Posted 12:00 PM 5/19/2013 by By Randy Dotinga
SUNDAY, May 19 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea, the condition that robs sufferers of deep sleep by endlessly and subconsciously waking them up, becomes more common as people age. Now, a small new study raises the possibility that it may somehow cause -- or be caused by -- Alzheimer's disease. (More)...
Posted 3:00 PM 5/17/2013 by By Dennis Thompson
FRIDAY, May 17 (HealthDay News) -- As the American Psychiatric Association unveils the latest edition of what is considered the "bible" of modern psychiatry this weekend, the uproar over its many changes continues.
"This is unprecedented, the amount of commentary and debate and criticism," (More)
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) -- Military service members who sustain more than one mild traumatic brain injury may be at much greater risk of suicide, according to a new study.
Researchers at the University of Utah found that the risk for suicidal thoughts or behaviors increased for (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 5/9/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
THURSDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- About 13 percent of Americans 60 and older say they have increasing problems with thinking and memory and that they suffer growing confusion, a new report released Thursday shows.
One-third of these people add that the confusion or memory loss caused (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/8/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- Elevated blood sugar levels may increase a person's risk for Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.
Previous research has suggested that diabetes may be a risk factor for Alzheimer's, but University of Arizona researchers wanted to examine if (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/6/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans may be at higher risk for multiple sclerosis than whites, according to study findings that contradict a widely held belief that blacks are less likely to develop the neurological disease.
The theory that blacks are less likely to develop (More)