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18Oct
2023

A Doctor's Empathy Can Be Key to Breast Cancer Care

A Doctor`s Empathy Can Be Key to Breast Cancer CareWEDNESDAY, Oct. 18, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- A breast cancer diagnosis often causes anxiety and depression, but an empathetic doctor can help.Supportive communication is key to reducing patient uncertainty and promoting mental well-being, Rutgers University researchers have found.“Our findings suggest that provider communication is a key component to reducing uncertainty, and thus providers play a key role in helping to facilitate psychological well-being,” said lead researcher Liesl Broadbridge. She's a doctoral candidate at Rutgers School of Communication and Information in New Jersey.Discussing uncertainties and responding with empathy to patients' concerns is critical to their healing and recovery, according to the study authors.“Our findings are directly applicable as...

Adults With ADHD May Face Higher Dementia Risk

17 October 2023
Adults With ADHD May Face Higher Dementia RiskTUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are nearly three times more likely to develop dementia than other adults, a new study suggests.The results also indicate that treatment with ADHD medication may help reduce their dementia risk. No clear uptick in dementia risk was found among ADHD patients who received psychostimulant medication."More than 3% of the adult U.S. population has ADHD, and most go undiagnosed," said senior researcher Abraham Reichenberg, a professor of psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in New York City."There is limited research on this group, and it is important to determine if this group is at higher risk for dementia and if medications and/or lifestyle changes can affect risk,...

Are Trigger Warnings Useless? New Study Says Yes

17 October 2023
Are Trigger Warnings Useless? New Study Says YesTUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- "Trigger warnings" are now widely accepted as away to help people avoid harm from disturbing content. Trouble is, they just don't work, according to new research.Trigger warnings seem like an obvious good: They alert people that a book, video or other media will depict a fraught topic such as sexual assault, abuse or suicide.Forewarned, consumers can skip the content or at least be emotionally prepared for it.The problem is, trigger warnings appear to be ineffective at best — and maybe even be harmful in some cases, according to the recent analysis of a dozen studies.The researchers found that while there was evidence that trigger warnings sometimes caused "anticipatory" anxiety, they did nothing to relieve the distress of viewing sensitive...

1 in 5 U.S. Adults Now Has Arthritis

17 October 2023
1 in 5 U.S. Adults Now Has ArthritisTUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Arthritis is becoming a disease of the masses, striking 21% of U.S. adults, or over 53 million people, a new report shows. “It's important first to point out that arthritis is a general term that includes over a hundred different chronic diseases that affect the joints and the tissues around those joints,” said researcher Elizabeth Fallon, an epidemiologist for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The finding was culled from an analysis of data from the National Health Interview Survey from 2019 to 2021. How did the numbers break out? About 88% of all arthritis cases were adults aged 45 and up, while about 50% were working-age people ranging in age from 18 to 64.Additional risk factors included being a woman, being a...

Women Face Higher Odds of Depression After Head Injury Than Men

17 October 2023
Women Face Higher Odds of Depression After Head Injury Than MenTUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Women are more likely to develop depression after suffering a traumatic brain injury (TBI), a new study shows. The analysis of nine published studies included nearly 700,000 people and found that the risk for depression among women after a TBI was nearly 50% higher than it is for men. "Depression is a known risk factor for poor recovery after TBI," said lead researcher Dr. Isaac Freedman, an anesthesiology resident at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. "In 2019, suicide was the leading cause of TBI-related deaths. In fact, the average suicide rate was more than six times higher in those who suffered a TBI."It's well-established that there is an association between TBI and depression, but the mechanisms behind this relationship remain...

FDA Moves Closer to Banning Menthol Cigarettes, Flavored Cigars

17 October 2023
FDA Moves Closer to Banning Menthol Cigarettes, Flavored CigarsTUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2023 (HealthDay News) – A proposed rule from federal regulators that would ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars has been sent to the White House Office of Management and Budget for final review.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration first announced the proposed rule in April.The agency said then that the rule had “the potential to significantly reduce disease and death,” reduce “youth experimentation and addiction” and increase the numbers of smokers who quit.“Once finalized, rules to end the sale of menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars rule will be the most significant actions that the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products has taken in its 14-year history. The American Lung Association [ALA] is eager for these lifesaving rules to be implemented and...

As Atrocities in Gaza and Israel Unfold, Psychiatrists Give Advice on Coping

17 October 2023
As Atrocities in Gaza and Israel Unfold, Psychiatrists Give Advice on CopingTUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Whether or not you have loved ones in the Middle East, the horrors of the violence and suffering in Israel and Gaza are heart-wrenching and difficult to bear. “It’s important to be informed, but don’t stress yourself out," said Dr. Gary Small, chair of psychiatry at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey.Ration your exposure to what you see, given the impact graphic news reports can have on mental health, Small advises in a hospital news release.“We live every day in a denial of the horrors out there in the world,” Small said, adding that catastrophic events, such as the massacres and kidnappings in Israel and the Sept. 11 terror attacks, put the very worst of human behavior in front of people’s eyes.He recommends...

Non-White Kids With Recurrent Ear Infections Less Likely to Get Specialist Care

17 October 2023
Non-White Kids With Recurrent Ear Infections Less Likely to Get Specialist CareTUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Which U.S. kids see specialists for ear infections and have tubes placed to drain fluid and improve air flow differs significantly by race.Asian, Hispanic and Black children are much less likely than white kids to see ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctors, new research shows.“For the first time, our study found there are significant differences in the rate of ENT office visits for children with ear infections, based on race and ethnicity,” said lead author Dr. Yu Shi, an assistant professor of anesthesiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.The research was presented Monday at the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, in San Francisco.Shi said there are probably several reasons underlying the differences."For...

Americans Can Expect to Spend Half Their Lives Taking a...

TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Americans born in recent years can likely count on taking prescription drugs for about half their life, according to new research.For males born in 2019,...

Hearts & Arteries: What Happens to Them As You Age

TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- As a consumer, you probably see "heart healthy" labels on food items all the time. But do you really know what heart health means and why it's...
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