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Apathy Might Signal Brain Shrinkage in Old Age: Study news

But the findings only show an association; they don't prove cause and effect, experts say

Young Dads at Risk of Depressive Symptoms, Study Finds news

But experts stress findings don't mean fatherhood at an early age dooms men to clinical depression

Study Ties Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Boys news

But the risk is low, and it's important to treat depression in pregnant women, experts say

Civilians in War Zones Also Suffer Mental Health Problems: Study news

The more life-threatening events that workers employed by military faced, the more anxiety, anger they felt

ICU-Related Depression Often Overlooked, Study Finds news

One-third of patients exhibit physical symptoms, not the usual mood behaviors

Depression May Be Linked to Heart Failure news

Stress hormones likely play contributing role, but more research needed, study says

More Than 1 Million Americans Caring for Injured Veterans: Report news

Few public or private programs offer direct support to these caregivers, researchers say

Depressed Diabetics May Face Higher Risk of Kidney Disease news

Study suggests connection is more about physical changes than patients' self-care

Electrical Brain Stimulation Might Help Fibromyalgia Patients news

Small French study saw improvement in people's mood, quality of life

Scientists Use Stem Cells to Study Bipolar Disorder news

Approach may further understanding of this mental illness

Scientists Spot Another Group of Genes That May Raise Depression Risk news

But it's not clear if there's a direct connection, and other genes also likely play a role, experts say

Mental Illness to Blame for 10 Percent of Kids' Hospitalizations: Study news

Shortage of psychiatrists, psychologists makes it harder to treat children who need help, experts say

ICU Patients May Face Mental Health Issues After Discharge news

Study finds diagnoses for depression, anxiety increase within 3 months of ICU stay

Does Self-Esteem Affect Seniors' Health? news

Small study tied higher levels of stress hormone to less well-being in older adults

Meditation May Help Teens Cope With Cancer news

Practicing mindfulness lowers odds of depression, small study suggests

Energy Drinks Popular With Troubled Teens, Study Says news

Kids who are depressed or use alcohol or marijuana often consume the beverages, researchers report

More Evidence That Bullying Raises Kids' Suicide Risk news

But findings don't confirm a cause-and-effect link

For Young Couples, Violence Can Harm Both Sides news

Experience raised depression risk as victim and aggressor moved into young adulthood, researchers report

Hearing Loss Tied to Depression in Study news

Women, non-seniors more likely to be affected this way, researchers say

Moving Out of Poor Neighborhood May Disrupt Boys' Mental Health: Study news

However, girls tend to do better with upward mobility, researchers say

Psychiatric Ills Widespread Among U.S. Soldiers: Studies news

Rates exceed those found in general population; may help explain increase in suicides, researchers say

Too Often, Doctors Miss Suicide's Warning Signs: Study news

Many victims saw a physician just prior to the suicide, but less than half got mental health diagnosis

Stigma of Mental Illness Remains Barrier to Treatment news

Shame, embarrassment add to 'toxic' effect of stigma, study authors say

Are Kids Born to Older Dads at Risk for Mental Health Woes? news

Large Swedish study found higher rates of autism, ADHD and other disorders, but expert says the risk is small

Health Tip: Depression and Heart Disease news

Exercise will help brighten your day

Mental Health

A Little Wine Might Help Kidneys Stay Healthy news

Less than a glass a day may also help the heart in those who already have kidney disease, researchers found

Religious Music a High Note for Older Christians news

Reduced anxiety, other mental health benefits noted in survey

Pot Smoking May Pose Heart Dangers, Study Suggests news

But some believe the study is flawed

Research Shows Ways to Speed Stroke Care news

Studies looked at improvements in ER, specially equipped ambulance that could deliver clot-busting drug

People With More Education May Recover Better From Brain Injury news

Study looked at adults hurt in motor vehicle crashes, falls

Mental Illness Not a Driving Force Behind Crime: Study news

Few crimes committed by mentally ill patients were directly linked to symptoms, researcher notes

Spouse's Sunny Outlook May Be Good for Your Health news

Physical well-being seems to get a boost from having an optimistic partner, study finds

Fear Won't Boost Exam Scores: Study news

Researchers found scare tactics could actually backfire, result in lower grades

Two Drugs Work Equally Well for Epileptic Seizures in Kids: Study news

Ativan, Valium both good options for emergency treatment, experts say

Certain Type of Brain Malformation May Be Best Left Alone news

Saying no to surgery, radiation tied to better outcomes in study of abnormal brain connections

Language Problems Common for Kids With ADHD, Study Finds news

Anxiety often goes hand in hand with attention disorder, too

False-Positive Mammograms Don't Deter Women From Future Screening: Study news

While most experienced short-term anxiety, it was gone within a year, researchers say

Guys, Don't Bother Trying to Sound Sexy news

Study says this is something only women can accomplish

Too Little Sleep May Add to Teen Health Problems news

Most surveyed got 6 hours or less shuteye a night, and experts blame electronic devices in bedrooms

How to Keep Your Fitness Goals on Track news

Start with a workout plan that's a good fit for you, expert says

Extroverts Happier Regardless of Culture, Study Finds news

Researchers compared college students in five nations

Scientists Probe What Makes People Get Their Groove On news

Offbeat rhythms of funk, hip-hip, R and B work best to get listeners on the dance floor, study finds

How to Make 'Low-Cal' Menu Options More Palatable news

Study authors recommend not grouping these dishes together

Happy Couples Nestle Together at Night, Survey Finds news

Respondents were unhappier with relationship as sleeping distance grew

Certain Sedatives Tied to Breathing Problems in Older COPD Patients news

Study author urges caution for doctors prescribing benzodiazepines to this group

Stress Tied to Worse Allergy Symptoms news

Study found those with hay fever who had high levels of stress suffered more severe symptoms

Health Tip: Avoid Emotional Driving news

Suggestions to stay calm and focused

Creative Pursuits Might Boost Your Job Performance news

Study finds association between self-expression, improved problem-solving skills

Chimps Prefer Firm 'Mattress' news

Like humans, they're highly selective about where they sleep, researcher says

Key Brain 'Networks' May Differ in Autism, Study Suggests news

Neural systems tied to gauging social cues appear 'over-connected' in children with the disorder

General Health

Research Shows Ways to Speed Stroke Care news

Studies looked at improvements in ER, specially equipped ambulance that could deliver clot-busting drug

Early Sign of Kidney Disease Often Ignored, Study Says news

Doctors can easily test for excess protein in urine

Athletic Trainers First Line of Treatment for Young Basketballers: Study news

Many high school athletes assessed for sprains, strains outside the hospital

Gene Therapy May Enhance Cochlear Implants, Animal Study Finds news

Growth of cells in inner ear may boost sound sensitivity, researchers say

Health Tip: Signs Your Child Has An Overuse Injury news

Is the child in pain while exercising?

People With More Education May Recover Better From Brain Injury news

Study looked at adults hurt in motor vehicle crashes, falls

Health Highlights: April 23, 2014 news

  • Ebola Death Toll in West Africa at 147: WHO
  • U.S. Issues Rules to Reduce Coal Miners' Risk of Black Lung
  • Artificial Retina Restores Vision

Aspirin's Ability to Prevent Colon Cancer May Depend on Your Genes news

Benefit was seen only with enzyme present, but study isn't definitive

People Seek Out Health Info When Famous Person Dies news

Survey found Steve Jobs' death in 2011 spurred Americans to learn more about pancreatic cancer

Majority of Americans Support Obamacare Birth Control Provision: Survey news

Nearly 7 of 10 favor universal health plan coverage for contraceptives

Eye 'Training' May Help Restore Some Vision Lost to Glaucoma news

Gains seen after 3 months using experimental computer program, study says

Two Drugs Work Equally Well for Epileptic Seizures in Kids: Study news

Ativan, Valium both good options for emergency treatment, experts say

Could Cow Fertilizer Help Spread Antibiotic Resistance? news

Researchers found high levels of genes for drug resistance in manure from dairy cattle

Glaucoma Drug May Help Reverse Obesity-Related Vision Loss news

Study gave Diamox, along with weight-loss plan, to patients with a different eye disease

Health Highlights: April 22, 2014 news

  • Paper Money Carries Thousands of Types of Bacteria: Study
  • HealthCare.gov Users Told to Change Passwords
  • New Muscular Dystrophy Drug's Chances for Approval Improve
  • Oscar Mayer Wieners Recalled

Certain Type of Brain Malformation May Be Best Left Alone news

Saying no to surgery, radiation tied to better outcomes in study of abnormal brain connections

New Drugs May Help Prevent Migraines news

Two early trials show two experimental compounds reduced number of headaches for sufferers

For Teen Drivers, Unruly Passengers May Be Greater Threat Than Phones news

Findings underscore importance of license restrictions, researchers say

No Connection Between Induced Labor, Autism: Obgyns news

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists advises against changes to current practice

Too Much Codeine Still Prescribed to U.S. Kids: Study news

ERs give potentially dangerous drug to thousands of children each year

Health Highlights: April 21, 2014 news

  • HealthCare.gov Users Told to Change Passwords
  • New Muscular Dystrophy Drug's Chances for Approval Improve
  • Oscar Mayer Wieners Recalled

Too Little Sleep May Add to Teen Health Problems news

Most surveyed got 6 hours or less shuteye a night, and experts blame electronic devices in bedrooms

Start Tornado Preparation Now, Expert Advises news

Decide ahead of time where to take shelter