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  • Surgical Residents Prime Candidates for Stress, Depression, Alcohol Abuse

    Posted: 11/17/2017

    Surgical Residents Prime Candidates for Stress, Depression, Alcohol Abuse WEDNESDAY, Nov. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Burnout is common among medical residents training to be surgeons, putting them at increased risk for alcohol abuse, anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts, a new study suggests. But a stress-countering technique called mindfulness may help them, the study authors added. "Surgical trainees live in a culture where high stress is normative, but excessive stress must be addressed," said ...

  • Some Guys Can't Stay Away From Tanning Beds

    Posted: 11/17/2017

    Some Guys Can't Stay Away From Tanning Beds WEDNESDAY, Nov. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Indoor tanning appears to be more addictive for men than women, even though they use tanning beds less than females, a new study finds. The stereotypical tanning salon client is a young woman, so they are the focus of most research and health warnings about tanning. But the authors behind the new study concluded that anti-tanning efforts should also target men. The findings were "really surprising," said study author...

  • Switching to Whole Grain Foods Could Trim Your Waistline

    Posted: 11/17/2017

    Switching to Whole Grain Foods Could Trim Your Waistline THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Put down that forkful of perfectly twirled white spaghetti, and grab a plate of whole grain pasta instead. You'll feel fuller after switching out highly processed white grains for whole-grain alternatives, a new study from Denmark contends. Plus, you'll likely lose a little bit of weight and have reduced inflammation. Those changes could be helpful in preventing or improving type 2 diabetes, the researche...

  • Sleep Apnea May Boost Alzheimer's Risk

    Posted: 11/17/2017

    Sleep Apnea May Boost Alzheimer's Risk FRIDAY, Nov. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If your sleep is continually disrupted by a condition called sleep apnea, you might face a higher chance of developing Alzheimer's down the road. So claims a new study that has linked sleep apnea with an increase in the development of amyloid plaque in the brain, a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease. The researchers found that the more serious the sleep apnea was, the more plaque accumulated. "Sleep apnea is very common among ...

  • Swings in Blood Pressure Can Pose Long-Term Dangers

    Posted: 11/17/2017

    Swings in Blood Pressure Can Pose Long-Term Dangers TUESDAY, Nov. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Everyone knows that sustained high blood pressure does no favors for your heart or life span. But new research suggests that up-and-down shifts in blood pressure may be equally hazardous to your health. "The takeaway from the study is, if you allow your blood pressure to be uncontrolled for any period of time, or notice big changes in your blood pressure between doctor visits, you increase your risk of stroke,...

  • Study Untangles Disparity in Colon Cancer Survival Rates

    Posted: 11/17/2017

    Study Untangles Disparity in Colon Cancer Survival Rates WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Health insurance and tumor characteristics are major reasons for the differences in colon cancer survival rates between blacks and whites in the United States, a new study finds. Researchers examined data from nearly 200,000 Americans with colon cancer, ages 18-64, and found that the five-year survival rate was 66.5 percent for whites and 57.3 percent for blacks -- a difference of 9.2 percentage points....

  • Staying Active May Lower Odds for Glaucoma

    Posted: 11/17/2017

    Staying Active May Lower Odds for Glaucoma WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- You probably know that exercise benefits your heart and waistline. But how about your vision? Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles analyzed long-term data on American adults, and found that the most physically active folks were 73 percent less likely to develop glaucoma than the least active individuals. For each 10-minute increase in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity a week, the risk of glau...

  • Spare the Rod, Spur Better Behavior?

    Posted: 11/17/2017

    Spare the Rod, Spur Better Behavior? THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Before you let your parental frustration get the better of you, a new study suggests you should refrain from spanking your misbehaving youngster. Researchers analyzed data from more than 12,000 children in the United States and found that those who had been spanked by their parents at age 5 had more behavior problems at ages 6 and 8 than those who had never been spanked. "Our findings suggest that spanking is not an effecti...

  • Social Media Can Help Boost Weight Loss Success

    Posted: 11/15/2017

    Social Media Can Help Boost Weight Loss Success FRIDAY, Nov. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Struggling to lose weight? Maybe posting that selfie on social media can help, researchers say. Their study included 33 people in two weight-loss groups -- surgical and nonsurgical -- who regularly blogged or posted online about their weight-loss experiences and were followed for four years. Sharing their successes and setbacks on social media helped the participants stay committed to setting and achieving their wei...

  • Sugary Drinks Could Break Your Heart

    Posted: 11/14/2017

    Sugary Drinks Could Break Your Heart THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a fan of sodas, fruit juices and sugary sports drinks, you're probably not doing your heart any favors. A new review suggests that regularly quenching your thirst with sugar-sweetened beverages not only contributes to your risk of gaining weight, it also ups your chances of developing type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome, a cluster of conditions that raises your risk of heart disease. "Some studies found that con...