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Depression

Family Acceptance Key to Curbing Teen Suicides, Study Shows news

Validation by peers also decreased likelihood of self-harm

Upbeat Walking Style Might Lift Your Mood news

Negativity less likely in people with a positive gait, study says

Obesity and Depression Often Twin Ills, Study Finds news

Nature of connection isn't clear, but both conditions can be treated, experts say

More Evidence That Exercise May Help Fight Depression news

But low mood can be a barrier to physical activity, study finds

Teen Girls May Face Greater Risk of Depression news

Relationship-related stress contributes to higher rates, researchers say

Exercise May Not Ward Off Teen Depression news

U.K. research finds no apparent link, but U.S. experts are not convinced

Schools Key to Reaching Kids With Mental Health Needs, Experts Say news

Left untreated, children may suffer long-term damage

Cancer Diagnosis Can Take Toll on Mental Health, Study Finds news

Breast cancer particularly troubling, researchers report

Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Always Help With Depression news

About 4 percent of obese patients report negative mood changes months after procedure, study finds

Social Support May Be Key to Heart Attack Recovery news

Study found younger patients fared worse if they did not have family, friends to help afterwards

Nature Walks With Others May Keep Depression at Bay news

Study found they lowered stress levels, lifted spirits after illness, job loss, divorce, death of loved one

Special Therapy May Help Relieve 'Complicated Grief' news

Standard depression treatment is less successful after a loved one dies, study finds

One Dose of Antidepressant Changes Brain Connections, Study Says news

Researchers eventually hope to predict who will respond to a drug and who won't

Blood Test Spots Adult Depression: Study news

It's as accurate as current methods, but can also confirm recovery, researchers contend

The Parenting Trap: Coddling Anxious Kids news

Trying to protect children from source of anxiety may make things worse, researchers say

Sibling Bullies May Leave Lasting Effects news

Study links harassment at home to higher levels of depression, anxiety

Serious Childhood Burns Tied to Long-Term Mental Health Risks news

Adults injured by fire when young are at increased odds of depression, study finds

Electrical Pulses to Scalp May Boost Memory: Study news

But years of research remain before this therapy could treat brain disorders, experts say

Study: Young Adults Who Had Depression Have 'Hyper-Connected' Brain Networks news

Finding might help predict, prevent and treat the disorder, researchers say

Talk Therapy Plus Meds May Be Best for Severe Depression news

But combination isn't better than drugs alone for those with mild or chronic mood disorder, study says

Robin Williams Had Early Stage Parkinson's Disease, Wife Reveals news

Psychiatrist says you can't necessarily link the nerve disease diagnosis with his suicide

Robin Williams Had Parkinson's Disease, Wife Says news

He wasn't ready to share diagnosis publicly before he took his life this week, she revealed

Study Hints at Link Between Poor Sleep, Suicide Risk news

But the research involving older adults doesn't prove cause and effect

Malnutrition Threatens Many U.S. Seniors Seen at ERs news

Depression, dental problems, difficulty buying groceries among most common reasons, study finds

Robin Williams' Death Shines Light on Depression, Substance Abuse news

Doctors say there are effective treatments for both disorders that can help many people

Mental Health

Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men news

Study didn't find same effect in young women or teens of either sex

Ebola Anxiety: A Bigger Threat Now Than the Virus Itself news

Mental health experts offer antidotes to what they see as unnecessary worry on some Americans' part

Living With a Smoker Like Living in a Polluted City: Study news

Air-particle levels in smoking households almost 10 times higher than nonsmoking homes

For Infertility Treatment, Should He Drink Less Coffee, More Booze? news

Study suggests male beverage consumption affects in vitro fertilization results

Some Lung Patients Buy Cigarettes Along With Meds at Pharmacies: Study news

To end this paradoxical practice, certain drug stores no longer sell tobacco products

'Desensitized' Parents Let Kids Watch More Movie Violence, Sex news

Study found that as parents viewed more of it themselves, they became more lax about how much kids could see

Circumcision Past Newborn Stage Poses Risk for Boys, Study Finds news

Delaying procedure also linked with higher costs, experts say

Pricey Hepatitis Drug a Good Bet in U.S. Prisons, Study Says news

Researchers conclude Sovaldi is cost-effective

Scientists Grow, Implant Human Intestinal Tissue in Mice news

Research may provide model to study digestive diseases, future treatments

Dads Face Guilt About Workouts, Just Like Moms Do news

Both parents tend to view exercise as a selfish behavior that takes up family time, researcher says

U.S. Kids Use ADHD Meds More During School Year news

Researchers suggest this may be to boost academic achievement

Family Acceptance Key to Curbing Teen Suicides, Study Shows news

Validation by peers also decreased likelihood of self-harm

Upbeat Walking Style Might Lift Your Mood news

Negativity less likely in people with a positive gait, study says

Two-Pronged Program Looks Best for Helping Smokers Quit news

Behavioral counseling plus medication beats other strategies, study finds

Peak Pain Level Main Factor in Negative Childbirth Memories: Study news

Length of labor didn't seem to influence recollections of pain, researchers found

Obesity and Depression Often Twin Ills, Study Finds news

Nature of connection isn't clear, but both conditions can be treated, experts say

More Evidence That Exercise May Help Fight Depression news

But low mood can be a barrier to physical activity, study finds

ER Visits Linked to Synthetic Pot More Than Double, Report Finds news

Misperception that it is safe makes it especially dangerous, experts say

Family Support Tied to Safer Sex for Young Gay Males: Study news

Closeness, open discussions with parents may help prevent risky sexual behavior, findings suggest

Teen Girls May Face Greater Risk of Depression news

Relationship-related stress contributes to higher rates, researchers say

Just Try Getting an Appointment With a Psychiatrist news

Of 360 U.S. doctors called in study, only one-quarter agreed to see 'patient'

Parenthood May Push Cancer Patients to Seek More Treatment news

They may choose aggressive therapy in attempt to have more time with children, study finds

Exercise May Not Ward Off Teen Depression news

U.K. research finds no apparent link, but U.S. experts are not convinced

More Kids Using ERs for Medical Care, Researchers Say news

Uninsured and privately insured children show biggest increases in California study

Calm, Positive Family Meals May Help Keep Kids Slim news

Having both parents present, eating in kitchen also linked to healthier weights, researchers report

General Health

CDC Tightens Rules on Caring for Ebola Patients news

Full body suits, respirators now recommended, along with monitor to observe workers removing gear

Ebola Vaccines May Be Deployed in West Africa by January, Officials Say news

American, Canadian vaccines both in safety trials that should be complete by December

Health Tip: Snacking After School news

Take steps to avoid getting sick

Ebola Anxiety: A Bigger Threat Now Than the Virus Itself news

Mental health experts offer antidotes to what they see as unnecessary worry on some Americans' part

Passengers From Ebola-Affected Countries Must Land at Designated U.S. Airports news

Staff at 5 airports will identify and screen these travelers for Ebola infection before entry

Health Highlights: Oct. 21, 2014 news

  • Paralyzed Man Walks After New Type of Spinal Surgery
  • Millions of U.S. Car Owners Urged to Get Air Bag Defect Repaired
  • Ban Most Edible Marijuana Products: Colorado Health Officials

Black Women Fare Worse With Fertility Treatments, Study Says news

Success rates for in vitro fertilization were half those of white women

Traffic Pollution May Be a Risk While Pregnant news

Reduced lung function seen in children at age 4, study says

Pricey Hepatitis Drug a Good Bet in U.S. Prisons, Study Says news

Researchers conclude Sovaldi is cost-effective

Circumcision Past Newborn Stage Poses Risk for Boys, Study Finds news

Delaying procedure also linked with higher costs, experts say

Regular Doctor Visits Help Control Blood Pressure, Study Says news

Having health insurance also associated with better readings

As U.S. Economy Worsened, Vasectomy Rates Rose, Study Finds news

National data shows a 28 percent rise in men opting for the procedure

Mouse Study Suggests Antibiotics May Aid Salmonella's Spread in Animals news

Experts say findings have troubling implications for use of drugs to treat livestock

Man Treated for Ebola in Atlanta Now 'Free' of the Virus news

Unidentified patient arrived at Emory University Hospital Sept. 9, was discharged Sunday, officials say

Goodbye to Reading Glasses? news

Implantable eye device shows promise in preliminary trial, researchers say

Ebola or Not? Rapid Test for the Virus Not Here Yet news

With flu season approaching, finding an accurate, speedy screening method will become more important

Health Highlights: Oct. 20, 2014 news

  • Ban Most Edible Marijuana Products: Colorado Health Officials
  • EPA Considers Regulating Strontium in Drinking Water
  • New Fitbit Flex Debuts After Consumer Complaints About Skin Problems
  • Funding for Risky Infectious Disease Research Halted: White House

Scientists Grow, Implant Human Intestinal Tissue in Mice news

Research may provide model to study digestive diseases, future treatments

U.S. Preparing Tighter Infection Controls for Ebola Patients: Report news

Among the recommendations: full body suits so no skin is showing

Obama Urges Calm in Ebola Scare, Opposes Travel Ban news

Government's moves must be 'guided by science,' he says

Tonsillectomy Complications May Be More Likely in Poor, Minority Kids news

Access to care might play a role, researcher says

Obama Appoints 'Ebola Czar' news

Ron Klain, a trusted White House adviser, has a reputation for handling political challenges

Older Antibiotic Still Works Against Staph Infections, Study Finds news

Vancomycin safe and effective, doctors should not turn to newer antibiotics, researchers say

WHO Admits Botched Response to Ebola in Africa news

Incompetent staff blamed in internal memo from U.N. health agency, news service reports