Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders Tougher When It's Not Patient's Call
TUESDAY, July 19 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that it
takes longer to create do-not-resuscitate orders when someone other
than the patient is making the decision, even though many of the
patients in these cases are sicker than patients able to make their
Happy Shoppers More Decisive When Purchasing
TUESDAY, July 19 (HealthDay News) -- People who are happy or
have a positive attitude while shopping are able to decide what
they like or don't like more quickly and consistently, new research
Does Meditation Boost Brain Health?
TUESDAY, July 19 (HealthDay News) -- Following up on previous
research showing that people who have practiced meditation for a
long time have more gray matter in their brains, a small new study
finds that their brains also shrink less as they age and they have
stronger connections in the brain itself.
Lifestyle Changes Might Prevent Millions of Cases of Alzheimer's
TUESDAY, July 19 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of
Alzheimer's cases globally could be prevented if modifiable risk
factors such as depression, obesity and smoking were eliminated,
either with lifestyle changes or treatment of underlying
conditions, new research suggests.
Married Men Seem to Seek Help for Heart Attacks Sooner
TUESDAY, July 19 (HealthDay News) -- Married men or those in
common-law relationships seek medical care for heart attacks sooner
than men who are single, divorced or widowed, according to a new
study by Canadian researchers.
Restaurant Calorie Counts Can Miss the Mark: Study
TUESDAY, July 19 (HealthDay News) -- In some states, it's
already a requirement that restaurants with numerous locations must
post the calorie counts of their foods. And, soon, federal law will
require more restaurants across the country to provide such
information to its patrons.
U.S. Panel Recommends Free Coverage of Birth Control
TUESDAY, July 19 (HealthDay News) -- Women in the United States
could have their birth control covered by insurance companies, free
of co-pays, if provisions of a new report are enacted as part of
last year's landmark health-reform law.