Oct 31

Many of that 60.9 million go untreated most of their lives. Serious mental illnesses (SMIs), which afflict about 6% of American adults, cost society $193.2 billion in lost earnings per year, according to findings published in this month’s American Journal of Psychiatry, as reported by Time magazine.

Mood Disorders

Mood disorders include major depressive disorder, dysthymic disorder, and bipolar disorder.

* Approximately 20.9 million American adults, or about 9.5 percent of the U.S. p

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Oct 31

MONDAY, Nov. 1 () — Women with dense breasts and no lobular involution — an age-related change in breast tissue — are at increased risk for breast cancer, a new study finds.

It included 2,666 women, aged 18 to 85, with benign breast disease who were followed for an average of 13.3 years.

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Oct 30

If you have kids, you almost certainly have giant buckets of Halloween candy in your house. And you’ve probably warned your kids already about the dangers of eating too much of that candy. But does candy really rot your teeth or is it more about heredity?

“Candy’s bad — potentially bad — for your teeth, but it depends how you consume it,” said Dr. Gary Hildebrandt, professor and researcher at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

As for the theory from Jason DeRusha’s mother that a lot of candy can rot his teeth:

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Oct 21

THURSDAY, Oct. 21 () — A new study suggests that in women undergoing breast-conserving surgery, removing at least 2 millimeters of healthy tissue in addition to a cancerous breast tumor is enough to lower the risk of residual cancer.

Surgeons disagree about how much of a “free margin” around a tumor is ideal, according to the study, which appears online in the November issue of IJCP, the International Journal of Clinical Practice . In the United Kingdom, about two-thirds of surgeons surveyed said they prefer a margin of 2 millimeters or more, while nearly a quarter favor removing only 1 millimeter.

“The issue is that whenever you take a lump out of someone’s breast, you want to have some normal tissue around the entire malignancy.

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