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  • Jobs With the Highest Suicide Rates

    Posted: 06/30/2016

    Jobs With the Highest Suicide Rates THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Can the type of job you choose affect your risk of suicide? Possibly, according to a new U.S. report that found for certain occupations, the odds of suicide were significantly higher. From 2000 to 2012, the overall rates of suicide for people aged 16 and older rose 21 percent, the study found. That works out to an approximate increase from 13 to 16 suicides per every 100,000 people in the United States. But among farmers, fi...

  • Just a Little of Statins' Effect Enough to Help Heart: Study

    Posted: 06/28/2016

    Just a Little of Statins' Effect Enough to Help Heart: Study MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Giving high doses of statins to patients with heart disease doesn't lower the risk of future heart trouble any more than moderate doses of the cholesterol-lowering drugs do, a new study finds. Having heart disease raises the risk of heart attack and stroke, as blood vessels become clogged and cut the normal flow of blood and oxygen to the heart. These patients are typically prescribed statins on a long...

  • Job Hunting? Maybe a Therapist Can Help

    Posted: 06/27/2016

    Job Hunting? Maybe a Therapist Can Help MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The unemployed may find help for their job search in an unexpected place -- a therapist's office. A type of counseling called cognitive behavioral therapy teaches skills that might help people who are unemployed get a job, a new study suggests. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can be used to help people with depression. This type of therapy teaches people to identify negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones....

  • Just 6 Percent of Chest Pain Cases in ER Are Life-Threatening: Study

    Posted: 06/23/2016

    Just 6 Percent of Chest Pain Cases in ER Are Life-Threatening: Study WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans who develop chest pain often rush to the hospital, where they're treated with urgency. A new study suggests, however, that less than 6 percent of these patients suffer from life-threatening conditions such as a heart attack. Most often, physicians can't determine the cause of patients' chest pain, the researchers found. But chest pain can be a sign of serious illness, cautioned stu...

  • Joe Montana Scoring Points Against Heart Disease

    Posted: 05/25/2016

    Joe Montana Scoring Points Against Heart Disease TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- After retiring from a long and illustrious pro football career that included four Super Bowl championships, quarterback Joe Montana abandoned his decades-long habit of daily exercise. And it was just a few years later when the Hall of Famer was diagnosed with two major risk factors for heart disease: high blood pressure and high cholesterol. That news, coupled with a family history of heart disease -- which claime...

  • Jello Shots While Underage, Bigger Booze Problems Later?

    Posted: 05/08/2016

    Jello Shots While Underage, Bigger Booze Problems Later? FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many underage Americans down jello shots, and these young drinkers are more likely to binge drink, drink heavily and get into alcohol-fueled fights, researchers say. The Boston University researchers surveyed more than 1,000 alcohol users, aged 13 to 20, and found that just over 20 percent had consumed jello shots in the past 30 days. Rates were slightly higher among females than males, and higher among t...

  • Jimmy Carter's Recovery Highlights Power of New Cancer Treatments

    Posted: 12/14/2015

    Jimmy Carter's Recovery Highlights Power of New Cancer Treatments MONDAY, Dec. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Former President Jimmy Carter's remarkable response to his treatment for brain cancer can be chalked up in part to significant recent advances in medicine, cancer experts say. Carter, 91, announced on Sunday that brain scans have shown there are no longer any signs of the melanoma cancer that had spread to his brain. That does not mean, however, that he has been cured of the cancer, and he will con...

  • Jimmy Carter Says Brain Scans Show No Signs of Cancer

    Posted: 12/14/2015

    Jimmy Carter Says Brain Scans Show No Signs of Cancer MONDAY, Dec. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Former President Jimmy Carter said on Sunday that brain scans have shown there are no longer any signs of the melanoma cancer that had spread to his brain. The news comes roughly three months after he began treatment for four small lesions in his brain and had surgery to remove part of his liver. However, Carter said in a statement that he will continue to take Keytruda, an immunotherapy drug that helps his bo...

  • Jury Still Out on Silicone Breast Implant Safety

    Posted: 11/16/2015

    Jury Still Out on Silicone Breast Implant Safety MONDAY, Nov. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- After years of study, a new analysis finds there is still insufficient evidence on whether silicone breast implants are linked to any long-term health effects. The report, published online Nov. 9 in the Annals of Internal Medicine , is the latest round in the long debate over silicone breast implant safety. The implants came to the U.S. market in the 1960s. But in 1992, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration called ...

  • Just One Energy Drink Sends Young Adults' Stress Hormone Levels Soaring

    Posted: 11/15/2015

    Just One Energy Drink Sends Young Adults' Stress Hormone Levels Soaring SUNDAY, Nov. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News)-- Just one energy drink can cause potentially harmful spikes in both stress hormone levels and blood pressure in young, healthy adults, a new study shows. After drinking a 16-ounce can of "Rockstar Punched," young adults had a 74 percent increase in blood levels of the "fight-or-flight" hormone norepinephrine, said lead researcher Dr. Anna Svatikova, a cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rocheste...