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Many With Mental Illness Miss Out on HIV Tests news

Rates of infection up to 15 times higher, yet testing rates similar to those without psychiatric woes, study finds

Postpartum Depression Affects New Dads, Too news

Certain men at greater risk, doctors say

Exercise: An Antidote for Behavioral Issues in Students? news

Study found use of 'cybercycles' reduced classroom problems for kids with autism, ADHD, other concerns

Sometimes the Holidays Aren't Always Jolly news

Take steps to prevent depression, and learn to spot signs that you may need help

More Than 1 in 10 Pilots Suffer From Depression, Survey Finds news

Report highlights need for accurate screening

Most Teen Smokers Also Turn to Alcohol, Drugs, Study Finds news

Use of multiple substances seems to be more common than thought

Excess Sweating Can Be a Drenching, Wrenching Burden news

People with hyperhidrosis seem to have higher rates of anxiety and depression, study finds

For Heart Attack Survivors, a Risk of Suicide? news

Study findings underscore importance of depression screening, researcher says

Medical School Can Be an Emotional Pressure-Cooker news

Yet many students fail to seek the help they need to deal with the stress, 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

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

Mental Health

Many Women With Eating Disorders Do Recover, Study Finds news

But it may take years or longer, researchers acknowledge

Stress May Explain Digestive Issues in Kids With Autism news

Elevated stress hormone levels linked to stomach problems among these children, researchers say

Screen Time May Not Be So Bad for Teens After All news

Those who spend hours on smartphones, computers, TV can still flourish, develop social skills, study finds

Obamacare Covered More People With Mental Illness, Addictions news

But greater numbers need to be in treatment for these conditions, researcher says

Many With Mental Illness Miss Out on HIV Tests news

Rates of infection up to 15 times higher, yet testing rates similar to those without psychiatric woes, study finds

Forward-Thinking Tips for Back Pain news

Certain behaviors can reduce your risk, doctor says

Brain-Training May Help Ease Ringing in the Ears news

Study found computer-based program seemed to allow people to cope with tinnitus

Incentives May Spur Poor Families to Buy More Fruits, Veggies news

Many may not know about program that doubles value of food stamps spent on produce, study finds

Plastic Surgeons Often Miss Patients' Mental Disorders news

10 percent seeking facial procedures have condition called body dysmorphic disorder, study contends

Soft Robotic Sleeve Shows Promise for Failing Hearts news

But device has only been tested in pigs, so far

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome a Global Problem: Report news

Countries with highest alcohol use during pregnancy include Belarus, Britain, Denmark, Ireland and Russia

Can HIV Drugs Boost Syphilis Risk? news

Meds may raise susceptibility to bacterium that causes the sexually transmitted disease, study suggests

James Bond Has Kicked Butts, But His Co-Stars Haven't news

Smoking scenes still appear in nearly every '007' film, study finds

Postpartum Depression Affects New Dads, Too news

Certain men at greater risk, doctors say

Steep Rise in Births to U.S. Women Using Opioids news

Few treatment programs deal with substance abuse in expectant moms, federal report says

1 in 3 Adults Diagnosed With Asthma May Not Have It: Study news

Almost half did not get objective breathing test, researchers in Canada found

Most Smokers With Mental Illness Want to Kick the Habit news

But psychiatrists and caseworkers often don't recognize this need, survey finds

Kids Born to Opioid-Addicted Moms Seem to Fare Poorly in School news

By 7th grade, 4 out of 10 failed to meet standards in at least one academic area, study finds

Watching Others 'Vape' May Trigger Urge to Smoke news

Newer e-cigarettes boost same impulses as real cigarettes, researcher says

Study Questions 'Fecal Transplant' Treatment for Gut Infection news

In direct comparison, researchers found no real difference compared to antibiotics

'Stress Ball' in Your Brain May Be Key to Heart Risks news

New brain-scan study helps pinpoint a neurological link between anxiety, cardiovascular disease

Rural Americans at Higher Risk of 5 Preventable Causes of Death: CDC news

More smoking, obesity and less use of seatbelts are some possible reasons why

U.S. Report Cites the Good and Bad on Marijuana news

Pot shown to help chronic pain, chemo-related nausea and muscle spasms in multiple sclerosis, but researchers cite risks, too

The Etiquette of Achoo! news

Cover your sneeze to protect those around you, health experts advise

High Blood Pressure Often Undiagnosed, Untreated news

Half of mobile clinic patients with the condition said they didn't know they had it, study finds

General Health

Best Ways to Steer Clear of the Flu news

For starters, get a flu vaccine to protect yourself and others, infectious diseases expert says

Obamacare Covered More People With Mental Illness, Addictions news

But greater numbers need to be in treatment for these conditions, researcher says

8 People Infected in Rare U.S. Outbreak of Rat Virus news

Those handling rodents in breeding facilities in 2 states contracted Seoul virus, CDC reports

Are U.S. Med Schools Skimping on Obesity Training? news

Content of licensing exams suggests doctors may be unprepared to tackle this crisis: study

Many With Advanced Lung Cancer Don't Get Treatments That Might Help news

Study found 21 percent went without therapy, even though it could boost their survival

Poverty Harder on Women's Hearts, Research Shows news

Poor females 25 percent more likely to have a heart attack than male peers

Health Tip: Wash Hands Often news

The low-down on hand soap

Your Health Record in a Heartbeat? news

Study suggests an ECG could serve as a secure 'password' for a patient's electronic medical history

Health Highlights: Jan. 20, 2017 news

  • Number of U.S. Women Taking Maternity Leave Is Unchanged Over Two Decades
  • Former President George H.W. Bush's Health Improving

Brain-Training May Help Ease Ringing in the Ears news

Study found computer-based program seemed to allow people to cope with tinnitus

Truckers' Poor Health: An Accident Waiting to Happen? news

Multiple medical conditions tied to 2 to 4 times the odds of a crash, study suggests

17 Million U.S. Adults May Have Tough-to-Spot High Blood Pressure news

'Masked' hypertension doesn't show up in a doctor's office, so home monitoring is needed, researchers say

Food Stamp Use Linked to Raised Early Death Risk in Study news

Highlights need to improve health of poorer Americans, researchers say

Genital Herpes Vaccine Shows Promise in Animal Trials news

Two-pronged approach tested on lab monkeys, guinea pigs

Skin Cancer Cream Linked to 5 Dog Deaths: FDA news

Even ingesting small amounts of fluorouracil can kill family pets, agency warns

Health Highlights: Jan. 19, 2017 news

  • Former President George H.W. Bush's Health Improving
  • New Global Coalition Will Fight Epidemics
  • Three-Parent Baby Born to Infertile Couple

Too Much Sitting Ages You Faster news

Cells of elderly sedentary women look much older than their actual age, study finds

Plastic Surgeons Often Miss Patients' Mental Disorders news

10 percent seeking facial procedures have condition called body dysmorphic disorder, study contends

Incentives May Spur Poor Families to Buy More Fruits, Veggies news

Many may not know about program that doubles value of food stamps spent on produce, study finds

Hospital-Related Delirium May Help Worsen Dementia news

But disorienting condition can be treated if recognized, researchers say

Health Highlights: Jan. 18, 2017 news

  • Earth Hits Record High Temperature for Third Straight Year
  • Former President George H.W. Bush Hospitalized
  • Hot Chili Peppers May Extend Life: Study

Higher Risk of Heart Disease for Blacks in Poorer Neighborhoods news

Preventive measures must address social policies, researcher says

Soft Robotic Sleeve Shows Promise for Failing Hearts news

But device has only been tested in pigs, so far

Steep Bills Surprise Patients Who Go 'Out-of-Network' news

For example, anesthesiologists charge nearly 6 times the Medicare rate, study finds

Obamacare Repeal Could Bring Many More Uninsured, Higher Premiums news

Nonpartisan report analyzes probable effects of a 2015 Congressional bill