More College Students Seeking Mental Health Care

THURSDAY, Oct. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Anxiety, depression and panic attacks are sending U.S. college students to mental health clinics in record numbers, a new study finds. Between 2009 and 2015, treatment and diagnoses of anxiety increased by nearly 6 percent among these students, followed by depression and panic attacks, which each increased about…

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When Love Goes Wrong, Why Some Stay

THURSDAY, Oct. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In a finding that might come as a surprise, a new study suggests that people may stay in unfulfilling relationships because they feel they’re doing their partner a favor. People trying to decide whether to end a relationship consider not only themselves but also how important the relationship…

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Some Choice Carb Choices

THURSDAY, Oct. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Carbohydrates supply glucose, which your body converts to energy. But not all carbs are created equal, and some experts believe that the type of carbs you eat — those with vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients — matters more than the quantity. This is important if you’re battling…

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Smoke Alarm With Mom's Voice Wakes Children Faster

THURSDAY, Oct. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Young children are more likely to be awakened by a smoke alarm that uses their mother’s voice than one with a typical high-pitched alarm, a new study finds. The mother’s voice alarm also resulted in much quicker escape times. “Children are remarkably resistant to awakening by sound when…

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Lung Cancer Risk Tied to Common Blood Pressure Drug

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Millions of Americans take angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors to lower their blood pressure, but a new study suggests they might also increase their odds of developing lung cancer. Among people taking these drugs for more than five years, the increased risk may be as high as 14 percent.…

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Does Stroke Run in Your Family? Healthy Living Lowers the Risk

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Has stroke hit your family particularly hard? A healthy lifestyle may be your best defense, new research shows. The study of more than 306,000 white British people found that exercising, eating right and not smoking lowered stroke risk — even for those whose DNA predisposed them to the…

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Don't Blame Just Air Pollution for Asthma in Kids

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Children with asthma who live in areas with dirty air require emergency medical care more often than those with less exposure to air pollution, a new study finds. The Columbia University study included nearly 200 children with asthma in New York City, ages 7 to 8. They came…

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'Stress Hormone' Tied to Worse Memory in Middle Age

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Middle-aged people with higher-than-average levels of the “stress” hormone cortisol may have fuzzier memories, a new study suggests. The study, of more than 2,000 adults, found those with relatively high cortisol levels in their blood tended to perform worse on memory tests. They also showed less tissue volume…

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FDA Gives OK to First New Flu Drug in 20 Years

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) — For the first time in two decades, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new type of antiviral flu drug. The single oral dose of Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil) is for the treatment of uncomplicated flu in patients aged 12 and older who have had symptoms for…

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What Is the Virus That Has Killed 7 Children in New Jersey?

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) — New Jersey health officials on Wednesday confirmed the deaths of seven children following infection with an adenovirus — a member of the same viral family that causes the common cold. Eleven other children are infected, and all cases occurred at the same health care facility, the Wanaque Center…

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Cold, Windy Days Can Strain the Heart

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Brisk autumn winds and chilly winter temperatures may make you more vulnerable to heart trouble, a new study suggests. Researchers found “an increase in heart attacks in low temperature, strong wind, low sunshine duration and low atmospheric pressure,” said senior author Dr. David Erlinge, head of cardiology at…

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AHA: Music Helped This Young Stroke Survivor Stay Strong

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Toni Hickman and her boyfriend were visiting New Orleans in 2007 to celebrate a hip-hop music project she was wrapping up. The singer, poet and songwriter had already achieved some success singing and rapping her own tunes at clubs and had recorded in studios for music labels.…

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