For Women, No Link Between Kidney Stones, Osteoporosis

TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney or bladder stones do not increase a postmenopausal woman's risk of osteoporosis, a new study finds.

Weight at First Pregnancy Linked to Complications Next Time

TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with an unhealthy weight in a first pregnancy could be at greater risk for complications in their next pregnancy -- even if they're at a good weight, a new study finds.

Millions of Americans Reaping Benefits of Affordable Care Act: Study

TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions more Americans have affordable health insurance, access to a personal doctor and feel they are in better shape following the first two open-enrollment periods of the Affordable Care Act, a new analysis shows.

Deaths, Hospital Stays and Costs All Down Among U.S. Seniors

TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a rare piece of good news about the U.S. health care system, a new study finds that deaths, hospital stays and spending are all falling among older Americans.

Psychiatric Woes Often Drive Euthanasia Requests in Belgium

TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Depression and personality disorders are common reasons why psychiatric patients in Belgium request help to die due to unbearable suffering, a new study found.

Heart Disease, Alzheimer's Linked by Common Risk Factors

TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some risk factors for heart disease may also be linked with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia, a new study reports.

Standing All Day at Work? It May Take Toll on Health

TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Desk jobs aren't good for your health, but working on your feet could spell trouble, too, researchers say.

Health Highlights: July 28, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Health Tip: Offer Support to Seniors

(HealthDay News) -- Significant life changes, from losing a loved one to developing a health problem, can be particularly difficult for seniors.

Health Tip: Protect Your Heart From Stress and Depression

(HealthDay News) -- Your heart may pay a price when you're stressed or depressed. But there are things you can do to help lighten the burden.

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Early Birth Linked to Introversion, Neuroticism in Adult Life

MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who were severely underweight at birth or who were born very prematurely may be more likely to be introverted, neurotic and afraid to take risks, a new European study suggests.

Expert Panel Recommends Questionnaire to Help Spot Depression

MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Part of your next visit to your family doctor's office should be spent filling out a questionnaire to assess whether you're suffering from depression, an influential panel of preventive medicine experts recommends.

Childhood Stress Might Raise a Woman's Risk for Preterm Birth

MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stressful events in childhood may increase a woman's risk having a preterm baby, a new study suggests.

Big Swings in Blood Pressure Could Spell Trouble

MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Wide blood pressure fluctuations may signal an increased risk of heart disease and early death, researchers say.

Americans Becoming More Accepting of Gays, Lesbians, Study Finds

MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Bias against gays and lesbians is falling among Americans, a new study finds.