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  • Jealousy Can Drive Some to Problem Drinking, Study Suggests

    Posted: 08/04/2015

    Jealousy Can Drive Some to Problem Drinking, Study Suggests TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Intense jealousy may trigger drinking problems, a new study suggests. The researchers found that those whose self-esteem was dependent on their relationships were more likely to turn to alcohol if they became jealous. However, the study did not prove that jealousy caused drinking. But the findings might help identify people at risk for alcoholism, according to the authors of the study, which will be pu...

  • J&J to Rely on Bioethicists for Guidance on New Drugs for Dying Patients

    Posted: 05/14/2015

    J&J to Rely on Bioethicists for Guidance on New Drugs for Dying Patients THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a pilot program that could have wide-ranging impact, the drug maker Johnson & Johnson will have independent bioethicists determine whether dying patients should be allowed emergency access to experimental medicines. The program is a partnership between Johnson & Johnson's Janssen Pharmaceutical Cos. and New York University's medical ethics division, the Associated Press repor...

  • Just 1 Hour of Daily TV Boosts Kids' Obesity Risk, Study Suggests

    Posted: 05/04/2015

    Just 1 Hour of Daily TV Boosts Kids' Obesity Risk, Study Suggests SUNDAY, April 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Watching television, even for just an hour a day, may boost the risk that young children will be overweight or obese, according to new research. "Children who watch one to two hours of TV a day, as opposed to those who watch less, are more likely to be overweight and obese at kindergarten and first grade," said the study's lead author, Dr. Mark DeBoer, associate professor of pediatrics at the Uni...

  • Joblessness Triples Odds for Depression in Young Adults

    Posted: 03/26/2015

    Joblessness Triples Odds for Depression in Young Adults THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Unemployed young adults have three times the risk of depression compared to their employed peers, a new study finds. "Unemployment and depression are significantly related among emerging adults," said lead author Robin McGee, from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta. What isn't clear from this study: which problem causes the other? This study was only designed to tease out ...

  • Just a Half Hour of Lost Sleep Linked Weight Gain

    Posted: 03/12/2015

    Just a Half Hour of Lost Sleep Linked Weight Gain THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Think twice the next time you don't get as much sleep as you need: A new study suggests that missing just 30 minutes of shuteye during weeknights could boost your weight and disrupt your metabolism. Many people skimp on sleep during the week and try to make up for it on the weekend, wrote study author Shahrad Taheri, a professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in Doha, Qatar. But weekday sleep debt...

  • Just How Big Is a Normal Penis?

    Posted: 03/10/2015

    Just How Big Is a Normal Penis? TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some good news, guys: A new analysis of penis sizes will help reassure most of you that you're normal, researchers say. Many males worry about their penis size, even when there's no cause for concern. But until now, there has been no formal review of research into penis size and no attempt to develop a system to show the range of sizes of flaccid or erect penises, the researchers said. The British investigators reviewed 17 publis...

  • Just Half of Nursing Home Staff Getting Flu Vaccine

    Posted: 02/10/2015

    Just Half of Nursing Home Staff Getting Flu Vaccine TUESDAY, Feb. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Only about one in two U.S. nursing home workers gets an annual flu shot, a new study says. "Low staff vaccination rates put vulnerable populations at risk of contracting influenza," wrote the authors of the study in the February issue of the American Journal of Infection Control . As many as 7,300 nursing home residents die of the flu each year, according to the researchers. Researchers from Emory University Ro...

  • Jakafi Approved for Chronic Bone Marrow Disease

    Posted: 12/11/2014

    Jakafi Approved for Chronic Bone Marrow Disease THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Jakafi (ruxolitinib) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat polycythemia vera, a chronic disease of the bone marrow. Jakafi is the first FDA-sanctioned drug for the disease, which occurs when too many red blood cells are produced in the bone marrow. This may lead to a swollen spleen and phlebitis, characterized by blood clots near the surface of the skin. The disease also increases the...

  • Jogging May Help Seniors Walk Better

    Posted: 12/02/2014

    Jogging May Help Seniors Walk Better MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Jogging helps seniors maintain their ability to walk, a new study finds. The researchers looked at people older than 65 who either ran or walked for exercise. Those who ran at least 30 minutes three times a week were less likely to have age-related physical decline in walking than walkers. In fact, joggers were 7 percent to 10 percent more efficient at walking than those who didn't jog, according to the study published online...

  • Just Try Getting an Appointment With a Psychiatrist

    Posted: 10/22/2014

    Just Try Getting an Appointment With a Psychiatrist WEDNESDAY, Oct. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Residents of major U.S. metropolitan areas who need a psychiatrist are often likely to come up empty-handed, regardless of ability to pay, new research suggests. Why? Wrong numbers, unreturned phone calls, and full practices, according to a study conducted around Boston, Houston and Chicago. "One message from this is that having insurance, even good insurance, is not enough to guarantee that you can get the ...