What Are Today’s Americans Afraid Of?

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Americans’ fears are many, but some of those fears have shifted in importance since the last Presidential election, a new survey shows. “The 2017 survey data shows us that while some of the top fears have remained, there has also been a pronounced shift to environmental fears,” said…

‘Heat-Not-Burn Cigarettes’ Aiming for U.S. Market

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A smoking mechanism that mixes the electronics behind e-cigarettes with the tobacco-burning properties of traditional cigarettes is sparking public health worries as it takes direct aim at the American market. Unlike e-cigarettes, the so called “heat-not-burn” device works by warming up tobacco to about 500 degrees Fahrenheit, producing…

More Hardcore Smokers Trying to Kick the Habit

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) — More “hardcore” smokers than ever are trying to extinguish their bad habit, new research suggests. “Even though they smoke more than the general population, smokers with high psychological distress have been smoking less and trying to quit more, as the overall level of smoking has decreased,” said study…

Trauma’s Toll on a Woman’s Heart

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Trauma may be more than psychologically damaging for women: New research suggests it also could boost their chances of heart trouble. Close to 300 nonsmoking women who were approaching or were past menopause were analyzed in the new study. They were asked about their life history of traumatic…

Migraine Matters

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Most headaches quickly respond to over-the-counter medications. But if you’re among the millions of Americans with migraines, you struggle with a severe pounding that can make you nauseous and sensitive to light and sound. Women are three times more likely to get migraines than men, according to the…

Talk Therapy May Help Menopause Woes

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Talk therapy may help relieve menopause-related sleep problems and depression, a new study suggests. Insomnia — an inability to fall asleep or stay asleep — and depression are common in menopausal women. “Given the high prevalence rates of insomnia and depressive symptoms in midlife women, we felt there…