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Depression

Dark Days Here for Folks With Seasonal Depression news

Expert offers tips to compensate for reduced light exposure

Depression After Heart Attack May Be More Common for Women news

Researcher believes issue has been 'largely unnoticed'

Family Acceptance Key to Curbing Teen Suicides, Study Shows news

Validation by peers also decreased likelihood of self-harm

Upbeat Walking Style Might Lift Your Mood news

Negativity less likely in people with a positive gait, study says

Obesity and Depression Often Twin Ills, Study Finds news

Nature of connection isn't clear, but both conditions can be treated, experts say

More Evidence That Exercise May Help Fight Depression news

But low mood can be a barrier to physical activity, study finds

Teen Girls May Face Greater Risk of Depression news

Relationship-related stress contributes to higher rates, researchers say

Exercise May Not Ward Off Teen Depression news

U.K. research finds no apparent link, but U.S. experts are not convinced

Schools Key to Reaching Kids With Mental Health Needs, Experts Say news

Left untreated, children may suffer long-term damage

Cancer Diagnosis Can Take Toll on Mental Health, Study Finds news

Breast cancer particularly troubling, researchers report

Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Always Help With Depression news

About 4 percent of obese patients report negative mood changes months after procedure, study finds

Social Support May Be Key to Heart Attack Recovery news

Study found younger patients fared worse if they did not have family, friends to help afterwards

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

Mental Health

Teens Who Dine With Their Families May Be Slimmer Adults news

Study found eating meals together once or twice a week was tied to lower risk of becoming overweight

Multiple Drug Use Raises Infection Risk for 'Swinging' Couples news

Researchers cite need for safe sex practices

Dark Days Here for Folks With Seasonal Depression news

Expert offers tips to compensate for reduced light exposure

'Exposure Therapy' May Relieve Prolonged Grief Disorder news

Reliving the death of a loved one can help survivors, researchers say

As Pot Use Rises, Teens' Grades May Fall: Study news

Occasional use might not have impact, but heavy users had lower test scores, researchers found

Teen Conflicts Spill Over to Other Areas of Their Lives news

Home troubles affect school life, school issues affect home, researchers report

Discussing Ebola: Children Feel Safe, Calm When Adults Do, Too news

Be prepared with appropriate answers for the inevitable questions, experts say

Depression After Heart Attack May Be More Common for Women news

Researcher believes issue has been 'largely unnoticed'

Sleep Apnea Gear Doesn't Squelch Sex Life, Study Says news

Patients who get treatment are as satisfied with lovemaking as those who don't

Hospital Study Offers Solutions to 'Alarm Fatigue' news

2.5 million beeps, bleeps sounded in one month at one U.S. medical center

Experimental Infertility Treatment Seems Effective, Cheaper news

Fertilization occurs in the vagina, instead of petri dish, researchers say

Many Americans in Debt, Bankruptcy Paying for Cancer Care news

Others cut back on food, medicines trying to cover costs, studies found

Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men news

Study didn't find same effect in young women or teens of either sex

Ebola Anxiety: A Bigger Threat Now Than the Virus Itself news

Mental health experts offer antidotes to what they see as unnecessary worry on some Americans' part

Living With a Smoker Like Living in a Polluted City: Study news

Air-particle levels in smoking households almost 10 times higher than nonsmoking homes

For Infertility Treatment, Should He Drink Less Coffee, More Booze? news

Study suggests male beverage consumption affects in vitro fertilization results

Some Lung Patients Buy Cigarettes Along With Meds at Pharmacies: Study news

To end this paradoxical practice, certain drug stores no longer sell tobacco products

'Desensitized' Parents Let Kids Watch More Movie Violence, Sex news

Study found that as parents viewed more of it themselves, they became more lax about how much kids could see

Circumcision Past Newborn Stage Poses Risk for Boys, Study Finds news

Delaying procedure also linked with higher costs, experts say

Pricey Hepatitis Drug a Good Bet in U.S. Prisons, Study Says news

Researchers conclude Sovaldi is cost-effective

Scientists Grow, Implant Human Intestinal Tissue in Mice news

Research may provide model to study digestive diseases, future treatments

Dads Face Guilt About Workouts, Just Like Moms Do news

Both parents tend to view exercise as a selfish behavior that takes up family time, researcher says

U.S. Kids Use ADHD Meds More During School Year news

Researchers suggest this may be to boost academic achievement

General Health

Cadavers Beat Computers as Med School Teaching Tool, Study Finds news

Researchers say future doctors and nurses learn more from the human body

Multiple Drug Use Raises Infection Risk for 'Swinging' Couples news

Researchers cite need for safe sex practices

Few U.S. Hospitals Ready to Handle Ebola, Survey Finds news

Many don't have enough staff, training or equipment to control often deadly virus, experts say

New York City Ebola Patient in Stable Condition news

Three contacts of Dr. Craig Spencer are in isolation; NYC mayor is urging calm

Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer's Risk news

But other experts doubt that a herpes infection could cause the brain disease

Experts Predict 'Catastrophic' Ebola Epidemic in West Africa if Aid Delayed news

Yale team foresees 90,000 deaths in one Liberian county alone by Dec. 15

Nurse Nina Pham Heading Home After Beating Ebola news

She expressed thanks to those who helped treat her, and then met with President Obama at the White House

Health Highlights: Oct. 24, 2014 news

  • Surgeons Transplant First Non-Beating Heart

Brief Interruption of Blood Supply to Limb Might Aid Heart Surgery: Study news

Technique can trigger body's defense system to protect the heart, experts say

Beware Claims That Activated Charcoal Can Cure Gut Troubles news

Doctors say one man developed colitis after detox treatment, though cause is unclear

Doctors Often Unaware Their Patients Have Catheters news

Small tubes reduce needle sticks, but can increase infection risk if left too long

Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Babies Delivered by C-Section, Study Finds news

But cesarean rates vary widely across the country

All People Returning From Ebola-Stricken Countries to Be Tracked news

Travelers will have to take own temperatures, report to local health departments for 21-day incubation period

Airborne Transmission of Ebola Highly Unlikely, Experts Say news

No threat foreseen from public sniffles, coughs

Study Finds Kidney Stones Linked to Weakened Bones news

People with the obstructions were at higher odds for breaks and fractures, researchers say

Health Highlights: Oct. 23, 2014 news

  • EPA Proposes Barring 72 Chemicals as Ingredients in Pesticides
  • World TB Cases Rose to 9 million in 2013: WHO
  • Assured Brand Naproxen Tablets Recalled

Gene Scan Helps Diagnose Mystery Disorders in Children news

Using DNA from parents and child, test hones in on disease-causing mutations

Experimental Infertility Treatment Seems Effective, Cheaper news

Fertilization occurs in the vagina, instead of petri dish, researchers say

Americans Show Distrust of Medical Profession in Survey news

But many were happy with their own doctors, researchers report

Many Americans in Debt, Bankruptcy Paying for Cancer Care news

Others cut back on food, medicines trying to cover costs, studies found

U.S. Ranks Last Among Wealthy Nations in Access to Health Care news

Survey conducted prior to implementation of Affordable Care Act, however

Where Ebola Battles Are Won news

Four special U.S. medical centers are first-line treatment choices, but many local hospitals up to the challenge, experts say

Controversial Chemical May Leach Into Skin From Cash Receipts news

Skin care products may also boost absorption of BPA, study finds

Hospital Study Offers Solutions to 'Alarm Fatigue' news

2.5 million beeps, bleeps sounded in one month at one U.S. medical center

Discussing Ebola: Children Feel Safe, Calm When Adults Do, Too news

Be prepared with appropriate answers for the inevitable questions, experts say