Antisocial Personalities May Find Social Niche in Gangs
THURSDAY, Nov. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Most people who join gangs
have an "extreme antisocial personality," according to a new study
that challenges previous research suggesting gang membership is
driven by fear, intimidation or peer pressure.
Ovary-Saving Hysterectomy Linked to Early Menopause
THURSDAY, Nov. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Younger women who have a
hysterectomy that spares the ovaries are almost twice as likely to
go through early menopause as women who do not have their uteruses
removed, according to a new study.
Sunken Chest Demands Prompt Evaluation, Expert Says
THURDSAY, Nov. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Children with sunken chest
require prompt evaluation to rule out more serious underlying
conditions and to plan corrective surgery if necessary, according
Bipolar Kids May Focus on Different Facial Features
THURSDAY, Nov. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Children with bipolar
disorder and a similar condition called severe mood dysregulation
spend less time looking at the eyes when trying to identify facial
features, compared to children without the psychiatric disorders,
Smokeout Day: The Best Ways to Quit
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16 (HealthDay News) -- As thousands of smokers
across the United States try to kick their bad habit as part of the
Great American Smokeout on Thursday, experts agree that a
two-pronged strategy is the best bet for success.
Does Psoriasis Thwart the Benefits of 'Good' Cholesterol?
THURSDAY, Nov. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Inflammation caused by
psoriasis may trigger changes in a person's cholesterol, including
weakening the function of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), the
"good" cholesterol, new research suggests.
19 Million New STD Infections Reported Annually, CDC Says
THURSDAY, Nov. 17 (HealthDay News) -- The 19 million new cases
of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia diagnosed in the United States
each year cost the nation's health care system $17 billion
annually, according to an annual report released Thursday by the
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.