Long Commutes Tough on Couples' Relationships
WEDNESDAY, June 1 (HealthDay News) -- In a tough economy, many
people find themselves taking a job that requires a long commute,
but new research suggests that there may be a high personal price
to pay for that decision.
How Brain Sees the 'Big Picture' May Affect Self-Image
WEDNESDAY, June 1 (HealthDay News) -- Body dysmorphic disorder,
an illness that causes people to see themselves as disfigured or
ugly, is linked to an abnormality in how visual information is
processed, and the image distortion extends to the world around
them, according to a new study.
ERs Frequented by Kids With Behavioral Problems: Report
WEDNESDAY, June 1 (HealthDay News) -- Regular outpatient care
has not kept children and teenagers with mental health issues and
behavioral problems from making repeat visits to the emergency room
(ER), according to a new study.
Corticosteroids May Speed Pneumonia Recovery in Some
TUESDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with an
inflammatory lung condition known as community-acquired pneumonia
appear to recover faster when treated with corticosteroids in
addition to the standard regimen of antibiotics, Dutch researchers
Can Removing Tonsils, Appendix Boost Early Heart Attack Risk?
WEDNESDAY, June 1 (HealthDay News) -- Although the tonsils and
appendix are not considered vital to the body, Swedish researchers
have found that people who had them taken out before the age of 20
may be at a slightly greater risk of an early heart attack.
Hospital Visitors' Cellphones May Carry 'Worrisome' Germs
WEDNESDAY, June 1 (HealthDay News) -- Compared with cellphones
belonging to hospital staff, cellphones brought into the facilities
by patients and the people who visit them are twice as likely to
carry dangerous pathogens, a new Turkish study has found.
Children With ADHD More Prone to Substance Abuse: Study
WEDNESDAY, June 1 (HealthDay News) -- Boys and girls diagnosed
with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) face a
significantly higher risk of developing a substance abuse problem
-- including cigarettes, alcohol and drugs, new research
Even Ancient Men Seemed to Like Their Man Caves
WEDNESDAY, June 1 (HealthDay News) -- The concept of the "man
cave" has been entrenched in the human lineage for far longer than
thought, according to new research that analyzed teeth from early
humans to determine their geographic movement.
Melanoma Vaccine Shows Promise in Trial
WEDNESDAY, June 1 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with advanced
melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer, a vaccine
combined with an immune-boosting drug is showing promise in a large
High-Risk Surgeries Getting Safer: Study
WEDNESDAY, June 1 (HealthDay News) -- Undergoing an operation
can be scary, but University of Michigan researchers offer some
reassuring news: Deaths among those having high-risk surgery have
fallen substantially in recent years.
Fear of Dying During Heart Attack May Make Matters Worse
WEDNESDAY, June 1 (HealthDay News) -- People who become very
afraid of dying in the moments during and days after a heart attack
also seem to have more inflammation, an indicator that they may, in
the long run, do worse than patients who are less fearful, a small
British study suggests.
Hi-Tech Scan Detects Soldiers' Head Injuries
WEDNESDAY, June 1 (HealthDay News) -- Using a sophisticated new
imaging technique, researchers were able to find previously
undetected changes in the brains of Iraq and Afghanistan war
veterans who had been diagnosed with mild brain injuries sustained
from blast explosions.