Cardiology

Young people at higher risk for stroke

Fifteen percent of the most common type of strokes occur in adolescents and young adults, and more young people are showing risk factors for such strokes, according to a report in the journal Neurology.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Early warning signs of eating disorder revealed

Early warning signs that someone may have an eating disorder have been revealed in a large-scale data study conducted by Swansea University researchers.

Psychology & Psychiatry

New research about Facebook addiction

Are you a social media enthusiast or simply a Facebook addict?Researchers from Norway have developed a new instrument to measure Facebook addiction, the Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Red flags could help identify children with serious infections

(PhysOrg.com) -- A set of warning signs -- or red flags -- that can be used routinely by doctors to help spot the few children that may have a serious infection from the many with minor coughs and colds, has been identified ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Senior's weakness for scams may be warning sign of dementia

Does an older friend or relative have a hard time hanging up on telemarketers? Or get excited about a "You've won a prize" voicemail? New research suggests seniors who aren't on guard against scams also might be at risk for ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Falls, eye test may give clues to Alzheimer's

(AP) -- Scientists in Australia are reporting encouraging early results from a simple eye test they hope will give a noninvasive way to detect signs of Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

When memory loss should concern you

Although there is currently no cure for Alzheimer's Disease, Dr. Patrick Coll of UConn's Center on Aging recommends early screening for those with memory loss, to diagnose whether it is caused by dementia and try to slow ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

When you need to see a dermatologist

(HealthDay)—You might think of seeing a skin specialist for cosmetic procedures, to freshen skin or to get rid of lines. But do you recognize the signs of problems that need the attention of a skin doctor?

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