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Depression

'You've Got Cancer' Can Take Devastating Mental Toll news

Study finds higher rates of depression, anxiety, substance abuse just before and after a diagnosis

Mindfulness Therapy May Help Ease Recurrent Depression news

Review of 9 studies suggests it helps patients better cope with troubling thoughts and emotions

Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplements Might Boost Antidepressants' Effects news

Data from 8 randomized clinical trials suggests a benefit, but consult with your doctor first, experts say

Talk Therapy May Help Depressed Teens Who Shun Antidepressants news

Cognitive behavioral therapy can help boost mood without drugs, experts say

Depression Common for Heart Attack Survivors, And More May Need Help news

Swedish study found patients were often depressed, but fewer than half got treatment

Depression More Common in Kids Who Join Gangs, Study Finds news

And mental health problems, such as suicidal thoughts, seemed to worsen after they joined

Severe Depression Linked to Dementia in Seniors news

As depression worsens, the risk of thinking and memory problems may double, research suggests

Study: Many Vets Struggle With Suicidal Thoughts, Need More Help From VA news

Survey reveals 65 percent who considered suicide have never received mental health treatment

ER Screenings Could Help Prevent Suicide: Study news

Checking patients for risk factors should be part of routine ER care, researcher says

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Tied to Depression news

Study found a 23 percent increased risk compared to men who received other treatments, but overall risk relatively low

Treating Depression Might Help Stem Heart Woes: Study news

Effective treatment shown to lower risk of major cardiovascular complications, researchers report

Pediatricians Vary Widely in Diagnosing ADHD, Depression news

5 years of data show 15 percent of kids diagnosed with mental health condition; most prescribed drugs

Even Controlled, Epilepsy May Still Cause Problems for Kids news

Study finds social and educational issues may be a concern as children get older

Genes May Link Risks for Pot Use, Depression news

Researchers say they found gene variants that boost the risk for marijuana dependence

How to Tell If Your Teen Has a Mental Health Problem news

1 in 5 kids develop a serious problem but many go years without treatment, psychiatrist says

Pets Help Homeless Youth, Study Finds news

They're less likely to engage in harmful behaviors, but many shelters won't accept animals

'Love Hormone' Levels in Pregnancy May Point to Risk for Postpartum Depression news

Goal is to identify and treat this mental health issue early

Could Lots of Time Spent on Social Media Be Tied to Depression? news

Study did not prove cause-and-effect, and researchers say more investigation is needed

Depression Tied to Worse Outcomes for Heart Patients news

Heart attack, early death more common in depressed patients, study suggests

Young Transgender Women May Face Mental Health Woes news

But study looked at a specific, high-risk group, so findings may not apply to all, researchers say

Women Who've Battled Postpartum Depression Often Limit Family Size news

They're unlikely to have more than two kids, researchers say

Neighborhood Rats as Depressing as Crime, Study Finds news

Research suggests rodent infestations are 'underappreciated' stressor

Anxiety, Depression May Reduce Women's Success With IVF: Study news

Researchers link these mental health problems to lower rates of pregnancy and live births

Still Tired After Getting Your Zzz's? You Might Have Sleep Apnea news

What you need to know about a breathing problem that can disrupt your sleep

MS Patients May Be Prone to Other Chronic Illnesses, Study Finds news

High blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and depression among common co-existing conditions

Mental Health

'You've Got Cancer' Can Take Devastating Mental Toll news

Study finds higher rates of depression, anxiety, substance abuse just before and after a diagnosis

Many Manly Men Avoid Needed Health Care news

Gender stereotypes can have dangerous consequences, research suggests

Got Unwanted Pills? Drug Take-Back Day Is April 30 news

National effort coordinates drop-off sites to keep prescriptions out of the hands of abusers

Could a Cellular Tweak Someday 'Switch Off' Gray Hair? news

Scientists spot a molecular signal controlling skin and hair color

Mindfulness Therapy May Help Ease Recurrent Depression news

Review of 9 studies suggests it helps patients better cope with troubling thoughts and emotions

Young Gay, Bisexual Men May Be at Higher Risk for Suicide, Study Finds news

They were much more likely to attempt to harm themselves than older counterparts, and blacks were also vulnerable

Kids From Poorer Families May Have Worse Food Allergy Care news

Parents often have fewer dollars for medication, preventive measures, study finds

Sleep Doesn't Come Easy to Those With Brain Injuries news

And that may affect daytime performance at work or school, research suggests

Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplements Might Boost Antidepressants' Effects news

Data from 8 randomized clinical trials suggests a benefit, but consult with your doctor first, experts say

Early Emotional Support May Help Kids Manage Feelings Later news

Preschool children given high levels of caring showed specific brain changes

E-Cigarette Ads May Help Lure Teens to the Habit: Study news

Researchers, experts call for ban on such promotions, much like what happened with tobacco cigarette ads

Expert Offers Advice on Treating Corns, Calluses news

Hardened skin patches often caused by friction, dermatologist says

Painkiller Addiction Relapse More Likely for Some news

Later age when first taking drugs, injecting drugs, using tranquilizers all implicated, study says

Most Americans Turn to Prayer for Healing, Survey Finds news

Nearly 9 out of 10 have asked for divine intervention for someone else

U.S. Suicide Rate Up 24 Percent Since 1999: CDC news

Rates climbed the most among middle-aged men and girls aged 10 to 14

FDA Proposes Ban on 'Shock' Device Used to Curb Self-Harm news

The therapy carries too many risks that updated labeling can't eliminate, the agency says

No Link Between Anti-Smoking Drugs, Mental Health Issues: Study news

Meds like Chantix and Wellbutrin may be safer to use than smokers often realize, research suggests

Heavy Pot Use in Teen Years Linked to Shortened Life news

But Swedish study couldn't prove marijuana caused premature deaths

Retirement Can Be Golden for Your Health news

When people stop working, they sit less, move more and get a better night's sleep, study says

Celebrity Cases May Help Spur Rise in Double Mastectomies news

Many women now think it's the best treatment for breast cancer, study suggests

Alcohol, Processed Meats May Raise Stomach Cancer Risk news

Excess weight also seems to boost chances of disease, and risk increases as three factors increase, researchers report

Eating Disorders Seem More Common in Schools Where Girls Predominate news

And schools with kids from more educated parents also had higher rates, study found

Nagging Your Kids About Weight Might Backfire news

Children added pounds if parents thought they were heavy, research suggests

Anatomy May Be Key to Female Orgasm news

Location of clitoris appears to make all the difference, researchers say

Rich-Poor Life Expectancy Gap Shrinking for U.S. Youth news

Policies to boost health among poorer Americans may be paying off, researchers say

General Health

Building Muscle Could Boost the Body's Most Important Muscle news

People with heart disease should prioritize weight training over weight loss, study says

Teen Birth Rate at Record Low in U.S. news

They're delaying sex, using more effective birth control, CDC researcher says

Health Highlights: April 28, 2016 news

  • Wide Variation in Health Care Costs Across the U.S.: Study
  • Smokers Should Switch to E-Cigarettes: U.K. Medical Group
  • Hawaii Reaches Milestone in Dengue Fever Outbreak

Could a Cellular Tweak Someday 'Switch Off' Gray Hair? news

Scientists spot a molecular signal controlling skin and hair color

'Freckle' Gene Might Make You Look Older news

Scientists say certain genetic variations can add 2 years to your face

Kids From Poorer Families May Have Worse Food Allergy Care news

Parents often have fewer dollars for medication, preventive measures, study finds

Psoriasis Tied to Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes news

A genetic link is one theory for the possible association, researchers say

1 in 4 Hospitalized Newborns Gets Heartburn Drugs, Despite Risks news

Study shows use is common, but prior research suggests a danger to babies

Sleep Doesn't Come Easy to Those With Brain Injuries news

And that may affect daytime performance at work or school, research suggests

Health Highlights: April 27, 2016 news

  • More Than 4.5 Million Pounds of Pilgrim's Pride Chicken Products Recalled
  • FDA Must Ban Concentrated Caffeine Products: Critics
  • WWE Star Chyna's Brain Being Donated for Research

U.S. Health Report Card Finds Racial, Ethnic Disparities Persist news

But infant death rates, numbers of uninsured are improving, government analysis reveals

Antibody Shot Protects Monkeys From HIV-Like Infection news

New approach might one day give doctors another treatment option or a way to develop an AIDS vaccine

Skateboarding Mishaps Send 176 U.S. Kids to ERs Every Day news

Protective gear is essential for preventing injuries, experts say

The 7 Deadliest Emergency General Surgeries news

Gastrointestinal and bowel operations top the list because they're often done without planning or preparation, experts say

Norovirus a Costly Bug news

It sickens nearly 700 million people worldwide each year, costs $4 billion to treat, study says

Drug for Yeast Infections May Raise Miscarriage Risk, FDA Warns news

Agency recommends alternatives to fluconazole for mothers-to-be until its review is complete

Health Highlights: April 26, 2016 news

  • Letters Alerting Women About Dense Breast Tissue Often Tough to Understand: Study
  • Gold Emblem Tea Recalled by CVS
  • FDA Panel Votes Against Approval of Drug for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Pharmacists Can Manage Some Chronic Conditions Effectively, Study Suggests news

But it's not clear if they could reduce symptoms more or help you live longer than your doctor can

Temporarily Turning Blue Sometimes Normal for Babies, Doctors Say news

American Academy of Pediatrics refines guideline on what's called a 'brief resolved unexplained event'

More Kids Being Poisoned by Detergent Pods: Study news

Parents of young kids should not have these products in the home, experts say

Health Highlights: April 25, 2016 news

  • San Francisco Bans Smoking in Parks to Protect Animals

Certain Cancers Seem Less Likely for Kids of Hispanic Moms Born Outside U.S. news

Analyzing immigrant population can help identify tumor causes, researcher says

Bed Bugs Drawn to Red and Black Colors news

Critters strongly prefer those bedroom hues to green and yellow, study found

Nipple-Preserving Mastectomies Appear Safe for High-Risk Women: Study news

Preventive breast surgeries with nipple intact don't raise breast cancer risk, researchers report

Expert Offers Advice on Treating Corns, Calluses news

Hardened skin patches often caused by friction, dermatologist says