Health News

The Emotional Toll of Dialysis
A recent study done in Spain shows the different ways in which people with kidney disease cope with dialysis and view their quality of life, both in and out of hospital.
Veterans at Risk
A new study suggests veterans with any psychiatric illness face an increased risk of suicide and those with bipolar disorder are at an even greater risk.
Lose the Blues Fast
An intravenous dose of ketamine, an anesthetic, may curb depression symptoms within 40 minutes in patients with treatment-resistant bipolar disorder.
Violent Mood Swings?
Bipolar disorder does not increase the risk of committing violent crime in affected individuals, according to a new study from Sweden's Karolinska Institutet.
Tackling University Depression
A study out of Northwestern University argues that students with depression are being commonly overlooked in campus health centers, making frequent use of screening tools necessary.
Nursing Homes: Closed for Business
Many elderly individuals rely on nursing homes to take care of them as they grow less independent. However, those in urban and largely minority neighborhoods are slowly losing access to those nursing homes.
A Little Privacy, Please
McGill University of Montreal has found that patients in private room intensive care are less likely to develop infections than those in multi-bed intensive care units.
You'll Shoot Your Eye Out, Kid
Popular bottle rocket fireworks are responsible for serious eye damage and even loss of vision in children, according to a study at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Acne Just Got Uglier
P. acnes, the bug that causes pimples, might also cause infection from contaminated skin, according to new research.
Crunching the Numbers
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of the Actuary has released a report outlining national health care expenditures.