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Over 4 Million Working Americans Suffer From Anxiety Disorders
Over 4 Million Working Americans Suffer From Anxiety Disorders THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that 4.3 million Americans with full-time jobs had an anxiety disorder in the past year. That number represents 3.7 percent of ...
Oil and Gas Industry Worker Death Rate Down by a Third
Oil and Gas Industry Worker Death Rate Down by a Third THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even as the oil and gas extraction industry in the United States boomed, there was a decline in the rate of worker deaths, a new federal government study...
Older Hispanic Men at Risk of Hearing Loss, Study Finds
Older Hispanic Men at Risk of Hearing Loss, Study Finds THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A survey of Hispanic Americans finds older men are at especially high risk of losing their hearing. A team led by Karen Cruickshanks of the University o...
Organ Donor Rates Vary Widely Across America, Study Finds
Organ Donor Rates Vary Widely Across America, Study Finds THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In the United States, organ donor rates are highest in the Midwest and lowest in New York state, a new study finds. "With over 10,000 patients a year ...
Oxytocin, Alcohol Seem to Work on Brain in Similar Ways
Oxytocin, Alcohol Seem to Work on Brain in Similar Ways WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The so-called "love hormone" oxytocin affects human behavior in much the same way as alcohol does, British researchers report. Oxytocin is a hormone in...
One-Third of Americans Have Dangerous Mix of Heart Risk Factors
One-Third of Americans Have Dangerous Mix of Heart Risk Factors TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than one-third of U.S. adults have a combination of health problems collectively known as metabolic syndrome that increase the risk of heart...
Outbreaks of Gut 'Superbug' More Common in Northeast: Study
Outbreaks of Gut 'Superbug' More Common in Northeast: Study TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Infections with the superbug known as Clostridium difficile have been the most prevalent in the Northeast during the past decade, new U.S. research sh...
Obesity Tied to Risk of Complications After Plastic Surgery
Obesity Tied to Risk of Complications After Plastic Surgery MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obese people who choose to have plastic surgery are 35 percent more likely than normal-weight people to have to visit the emergency room or be admitted...
Ovary Removal Reduces Breast Cancer Death in BRCA1 Carriers: Study
Ovary Removal Reduces Breast Cancer Death in BRCA1 Carriers: Study THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Actress and activist Angelina Jolie made news last month when she announced she had her ovaries removed -- after undergoing a preventive do...
Orthopedist Offers Tips for Preventing Shoulder Injuries
Orthopedist Offers Tips for Preventing Shoulder Injuries THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As the most flexible joint in your body, your shoulder can move and position your arm in many ways. But this flexibility also makes it prone to insta...