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1 in 20 Younger Women Suffers Major Depression

MONDAY, March 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Depression is a big problem in women during and after pregnancy, but it's also a concern throughout the reproductive years. Now, new research reports that nearly 5 percent of women between the ages…

A New Hip May Mean a Longer, Better Life

MONDAY, March 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A hip replacement may help seniors live longer -- for at least a decade anyway, a new study from Sweden suggests. "Our study suggests that hip replacement can add years to life as well as adding…

Great Recession of 2008 Triggered More Than Financial Woes

MONDAY, March 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The economic downturn of a decade ago did more than shrink retirement portfolios: New research shows it also took a toll on people's health. For instance, blood pressure and blood sugar levels went…

Certain Teens More Likely to Get Hooked on Opioids

MONDAY, March 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers with any mental health problem are more prone to painkiller dependence after receiving a prescription opioid, a new study finds. The odds of progressing to long-term opioid therapy can…

Cutting Chemo Heart Risks for Breast Cancer Patients

MONDAY, March 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Two classes of blood pressure drugs show promise in preventing heart complications caused by chemotherapy for breast cancer, researchers report. One in four women who receives the chemo drug Herceptin…

Vitamin D3 May Benefit Heart Surgery Patients

MONDAY, March 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients have low vitamin D levels before and after open heart surgery, but those levels can be restored to normal with supplementation, a new study suggests. It included 150 patients who had…

Dealing With an Exercise-Related Injury

MONDAY, March 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you love exercise, one of the hardest parts of suffering an injury is being sidelined. But if you take the time to heal a sprain or strain correctly, you'll get back in the game faster. First,…

Odds of Surviving Anal Cancer Colored by Income

MONDAY, March 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Poorer Americans with anal cancer -- a highly treatable disease -- are more likely to die than wealthier patients, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed 2004-2013 data from 9,550 patients with…

Barbershop Pharmacists: A Good Rx for High Blood Pressure

MONDAY, March 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A trip to the barbershop could hold the key to not only looking good, but also feeling good. A new study finds that having pharmacists deliver blood pressure care in neighborhood barbershops resulted…

Fighting a Cold or Flu? Beware of Overdosing on Tylenol

MONDAY, March 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A brutal flu season has had people reaching for relief in their medicine cabinet, but a new study warns that overdosing on acetaminophen (Tylenol) is more common when bugs and viruses are circulating. It…

Magnetic Heart Pump Cuts Risk of Blood Clots, Stroke in Study

SUNDAY, March 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A new heart pump cuts the risk of blood clots and stroke in patients with heart failure, research funded by the device maker shows. The study included 366 patients who received either Abbott Inc.'s…

Major League Pitchers Plagued by Two Types of Injuries

SATURDAY, March 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors can expect to see a host of core and hip/groin injuries among Major League Baseball pitchers. Moreover, these common injuries carry a high risk of re-injury, according to a new study. "Not…