Posted 2:00 PM 12/24/2012 by By Steven Reinberg
MONDAY, Dec. 24 (HealthDay News) -- People suffering from depression or psychological distress appear to have higher than normal blood levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), an indicator of inflammatory disease, according to new research from Denmark.
Previously, CRP has been linked with an (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 12/21/2012 by By Karen Pallarito
FRIDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay News) -- The Newtown, Conn., carnage, the latest and most horrifying among a recent rash of mass shootings in America, is raising pointed questions about why this country is experiencing such lethal mayhem.
While the answers are complex, experts point to a (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 12/20/2012 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Palliative care improved the quality of life for seniors in long-term care, according to a new study.
Specifically, it led to a significant reduction in emergency room visits and depression among the elderly patients, said the researchers at Hebrew (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 12/19/2012 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Children whose mothers were exposed to secondhand smoke while they were pregnant may be at greater risk for behavioral problems, according to a new study.
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing found that prenatal exposure (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 12/18/2012 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, Dec. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Pacemakers and implanted cardiac defibrillators have a major, negative impact on the quality of life of children and teens who were born with heart defects and require the heart rhythm devices as part of their long-term care or to prevent sudden death.(More)...
Posted 3:00 PM 12/16/2012 by By Amanda Gardner
SUNDAY, Dec. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Despite media reports alleging that the gunman involved in the Connecticut school shootings had Asperger's syndrome, experts were quick to assert Sunday that there is no link between the condition -- a mild form of autism -- and violence.
"There really (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 12/14/2012 by By Amanda Gardner
FRIDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Details were still emerging about the horrific shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut Friday morning that has killed more than two dozen people, most of them children. But talk is already turning to how to help children and adults both near and far (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 12/13/2012 by By Steven Reinberg
THURSDAY, Dec. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Drivers often "zone out" behind the wheel, and this mind wandering contributes to many car crashes, a new study finds.
French researchers who reviewed data on nearly 1,000 collisions say half of all car accidents may be caused by a driver's wandering (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 12/12/2012 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12 (HealthDay News) -- People appear to prefer leaders with more masculine voices, even if they're women, a new study says.
Earlier research has shown that people prefer leaders with more masculine voices. But this study looked at what happens when the leadership position (More)