Category: Health News

Many Patients Withhold Information From Clinicians

TUESDAY, Dec. 4, 2018 — Many patients intentionally withhold information from clinicians, according to a study published online Nov. 30 in JAMA Network Open. Andrea Gurmankin Levy, Ph.D., from Middlesex Community College in Middletown, Connecticut, and colleagues recruited two national nonprobability samples (Amazon’s Mechanical Turk [MTurk], 2,096 respondents, and Survey Sampling International [SSI], 3,011 respondents)

Use of Telemedicine Low for Substance Use Disorder Treatment

TUESDAY, Dec. 4, 2018 — The use of telemedicine for substance use disorder (tele-SUD) is relatively low in a commercially insured population, according to a study published in the December issue of Health Affairs. Haiden A. Huskamp, Ph.D., from Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues describe how tele-SUD is being used and identify characteristics

Rare Variants Associated With Interval Breast Cancers

MONDAY, Dec. 3, 2018 — Though common breast cancer variants indicate increased breast cancer risk, certain rare variants are associated with an increased risk for interval breast cancers and death, according to a study published in the Nov. 1 issue of Cancer Research. Jingmei Li, Ph.D., from the Genome Institute of Singapore, and colleagues assessed

Is all well with your drinking water?

(HealthDay)—More than 15 million homes in the United States get their water from private wells, according to federal estimates. While the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulates public drinking water, people with private wells need to check their water themselves, along with other maintenance steps. This is especially important if you’re thinking about having a baby.

Social media photo overkill may boost narcissism

The findings, which appear in The Open Psychology Journal, show that participants who posted large numbers of photos and selfies on social media developed a 25 percent rise in narcissistic traits over the 4-month study period. This uptick in traits pushed some participants past the diagnostic cutoff for narcissistic personality disorder. Social media allows us

Healthy Lifestyle Makes for a Healthy Heart During Menopause

FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 — Women who live a healthy lifestyle during the transition to menopause may help keep their blood vessels healthy as they age, a new study suggests. Compared with women who had the least healthy lifestyle, those who led the healthiest lifestyle had less thickening and buildup of fatty plaque in their

Monitoring movement reflects efficacy of mandibular splint

(HealthDay)—For individuals with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) treated with an optimally titrated mandibular advancement splint, normalization of the respiratory effort index derived from vertical mandibular movements (MM-REI) reflects the efficacy of the appliance, according to a study published online Nov. 6 in Chest. Jean-Benoit Martinot, M.D., from the CHU UCL Namur Site Sainte-Elisabeth in Belgium,

Women Prefer Sleeping With Their Dogs Over Partners, Study Says

While the story remained the same, the victim in the report was changed to either a one-year-old child, a 30-year-old adult, a puppy or a six-year-old dog. “Age makes a difference for empathy toward human victims, but not for dog victims,” the study’s notes read. “In addition, female participants were significantly more empathic toward all