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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

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

Mental Health

Best to Be Honest About Your Relationship With Your Boss news

It's likely to improve your job performance, researchers say

How to Help Someone Grieving in the Holiday Season news

'Let them know you care,' says expert

U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Drops to New Low: CDC news

But certain groups, such as those below poverty level, are lighting up more

Your Dog Really Is Listening to You news

Study finds canines process speech in a human-like way

Teens Given Anxiety, Sleep Meds May Be at Risk for Drug Abuse news

Study finds illicit drug use more likely after their prescribed medications run out

Early Puberty Linked to Increased Risk of Depression in Teens news

Researchers find odds raised in both boys and girls developing sooner than peers

Rx for Better Health Care: Kindness and Compassion news

Data suggests that gentler, thoughtful approach helps boost patient outcomes, experts say

Talk Therapy Linked To Lower Suicide Risk news

Danish study finds multiple sessions help prevent repeat attempts at ending life

Eczema Cases Rising Among U.S. Children: Report news

For most, proper skin care and topical treatments help, experts say

More Advanced Emergency Care May Be Worse for Cardiac Arrest Victims: Study news

Good CPR, getting to hospital fast resulted in better outcomes than using sophisticated methods

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

General Health

Turkey Fryer Mishaps Can Cause Serious Burns news

Expert offers tips on using these devices safely

U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Drops to New Low: CDC news

But certain groups, such as those below poverty level, are lighting up more

Early Trial Promising for Ebola Vaccine news

Injections appear safe, but one expert is betting on a different approach

Your Dog Really Is Listening to You news

Study finds canines process speech in a human-like way

Health Highlights: Nov. 26, 2014 news

  • Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Receives Heart Stent
  • Double-Arm Transplant Patient Doing Well

ER Visits on the Rise, Study Reports news

About 96 percent of patients need medical care within two hours

Most Americans With HIV Don't Have Virus Under Control, CDC Says news

U.S. experts cite indifference, lack of access to care

Infants With Eczema May Be More Prone to Peanut Allergy: Study news

If damaged skin exposed to peanut proteins in household dust, chances of allergy higher, researcher says

New Device May Make Mammograms More Comfortable news

Less pain was reported in study, while image quality was still preserved, researcher says

Study Uncovers Vultures' Gastronomical Secrets news

Birds' guts have evolved, allowing them to consume dangerous bacteria, experts say

Health Highlights: Nov. 25, 2014 news

  • Double-Arm Transplant Patient Doing Well
  • Raw Bean Sprouts From NYC Supplier Linked to 10-State Salmonella Outbreak
  • Hi-Tech Spoon Remains Steady in Trembling Hands
  • Phoenix VA Medical Center Director Fired
  • Regenerative Medicine Pioneer Being Investigated

FDA Advisory Panel Says Steroid Shots for Back Pain Can Continue news

Experts decided against backing any new warning label for controversial injections

Obese Employees Miss More Work, Study Finds news

Additional missed days cost U.S. economy more than $8 billion a year, researchers report

Rx for Better Health Care: Kindness and Compassion news

Data suggests that gentler, thoughtful approach helps boost patient outcomes, experts say

Some Newly Insured Under 'Obamacare' May Have Trouble Finding Doctors news

In certain markets, wary physicians, narrow provider networks pose obstacles to care

More Advanced Emergency Care May Be Worse for Cardiac Arrest Victims: Study news

Good CPR, getting to hospital fast resulted in better outcomes than using sophisticated methods

Health Tip: Safely Thaw the Thanksgiving Turkey news

One option is to thaw in the fridge

Researchers Find Stem Cells That Help Nails Regenerate news

Normal function helps with growth, but if nail is damaged, cells focus on repair

Health Highlights: Nov. 24, 2014 news

  • World 'Far Away' From Defeating Ebola: WHO Official
  • Private Cancer Specialists Disappearing in U.S.

Adult-Sized ATVs Deadly for Kids, Report Shows news

Study highlights risks associated with all-terrain vehicles

FDA Adds 'Boxed Warning' to Devices Used to Remove Uterine Fibroids news

Risk of spreading unsuspected cancers prompted new warnings, agency says

Health Highlights: Nov. 23, 2014 news

  • New Case of Ebola Confirmed in Mali
  • House Republicans Sue Obama Administration Over Health Care Law
  • Millions of Baby Strollers Recalled Due to Finger Amputation Risk

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