THURSDAY, Nov. 12, 2015 — Computer-assisted cognitive behavioral therapy probably won’t replace standard person-to-person therapy any time soon, new research suggests.
The British study found that people did not follow through on computer-assisted…
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
U.S. Proposes Nationwide Ban on Smoking in Public Housing
A proposal to ban smoking in public housing homes across the United States will be…
– Exercise can boost mood and maintain fitness, but it can be a challenge during cold weather.
The Texas Heart Institute advises:
If you’re not in good shape, start exercising gradually.
If you’re heading to a high-altitude area, allow time to…
– If you’re feeding your child a vegetarian diet, make sure he or she is getting enough essential nutrients.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says the child’s diet should include:
Vitamin B12, found in eggs and milk. If the child is on a…
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 11, 2015 — A new report on a patient in Switzerland who nearly died after catching a highly drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis illustrates exactly what public health officials around the world fear most.
Although antibiotics have…
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 11, 2015 — Angioplasty — the procedure used to open narrowed or blocked arteries — doesn’t seem to lengthen life for people with stable heart disease and chest pain, a new study finds.
After 15 years of follow-up, the study found…
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 11, 2015 — Despite guidelines, diabetes screening rates are low among adults with severe mental illness who take antipsychotic medications, researchers find.
In a new California study, fewer than one-third of mental health patients…
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 11, 2015 — Plenty of foods in U.S. grocery stores have the word “natural” on their labels, but there is no government definition of the term and little control over its use.
That could change soon, as the U.S. Food and Drug…
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 11, 2015 — Brain scans may help identify coma patients who are most likely to regain consciousness, a new French study suggests.
The research included 27 coma patients with severe brain injuries and 14 healthy people of the same…
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 11, 2015 — Newly expanded Medicare and Medicaid coverage for cardiac rehabilitation has tripled the number of heart failure patients with access to these lifesaving programs, a new study has found.
But coverage could stand to be…