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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

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

Mental Health

Close Friends May Be Key to Teens' Drinking news

Larger peer group is less important when it comes to drinking or not, study says

Being the Boss Tied to Depression Risk for Women, But Not Men news

Women in powerful positions may be judged harshly, researcher says

Hookahs Deliver Toxic Benzene in Every Puff, Study Shows news

Even nonsmoking bystanders had raised blood levels of the chemical, which is tied to leukemia risk

Ick! Tapeworm Infecting Man's Brain Yields Genetic Secrets news

Parasite was causing seizures, headaches in 50-year-old, researchers say

FDA Approves 'Abuse-Resistant' Narcotic Painkiller news

Agency says it's latest step in curbing epidemic of addiction to drugs such as Oxycontin, Vicodin

Many People Who Drink a Lot Aren't Alcoholics: CDC news

But raising price of alcohol and limiting sales could help curb excessive drinking, researchers say

A Bad Marriage Burdens an Aging Heart news

Older women in unhappy relationships seem especially vulnerable, researchers say

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'

Abuse-Resistant Prescription Painkiller Approved news

Hysingla ER is only for chronic pain, and is formulated to resist crushing, dissolving

Cost of Diabetes Care Keeps Climbing, Report Shows news

Increases also seen for prediabetes, undiagnosed diabetes care

Laser Used to Remove Tattoos May Help Reduce Acne Scars news

Small study found it improved skin with shorter recovery time than seen with another type of laser

Get Ready for the Great American Smokeout news

American Cancer Society has plenty of tips to help you kick the habit

Home Exercise Boosts Heart Patients' Frame of Mind news

But in-hospital workouts didn't produce same results, study found

Chasing, Tackling Suspects Raises Cops' Odds of Sudden Death news

Overall risk to any one officer remains very small, researchers stress

Type 1 Diabetes Lowered Survival in Study news

Better blood sugar management helped, but risk during 14-year period was still doubled

Alcohol Taxes May Give Boost to Public Health, Economy news

Study counters notion that higher prices on booze will cost jobs, researchers say

Number of Pregnant Women on Narcotic Painkillers, Heroin Doubles, Study Finds news

U.S. national data shows steady rise, and abuse may pose dangers to mother and baby, experts say

Alcoholism Damages Brain's White Matter, Scans Show news

Areas tied to decision-making, such as how much to drink, seem most affected, researchers say

Want to Raise Colon Cancer Screening Rates? Run a Lottery news

VA study found 20 percent boost in uptake if patients thought they might also win $50

Study Ties Teen Smoking to Risk of Severe Menstrual Cramps news

Tobacco use known to restrict blood flow, researchers say

Even With a Little Weight Gain, Quitting Smoking Is Still Healthier Choice news

Japanese study found that stopping the habit boosted survival, even if a few pounds were added on

Wireless ECG Speeds Up Heart Attack Treatments, Study Shows news

Qatar researchers found ambulance-to-angioplasty times cut dramatically with trans-satellite device

Study Finds No Added Benefit From Routine Heart Scans for Diabetics news

Proper management of disease is best way to reduce heart attack risk, researchers say

General Health

Special Ambulance Delivers Vital Stroke Care More Quickly news

Patients were six times more likely to get clot-busting drug within 'golden' hour of first symptoms in German study

Ick! Tapeworm Infecting Man's Brain Yields Genetic Secrets news

Parasite was causing seizures, headaches in 50-year-old, researchers say

Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now news

Get vaccinated, health experts say, because it takes about two weeks for protection to kick in

Restroom Hand Dryers Spread More Germs Than Paper Towels, Study Finds news

Bacteria counts in the air around the machines far exceeded those around paper dispensers

Health Tip: Beware of Bathroom Chemicals news

Turn on bathroom fan while in use

Health Highlights: Nov. 21, 2014 news

  • House Republicans Sue Obama Administration Over Health Care Law
  • Ebola Infection Rate Has Fallen in Liberia: CDC
  • Millions of Baby Strollers Recalled Due to Finger Amputation Risk

Sickle Cell Anemia Treatment So Successful in Kids That Trial Is Halted news

Hydroxyurea pills worked as well as transfusions in reducing stroke risk, researchers report

Cost of Diabetes Care Keeps Climbing, Report Shows news

Increases also seen for prediabetes, undiagnosed diabetes care

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'

U.S. Proposes Greater Public Access to Data From Clinical Trials news

New rules would require even failed trials to publish summary of results

Testosterone Plays Minor Role in Older Women's Sex Lives, Study Finds news

Quality of relationships may have more impact on libido

Gel Implant Might Help Fight Heart Failure news

New treatment strengthens heart walls, researchers say, but skeptics remain

MRI Can Be Painful, Disruptive for People With Cochlear Implants news

Study finds some patients had to discontinue the scan, or the hearing device was impaired by magnetic field

Laser Used to Remove Tattoos May Help Reduce Acne Scars news

Small study found it improved skin with shorter recovery time than seen with another type of laser

Study Supports Giving Kidney Donors Priority When They Need a Kidney news

Most former donors got a needed organ relatively quickly, researchers say

Health Highlights: Nov. 20, 2014 news

  • Millions of Baby Strollers Recalled Due to Finger Amputation Risk
  • Mass. Town's Tobacco Sales Ban Proposal Dropped
  • Ebola Spread Remains 'Intense' in Sierra Leone: WHO
  • Half of World's Adults Could be Overweight/Obese by 2030: Report
  • Worst-Case Ebola Scenario Won't Happen: CDC

FDA Approves 'Abuse-Resistant' Narcotic Painkiller news

Agency says it's latest step in curbing epidemic of addiction to drugs such as Oxycontin, Vicodin

U.S. Seniors' Health Poorest, Global Survey Shows news

Commonwealth Fund report reveals stark comparison to 10 industrialized countries with universal health coverage

Oxygen May Not Help Heart Attack Victims news

Study ties treatment to greater heart damage, but more research urged

Coordination of Heart Attack Care Trims Time to Treatment: Study news

Survival rates were boosted even when just minutes were saved getting blocked arteries opened

Women With Heart Disease at Low Risk When Giving Birth: Study news

California researchers find more C-sections, longer hospital stays but no significant complications

Fewer Infants Dying Than Before, CDC Reports news

Better prenatal care still needed to lower number of stillbirths, expert says

Kids Who Need Heart Transplant Should Get the First Available, Study Says news

Waiting for a suitable match based on antibodies lowered survival rate, researchers found

Health Highlights: Nov. 19, 2014 news

  • Worst-Case Ebola Scenario Won't Happen: CDC
  • Major Effort to Find Ebola Treatments Announced by Coalition
  • Youngsters Still Being Targeted by Sugary Drink Makers
  • Workplace Obesity Website Taken Down by CDC

'Wireless' Pacemaker Working Well So Far, Researchers Say news

Small, manufacturer-funded study of tiny device reports no complications