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Depression

Study Links Child Abuse, Neglect to Earlier Onset of Bipolar Disorder news

Researchers also found greater risk of suicide and more severe manic and depressive symptoms

Neanderthal DNA May Play Role in Modern Human Health news

Genetic legacy can affect risk for nicotine addiction, depression, blood clots and stroke, research suggests

Lasting Damage Seen in LGBT Teens Who Suffer Harassment news

Severe cases were tied to high risk for depression, post-traumatic stress disorder

Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Still Poorly Understood: Report news

VA-sponsored study says people should be monitored for ALS, cancer and other diseases that take years to develop

Doctors Should Screen Teens for Major Depression, U.S. Task Force Says news

Experts add that more research needed to determine whether kids under 12 should also be tested

Depression May Boost Seniors' Risk for Heart Disease, Stroke news

Doctors should monitor older adults for low mood, researchers say

When Seniors Stop Driving, Poorer Health May Be a Passenger news

Depression and mental, physical declines stood out in research review

Parent's Depression May Harm Child's Grades, Study Finds news

Treating the adult might help school performance, experts say

Many Depressed Teens Don't Get Follow-Up Care news

Some receive initial treatment after diagnosis, but longer-term therapy often lacking, study finds

Study Finds No Proof of 'Seasonal' Depression news

Rates of mood disorder don't vary by time of year or sunlight exposure, researchers say

Prenatal Antidepressant Use Not Linked to Infant Heart Defects: Study news

Obesity, alcohol and illicit drugs are greater threats in pregnancy, researchers find

Did Studies Lack Key Data on Link Between Antidepressants, Youth Suicides? news

New analysis finds much greater risk of aggression, self-harm

Depression Screening Should Include All Pregnant, Postpartum Women: Panel news

As many as 1 in 10 shows signs of mood disorder after birth, says task force

Obesity Surgery Patients May Often Have Mental Health Disorders news

But mood conditions don't seem to hinder post-op weight loss, study says

Exercise May Lower Heart Disease Risk in Depressed People: Study news

Regular activity linked to reduced inflammation and less blood vessel stiffening

Gender Wage Gap Linked to Depression and Anxiety: Study news

Disorders were more than twice as likely in women lacking equal pay

Can Early Menopause Trigger Depression Later in Life? news

Research suggests longer estrogen exposure might have protective effect

Brain Wiring Changes Might Help Guard Against Bipolar Disorder news

Researchers find naturally occurring 'rewiring' can forestall the mental illness

Certain Antidepressants May Be Linked to Bipolar Disorder: Study news

Patients, doctors should discuss possible risk factors, experts say

Ways to Beat the Holiday Blues news

Grief and depression can worsen at this time of year, but that doesn't have to stop seasonal celebration

Depression May Be Tied to Lower Breast Cancer Survival news

Doctors should be on the lookout for signs of the mood disorder, researcher says

Bullying Can Leave Lasting Mental Scars news

Many treated for depression or other disorders by late 20s, study says

New Type of Antidepressant Shows Promise in Early Trial news

More study is needed, but the compound may fight the condition in a different way, experts say

Mental Health

Study Ties Parents' Criticism to Persistent ADHD in Kids news

If harsh comments focus on the child, rather than the behaviors, symptoms may linger, researcher says

Could a Lung Cancer Drug Work Better With Coke? news

Study finds cola boosts effectiveness of Tarceva for patients who are also taking a heartburn medicine

Neanderthal DNA May Play Role in Modern Human Health news

Genetic legacy can affect risk for nicotine addiction, depression, blood clots and stroke, research suggests

Study Counters Stereotypes About Native Americans and Alcohol news

They're less likely to drink than whites, and have similar rates of problem drinking, survey finds

Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Still Poorly Understood: Report news

VA-sponsored study says people should be monitored for ALS, cancer and other diseases that take years to develop

Study Links Child Abuse, Neglect to Earlier Onset of Bipolar Disorder news

Researchers also found greater risk of suicide and more severe manic and depressive symptoms

Lasting Damage Seen in LGBT Teens Who Suffer Harassment news

Severe cases were tied to high risk for depression, post-traumatic stress disorder

Impotence Not an Inevitable Part of Aging news

Experts advise men to check with a doctor to rule out diseases or medications that may cause the problem

Frequent Monitoring May Keep Alcohol Offenders Sober news

South Dakota program is credited with reducing deaths and is now headed to other parts of the U.S.

Many U.S. Women Still Smoke Before, During Pregnancy: Report news

Smoking puts about 300,000 infants at risk each year, experts say

National Smoking Bans Help Everyone, Especially Nonsmokers: Study news

Review of worldwide research finds reductions in heart disease after restrictions introduced

Rise in Marijuana Use Among U.S. Adults Less Than Reported: Study news

New research counters 2015 finding that said pot use and related problems doubled over a decade

Alcohol More Harmful for People With HIV, Study Suggests news

Even moderate drinking linked to higher risk for death and alcohol-related health issues

Why Americans Have Shorter Lifespans Than People in Similar Nations news

Study finds shootings, crashes and drug overdoses contribute to a 2-year gap in life expectancy

Brain Cells in Mice May Reveal Clues to Your Sighs news

Researchers pinpoint the neurons behind this vital reflex function

Do the Seasons Affect How We Think? news

Small European study finds evidence of seasonal changes in memory, attention

Doctors Should Screen Teens for Major Depression, U.S. Task Force Says news

Experts add that more research needed to determine whether kids under 12 should also be tested

Poor REM Sleep May Be Linked to Higher Risk for Anxiety, Depression news

Preliminary study suggests that emotional stress builds when this phase is disturbed, creating a 'vicious cycle'

Study Links Concussion to Higher Risk of Later Suicide news

But while researchers found an association, they didn't prove cause-and-effect

Adult Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors May Have Lingering Troubles: Study news

Intelligence, memory and attention can be affected by treatments, researchers say

Vacation Weight Gain Can Lead to 'Creeping Obesity,' Study Finds news

Watch alcohol intake and weigh yourself before and after vacation, researcher suggests

Do More 'Selfies' Mean More Relationship Woes? news

Survey of Instagram users suggests sharing these photos online may make romantic partners jealous

Texting After Dark May Harm Teens' Sleep, Grades news

Disruptive effects of 'blue light' on sleep are intensified in the dark, researchers say

Surviving Spouse Still Influenced By the Other news

Quality of life remains the same even after one partner dies, researchers report

General Health

CDC Offering Zika Virus Tests for Pregnant Women news

Two U.S. women who contracted the virus while abroad suffered miscarriages, according to reports

Another STD Spurs Concern news

British study concludes Mycoplasma genitalium infection is transmitted through sexual contact

Researchers Probe Colombia's Claim of No Birth Defects Linked to Zika news

Major public health institutions say it's too soon to tell whether the report is accurate

A Sneeze May Be Even Ickier Than You Thought news

Slow-motion photos reveal a 'sheet' of expelled fluid that then breaks apart, researchers say

Health Highlights: Feb. 12, 2016 news

  • Rich Living Much Longer Than Poor in U.S.: Study
  • Barry Manilow Suffers Complications After Emergency Oral Surgery
  • Philip Morris Doesn't Have to Pay for Smokers' Lung Cancer Screenings: Court

Child Abuse Costs Nations Billions of Dollars a Year: Panel news

Laws, parent education and sex-abuse prevention programs are effective ways to keep kids safe, experts report

5.5 Million Die Early From Air Pollution Worldwide news

More than half of these fatalities occur in China and India, research shows

CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and Microcephaly news

Germ found in tissues of 2 Brazilian babies who died from the birth defect marked by undersized heads, brains

CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and Microcephaly in Brazil news

And two U.S. women who contracted the virus while abroad suffered miscarriages, according to reports

Gains in Kids' Health Coverage Continue, But Many Still Uninsured news

23 states had declines in number of uninsured kids in 2014, and none had significant increases, study finds

Flu Hits Poor Neighborhoods the Hardest, Study Shows news

Low economic status doubles your chances of hospitalization, no matter your race, researchers find

Neanderthal DNA May Play Role in Modern Human Health news

Genetic legacy can affect risk for nicotine addiction, depression, blood clots and stroke, research suggests

Study Links Child Abuse, Neglect to Earlier Onset of Bipolar Disorder news

Researchers also found greater risk of suicide and more severe manic and depressive symptoms

Health Highlights: Feb. 11, 2016 news

  • Philip Morris Doesn't Have to Pay for Smokers' Lung Cancer Screenings: Court
  • All-Male Committee Upholds Utah Sales Tax on Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Second Trimester Abortion Method Targeted in Several States
  • Low Cancer Risk from Lumber Liquidators' Flooring: Report

Study Counters Stereotypes About Native Americans and Alcohol news

They're less likely to drink than whites, and have similar rates of problem drinking, survey finds

More Young Breast Cancer Patients Getting Gene Test news

New study finds nearly all women under 40 at diagnosis are opting for BRCA evaluation

Birth Defect Tied to Zika Virus Can Leave Children With Lifetime of Health Woes news

But some with less severe brain defects may live a much more normal life, experts say

National Smoking Bans Help Everyone, Especially Nonsmokers: Study news

Review of worldwide research finds reductions in heart disease after restrictions introduced

Skin Infections Common in High School Wrestlers, Study Finds news

Germs on mats, helmets are likely culprits, but skin checks and hygiene might help cut risk, experts say

Patient-to-Doctor Spread of Bird Flu Reported in China news

But odds are slim that deadly virus will spread easily among people, experts say

Dogs' IQs Can Vary, Study Shows news

Canines also exhibit signs of dementia that might help shed light on memory, thinking problems in humans

Horses May Know What You're Feeling, Study Suggests news

Looking at photos of human faces, the equines seemed especially attuned to negative emotions like anger

Health Highlights: Feb. 10, 2016 news

  • Johns Hopkins Set to Perform First HIV-Positive Organ Transplant in U.S.
  • Supreme Court Blocks Coal-Fired Power Plant Emissions Rules
  • Utah Bill to Remove Taxes on Feminine Hygiene Products Going Before All-Male Committee

Weight-Loss Surgery May Lengthen Older People's Lives: Study news

But those under 35, and especially women, may not reap as much benefit