Mental Health and Behavior in the News

Statins Linked to Raised Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

03/05/2015 - Large Finnish study found a nearly 50 percent increase in people taking cholesterol-lowering drugs

Stress May Undermine Heart Benefits of Exercise

03/05/2015 - Study found teens who lacked coping skills faced raised heart risks that physical fitness did not counter

Early Studies See No Heart Risk From Testosterone Therapy

03/04/2015 - But experts agree more research is needed, especially in light of FDA warning

Common Drug for Irregular Heartbeat Tied to Worse Outcomes

03/04/2015 - But study group taking digoxin may have been sicker overall, cardiologist notes

Chinese Researchers Report Successful Hepatitis E Vaccine

03/04/2015 - New immunization offers nearly 5 years of protection, experts say

Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Stem Further Damage After Heart Attack

03/04/2015 - Survivors who took large, daily dose of prescription-only capsules showed less decline in heart function

Another Study Finds Mediterranean Diet May Cut Heart Risks

03/04/2015 - People who followed it closely were 47 percent less likely to develop disease

Decrease in Air Pollution Tied to Healthier Lungs in Children

03/04/2015 - Long-term Los Angeles-area study finds kids' lungs develop better with less smog

Drug May Help Some Breast Cancer Patients Avoid Early Menopause

03/04/2015 - Standard chemo can end fertility, but adding goserelin helped some survivors go on to conceive, study found

Fit Body at 40 May Keep Brain Bright at 60

03/04/2015 - Tests show higher midlife fitness levels tied to greater brain volume, function decades later

1 in 3 Americans Lives an Hour or More From a Stroke Center

03/04/2015 - Least access found in southeastern U.S., researchers say

Opdivo Approval Expanded to Include Lung Cancer

03/04/2015 - The leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.

Medical Bills Another Burden for Eczema Patients: Study

03/04/2015 - U.S. adults with the skin condition spent over $29 billion in out-of-pocket health costs in 2012

14 Percent of Toddlers May Be Drinking Coffee

03/04/2015 - Boston survey also found that 2.5 percent of 1-year-olds get a java jolt

Health Highlights: March 4, 2015

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Many Transplant Surgeons Suffer Burnout

03/04/2015 - Low sense of accomplishment, emotional exhaustion cited in survey

Obamacare and the Supreme Court: What's at Stake

03/04/2015 - Millions of consumers could lose health insurance subsidies in dispute over language in the law

Heroin Overdose Deaths Quadrupled Since 2000

03/04/2015 - Lethal poisonings from prescription painkillers down slightly, U.S. report says

Health Tip: Getting Rid of Head Lice

03/04/2015 - Use a special shampoo

Health Tip: Conquering Exercise Saboteurs

03/04/2015 - Don't use stress as an excuse