With Stress and Trauma Come Excess Weight

TUESDAY, Nov. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) — As if weathering a stressful event isn’t tough enough, new research shows these episodes might even widen a woman’s waistline. Researchers analyzed data on nearly 22,000 middle-aged and older women. The goal: to assess the relationship between obesity and traumatic events — such as the death of a…

Is Meth Use Destroying Vets’ Hearts?

TUESDAY, Nov. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Methamphetamine appears to be damaging the hearts of U.S. military veterans at an increasing rate, researchers report. Heart failure cases linked to meth use among vets nearly quadrupled during the past decade at the San Diego VA Medical Center, rising from 1.7 percent in 2005 to 8 percent…

FDA Warns of Herb Kratom’s Opioid-Like Harms

TUESDAY, Nov. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued an advisory about harms tied to kratom — an imported herbal supplement with opioid-like effects that is increasing in popularity. People are taking the unapproved supplement to treat conditions like pain, anxiety and depression — without medical supervision, FDA…