Archive for September, 2007

Cardiac Effects of ADHD Meds Studied

September 20th, 2007
PillsA new study will examine the potential for serious cardiac complications in children who take prescription medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). William O. Cooper, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of Pediatrics and director of Vanderbilt’s Child and ...

Kids Manage Cancer Well

September 19th, 2007
Amazing, children receiving treatment for cancer are typically emotionally well-adjusted and no more depressed or anxious than other children their age. In studies of depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress and quality of life, researchers from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital found that children with ...

Mood and Behavior of Teen Moms Increase Infant Stress

September 19th, 2007
Teen MomA new study suggests young mothers with a history of maternal depression and an overbearing style of parenting may be increasing the stress of their infants. Teenage pregnancy is widely recognized to be a major public health concern. ...

Novel Method Relieves Workplace Stress

September 19th, 2007
NurseA new study finds alternative therapy in the form of aromatherapy massages accompanied by music, is an effective way to alleviate stress and anxiety among Emergency Room nurses. In the UK study participants were on average 38 years ...

ADHD Meds May Improve Academics

September 19th, 2007
ClassroomA long-term study suggests prescription stimulants for children with attention deficit disorder (ADHD) is associated with improved long-term academic success. The finding is the product of a prospective investigation that followed children from the time they were born for, ...

Ethnic Confusion on Alzheimer’s

September 19th, 2007
GentlemanA surprise finding from a recent national survey is that Alzheimer's disease is still a mystery to people of different races. Moreover, a large percentage of people across the board are unaware that treatments are available to reduce ...

Genetic Link to Parkinson’s

September 19th, 2007
DNA modelA new study suggests people with a certain gene mutation are more likely to get Parkinson's disease before the age of 50 compared to those without the gene abnormality The finding comes after an analysis of 278 people ...

Depression Influences Retirement

September 18th, 2007
depressionParkinsonsA provocative study suggests middle-aged men and women are more likely to retire early from their jobs if they are depressed. Middle-aged men who suffer with symptoms of depression are more likely to retire early, while retirement-age women often take ...

Use Television for Health Education

September 18th, 2007
TelevisionWhile watching television is suggested as one element in the escalation of childhood obesity, new research discovers that some TV may be good for you. A new study by researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) found ...

Prescription Drug Spam Prevalent

September 18th, 2007
Keyboard HelpA third of all spam emails advertise health products such as prescription drugs and natural health products, new research has found. The researchers discovered that it was also easy to purchase prescription drugs and controlled substances advertised in ...