Health Tip: When You're Under Stress...
(HealthDay News) -- The first task toward keeping stress under
control is recognizing the early symptoms of stress, such as muscle
tension, headache or anxiety.
Fear of Antidepressants Keep Many From Disclosing Depression
TUESDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) -- For a nation that seems
ready to pop a pill for any ill, a new study suggests that the
opposite seems true for some people with symptoms of depression,
whose concerns about the side effects of antidepressants were the
top reason they wouldn't disclose warning signs to their
Protecting Heart May Improve Erectile Dysfunction
TUESDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) -- The lifestyle changes and
medications used to reduce risk factors for heart disease may also
improve sexual function in men with erectile dysfunction, according
to a new study.
Blacks Develop High Blood Pressure a Year Ahead of Whites
TUESDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) -- It's well known that
blacks are at greater risk for developing high blood pressure than
whites are, but new research now suggests they also progress more
rapidly from a pre-hypertension state to full-blown high blood
Lifestyle Changes May Prevent Heart Failure
TUESDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) -- A healthy lifestyle --
including not smoking, shedding excess pounds, exercising and
eating lots of vegetables -- could ward off many cases of heart
failure, a new study finds.
New Drug Boosts 'Good' Cholesterol in Study Patients
TUESDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) -- A treatment currently
being studied may prevent progression of atherosclerosis, a
condition caused by the build-up of plaque in artery walls that can
lead to heart attack, according to new research.
Many Alzheimer's Cases Go Unrecognized: Report
TUESDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Diagnosing and treating
Alzheimer's disease early is essential if patients are to benefit
from the medications currently used for this dementia, a new report
366 Million People Now Have Diabetes: Report
TUESDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) -- The worldwide diabetes
epidemic continues to worsen, with an estimated 366 million people
struggling with the disease, 4.6 million deaths due to it each
year, and annual health-care spending pegged at $465 billion, the
International Diabetes Federation announced Tuesday.
Heart Defect Seems to Pose Low Risk of Aorta Tear
TUESDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Many people born with a
heart defect known as bicuspid aortic valve live in fear of sudden
death, but a new study finds only a small risk for a
life-threatening complication called aortic dissection.
More Mammograms Equal More Mastectomies: Study
TUESDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) -- One of the goals of
mammograms is detecting breast cancer early enough to avoid needing
a mastectomy. But a new Norwegian study suggests that mastectomy
rates climb higher as more women undergo the screening test.
Driving Restrictions Help Prevent Deadly Crashes Among 16-Year-Olds
TUESDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers may complain
about so-called graduated driver licensing laws -- which require
young drivers to gain driving experience in low-risk situations
before obtaining full driving privileges -- but a new study shows
that they dramatically reduce fatal crashes among 16-year-olds.