Seniors’ Mental, Physical Health May Deteriorate When Driving Stops

HealthDay (2/3, Norton) reports that a meta-analysis published online Jan. 19 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society reviewed 16 prior studies and...

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Parental Depression May Negatively Affect How Children Perform In School

Reuters (2/3, Seaman) reports that depression in a parent appears to negatively affect how youngsters perform in school, the findings of a study involving...

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CDC Recommends Young Women Avoid Alcohol Unless Using Contraception

USA Today (2/2, Szabo) reports, “Women of childbearing age should avoid alcohol unless they’re using contraception, federal health officials said” yesterday. “‘Alcohol can permanently...

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House Fails To Override Obama’s Veto Of ACA Repeal Bill

USA Today (2/2, Kelly) reports that the House on Tuesday failed to override President Obama’s veto of legislation that would have repealed large parts...

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Seafood Consumption Tied To Reduced Alzheimer’s Pathology and APOE4 Allele

Reuters (2/3, Doyle) reports that seafood consumption appears to be tied to reduced Alzheimer’s pathology in carriers of the APOE4 allele, according to an...

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Declining Weight From Middle-Age Years May Be Sign Of Impending Dementia

HealthDay (2/1, Reinberg) reports, “Declining weight from middle-age years to late life may be a sign of impending dementia,” a study published online Feb....

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Many Adolescents With Depression Not Getting Proper Treatment

According to Reuters (2/1, Rapaport), a study published online Feb. 1 in JAMA Pediatrics suggests that many adolescents who receive a diagnosis of depression...

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New Coordinated Care Approach To Treating Early Schizophrenia Worth Cost

The New York Times (2/1, A12, Carey, Subscription Publication) reported, “A new approach to treating early schizophrenia, which includes family counseling, results in improvements...

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Loneliness Increasingly Seen As A Serious Public Health Hazard

The Washington Post (1/31, Nutt) “Health & Science” blog reported that loneliness “is increasingly seen today as a serious public health hazard.” Researchers are...

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