HEALTH & MEDICAL Monday, January 23, 2012

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PTSD Link to Food Addiction Seen in Report
Inflammation may play a role, small study

Study finds women with worst PTSD more likely to be addicted to food, but it's not clear if one causes the other

Are Migraines in Middle Age Tied to Raised Parkinson's Risk Later?
In research involving patients with migraine with

Study sees a connection, but actual risk is small; more study needed, researchers say

Could Artificial Sweeteners Raise Your Blood Sugar?
falling blue crystals

If you’re one of the millions of Americans for whom diet sodas and artificially sweetened desserts play leading roles in the effort to shed pounds and ward off long-term diseases such as diabetes, new research might give you pause.

The 411 on Skin Lighteners
woman applying moisturizer

Want to even out your skin tone? From sun damage to acne scars, these new potions can help.

Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Asthma Risk in Kids
Experts list key topics to discuss for optimum

Association between phthalates and lung disorder needs additional research, study authors say

Urine Test for HPV Works Well, Analysis Finds
Research started in the late 1990s, first vaccine

It's a less invasive way to spot virus linked to cervical cancer; may increase screening rates, researchers say

Targeted Drugs Among Successes Against Cancer, Says New Report
People with overactive version of a specific

But aging population and increasing obesity threaten progress

Most Treatments for Blood Clots Appear Safe, Effective
Analysis of studies shows almost all strategies

Analysis of studies shows almost all strategies have similar outcomes, Canadian researchers report

U.S. Waistlines Keep Growing, With Women Leading the Way
Study finds higher rates of chronic disease,

Average is nearly 39 inches, CDC researchers find

Combo Therapy Best for COPD: Study
Researchers found two-drug regimen cut death,

Researchers found two-drug regimen cut death, hospitalization rates for the respiratory disease

Deaths From Narcotic Painkillers Quadrupled in Past Decade: CDC
High cure rates, few side effects may make this

Increases highest among whites, and people between 55 and 64

How to Prevent Psoriasis Flare-Ups
woman applying lotion

Lifestyle changes – including stress reduction – can help weaken your triggers.

1 in 5 U.S. Men Admits to Violence Against Spouse, Partner
Less gratitude seen among those with sleep

Acts include hitting, kicking, biting, choking, threatening with a weapon, survey finds

High-Fat Dairy May Lower Diabetes Risk

New Swedish research shows that eating and drinking high-fat dairy products is linked to a lower risk of getting type 2 diabetes.

Blood Test Spots Adult Depression: Study
Early study found higher rates than in people

It's as accurate as current methods, but can also confirm recovery, researchers contend

U.S. to Lead International Effort to Stop Ebola

The U.S. Department of Defense will send up to 3,000 personnel to Liberia in the coming weeks in an effort to boost the international response to the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, which has claimed thousands of lives and shows no signs of slowing.

FDA to Probe Testosterone Therapy Claims, Safety
Advocates say AMA's move will boost resources to

Joint committee to consider whether 'Low T' products are overprescribed and whether treatment raises heart risks

Nonsurgical Treatments Suggested for Women's Urinary Incontinence
Some predict challenges to medical practices that

Pelvic muscle exercises, bladder training and weight loss can help, doctors say

Male Pattern Baldness Tied to Prostate Cancer, Study Suggests
But not those with a receding hairline, say

Testosterone might be the link between the two, but more research needed to prove a connection

Heart Docs Don't Recommend Routine ECGs for Young Athletes
Post-op rise in weight occurs mostly in younger,

Detailed history, examination can reveal teens' risk for sudden death, experts say

Older Patients More Likely to Fill Prescriptions for Generic Statins: Study
But one cardiologist stands by the drug,

Higher use of cheaper types of cholesterol-lowering drugs led to a lower risk of heart problems

Want to Fight Ebola? CDC to Train Health Workers
 Center For Domestic Preparedness Decontamination

The CDC is looking for a few good nurses and doctors -- but especially nurses -- to help fight the Ebola epidemic.

Chest Radiation May Help Fight Some Advanced Lung Cancers: Study
Added to chemo, it lowered recurrence rates,

Added to chemo, it lowered recurrence rates, improved survival, researchers report

Risks of Breast Cancer Screening in Women Over 70
doctor showing test results

Including women over 70 in a national breast cancer screening program does not lead to a large decline in advanced cases, and may lead to certain consequences, a Dutch study has concluded.

Not Everyone With Alzheimer's-Linked Protein Develops Dementia: Study
DNA changes appear to rise with more years of

Some brains appear to compensate for build-up of destructive beta-amyloid plaque, research suggests

Small Number of Drugs Behind Kids' Accidental Poisonings: CDC
Reports found four psoriasis patients who took

Narcotic painkillers, addiction medications and sedatives top the list

Walking, Biking to Work Seems to Have Mental Health Benefits
Study suggests sidewalks, curbs may be key to

Active commuters less stressed, better able to concentrate than those who drive, research shows

Kids Prescribed Antibiotics Twice as Often as Needed, Study Finds
Doctors can 'watch and wait' for an additional 3

More than 11 million prescriptions may be unnecessary, researchers say

1 in 3 Retired NFL Players Will Suffer Neurological Problems

1 in 3 Retired NFL Players Will Suffer Neurological Problems

California To Broaden Autism Coverage For Kids Through Medicaid

California To Broaden Autism Coverage For Kids Through Medicaid

Saving Dr. Brantly: The Inside Story
dr kent brantly ebola

Peering into the small house in Liberia where Kent Brantly was bedridden and quarantined with Ebola, there was no doubt in Dr. Lance Plyler’s mind that his friend and colleague was going to die.

Autoimmune Diseases Tied to Eating Disorders
Pea on a plate

Several autoimmune diseases have been linked to, and may even play a role in the development of, eating disorders, new research suggests.

Combo Diabetes Therapy Outperforms Other Treatments, Study Finds
Only 11 percent of the 79 million Americans with

Patients with type 2 disease were less likely to gain weight, suffer dangerous drops in blood sugar levels

Sunny Skies Tied to Suicide Rates
Seasonal pitfalls include poison ivy, worsening

Austrian researchers find short-term sunshine increases risk, longer-term lowers it

Salty Foods May Double Smokers' Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Study finds overconsumption may have contributed

About half of raised risk from tobacco tied to interaction with too much sodium, study finds

Eat More Fish, Save Your Hearing?
Study finds link between blood levels of omega-3s

Two or more servings weekly might prevent or delay chronic health problem for women, research suggests

The Parenting Trap: Coddling Anxious Kids
Benefits more pronounced for women than men,

Trying to protect children from source of anxiety may make things worse, researchers say

Health Law Shows Little Effect In Lowering Children's Uninsured Rate, Study Finds

Health Law Shows Little Effect In Lowering Children's Uninsured Rate, Study Finds

American Ebola Survivor Gives Blood to Infected Health-Care Colleague
Deadly virus relatively slow to transmit, and

The hope is antibodies in the survivor's blood will help fight the often deadly virus in the recipient

Advanced Dementia Patients Often Given Unhelpful Meds: Study
Program tackling over-prescription to dementia

Unnecessary prescriptions lead to more side effects, costs for nursing home residents, experts say

Physical Activity May Boost School Performance, Especially for Boys
But many school-age kids who get the diagnosis

Walking, bicycling to school linked to better reading scores in study

'Fat Shaming' Doesn't Motivate Obese People to Lose Weight: Study
Study finds higher rates of chronic disease,

This type of discrimination may actually lead to weight gain, researchers say

Contrave, Newest Weight Loss Option: FAQ
overweight pedestrians

The FDA's approval on Wednesday of a new prescription weight-loss pill, Contrave, offers yet another option for the more than one-third of American adults who are obese.

Obese People May Be More Vulnerable to Food Cues
Study links an apple-shaped figure to early signs

Eating might be less rewarding and more habitual for them, research suggests

Even a Little Excess Weight Can Boost Blood Pressure: Study
Nursing exclusively has no effect on later

Researchers find, in 8-week span, that those who gain in the abdomen have highest increase

Study: Rare Blood Type May Slightly Raise Dementia Risk
Without treatment, virus can lead to liver cancer.

But lifestyle factors play a bigger role, experts say

Nuts & Your Health: What to Know
mixed nuts

Once viewed by some as a food too high in calories to enjoy on a regular basis, nuts are getting new respect.

Many U.S. Kids Missing Out on Preventive Care, CDC Says
Families with regular doctor may use drug-store

Report finds gaps in basic medical care, vaccines, and vision and hearing screenings

Gates Foundation Gives $50M to Fight Ebola Outbreak in Africa
Deadly virus relatively slow to transmit, and

Meanwhile, fourth U.S. aid worker infected in West Africa continues treatment at Atlanta hospital

Positions Are Key When Sex Causes Back Pain
But men shouldn't take statins for that effect

New study says 'spooning' isn't ideal for all men with aching backs

CNN.com - Health
One dance class changed her life
Angela Baldwin can pinpoint the day she changed the course of her life.
Weight loss: What they never tell you
Shannon Britton lost 268 pounds after having gastric bypass surgery. What she's learned since then will surprise you.
No longer lonely: He lost 225 lbs
Tevante Clark enrolled in a nutrition program to try to lose weight naturally. He figured if that failed, he would get gastric bypass surgery.
Adam's story: 63 pills a day
The modest clinic on Milpas Street in laid-back Santa Barbara, California, was well known to patients seeking powerful pain medication.
Mental health help: Where to turn
Americans often don't know where to turn when dealing with a loved one with serious mental illness, but experts emphsize there are resources available.
Lack of sleep may shrink your brain
Can sleep deprivation affect the size of your brain? It's possible, a recent study published in an online issue of Neurology suggests.
Could we erase signs of autism?
The majority of seven caregivers had success when using early behavioral modification techniques with their children who showed early signs of autism. Five of the seven showed no developmental problems after being a part of the study.
Low-carb or low-fat? Doesn't matter
Anyone who's ever attempted to lose weight knows the frustration of trying (and failing at) different diets. A recent study suggests any low-carbohydrate or low-fat diet can produce significant weight loss results.
Eat chocolate. Yes, chocolate.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta tell us how eating certain types of chocolate can help us live to 100.
Smartphones affect your sleep
Dr. Sanjay Gupta tell us how disconnecting before we go to bed can help us live to 100.
Apply the right sunscreen
Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells us how applying sunscreen every day can help you live to be 100.
Can psychedelic drugs be medicine?
Psychiatrists are now considering the benefits of LSD and other psychedelic drugs in treatment. Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.
Tool helps them see neurons
A Harvard chemist has received the Blavatnik Award for his work on technology to study neurodegenerative diseases.
What is 'too much' caffeine?
Carl Azuz reports on why consuming too much caffeine is not good for you.
Fit Nation triathletes ready to race!
Six CNN viewers selected for the Fit Nation challenge have transformed their bodies and minds.
Inside your mind with 'Brain Games'
Jason Silva from National Geographic's hit show "Brain Games" talks about tricks the mind plays that shape our reality.
The best way to brush
CNN's Martha Shade reports on what's the best way to brush your teeth.
Still smoking after cancer
CNN's Holly Firfer tells us that some people who have beat cancer continue to smoke.
How outbreak can start, and end
Dr. Sanjay Gupta describes how "contact tracing" could help stem the tide of an Ebola outbreak.
The healthiest fish to eat?
As our oceans become more polluted, Sally Kohn sits down with Fabien Cousteau to talk about the healthiest fish to eat.
Plastic surgery gone wrong
Dr. Terry Dubrow and Dr. Paul Nassif from E!'s new show "Botched" discuss the risks and complications of plastic surgery.
Ha! Laughter is the best medicine
Scott Weems, author of "Ha! The Science of When we Laugh and Why," speaks with CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
Twin boys born 24 days apart
Due to a delayed delivery, a set of twins in Massachusetts were born 24 days apart. WCVB's Mary Saladna reports.
Is red meat really bad for you?
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with Nina Teicholz, author of "The Big Fat Surprise."
This is your body on weed
Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how marijuana affects the brain and how pot can be used to treat certain conditions.
See man after 700-lb. loss
Robert Walls tipped the scales at 950 lbs. before he made a big decision that helped him shed hundreds of pounds.
Teacher eats only McDonald's
A teacher only eats McDonald's for 90 days, and LOSES 37 pounds. KCCI reports.
World's most dangerous workout?
Is the "sport of fitness" the world's most dangerous workout? CNN's Jarrett Bellini asks CrossFitters and gives it a go.
Hear Mrs. O rap for healthy foods
First lady Michelle Obama raps about food at an event to propose limits on the types of foods advertised in schools.
Enterovirus D68 in 17 states, Canada
Enterovirus D68 is likely coming -- if it hasn't already -- to a state near you.
Migraines with aura in middle age linked to Parkinson's disease
People who suffer from migraines with aura during middle age have double the risk of developing Parkinson's disease or other movement disorders later in life than those who do not, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Neurology.
Schizophrenia is eight disorders
What we know -- and psychiatrists have diagnosed for decades -- as schizophrenia may really be eight separate diseases, research published in The American Journal of Psychiatry suggests.
Crab's blood could save your life
Hundreds of thousands of horseshoe crabs are captured each year for their incredible blue blood.
Bitter truth about sugar
Kristie Lu Stout speaks to author Robert Lustig about the dangers of added sugar in processed foods
'This is what dying must feel like'
A nursing student at Georgetown University -- who just a few days ago tweeted that she had a 105-degree fever and "this is what dying must feel like" -- passes away Tuesday of what her school called "apparent meningitis."
Violently ill, pregnant again
Hyperemesis gravidarum causes extreme sickness during pregnancy. Read about one mother's journey.
What if Ebola was airborne?
Every time the Ebola virus copies itself, it mutates. These mutations could change the way the virus behaves.
The monster that took my son
A week before Cole died, I promised him he would do "something big" someday. For two years, I have been fighting to keep that promise.
Gupta: We created the heroin problem
The face of heroin abuse in America is changing. And part of the reason is that society wanted a quick fix to the prescription drug abuse problem.
Surgical 'black box' coming soon
Researchers are working on a tracking device like the ones placed in airplanes that records surgeons' movements during an operation.
One drink. 8 cookies. Same sugar.
Hallucinogens to treat depression?
Psychedelic drugs are being researched as a potential treatment for conditions ranging from anxiety to tobacco and alcohol addiction.
Reduce your risk of dementia right now
There is some good news laid out in the sixth annual World Alzheimer's Report. For the first time, we're starting to get a clearer understanding of cause and effect when it comes to this debilitating disease.
Georgetown student dies of 'apparent meningitis'
A nursing student at Georgetown University -- who just a few days ago tweeted that she had a 105-degree fever and "this is what dying must feel like" -- passes away Tuesday of what her school called "apparent meningitis."
The bitter truth about sugar
Kristie Lu Stout speaks to author Robert Lustig about the dangers of added sugar in processed foods
King Richard III's bones reveal fatal blows
Researchers at the University of Leicester have used modern forensic analysis to reveal that Richard III suffered 11 injuries at or near the time of death, according to a study in The Lancet.
U.S. pledges troops to fight Ebola
President Obama announces new steps to combat the growing epidemic, including sending 3,000 U.S. troops to West Africa.
When pregnancy makes you violently ill
Hyperemesis gravidarum causes extreme sickness during pregnancy. Read about one mother's journey.
'Sumo wrestler' to distance runner: He lost 102 lbs.
When Yusuke Kirimoto visited his relatives in Japan, they would jokingly say, "the sumo wrestler is back." Their comments prompted him to change his lifestyle -- and lose 102 pounds.
Should you eat before a workout?
Anyone who makes fitness a priority has experienced that moment when a slight tummy rumble comes along just as you head out to the gym.
5 ways to think yourself well
There wasn't anything that could bring singer Pharrell Williams down in his hit song "Happy." Turns out he was on to to something.
15 diseases doctors get wrong
After strange pains or mysterious digestive issues, you hope a trip to the doctor will solve your health woes. That's not always the case.
Menopause Qs you're not asking
Menopause: the permanent end of fertility (and periods!) that commonly happens to women in their late 40s and 50s. For many women, just saying the word can increase anxiety levels.
10 best apps to train your brain
Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.
You NEED the corner office
Exposure to daylight improves workers mood, communication abilities, effectiveness on the job, sleep, and overall health.

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