Krystnell Storr

Demanding, low-control jobs linked to type 2 diabetes

Aug 22 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Even without classic risk factors for type 2 diabetes, people with high-stress, low-control jobs were over 60 percent more likely to develop the disease than unstressed workers in a new German study.

AA can help young adults, but mechanisms unclear: study

Aug 21 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Alcoholics Anonymous can help people, young and old, recover from drinking problems, but young adults seem to benefit mainly - and only - from certain aspects of the program, according to a small U.S. study.

Maternal singing calms preemies and their mothers: study

Aug 14 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For preemies, the combination of hearing mother’s voice softly singing while being held against her skin can have a number of health benefits - and it helps moms, too, a new study suggests.

Fish-eaters may keep more gray matter in old age

Aug 13 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Eating baked or broiled fish at least once a week may preserve parts of the brain that are hit hard by aging, according to a small new study.

Coaches may help deter abuse among athletes

Aug 01 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Participating in a teen relationship abuse prevention program may equip and encourage high school coaches to intervene when they witness abusive behavior among athletes, according to a new study.

DNA changes linked to health effects of childhood abuse

Jul 31 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Trauma has lasting effects on mental and physical health that may stem from changes to DNA which undermine a person’s ability to rebound from stress, according to new research.

'Interreality' may enhance stress therapies

Jul 29 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Using virtual reality to add “real world” challenges to psychotherapy sessions may enhance the treatment’s effect for people learning to cope with workplace stress, according to a small study from Italy.

Probiotics might help lower blood pressure

Jul 21 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Regularly consuming probiotics, or the “good” bacteria found in yogurt, milk and cheese, may help control blood pressure, according to a new review of past studies.

Medication errors may be common after hospital discharge

Jul 18 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - More than half of heart patients in a new U.S. study made mistakes taking their medications or misunderstood instructions given to them after being discharged from the hospital.

More evidence "poppers" may damage eyesight

Jul 15 2014

A club drug and aphrodisiac since the 1970s, inhaled “poppers” are increasingly linked to eye damage - possibly due to a new formulation - according to a short report from the UK.

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