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Young people with chronic illness more likely to attempt suicide
Young people between the ages of 15 and 30 living with a chronic illness are three times more likely to attempt suicide than their healthy peers, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo. (2017-08-17)

Chronic childhood illness linked with later life mental health problems
A new study into the effects of chronic physical illness in children on their life-long mental health has found that such experiences appear to increase the chances of them having depression and anxiety in adulthood. (2017-05-12)

High risk of chronic health conditions plagues those with schizophrenia
Both men and women with schizophrenia are significantly more likely to have one or more of 46 common chronic health conditions than individuals without mental illness, according to study led by Caroline Carney Doebbeling, M.D., of the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute, Inc. (2006-12-12)

Surviving childhood cancer -- the success story
A diagnosis of childhood cancer 50 years ago meant almost certain death. Now, because of scientific advances, the majority of newly diagnosed children can expect to survive. The current special issue of Chronic Illness, published by SAGE, explores the history and advances of childhood cancer research while looking at an exciting new era of research. (2008-01-04)

Family members play important role in managing chronic illness
Family members often play an important role in managing chronic illnesses, and a family approach may produce more effective, long-term benefits for the patient, according to a Penn State researcher. (2017-10-16)

Young adults with chronic illnesses have poorer educational, vocational and financial outcomes
Most young adults who grow up with chronic illness graduate high school and have employment, but those with cancer, diabetes or epilepsy are significantly less likely than their healthy peers to achieve important educational and vocational milestones, according to a report in the March issue of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2011-03-07)

Depression sufferers at risk of multiple chronic diseases
Women who experience symptoms of depression are at risk of developing multiple chronic diseases, research led by The University of Queensland has found. (2019-05-30)

Poor acceptance of illness associated with worse quality of life in chronic heart failure
Failure to accept illness is associated with poorer quality of life in patients with chronic heart failure, according to research published today in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. Patients with lower illness acceptance more often had lower energy levels, more severe pain, negative emotional reactions, sleep disorders and limited mobility, and were socially isolated. (2015-01-07)

Fatigue common after myocardial infarction
Half of all patients who undergo myocardial infarction are experiencing onerous fatigue four months after the infarction. The patients who are most fatigued are those who perceive the infarction as a sign of chronic illness, those who experience the illness as difficult to control, and those who believe that the illness has a large impact on their life. These are the conclusions of a thesis presented at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. (2009-06-05)

Interactive websites can help manage chronic diseases
Interactive health websites can help people live with their chronic illness, according to a UCL (University College London) review of studies on internet health. (2005-10-18)

Uninsured patients don't manage chronic illness well, UCSF study finds
Compared to insured health care consumers, uninsured people are much less effective at managing their illnesses. Specifically, they have frequent health crises, difficulty getting medication and using it correctly, poor understanding of their illness and little knowledge about self-care or risk awareness, according to Gay Becker, PhD, professor of medical anthropology in the UCSF Institute for Health and Aging. The findings appear in the July issue of Western Journal of Medicine. (2001-07-03)

Study reveals barriers to effective doctor-patient communication
Patients with chronic heart failure often feel unable to ask their doctors questions about their illness and believe that doctors are reluctant to provide them with too much knowledge, finds new research in this week's BMJ. (2000-09-07)

Acute critical illness increases risk of kidney complications and death
Acute critical illness in people without previous renal disease puts them at risk of kidney complications as well as death, according to a study in published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2018-09-10)

Anemia of chronic disease: an adaptive response?
The anemia of chronic disease may be a beneficial, adaptive response to the underlying disease, rather than a negative effect of the illness, postulates an analysis article in CMAJ. (2008-08-11)

Chronically Ill Children Face Adjustment Difficulties
Children who have a chronic illness are more likely than healthy children to show signs of poor adjustment, such as hostility or withdrawal, regardless whether their illness is physical or mental. Adjustment problems persist, researchers say, despite changes in medical care and educational opportunities for children with chronic conditions in the past two decades. (1998-08-06)

Employees with diabetes are not more tired
Employees with diabetes are not automatically more tired due to a combination of work and illness. However, Dutch researcher Iris Weijman found that employees with diabetes who have several chronic conditions and those who experience inconvenience from their illness do have a higher risk of fatigue. (2005-03-16)

Chronic illness in childhood linked to higher rates of mental illness
Children with long-term health conditions may be more likely to experience mental illness in early adolescence than healthy children, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London. (2020-05-04)

Does weight affect likelihood of experiencing severe flu-like symptoms?
A new Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses study found that adults who are underweight or morbidly obese have an elevated risk of being hospitalized with influenza-like illness due to the flu virus or other respiratory viruses. (2018-12-05)

Cold homes linked to poor health among the over 50s
Older people living in inadequately heated homes are three times as likely to suffer from chronic ill health, reports a study in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. (2001-11-12)

Mucolytic drugs may benefit patients with severe pulmonary disease
Patients who suffer frequent, prolonged or severe recurrences of chronic bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may benefit from regular use of mucolytic drugs for at least two months, according to a review in this week's BMJ. (2001-05-24)

New research gives answers on the relationship between chronic illness and food insecurity
Research findings provide direct evidence that people with chronic diseases are more likely to be food insecure. (2013-08-29)

White matter damage linked to chronic musculoskeletal pain in Gulf War veterans
A Veterans Affairs study has linked structural damage in the white matter of the brain to chronic musculoskeletal pain in Gulf War veterans. (2017-11-01)

'Schizophrenia' does not exist, argues expert
The term 'schizophrenia,' with its connotation of hopeless chronic brain disease, should be dropped and replaced with something like 'psychosis spectrum syndrome,' argues a professor of psychiatry in The BMJ today. (2016-02-02)

Study yields potential blood biomarkers for Gulf War Illness
Based on a study of 85 Gulf War Veterans, Veterans Affairs researchers in Minneapolis have developed a tentative panel of blood markers they say can verify a diagnosis of Gulf War Illness with 90 percent accuracy. (2016-07-11)

GPs should lead chronic disease fight -- Top doctor
Doctors should be seizing the opportunity to lead the fight against chronic illnesses like diabetes and heart disease, according to the next head of the international organization for GPs who will give a public lecture at ANU tonight. (2007-05-20)

Recognising mental illness in young people could prevent suicides
Recognising mental illness in young people and dealing with it appropriately could help prevent suicides, concludes a study in this week's BMJ. (2002-07-11)

Poor physical health a barrier for job seekers with serious mental illness
People with serious mental illness believe their physical health problems rather than psychological health make it difficult for them to find jobs, according to a Rutgers study. (2020-03-12)

More than half of cancer survivors have underlying medical conditions associated with severe COVID
New study finds more than half (56.4%) of cancer survivors in the United States reported having additional underlying medical conditions associated with severe COVID-19 illness. (2021-02-03)

Developing countries face 'leading medical scourge of developed countries'
Chronic illness, already a major and expensive problem in developed countries, is rapidly increasing in developing countries, adding to the longstanding burden caused by high rates of infectious diseases. However, poor countries will not be able to afford the costly medical technologies that wealthy countries use to treat chronic conditions, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, pulmonary disease, and diabetes, writes Daniel Callahan, cofounder of the Hastings Center. (2014-02-20)

Chronic fatigue patients benefit from cognitive behavior therapy
Cognitive behavior therapy is effective in treating the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, according to a recent systematic review carried out by Cochrane researchers. (2008-07-15)

Studies provide new insights on mosquito-borne chikungunya virus infection
The frequency of chronic joint pain after infection with chikungunya in a large Latin-American cohort was 25 percent at a median of 20-months post-infection. (2017-12-20)

Care coordination can decrease health-care use by frequent users
Better coordination of patient care between health care providers, encouraging patients to self-manage their health and other strategies can reduce use of the health care system by seniors and people with chronic conditions, according to research published in CMAJ. (2014-09-15)

The NHS is failing people with learning disabilities
The NHS is failing people with learning difficulties, according to an editorial published in the BMJ today. (2008-03-13)

Circulation problem may contribute to chronic fatigue in Gulf War veterans
A preliminary study suggests a physical basis for chronic fatigue in Gulf War veterans, which may involve a suppression of cardiovascular responses to stress. (2000-07-20)

Public feels more negative toward drug addicts than mentally ill
People are significantly more likely to have negative attitudes toward those suffering from drug addiction than those with mental illness, and don't support insurance, housing and employment policies that benefit those dependent on drugs, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests. (2014-10-01)

Mental health inequalities in detection of breast cancer
Women with a mental illness are less likely to be screened for breast cancer, according to University of Leicester psychiatrist. (2014-12-01)

Chronic stress may influence effectiveness of vaccines
A new Carnegie Mellon University study shows that chronic stress can have an impact on the overall effectiveness of immunizations designed to protect against infectious diseases such as flu, hepatitis and pneumonia according to a critical review of published studies. The news could be important to people who have suppressed immune function, especially the elderly. (2001-02-27)

Prevalence of chronic fatigue syndrome in youth is focus of Chicago-based study
The prevalence of chronic fatigue syndrome in children and the significant impairment it causes to their physical functioning, school attendance and performance, and extracurricular activities, are at the root of a new Chicago-based study led by DePaul University psychologist Leonard A. Jason. (2013-12-10)

Primary care doctors get little information about chronic sinusitis
Facial pain. Nasal congestion. Postnasal drip. Fatigue. These are hallmark signs of chronic sinusitis, a swelling of tissue in the nasal and sinus cavity. The illness strikes millions of Americans each year and is one of the top five reasons patients visit their primary care doctor. Unfortunately little information on the subject is available to internists says a new study by a GUMC internist. (2010-08-15)

More research needed to involve families in psychosocial interventions
Family-oriented psychosocial interventions seem to be beneficial in improving the mental and physical well-being of both patients with chronic illness and their family members, but the results aren't as robust as researchers had hoped. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh say more research is needed to improve such interventions in a study published in the April issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science. (2007-04-30)

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