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Depression

Study of Teen Brains Offers Clues to Timing of Mental Illness news

Regions that undergo greatest change also where schizophrenia, depression genes are most strongly expressed

Bipolar Diagnosis May Take Up to 6 Years news

Researcher calls delay a 'lost opportunity' for treatment

Could New 'Talk Therapy' Cut Cost of Treating Depression? news

Behavioral activation would be more accessible than currently recommended treatment, researchers say

Antidepressant No Help to Heart Failure Patients: Study news

Depression in these cases may be caused by biological changes from the disease itself, researcher says

Depression Strikes Nearly 3 Million U.S. Teens a Year news

Effects can be devastating during adolescence, researchers say

Jobs With the Highest Suicide Rates news

Farmers, fishermen and foresters have more than 5 times the average odds, CDC says

Hovering Parents May Harm Kids news

Study found too much pressure for good grades raised risk for anxiety, depression

Long Work Hours May Hurt Your Health news

At the job more than 60 hours a week had most damaging effects on women's well-being, study finds

Job Hunting? Maybe a Therapist Can Help news

Study finds cognitive behavioral therapy skills could offer boost to unemployed

Depression Plagues Many With COPD news

Studies found 1 in 4 patients affected, and readmission to hospital for respiratory illness more likely

1 in 13 Young Adults in U.S. Considered Suicide in Past Year news

Federal data from 2013-2014 also finds significant differences between states

Are 'Workaholics' Prone to OCD, Anxiety? news

Study suggests a link, but it's not clear how overwork, mental issues may be connected

Health Tip: Recognizing Low Self-Esteem news

Moodiness and making excuses are signs in children

Study Questions Use of Antidepressants for Children, Teens news

They were seen as mostly ineffective and sometimes risky in these age groups

Mentally Ill Still Gain Illegal Possession of Guns, Study Shows news

Review of Florida patients finds 2 of 3 violent crime arrests, 1 in 3 suicides shouldn't have included firearms

Health Tip: Get Enough Sleep news

You may feel less depressed

Mindfulness Meditation Seems to Soothe Breast Cancer Survivors news

Six-week class reduced fear of recurrence, fatigue and anxiety, researchers report

Scans Spot Brain Region That Misfires in Depressed People news

Contrary to previous thinking, the habenula is less active during unpleasant experiences

Antidepressants Not Just for Depression Any More news

Other uses include insomnia, pain and anxiety, researchers say

Tai Chi: Rx for Arthritic Knees news

As effective as physical therapy, study suggests, plus it might also improve depression

Health Tip: Boost Your Mood news

Suggestions for a brighter day

Scientists Test 'Magic Mushroom' Chemical for Tough-to-Treat Depression news

Study of only 12 people suggests it may help some, but more and better research is needed

Could Inducing Brief, Mild 'Fever' Help Ease Depression? news

Small study suggests heating the body might alter brain's serotinin levels, but more research is needed

Lithium Beats Newer Meds for Bipolar Disorder, Study Finds news

Lower rates of self-harm, accidental injury seen

Depression Strikes, Stays With Many Caregivers of Critically Ill news

One year later, 43 percent were clinically depressed or had depressive symptoms, study found

Mental Health

Is Pot Harder on the Heart Than Tobacco? news

Damaging effects from marijuana smoke last three times longer than tobacco's, rat study finds

Study of Teen Brains Offers Clues to Timing of Mental Illness news

Regions that undergo greatest change also where schizophrenia, depression genes are most strongly expressed

Quitting Smoking While Pregnant: What Works news

Nicotine patches, Zyban helped 4 out of 5 women, study says

Transgender's Classification as 'Mental Disorder' Is Outdated, Study Finds news

Researchers suggest World Health Organization change classification

E-Cig Liquid Nicotine Containers Often Mislabeled news

Also, many aren't child-resistant, which poses a risk to youngsters

Does Dementia Diagnosis Have Silver Lining for Some? news

People appreciate life more, worry about failing less after learning about their brain condition, study says

Painkillers for Teen Athletes Won't Spur Addiction: Study news

Sports may actually provide protective effect against opioid abuse

Women May Be More Resilient to Effects of Alzheimer's Genes news

Physical, mental fitness and socializing also seemed to help higher-risk group, research shows

Could New 'Talk Therapy' Cut Cost of Treating Depression? news

Behavioral activation would be more accessible than currently recommended treatment, researchers say

Bipolar Diagnosis May Take Up to 6 Years news

Researcher calls delay a 'lost opportunity' for treatment

Delirium Common in Cancer Patients Seen in ER news

But serious confusion missed in about 40 percent, study found

Pain Raises Risk of Opioid Addiction news

Men and younger people had higher odds of painkiller abuse, study found

Smoke Less, Drink Less? news

Study found those who tried to quit cigarettes drank less alcohol, but reasons unclear

Coming to a Brew Near You: Calorie Counts, Carbs Info news

Best-selling beers will soon disclose nutrition facts, ingredient list, freshness dates

Menopause: Not All Hot Flashes Are Created Equal news

Weight, race, education and lifestyle all affect timing, duration of symptoms, research indicates

Women Smokers at Higher Risk for Brain Bleed news

'Devastating' hemorrhage often affects younger people, neurologist says

Is Surgery Always Needed for Meniscal Tears of the Knee? news

Study suggests exercise will work on its own, but two experts say surgery still has big role to play

Why Kicking the Opioid Habit Can Be So Tough news

Withdrawal, and the fear of chronic pain's return, keep some people dependent for years, addiction experts say

Opioid Abusers Missing Out on Addiction-Fighting Drug news

Painkillers are easier to prescribe than the drug that battles dependence on them, addiction specialist says

New Drug May Treat Rare Obesity Disorder Causing Constant Hunger news

It's also being studied as possible treatment for other genetic causes of obesity

Implant Proves Effective at Combating Opioid Dependence news

Doctors call it new resource for those addicted to prescription painkillers, heroin

'Cool' Factor Often Spurs Teens to Try E-Cigarettes news

They're not using these products to try to stop smoking, researchers say

3 Health Issues That Can Threaten Young Female Athletes news

Pediatricians' group urges members to watch out for the 'female triad'

Get Outside, Get Moving to Prevent 'Gamer's Thumb' news

Playing video games hour after hour can trigger repetitive stress injuries, doctors warn

Can Comedy Kill? news

Standup comedians die earlier than actors, study suggests

General Health

Health Tip: Keep Kitchen Surfaces Clean news

Suggestions to make them sanitary

'Ice Bucket Challenge' Funds a Boon to ALS Research news

Money raised during the online campaign helped scientists spot gene linked to deadly nerve disease

Family Lifestyles May Be as Important to Health as Genes news

Shared habits and environment contribute to heart disease, high blood pressure and depression, study reports

Zika Now Tied to Miscarriage news

Dutch case finds woman's infection in South America may have spurred her pregnancy loss

E-Cig Liquid Nicotine Containers Often Mislabeled news

Also, many aren't child-resistant, which poses a risk to youngsters

Health Highlights: July 27, 2016 news

  • FDA Reconsidering Policy on Blood Donations From Gay Men
  • Dolly's Cloned Heirs Aging Normally: Study
  • First U.S. Double Hand Transplant Patient Wishes He Could Have Hands Removed

Health Tip: Choose the Right Shoes news

Sturdy footwear helps prevent falls

E-Cigarettes Emit Toxic Vapors: Study news

Levels depend on type and age of device, and they increase as it heats up

Are Stroke Centers Life Savers? news

Study finds small advantage, but only if you get there quickly

'Heat Dome' Not Budging Until Week's End news

Eastern part of country still in its grip; experts offer safety advice

Flu Shot Tied to Fewer Hospitalizations, Deaths in Type 2 Diabetes Patients news

Risk of dying dropped almost one-quarter over 7 years in those who got the vaccine

Health Highlights: July 26, 2016 news

  • Fixed Payments for Heart Attack Treatment Proposed by Medicare
  • General Mills Expands Flour Recall
  • Dutch Men, Latvian Women Tallest in World: Study

Some Brain Cancer Patients Have Radiation Options: Study news

Targeted approach appears to preserve mental functioning

Could New 'Talk Therapy' Cut Cost of Treating Depression? news

Behavioral activation would be more accessible than currently recommended treatment, researchers say

2 of 3 Americans OK With Doctors Discussing Gun Safety news

But 54 percent of gun owners say talking about firearms with patients is appropriate, survey finds

Med Students View Ex-Patients' E-Records to Track Progress news

The practice is common and raises privacy issues, but overall is beneficial, researchers say

Edible Pot Sends Toddlers to Colorado ERs news

Cannabis-laced candy, baked goods look irresistible to kids, doctors warn

'Heat Dome' Contines to Scorch Much of U.S. news

Eastern part of country still in its grip; experts offer safety advice

1 in 10 Alzheimer's Patients at Risk for Avoidable Hospital Stays news

Study suggests need for better management of other health problems

1.6 Million Child-Bearing Women in Latin America Could Get Zika: Study news

Scientists used data on births, climate and other mosquito-borne infection to estimate outbreak

CDC Updates Zika Guidelines for Pregnant Women news

Any sex partner, male or female, has potential to pass the virus on, agency says

Little Threat of Zika Spread From Rio Olympics: Study news

Because it's winter in Brazil, mosquito activity has subsided

Health Highlights: July 25, 2016 news

  • No Marijuana Chemical in Colorado Town's Water

How to Keep Bug Bites at Bay news

CDC offers advice on thwarting disease-carrying insects

Don't Let Your Campfire Become a Wildfire news

Simple steps can help you enjoy outdoor cooking while protecting the forest