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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

Job Loss Tougher for Americans Than Europeans news

U.S. workers were more likely to develop depression than their Euro counterparts, study found

As Antidepressant Warnings Toughened, Teen Suicide Attempts Rose: Study news

Overreaction to FDA warning may have led to undertreatment of depression, experts say

Antidepressants in Pregnancy Won't Harm Baby's Heart, Study Suggests news

But, past research shows risks, and one expert says this study doesn't provide definitive answers

Depression Doubles Odds of Heart Attack for Younger Women: Study news

And compared with older women and men, they are more likely to become depressed, researchers say

Diabetes Distress Is Distinct From Depression, Researchers Say news

New studies look at the emotional fallout from type 1 and type 2 disease

More U.S. Service Members in Treatment for Mental Health Disorders news

Sept. 11, Afghanistan and Iraq wars, along with increased military outreach, linked to the rise

Recession Linked to More Than 10,000 Suicides in North America, Europe news

But countries can take steps to reduce self-harm cases during economic downturns, researchers say

Sudden Death of Loved One Can Trigger Mental Health Issues news

Risk of PTSD was greatest threat after a traumatic loss, researchers report

Weight Gain From Antidepressants Is Minimal, Study Suggests news

There's not much difference in the amount gained between the various drugs, researchers say

Heart Attack in Middle Age May Be Tougher on Women news

Reasons aren't clear, but study found male survivors were healthier to start with

When Teachers Are Depressed, Preschoolers May 'Act Out' More news

Study points to a link, highlighting the importance of educators' mental health

Mental Illness Linked to Shortened Life Spans news

Poor mental health can affect longevity as much or more than heavy smoking, study finds

Foreclosures Tied to Higher Suicide Risk in Study news

Research shows a spike in such deaths during the housing crisis of the 'Great Recession'

Jury Still Out on Whether Doctors Should Screen for Suicide Risk news

However, physicians should look for depression in their patients, governmental task force notes

Single Moms' Job Loss May Have Long Term Impact on Kids news

Children's education and long-term mental health often seem to suffer, research shows

Another Downside to Obesity for Teens: Fewer Friends news

Study found rejection by normal-weight peers was common

Adults With Autism at Risk for Many Health Problems: Study news

Research shows rates of mental, physical problems higher in these patients than among other adults

Prescription Drug Use Continues to Climb in U.S. news

CDC report says most common medications are for heart disease and high cholesterol

Mental Health

Distractions Seem More Troublesome With Age news

Seniors scored worse on tests than young adults, study says

FDA Approves Hard-to-Abuse Narcotic Painkiller news

Targiniq ER contains naloxone, which blunts euphoria of oxycodone when tablet is crushed or broken

Tough-to-Abuse Formulation of Oxycodone Approved news

Targiniq includes naloxone, which blocks euphoric effect if pill is crushed or broken

Teenage Boys Want Intimacy, Not Just Sex, Survey Finds news

Small study revealed most younger males more interested in closeness, trust with a girl

Many U.S. Male Soldiers Had Troubled Childhoods, Study Finds news

Men who served after draft was dropped were twice as likely to report past abuse, trauma as their civilian peers

Gene Discoveries Could Shed New Light on Schizophrenia news

Suspect DNA often tied to neurological 'pathways' centered on brain cell communication, experts say

Parents of Children With Autism Need Help, Too news

Study found mothers who were taught stress-reduction skills had less depression, anxiety

Study Casts Doubt on Costly Treatment for Leg Clots news

Catheter-directed thrombolysis may carry higher risk of bleeding than conventional treatment, researchers say

Good Schools May Be Good for a Teen's Health, Too news

Study found lower-income kids at challenging high schools less likely to engage in risky behaviors

Smoking While Pregnant Linked to ADHD in Children news

Expectant moms' use of nicotine-replacement therapy could also spell problems for kids, study suggests

HIV Diagnoses Down in U.S., Except for Young Gay Males: CDC news

Messages about safe sex may be falling on deaf ears, researcher notes

Many Young Adults Misinformed About Hookahs' Harms news

More than half surveyed said the water pipes weren't dangerous

Many Sexually Active U.S. Teens Not Tested for HIV: CDC news

Only 22 percent of those at risk get screened, and researchers think complacency may be why

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

Those With HIV Living Longer, International Study Finds news

Deaths from AIDS-related causes, heart disease and liver disease have all dropped

Antipsychotics Linked to Lower Brain Volume in Schizophrenia Patients news

But mental function, symptoms of illness were not worsened, researchers say

Energy Drink 'Cocktails' May Boost Desire to Drink More news

Alcohol plus Red Bull-type beverages might lead to binge-drinking, researcher suggests

College Alcohol Violations Often Draw a Slap on the Wrist: Study news

Often, campus security won't report booze-related infractions to police or to health services, researchers say

Health Tip: Embrace Your Body news

Don't expect perfection

Sexy Facebook Photos Not a Hit With Many Young Women news

Those who post provocative images considered less attractive, competent by their peers, study finds

Childhood Sex Abuse May Be Linked to Heart Disease Risk in Women news

Researchers found more signs of thickening in neck arteries of these women during mid-life

Research Reveals Why Pot Can Make People Paranoid news

Factors such as worrying, low self-esteem and anxiety can contribute to the condition, study says

'Little League Shoulder' on the Rise news

Rest, possibly combined with physical therapy, key to recovery, research suggests

Science Finds Way to Block Booze's Effect -- in Worms news

But the finding might someday lead to new alcoholism treatments, researchers hope

Study Suggests Tough Smoking Laws Might Lower Suicide Risk news

Rates dropped in states that enacted strict anti-smoking policies, researchers say

General Health

IRS Caps Fines on Uninsured Americans at $12K for Family of 5 news

Maximum payment set at nearly $2,500 for individuals

The 'Hobby Lobby Ruling' and What It Means for U.S. Health Care news

Some predict challenges to medical practices that conflict with religious beliefs; others dismiss such scenarios as alarmist

Study Links Shift Work to Risk for Type 2 Diabetes news

Researchers cite many possible reasons for the effect, including hormonal changes

Health Highlights: July 25, 2014 news

  • CDC Resumes Transfer of Biological Samples Between Labs

Diet Changes Can Alter Gut Bacteria, Study Says news

Researchers monitored stool samples of two people for a year

Lift U.S. Ban on Blood Donations by Gay Men, Experts Say news

American Red Cross, other groups also urge easing restrictions due to better blood screening

Too Few Teens Receive HPV Shot, CDC Says news

Agency urges doctors to recommend it along with other routine immunizations

More Than 10 Million People Gained Coverage Under Obamacare, Study Finds news

Expansion of Medicaid was a major factor in boosting numbers, researchers report

Farmers' Market Vouchers May Help Poorer Families Eat Healthier news

Special incentives encourage consumption of fruits and vegetables, study says

Many Kids With Medicaid Use ER as Doctor's Office: CDC news

Pediatrician says many physicians won't accept the publicly funded insurance plan

Bacteria in Semen May Affect HIV Transmission, Levels: Study news

As natural bacterial 'diversity' lessened, HIV viral load increased in infected men, researchers say

Health Highlights: July 24, 2014 news

  • CDC Resumes Transfer of Biological Samples Between Labs

Health Tip: Recovering After Knee Replacement news

Prepare your home before the surgery

Gene Study Gives New Insight Into Puberty in Girls news

Findings may also provide clues on biology of diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, researcher says

Dangerous Use of Growth Hormone Surges Among U.S. Teens news

Many young people are ordering dubious, hazardous products off of the Internet, researchers warn

Good Odds for Those Who Need Bone Marrow Donor, Study Finds news

Most blood cancer patients will find an acceptable match through bone marrow registry

Dogs Can Get Jealous, Too news

Primitive form of envy may help them protect their bond with their human, researchers report

Health Highlights: July 23, 2014 news

  • CDC Lab Director Resigns Following Anthrax Scare
  • Leading Doctor in Sierra Leone Ebola Outbreak Is Now Infected
  • CDC Director Says Antibiotic Resistance a Growing Threat

Cystic Fibrosis Drug Combo May Be Less Effective Than Hoped news

One medication seems to partly counteract the other, suggests study on human cells

Weight Loss Surgery May Help Ease Urinary Incontinence news

Nearly two-thirds of women had significant improvement of their symptoms, researchers report

Study Casts Doubt on Costly Treatment for Leg Clots news

Catheter-directed thrombolysis may carry higher risk of bleeding than conventional treatment, researchers say

American Red Cross Issues Urgent Call for Blood Donations news

'Emergency situation' could arise in weeks if shortages continue

Obamacare Dealt Setback by Federal Appeals Court news

Ruling invalidates subsidies for people who bought insurance through HealthCare.gov, the federal website