Worsening Depression Adds to Heart Failure Risks: Study
MONDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Heart failure patients whose
depression worsens with time are less likely to fare well in the
long-run than patients whose depressive symptoms either stabilize
or dissipate, a new study indicates.
Breast Cancer Radiation Before 1984 Tied to Heart Disease
MONDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Among long-term breast
cancer survivors, those who were treated with radiotherapy before
1984 appear to face much higher rates of death due to heart
disease, new French-Swiss research indicates.
Blood Type O Associated With Less Risk for Heart Attack
FRIDAY, Jan. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have
simultaneously discovered a gene that seems to raise the risk of
cardiovascular disease, while also noting that having the blood
type O might guard against heart attack once arteries become
Thorough Exams a Must for Those at High Risk of Skin Cancer
MONDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Patients at high risk for
melanoma benefit from a follow-up program that can detect the
deadly skin cancer at an early stage, new research finds, while a
second study notes that embarrassment prevents some people from
having a doctor examine their skin for suspicious lesions.
Some Severe MS Flares Helped by Blood Filtering Treatment
MONDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- A blood-filtering procedure
called plasma exchange helps ease severe flares of multiple
sclerosis (MS), but does not help with more advanced, progressive
forms of the disease, new guidelines say.
New Osteoporosis Screening Recommendations Issued
MONDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Preventive Services
Task Force has just expanded its osteoporosis screening
recommendation to include younger women who have risk factors for
the debilitating disease, which causes bones to become abnormally
brittle and prone to fracture.
Heavy Drinking May Boost Risk for Atrial Fibrillation
MONDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- People who drink a lot, and
do so often, increase their chances of developing the chronic heart
rate or rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation, according to
Big Breakfast May Not Lead to Fewer Daily Calories
MONDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Conventional wisdom says
that eating a big breakfast might keep you full throughout the day
and help prevent overeating at other meals, but a new German study
debunks the idea.
Some Antibiotics, Blood Pressure Meds a Bad Mix: Study
MONDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Older people who are taking
common blood pressure medications called calcium channel blockers
face an increased risk of developing dangerously low blood pressure
and possibly going into shock if they take certain antibiotics,
Canadian researchers warn.
Rep. Giffords Continues to Improve
MONDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Arizona Congresswoman
Gabrielle Giffords continues her remarkable recovery after she was
gravely wounded by an assassin's bullet to her brain nine days ago:
On Sunday, her doctors upgraded her condition from critical to