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Taking St. John's Wort for Depression Carries Risks: Study news

Herbal remedy isn't regulated, and can have side effects and serious drug interactions

Psychiatric Woes Often Drive Euthanasia Requests in Belgium news

Depression, personality disorders are some reasons people ask to die: study

Expert Panel Recommends Questionnaire to Help Spot Depression news

Form could be filled out during visit to family doctor, and patient could be referred for follow-up care

PTSD Symptoms Persist for Thousands of Vietnam Vets, Study Finds news

It's never too late to seek help, experts say

Loneliness May Fuel Mental Decline in Old Age news

Slower deterioration seen in people with more satisfying relationships, researchers say

Childhood Stress May Spur Weight Gain in Women news

Emotion-driven eating might start early, research suggests

Daily Smartphone Use Might Offer Clues to Depression news

Small study contends that people who use the devices more often are likelier to have the disorder

Mental Health Problems in Childhood Linked to Adult Woes news

Study found those who suffered depression, anxiety while young were more likely to struggle later in life

Rexulti Approved for Schizophrenia, Depression news

But shouldn't be prescribed to some older people

U.S. FDA Approves New Drug for Schizophrenia, Major Depression news

Medication can be used as an add-on therapy to antidepressants

Another Study Sees Link Between Antidepressants and Birth Defects news

But finding doesn't prove medications caused increased risk of problems

Back Pain and Depression Combo Lessens Pain Relief from Narcotic Painkillers news

People with mental health illness are also more at risk of drug misuse, study says

Are Too Many Young Americans Getting Antipsychotics for ADHD? news

Study shows rise in prescriptions for the powerful medications, even though they're not OK'd for this use

Scans Suggest Recurrent Depression May Take Toll on the Brain news

Shrinkage seen in region where new memories are made

Poor Health as Teen, Poor Job Prospects Later, Study Suggests news

Chronic mental or physical problems were tied to worse education, employment goals in adult life

1 in 5 Teens May Be Bullied on Social Media news

Review found wide variations in prevalence, but victims were often females who were depressed

Many U.S. Men With Depression, Anxiety Don't Get Treated, CDC Finds news

Young minority males less likely than whites to access mental health care

Brains of Teens With Bipolar Disorder Develop Differently: Study news

MRI scans suggest changes in areas that regulate emotions, researchers note

Bullied Teens at Risk for Later Depression, Study Finds news

Getting picked on at age 13 tied to raised odds of poor mental health at 18, U.K. researchers report

Hormone Therapy Doesn't Help Memory: Study news

Researchers did see mood improvement in women on oral treatment

Risk to Baby From Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy Is Small, Study Says news

Newborn circulatory condition rate similar whether mom's depression was treated or not

Cancer Patient's Health Affected by Spouse's Mood news

A depressed caregiver raises odds of depression in ill loved one, too, study shows

Demi Lovato Gets Vocal About Mental Illness news

Diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2011, pop singer is spearheading new awareness campaign

Chronic Gambling Linked to Depression, Impulsivity news

Both should be treated at the same time, researchers say

Mental Health

Study Finds Drinking May Ease Fibromyalgia Pain, But Doctors Wary news

U.S. specialists say alcohol is the wrong approach

Stand, Don't Sit, to Get Healthier, Scientists Say news

Even if you exercise, sitting for long periods linked to higher blood sugar, cholesterol levels

Older Smokers With Migraines May Face Added Stroke Risk news

Study finds no increased risk among nonsmokers

Job Stress Might Make You Sick, Study Says news

High levels linked to more leave for mental health problems

Knee Replacement May Ease Pain for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients news

Procedure can 'turn back time' on the joints, at least temporarily, study finds

U.S. Medical Groups Join to Fight Prescription Painkiller Abuse news

Special task force aims to curb 'epidemic' of addiction to narcotic meds such as Oxycontin, Vicodin

Health Tip: Teach Kids to Protect Themselves news

Smart strategies to lower danger risk

Social Life May Be Key to Suicide Prevention for Women news

Friendships, activities have protective effect in middle-age, study finds

Taking St. John's Wort for Depression Carries Risks: Study news

Herbal remedy isn't regulated, and can have side effects and serious drug interactions

Implanted Defibrillators Restore Healthy Heart Function to Many: Study news

Findings underscore need to repeatedly check up on patients who get these devices, researcher says

New Drug Lowers Levels of Triglyceride Blood Fats: Study news

But it's not yet ready for standard care

Jealousy Can Drive Some to Problem Drinking, Study Suggests news

Researchers say findings could help identify people at risk for alcholism

Heart Disease, Alzheimer's Linked by Common Risk Factors news

Study finds diabetes, smoking and obesity also affect brain areas tied in memory

Standing All Day at Work? It May Take Toll on Health news

Experiencing lower-limb muscle fatigue daily may have long-term consequences, study suggests

Psychiatric Woes Often Drive Euthanasia Requests in Belgium news

Depression, personality disorders are some reasons people ask to die: study

Teens Using E-Cigs More Prone to Take Up Smoking: Study news

Experts want greater regulation of these nicotine-containing products

Early Birth Linked to Introversion, Neuroticism in Adult Life news

Study found people who were very premature at birth were more likely to be socially withdrawn

Does Facebook Lead Young Women to Dangerous Diets? news

Risk is highest for those who use social media site to compare themselves to friends, study finds

Expert Panel Recommends Questionnaire to Help Spot Depression news

Form could be filled out during visit to family doctor, and patient could be referred for follow-up care

Many Young Cancer Patients Unaware of Fertility Preservation Options news

Almost 1 in 3 weren't told cancer treatment might affect ability to have a baby later

Americans Becoming More Accepting of Gays, Lesbians, Study Finds news

More people are genuinely changing attitudes, and not just bowing to cultural pressures

Childhood Stress Might Raise a Woman's Risk for Preterm Birth news

Canadian study of early trauma and childbirth finds surprising link

Nasal Balloon Can Treat Youngsters for 'Glue Ear' news

For kids with a common hearing problem, procedure may be an alternative to antibiotics, drainage tubes

Low-Nicotine Cigarettes Won't Necessarily Help Smokers Stop news

Study finds two years of less addicting tobacco didn't increase quit rates

General Health

Too Few U.S. Teens Getting HPV Vaccine: CDC news

4 out of 10 girls, 6 out of 10 boys haven't started series that helps prevent some cancers, survey finds

1 in 5 U.S. Adults Has a Physical, Mental Disability: CDC news

Race, poverty and less education linked to increased odds of having a disability

Foreign Fungus Threatens U.S. Salamanders: Study news

Researchers warn a ban is necessary to keep infection from entering United States

In Rare Cases, Infection May Be at Root of Back Pain news

New guidelines alert doctors to this possibility

Health Highlights: July 30, 2015 news

  • FDA Warns of Name Mix-Ups Between Antidepressant, Blood Thinner
  • Obama Marks 50th Anniversary of Medicare, Medicaid
  • Five Distinct Groups of Prostate Cancer Identified
  • Legionnaire's Disease Outbreak Investigated in New York City: Health Officials

Drones Might Fly Blood Samples to Clinics, Study Finds news

Machines could be used for medical testing in remote areas

New Stem Cell Tactic Shows Promise for Heart Failure news

Approach is 'simpler and probably safer' than earlier attempts, expert says

Knee Replacement May Ease Pain for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients news

Procedure can 'turn back time' on the joints, at least temporarily, study finds

Autism Care Costs Could Hit $500 Billion by 2025: Study news

Researchers stress need for research to find better interventions, treatments, to lower future spending

U.S. Medical Groups Join to Fight Prescription Painkiller Abuse news

Special task force aims to curb 'epidemic' of addiction to narcotic meds such as Oxycontin, Vicodin

Implanted Defibrillators Restore Healthy Heart Function to Many: Study news

Findings underscore need to repeatedly check up on patients who get these devices, researcher says

Certain Antibiotics Linked to Hearing Loss, Mouse Study Finds news

Inflammation caused by the infection that's being treated may make ear damage more likely

Cooling Bodies of Brain-Dead Donors May Boost Kidney Function After Transplant news

Study found mild hypothermia lowered chances that the organ did not work right away

Health Highlights: July 29, 2015 news

  • Legionnaire's Disease Outbreak Being Investigated in New York City: Health Officials
  • Larger U.S. Health Care Spending Increases Expected in Coming Years
  • Cyclosporiasis Outbreak Linked to Human Feces, Toilet Paper in Mexican Cilantro Fields

Scientists Suggest New Way to Predict Lung Cancer Risk news

They focused on telomere length, discovered association

New Drug Lowers Levels of Triglyceride Blood Fats: Study news

But it's not yet ready for standard care

How Well Does the Newly Approved Weight-Loss 'Balloon' Work? news

Expert notes it will probably only be effective for short-term weight loss

FDA Approves 'Belly Balloon' Device for Weight Loss news

Inflated with sterile solution and kept in stomach for no more than 6 months, it makes people feel full

Millions of Americans Reaping Benefits of Affordable Care Act: Study news

Gains seen in how many adults have medical coverage, a doctor and say they are in better health

Deaths, Hospital Stays and Costs All Down Among U.S. Seniors news

Study finds steady improvement among Medicare enrollees from 1999 through 2013

Dialysis Patients May Be Unprepared for Natural Disasters news

Study notes that after Hurricane Sandy in 2012, fewer than half had detailed medication list available

Doctors Perform First Double Hand Transplant in a Child news

Boy, 8, lost limbs because of severe infection

Health Highlights: July 28, 2015 news

  • Cyclosporiasis Outbreak Linked to Human Feces, Toilet Paper in Mexican Cilantro Fields
  • Four Kroger Brand Spices Recalled
  • Selfie With Rattlesnake Leads to Huge Medical Bill
  • South Korea MERS Outbreak Over: Prime Minister

Are Hospitals Overusing Neonatal Intensive Care? news

Study found newborns admitted to these expensive units were bigger, less premature than in prior years