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THIS JUST IN March 2012  

A new study suggests that migraines may increase depression in women

Women that frequently suffer from migraines are 40% more likely to develop associated depression symptoms. While the link between the two health issues has been widely discussed in healthcare, the reason behind the association is still unknown. Many researchers feel that the onset of frequent pain lowers the quality of life, and are also looking into the possibility of a genetic correlation between women, migraine pain, and an increased risk for developing depression.

Younger women have a higher death risk after heart attacks

An American Medical Association study found that while heart attacks in young women are rare, 16% of women under the age of 65 who had heart attacks without chest pain died in the hospital as compared with 12.5 % of men under 65. Researchers find that this creates an issue for clinicians, who must recognize and diagnosis heart attacks in younger women who present without any typical heart attack symptoms in order to prevent delayed treatment.

Call for NCNP conference poster submissions

A great way to exhibit research findings and fulfill professional and academic requirements is to create a poster presentation. Poster submissions are being accepted for the 2012 National Conference for Nurse Practitioners at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. taking place May 16-19. Topics can include, but are not limited to, clinical research, case studies, treatment modalities, classification systems, lab research, treatment protocols, education, and team building. Submit your poster by creating an account at The deadline is March 30, 2012 and winners will be announced April 14, 2012.

Colonoscopies shown to dramatically reduce the risk of cancer deaths

A recent study conducted by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center has eliminated all doubt that colonoscopies can save lives. Many healthcare providers and patients are aware that the procedure is beneficial and has the ability to reduce the risk of colon cancer, but this study confirmed that there is a 53% lower death rate associated with it as well.

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