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Herceptin Boosts Survival for Breast Cancer, Study Reports October 20, 2014

Taking drug in addition to chemotherapy also reduces risk of cancer recurrence

Upbeat Walking Style Might Lift Your Mood October 17, 2014

Negativity less likely in people with a positive gait, study says

Family Acceptance Key to Curbing Teen Suicides, Study Shows October 17, 2014

Validation by peers also decreased likelihood of self-harm

More Evidence That Exercise May Help Fight Depression October 16, 2014

But low mood can be a barrier to physical activity, study finds

Obesity and Depression Often Twin Ills, Study Finds October 16, 2014

Nature of connection isn't clear, but both conditions can be treated, experts say

Teen Girls May Face Greater Risk of Depression October 15, 2014

Relationship-related stress contributes to higher rates, researchers say

Medicare Subsidy Helps Breast Cancer Patients Afford Treatment October 15, 2014

'Extra Help' program leads to more women on hormone therapy, study reports

Urinary Prosthetic Device for Women Approved October 14, 2014

Helps those who can't contract bladder muscles

Risks From Epidural, Spinal Anesthesia Very Low, Study Says October 14, 2014

Less than 1 percent of patients experienced dreaded headache

Could Vitamin D Make Childbirth Less Painful? October 14, 2014

Study finds women with higher levels needed less medication

Exercise May Not Ward Off Teen Depression October 14, 2014

U.K. research finds no apparent link, but U.S. experts are not convinced

Health Tip: Know the Risk Factors for Osteoporosis October 14, 2014

Post-menopausal women at greater risk

Sudden Cardiac Death a Risk for Women Living Near Major Roads: Study October 13, 2014

May be as big a factor as smoking, obesity and poor eating habits, research suggests

Obesity May Speed Aging of the Liver, Study Suggests October 13, 2014

Heavier people might be more prone to liver cancer, insulin problems, researchers say

Stress Affects Women, Men With Heart Disease Differently, Study Shows October 13, 2014

Finding suggests doctors need to treat patients based on gender risks, researcher says

Anesthetic During Breast-Removal Surgery May Reduce Long-Term Pain October 13, 2014

Mastectomy patients benefit from lidocaine, study says

Sitting Around in Middle Age Doesn't Bode Well for Old Age October 08, 2014

Study cites need to reduce sedentary time

Healthy Lifestyle Choices May Cut Women's Stroke Risk October 08, 2014

Following 5 healthy habits halved chances of most common kind of brain attack, study suggests

Infection Rates in Nursing Homes on the Rise: Study October 08, 2014

Researchers note problem will only worsen as baby boomers grow old

Schools Key to Reaching Kids With Mental Health Needs, Experts Say October 08, 2014

Left untreated, children may suffer long-term damage

U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High of Nearly 79 Years: CDC October 08, 2014

Lifestyle changes cited as reason for gains, researchers say

U.S. Traffic Accidents Send 2.5 Million to ERs Each Year, CDC Says October 07, 2014

Medical costs of those collisions top $18 billion, U.S. government estimates

Cancer Diagnosis Can Take Toll on Mental Health, Study Finds October 06, 2014

Breast cancer particularly troubling, researchers report

Report Claims Success Treating Alzheimer's Memory Loss October 06, 2014

But experts won't embrace this 36-point program of lifestyle changes and supplements without more research

Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Always Help With Depression October 03, 2014

About 4 percent of obese patients report negative mood changes months after procedure, study finds

No Testosterone Therapy for Healthy Women, New Guidelines State October 03, 2014

Benefits unclear, harms unknown, researchers report

More Women Having Reconstruction Surgery After Breast Cancer Treatment October 03, 2014

Study finds notable rise in number of women once considered at high risk for the procedure

Standard Treatment for Underactive Thyroid Gland Still Best: Experts October 03, 2014

The drug levothyroxine remains first choice, guidelines say

Mini-Strokes May Lead to PTSD, Study Finds October 02, 2014

Fear, depression and anxiety might follow a transient ischemic attack, researchers say

Jealous, Moody Women May Face Higher Alzheimer's Risk, Study Says October 01, 2014

Chronic stress, neuroticism in midlife linked to doubled odds of dementia, researchers suggest

'High-Intensity' Hospitals Save More Elderly After Surgery: Study October 01, 2014

But downside includes longer hospital stays, fewer days in hospice

Could a Fading Sense of Smell Point to Earlier Death? October 01, 2014

Study found inability to distinguish odors predicted higher odds of dying over next 5 years

Experimental Cervical Cancer Vaccine Looks Promising in Trial October 01, 2014

Research suggests the HPV shot could prevent 90 percent of malignancies

Rat Study Suggests Light at Night Might Hamper Breast Cancer Therapy October 01, 2014

Tumors in rodents exposed to dim light seemed to develop resistance to a common cancer drug

Social Support May Be Key to Heart Attack Recovery September 30, 2014

Study found younger patients fared worse if they did not have family, friends to help afterwards

Groups Call for Medicare Coverage of Lung Cancer Screening September 30, 2014

CT scans for high-risk seniors covered by private insurers, but Medicare not required to do so

Recessions May Thwart a Woman's Motherhood Plans Forever: Study September 30, 2014

Research found initial impact was most pronounced among women in their 20s, and lasted until they were in their 40s

Herceptin Best for Certain Breast Cancer Patients, Study Says September 30, 2014

Drug should remain standard of care for HER2-positive tumors, doctors say

Drug Gives Big Survival Boost Against Type of Advanced Breast Cancer September 29, 2014

Women with HER2-positive tumors gained an average 16 more months of life with Perjeta, study finds

Breast-Feeding May Cut Risk for Aggressive Breast Cancer in Black Women September 26, 2014

Finding was specific to tough-to-treat estrogen receptor-negative tumors, researchers say

Behavioral Therapy Deemed Best for Social Phobia September 26, 2014

But finding a specialist isn't easy, experts say

Nature Walks With Others May Keep Depression at Bay September 25, 2014

Study found they lowered stress levels, lifted spirits after illness, job loss, divorce, death of loved one

Nearly 5 Percent of Young U.S. Women Have Chlamydia: CDC September 25, 2014

They should be screened yearly for the sexually transmitted disease, experts say

Special Therapy May Help Relieve 'Complicated Grief' September 25, 2014

Standard depression treatment is less successful after a loved one dies, study finds

Increasing Skirt Sizes May Hike Your Breast Cancer Risk: Study September 25, 2014

British researchers suggest that going up a size every 10 years raised chances of disease by 33 percent

Memory Slips in Senior Years May Signal Dementia Risk September 24, 2014

Study found 80 percent of those who complained of forgetting things had Alzheimer's 12 years later

Some Women Need Tests for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Experts Say September 23, 2014

Guidelines include all sexually active females 24 and younger, plus older women deemed at higher risk

NIH Adds $10M to Encourage Gender Balance in Clinical Trials September 23, 2014

These strategic investments help incorporate sex into existing funded studies, U.S. health officials say

Study Suggests Why Pregnant Women Get Sicker From Flu September 22, 2014

An aggressive immune system response may worsen symptoms, researchers say

Diabetes Drug Metformin May Affect Thyroid in Some Patients September 22, 2014

Medicine tied to lower thyroid-stimulating hormone levels in those with underactive thyroid

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