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Mental Illness, Homelessness Linked to Heart Disease in Study
Mental Illness, Homelessness Linked to Heart Disease in Study TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Homeless people with mental illness are at high risk for heart disease, a new study suggests. Canadian researchers found that they have a 24.5 per...
More Cases of High Blood Pressure in Less Affluent States
More Cases of High Blood Pressure in Less Affluent States THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Your odds of suffering from high blood pressure may rise depending on the state you live in, a new study suggests. Researchers at the U.S. Centers fo...
Measles Cases Pass 150 Mark, CDC Says
Measles Cases Pass 150 Mark, CDC Says MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of people infected with measles has increased slightly to 154 patients in 17 states and the District of Columbia, U.S. health officials reported Monday. Last we...
Most HIV Infections Come From Undiagnosed or Untreated People: Study
Most HIV Infections Come From Undiagnosed or Untreated People: Study MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If an American becomes infected with HIV, chances are he or she contracted the virus from someone who didn't know they were infected or wasn...
Multiple Sclerosis Linked to Lower Levels of Key Nutrients in Women
Multiple Sclerosis Linked to Lower Levels of Key Nutrients in Women FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with multiple sclerosis (MS) have lower levels of important antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients than those without the disease,...
Measles Can Rob a Child's Sight, Doctors Warn
Measles Can Rob a Child's Sight, Doctors Warn FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In the midst of the current resurgence of measles across the United States, many people may still believe it's a harmless, transient disease. But experts warn that...
Mental Health Woes Common Among Homeless Kids, Study Finds
Mental Health Woes Common Among Homeless Kids, Study Finds THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One-quarter of homeless children in the United States require mental health services -- far more than kids in the general population, a new study sh...
Mammogram Rates May Fall When Women Learn of 'Overdiagnosis' Risk
Mammogram Rates May Fall When Women Learn of 'Overdiagnosis' Risk THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Educating women about the possibility of "overdiagnosis" from mammography screening may make some of them less likely to get the test, a new ...
More Americans Dying From Hypothermia, CDC Says
More Americans Dying From Hypothermia, CDC Says THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More people are dying from hypothermia in the United States, a new government report shows, raising fresh worries for a nation that has been pounded by a stead...
Mouse Study Explores Secrets of Marijuana 'Munchies'
Mouse Study Explores Secrets of Marijuana 'Munchies' WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The marijuana "munchies" -- those food cravings that follow pot use -- appear to be driven by neurons in the brain that normally suppress appetite, a new...