Caregiving Linked to Stroke Risk
The issue is important because about 12% of Americans older than 45 report they have what the researchers called "family caregiving responsibilities," they noted. And high caregiver stress has been found to be a risk factor for depressive symptoms and early mortality.
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Self-Control Is Contagious, Study Finds
Before patting yourself on the back for resisting that cookie or kicking yourself for giving in to temptation, look around. A new University of Georgia study has revealed that self-control—or the lack thereof—is contagious.
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Despite Treatment, Depressed Workers Have Decreased Productivity
Newswise — Employees with depression have higher costs related to short-term disability and absenteeism—even after receiving antidepressant therapy, reports a study in the February Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).
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For the New Year, Cost-Effective Options to Stop Smoking
LIKE many ex-smokers, Tonya Guess, 33, of Chesapeake, Va., tried just about everything to quit. There were hundreds of nicotine
patches, an online support group, a prescription for an antidepressant and another prescription for Chantix, a drug that helps quell nicotine cravings.
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The 11 Best Foods You Aren’t Eating
Nutritionist and author Jonny Bowden has created several lists of healthful foods people should be eating but aren’t. But some of his favorites, like purslane, guava and goji berries, aren’t always available at regular grocery stores. I asked Dr. Bowden, author of “The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth,” to update his list with some favorite foods that are easy to find but don’t always find their way into our shopping carts. Here’s his advice.
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Refocus on Domestic Issues: Obama on First Year Benefits of Health Care Reform
In his weekly address President Obama refocuses on two domestic issues looming: health care and jobs.
While admitting that “it’ll take a few years to fully implement” health care reforms in a “responsible way,” the president argues for the urgency of passing health care reform, and outlining what immediate improvement Americans will see – within the first year – of passing a health care bill.
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Study Examines Calorie Information from Restaurants, Packaged Foods
As a growing number of fast food and chain restaurants display the calorie content of their dishes on websites and menus, a study suggests some of this information may be unreliable.
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Tips For Low-Cost Health
For 2010, we'd like to offer a few free health suggestions, aimed at giving you a healthier, and more affordable, year.
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Hungry After That Workout?
O'Shaughnessy's bribe and reward system may sound familiar to those who grab a large latte after the gym or a cheeseburger and fries after a jog. In fact, the post-workout binge is so common that scientists have come up with a term for it: compensation. Researchers are now trying to figure out what makes some people compensate while others don't.
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