Strokes can happen to anyone – and they have been, says a new study, which found that more young people suffer strokes today than in the 1990s. U.S. News & World Report says in 2005, patients between 20 and 54 accounted for about 19 percent of stroke victims, compared to just about 13 percent in 1993 and 1994.
It seems that bad news affects women more profoundly than men, according ABCNews.com. The agency reported on research that found women who read negative news stories reacted more strongly to stressful situations that happened later on – a finding that did not hold true for men.
A lot of kids in the hospital experience moderate to severe pain, says a new study, pointing to the importance of providers' taking measures to assess pain when treating children. HealthDay says some measures of the study were found to be invalid, but the valid findings still showed that more than half of hospitalized children who participated in the study had either mild pain (25 percent), moderate pain (22 percent) or severe pain (11 percent).
CNN reports on a study that tells us what we already know about impulse buying: It's super difficult to resist. Researchers found that the choices we make regarding food "are often automatic and made without full conscious awareness," and that folks "lack the capacity to fully control their eye gaze, and what they look at the longest is the strongest predictor of what they will buy." That explains why you went in looking for toothpaste and left with a frozen pizza and a quart of rocky road.
Finally: Depression's difficult enough to deal with on its own, without having to worry about the social stigma that comes with it. But these days, reports HealthDay, that stigma may be fading, and most Americans both know what depression is and don't think there's any shame in seeking help for it.
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