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Depression

Nature Walks With Others May Keep Depression at Bay news

Study found they lowered stress levels, lifted spirits after illness, job loss, divorce, death of loved one

Special Therapy May Help Relieve 'Complicated Grief' news

Standard depression treatment is less successful after a loved one dies, study finds

One Dose of Antidepressant Changes Brain Connections, Study Says news

Researchers eventually hope to predict who will respond to a drug and who won't

Blood Test Spots Adult Depression: Study news

It's as accurate as current methods, but can also confirm recovery, researchers contend

The Parenting Trap: Coddling Anxious Kids news

Trying to protect children from source of anxiety may make things worse, researchers say

Sibling Bullies May Leave Lasting Effects news

Study links harassment at home to higher levels of depression, anxiety

Serious Childhood Burns Tied to Long-Term Mental Health Risks news

Adults injured by fire when young are at increased odds of depression, study finds

Electrical Pulses to Scalp May Boost Memory: Study news

But years of research remain before this therapy could treat brain disorders, experts say

Study: Young Adults Who Had Depression Have 'Hyper-Connected' Brain Networks news

Finding might help predict, prevent and treat the disorder, researchers say

Talk Therapy Plus Meds May Be Best for Severe Depression news

But combination isn't better than drugs alone for those with mild or chronic mood disorder, study says

Robin Williams Had Early Stage Parkinson's Disease, Wife Reveals news

Psychiatrist says you can't necessarily link the nerve disease diagnosis with his suicide

Robin Williams Had Parkinson's Disease, Wife Says news

He wasn't ready to share diagnosis publicly before he took his life this week, she revealed

Study Hints at Link Between Poor Sleep, Suicide Risk news

But the research involving older adults doesn't prove cause and effect

Malnutrition Threatens Many U.S. Seniors Seen at ERs news

Depression, dental problems, difficulty buying groceries among most common reasons, study finds

Robin Williams' Death Shines Light on Depression, Substance Abuse news

Doctors say there are effective treatments for both disorders that can help many people

Fitness May Help Ward Off Depression in Girls news

Being in good physical condition likely to help boys avoid the blues too, expert says

Coaching May Help Diabetics Battle Depression, Disease Better news

Study found mental health sessions allowed patients to manage blood sugar levels more effectively

Preschoolers Can Suffer From Depression, Too news

Study finds that these kids may be plagued by the condition throughout childhood

Scientists Shed Light on Link Between Depression, Dementia news

Researchers deem depression an independent risk factor for dementia

Extra Exercise Could Help Depressed Smokers Quit: Study news

Withdrawal symptoms, cravings are harder on people with mood disorders, researchers say

Soldiers' Use of Mental Health Services Up, Stigma Down, Study Finds news

But two-thirds who need care still don't seek it, researchers say

Depression May Make It Harder to Beat Prostate Cancer news

Men with both conditions have worse survival odds, study contends

Some Teens May Face Emotional Problems After Concussion news

Those with light or noise sensitivities post-injury seem to be more affected, study found

Stress, Depression May Boost Stroke Risk, Study Finds news

Anger didn't seem to have an effect, researchers noted

Study: Common HIV Drug May Boost Suicide Risk news

Patients taking efavirenz should be assessed for depression, researchers say

Mental Health

ADHD Can Hamper School Performance as Early as 2nd Grade, Study Says news

Researchers report problems with reading, math, social skills

Emotional Life Lingers for Alzheimer's Patients, Even as Memory Fades news

Study found that feelings tied to a loved one's visits remain, even if patient soon fails to recall the event

American Doctor Exposed to Ebola Admitted to NIH Hospital news

The patient was working in West Africa; not clear if infection occurred

Drug Gives Big Survival Boost Against Type of Advanced Breast Cancer news

Women with HER2-positive tumors gained an average 16 more months of life with Perjeta, study finds

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Set for Saturday news

Sites will accept medicines no longer needed that pose risks if accidentally consumed, stolen, misused

Behavioral Therapy Deemed Best for Social Phobia news

But finding a specialist isn't easy, experts say

Health Tip: Health Tip: Are Your Teeth in a Grind? news

Suggestions for people who grind teeth

Stress Might Be Even More Unhealthy for the Obese news

Repeated exposure tied to escalation of inflammatory protein levels, but only in overweight people, study finds

Can All Work and No Play Make You Diabetic? news

Blue-collar jobs of 55 hours a week or more might raise your risk, study says

E-Cigarette Use Among Adult Nonsmokers Levels Off: CDC news

But fourfold increase seen among current, former smokers, many of whom still smoke cigarettes

Nature Walks With Others May Keep Depression at Bay news

Study found they lowered stress levels, lifted spirits after illness, job loss, divorce, death of loved one

Special Therapy May Help Relieve 'Complicated Grief' news

Standard depression treatment is less successful after a loved one dies, study finds

Researchers Evaluate Blood Test for Psychosis news

Study provides insight into schizophrenia

Many Kids With ADHD May Be Missing Out on Talk Therapy news

Study finds just one in four taking medication gets additional treatment

Health Tip: Ward Off Stress news

Focus on what you can control

U.S. Pledges Millions to Study Ways to Ease Soldiers' Pain news

Thirteen projects will look at alternative therapies, in hopes of lessening use of narcotic painkillers

Brain Chemical May Help Control Tourette 'Tics' news

Scientists say their finding may lead to new treatments for the disorder

3rd U.S. Aid Worker Infected With Ebola Released From Hospital news

Treatments included experimental drug and blood transfusions from a fellow medical missionary who survived the virus

Drinking Alcohol More Common on Exercise Days news

Study authors say it's not clear why physical activity and alcohol appear linked

Can Media Multitasking Alter Your Brain? news

The more wired you are, the less dense your gray matter, study suggests

Study: Family-Based Therapy Can Aid Those With Anorexia news

Teaching parents to help their children with eating behaviors may lead to faster weight gain, researchers say

Blood Test Might Predict Speed of Recovery From Surgery: Study news

Activity of some white blood cells may provide clues to healing time

Younger Age at First Drink, Higher Odds for Problem Drinking: Study news

How soon teen gets drunk after trying first drink also raises risk, researchers report

Anti-Smoking Policies May Also Curtail Drinking news

Study: Where smoking declines, so does consumption of beer, hard liquor

Health Tip: Get Fit With a Buddy news

It's easier than going it alone

General Health

American Doctor Exposed to Ebola Admitted to NIH Hospital news

The patient was working in West Africa; not clear if infection occurred

40 States, District of Columbia Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids news

Health officials also investigating whether germ is tied to cases of muscle weakness in 9 Colorado children

Doctors' Group Issues Painkiller Guidelines news

Narcotics too risky in many cases, American Academy of Neurology says

Too Many Heart Scans May Pose Radiation Risks, Cardiologists Say news

American Heart Association urges doctors to make sure patient understands dangers, test is appropriate

Health Highlights: Sept. 29, 2014 news

  • Tobacco Companies' Strong Warnings on E-Cigs Raise Eyebrows
  • Drug Greatly Extends Breast Cancer Patients' Survival: Study

Scientists Detect Early Sign of Pancreatic Cancer news

Finding might lead one day to test for a disease that's hard to detect before advanced stages

Health Tip: Building a Safe Swing Set news

Make sure anchors are below ground

Medical Implant Devices Skate Through Review Process, Studies Claim news

Researchers criticize FDA for lax oversight; agency defends its approach

Avoid the Fall Sports Injury Trap news

Most common injuries come from overuse, experts say

Ban Electronics in Kids' Bedrooms, Expert Says news

Electronic lights, action keep kids up at night and can impact school performance

Stress Might Be Even More Unhealthy for the Obese news

Repeated exposure tied to escalation of inflammatory protein levels, but only in overweight people, study finds

Preemies May Have Stronger Immune Systems Than Suspected news

Study finds infant's cells can mount inflammatory response to bacteria

Health Highlights: Sept. 26, 2014 news

  • Ebola Vaccines Coming in Next Few Months: WHO
  • Foster Farms Chicken Strip Products Recalled

Breast-Feeding May Cut Risk for Aggressive Breast Cancer in Black Women news

Finding was specific to tough-to-treat estrogen receptor-negative tumors, researchers say

Daytime May Be Better for Gallbladder Removal news

Night surgeries linked to more invasive procedures, study finds

Increasing Skirt Sizes May Hike Your Breast Cancer Risk: Study news

British researchers suggest that going up a size every 10 years raised chances of disease by 33 percent

Whooping Cough Vaccine Rates During Pregnancy Fall Short: CDC news

Infants at highest risk for illness and death from the infection

3rd U.S. Aid Worker Infected With Ebola Released From Hospital news

Treatments included experimental drug and blood transfusions from a fellow medical missionary who survived the virus

Nearly 5 Percent of Young U.S. Women Have Chlamydia: CDC news

They should be screened yearly for the sexually transmitted disease, experts say

Rabies Shots for Dogs Would Save People in Developing Countries: Study news

Canine saliva primary source of potentially deadly infections in Third World nations

Half of HIV-Positive Gay Men in U.S. Aren't Getting Proper Treatment news

CDC report recommends greater effort to boost HIV testing and retain patients in care

Health Highlights: Sept. 25, 2014 news

  • U.S. Nurses Stage Ebola 'Die-in'
  • 3 Retired NYC Firefighters Die on Same Day From 9/11 Ills
  • U.S. Issues New Rules for Dangerous Biology Research
  • New Chantix Label Suggests Low Risk of Suicidal Behavior

Researchers Evaluate Blood Test for Psychosis news

Study provides insight into schizophrenia

U.S. Pledges Millions to Study Ways to Ease Soldiers' Pain news

Thirteen projects will look at alternative therapies, in hopes of lessening use of narcotic painkillers