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Depression

2 Out of 3 Depressed Teens Gain Lasting Benefits From Therapy news

Early treatment of depression may lower risk of future episodes of mood disorder, study finds

Demi Lovato Wants to Change the Face of Mental Illness news

Pop star's own battle with bipolar disorder helped to inspire new photo campaign that seeks to alter stereotypes

'Magic Mushroom' Chemical Eases Cancer Patients' Despair news

Hallucinogenic drug psilocybin relieved depression, anxiety quickly and lasted for months, studies found

Scans Show Changes in Some Soldiers With Mild Brain Injuries news

Depressed patients had disrupted connections between areas of thinking, emotional control

Sexism Could Harm Men's Health: Study news

Playboy attitudes and power over women linked to higher risk of mental health woes

Neighborhoods May Be Key to Teens' Mental Well-Being news

When neighbors look out for others' kids, children have better emotional health, study finds

Depressed Women Less Likely to Get Best Breast Cancer Care: Study news

Researchers aren't sure why, but urge doctors to monitor these patients carefully

Pessimism May Take Unwelcome Toll on the Heart news

Study suggests that glum folks have higher risk of death from cardiovascular disease

Depression on the Rise Among U.S. Teens, Especially Girls news

Report authors point to cyberbullying, social media use as possible causes, but say that hasn't been proven

Self-Harm a Cause of Death During Pregnancy and for New Moms news

Suicide, overdoses are occurring when expecting and in first year of motherhood; depression a likely factor, study finds

Sunday's Time Change a Mixed Bag news

Some welcomed extra hour of sleep, but others will struggle with depression during winter months

Heavy Drinking While Young May Mean Hefty Health Tab Later news

Study suggests alcohol might harm brain, body even if one stops abusing by age 30

Less Labor Pain, Lower Postpartum Depression Risk? news

Reduced inflammation one possible reason for the association, researcher says

High Rate of Antidepressant Use After Cancer news

Nearly 1 in 5 survivors taking medication for depression or anxiety years later

Troubled Childhood May Boost Bipolar Risk: Study news

Research review suggests strong link with emotional abuse

U.S. Psychiatric Patients Face Long Waits in ERs news

1 in 5 emergency doctors reports waiting at least 2 days for a bed for someone who's mentally ill

Are Some Blood Pressure Meds Linked to Depression, Bipolar Risk? news

Researchers add the effect was small, and study did not prove cause and effect

Depression Can Fuel Heart Disease in Midlife Women: Study news

Psychologist recommends mental health screening at routine checkups

Delaying Breast Reconstruction After Cancer May Raise Patients' Anxiety news

Coordinating surgeries might reduce levels of distress after mastectomy for breast cancer, researchers say

Knowing Their Breast Cancer Risk May Empower Teens news

Greater self-esteem noted in girls with family history of disease

Study Links Pot Use to Relapse in Psychosis Patients news

But experts note effect is small, and the research isn't definitive

Hot Flashes, Mood Woes? news

Study found women who believed they had frequent episodes at night more likely to be mildly depressed

Doctors Often Neglect Their Own Mental Health news

Perceived stigma, fear of career repercussions hinder treatment, study suggests

'The Pill' May Raise Depression Risk news

Study also ties hormonal patches, IUDs to greater antidepressant use, especially in teens

High Utility Bills Strain More Than the Budget news

Study finds they can also trigger anxiety, depression in low-income families

Mental Health

24-Hour Shifts Can Play Havoc With the Heart news

Small study found lack of sleep affected blood pressure, heart rate in healthy volunteers

Attempted Suicide Rates in U.S. Remain Unchanged news

Men more often resorted to violent means, while women turned to poisoning, drowning, study finds

2 Out of 3 Depressed Teens Gain Lasting Benefits From Therapy news

Early treatment of depression may lower risk of future episodes of mood disorder, study finds

'Halo' Effect Common After Lasik Eye Surgery news

But post-op problems typically clear up over time, specialist says

Specially Designed Video Game Might Ease 'Phantom Limb' Pain news

Study finds exercising virtual limb cut pain by as much as half

Could White Wine Boost Your Melanoma Risk? news

Large study ties a daily glass to a slightly elevated rate of the deadly skin cancer

Demi Lovato Wants to Change the Face of Mental Illness news

Pop star's own battle with bipolar disorder helped to inspire new photo campaign that seeks to alter stereotypes

'Magic Mushroom' Chemical Eases Cancer Patients' Despair news

Hallucinogenic drug psilocybin relieved depression, anxiety quickly and lasted for months, studies found

Testosterone Therapy May Be Linked to Serious Blood Clots news

Risk peaks in the first 6 months of hormone treatment, but overall odds are low, study finds

Scientists Spot 'Teetotaler' Gene news

Discovery might one day lead to drugs to control excessive alcohol consumption, researchers say

Web-Based Help for Insomnia Shows Promise news

Interactive program aims to build better sleep habits, researchers say

Smoking Raises Heart Attack Risk 8-Fold in People Under 50 news

At all ages, the habit boosted odds for heart trouble, but younger people fared the worst, study found

It's Never Too Late to Stop Smoking news

Even quitting in your 60s can add years to your life, researchers find

Use of Needle Exchange Programs Up Dramatically in 10 Years: CDC news

Yet, many drug users still share needles sometimes, report finds

U.S. to Ban Smoking in Public Housing news

Agencies have 18 months to implement smoke-free policies

Americans' Cholesterol Levels Keep Falling news

Eliminating trans fats from the U.S. diet may be one factor in this healthy trend, CDC researchers say

Does a Little Daily Drinking Really Help the Heart? news

Study found no evidence that moderate intake keeps arteries clear

Fast-Food Calorie Labeling Not Working, Study Finds news

More visible signage could tip scales toward healthier eating

Doctors Should Counsel Even Low-Risk Patients on Heart Health news

U.S. government panel says advice on healthy eating and physical activity likely benefits all

Scans Show Changes in Some Soldiers With Mild Brain Injuries news

Depressed patients had disrupted connections between areas of thinking, emotional control

Spiritual Experiences Seem to Trigger the Brain's Reward System news

Many study participants were tearful by the end of imaging scans

ATV Accidents Can Cause Serious Chest Injuries in Kids news

Rollovers and heavier vehicles are some likely reasons why, study shows

Pediatricians Can Help When Parents Divorce: Report news

More than 1 million kids a year affected in the U.S., and doctors can ease the transition, group says

Researchers Explore Way to Detect Brain Injury in NFL Players news

The goal: to spot early signs of concussion-related head trauma

Rural Appalachia Faces Growing Cancer Crisis, Research Shows news

It's the only region in the U.S. that hasn't made big progress in fighting the disease

General Health

Attempted Suicide Rates in U.S. Remain Unchanged news

Men more often resorted to violent means, while women turned to poisoning, drowning, study finds

Another Miami Neighborhood Now Zika-Free news

Only one area in South Miami Beach still considered an active zone for local transmission of the virus, officials say

Health Tip: At Risk of a Sprained Ankle? news

Activities that raise your chances

'Halo' Effect Common After Lasik Eye Surgery news

But post-op problems typically clear up over time, specialist says

Health Highlights: Dec. 2, 2016 news

  • Ohio Revokes License of One of State's Last Abortion Clinics

Drug Combo Shows Promise Against Some Soft Tissue Tumors news

Adding new drug to standard one helped control sarcomas in early trial on 2 patients

Plastic Surgeons Urge Giving Up E-Cigs Before Procedure news

Docs recommend abstaining 4 weeks to aid in healing

Specially Designed Video Game Might Ease 'Phantom Limb' Pain news

Study finds exercising virtual limb cut pain by as much as half

Testosterone Therapy May Be Linked to Serious Blood Clots news

Risk peaks in the first 6 months of hormone treatment, but overall odds are low, study finds

After Cancer, Higher Risk of Severe Heart Attack news

Cardiologists, oncologists must work together, researcher says

A Dirty Little Secret: Hand-Washing Spotty Among Day Care Staffers news

Arkansas study finds just 22 percent follow recommended hygiene procedures

Health Highlights: Dec. 1, 2016 news

  • Ohio Revokes License of One of the State's Last Abortion Clinics
  • Improve Allergy Warnings on Food Products: Experts
  • High School Students Make Martin Shkreli's Drug for Just $2 a Pill
  • New Discovery Means Much Less Sugar Needed in Chocolate

'Magic Mushroom' Chemical Eases Cancer Patients' Despair news

Hallucinogenic drug psilocybin relieved depression, anxiety quickly and lasted for months, studies found

Fewer Americans Struggle With Medical Bills: Report news

Researchers credit Obamacare, but difficulties persist for uninsured and people with high deductibles

U.S. to Ban Smoking in Public Housing news

Agencies have 18 months to implement smoke-free policies

First Case of Zika-Linked Glaucoma Diagnosed in Infant news

Brazilian baby developed vision-threatening condition after being exposed to virus in womb

Web-Based Help for Insomnia Shows Promise news

Interactive program aims to build better sleep habits, researchers say

Health Highlights: Nov. 30, 2016 news

  • FDA Approves Large Studies of Ecstasy to Treat PTSD
  • 9th Case of Paralysis-Causing Syndrome in Washington State
  • Millions of Dehumidifiers Recalled Due to Fire Risk

Use of Needle Exchange Programs Up Dramatically in 10 Years: CDC news

Yet, many drug users still share needles sometimes, report finds

Insulin Prices Skyrocket, Putting Many Diabetics in a Bind news

American Diabetes Association asks Congress to investigate the matter

Doctors Should Counsel Even Low-Risk Patients on Heart Health news

U.S. government panel says advice on healthy eating and physical activity likely benefits all

Electronic In-Hospital Prescribing: Trouble for Older Adults? news

Study found 41 percent of meds that can increase drowsiness were set too high for seniors, linked to accidents

Texas Reports 1st Likely Case of Local Zika Infection news

Woman had no travel-related risk factors, CDC says

ATV Accidents Can Cause Serious Chest Injuries in Kids news

Rollovers and heavier vehicles are some likely reasons why, study shows

Health Highlights: Nov. 29, 2016 news

  • Trump Picks Obamacare Critic to be Health Secretary
  • House to Vote on Wide-Ranging Health Care Bill
  • Three People Die, Five Hospitalized After Community Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Child Teething and Ear Pain Relief Products Recalled