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Depression

After Breast Cancer, Depression Risk Lingers news

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

Even Depression May Not Dim Thoughts of Bright Future news

But study found optimism could be a double-edged sword among those with the disorder

Dark Days Here for Folks With Seasonal Depression news

Expert offers tips to compensate for reduced light exposure

Depression After Heart Attack May Be More Common for Women news

Researcher believes issue has been 'largely unnoticed'

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

Mental Health

Health Tip: Why People Seek Counseling news

Helps deal with a host of issues

Many U.S. Colleges Have Indoor Tanning Salons On, Near Campus: Study news

Universities should ban them because of skin cancer risk, researchers say

Stroke Prevention Guidelines Emphasize Healthy Lifestyle news

Eat lots of fruits and veggies, get exercise, limit salt and don't smoke, experts say

Universal Helmet Laws May Help Save Young Motorcyclists news

Study finds more serious head injuries in states with age restrictions only or none at all

'Social Host' Laws May Help Curb Underage Drinking, Study Says news

Controversial statutes hold parents responsible for teen alcohol consumption

More Clues to Spotting Autism in Siblings of Those With Disorder news

20 percent of younger brothers, sisters also diagnosed by age 3, researchers report

Sleep Woes Common Among Troubled Young Children, Study Says news

Researchers link psychiatric issues to 'behavioral insomnias of childhood'

After Breast Cancer, Depression Risk Lingers news

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

Metformin Beats Other Type 2 Diabetes Drugs for First Treatment: Study news

Researchers find this commonly used medication controls blood sugar for many

Women Less Likely to Get Kidney Dialysis Than Men, Study Finds news

And the disparity doesn't seem to be related to biological differences, researchers say

More Kids Harmed by Drinking in Pregnancy Than Expected, Study Reports news

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders may affect about 5 percent of U.S. children

Even Depression May Not Dim Thoughts of Bright Future news

But study found optimism could be a double-edged sword among those with the disorder

For a Child's Fracture, Use Ibuprofen, Not Morphine: Study news

Fewer side effects reported with the over-the-counter pain reliever

Teens Who Dine With Their Families May Be Slimmer Adults news

Study found eating meals together once or twice a week was tied to lower risk of becoming overweight

Multiple Drug Use Raises Infection Risk for 'Swinging' Couples news

Researchers cite need for safe sex practices

Dark Days Here for Folks With Seasonal Depression news

Expert offers tips to compensate for reduced light exposure

'Exposure Therapy' May Relieve Prolonged Grief Disorder news

Reliving the death of a loved one can help survivors, researchers say

As Pot Use Rises, Teens' Grades May Fall: Study news

Occasional use might not have impact, but heavy users had lower test scores, researchers found

Teen Conflicts Spill Over to Other Areas of Their Lives news

Home troubles affect school life, school issues affect home, researchers report

Discussing Ebola: Children Feel Safe, Calm When Adults Do, Too news

Be prepared with appropriate answers for the inevitable questions, experts say

Depression After Heart Attack May Be More Common for Women news

Researcher believes issue has been 'largely unnoticed'

General Health

World Bank Pledges $100M More to Fight West Africa's Ebola Outbreak news

It's hoped the added money will encourage additional foreign health care workers to get involved

Would Alternative Payment Plan Cut Medical Bills? news

Study favors 'global budget' approach over fee-for-service system

'Informal Care' for Older Americans Tops $500B Annually, Study Finds news

Working adults caring for elderly relatives and friends are losing income, researchers report

Brain Scans Yield Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome news

Findings might help doctors diagnose the baffling condition

Leprosy Still Occurs in U.S., CDC Reports news

Experts estimate about 100 cases a year occur in America

Fewer Malpractice Claims Paid in U.S. news

Award amounts also declining, study finds

Eczema Tied to Bone Fracture Risk in Study news

Risk was small; distractions caused by itch and sleep problems are possible factors, experts say

Scientists Set Their Sights on First Whole-Eye Transplant news

Nerve regeneration is challenge, but real headway is being made in the field, researchers say

Frailty Tied to Lower Survival Rates After Kidney Transplant news

Doctors should monitor such patients closely after surgery, researcher suggests

Health Highlights: Oct. 30, 2014 news

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  • Ebola Nurse Being Watched by State Police

Health Tip: Dress Kids in Safe Halloween Costumes news

Avoid tripping hazards and obstructed vision

Halloween Safety Tips for Kids With Asthma news

Trick-or-treaters should bring quick-relief inhalers with them, experts advise

Study Compares 2 Common Weight-Loss Surgeries news

Gastric banding, bypass each have their pluses and minuses, researchers say

Plastics' Chemical May Affect Baby Boys' Genital Development news

Link between phthalates and possible defect needs more study, researcher says

Ebola Outbreak in Liberia May Be Slowing: WHO news

But health agency says epidemic in West Africa is far from under control

Voters' Views on Obamacare Split Along Party Lines news

Health care is third most important issue to Americans in fall elections, according to polls

FDA Approves New Vaccine to Protect Against Meningitis news

Trumenba guards against type of bacteria that is one of leading causes of life-threatening disease

Universal Helmet Laws May Help Save Young Motorcyclists news

Study finds more serious head injuries in states with age restrictions only or none at all

Health Highlights: Oct. 29, 2014 news

  • Hi-Tech Pill Would Detect Cancer in Early Stages: Google
  • Baby Wipes Recalled Due to Possible Bacteria

Discovery of 100-Plus Genes Tied to Autism May Improve Treatments news

Disorder has a 'very large number of potential causes,' researcher says

Scientists Create Tiny Stomachs From Stem Cells news

Feat may help researchers learn more about causes of stomach diseases

CDC Clarifies Treatment Policies for Ebola Workers news

Move is designed to have uniform procedures across the U.S., but states aren't obligated to follow them

Second Dallas Nurse With Ebola Released From Hospital news

Head of World Bank urges thousands of medical professionals to travel to West Africa to fight outbreak