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Young Vets With PTSD More Prone to Heart Risk Factors

Researcher suspects mental health issues may lead to unhealthy habits TUESDAY, Aug. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts who have mental health problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are also at higher risk for having cardiovascular disea...

Kids Who Lack Self-Control May Be Prone to Weight Gain

New research finds that need for instant gratification might play a part MONDAY, April 6 (HealthDay News) -- Small children who can't keep their hands out of the cookie jar -- in other words, those who have more difficulty delaying gratification -- appear more likely to be overweight a...

Hodgkin's Survivors Prone to Breast Cancer Later

Study found they were 37 times more likely to develop malignancies after radiation treatments MONDAY, Feb. 16 (HealthDay News) -- In an ironic testament to the success of childhood cancer treatments, researchers report that women who were treated as children with radiation for Hodgkin'...

Obese Kids More Prone to Limb Injuries in Car Crashes

Weaker bones from poor diet, less exercise may be to blame, experts say WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10 (HealthDay News) -- During a car crash, American children who are overweight or obese face twice the risk of injury to their arms, legs and feet that normal-weight children do, a new study revea...

Autumn Babies More Prone to Asthma

Winter viruses may be to blame, study suggests FRIDAY, Nov. 21 (HealthDay News) -- The season of a baby's birth may help predict that child's risk of asthma, new research suggests. Babies born in autumn -- about four months before the peak of winter virus season -- have almost a 30...

Parkinson's Patients More Prone to Vitamin D Deficiency

Study found their levels were lower than Alzheimer's patients, healthy controls MONDAY, Oct. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Parkinson's disease patients are more likely than healthy people or Alzheimer's patients to have vitamin D deficiency, say researchers from the Emory University School o...

Kids of Stressed, Low-Income Moms Prone to Weight Problems

Anxiety may prompt the children to eat unhealthy foods, study suggests TUESDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Younger children from low-income families who pick up the stress of their anxious mothers often respond by developing poor eating habits that raise their risk of becoming overwe...

Older Caregivers Prone to Worse Sleep Patterns

Overnight stays with person with dementia led to daytime tiredness, symptoms of depression THURSDAY, Aug. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who live with and provide direct care during the night for someone with dementia have significantly worse sleep than other older adults, U.S. re...

Children are naturally prone to be empathic and moral

Children between the ages of seven and 12 appear to be naturally inclined to feel empathy for others in pain, according to researchers at the University of Chicago, who used functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) scans to study responses in children. The responses on the scans were simila...

More 90-Plus Women Than Men Prone to Dementia

But far more women live to be that old, study authors note WEDNESDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- Not as many men as women make it to their 90s or beyond, but those who do have an advantage over their female counterparts: Researchers found that males aged 90 and older are more likely to...

DNA Coding May Make Bowel Prone to Cancer

'Addicted' cells provide early diagnosis; diet could affect changes, study says WEDNESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- Subtle changes in the DNA's chemical coding may make the bowel more susceptible to cancer by making the cells addicted to turning the switch on in abnormal genes, a n...

Secondhand Smoke Leaves Kids Prone to Severe Infections

And those infections force many children to be hospitalized, study finds WEDNESDAY, May 28 (HealthDay News) -- Here's another reason why adults shouldn't smoke around kids: In addition to developing asthma and respiratory infections, children in households where someone smokes are m...

Teen Blood Donors More Prone to Complications

Fainting, bruising could keep this important donor pool from giving again, experts warn TUESDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. blood collection centers face a conundrum: At a time of decreasing blood donations, a new study shows that an important source of current and future donation...

Childhood Cancer Survivors Prone to Early Heart Trouble

Problems surface at younger age than in people who didn't have cancer as children, study finds FRIDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who had cancer as children or teens are more likely to experience cardiovascular disease, a new study found. And the heart problems surface at a ...

Drug use trends affect risk of marijuana in deviance prone boys, but not girls

WASHINGTON, DC, March 4, 2008 When national drug use trends among adolescents go up or down, the risk of marijuana use among deviance-prone male youth also goes up or down. Among deviance-prone female youth, it does not, according to a study in the March issue of Prevention Science. The risk of m...

Men Who Smoke Prone to Impotence

The greater the number of cigarettes smoked, the greater the risk, studies find,,,, SUNDAY, Dec. 30 (HealthDay News) -- If heart disease, stroke and certain cancers haven't been reason enough for men to quit smoking, consider this: The habit also increases the risk of erectile dysfunct...

Smaller babies more prone to depression, anxiety later on

Turns out there might be some truth to the popular wisdom that plump babies are happy babies. A landmark public health study has found that people who had a low birth weight are more likely to experience depression and anxiety later in life. We found that even people who had just mild or modera...

Non-White Women More Prone to Breast Cancer Pain

It may be undertreated compared to white patients, research suggests MONDAY, Nov. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Non-white women are more likely than white women to suffer severe pain linked to metastatic breast cancer, according to a study looking at more than 1,100 patients in 19 countries. The wom...

Conscientious People Less Prone to Alzheimer's

Living up to your responsibilities may protect brain, study suggests MONDAY, Oct. 1 (HealthDay News) -- People who are conscientious and prone to "doing the right thing" are less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease as they age, according to a long-running study of Catholic nuns, prie...

Evolution May Have Made Humans More Cancer Prone

Scientist thinks bigger brain could explain difference from chimps ,,,, FRIDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- Did humans lose some of their ability to ward off cancer in return for developing a more advanced brain? That's a possibility, says a Georgia Institute of Technology researche...

Wealthy Australian Women More Prone to Breast Cancer New Study

Contrary to conventional wisdom, women living in wealthy neighbourhoods in the Australian city of Sydney are far more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer . In contrast, women living in western Sydney have the lowest rates of the disease. The Cancer Maps for New South Wales, to be re...

Gene Mutations Leave Caucasians Prone To Heart Diseases And Diabetes

A study of genes by American scientists has revealed a startling find. Around 75 percent of whites or those of European descent have DNA that is linked to the risks of developing heart diseases. And thats not all. These genes lie close to another set that is connected with diabetes. The f...

Obese People More Prone to Severe Persistent Asthma

A new study has found that obese people are significantly more likely to have persistent or severe persistent asthma than their slimmer counterparts. The study was conducted by a team of researchers led by Brian Taylor at Emory Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta. As part of the stu...

Wearing Shorts, Sleeveless Clothes Could Make You Prone to Skin Cancer

Going sleeveless and wearing shorts may seem like a good way to beat the heat, but doctors warn that overexposure to sunrays could increase chances of skin cancer . "Overexposure during the summer that is searing north India is harmful. It's could cause not just gastroenteritis, but also inc...

Post Menopausal Women are Prone to Gum Disease

University at Buffalo epidemiologists has provided new information on the prevalence of certain gum-disease-causing oral bacteria in Post menopausal women and the association of the bacteria with oral bone loss. Results showed that women infected with four bacteria known to cause periodontal ...

Gene Mutations Leave Caucasians Prone To Heart Diseases And Diabetes

A study of genes by American scientists has revealed a startling find. Around 75 percent of whites or those of European descent have DNA that is linked to// the risks of developing heart diseases. And that’s not all. These genes lie close to another set that is connected with diabetes. The ...

Study Shows That Indigenous People are Not Genetically Prone to Diabetes

The high rate of diabetes among indigenous people is not due to their genetic heritage, according to a recently published study// . The study was authored by Dr Yin Paradies, an epidemiologist from Darwin's Menzies School of Health Research along with two researchers from the United States. I...

Obese Prone to Colon Cancer

San Diego – Obesity is back in the news with one more ailment added to its list of exploits – Colon Cancer. People who are obese carry an enhanced risk of colon cancer. // Scientists from the University of California, San Diego have unearthed the link between obesity and cancer of the colon. ...

New Study Reveals That Firefighters Are Prone To Heart Attack

A new study done in the United States suggests that the odds of firefighters dying from coronary heart disease within 24 hours of fighting a fire, //are 10 to 100 times higher than during non-emergency duties such as rescuing a cat from a tree. Stefanos Kales of Harvard Medical School and col...

Leukemia Survivors Prone to Other Cancers

People treated for leukemia in childhood could fall victims to other types of cancer later in their lives, say US researchers//. Early attention and prompt treatment could help children overcome leukemia, but they are 13.5 times more likely to develop other types of cancers than the general ...

Women More Prone to Cancer from Increased Blood Sugar Levels

A Swedish study seems to reveal that increased blood sugar levels in women could lead// to cancer. Curiously the same does not seem to apply in the case of men. Dr Par Stattin of Umea University Medical Centre, Sweden and his colleagues had undertaken the study that covered over 65,000 ...

South Asians in US More Prone to Heart Disease

Washington: South Asian immigrants in America have a higher risk of heart disease than any other segment of the American population, according to a new study led by an// Indian American doctor. The trouble, Medical College of Georgia (MCG) researchers suspect, is that their high-density lipopr...

Children Living Near Roads are Prone to Lung Damages

A study finds that the children who lived close to main roads had a significant decrease in lung function. The study findings were published online by 'The Lancet' medical journal.// The U.S. researchers said on Friday that the young people, from age of 10-18, growing up near the roadways (wi...

Head Start Kids in ESL Families More Prone to Obesity

Researchers studying obesity among rural children in Head Start programs have discovered that those from families// in which English is the second language are at higher risk for being overweight. The study of 788 children in two Minnesota counties also found that Mexican children “were almos...

HIV Patients More Prone to Severe Dandruff

HIV-positive people are 10 times more prone to excessive dandruff and it could be treated as an early sign of the disease, a British expert said here Tuesday. // Barry Stevens, founder of the London Trichology Society, said the Seborrhoeic Dermatitis (a severe form of dandruff) is common among A...

People With Depression Could Be Prone to Stroke

People with symptoms of depression could face the risk of a stroke or mini stroke, says a new study. But the risk was not found among individuals older than 65.// Margaret Kelly-Hayes and her associates at Boston University studied 4,120 people for up to eight years. At the start, scores on a...

Older Men With Stress Disorder Prone to Heart Attack Risk

Older men with higher levels of symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD) may face coronary heart disease// risk than people of the same age without the disorder, a new study says. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a serious, potentially debilitating condition that can occur in...

From Six to Sixty, Everyone is Prone to Anorexia

Eating disorders like Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa can affect children as young as seven years old to older men and women. This is no longer a disorder restricted to// young women alone. Anorexia Nervosa is where people restrict their intake of food and bulimia exhibits the behavior o...

Who are Prone to Suicidal Tendencies?

A significant academic insight into the factors that enhance the risk of suicide was published in the British Journal of Psychiatry.// The research, a unique endeavor of its kind, was led by Dr Vincent Riordan, a consultant psychiatrist from New Craigs Hospital in Inverness, indicates a relat...

People from Broken Homes Prone to Psychotic Illnesses

People whose parents had separated in childhood could face an increased risk of developing psychotic illnesses than common people//, says a new study. The traditional view has been that psychosis such as schizophrenia is largely a genetic brain disease, and most psychiatrists have believed tha...
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