When You Don't Speak the Language

An afternoon in a Chinese clinic makes it clear how important a patient's speech can be to making a diagnosis.

Jun 24

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Mental Health Professions

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The Hidden Face of Mental Illness

Mental health is a growing concern in this country. Illnesses such as depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia affect more than 43 million Americans. Only a small percentage will seek out professional help to challenge their demons (National ...

Jun 21

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Prejudice / Discrimination

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Marriage may prolong cancer survival, but why?

Cancer patients may live longer if they are married, with the effect varying by place of birth and race/ethnicity. However, better economic resources are unlikely to be a key driver for this association.

Apr 12

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Health Psychology, Relationships ...

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Alzheimer's Disease, Diabetes: Is There a Link?

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) impairs insulin signaling in the portion of the brain responsible for regulating metabolism, making a person with AD more likely to develop diabetes, new research suggests.

Apr 11

Categories: Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia, Dementia, Health / Illness / ...

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Is a popular painkiller hampering our ability to notice errors?

According to a new study acetaminophen could be impeding error-detection in the brain.

Apr 9

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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Irregular heartbeat risk increases for 1 year after death of a partner

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is one of life's toughest challenges. It can cause severe psychological stress, which studies have shown can raise the risk of acute cardiovascular problems.

Apr 7

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Health Psychology, Relationships ...

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Oxytocin nasal spray: how can it help curb obesity?

A new study suggests that oxytocin nasal spray could be a solution, after researchers found it may work by improving self-control.

Apr 5

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Health Psychology

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Treating depression may reduce heart disease risk

Heart disease and depression are both serious and prevalent conditions; mounting evidence infers that they are connected. Depression has been shown to increase the likelihood of developing heart disease later in life.

Apr 4

Categories: Depression, Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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Link between allergic rhinitis and mental health

According to a new study, patients with AR appear to be at higher risk of mental disorders in the general Korean adult population and persistent or severe AR was correlated with poor mental health.

Apr 1

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Mental Health in Asia

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Is moderate drinking really good for you?

Many people believe a glass of wine with dinner will help them live longer and healthier -- but the scientific evidence is shaky at best, according to a new research analysis.

Mar 29

Categories: Addictions, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Health Psychology

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Association among childhood ADHD, sex and obesity

New research shows that there is an association between obesity development during adulthood and childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Mar 22

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Health / Illness / ...

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PTSD in Patients With Heart Disease

Adults living with congenital heart disease may have a significantly higher risk of post-traumatic stress disorder than people in the general population.

Mar 21

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ...

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Parent's Depression: Link to Child's Asthma?

A new study is underway to determine whether treating a depressed caregiver will improve the child’s asthma.

Mar 15

Categories: Depression, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Parenting

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Different kinds of physical activity shown to improve brain volume, ...

A variety of physical activities from walking to gardening and dancing can improve brain volume and cut the risk of Alzheimer's disease by 50%, a new study suggests.

Mar 14

Categories: Dementia, Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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Middle-aged trauma patients with preexisting psychological illness ...

Middle-aged adults with psychological illness such as anxiety and depression are more likely to have longer hospital stays and rehabilitation following trauma affecting bones and muscles.

Mar 14

Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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