June 10, 2010
Health Tip: Don't Suddenly Stop
Antidepressant medications shouldn't be
stopped without a doctor's supervision. If the drugs are stopped
suddenly, withdrawal-like symptoms of a condition called
antidepressant discontinuation syndrome (ADS) may emerge.
New Potential Cause of Alzheimer's Disease
discovered that the mutation of a gene associated with early onset
Alzheimer's may block a key recycling process necessary for brain
cell survival -- a finding that points the way to possible
treatment for the disease.
Tiniest Babies Don't Hurt Family Health in Long
Families caring for
extremely low birth weight babies generally face a higher chance of
having to cope with developmental difficulties, but researchers who
have tracked the tiniest babies have come upon some good news.
Violence on the Rise at U.S. Health Care
More and more violent
crimes are occurring in America's hospitals, clinics and other
health care facilities, according to a new alert issued by the
Joint Commission, an independent health care oversight group.
Eye Exam May Someday Spot Multiple Sclerosis
A simple eye test may one
day help diagnose multiple sclerosis in its earliest stages and
enable researchers to assess the effectiveness of treatments,
according to a new study.
Genes May Be a Source of Vitamin D Deficiency
Nutrition and sun exposure
are both prime influences on an individual's vitamin D level, but a
new study suggests that genetics could help determine a person's
risk for vitamin D deficiency.
Is It Safe to Go in the Gulf Coast's Water?
Now that oil and tar balls
from the massive Gulf oil spill have begun washing up on the
beaches of four states, many are wondering: What, if any, are the
health risks to beachgoers and residents of the region?
Family Caregivers Share Experiences of Dying
People who are taking care
of a family member with lung cancer need support for the entire
time that their loved one is terminally ill because they encounter
tremendous stress during the dying process, a new study has