Health

Dutch court clears doctor in landmark euthanasia trial

A Dutch doctor was acquitted Wednesday in a landmark trial that prosecutors and physicians hope will help clarify how the country's 2002 euthanasia law can be applied to people with severe dementia.

Health

New study links childhood abuse with hot flash frequency

Numerous adverse health outcomes have been linked to childhood maltreatment, including mental illness, cardiovascular disease, and premature mortality. A new study suggests that childhood abuse (which was found to have occurred ...

Pediatrics

How to help your teen use social media safely

(HealthDay)—Social media is now a key part of American youngsters' lives, so parents need to provide guidance and rules to help them enjoy its benefits and protect them from potential dangers, experts say.

Oncology & Cancer

Time to stop cancer screenings: what do patients want to hear?

(HealthDay)—Older adults prefer explanations about stopping cancer screening that emphasize the shift to focus on other health issues, according to a research letter published in the August issue of JAMA Oncology.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Senior years may truly be golden for happiness

(HealthDay)—In a culture that values youth, aging can seem like a dismal prospect. But a new study suggests that older adults are generally less stressed and happier with their lives than younger people are.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Are 'workaholics' prone to OCD, anxiety?

(HealthDay)—Some workaholics may be prone to mental health disorders, compared to folks with greater work-life balance, new research suggests.

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