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Depression

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

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

Mental Health

Health Tip: Eating Disorder Can Hurt Your Child news

Here are possible health consequences

Many People Misuse Devices for Asthma, Allergic Reaction news

Memory of correct way to use inhalers, epinephrine pens faded over time, researchers report

College Students Say 'Curiosity' Leads Them to Fake Pot news

Preventive measures should target younger kids, survey suggests

Cheap Natural Compound May Help Smokers Quit news

But cytisine isn't widely available, study authors note

Stent Treatment May Lower Stroke Disability news

Treatment must be given within 6 hours after a stroke starts, researchers say

Enforcement of Drunk Driving Laws Makes Roads Safer, Study Finds news

States with more random traffic stops, DUI arrests have fewer drivers fail breath tests

Work Steals Valuable Sleep Time, Study Finds news

Flexible start times, less late-night TV would help solve America's problem, experts say

Outreach Program May Help Poorer Smokers Quit news

Efforts included phone-based counseling and free nicotine-replacement therapy

Alcohol Before Bedtime Won't Help Your Sleep, Study Finds news

Researchers advise against using booze to help get shut-eye

Feel Younger Than Your Age? It May Help You Live Longer news

Researchers found death rate among young at heart was lower during study period

E-Cigarette Use May Be Rising Among Teens news

Nearly one-third of those surveyed in Hawaii have tried the devices

Doctors Aren't Discussing Sex With Heart Attack Survivors news

Study of younger patients finds they often get misinformation

Constant Email Checks Can Leave You Stressed news

People felt less stressed when they checked only three times a day, study finds

Smoking May Make It Tougher to Quit Problem Drinking: Study news

Those addicted to cigarettes spend less time in treatment for drinking problem

Fear of Police Keeps Many Hispanics From Calling 911, Study Says news

Researchers explore barriers to cardiac arrest treatment

Heart Attacks Rose in N.J. in Hurricane Sandy's Wake news

Jump in residents' stress, physical exertion may have played a role, researchers say

Mom, Put Down That Smartphone at Dinner news

Study finds mothers who are distracted by devices at mealtimes connect less well with kids

Exercise, Diet May Be Key to Beating a Common Irregular Heartbeat news

Atrial fibrillation often hits older people, but study shows getting healthier can curb it

When the Cancer Patient Is a Pet You Love news

Risk of the disease rises with age, but there are many therapies that can help, expert says

Almost Half of U.S. Kids Suffer Traumatic Stress, Study Shows news

Teaching adults in their lives how to heal may be best first step, researchers say

Almost All U.S. Teens Are Sleep Deprived, Study Finds news

Too-early school start times are one big factor, experts say

U.S. Taxpayers Burdened by Smoking-Related Ills news

Annual tab approaches $170 billion a year, report finds

Health Tip: Handle Emotions in a Healthy Way news

Don't let them get the best of you

Millions of U.S. Kids Still Can Buy 'Harmful' E-Cigarettes: CDC news

10 states, D.C. permit sales to children, report says

New Treatment Shows Promise in Younger Breast Cancer Patients: Study news

Suppressing the ovaries and adding an anti-estrogen drug reduced recurrence in premenopausal women

General Health

Most States Not Ready to Handle Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Report news

Ebola, mumps, other illnesses suggest public health systems need strengthening, researchers say

Scratch From Pet Rat Kills Child; CDC Warns of Risk news

'Rat-bite fever' also sickened 16 others in 2000-2012 in San Diego County alone, report noted

Health Tip: Tossing Leftover Food news

A timeline of when food tends to go bad

Xtoro Approved for Swimmer's Ear news

Infection's symptoms include pain, swelling and redness

Arriving Now at Gate 42: Measles news

CDC report of transmission in U.S. air terminal shows how easily the virus can spread

Health Highlights: Dec. 18, 2014 news

  • Former NFL Players' Lawsuit Over Painkillers Dismissed by Judge
  • No Evidence Paleo Diet Matches Early Human Eating Habits: Study

'Homing Signal' in Brain Helps Humans Navigate, Research Shows news

Finding may explain why some people are less likely to get lost than others

Many Flu Infections Aren't Good Match for Vaccine: CDC news

But health officials still urge people to get inoculated because the shot should offer some protection

Few Parents Think 18-Year-Olds Can Handle Their Health Care news

Yet poll says two-thirds think older teens should be able to take charge

Stent Treatment May Lower Stroke Disability news

Treatment must be given within 6 hours after a stroke starts, researchers say

Expectant Dads May Also Have Hormonal Changes, Study Suggests news

Experts can't explain why testosterone levels of men declined early in partner's pregnancy

Screening Test Finds Drugs That Show Promise Against Ebola news

Researchers uncover 53 potential treatments; all are already FDA approved but need more study for this use

Texas Infant Dies of Legionnaires' Disease After 'Water Birth' news

Though health officials couldn't confirm source of infection, they warn of dangers of practice

Health Highlights: Dec. 17, 2014 news

  • No Evidence Paleo Diet Matches Early Human Eating Habits: Study
  • Alcoholic Drink Calorie Info to be on Menus
  • Tax-Free Savings Accounts for Disabled Americans
  • New Brain Injury Treatment Program for NFL Players
  • FDA Approves System to Make Donated Blood Safer
  • Compounding Center Owners Arrested in Connection With Deadly Meningitis Outbreak
  • U.S. Doctor Cured of Ebola Says He'll Return to Liberia

Ebola Survivors Face Critical Problems news

Programs have been set up to help provide support and new possessions

'Kids' Diseases' Now Hitting Adults news

Doctors explain reasons behind surge in cases of chicken pox, mumps, whooping cough and the like

Guinea Pigs Can Be Source of Serious Strep Infection news

But animal-to-human transmission of this bacteria is rare, researcher says

Male Ebola Survivors Should Use Condoms for at Least 3 Months, Experts Say news

Studies find semen retains deadly virus for up to 91 days

First Newborn Screening Test Approved for Rare Immune Disorder news

Blood test can help identify Severe Combined Immunodeficiency

Health Highlights: Dec. 16, 2014 news

  • U.S. Doctor Cured of Ebola Says He'll Return to Liberia
  • U.S. Teens Now More Likely to Use E-Cigarettes Than Traditional Cigarettes
  • Vivek Murthy Confirmed as U.S. Surgeon General
  • Ruling Blocking Arizona Abortion Law Stands: Supreme Court

Indoor Tanning Tied to Burns, Fainting, Eye Injuries: Study news

Women, whites account for majority of emergency room patients

Doctors Aren't Discussing Sex With Heart Attack Survivors news

Study of younger patients finds they often get misinformation

Outreach Program May Help Poorer Smokers Quit news

Efforts included phone-based counseling and free nicotine-replacement therapy