Study Reveals How New Respiratory Virus Spreads
WEDNESDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- The new respiratory virus responsible for an ongoing outbreak in the Middle East poses a serious risk to hospitals because it is easily transmitted in health care facilities, according to a new study.
1 in 4 Stroke Survivors Suffers From PTSD, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Many of those lucky enough to survive a stroke find that they're soon faced with another serious challenge. Nearly one-quarter will develop symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a new study.
Flu Vaccine Protects Millions Annually: CDC
WEDNESDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Flu shots likely prevented 13 million illnesses and more than 110,000 hospitalizations in the United States between 2005 and 2011, according to a new study.
Even 'Silent' Strokes Can Harm Memory, Thinking
WEDNESDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- People who experience stroke-like symptoms -- so-called "silent strokes" -- but do not have full-blown strokes are still at higher risk for memory and thinking problems, a new study finds.
Day Care May Help Kids of Depressed Moms
WEDNESDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Young children of depressed mothers may develop fewer emotional problems if they spend time in some kind of day care, a new study suggests.
New Clues to Cancer Resistance From Long-Lived Rodents
WEDNESDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers interested in
learning how certain rodents manage to live long, cancer-free lives
have stumbled upon a potentially valuable clue: a substance outside
their cells seems to help stop malignancies from spreading.
HPV Vaccine Lowering Infection Rates Among Girls: CDC
WEDNESDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccination against the
cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) is proving highly
effective in reducing the spread of the sexually transmitted virus
among young women, new research shows.
U.S. Doctors' Group Labels Obesity a Disease
WEDNESDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- In an effort to focus
greater attention on the weight-gain epidemic plaguing the United
States, the American Medical Association has now classified obesity
as a disease.
Health Tip: Surviving With Cancer
(HealthDay News) -- After you've finished cancer treatment, you
may be anxious for life to return to "normal." But "normal" may be
far different than it was before cancer.