Study Probes Causes of Anger in Returning U.S. Soldiers
TUESDAY, June 15 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep problems,
irritability, concentration problems, jumpiness and feeling
constantly "on guard" are among the hyperarousal symptoms of
post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) associated with anger and
hostility in U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan,
Docs Should Assess Lung Clot Risk Before Ordering Scan
TUESDAY, June 15 (HealthDay News) -- CT angiography might not be
necessary in many patients suspected of having a blood clot in the
lung (pulmonary embolism), and a risk analysis can identify those
most likely to require the procedure, a new study suggests.
Brain Circuitry May Develop Through Adulthood
TUESDAY, June 15 (HealthDay News) -- The brain's wiring isn't
fixed in early life, and circuits in the adult brain are
continually modified by experience, suggests a new study involving
Key Blood Sugar Test Seems to Differ By Race
TUESDAY, June 15 (HealthDay News) -- The hemoglobin A1C test is
supposed to give doctors a sense of diabetics' long-term blood
sugar levels, but new research suggests the test may have different
results depending on race, even if daily blood sugar levels are the
Common Birth Defect Likely Inherited
TUESDAY, June 15 (HealthDay News) -- A severe and potentially
deadly digestive tract disorder in infants may have a genetic
component, finds a new study from Denmark.
Drug-Resistant Staph Threatens Cystic Fibrosis Patients
TUESDAY, June 15 (HealthDay News) -- Cystic fibrosis patients
with methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in their
respiratory tract have worse survival rates than those without the
drug-resistant bacteria, researchers have found.
Gene-Based Detection Method Might Spot HIV Earlier
TUESDAY, June 15 (HealthDay News) -- In a effort to improve the
methods for early detection of HIV, researchers sought to determine
if a program using "nucleic acid testing" (NAT) would increase the
number of cases that could be detected early, and found that it did
so by 23 percent.
Drug That Stops Bleeding Could Save Lives
MONDAY, June 14 (HealthDay News) -- A drug commonly used to
prevent excess bleeding in surgeries could keep thousands of people
from bleeding to death after trauma, a new study suggests.
Mastectomy Rates Down Overall, New Study Finds
TUESDAY, June 15 (HealthDay News) -- While some recent research
has documented an upswing in mastectomy rates among women who have
been diagnosed with breast cancer, a new study comes to a different
Females May Be Naturally More Prone to Stress: Animal Study
TUESDAY, June 15 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to stress,
women are twice as likely as men to develop stress-induced disease,
such as depression and/or post-traumatic stress, and now a new
study in rats could help researchers understand why.
IV Steroids May Be Overkill in COPD Patients
TUESDAY, June 15 (HealthDay News) -- Low-dose steroid pills seem
to work as well as high doses of injected steroids for patients
hospitalized with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
(COPD), researchers report.
Vitamin B6 Tied to Lowered Lung Cancer Risk
TUESDAY, June 15 (HealthDay News) -- A new study shows that
people with high levels of a B vitamin are half as likely as others
to develop lung cancer. But while the reduction in risk is
significant, this doesn't mean that smokers should hit the vitamin
aisle instead of quitting.
Obesity Can Take Toll on Sex Life
TUESDAY, June 15 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity is tied to reduced
sexual activity and poorer sexual health, according to new research