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Depression

Estrogen May Influence Women's Depression Risk news

Early menstruation, more frequent periods seem to make sad times less likely, researchers suggest

Antidepressants in Pregnancy Tied to Slight Increase in Autism news

But difference in risk is quite small, experts say

Losing Medicaid Tough on People Battling Depression: Study news

Breaks in coverage result in more ER visits and longer hospital stays, research finds

No Sign That Antidepressants in Pregnancy Harm Kids' Brains: Study news

Large Swedish study found no link between mom's use of the drugs and kid's intellectual disability

Med Switch Not Always Best Choice With Tough Depression news

Adding an antipsychotic or a second antidepressant may produce better results, researchers say

Half of Opioid Prescriptions Go to People With Mental Illness news

Those with psychological conditions more likely to overdose or have other problems tied to painkillers

Concussion in High School Doesn't Boost Depression Risk: Study news

And another study found no long-term decline in quality of life after these head injuries

Depression May Worsen Health for Cancer Caregivers news

Identifying signs early on might help protect these loved ones, study suggests

Popular Heartburn Meds Don't Raise Alzheimer's Risk: Study news

New research debunks other studies suggesting that medications used to treat ulcers, reflux cause mental decline

Poor Sleep May Worsen Suicidal Thoughts news

Treating insomnia might help improve emotional well-being, researchers suggest

Electric Brain Stimulation No Better Than Meds For Depression: Study news

Novel treatment may need to be tailored to each patient, mental health expert says

Suicide Risk Especially High for U.S. Farmers news

Other occupations have lower rates, study says

Depressed Back Pain Patients Often Get Opioids news

Study finds they are also more apt to get higher doses of the highly addictive painkillers

Nearly 10 Million U.S. Adults Suffer From Mental Illness news

More than a third aren't getting help, federal study says

Depression Can Slow Hospital Patients' Recovery: Study news

Screening for the mood disorder is important for successful healing, psychiatrist says

Heart Risks to Fetus From Bipolar Drug May Be Lower Than Thought news

Pregnant women taking lithium should discuss any concerns with doctor, researchers say

Antidepressants During Pregnancy Safe for Baby: Study news

It finds newborns aren't more likely to be irritable, hard to feed or sleepless

Chronic Pain Common in Adults With Depression, Anxiety news

Study finds the double whammy is a significant and growing health problem

What You Need to Know About Antidepressants news

They work by affecting brain chemicals that regulate mood, FDA explains

Conquering One Big Cancer Side Effect: Fear news

Three new therapy programs provide much-needed psychological support, researchers report

Can Online Treatment Replace Your Therapist? news

For people with mild or moderate depression, web-based versions might help, study finds

Suicide Risk Is High for Psychiatric Patients Long After Discharge From Care news

Monitoring by doctors, family and friends is crucial, researchers and experts say

Transgender People Report More Health Problems news

Disparities can't be explained by lower income, other factors, researcher says

Depression Often a Precursor to Falls in Elderly People news

But study found proper dose of psychiatric drugs might erase that danger

Autism's 'Worryingly' High Suicide Rates Spur Conference news

Signs of depression may differ from those seen in general population, researcher says

Mental Health

Walking the Dog, All the Way to Better Health news

Even in bad weather, seniors get about 30 minutes of daily activity by taking care of their pet

Is the 'Anti-Statin' Trend Threatening Lives? news

Internet-fueled movement has heart experts concerned about potential consequences

Nearly All Autopsied NFL Players Show Trauma-Linked Brain Disease news

No position on the football field seemed to confer protection, study says

Treating ADHD May Help Curb Later Drinking, Drug Problems news

For people with the disorder, meds like Ritalin linked to lower rates of alcohol, drug abuse, study finds

Is Kissing Etiquette 'Hardwired?' news

Study finds most people turn their head to the right before they pucker up

One Stroke Raises Risk for Another, Even Years Later: Study news

Ongoing care is essential to prevent recurrence, experts say

Meds by Monthly Injection Might Revolutionize HIV Care news

If findings replicated, a shot every month or two could replace daily pills, scientists say

Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. Adults Has Mental Illness or Drug Problem news

New Jersey is the mentally healthiest state, report finds

Estrogen May Influence Women's Depression Risk news

Early menstruation, more frequent periods seem to make sad times less likely, researchers suggest

Most Murdered U.S. Women Killed By Husbands, Boyfriends, Exes news

Federal report on decade of statistics shows over half of deaths were caused by intimate partners

Antidepressants in Pregnancy Tied to Slight Increase in Autism news

But difference in risk is quite small, experts say

Targeting 9 Risk Factors Could Prevent 1 in 3 Dementia Cases: Study news

Reducing mid-life hearing loss might make the biggest difference

Laser Therapy Shows Promise Against Eye 'Floaters' news

These spots in vision can increase with age, researchers note

Senator McCain Faces a Tough Cancer Foe news

The median survival for glioblastoma patients is about 15 months, oncologists say

Oxygen Therapy Revives Brain of Toddler Who Nearly Drowned news

Shrunken areas of brain tissue actually re-grew after treatment, doctor says

Can Fetal Alcohol Damage Be Undone? news

Two common medications show promise in lab rats, researchers report

Losing Medicaid Tough on People Battling Depression: Study news

Breaks in coverage result in more ER visits and longer hospital stays, research finds

Easing Opioid Dose May Improve Pain and Quality of Life news

Slowly lowering the drug amount also helps people get off the medications, study author says

Women Driven to Be Thinner When Husband Is Hot news

But study finds the dynamic doesn't work the other way around

Create Your Own Quit-Smoking Plan news

Change habits that foster tobacco use

Many People Can't Spot a Faked Photo, Study Finds news

Participants only did slightly better than chance when identifying altered images

Special Training Plus Medication Might Help People With Advanced Alzheimer's news

Skills lost, such as dressing or bathing, can potentially be relearned, small study suggests

Not All Plant Foods Are Equal news

Analysis found that only healthy fruits, vegetables and grains guarded against heart disease

Teens Keep Building Bone After They Stop Growing: Study news

10 percent of bone mass accumulates after teens reach their adult height, making healthy habits a must

General Health

Many Primary Care Docs May Miss Prediabetes news

Fewer than 1 in 10 surveyed named all risk factors identified by the American Diabetes Association

Senate Prepares for Health Care Vote news

It's a pivotal step in GOP's seven-year goal to dismantle Obamacare

Noise Pollution a Problem in Black Urban Neighborhoods news

Biggest differences seen between black and white areas, study finds

Is the 'Anti-Statin' Trend Threatening Lives? news

Internet-fueled movement has heart experts concerned about potential consequences

Walking the Dog, All the Way to Better Health news

Even in bad weather, seniors get about 30 minutes of daily activity by taking care of their pet

Health Highlights: July 25, 2017 news

  • Buying Time-Saving Services Makes People Happier: Study
  • Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program Cut by Trump

U.S. Kids Overdosing on Dietary Supplements news

Children under age 6 most often affected, study finds

Most American Men Qualify as 'Overfat' news

Most women and a lot of kids also appear to have excessive fat, study of developed nations reports

Just a Few Vaccine Refusers Could Endanger Many news

A 5 percent drop in coverage could trigger a tripling of measles cases in young kids, study finds

Health Highlights: July 24, 2017 news

  • Charlie Gard's Parents Halt Legal Fight
  • Bush's Baked Beans Recalled
  • African Boy Achieves HIV Remission Without Drugs
  • Cancer Patients' Gray Hair Turns Dark While Taking New Immune Drugs

Meds by Monthly Injection Might Revolutionize HIV Care news

If findings replicated, a shot every month or two could replace daily pills, scientists say

Obese Don't Have to Lose Weight Before Joint Replacement: Study news

It's ideal to drop pounds first, but the procedure's benefits may outweigh risk if you can't

What's Ahead for Health Care Reform in 2018? news

Higher premiums, fewer choices, less time could confront consumers shopping for insurance, analysts say

Making the Most of Childhood Wellness Visits news

Advance preparation can help get your questions answered

Estrogen May Influence Women's Depression Risk news

Early menstruation, more frequent periods seem to make sad times less likely, researchers suggest

High-Dose Flu Shot May Help Nursing Home Residents Avoid Hospital news

Rates of all-cause admission were significantly lower for elderly who got the stronger vaccine, study found

Health Highlights: July 21, 2017 news

  • Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Dead at 41
  • Fresno Program Aims to Eliminate Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes

Cows May Offer Clues to an AIDS Vaccine news

Their rapid reaction to immunization makes them potential guinea pigs, study suggests

Surgery for ACL Tear Often Successful Over Long Term news

Even 10 years after procedure, many still playing sports, study finds

Travelers to Europe Need Measles Protection: CDC news

15 countries have reported outbreaks so far this year

Scans May Show Consciousness in 'Comatose' Patients news

Bedside exams often miss subtle signs that patient is 'awake,' study says

Wider Access to Meds Cuts Global AIDS Deaths in Half news

But eastern Europe and Middle East are falling behind, U.N. report says

Oxygen Therapy Revives Brain of Toddler Who Nearly Drowned news

Shrunken areas of brain tissue actually re-grew after treatment, doctor says