Veterans With PTSD Suffer More Physical Ailments Than Their Peers
FRIDAY, Sept. 24 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. soldiers with
post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) returning from the wars in
Iraq and Afghanistan suffer more physical ailments than those with
no mental health issues, and this effect is stronger in women than
men, a new study shows.
Drug Combo May Treat Brain Injury, Animal Study Suggests
FRIDAY, Sept. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Drug therapy that combines
a derivative of the antibiotic tetracycline and a synthetic
derivative of an amino acid may help patients suffering from
traumatic brain injury, a new study in animals suggests.
Cholesterol Levels Count in Kidney Disease Patients: Study
FRIDAY, Sept. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Malnutrition and
inflammation may be important risk factors for cardiovascular
disease in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and need to
be considered when doctors are assessing patients' cholesterol
levels, a new study suggests.
Mixed Report on Women's Health Research
FRIDAY, Sept. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Efforts to expand research
on women's health issues in the United States over the past two
decades have led to lower disease rates and fewer deaths among
women from heart disease, breast cancer and several other major
diseases, a new government report shows.
Surgery to Widen Neck Arteries Cuts 10-Year Stroke Risk: Study
THURSDAY, Sept. 23 (HealthDay News) -- For people whose carotid
arteries have become narrowed, restricting blood flow to the brain,
having a surgical procedure to widen them reduces the risk of
stroke over a 10-year period, British researchers report.
U.S. Kids Drink Too Little Water: Study
FRIDAY, Sept. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Children in the United
States are not drinking as much water as they should, and the
deficiency can have wide-reaching implications, a new study