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Apathy Might Signal Brain Shrinkage in Old Age: Study news

But the findings only show an association; they don't prove cause and effect, experts say

Young Dads at Risk of Depressive Symptoms, Study Finds news

But experts stress findings don't mean fatherhood at an early age dooms men to clinical depression

Study Ties Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Boys news

But the risk is low, and it's important to treat depression in pregnant women, experts say

Civilians in War Zones Also Suffer Mental Health Problems: Study news

The more life-threatening events that workers employed by military faced, the more anxiety, anger they felt

ICU-Related Depression Often Overlooked, Study Finds news

One-third of patients exhibit physical symptoms, not the usual mood behaviors

Depression May Be Linked to Heart Failure news

Stress hormones likely play contributing role, but more research needed, study says

More Than 1 Million Americans Caring for Injured Veterans: Report news

Few public or private programs offer direct support to these caregivers, researchers say

Depressed Diabetics May Face Higher Risk of Kidney Disease news

Study suggests connection is more about physical changes than patients' self-care

Electrical Brain Stimulation Might Help Fibromyalgia Patients news

Small French study saw improvement in people's mood, quality of life

Scientists Use Stem Cells to Study Bipolar Disorder news

Approach may further understanding of this mental illness

Scientists Spot Another Group of Genes That May Raise Depression Risk news

But it's not clear if there's a direct connection, and other genes also likely play a role, experts say

Mental Illness to Blame for 10 Percent of Kids' Hospitalizations: Study news

Shortage of psychiatrists, psychologists makes it harder to treat children who need help, experts say

ICU Patients May Face Mental Health Issues After Discharge news

Study finds diagnoses for depression, anxiety increase within 3 months of ICU stay

Does Self-Esteem Affect Seniors' Health? news

Small study tied higher levels of stress hormone to less well-being in older adults

Meditation May Help Teens Cope With Cancer news

Practicing mindfulness lowers odds of depression, small study suggests

Energy Drinks Popular With Troubled Teens, Study Says news

Kids who are depressed or use alcohol or marijuana often consume the beverages, researchers report

More Evidence That Bullying Raises Kids' Suicide Risk news

But findings don't confirm a cause-and-effect link

For Young Couples, Violence Can Harm Both Sides news

Experience raised depression risk as victim and aggressor moved into young adulthood, researchers report

Hearing Loss Tied to Depression in Study news

Women, non-seniors more likely to be affected this way, researchers say

Moving Out of Poor Neighborhood May Disrupt Boys' Mental Health: Study news

However, girls tend to do better with upward mobility, researchers say

Psychiatric Ills Widespread Among U.S. Soldiers: Studies news

Rates exceed those found in general population; may help explain increase in suicides, researchers say

Too Often, Doctors Miss Suicide's Warning Signs: Study news

Many victims saw a physician just prior to the suicide, but less than half got mental health diagnosis

Stigma of Mental Illness Remains Barrier to Treatment news

Shame, embarrassment add to 'toxic' effect of stigma, study authors say

Are Kids Born to Older Dads at Risk for Mental Health Woes? news

Large Swedish study found higher rates of autism, ADHD and other disorders, but expert says the risk is small

Health Tip: Depression and Heart Disease news

Exercise will help brighten your day

Mental Health

How to Keep Your Fitness Goals on Track news

Start with a workout plan that's a good fit for you, expert says

Extroverts Happier Regardless of Culture, Study Finds news

Researchers compared college students in five nations

Scientists Probe What Makes People Get Their Groove On news

Offbeat rhythms of funk, hip-hip, R and B work best to get listeners on the dance floor, study finds

How to Make 'Low-Cal' Menu Options More Palatable news

Study authors recommend not grouping these dishes together

Happy Couples Nestle Together at Night, Survey Finds news

Respondents were unhappier with relationship as sleeping distance grew

Certain Sedatives Tied to Breathing Problems in Older COPD Patients news

Study author urges caution for doctors prescribing benzodiazepines to this group

Stress Tied to Worse Allergy Symptoms news

Study found those with hay fever who had high levels of stress suffered more severe symptoms

Health Tip: Avoid Emotional Driving news

Suggestions to stay calm and focused

Creative Pursuits Might Boost Your Job Performance news

Study finds association between self-expression, improved problem-solving skills

Chimps Prefer Firm 'Mattress' news

Like humans, they're highly selective about where they sleep, researcher says

Key Brain 'Networks' May Differ in Autism, Study Suggests news

Neural systems tied to gauging social cues appear 'over-connected' in children with the disorder

Apathy Might Signal Brain Shrinkage in Old Age: Study news

But the findings only show an association; they don't prove cause and effect, experts say

Crunchy or Smooth? Food's Texture May Sway Perception of Calories news

When study participants were thinking about calories, they ate more of the crunchier items, less of the soft

Leeches Help Save Woman's Ear After Pit Bull Mauling news

The 17-day treatment prevented blood vessel clogging that could threaten reconnection, surgeons say

Study Links Casual Marijuana Use to Changes in Brain news

The brain regions are tied to motivation, emotion and reward, researchers say

Family Dog Can Help Kids With Autism news

The bond between child and pet can also be a 'bridge' to interaction with others, study suggests

Young Dads at Risk of Depressive Symptoms, Study Finds news

But experts stress findings don't mean fatherhood at an early age dooms men to clinical depression

Study Ties Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Boys news

But the risk is low, and it's important to treat depression in pregnant women, experts say

Pelvic Exercises May Help His Sex Life news

Premature ejaculation significantly improved after 12-week regimen, study finds

Feed a Spouse, Starve an Argument? news

Study using voodoo dolls suggests irritable partners should grab a snack before speaking

Health Tip: Secondhand Smoke Puts Babies at Risk news

Of early death and other complications

Binge Drinking May Slow Wound Healing news

Heavy alcohol use lowers level of beneficial immune system cells, animal study shows

Study Outlines Emotional Impact of Domestic Violence on Kids news

Cases rarely led to jail time, but children in the home felt intense fear, anxiety, researcher noted

Teens' Indoor Tanning May Be Linked to Unhealthy Dieting news

Poor body image behind both behaviors, expert says

Booze Brands in Pop Lyrics May Spur Teen Drinking, Study Says news

Adolescents hear 8 alcohol products mentioned a day on average, researchers report

General Health

If Kids Think Someone's Watching, They're More Likely to Wash Their Hands news

Less than half of students soaped up when they were alone, study finds

Spring Cleaning Safety Tips news

How to avoid accidental poisonings from chemicals, medications

So-Called 'Apple Shape' Not a Risk Factor for Breast Cancer: Study news

Overweight, not waist size, was tied to higher odds of developing disease in older women

Certain Sedatives Tied to Breathing Problems in Older COPD Patients news

Study author urges caution for doctors prescribing benzodiazepines to this group

Suddenly Health Insurance Is Not for Sale news

People hoping to buy private coverage for 2014 could be out of luck, but some windows may exist

Nurses' Experience Key to Better Patient Care, Study Says news

Efficient teamwork reduces hospital stays

Health Highlights: April 18, 2014 news

  • Treatment Costs New Focus for Medical Groups
  • Scientists Create First Embryo Clones Using Cells From Adults
  • Lowe's Agrees to Stricter Oversight of Lead Paint Renovations: EPA
  • Guinea Ebola Outbreak Caused by New Virus Strain: Researchers

Restaurants in Poor Areas Push Unhealthy Foods, Study Finds news

Making good meal choices is harder, researcher says

Extroverts Happier Regardless of Culture, Study Finds news

Researchers compared college students in five nations

Appetite, Taste Changes Reported After Weight-Loss Surgery news

Sense of smell also altered for some patients in British study

Scientists Find New Way to Observe 'Good' Brown Fat news

Information from MRI scans might help in obesity, diabetes research

Misdiagnoses Common Among U.S. Outpatients: Review news

5 percent of adults are affected each year, data from several studies suggest

Salmonella Cases Dip in U.S., But Food Poisoning Rates Remain High news

New CDC report finds certain contaminants, such as Vibrio and E. coli, on the rise

White House: 8 Million People Signed Up for Health Insurance news

35 percent of registrants are younger than 35 years old, administration officials say

Bacteria May Survive Longer in Contact Lens Solution Than Thought news

Study suggests manufacturers test for all strains of P. aeruginosa to prevent infection

Scientists Map DNA of Deadly Fungus news

Cryptococcus neoformans can be especially threatening to people with weak immune systems

Off Season May Not Be Long Enough to Recover From Football 'Hits' news

Study found some players still showed brain changes 6 months after season had ended

Health Highlights: April 17, 2014 news

  • Scientists Create First Embryo Clones Using Cells From Adults
  • Lowe's Agrees to Stricter Oversight of Lead Paint Renovations: EPA
  • Guinea Ebola Outbreak Caused by New Virus Strain: Researchers

Most Medical Devices Approved for Kids Only Tested on Adults: Study news

Children need inclusion in clinical trials to ensure safety, effectiveness, researchers say

Mouse Study Reveals New Secrets of Fertilization news

British researchers discover receptors on egg cells that allow sperm to attach, fertilize egg

FDA Warns Against Procedure for Uterine Fibroids news

'Laparoscopic power morcellation' may increase women's cancer risk, agency says

Free Drug Samples for Doctors Might Prove Costly for Patients news

Study of dermatologists found those with access to samples from drug makers more likely to prescribe expensive meds

Brain Scans Might Spot Potential for Recovery From Coma news

Right now misdiagnosis is common, so a better technology is needed, experts say

Experimental Measles Drug Shows Promise in Animal Trials news

If one day approved to treat people with infection, it might reduce their symptoms, researchers say

Leeches Help Save Woman's Ear After Pit Bull Mauling news

The 17-day treatment prevented blood vessel clogging that could threaten reconnection, surgeons say