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Study questions religion-depression link

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 | Permalink

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Some research has suggested that religious people may have a buffer against major depression — but new findings cast some doubt on that. Researchers said people who develop depression might be more likely to stop going to services, which could explain why those who regularly go to religious services have lower rates of depression than the less-devout. The new study found evidence of just that. …

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Active video games don’t mean kids exercise more

Monday, February 27th, 2012 | Permalink

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – All that virtual boxing, bowling and dancing along with video game systems might not be helping kids meet their daily exercise requirements, a new study suggests. In the report, kids who were given so-called active video games to play on a Nintendo Wii didn’t end up logging any more moderate or vigorous physical activity than those given games they could play sitting on the couch. Researchers said that it’s still possible playing active Wii games instead of other video games or simply watching TV could mean youngsters burn a few extra calories. …

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Flu Season Off to a Very Late Start: CDC

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 | Permalink

THURSDAY, Feb. 23 (HealthDay News) — It took a long time to get started, but this winter’s flu season is finally here, say experts at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Migraines May Raise a Woman’s Odds of Depression

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 | Permalink

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22 (HealthDay News) — As if the debilitating headaches weren’t bad enough, women who get migraines or have had them in the past are at increased risk for depression, a new study suggests.

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Alcoholism not uncommon among surgeons

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 | Permalink

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – About 15 percent of surgeons have alcohol abuse or dependency problems, a rate that is somewhat higher than the rest of the population, according to a new survey. The researchers also found that surgeons who showed signs of alcoholism were 45 percent more likely to admit that they had a major medical error in the past three months. “Surgery is a stressful business. There are people who turn to alcohol to help deal with their stress,” said Dr. Edward Livingston, a professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, who was not involved in the study. …

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