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Depression

Many Depressed Adults Not Getting Treatment: Study news

Reasons range from dismissal of symptoms to shame or stigma

Depression Common After Time Spent in ICU news

About one-third of ICU patients suffer psychologically, researchers find

Study Finds Links Between Chronic Pain, Depression in Couples news

Findings could lead to better diagnostic tests and treatments, researchers say

Infertility Patients' Mental Health Problems Often Unaddressed news

'We're doing a terrible job of it,' researcher says

Depression Can Stalk Families Through Generations news

People whose parents, grandparents had the illness were 3 times as likely to get it themselves, study found

Scientists Spot 15 Regions of Human DNA Linked to Depression news

Many are located near genes involved in brain development

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

Mental Health

iPads Calm Surgery-Bound Kids as Well as Sedatives news

Study found equal benefits in easing anxiety

Contacts May One Day Be Used to Deliver Glaucoma Medication news

Study showed the lenses as effective in monkeys as the standard eye drop treatment

Many Depressed Adults Not Getting Treatment: Study news

Reasons range from dismissal of symptoms to shame or stigma

Fewer Drugs in Pipeline to Treat World's No. 1 Killer news

While number of cancer drugs rose, development of new heart medicines stalled, study finds

'Good Dog' Usually Does the Trick news

Heap on the praise, not the food, study suggests

Doctors Divided on Safety, Use of Electronic Cigarettes news

When patients ask about safety and using e-cigarettes to stop smoking, doctors' advice differs

Friendships Matter if You Want to Lose Weight news

Study found overweight people more likely to shed pounds if they spend time with thin friends

Hopes Dashed for Rare Bone Cancer Treatment news

Extra chemo drugs failed to change course of osteosarcoma, researchers say

Many Teens 'Vaping' for Flavor, Not Nicotine news

Study found that only about a fifth of 12th graders who used an e-cigarette used a nicotine substance

Synthetic Fentanyl Fueling Surge in Overdose Deaths: CDC news

U.S. Surgeon General urges doctors to join the fight against opioid addiction epidemic

Amphetamines Polluting Some Urban Streams: Study news

Concentration of drugs may be high enough to cause ecological changes, researchers say

Health Tip: Work Through Chronic Pain news

Suggestions for what to do

Senior Years May Truly Be Golden for Happiness news

Researchers find people get less stressed and are more content as they age

Stress May Take Greatest Toll on Younger Women's Hearts: Study news

Female heart disease patients under 50 were 4 times more likely than male peers to show effects, study found

Kids' Mild Brain Injury Can Have Long-Term Effects news

Early head trauma linked to psychiatric, financial issues as adults, study finds

Veterans' Painkiller Abuse Can Raise Odds for Heroin Use news

3 of 4 who tried the illicit drug had misused prescription painkillers first: study

ADHD More Often Missed in Minority Kids news

Study found disparities in diagnosis, treatment rates

TV Ratings for Parents Let Violence, Drinking Slip Through news

Industry guidelines often misleading, study finds

Unhappy at Work in Your 20s, Unhealthy in Your 40s? news

How young adults feel about their careers might affect them physically, mentally by middle-age, study finds

Teen Cyberbullies More Apt to Be Friends Than Strangers news

Competition for status, hurt feelings over breakups provoke wave of aggression via texts, Facebook

Couples At Risk During 'Divorce Season' news

Marriages often break up after winter and summer holidays, research reveals

Family Trumps Friends in Extending Seniors' Lives news

People are comfortable expecting more help from relatives, researchers say

Truth or Fib? When Kids Say They're Too Sick for School news

An expert's advice on when to keep your child home

Mouse Study Suggests Stem Cells May Reverse Stroke Damage news

Experimental treatment helped new brain cells grow

General Health

iPads Calm Surgery-Bound Kids as Well as Sedatives news

Study found equal benefits in easing anxiety

Health Tip: Don't Fret About a Fever news

It's not concerning in these scenarios

Researchers Find Another Way Zika Can Harm Babies news

Close to 6 percent who were diagnosed with microcephaly also had hearing loss

Health Highlights: Aug. 30, 2016 news

  • Country Fresh Recalls Vegetable Products in 9 States
  • Actor Gene Wilder Dies at Age 83
  • Playing With Concussion: Longer Recovery, Poorer Mental Function

Contacts May One Day Be Used to Deliver Glaucoma Medication news

Study showed the lenses as effective in monkeys as the standard eye drop treatment

Study Bolsters Role of Angioplasty, Stents in Heart-Attack Survival news

Aggressive interventions play big part in improvements after even 'mild' attacks, U.K. report says

Mylan to Offer Generic EpiPen news

Manufacturer responds to mounting criticism about price hikes

People With Implanted Defibrillators at Higher Car Accident Risk news

Danish study finds 51 percent greater odds, but absolute risk of a crash remains low

FDA Recommends All Blood Donations Be Tested for Zika news

Updated guidance provides further protection for U.S. blood supply

Risks Spike If Young Athletes Specialize Too Soon news

Pediatricians' group suggests kids play multiple sports

Health Highlights: Aug. 29, 2016 news

  • Playing With Concussion: Longer Recovery, Poorer Mental Function

Fewer Drugs in Pipeline to Treat World's No. 1 Killer news

While number of cancer drugs rose, development of new heart medicines stalled, study finds

Experimental Test Detects Parkinson's Disease Earlier news

A quicker diagnosis would allow people to participate in drug trials, researcher says

3 Drugs Identified to Potentially Fight Zika Virus news

But only one is already approved in the United States

Study: Trained Experts Can Spot Breast Cancer in 'Blink of an Eye' news

Skilled radiologists see abnormalities immediately, and researchers want to learn how they do it

Sex Partner With No Zika Symptoms Transmits Virus: CDC news

New report also highlights ties between Zika and Guillain-Barre

'Good Dog' Usually Does the Trick news

Heap on the praise, not the food, study suggests

Health Highlights: Aug. 28, 2016 news

  • Singapore Reports 40 cases of Local Zika Infection
  • No Olympics-Linked Zika Cases: WHO
  • Mylan Won't Lower EpiPen Price
  • No Hospital Bills for Pulse Nightclub Shooting Survivors
  • Spiked Heroin Suspected in Rash of Overdoses in Indiana and Ohio

More Americans Can Afford Medications Under Obamacare: Study news

Improvement seen in all age levels, but millions still struggle with the cost of prescription drugs

Health Tip: Keeping Foods Separate During Grilling news

Practices that can help prevent illness

First Days of Preseason Practice Pose Big Heat Risks for College Football Players news

Coaches, trainers need to be aware of heat illness symptoms, study suggests

Early Virus Raises Asthma Risk in Certain Kids: Study news

Infants with a particular gene variant appear more vulnerable after infection

Take Special Care With Hydrogen Peroxide Contact Lens Solution news

Product requires a neutralizing step to prevent stinging, burning, FDA says

New Take on Man's Friendship With Fido news

Surprising findings emerge about domestication