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Health And Wealth: Women Are DifferentOr Are They?

...ntal difference in howincreasing the income of one spouse affects the mortality risk of the other. They found that a husband's increased income lowers the wife's mortality risk,but increasing the wife's income raises men's odds of dying. The team raised several possible explanations of this and said further...

Family Support A Factor In Cardiovascular Responses To Stress

...lsupport from their family - especially from their spouse - show better heart andblood pressure responses t...ular risks. "We feel that support from the spouse is a very important factor interms of lowering cardiovascular risk," says Dr. Kathleen C. Light, pro...

Back pain and its benefits

...ows. Social reward like sympathy from a solicitous spouse or being excused fromperforming household chores was also associated with increased disability anddepression. In addition, social reward was linked with patients' reports of higher levels ofpain and a greater number of nonspecific medical symptoms, ...

Spouses of heart disease patients face high risks themselves

...ebraska. "This study indicates that targeting the spouse of the patient may be important too." The researchers studied a group of 170 men who recently had a heart attack or had undergone coronary bypass surgery for blockages in heart arteries. Approximately two months after the heart attack or heart sur...

Lidocaine patch shown in large trial to relieve post-herpetic neuralgia

...pain, and these consequences of PHN can affect the spouse or caregiver as well as the patient."...

Partner's presence associated with lower blood pressure

Blood pressure often decreases when you are with a spouse or significant other, dropping below levels associated with talking to friends or even being alone, according to a new study. "An intriguing possibility is that the effects of partner interactions on [blood pressure] may partially account for the ...

Women & asthma: New survey reveals heavy toll on health, emotions and lifestyle

... their asthma is a source of worry for their spouse or partner; three out of four (76 percent) women who have children say their asthma causes their children to worry about them * 40 percent have had to decline, cancel or interrupt a social event because of their asthma * 38 pe...

Robotic physical therapy improves movement long after stroke

...ll living in the community, either alone or with a spouse or caregiver. All had impaired use of one arm, which was confirmed during a four-week observation period before beginning robot-assisted therapy. During a six-week treatment period, enrollees had one-hour therapy sessions with the robot three time...

Senior citizen drinking problems labeled invisible epidemic

...as well as physical process, greatly enhanced by a spouse and other family members helping the abuser. But the elderly often do not have a support system within reach after their children move elsewhere and longtime friends leave the neighborhood. Turning to the government for help is not a viable alterna...

Path from chronic stress to heart disease clarified

... with the biological vulnerabilities of aging, put spouse caregivers at increased risk for [coronary heart disease], making them an ideal population for studying the relationship between heart disease and chronic stress, Vitaliano explains. The other 72 adults, none of them caregivers, served as a comparis...

University of Washington developing AI caretakers for Alzheimer's sufferers

...us toll this takes on a human caregiver, usually a spouse or other loved one," Kautz said. As a first step, the UW group, which also includes computer scientists Oren Etzioni, Dieter Fox and Gaetano Borriello, has developed a prototype for a wireless handheld device, dubbed the Activity Compass, which will ...

Research shows that male smokers who want a long life should get married

...nhealthy ones (drinking, substance abuse, etc). A spouse also makes it more likely that the individual receives adequate care in times of illness. The researchers found that high income had a negligible effect in keeping people alive. Professor Oswald said: "Forget cash. It is as clear as day from the dat...

Still mulling over last night's argument? It could affect your heart

...test effect on your heart's health: arguing with a spouse or running a marathon? Arguing could have closer links to later heart disease, but for an unusual reason. Just thinking about the fight appears to lead to high blood pressure and later health problems, according to a UC Irvine-led study. Both tas...

Caregiving for spouse prompts women to retire earlier

... of the co-authors of the new study. "Caring for a spouse has the strongest -- and in the case of men, the o...tirement." The researchers found that caring for a spouse had a far more significant effect on a woman's decision to retire than caregiving for anyone else, i...

People who give, live longer: U-M study shows

...spouse, including being willing to listen if their spouse needed to talk. Over the five-year period of the study, 134 people died. In her analysis of the link between giving and receiving help and mortality, Brown controlled for a variety of factors, including age, gender and physical and emotional health. ...

Health is key to maintaining wealth for seniors

... 67 percent of couples in which at least one spouse developed a new chronic ... 45 percent of couples in which at least one spouse developed a new chronic condition lost half or more of their wealth. ...

Study shows long-term stress appears to damage caregivers immune systems

...e consisted of men and women who were caring for a spouse with dementia, usually Alzheimer's disease. The ot...e impact of caregiving may last long after the ill spouse has died. "Overall, the study provides evidence that a severe chronic stress situation can accelerat...

Learning skills greatly limits stress for family caregivers, says Stanford study

...dy showed that 40 percent of those who cared for a spouse with Alzheimer's disease and who experienced stress from their responsibilities died sooner than caregivers who did not report stress. This suggests that a caregiver's stress is an independent risk factor for early mortality, said Gallagher-Thompson....

Stanford research builds link between sleep, cancer progression

...s shifted also tended to sleep poorly, have lost a spouse or partner and have cancer-fighting branches of the immune system suppressed. Other studies back up this theorized connection. Spiegel cited the recent finding that night-shift workers have a higher rate of breast cancer than women who sleep normal h...

Caregivers refuse Alzheimers medications when patients quality of life threatened

...or example, a husband may decline treatment of his spouse when she can no longer remember family members and can only communicate with them as strangers. When there is risk to the medication, the number of caregivers who decline treatment rises substantially. "Caregivers have always played a vital role in...

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