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Heart Valve Repair Surgery May Ease Mental Health Symptoms, Too March 02, 2015

Researchers find procedure leads to reduced depression and anxiety

Study Links Recession to Spike in Suicides Among Middle-Aged February 27, 2015

Big jump in rates seen during 2007-2010, when U.S. economy was lagging

Rear End Takes a Front Seat in Plastic Surgery Offices February 26, 2015

Men also drove up overall number of cosmetic procedures, doctors say

Transgender Hormone Therapy Doesn't Seem to Pose Major Risks February 26, 2015

Researchers say findings should ease concerns as no increase seen in cancers or deaths

Gene Mutations Tied to Leukemia Rise With Age, Study Finds February 26, 2015

But just having cancer-linked DNA doesn't mean the disease will develop, study authors stressed

Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Some Pregnancy Complications, Raise Others February 25, 2015

Study finds gestational diabetes less likely, but smaller infants more common

Early Hospital Release May Hurt Broken-Hip Patients February 25, 2015

Survival odds improve with longer stay, study finds

Risk of Violent Crime Rises With Depression, Study Finds February 25, 2015

But doctors may be more likely to focus on self-harm, suicide

Younger Women Often Ignore Signs of Heart Attack February 24, 2015

Study participants, from 30 to 55 years old, said they were reluctant to trigger false alarm

After Blowing Their Stack, a Heart Attack February 24, 2015

Explosive anger increased risk 8-fold, study found

Use of Long-Acting Birth Control Rises Fivefold in a Decade: CDC February 24, 2015

IUDs and implants among the safest, most effective forms of contraception, experts say

Postmenopausal Women May Be at Risk of Gum Disease February 20, 2015

If bone fracture odds are elevated, mouth health likely a concern, researchers say

Narcotic Painkiller Use Tied to Higher Risk for Depression February 20, 2015

The longer the use, the bigger the risk the user would become depressed, study found

Multiple Sclerosis Linked to Lower Levels of Key Nutrients in Women February 20, 2015

But researchers aren't sure whether differences are cause or effect of inflammatory disease

Generic Eye Drops for Glaucoma Encourage Greater Use February 19, 2015

Non-branded medication may be more than $1,000 cheaper a year, researchers report

Mammogram Rates May Fall When Women Learn of 'Overdiagnosis' Risk February 19, 2015

Study found patients were more reluctant to undergo the screen if told it often caught less harmful disease

Are Too Many Prostate Cancer Patients Receiving Treatment? February 19, 2015

Study also raises concerns about possible overuse of radiation therapy

More Americans Surviving Cancer Today Than 20 Years Ago February 19, 2015

Study shows biggest improvements in people diagnosed between ages 50 and 64

Low Cancer Risk With Device Used to Remove Fibroids, Study Finds February 19, 2015

Researchers call the findings 'reassuring,' but FDA warnings remain for older women

Health Tip: Understanding Osteoporosis in Men February 19, 2015

Here are common risk factors

Study Ties Shingles Virus to Dangerous Blood Vessel Disease in Elderly February 18, 2015

Condition causes inflamed vessels in scalp, neck and arms, and can be deadly, researchers say

Light Activity a Boost to Seniors' Hearts February 18, 2015

Low-level movement helps even those with limited mobility, study says

Health Tip: Exercising as a Senior February 18, 2015

Here are answers to help you get moving

Too Few Breast Cancer Patients Getting Radiation After Mastectomy: Study February 17, 2015

More than a third with 'locally advanced' disease don't get treatment aimed at preventing tumor's return

Study Refutes Notion That Fans Are Useless in Extreme Heat February 17, 2015

But, air-conditioning is still best option when temperatures soar, experts say

Sleep Group Updates Shuteye Guidelines February 17, 2015

Biggest changes for babies and seniors

Chronic Illness, Loneliness May Go Hand-in-Hand for Some Elderly February 16, 2015

Don't blame yourself for illness and try to find new ways to socialize, experts suggest

More Evidence That Even 'Moderate' Exercise Helps Women's Hearts February 16, 2015

A few sweat-inducing workouts per week are enough to cut risks in middle age, study finds

Golden Anniversaries May Bring an Added Special Glow February 16, 2015

Study sees slight uptick in sexual activity for couples married 50 years or more

'Mindfulness' May Help Ease Sleep Problems for Seniors February 16, 2015

Small study found meditation improved sleep scores more than lessons on sleep habits

More Than Half of Women Have Hot Flashes for at Least 7 Years February 16, 2015

Finding suggests need for better treatments for menopause-related symptoms, study author says

'Superagers' Seem to Have 'Younger' Brains, Researchers Find February 13, 2015

Their sharp memories at 80 and beyond may provide clues for treating dementia

Flu Sending Record Numbers of Elderly to the Hospital: CDC February 13, 2015

But the worst seems to be over as season continues to wind down, officials say

Device Approved for Female Fecal Incontinence February 13, 2015

Use of Eclipse System led to 50 percent decrease in episodes

How to Survive Valentine's Day Without Romance February 13, 2015

Expert offers tips to those who don't have a partner or spouse

Study Ties Hormone Therapy to Increased Ovarian Cancer Risk February 13, 2015

Overall increase is small, though, adding 1 cancer per 1,000 women treated

Number of Hip Replacements Has Skyrocketed, U.S. Report Shows February 12, 2015

Procedure becoming more common in younger adults, but hospital stays now a day shorter

Low Vitamin D Levels in Stroke Survivors a Bad Sign, Study Finds February 12, 2015

Tied to raised risk of a severe stroke, poor recovery, researchers say

Motorized Stationary Bike May Help With Stroke Rehabilitation February 12, 2015

Aerobic exercise improved outlook and helped patients regain everyday skills

Dehydration Linked to Greater Stroke Damage February 12, 2015

Thicker blood may be the reason why, study suggests

Some Stroke Survivors May Face Heightened Cancer Risk, Study Shows February 12, 2015

But cancer only affected about 2 percent of those in two-year follow-up period

Health Tip: Avoiding Menopausal Weight Gain February 12, 2015

Suggestions to stay trim as you age

Lower Blood Pressure Reduces First Stroke Risk: Study February 11, 2015

New research suggests keeping top number below 140

Driving Soon After Stroke May Be Risky, Studies Suggest February 11, 2015

Recent survivors more likely to make errors and have collisions in simulated tests

Mental Health Disorders May Shorten Life Span: Study February 11, 2015

Researchers find people with psychiatric conditions live an average of 10 fewer years

Mercury in Seafood May Raise Risk of Autoimmune Diseases in Women: Study February 10, 2015

The higher the exposure, the higher the levels of a protein linked to immune system dysfunction

Preterm Delivery Linked to Heart Disease, Stroke Risk in Mothers February 10, 2015

But study didn't prove cause-and-effect relationship

Stress May Make Recovery From Heart Attack Harder for Younger Women February 09, 2015

Study found women were prone to greater levels of stress than men

Wealthier Men Less Likely to Do Housework, Study Finds February 09, 2015

When they recognize need to help partner, they may just hire a cleaner instead

Researchers Identify 8 Signs of Impending Death February 09, 2015

Findings could help families prepare and aid in end-of-life care choices

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