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Is Your Dog A Pessimist?

Quick, what comes to mind when you think of a dog? Chances are you picture a big old grin, tongue hanging out, and a cheerful wag of the tail.

Family Squabbles Can Derail Recovery From Cancer Surgery

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Cancer patients burdened by stress and family conflicts before surgery may face a higher risk for complications following their operation, a new study suggests.

Rising Atlantic Ocean Temperatures Could Pose Threat to Reefs

THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Rising temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean may be allowing certain tropical fish to spread to shallow waters that are becoming warmer, an expansion that could pose a significant threat to coral reefs, ecologists report.

Study: Exposure to Diversity Might Boost Baby’s Social Skills

THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Exposure to diverse communities may boost infants’ social learning, according to a new study.

Grief Can Weigh on Immune System in Older Folks, Study Says

THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Older people become more physically vulnerable during bereavement, new research shows.

Obama Calls for National Plan to Fight Antibiotic Resistance

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — President Barack Obama escalated the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria on Thursday, ordering key federal agencies to pursue a national strategy to deal with the threat.

Almost Everyone Needs a Flu Shot: CDC

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Less than half of all Americans got a flu shot last year, so U.S.

Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Don’t Seem to Prevent Cataracts

THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Daily supplements of selenium or vitamin E don’t seem to protect against the development of age-related cataracts among men, a new study indicates.

Insanely Long Doctor Office Waits: A Serious Medical Fail

Photo: Getty Images Yesterday morning, I waited an hour and a half to see an orthopedist. Sitting around was almost as painful as my frozen shoulder. I’d done the right thing by booking an appointment early in the day, one recommended way to beat a long wait.

4 Things People Don’t Tell You About Major Weight Loss

Photo: Getty Images Losing weight and getting healthier should be a good thing…right? Well, as Rosie O’Donnell told ABC News, shedding a lot of pounds may not instantly change your life for the better.

Pizza Hut Dishes Out a Skinny (Make That, Skinnier) Pie

Photo: Courtesy of Pizza Hut Skinny and pizza: Bet those are two words you never thought you’d see the same sentence, huh?

Why This Frozen Food Reviewer Quit His Job

“We should not be feeding our kids this.” That’s why frozen food reviewer Gregory Ng quit his popular web show, FreezerBurns, despite building a profitable following by reviewing upwards of 1,000 frozen dinners since 2008.

New Ebola Cases Top 700 in Just One Week, Officials Report

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — In a sign that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is starting to spread faster than ever, the World Health Organization said Thursday that more than 700 new cases of the deadly viral infection were reported in just one week.

One Dose of Antidepressant Changes Brain Connections, Study Says

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Just a single dose of a common antidepressant can quickly alter the way brain cells communicate with one another, early research suggests.

Research Shows Possible Neurological Patterns for PTSD Symptoms

THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Imaging technology has shed new light on how certain symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) manifest in the brain, according to a new study.

FDA Panel: Limit Testosterone Drug Use

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — There is little evidence that testosterone replacement therapy effectively treats normally sagging levels of the hormone in aging American males, a U.S.

ER Waiting Times Vary Significantly, Studies Find

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to emergency room waiting times, patients seeking care at larger urban hospitals are likely to spend more time staring down the clock than those seen at smaller or more rural facilities, new research suggests.

10 Horrifying Stories of Doctors Behaving Badly

Getty Images If you thought the details of Joan Rivers’ death from complications during a routine endoscopy couldn’t get any more shocking, you’re wrong: Rumors surfaced today that Dr.

3 Surprising Reasons You’re Burned Out at Work

Getty Images You’re so over your job: the endless stream of emails, catty coworkers, unpaid overtime—the reasons go on and on.

3 Reasons to Shed Belly Fat That Have Nothing To Do With How You Look

Getty Images Americans are losing the battle with belly fat. The average waist circumference of U.S. adults increased by more than an inch (from 37.6 inches to 38.8 inches) since 2000, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.