revealed larger deposits ...

  • A Surprising Culprit Behind Celiac Disease?

    Posted: 04/14/2017

    A Surprising Culprit Behind Celiac Disease? THURSDAY, April 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A typically harmless type of virus might sometimes trigger celiac disease, a new study suggests. Celiac disease is caused by an abnormal immune response to the protein gluten, which is found in wheat, rye and barley. The condition damages the lining of the small intestine, and the only effective treatment is a gluten-free diet. This new study found that when mice were infected with particular strains of a common huma...

  • Are There Two Forms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

    Posted: 04/12/2017

    Are There Two Forms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? TUESDAY, April 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they've found biological evidence of a second type of chronic fatigue syndrome they've dubbed "atypical." They said their findings may help lead to improved diagnosis and treatment for patients. People with chronic fatigue syndrome can feel extreme fatigue after exertion that doesn't improve with bed rest. They can also have headaches, muscle pain and difficulty concentrating. These symptoms can pe...