Living With Bullying Scars, 40 Years Later

By | Thu, 04/17/2014 - 19:00

The negative effects of bullying last well into adulthood, as researchers discovered, with health, social, and economic consequences, including unemployment and lower income.

Diabetes-Related Complications

Rates Of Diabetes-Related Health Problems Are On The Decline

By | Thu, 04/17/2014 - 16:26

Rates of diabetes-related complications, including heart attacks and strokes, have experienced a historical decline in the past 20 years.


Witnessing Seizures: 4 Types Of Specific Convulsions [VIDEOS]

By | Thu, 04/17/2014 - 08:30

A seizure is an expression of abnormal electrical discharges in the brain, with symptoms that may include muscle spasms, loss of consciousness, and collapse.


New Measles Drug Complements MMR Immunization

By | Wed, 04/16/2014 - 14:00

A new measles drug blocks viral replication and establishes immunity in animal models of the disease, a study finds.


Teens With Brain Injuries More Likely To Attempt Suicide… And Sell Pot

By | Tue, 04/15/2014 - 17:00

Teenagers who have suffered a traumatic brain injury, including concussions, are more likely to attempt suicide and be bullied, a Canadian study has found. Yet, they're also more likely to become a bully themselves and sell pot.

Depressed Dads

Fathers Around The Age Of 25 Are At Increased Risk Of Depression

By | Tue, 04/15/2014 - 16:57

Young fathers living at home with their children are more likely to suffer from depressive symptoms compared to dads who move out.


Obese Mothers-To-Be Risk Stillbirth, Infant Death

By | Tue, 04/15/2014 - 16:00

Women with a high BMI are significantly more likely to suffer adverse pregnancy outcomes like stillbirth and infant death, a new study finds.

Mentally Ill Inmate

Mentally Ill Patients More Likely To Be Jailed Than Hospitalized

By | Tue, 04/15/2014 - 13:37

Compared to the 35,000 mentally ill patients being cared for at state hospitals, there are close to 356,000 inmates in jail or prison who are suffering from a serious mental illness.


Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy Tied To Autism Risk

By | Tue, 04/15/2014 - 12:34

Boys with autism were significantly more likely to have been exposed to antidepressants during gestation compared to children without the disorder.


MERS Virus Hits Middle East Hard Once Again

By | Mon, 04/14/2014 - 18:35

The Middle East is experiencing a surge in MERS infections, with two deaths being reported out of Saudi Arabia and Yemen seeing its first.


Gender Differences In Alzheimer's Risk? The Important ApoE4 Gene Variant

By | Mon, 04/14/2014 - 18:24

In a new study, Stanford scientists found that carrying a copy of a gene variant known as ApoE4 confers a substantially greater risk for Alzheimer's disease on women than it does on men.


Some Question Whether Suicide Is Contagious After Cluster Of Teen Deaths In Virginia

By | Mon, 04/14/2014 - 17:39

Suicide clusters can impact other students, especially when amplified on social media. For this reason, the recent teen deaths at Woodson High School in Virginia are of great concern.

New Delirium Metric Predicts Clinical Outcomes

New Delirium Measurements Offer Greater Accuracy For Older Adults

By | Mon, 04/14/2014 - 17:00

A new clinical diagnostic test, in short- or longer-form, may help to better predict treatment outcomes for elderly patients with severe delirium.

Mt. Everest

The Cause Of Type 2 Diabetes May Lie At The Top Of Mt. Everest

By | Mon, 04/14/2014 - 17:00

A trek to the summit of Mt. Everest could reveal the cause of type 2 diabetes as well as possible treatment options for critically ill patients.


Pharmacists Are Better Than Nurses At Managing Stroke Recovery

By | Mon, 04/14/2014 - 15:42

Pharmacists may be better at managing a stroke patient's recovery compared to a nurse, as researchers found participants cared for by pharmacists improved by 43 percent during a trial.