1 in 20 Younger Women Suffers Major Depression

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Depression is a big problem in women during and after pregnancy, but it’s also a concern throughout the reproductive years. Now, new research reports that nearly 5 percent of women between the ages of 20 and 44 have struggled Read More

Nasty Flu Season Easing Up

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A brutal flu season looks to be on the wane in the United States, with the latest government data showing that doctor visits are still dropping and less severe strains of the flu are starting to dominate. But hospitalizations Read More

Opioids Not Best Option for Back Pain, Arthritis, Study Finds

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Risky opioids are no better at controlling chronic back or arthritis pain than non-opioid drugs, including Tylenol or Motrin, new research finds. With opioid overdose deaths rising in the United States, the findings suggest addictive medications like oxycodone (OxyContin) Read More

High Cholesterol Tied to Better Brain Health in Those Over 85

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In a seemingly counterintuitive finding, new research suggests that high cholesterol is associated with a reduced risk of mental decline in the elderly. People aged 85 to 94 with good brain function whose cholesterol was above normal had a Read More

Odds of Surviving Anal Cancer Colored by Income

MONDAY, March 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Poorer Americans with anal cancer — a highly treatable disease — are more likely to die than wealthier patients, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed 2004-2013 data from 9,550 patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the anus. Each year, 8,200 cases are diagnosed Read More

Boosting Steroid Dose May Not Reduce Kids’ Asthma Flare-Ups

SATURDAY, March 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Temporarily boosting the dose of inhaled steroids may not do much to reduce the frequency of severe asthma flare-ups in children, according to two new studies. Short-term increases in inhaled steroids might even be tied to slightly slowed growth in kids, one of Read More

After Knee Replacement, Play On

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Knee replacement patients can continue to enjoy sports — such as skiing, tennis and dancing — without worrying that high-impact activities might compromise their new joint, a small, new study finds. The researchers tracked patients for between five and Read More

Next Steps After Being Diagnosed With Alzheimer’s

(HealthDay News) — Being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease can be a scary experience. But getting enough information and support can help you conquer this difficult process. The National Institute on Aging suggests: Learn as much as possible about the disease. Schedule and keep regular medical appointments. Explore local support groups. Read More

Summer Camp Tips for Kids With Asthma, Allergies

SATURDAY, Feb. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Your children may already be looking forward to summer camp. But when it comes to kids with asthma or allergies, parents need to take extra steps in planning their outdoor experience. “Kids with allergies and asthma need an extra layer of preparation to Read More

Definition of Sudden cardiac arrest

Sudden cardiac arrest: A medical emergency with absent or inadequate contraction of the left ventricle of the heart that immediately causes bodywide circulatory failure. The signs and symptoms include loss of consciousness; rapid shallow breathing progressing to apnea (absence of breathing); profoundly low blood pressure (hypotension) with no pulses that Read More