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Cataract surgery for senior drivers tied to reduced car crash risk, costs

Oct 12 2018

(Reuters Health) - Cataract surgery can significantly reduce car crashes involving senior drivers and the cost of those accidents to the community, researchers say.

Social media may reduce depression risk for older people with pain

Oct 10 2018

(Reuters Health) - - Online socializing may weaken the tie between pain and depression for older people, a U.S. study suggests.

Treating sleep apnea may improve stroke outcomes

Oct 05 2018

(Reuters Health) - Treating a common sleep disorder immediately after a stroke or mini-stroke may improve patients' neurological symptoms and daily functioning, a small study suggests.

Video-conferencing brings therapists to patients with anxiety

Sep 25 2018

(Reuters Health) - Talk therapy for anxiety disorders can be effective even when done via video-conference, a new study confirms.

Recharge your brain at work with exercise that doesn't require much thinking

Sep 14 2018

(Reuters Health) - A good way to recharge your brain at work might be with a short bout of exercise that doesn't require much concentration, according to a small study from Japan.

Negative memories of gym class may impact adults' lifestyle

Sep 03 2018

(Reuters Health) - - Negative childhood experiences in physical education (PE) classes may have long-term effects on adult physical activity, a large study suggests.

Weight gain tied to heart risk in U.S. pro football players

Aug 30 2018

(Reuters Health) - Former U.S. National Football League (NFL) athletes who bulked up before and during their professional careers have an increased risk of heart disease and other health problems compared with other players, researchers say.

Small effects from millions of gene variations may add up to new risk-screening tool

Aug 23 2018

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Men, like women, can have post-sex blues

Aug 14 2018

(Reuters Health) - After sex, men can sometimes experience a myriad of confusing negative feelings, a phenomenon called post-coital dysphoria (PCD), which can interfere with relationships, researchers say.

Modest exercise increase can curb weight gain after quitting smoking

Aug 02 2018

(Reuters Health) - For middle-aged women who worry about adding pounds when they quit smoking, a large study suggests that adding even a modest amount of weekly exercise after quitting can minimize weight gain.

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