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…

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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…

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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…

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Are Women Surgeons Better Than Men?

TUESDAY, Oct. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The gender of a surgeon appears to have little to do with the outcome of an operation. A Canadian study found that patients operated on by women had no more complications or problems after surgery than did patients whose surgeons were men. “Our findings have important implications for…

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Be ‘Mindful’ of the Hype

TUESDAY, Oct. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) — “Mindfulness” is touted as a cure-all for many modern ills, from stress and pain to depression. But little to no scientific evidence backs up most of the health claims surrounding the practice, said Willoughby Britton, director of Brown University’s clinical and affective neuroscience laboratory. There’s not even an…

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Stress Can Blind You to Danger

TUESDAY, Oct. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) — In a finding that challenges the belief that stress heightens your ability to spot danger, researchers report it did the opposite in lab experiments. “Stress does not always increase perceptions of danger in the environment, as is often assumed,” said lead study author Candace Raio. She is a…

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