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Depression

Antidepressants Not Just for Depression Any More news

Other uses include insomnia, pain and anxiety, researchers say

Tai Chi: Rx for Arthritic Knees news

As effective as physical therapy, study suggests, plus it might also improve depression

Health Tip: Boost Your Mood news

Suggestions for a brighter day

Scientists Test 'Magic Mushroom' Chemical for Tough-to-Treat Depression news

Study of only 12 people suggests it may help some, but more and better research is needed

Could Inducing Brief, Mild 'Fever' Help Ease Depression? news

Small study suggests heating the body might alter brain's serotinin levels, but more research is needed

Lithium Beats Newer Meds for Bipolar Disorder, Study Finds news

Lower rates of self-harm, accidental injury seen

Depression Strikes, Stays With Many Caregivers of Critically Ill news

One year later, 43 percent were clinically depressed or had depressive symptoms, study found

Can the Anesthetic Ketamine Ease Suicidal Thoughts? news

A small study found that the drug worked quickly in people with major depression

Depressive Episode May Not Always Follow Mania in Bipolar Disorder news

New study finds anxiety could be a third emotional state highly connected to the condition

Seniors' Worsening Depression May Sometimes Predict Dementia news

Study suggests a common underlying cause in some, but not all, cases

'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

Mental Health

Drink Spiking a Problem on U.S. Campuses news

Risk of sexual assault much greater for women, study finds

Antidepressants Not Just for Depression Any More news

Other uses include insomnia, pain and anxiety, researchers say

Balloon-in-a-Pill May Be New Weight-Loss Tool news

Those using the device were nearly 7 percent lighter after six months

Tai Chi: Rx for Arthritic Knees news

As effective as physical therapy, study suggests, plus it might also improve depression

Too Many Advanced Cancer Patients Lack Info About Their Disease news

In study, just 1 in 20 terminally ill people understood their prognosis, researchers say

Seeing the Sea Soothes Stress news

But study did not find similar benefit for people living near parks, forests

Frat Brothers Keep Chugging Despite Anti-Booze Efforts news

What works for other college students doesn't work for those in Greek organizations, study finds

Delayed Treatment for Concussion May Prolong Recovery news

College athletes not evaluated immediately were sidelined 5 days longer, study found

Updated Heart Failure Treatment Guidelines Issued news

Two new drugs added to list of recommended therapies

States With More Gun Owners Have More Gun-Related Suicides: Study news

But only association was found, not cause-and-effect

Family Rejection Triples Risk for Suicide Attempts by Transgender People: Study news

Substance abuse risk also rises when this important 'buffer' to discrimination is removed, researchers say

Aspirin After Mini-Stroke May Help Prevent Full-Blown Stroke news

Study finds risk is reduced by as much as 80 percent

FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Bladder Cancer news

Tecentriq boosted survival in small trial

Melanoma Drug Boosting Survival for Many, Study Shows news

Keytruda also seen prompting remission in 1 in 6 cases

Why Heavy Drinking Seems to Boost Desire to Smoke More news

Study sheds light on how alcohol habit may make it harder to overcome nicotine addiction

Many Smokers Have COPD Symptoms, Without Diagnosis news

It's not clear how many will go on to have the full-blown respiratory ailment, researchers said

Health Tip: Boost Your Mood news

Suggestions for a brighter day

Experts Rank America's 'Fittest Cities' -- Is Yours One of Them? news

A lower smoking rate helped Washington, D.C., edge out Minneapolis and Denver, report says

Early Palliative Care Seems to Help Caregivers, Too news

Such programs improve quality of life for folks caring for terminal cancer patients, study finds

ADHD Can First Appear in Young Adulthood for Some, Study Suggests news

Research in adult twins finds many had symptoms but no prior history of the disorder

Drug Protects Lung Function in Kids With Sickle Cell: Study news

But many patients don't get hydroxyurea because of fears about 'theoretical' cancer risk, experts say

Marriage a Buffer Against Drinking Problems? news

Study found protective benefit for both men and women, but didn't prove cause and effect

Middle Schoolers Exposed to Alcohol Ads Every Day: Study news

Researchers say billboards, signs and TV ads may encourage under-age drinking

Keep Busy! Stay Sharp! news

Study suggests a full schedule may enhance your mental prowess

Scientists Test 'Magic Mushroom' Chemical for Tough-to-Treat Depression news

Study of only 12 people suggests it may help some, but more and better research is needed

General Health

No Welcome Mats for Diabetes, Obesity in 'Walkable' Neighborhoods news

Urban design can play a role in public health, experts suggest

Hormone May Be Linked to Teenage Obesity news

Researchers suspect low levels of spexin might play contributing role

Health Highlights: May 24, 2016 news

  • Family of Baseball's Tony Gwynn Sues Tobacco Industry
  • Former NFL Player Bubba Smith Had CTE Brain Disease: Researchers
  • Adult Smoking Rate Has Largest Drop in More Than 20 Years: CDC
  • 'Natural' Insect Repellants Lose Effect Quickly: Study
  • NFL Tried to Influence Government Study on Concussions: Report

Loss of Y Chromosome in Men Tied to Alzheimer's Risk news

Study raises provocative questions, expert says

Most Americans Wouldn't Join a Clinical Trial, Survey Finds news

Only 40 percent had favorable view of these studies, but number rose when they received more info

Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Treat Type 2 Diabetes news

45 professional groups say the procedure improves blood sugar control

Whooping Cough Shot Safe for Pregnant Women news

It also offers short-term protection to vulnerable newborns, researchers say

Health Highlights: May 23, 2016 news

  • NFL Tried to Influence Government Study on Concussions: Report
  • Fitbit Heart Monitors 'Highly Inaccurate,' Study Says
  • Five Cases of Zika-Linked Microcephaly in Colombia Since Start of Year
  • Opioid Prescriptions Drop for First Time in Two Decades

Could 'Star Trek'-Like 'Tricorder' for Health Be Near? news

Experimental wearable patch monitors biochemical, electrical signals to gauge heart, other functions

7 Ways to Give Ticks the Slip news

Don't become the next meal for a disease-carrying parasite

Health Highlights: May 21, 2016 news

  • Opioid Prescriptions Drop for First Time in Two Decades
  • Zika Virus Detected in Africa: WHO
  • Doctors Would Face Felony Charges for Abortions Under Oklahoma Bill
  • Massive Recall of Frozen Fruits and Vegetables From CRF Frozen Foods

Growth Spurts Can Throw Off Teen Boys' Strut news

Coordination may be affected by quick addition of height, researchers say

Pointy Nose, Snub Nose? These Genes May Decide news

Scientists zero in on DNA behind key facial features

Delayed Treatment for Concussion May Prolong Recovery news

College athletes not evaluated immediately were sidelined 5 days longer, study found

Concussion Tied to More School Problems Than Other Sports Injuries news

Study suggests need for 'return-to-learn' guidelines

Health Highlights: May 20, 2016 news

  • Zika Virus Detected in Africa: WHO
  • Doctors Would Face Felony Charges for Abortions Under Oklahoma Bill
  • Massive Recall of Frozen Fruits and Vegetables From CRF Frozen Foods

Cases of Pregnant U.S. Women With Zika Triple Under New Counting Method news

Two registries will track those who show lab evidence of infection, whether or not they ever had symptoms

Thousands of Public Pools, Hot Tubs Closed for Dirty Water: CDC news

Inspections in 5 states found kiddie pools had the most problems, with 1 in 5 shut down for violations

Prior C-Section Raises Risk of Complications With Home Birth news

Experts point to lack of constant fetal monitoring, inability to perform emergency delivery if needed

Sex, Breast Milk May Have Helped Spread Ebola in Africa news

However, most cases were transmitted by everyday close contact, researchers say

Health Highlights: May 19, 2016 news

  • '60 Minutes' Newsman Morley Safer Dead at Age 84
  • Two Years of Edison Blood Test Results Voided
  • New Bill Tightens Chemical Regulations
  • U.S. House Bill Would Provide Only $622 Million to Fight Zika
  • Twelve Straight Months of Record Global Heat

Asian-Americans in Better Health Than Other U.S. Adults news

Lifestyle might account for the finding, expert says

U.S. Motorcycle Deaths Up 10 Percent in Last Year news

Universal helmet laws would help save lives, report authors say

States With More Gun Owners Have More Gun-Related Suicides: Study news

But only association was found, not cause-and-effect

Drug Protects Lung Function in Kids With Sickle Cell: Study news

But many patients don't get hydroxyurea because of fears about 'theoretical' cancer risk, experts say