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Depression

Psoriasis Linked to Higher Risk of Depression news

Embarrassment, discomfort and concerns about drug side effects may play a role, experts say

Good Moods Infectious Among Teens news

Researchers say happy adolescents appear to help others avoid or recover from depression

Family Struggles May Affect Boys' Brain Development news

Mental health symptoms, reduced gray matter volume noted in study

Screen Teens With Depression for Heart Disease, Experts Say news

New recommendations note these adolescents not recognized as high-risk group

Antidepressants During Pregnancy Have Benefits, Risks: Study news

Birth complications may be reduced, but some health issues for babies might increase

Could Too Many Refined Carbs Make You Depressed? news

Study found postmenopausal women who ate more processed foods faced higher risk of mood disorder

For Pregnant Military Wives, Risks Rise if Partner Deployed news

Odds for preterm birth, postpartum depression triples, Fort Bragg study finds

Severe 'Picky Eating' May Point to Mental Health Issues in Kids news

1 in 5 young children has limited palate, study finds

Taking St. John's Wort for Depression Carries Risks: Study news

Herbal remedy isn't regulated, and can have side effects and serious drug interactions

Psychiatric Woes Often Drive Euthanasia Requests in Belgium news

Depression, personality disorders are some reasons people ask to die: study

Expert Panel Recommends Questionnaire to Help Spot Depression news

Form could be filled out during visit to family doctor, and patient could be referred for follow-up care

PTSD Symptoms Persist for Thousands of Vietnam Vets, Study Finds news

It's never too late to seek help, experts say

Loneliness May Fuel Mental Decline in Old Age news

Slower deterioration seen in people with more satisfying relationships, researchers say

Childhood Stress May Spur Weight Gain in Women news

Emotion-driven eating might start early, research suggests

Daily Smartphone Use Might Offer Clues to Depression news

Small study contends that people who use the devices more often are likelier to have the disorder

Mental Health Problems in Childhood Linked to Adult Woes news

Study found those who suffered depression, anxiety while young were more likely to struggle later in life

Rexulti Approved for Schizophrenia, Depression news

But shouldn't be prescribed to some older people

U.S. FDA Approves New Drug for Schizophrenia, Major Depression news

Medication can be used as an add-on therapy to antidepressants

Another Study Sees Link Between Antidepressants and Birth Defects news

But finding doesn't prove medications caused increased risk of problems

Back Pain and Depression Combo Lessens Pain Relief from Narcotic Painkillers news

People with mental health illness are also more at risk of drug misuse, study says

Are Too Many Young Americans Getting Antipsychotics for ADHD? news

Study shows rise in prescriptions for the powerful medications, even though they're not OK'd for this use

Scans Suggest Recurrent Depression May Take Toll on the Brain news

Shrinkage seen in region where new memories are made

Poor Health as Teen, Poor Job Prospects Later, Study Suggests news

Chronic mental or physical problems were tied to worse education, employment goals in adult life

Mental Health

Summer Is High Time for College Kids Trying Illegal Substances news

But illicit painkiller use tends to begin in winter, study finds

Injuries Tied to Illegal Meth Labs on the Rise: CDC news

'Shake-and-bake' chemical explosions are one common, dangerous accident, agency report says

How Reliable Are Medical Studies? Half of Findings Couldn't Be Replicated news

Healthy skepticism needed for some scientific claims, researcher says

Gains in Life Spans Seen Around the Globe news

Data from 188 countries show average life expectancy is now about 71 years

Growth Hormone May Lower Odds of Fractures in Older Women news

But researcher says high cost, need to get shots in clinics make it an unlikely osteoporosis treatment

False-Positive Mammogram Result Traumatic for Most Women: Study news

Majority had issues such as anxiety, sleeplessness, often persisting long after being declared cancer-free

Mixed Findings on Pot's Effect on the Developing Brain news

One of two new studies suggests marijuana use in teen years might be more harmful for males

Most Don't Need 'Bridging' When They Stop Warfarin Temporarily news

Clot risk doesn't appear to rise without additional drug treatment, study finds

Men Who Feel Less Masculine May Be More Violent, Study Finds news

Those not concerned about meeting 'male ideals' were least likely to assault others

After Heart Attack, Quitting Smoking Boosts Mental Health, Quality of Life news

People who kick habit also report less chest pain, study finds

Many Young Adults Think Hookahs, E-Cigs Safer Than Cigarettes news

Researchers say advertising may influence perceptions

Many Parents Put 'Food Pressure' on Their Kids, Study Finds news

Overweight moms, dads often limit food intake, while those of normal weight push children to eat more

Acupuncture Best for Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Survivors: Study news

Even 'sham' acupuncture beat one frequently used medication

Girls Lose Friends for Having Sex But Boys Don't, Study Shows news

Findings among young teens reflect traditional biases about men and women

Sex Lives Best When Couples Share Child Care Duties, Survey Shows news

Relationship suffered when one partner took on all parenting responsibilities

No Mental Benefits Seen for Elderly Who Stop Blood Pressure Meds news

Prior research had suggested that the drugs might have negative effect on memory and thinking

Blood Pressure Drugs Linked to Longer Ovarian Cancer Survival news

But researchers say clinical trials needed to prove older beta blockers lengthen life in these patients

Back-to-School Tips for Healthy Teeth news

Dental hygiene, good diet and regular checkups make for pearly whites, expert says

Main Dishes May Fall Flat After Stellar Appetizers news

Want your entree to stand out? Use mediocre ingredients in your starter course, study suggests

Single and Happy? Your View on Relationships May Be Key news

For those who avoid drama, the single life may be more satisfying than having a partner, study suggests

Psoriasis Linked to Higher Risk of Depression news

Embarrassment, discomfort and concerns about drug side effects may play a role, experts say

Workaholics May Face Higher Stroke Risk: Study news

Lack of exercise, stress and higher drinking rates could be to blame, researchers say

Most Contact Lens Wearers Take Chances With Their Eyes: CDC news

Old cases, contaminated solution and sleeping in lenses boost infection risk

One or Two Drinks a Day Might Boost Cancer Risk: Study news

Limit alcohol consumption, especially if you've ever smoked, experts say

Good Moods Infectious Among Teens news

Researchers say happy adolescents appear to help others avoid or recover from depression

General Health

Healthier School Meals Offered Across U.S., Feds Find news

Students get more fruits and veggies, less salt

Despite Pockets of Resistance, Most U.S. Kids Getting Vaccinated news

Health officials call the finding heartening, but worry about lingering opposition to inoculations

Gains in Life Spans Seen Around the Globe news

Data from 188 countries show average life expectancy is now about 71 years

Longer Colonoscopy Time May Cut Cancer Risk news

Viewing time of less than 6 minutes linked to higher cancer rates, study finds

Growth Hormone May Lower Odds of Fractures in Older Women news

But researcher says high cost, need to get shots in clinics make it an unlikely osteoporosis treatment

Injuries Tied to Illegal Meth Labs on the Rise: CDC news

'Shake-and-bake' chemical explosions are one common, dangerous accident, agency report says

Health Highlights: Aug 27, 2015 news

  • Plague Death in Utah Under Investigation
  • FDA Sends Warning Letters to 3 Cigarette Companies Over 'Natural,' 'Additive-Free' Claims
  • FDA Issues Proposals on Lower-Cost, Generic Biotech Drugs
  • Critics Condemn Medicare Artificial Limb Coverage Changes
  • First Child to Have Double Hand Transplant Goes Home

Black Women at Raised Risk of Carrying Breast Cancer Genes news

In study of those under 50 with invasive form of disease, 12 percent had BRCA1, BRCA2 mutations

How Reliable Are Medical Studies? Half of Findings Couldn't Be Replicated news

Healthy skepticism needed for some scientific claims, researcher says

A Tired Surgeon Still a Good Surgeon, Study Finds news

Review reveals that doctors who operate the night before another surgery do well

Household Dust Harbors Thousands of Microbial Species news

Geography, pets and gender of housemates make a difference in types of bacteria, fungi found

Only 1 in 5 Gay Teen Boys Get HIV Test news

Rates much higher in those over 18, researchers say

Antiviral Drug May Prevent Ebola, Small Study Suggests news

Health care workers deemed at high risk for infection didn't get sick after treatment with anti-flu regimen

Health Highlights: Aug 26, 2015 news

  • Experts Call for Wider Access to Hepatitis C Drugs
  • Over 2 Million Lbs of Oscar Mayer Turkey Bacon Products Recalled
  • Texas Teen May Be Infected With Brain-Eating Amoeba

Childhood Cancer Survivors Who've Had One Stroke at Risk of Second news

Rate is double that of people without cancer who've lived through one stroke, study finds

Experimental Drug for Blood Cancer Shows Promise news

Researchers want to test daratumumab in a larger group of patients

Blood Test May One Day Predict Breast Cancer Relapse news

Circulating tumor DNA analysis spots stray cells months before scans detect recurrence, researchers say

Most Don't Need 'Bridging' When They Stop Warfarin Temporarily news

Clot risk doesn't appear to rise without additional drug treatment, study finds

Impotence Drug Aids Treatment of Rare Lung Disease: Study news

Combining Cialis, blood pressure med helped patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension

Seniors More Likely to Wind Up in Hospital After Outpatient Surgery: Study news

Older patients need more help with discharge, dosing instructions, researchers say

Men Who Feel Less Masculine May Be More Violent, Study Finds news

Those not concerned about meeting 'male ideals' were least likely to assault others

Health Highlights: Aug 25, 2015 news

  • Texas Teen May Be Infected With Brain-Eating Amoeba
  • Late Tax Filers Could Lose Health Insurance Subsidies
  • Dementia Affects Nearly 47 Million Worldwide: Report

Family Doctor Can Safely Assist Many Births news

Ob-gyn isn't necessary for low-risk delivery, study suggests

Too Few Blacks, Hispanics Becoming Doctors: Study news

Shortage of minority physicians may affect U.S. patient care, experts say

Brief Drop in Blood Sugar at Birth Tied to Poorer School Performance news

But researchers say it's too soon to recommend routine screening