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Knowing Their Breast Cancer Risk May Empower Teens news

Greater self-esteem noted in girls with family history of disease

Study Links Pot Use to Relapse in Psychosis Patients news

But experts note effect is small, and the research isn't definitive

Hot Flashes, Mood Woes? news

Study found women who believed they had frequent episodes at night more likely to be mildly depressed

Doctors Often Neglect Their Own Mental Health news

Perceived stigma, fear of career repercussions hinder treatment, study suggests

'The Pill' May Raise Depression Risk news

Study also ties hormonal patches, IUDs to greater antidepressant use, especially in teens

High Utility Bills Strain More Than the Budget news

Study finds they can also trigger anxiety, depression in low-income families

Siblings of Schizophrenia Patients at Greater Risk for Same Diagnosis: Study news

Brothers, sisters of those with bipolar disorder also face higher odds of similar diagnosis, Israeli research suggests

Suicide Can Strike Children as Young as 5: Study news

Overall numbers are low, but researchers say prevention efforts are needed

2 of 3 Parents Want Schools to Expand Health Education news

Survey shows many want kids to be taught about managing stress, depression and bullying

Kids With Bipolar Disorder More Likely to Abuse Drugs, Alcohol: Study news

And those who also have conduct disorder seem to face an even greater risk

Facebook Bullying Can Cause Depression news

Social media attacks have 'real emotional consequences,' researchers say

Nearly 10 Million U.S. Adults Considered Suicide Last Year news

Rates at historically high levels -- up 27 percent since 2000, U.S. government study shows

Antidepressant Might Prevent Depression Following Brain Injury news

Small study suggests the approach could work, but experts say larger trials are needed

New Approach Helps Ease Teens' Stubborn Concussion Symptoms news

Kids with lingering effects may need talk therapy, too, study suggests

Stroke Survivors Often Struggle With Depression news

Risk was 8 times higher for those who suffered a brain attack than for those who didn't, study found

Many Depressed Adults Not Getting Treatment: Study news

Reasons range from dismissal of symptoms to shame or stigma

Depression Common After Time Spent in ICU news

About one-third of ICU patients suffer psychologically, researchers find

Study Finds Links Between Chronic Pain, Depression in Couples news

Findings could lead to better diagnostic tests and treatments, researchers say

Infertility Patients' Mental Health Problems Often Unaddressed news

'We're doing a terrible job of it,' researcher says

Depression Can Stalk Families Through Generations news

People whose parents, grandparents had the illness were 3 times as likely to get it themselves, study found

Scientists Spot 15 Regions of Human DNA Linked to Depression news

Many are located near genes involved in brain development

Study of Teen Brains Offers Clues to Timing of Mental Illness news

Regions that undergo greatest change also where schizophrenia, depression genes are most strongly expressed

Bipolar Diagnosis May Take Up to 6 Years news

Researcher calls delay a 'lost opportunity' for treatment

Could New 'Talk Therapy' Cut Cost of Treating Depression? news

Behavioral activation would be more accessible than currently recommended treatment, researchers say

Antidepressant No Help to Heart Failure Patients: Study news

Depression in these cases may be caused by biological changes from the disease itself, researcher says

Mental Health

'Entitled' People May Be Pursuing an Unhappy Path news

Inflated expectations of what they deserve doom many to disappointment, review of the data shows

Smoking Bans May Keep Young Men From Heavy Smoking news

Study found lower rates among those living in areas with restrictions

'Mindfulness'-Based Approach Could Help You Stay Slim news

Treatment focuses on personal goals and 'cues' to overeating, researcher says

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Less Safe for Men With Prior Heart Attack news

For this type of patient, cardiac risks linked to the treatment may outweigh any benefit, study suggests

Knowing Their Breast Cancer Risk May Empower Teens news

Greater self-esteem noted in girls with family history of disease

Doctors Often Neglect Their Own Mental Health news

Perceived stigma, fear of career repercussions hinder treatment, study suggests

Study Links Pot Use to Relapse in Psychosis Patients news

But experts note effect is small, and the research isn't definitive

Secondhand Smoke More Insidious Than Thought news

Nonsmokers can be exposed without knowing it, suffer health risks, researchers say

Hot Flashes, Mood Woes? news

Study found women who believed they had frequent episodes at night more likely to be mildly depressed

'The Pill' May Raise Depression Risk news

Study also ties hormonal patches, IUDs to greater antidepressant use, especially in teens

A Happy Spouse May Keep You Healthy news

Your husband or wife can encourage good lifestyle habits, researchers say

Homeless, Mentally Ill Youth Benefit From Housing Program news

Over two years, they had a more stable living situation, researchers report

High Utility Bills Strain More Than the Budget news

Study finds they can also trigger anxiety, depression in low-income families

How Much Video Gaming Is Too Much for Kids? news

Benefits seen with 1 hour a day, but behavioral problems rose after 9 hours a week

Health Tip: Managing Daily Stress news

Suggestions for a healthier you

Nanoparticles Ease Aching Joints in Mice news

Treatment might one day help fight inflammation in human arthritis, scientists suggest

Are There Alternatives to Statins? news

Dietary changes, other meds and even surgery also can help lower cholesterol levels, study finds

The Phenomenon of Sleep Paralysis news

Up to 8 percent of people experience frightening episodes of the condition, experts say

Always Feeling Lonely? Maybe It's in Your DNA news

Genes might be responsible for up to one-quarter of perception of isolation, study says

Healthy Diet as Teen, Less Weight Gain as Adult news

Study suggests food choices made at 15 may establish long-term eating habits

Gardening May Give Kids' Diets a Boost news

Those who gardened ate more fruits, veggies by the time they were in college, study shows

Can Brain 'Pacemaker' Improve Lives of Head Trauma Patients? news

Deep brain stimulation appears to boost function and quality of life, small study finds

Heavy Drinking Can Harm the Aging Brain news

Study supports notion that the habit is toxic to brain cells, slows mental abilities

Smoking Tied to Shorter Survival With ALS news

Tobacco use may make patients with the degenerative disease deteriorate faster, Italian study suggests

Smoking Losing Its Cool With Kids, CDC Says news

Fewer teens are smoking or showing interest in cigarettes and cigars, but e-cigs a concern

General Health

A Doctor's Words Key to Whether Child Gets HPV Vaccine news

Parents most receptive to messages about the shot's effectiveness, safety and the cancers it prevents, study finds

More Health Care Workers Need Flu Shots: CDC news

Vaccination protects both workers and patients, doctor says

Health Tip: Make Sure Eggs Are Thoroughly Cooked news

Tips to help prevent food poisoning

CDC: Pregnant Women Should Avoid Southeast Asia Due to Zika news

Meanwhile, French report shows virus can infect sperm

Health Highlights: Sept. 30, 2016 news

  • Pregnant Women Should Delay Travel to 11 Southeast Asian Countries: CDC
  • Blood Center Abandoned Research Chimps: Critics

Encouraging Surgical ICU Patients to Get Moving Pays Off news

They're discharged sooner, become more functional when they leave the hospital, study finds

Flagging Flu-Shot Rate Worries CDC news

Decline among vulnerable older adults is of particular concern

2nd Antibiotic Halves C-Section Infection Rate: Study news

Two medications are better than one, researchers say

Concern About Dialysis Safety Spurs CDC Action news

Coalition launched to curb treatment-related infections

Health Highlights: Sept. 29, 2016 news

  • Blood Center Abandoned Research Chimps: Critics
  • LED Streetlights Being Changed After AMA Warning
  • New Rule Protects Nursing Home Residents' Legal Rights
  • Artificial Bone Created by Scientists
  • Supplement Maker Pledges Genetic Tests of Products

Cancer Patients in Poorer Countries Often Go Without Radiation news

Half who need the treatment can't get it, study finds

U.S. Teen Births Hit Another Record Low: CDC news

Less sex, more contraception is the 'magic' formula, experts say

Doctors Often Neglect Their Own Mental Health news

Perceived stigma, fear of career repercussions hinder treatment, study suggests

FDA's Cancer-Drug Reviewers Often Join Industry Later: Study news

Analysis raises concerns about regulators' ability to serve the public interest, researchers suggest

Health Highlights: Sept. 28, 2016 news

  • Americas Declared Free of Endemic Measles
  • Tyson Chicken Nuggets Recalled

Hurdles Ahead for Zika Vaccine: Experts news

Though there are two promising candidates, testing and manufacturing challenges remain

Secondhand Smoke More Insidious Than Thought news

Nonsmokers can be exposed without knowing it, suffer health risks, researchers say

Homeless, Mentally Ill Youth Benefit From Housing Program news

Over two years, they had a more stable living situation, researchers report

FDA Approves 1st 'Artificial Pancreas' for Type 1 Diabetes news

Automated insulin delivery system will ease some of the burden of living with the condition

High Utility Bills Strain More Than the Budget news

Study finds they can also trigger anxiety, depression in low-income families

Common Culex Mosquitoes Don't Transmit Zika Virus: Study news

These widespread insects do spread West Nile virus and Japanese encephalitis though, researchers say

Health Highlights: Sept. 27, 2016 news

  • E. Coli Worries Trigger Recall of Adams Farm Meat Products

Countless Opioid Pills Unused by Dental-Surgery Patients news

Surplus may contribute to the opioid abuse epidemic, researchers say

'Spare Tire' May Be Tougher on Your Heart Than 'Love Handles' news

Study links deep belly fat to greater odds for cardiovascular risk factors

Cancer Treatment More Likely to Leave Blacks in Debt news

Or forego therapies due to cost, study finds