|Rear End Takes a Front Seat in Plastic Surgery Offices
Rear End Takes a Front Seat in Plastic Surgery Offices THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Butt enhancement helped boost cosmetic procedures in the United States by 3 percent last year, according to a new report. Americans saddled with sagging, small or otherwise run-of-the-mill fannies underwent 11,505 buttock augmentations with fat grafting (up 15 percent from 2013), the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported. More than 3,500 buttocks were lifted (up 44 percent from the year before), ac...
Risk of Violent Crime Rises With Depression, Study Finds
Risk of Violent Crime Rises With Depression, Study Finds WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with depression might be more likely to commit a violent crime than those without depression, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 47,000 people in Sweden who were diagnosed with depression and followed for an average of three years. They were compared to more than 898,000 gender- and age-matched people without depression. People with depression were five to six times mo...
Leading Medical Groups Call for Measures to Reduce Gun Injuries, Deaths
Leading Medical Groups Call for Measures to Reduce Gun Injuries, Deaths MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Urgent action is needed to reduce gun injuries and deaths in the United States, say several leading medical groups that offer a number of recommendations to achieve that goal. "Along with our colleagues in law and public health, those of us who represent the nation's physicians realize that there are significant political and philosophical differences about firearm ownership and regulation i...
Health Tip: Understanding Osteoporosis in Men
Health Tip: Understanding Osteoporosis in Men (HealthDay News) -- While women may be more focused on bone health, men are also at risk for osteoporosis, a disease characterized by brittle bones and bone loss. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons explains these risk factors for osteoporosis in men: Being over age 75. Having a low body-mass index. Having lost more than 5 percent of total body weight in the last four years. Being a current smoker. Living a sedentary lifestyle. Having a male family ...
Doctors Less Likely to Divorce, Study Finds
Doctors Less Likely to Divorce, Study Finds THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors appear less likely to get divorced than most other health care professionals, a new study finds. "It's been speculated that doctors are more likely to be divorced than other professionals because of the long hours they keep and the stress associated with the job, but no large-scale study has ever investigated whether that is true," said senior study author Dr. Anupam Jena in a Massachusetts General Hospital n...
Sexual Pain Common After Childbirth, Study Finds
Sexual Pain Common After Childbirth, Study Finds THURSDAY, Feb. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sexual pain is common after childbirth, a new study indicates. Nearly nine in 10 women experience pain the first time they have sexual intercourse after childbirth. What's more, almost one-quarter still report painful sex 18 months later, the Australian researchers found. The study also revealed that women who had given birth via cesarean section or vaginally with vacuum extraction were about twice as likely to e...
Sexual Assault Under-Reported on U.S. College Campuses: Study
Sexual Assault Under-Reported on U.S. College Campuses: Study MONDAY, Feb. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some U.S. universities and colleges appear to be under-reporting sexual assaults on their campuses, a new study concludes. Researchers looked at data about on-campus sexual assaults reported by 31 large private and public universities and colleges during audits by the federal government. During the audits, the number of reported sexual assaults rose an average of 44 percent compared to previously repor...
Life Satisfaction Linked to Bone Health in Older Women
Life Satisfaction Linked to Bone Health in Older Women FRIDAY, Jan. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who are satisfied with their lives may have better bone health, a new Finnish study suggests. Up to half of all women older than 50 will develop the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis, which can lead to serious bone fractures, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Major risk factors for osteoporosis include menopause, slight frame, smoking, low calcium intake, and certain medication...
Health Tip: Get Weight-Bearing Exercise
Health Tip: Get Weight-Bearing Exercise (HealthDay News) -- There's a recipe for good bone health, and it includes getting plenty of calcium, vitamin D and weight-bearing exercise. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says good weight-bearing activities include: Climbing stairs, walking, running or jogging. Hiking or jumping rope. Playing sports, such as tennis, racquetball, field hockey, basketball or soccer. Lifting weights. Dancing.
Strong Neighborhood Bonds, Less Gun Violence?
Strong Neighborhood Bonds, Less Gun Violence? FRIDAY, Jan. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Strong bonds that tie people together can protect neighborhood residents from gun violence, a new study suggests. Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine found that exposure to gun violence declines as community participation rises. "Violence results in chronic community-level trauma and stress, and undermines health, capacity and productivity in these neighborhoods," the study's lead author, Dr. Emily Wang, an ass...
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