Shootings Spark Interest in Spotting the Violence-Prone
FRIDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- Any time there's a violent
tragedy -- the killing of at least 86 people at a youth camp in
Norway, the shootings of a congresswoman and others in Tucson, the
Virginia Tech massacre -- one question seems to ring clearer than
others: Why didn't someone notice beforehand that the suspect might
be disturbed and capable of committing deadly violence?
Long-Term Opioid Therapy Often Leads to Addiction
FRIDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- Addiction to prescription
drugs is common among patients with chronic pain, with 35 percent
of patients receiving long-term treatment with opioids now meeting
the criteria for addiction, a new study has found.
Even Living Together Is Too Much Commitment for Today's Couples
FRIDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of young
American adults are engaging in what's called "stayover
relationships," in which they spend three or more nights together
each week while still having the option of going to their own
homes, a new study shows.
Tamoxifen Wards Off Breast Cancer's Return for More Than a Decade
THURSDAY, July 28 (HealthDay News) -- Women who took the
cancer-suppressing drug tamoxifen for five years after a breast
cancer diagnosis were nearly 40 percent less likely to have the
cancer return, and that protection lasted for more than a decade
after they stopped taking the drug, a new study finds.
Drop in Breast Cancer Death Rates May Not Be Linked to Screening Rates
FRIDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- Developed countries have
seen a drop in breast cancer death rates in recent years, but a new
international study suggests this trend is less about rising
screening rates and more about the availability of increasingly
effective treatments and improving health-care systems.
Report Urges New Review System for Medical Devices
FRIDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration should scrap the system it uses to approve and
regulate "moderate-risk" medical devices such as artificial joints
and heart pacemakers, according to a highly anticipated federal
report released Friday.