Posted 2:00 PM 5/16/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- Women in their 40s and 50s who suffer from depression are almost twice as likely to have a stroke as women who aren't depressed, according to a large, long-running Australian study.
This is not the first study to link depression with an increased risk (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/15/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- Among young heart attack victims, women often have more medical issues, more chest pain and worse quality of life before the event than men, a new study reveals.
The researchers, from the Yale School of Medicine, said young women also tend to have (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 5/14/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism see simple movement much more quickly than other children, a small new study finds.
This extreme sensitivity to motion may explain why some people with the developmental disorder are highly sensitive to noise and bright lights, and (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 5/12/2013 by Robert Preidt
SUNDAY, May 12 (HealthDay News) -- At least 10 percent of severe genetic heart defects are caused by new gene mutations that were not passed down from patients' parents, a new study finds.
Congenital heart disease is the most common form of birth defect and occurs in nearly 1 percent of (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 5/8/2013 by By Brenda Goodman
WEDNESDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they finally know what causes babies to be born with port-wine stain birthmarks and a rarer but related condition that often leads to lifelong struggles with blindness, seizures and mental disabilities.
In a new study published in the (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/6/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who struggle with migraine headaches should never use medicines containing the ingredient valproate because they can lower the IQ scores of their children, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Monday.
The new warning will be included (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 5/5/2013 by By Serena Gordon
SUNDAY, May 5 (HealthDay News) -- Significantly more U.S. children have a neurodevelopmental or mental health disability than did a decade ago, according to new research.
Disabilities that impair a child's day-to-day living have risen 16 percent, with the greatest increase seen in richer (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 5/3/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) -- A much larger or much smaller birth weight than average may be associated with an increased risk of autism, according to a large new study.
Researchers examined data from more than 40,000 children in Sweden, and found that those who weighed more than 9.9 (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/2/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, May 2 (HealthDay News) -- Abnormal brain wiring may explain why some people become so fixated on their appearance that their obsession makes it hard for them to function, a new study suggests.
The study included people with body dysmorphic disorder, a mental illness that causes (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 5/1/2013 by By Kathleen Doheny
WEDNESDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug for autism did not improve levels of lethargy and social withdrawal in children who took it, but it did show some other benefits, a new study finds.
Children on arbaclofen did improve on an overall measure of autism severity when (More)