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Loneliness In Older Individuals Linked To Functional Decline And Death

Loneliness in individuals over 60 years of age appears associated with increased risk of functional decline and death, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. In older persons, loneliness can be a common source of distress and impaired quality life, according to the study background.

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Depression Associated With Increased Risk Of Stroke And Stroke-Related Death

An analysis of nearly 30 studies including more than 300,000 patients finds that depression is associated with a significantly increased risk of developing stroke and dying from stroke, according to an article in the September 21 issue of JAMA. The study was carried out by An Pan, Ph.D., of the Harvard School of Public Health, […]

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Grief Reactions Subside In Most Children And Teens Whose Parent Dies Suddenly, But May Persist Or Increase In Some Cases

When a parent dies suddenly, most children and teens experience grief that fades over time, but some have increased or prolonged grief reactions that may increase the risk of depression and inability to function normally, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. According to […]

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Veterans Who Survive Suicide Attempt Have Heightened Mortality Risk Due To Future Suicide And Disease

A team of researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and colleagues found that veterans who are repeat suicide attempters suffer significantly greater mortality rates due to suicide compared to both military and civilian peers. The research was published this month in BMC Public Health. Check the end of this […]

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Study Investigates Association Between Intake Of Sodium And Potassium And Deaths Among U.S. Adults

A high sodium intake, especially when combined with a low potassium intake, is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality, according to a report in the July 11 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Quanhe Yang, Ph.D., from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, […]

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