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Depression

Obesity, Smoking, Drinking, Depression: All Linked to Low Back Pain news

Researchers say that modifying these factors might help ease condition

Yoga May Help Ease Depression in Pregnant Women news

Finding suggests it might sometimes be alternative to antidepressants, talk therapy

Joblessness Triples Odds for Depression in Young Adults news

But researchers don't know if unemployment contributes to depression or depression contributes to unemployment

Dad's Depression Affects Toddler's Behavior, Too news

Study found a father's moods might increase risk of his youngster's anxiety, sadness

Workplace Suicides on the Rise, Study Finds news

Police officers, firefighters at high risk, and rates are 15 times greater for men than women

Could Loneliness Shorten a Life? news

Study says feeling this way raised risk of early death by 26 percent

Cochlear Implants May Also Boost Seniors' Mood, Thinking: Study news

Older people with severe hearing loss who received the devices had less depression, better mental skills

Depression May Worsen Problem of Obesity Among the Poor news

Study found link between mental disorder, unhealthy nutritional choices in this high-risk population

Stress, Depression a 'Perfect Storm' of Trouble for Heart Patients news

Study finds significant risk of heart attack or death in the short term

Depression During Pregnancy Linked to Child's Asthma Risk news

Older, but not newer, antidepressants showed similar increased odds for respiratory condition, study found

Easing Depression May Boost Heart Health, Study Finds news

People with moderate to severe depression saw improved circulatory outcomes with antidepressants

Heart Valve Repair Surgery May Ease Mental Health Symptoms, Too news

Researchers find procedure leads to reduced depression and anxiety

Risk of Violent Crime Rises With Depression, Study Finds news

But doctors may be more likely to focus on self-harm, suicide

Narcotic Painkiller Use Tied to Higher Risk for Depression news

The longer the use, the bigger the risk the user would become depressed, study found

How to Survive Valentine's Day Without Romance news

Expert offers tips to those who don't have a partner or spouse

Mental Health Disorders May Shorten Life Span: Study news

Researchers find people with psychiatric conditions live an average of 10 fewer years

Stigma Keeps Employees From Admitting to a Mental Illness: Study news

But half of those surveyed said they'd want to help their co-worker

Certain Allergy, Depression Meds Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia news

Class of drugs interferes with a key brain chemical, but study can't prove cause-and-effect

Binge-Watching TV May Be Sign of Depression, Loneliness news

Researchers say hours and hours of viewing often isn't just harmless fun

Soda Habit May Prompt Early Puberty in Girls, Study Suggests news

Early menstruation a risk factor for depression and breast cancer, researchers say

Student Loans Take Emotional Toll on Young Adults news

As college debts mount, so do depressive symptoms, study says

Walking Group a Step Toward Better Health, Researchers Say news

Your heart rate, cholesterol and even depression might improve, study suggests

Depression, Anxiety Can Precede Memory Loss in Alzheimer's, Study Finds news

Those who developed dementia were more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression earlier

Health Tip: Is It Grief or Depression? news

How to determine the difference

Parent's Suicide Attempt Makes Child's Much More Likely: Study news

Suicidal behavior appears to run in families, with certain conditions putting kids at higher risk

Mental Health

People May Grow More Trusting With Age, Study Finds news

And that could mean more happiness, too, researchers say

E-Cigarettes May Pose a Risk in Pregnancy and to Children news

Nicotine can harm developing brains, experts say

Kidney Patients Living Longer on Dialysis, Study Shows news

Better treatments, tighter management of disease may explain promising trend

3 Drinks Per Day May Raise Liver Cancer Risk, But Coffee Lowers It news

Expert panel looked at data on over 8 million people to come up with risk factors for the disease

Brains of Those With Anorexia React Differently to Hunger Signals news

Study also finds changes in areas that regulate self-control

CDC Launches New Round of Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads news

Former smokers harmed by tobacco tell their stories

Abused Kids Not Destined to Be Abusive Parents, Study Finds news

But neglect, sexual abuse was more likely in kids of parents who were abused as children

COPD Takes Big Toll on Employment, Mobility in U.S. news

CDC report finds a quarter of people with the illness are unable to work

In-Patient Rehab Not Always Needed After New Knee news

People do just as well with in-home physical therapy, study finds

Obesity, Smoking, Drinking, Depression: All Linked to Low Back Pain news

Researchers say that modifying these factors might help ease condition

Could Smoggy Air Raise Your Anxiety Level? news

Possibly, one study suggests, while another links pollution to increased stroke risk

Counseling Beats School Suspension at Curbing Pot Use: Study news

Drug policies should educate students, not just penalize them, researchers note

Fetal Faces Seem to React to Mom's Smoking news

In study, 4-D scans show more mouth movement, facial touching in presence of nicotine

School Dismissal a Dangerous Time for Kids Getting Hit By Cars news

Study authors and expert say better supervision, less smartphone use might cut the risk

Malpractice Fears Spurring Most ER Docs to Order Unnecessary Tests news

Study found 97 percent said they had patients undergo procedures that weren't medically needed

Health Tip: Caregiver Stress Can Harm Your Health news

It can lead to anxiety and depression

Secondhand Smoke May Put Kids at Risk for Heart Disease as Adults news

Children of smokers nearly twice as likely to have plaque buildup in carotid arteries years later, study says

Smoking May Be Linked to Prostate Cancer's Return news

But quitting more than 10 years ago is associated with reduced risk, study says

Colorado's Legal Pot Is Potent, and a Little Dirty news

Marijuana three times stronger than in the 1980s, lab tests report

Exercise Might Help His Sex Life news

Men who get the most physical activity report more erections, orgasms, study says

Evolution May Explain Why a Curvy Bottom Drives Men Wild news

Hourglass figure likely conveyed a survival advantage, researchers say

ADHD Children May Gain More From Family-Centered Care news

Study found teaching positive parenting skills in compassionate way improved outcomes

Traffic Deaths Increase in Spring Break Hot Spots news

No similar rise seen in areas of same states that aren't considered spring break destinations

Parents' Attitude May Be Key to Pre-Game Jitters in Kids news

Anxieties over performance transmit easily from parent to child, study suggests

General Health

Avoid Medication Overdoses in Children news

Expert offers tips for keeping kids safe

Health Highlights: March 27, 2015 news

  • White House Announces New Plan to Fight 'Superbugs'
  • Senate Delays Vote on Medicare Overhaul Bill
  • Non-Beating Heart Transplant Recipient in U.K. Doing Well
  • Homeopathic Drugs to be Reviewed at Meeting: FDA
  • Controversial Abortion Requirement Passed by Arizona Lawmakers
  • Needle Exchange Program Approved to Fight Indiana HIV Outbreak

2014 Saw Only 3 Shark Attack Deaths Worldwide news

But nonfatal attacks are up slightly around the world, researchers find

Weight-Loss Surgery Might Reduce Serious Asthma Flare-Ups news

Emergency visits, hospitalizations for airway disease dropped by half after procedure, study finds

Kitchen Towels Can Make You Sick news

Researchers find cellphones a potential source of cross-contamination, too

More Dangerous Ebola Strain Unlikely, Study Shows news

Researchers compared virus samples that were 9 months apart, and found normal mutating rate

Kidneys From Dead Older Donors May Help Seniors, Study Finds news

Many of these organs would otherwise get thrown away, researcher says

Health Highlights: March 26, 2015 news

  • Medicare Overhaul Bill Passed by House
  • Homeopathic Drugs to be Reviewed at Meeting: FDA
  • Controversial Abortion Requirement Passed by Arizona Lawmakers
  • Needle Exchange Program Approved to Fight Indiana HIV Outbreak
  • Kelly Osbourne Will 'One Day' Have Same Surgery as Angelina Jolie
  • Researchers Can Assess 'Entire Genome' of Iceland
  • Lumber Liquidators Under Investigation: Federal Officials

CDC Launches New Round of Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads news

Former smokers harmed by tobacco tell their stories

In-Patient Rehab Not Always Needed After New Knee news

People do just as well with in-home physical therapy, study finds

Employers Contributing Less to Workers' Health Savings Accounts news

Enrollment in high-deductible plans is up, but employees are getting less help saving for expenses

Study Ties Frequent Antibiotic Use to Higher Odds for Type 2 Diabetes news

Data on 1 million people suggests a higher risk of the illness linked to changes in gut microbes

FDA Warns of Cardiac Effect When Heart Drug Mixed With Hepatitis C Meds news

Adding Harvoni or Sovaldi to amiodarone could cause dangerous slowing of heart rate, agency says

New Ebola Vaccine Shows Promise in Human Trials news

It appeared to provoke good immune response in Chinese study, but larger trials are needed

Ebola May Hit Young Children Hardest, Study Finds news

Babies, toddlers get sick faster and die sooner than older children and adults, study finds

Premature Deaths Down in 60 Percent of U.S. Counties news

D.C. leads with a drop of almost one-third, reports County Health Rankings

Health Highlights: March 25, 2015 news

  • New Anthrax Drug Approved by FDA
  • Blue Bell Ice Cream Products Recall Expanded
  • Oldest Evidence of Breast Cancer Found in Egypt
  • Distractions a Major Cause of Teen Car Crashes: Study

Scientists Spot Gene Tied to Severe Autism in Girls news

Research aims to get at root causes of the disorder

Many May Be OK to Drive 2 Weeks After Getting New Hip: Study news

Advances in surgery, rehabilitation and pain management have hastened return to normal

Malpractice Fears Spurring Most ER Docs to Order Unnecessary Tests news

Study found 97 percent said they had patients undergo procedures that weren't medically needed

Exfoliate With Care, Dermatologist Urges news

Before beginning any treatments, consult with a doctor

Many With Alzheimer's Aren't Told of Diagnosis by Doctor: Report news

Researchers found patients were more likely to be informed only after their disease had advanced

In Nursing, Men Still Paid More Than Women: Study news

Female RNs shortchanged more than $5,000 a year, researchers say

School Dismissal a Dangerous Time for Kids Getting Hit By Cars news

Study authors and expert say better supervision, less smartphone use might cut the risk