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PTSD and Heart Failure: What's the Connection?

Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) had almost a 50 percent higher risk of developing heart failure over a seven-year follow-up period compared to their peers without PTSD in a new study.

Fit, Middle-Aged Men Less Likely to Develop Cancer in Later Life

Study shows lower risk of lung, colon tumors at 65 and older

Limit Alcohol to This Many Drinks Daily to Lower Liver Cancer Risk

People who have three or more alcoholic drinks per day could be raising their odds for liver cancer, according to a report from a panel of experts. On the other hand, the report, from the World Cancer Research Fund International, found "strong evidence" that drinking coffee might actually lower a person's odds for liver cancer.

CDC: Hypertension-Related Deaths on the Rise in U.S.

The overall death rate from hypertension in the United States has increased 23 percent since 2000, even as the death rate from all other causes has dropped 21 percent, reports the CDC.

Hunger Signals, Self-Control May Differ in Brains of Anorexia Patients

People with anorexia nervosa have an abnormal brain response to hunger signals, according to a new study.

Educating Clinicians on Safe Opioid Prescribing Part of New HHS Program

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced a targeted initiative, including educational initiatives for healthcare professionals, to reduce prescription opioid and heroin related overdose, death, and dependence.

Targeted Immunotherapy for Alzheimer's Could Reverse Memory Problems

Memory problems associated with Alzheimer's disease may one day be reversed with targeted immunotherapy, according to a new study appearing in the Journal of Neuroscience.

NIH: HIV Can Evolve, Replicate in Brain During Early Infection

Researchers have found that the HIV virus can evolve and independently replicate in patients' brains early in the process.

Comparing Roseroot Herb, Sertraline for MDD Treatment

The roseroot herb (Rhodiola rosea) may be a beneficial treatment option for major depressive disorder (MDD), a study published in Phytomedicine has shown.

Harmless Bacteria May Help Prevent Meningococcal Spread

A study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases suggests a new way to prevent outbreaks of meningococcal disease through nasal inoculation of the harmless Neisseria lactamica.