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Depression

Heart Valve Repair Surgery May Ease Mental Health Symptoms, Too news

Researchers find procedure leads to reduced depression and anxiety

Risk of Violent Crime Rises With Depression, Study Finds news

But doctors may be more likely to focus on self-harm, suicide

Narcotic Painkiller Use Tied to Higher Risk for Depression news

The longer the use, the bigger the risk the user would become depressed, study found

How to Survive Valentine's Day Without Romance news

Expert offers tips to those who don't have a partner or spouse

Mental Health Disorders May Shorten Life Span: Study news

Researchers find people with psychiatric conditions live an average of 10 fewer years

Stigma Keeps Employees From Admitting to a Mental Illness: Study news

But half of those surveyed said they'd want to help their co-worker

Certain Allergy, Depression Meds Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia news

Class of drugs interferes with a key brain chemical, but study can't prove cause-and-effect

Binge-Watching TV May Be Sign of Depression, Loneliness news

Researchers say hours and hours of viewing often isn't just harmless fun

Soda Habit May Prompt Early Puberty in Girls, Study Suggests news

Early menstruation a risk factor for depression and breast cancer, researchers say

Student Loans Take Emotional Toll on Young Adults news

As college debts mount, so do depressive symptoms, study says

Walking Group a Step Toward Better Health, Researchers Say news

Your heart rate, cholesterol and even depression might improve, study suggests

Depression, Anxiety Can Precede Memory Loss in Alzheimer's, Study Finds news

Those who developed dementia were more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression earlier

Health Tip: Is It Grief or Depression? news

How to determine the difference

Parent's Suicide Attempt Makes Child's Much More Likely: Study news

Suicidal behavior appears to run in families, with certain conditions putting kids at higher risk

'Tis the Season for Seasonal Affective Disorder news

Expert explains this type of depression, including symptoms to watch for

Mother's Depression Tied to Later Delinquency in Kids news

Treating parent's mental health issues is critical, experts say

Abnormalities Found in Brains of Young Bipolar Patients Who Try Suicide news

Scans found evidence of less connection between areas that control emotion, motivation and memory

Breast Cancer Screening Less Likely Among Mentally Ill: Study news

Conditions such as depression or schizophrenia linked to lower mammogram rates

Nearly 1 in 12 Americans Struggles With Depression, Study Finds news

But, just a third of severely depressed people have sought help

Early Puberty Linked to Increased Risk of Depression in Teens news

Researchers find odds raised in both boys and girls developing sooner than peers

Being the Boss Tied to Depression Risk for Women, But Not Men news

Women in powerful positions may be judged harshly, researcher says

1 in 5 U.S. Adults Dealt With a Mental Illness in 2013 news

Federal official urges people to seek treatment to 'restore their well-being'

Home Exercise Boosts Heart Patients' Frame of Mind news

But in-hospital workouts didn't produce same results, study found

Pain, Depression Tied to Delirium Risk After Surgery for Seniors news

Study found patients who had both before procedure were 21 percent more likely to become disoriented

After Breast Cancer, Depression Risk Lingers news

Study finds survivors more likely to need hospital care, antidepressants to cope than cancer-free women

Mental Health

Divorce May Be More Likely When Wives Get Sick news

Women might be more comfortable as caregivers than men, researcher suggests

Stress May Undermine Heart Benefits of Exercise news

Study found teens who lacked coping skills faced raised heart risks that physical fitness did not counter

Heroin Overdose Deaths Quadrupled Since 2000 news

Lethal poisonings from prescription painkillers down slightly, U.S. report says

14 Percent of Toddlers May Be Drinking Coffee news

Boston survey also found that 2.5 percent of 1-year-olds get a java jolt

Many Transplant Surgeons Suffer Burnout news

Low sense of accomplishment, emotional exhaustion cited in survey

Early Studies See No Heart Risk From Testosterone Therapy news

But experts agree more research is needed, especially in light of FDA warning

Kids May Be More Likely to Exercise When Friends Do news

Study suggests that activity with peers might benefit overweight children

Helping Student-Athletes With Mental Health Issues news

Guidelines issued for U.S. high schools

Surgery Patients Might Not Need Sedative Before Anesthesia news

Experts say trend in U.S. is not to give patients these calming meds before procedure

Common Class of Drugs May Be Linked to Pneumonia Risk news

But more research is needed before scientists say anticholinergics cause the infection

Heart Valve Repair Surgery May Ease Mental Health Symptoms, Too news

Researchers find procedure leads to reduced depression and anxiety

Doctors Often Yield to Parents' Requests to Delay Kids' Vaccines news

But most believe it puts children at risk, study finds

1 in 5 U.S. Teen Girls Physically or Sexually Abused While Dating news

National survey finds one in 10 teen boys also experiences dating violence

Nerve Treatment Via Nose Shows Promise Against Migraines news

Therapy reduced pain level by about one-third for up to a month, study found

Teens Can Easily Buy E-Cigarettes Online news

Study finds minors successfully purchased smoking devices 3 out of 4 times tried

ER Physician Raises Concerns About Powdered Caffeine news

One teaspoon of substance equivalent to about 25 cups of coffee

Study Links Recession to Spike in Suicides Among Middle-Aged news

Big jump in rates seen during 2007-2010, when U.S. economy was lagging

1 in 5 Preemies With Lung Disease Exposed to Secondhand Smoke news

22 percent were from what parents said were nonsmoking homes, study finds

Belief in Acupuncture Key to Effect on Back Pain, Study Suggests news

Doctor says finding illustrates power of placebo effect

Epilepsy Surgery Gets High Marks From Patients in Survey news

92 percent said it was worthwhile, with fewer seizures and higher quality-of-life

Could a Bad Night's Sleep Make You Eat More Fatty Food? news

Study suggests it might, raising the risk for potential weight gain

Good Supermarkets in Poor Areas May Not Prompt Better Eating news

Study found no change in availability of healthy foods for children in low-income homes

ADHD May Raise Odds for Premature Death news

Risk is small, but a sign the disorder is a serious problem, experts say

Flavored Booze Beverages Tied to Higher Injury Risk in Teens news

Super-sized 'alcopops' a major concern, study says

General Health

Divorce May Be More Likely When Wives Get Sick news

Women might be more comfortable as caregivers than men, researcher suggests

Health Highlights: March 5, 2015 news

  • Ebola Vaccine Trial Begins on Weekend
  • 6 People to Get New Kidneys Through Organ Swap Chain
  • 2nd Hospital Reports Superbug Infections Linked to Endoscopes

Heroin Overdose Deaths Quadrupled Since 2000 news

Lethal poisonings from prescription painkillers down slightly, U.S. report says

Obamacare and the Supreme Court: What's at Stake news

Millions of consumers could lose health insurance subsidies in dispute over language in the law

Medical Bills Another Burden for Eczema Patients: Study news

U.S. adults with the skin condition spent over $29 billion in out-of-pocket health costs in 2012

Many Transplant Surgeons Suffer Burnout news

Low sense of accomplishment, emotional exhaustion cited in survey

Early Studies See No Heart Risk From Testosterone Therapy news

But experts agree more research is needed, especially in light of FDA warning

1 in 3 Americans Lives an Hour or More From a Stroke Center news

Least access found in southeastern U.S., researchers say

Chinese Researchers Report Successful Hepatitis E Vaccine news

New immunization offers nearly 5 years of protection, experts say

Health Highlights: March 4, 2015 news

  • Second Hospital Reports Superbug Infections Linked to Endoscopes
  • FDA Orders Heart Risk Warning Labels on Testosterone Drugs
  • McDonald's Reducing Antibiotics in Chicken and Growth Hormones in Milk
  • Two More NFL Veterans Will Donate Brains for Concussion Research

Just How Big Is a Normal Penis? news

Researchers size up thousands to arrive at averages

About 7 Percent of Kids Worldwide Have ADHD: Study news

But some question accuracy of estimate

Surgery Patients Might Not Need Sedative Before Anesthesia news

Experts say trend in U.S. is not to give patients these calming meds before procedure

Common Class of Drugs May Be Linked to Pneumonia Risk news

But more research is needed before scientists say anticholinergics cause the infection

Half of Known Strains of HIV Originated in Gorillas news

Two of four classes of the AIDS-causing virus arose in these large primates, international study finds

Typical Adult Over 30 Gets Flu Twice Every 10 Years: Study news

Infection hits younger people more often, maybe because they mingle in larger groups, researcher suggests

Health Highlights: March 3, 2015 news

  • Escape of Dangerous Bacteria in Louisiana Research Lab Remains a Mystery
  • Ebola Outbreak Slowing, But Fight Against Disease Must Continue: U.N.
  • U.S. Nurse Who Contracted Ebola Sues Employer

Health Tip: Selecting Shoe Inserts news

Suggestions for the right fit

Any Exercise Is Good, But Higher-Intensity May Be Better news

Brisk walking drops blood sugar more than a slower walk, study finds

Growth Checks in Children Might Spot Celiac Disease news

The gastrointestinal illness typically slows height, weight gains, experts say

Doctors Often Yield to Parents' Requests to Delay Kids' Vaccines news

But most believe it puts children at risk, study finds

New York City Rats Carry Fleas Known to Transmit Plague news

Researchers didn't find the Black Death bacteria, however

Tracking Brain Blood Flow May Help Predict Concussion Outcomes news

In study, scans show reduced circulation in brains of football players who had not recovered from the injury

Do Heart Surgery Patients Get Too Many Blood Tests? news

New research raises concerns about the risk of anemia and blood transfusions