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Depression

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

Fitness May Help Ward Off Depression in Girls news

Being in good physical condition likely to help boys avoid the blues too, expert says

Coaching May Help Diabetics Battle Depression, Disease Better news

Study found mental health sessions allowed patients to manage blood sugar levels more effectively

Preschoolers Can Suffer From Depression, Too news

Study finds that these kids may be plagued by the condition throughout childhood

Scientists Shed Light on Link Between Depression, Dementia news

Researchers deem depression an independent risk factor for dementia

Extra Exercise Could Help Depressed Smokers Quit: Study news

Withdrawal symptoms, cravings are harder on people with mood disorders, researchers say

Soldiers' Use of Mental Health Services Up, Stigma Down, Study Finds news

But two-thirds who need care still don't seek it, researchers say

Depression May Make It Harder to Beat Prostate Cancer news

Men with both conditions have worse survival odds, study contends

Some Teens May Face Emotional Problems After Concussion news

Those with light or noise sensitivities post-injury seem to be more affected, study found

Stress, Depression May Boost Stroke Risk, Study Finds news

Anger didn't seem to have an effect, researchers noted

Study: Common HIV Drug May Boost Suicide Risk news

Patients taking efavirenz should be assessed for depression, researchers say

After Stroke, Spouse May Also Need Care news

If couple disagrees about recovery rate, partner can become depressed, study finds

Adults With Asperger Syndrome May Have Higher Suicide Risk news

British study found people with this form of autism often think of suicide, especially if depressed

Mental Health

E-Cigarettes Don't Help Cancer Patients Quit Smoking: Study news

Long-term safety, effectiveness of the devices still unclear, researchers caution

Study: Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors May Prevent 80 Percent of Heart Attacks news

Men who follow 5 guidelines dramatically cut their risk, researchers say

Many Parents Use Online Ratings to Pick a Pediatrician, Study Finds news

Reliability of the reviews is a concern, experts say

Diabetes Drug Metformin May Affect Thyroid in Some Patients news

Medicine tied to lower thyroid-stimulating hormone levels in those with underactive thyroid

Cyberbullying Seems to Ramp Up in Middle School news

Effective prevention strategies must not be 'one-size-fits-all,' researcher says

Brain Structure Might Help Predict Risky Behavior news

Study finds people with greater volume in one brain region are more likely to take risks involving money

Family Squabbles Can Derail Recovery From Cancer Surgery news

Study finds infection, other complications more likely for patients with difficult lives

FDA Approves Another Weekly Injectable Drug for Type 2 Diabetes news

Trulicity helps lower blood sugar levels when used alone or with other medications, agency says

Mentors May Steer Young People Toward More Rewarding Careers news

The result: Greater authority, responsibility likelier early on, study says

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

Grief Can Weigh on Immune System in Older Folks, Study Says news

Those who are bereaved may be more likely to develop infections, researchers suggest

PTSD Link to Food Addiction Seen in Report news

Study finds women with worst PTSD more likely to be addicted to food, but it's not clear if one causes the other

Healthy Lifestyle Changes Linked to Reduced Risk for Dementia news

Never too late to take steps to help avoid the memory-robbing disorder, researchers say

More Than One Kind of Message May Convince Smokers to Quit, Study Says news

Using both positive, negative wording on labels could have the most effect, researchers report

Social Networking Sites Can Help Obese Lose Weight: Study news

Internet can offer constant, cost-effective support for dieters, London researchers say

Modern Forensics Provides Clues to Death of Richard III news

Analysis of skeletal remains sheds light on fatal injuries English king suffered in battle over 500 years ago

Deaths From Narcotic Painkillers Quadrupled in Past Decade: CDC news

Increases highest among whites, and people between 55 and 64

Fewer U.S. Teens Using Illegal Drugs and Alcohol, Report Finds news

Plus, teen tobacco use fell to new low in 2013, government statistics show

1 in 5 U.S. Men Admits to Violence Against Spouse, Partner news

Acts include hitting, kicking, biting, choking, threatening with a weapon, survey finds

Blood Test Spots Adult Depression: Study news

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

Most Treatments for Blood Clots Appear Safe, Effective news

Analysis of studies shows almost all strategies have similar outcomes, Canadian researchers report

Walking, Biking to Work Seems to Have Mental Health Benefits news

Active commuters less stressed, better able to concentrate than those who drive, research shows

The Parenting Trap: Coddling Anxious Kids news

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

Sunny Skies Tied to Suicide Rates news

Austrian researchers find short-term sunshine increases risk, longer-term lowers it

Salty Foods May Double Smokers' Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis news

About half of raised risk from tobacco tied to interaction with too much sodium, study finds

General Health

Many Parents Use Online Ratings to Pick a Pediatrician, Study Finds news

Reliability of the reviews is a concern, experts say

Behavioral Counseling Urged for Teens, Young Adults at Risk for STDs news

'Intensive' instruction most effective for curbing dangerous practices, U.S. health experts say

Health Woes to Worsen Due to Climate Change, Study Warns news

Experts predict surge in breathing problems, infections and food shortages

Diabetes Drug Metformin May Affect Thyroid in Some Patients news

Medicine tied to lower thyroid-stimulating hormone levels in those with underactive thyroid

Newborn ICUs With Private Family Rooms Benefit Preemies: Study news

More close contact with mothers may explain greater weight gains, fewer procedures, less stress

Health Tip: Scrub Hands Thoroughly news

Use proper washing techniques to reduce risk of illness

Can Brain Scans Help Predict Young Children's Reading Abilities? news

Imaging might detect early reading troubles like dyslexia, researchers say

Brainwaves May Help Gauge Autism Severity: Study news

Seeing how fast a child processes sounds might lead to earlier diagnosis, too, researchers say

Study Suggests Why Pregnant Women Get Sicker From Flu news

An aggressive immune system response may worsen symptoms, researchers say

Screen Women for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Experts Say news

Task force cautions most women don't have symptoms from these infections

Pediatricians Urge Flu Vaccine for All Kids 6 Months and Older news

Nasal spray vaccine can be considered for many kids 2 to 8, doctors say

Health Highlights: Sept. 22, 2014 news

  • Dry-Roasted Peanuts Linked to Higher Allergy Risk: Study
  • Possible TB Exposure for Hundreds of Infants at Texas Hospital

Noninvasive Devices May Help Migraines, FDA Says news

New treatments might aid those who can't tolerate medications

Get a Flu Shot During Checkup, Doctor Says news

Vaccination in October may give you the best chance of avoiding influenza this season

Cyberbullying Seems to Ramp Up in Middle School news

Effective prevention strategies must not be 'one-size-fits-all,' researcher says

Brain Structure Might Help Predict Risky Behavior news

Study finds people with greater volume in one brain region are more likely to take risks involving money

Oral Health in Women of Childbearing Age Needs Improvement news

Large disparity in dental care, U.S. government research shows

More Schools Stocking Shots That Counter Serious Allergic Reactions news

Having epinephrine auto-injectors on hand can save lives, advocates say

Avian Flu In Harbor Seals Could Infect People news

Mutations to the virus might allow it to spread, researchers say.

Family Squabbles Can Derail Recovery From Cancer Surgery news

Study finds infection, other complications more likely for patients with difficult lives

U.S. Gun Deaths Lowest in Hawaii, Highest in D.C. news

Decade-long study also finds firearm death rates twice as high in black people compared with whites

Health Highlights: Sept. 19, 2014 news

  • Doctor Admits to Fraudulent Cancer Treatment

Scientists Spot How Bacterial Pneumonia Damages the Heart news

A vaccine, and the right antibiotic, may guard against a direct attack on heart cells, researchers say