September 13, 2011
Fear of Antidepressants Keep Many From Disclosing
For a nation that seems
ready to pop a pill for any ill, a new study suggests that the
opposite seems true for some people with symptoms of depression,
whose concerns about the side effects of antidepressants were the
top reason they wouldn't disclose warning signs to their
Lifestyle Changes May Prevent Heart Failure
A healthy lifestyle --
including not smoking, shedding excess pounds, exercising and
eating lots of vegetables -- could ward off many cases of heart
failure, a new study finds.
366 Million People Now Have Diabetes: Report
The worldwide diabetes
epidemic continues to worsen, with an estimated 366 million people
struggling with the disease, 4.6 million deaths due to it each
year, and annual health-care spending pegged at $465 billion, the
International Diabetes Federation announced Tuesday.
Heart Defect Seems to Pose Low Risk of Aorta
Many people born with a
heart defect known as bicuspid aortic valve live in fear of sudden
death, but a new study finds only a small risk for a
life-threatening complication called aortic dissection.
More Mammograms Equal More Mastectomies: Study
One of the goals of
mammograms is detecting breast cancer early enough to avoid needing
a mastectomy. But a new Norwegian study suggests that mastectomy
rates climb higher as more women undergo the screening test.
Driving Restrictions Help Prevent Deadly Crashes Among
Teenagers may complain
about so-called graduated driver licensing laws -- which require
young drivers to gain driving experience in low-risk situations
before obtaining full driving privileges -- but a new study shows
that they dramatically reduce fatal crashes among 16-year-olds.