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Depression

Antidepressant No Help to Heart Failure Patients: Study news

Depression in these cases may be caused by biological changes from the disease itself, researcher says

Hovering Parents May Harm Kids news

Study found too much pressure for good grades raised risk for anxiety, depression

Long Work Hours May Hurt Your Health news

At the job more than 60 hours a week had most damaging effects on women's well-being, study finds

Job Hunting? Maybe a Therapist Can Help news

Study finds cognitive behavioral therapy skills could offer boost to unemployed

Depression Plagues Many With COPD news

Studies found 1 in 4 patients affected, and readmission to hospital for respiratory illness more likely

1 in 13 Young Adults in U.S. Considered Suicide in Past Year news

Federal data from 2013-2014 also finds significant differences between states

Are 'Workaholics' Prone to OCD, Anxiety? news

Study suggests a link, but it's not clear how overwork, mental issues may be connected

Health Tip: Recognizing Low Self-Esteem news

Moodiness and making excuses are signs in children

Study Questions Use of Antidepressants for Children, Teens news

They were seen as mostly ineffective and sometimes risky in these age groups

Mentally Ill Still Gain Illegal Possession of Guns, Study Shows news

Review of Florida patients finds 2 of 3 violent crime arrests, 1 in 3 suicides shouldn't have included firearms

Health Tip: Get Enough Sleep news

You may feel less depressed

Mindfulness Meditation Seems to Soothe Breast Cancer Survivors news

Six-week class reduced fear of recurrence, fatigue and anxiety, researchers report

Scans Spot Brain Region That Misfires in Depressed People news

Contrary to previous thinking, the habenula is less active during unpleasant experiences

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

Mental Health

The Older the Drinking Age, the Lower the Illness Rates? news

Study found states with legal age of 21 had less booze-linked chronic ills -- except for college grads

Giving OD Antidote to Those Using Powerful Painkillers Might Save Lives news

Finding supports naloxone prescriptions for patients taking opioids for chronic pain

Antidepressant No Help to Heart Failure Patients: Study news

Depression in these cases may be caused by biological changes from the disease itself, researcher says

Programs to Spot Painkiller Abuse Work, But Are Underused news

Study found monitoring program in Maine was only used by 56 percent of pharmacists

Not Kidding: Childless Couples Happier news

Lack of standard paid leave in U.S. takes toll on parents' well-being, study finds

Health Risks Higher for LGBT Community news

Researchers suggest stigma contributes to higher rates of drinking, smoking and 'psychological distress'

Elderly Patients Get Unnecessary End-of-Life Treatments news

Family members may pressure doctors to attempt heroic interventions, researcher says

Hovering Parents May Harm Kids news

Study found too much pressure for good grades raised risk for anxiety, depression

Smoking May Hinder Common Breast Cancer Treatment news

Cigarettes and drugs called aromatase inhibitors appear to be a bad mix, researchers say

Opioid Update: Painkiller Misuse in U.S. Doubled in Decade news

Over 4 percent of adults reported nonmedical use of drugs like OxyContin in 2012-2013

Why Some Bisexuals Won't 'Come Out' news

Interviews reveal common theme

Southern States Lagging in Tough Smoking Bans, CDC Says news

Only 6 in 10 Americans covered by state or local laws banning smoking in public places

Drug Monitoring Programs Do Curb Overdose Deaths: Study news

Opioid epidemic demands such measures, researcher says

U.K. Case of Throat Gonorrhea Resists Antibiotics news

U.S. officials concerned about potential danger of untreatable STD

Behavior Woes Hamper Boys More Than Girls in School: Study news

They were more likely to be held back, punished, although they also were more likely to have issues

Tighter Opioid Laws in U.S. Haven't Eased Misuse news

Study of disabled workers finds no change in painkiller use, overdoses

Australia's Gun Laws Silence Mass Shooters news

20 years have passed since the last incident where 5 or more people were killed by gunfire in that country

'Love Hormone' Gene May Be Key to Social Life news

Early research ties low levels of oxytocin-linked DNA to relationship quality

Long Work Hours May Hurt Your Health news

At the job more than 60 hours a week had most damaging effects on women's well-being, study finds

Job Hunting? Maybe a Therapist Can Help news

Study finds cognitive behavioral therapy skills could offer boost to unemployed

Parkinson's Rates Rising Among American Men news

Smoking is known to help shield against the disease, so declines in that habit may play a role, experts say

Aspirin Often Wrongly Prescribed for Atrial Fibrillation news

Blood thinners -- not aspirin -- dramatically cut the risk of stroke, researchers say

Experimental Genital Herpes Drug Shows Promise news

Drug lowered viral activity, recurrence of symptoms in study patients

Report Faulty Tobacco Products to FDA news

Agency also wants to know about unexpected smoking-related health problems

Sleep Loses Out for Many Hooked on Video Games news

Willingness to delay bedtime may point to addiction, researchers say

General Health

Doctors Swamped by 'E-Medicine' Demands news

Survey found those who have to use electronic health records report more burnout, job dissatisfaction

Arthritis Possible Side Effect of Certain Cancer Drugs: Study news

Doctors should weigh the risk-benefit ratio, researcher says

Zika Infection May Give Future Immunity, Monkey Study Suggests news

But researchers also found evidence that pregnancy may lengthen time virus stays in body

Health Highlights: June 28, 2016 news

  • Biden's 'Moonshot' Cancer Summit Seeks to Boost Research
  • U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Pharmacists' Religious Objections Over Emergency Contraceptives
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Sudden Heart Death More Common in Male Minority Athletes news

Inherited condition often the cause, study says

Boston's Subways Packed With Germs news

But the transit system's tiniest commuters aren't the type to make you sick, study says

Even 'Good' Insurance Comes With Hidden Hospital Bills news

Average out-of-pocket fee for privately insured adults topped $1,000 in 2013, study shows

Elderly Patients Get Unnecessary End-of-Life Treatments news

Family members may pressure doctors to attempt heroic interventions, researcher says

Type of Disease May Dictate End-of-Life Care news

Cancer and dementia patients get more access to palliative care, VA study finds

Health Highlights: June 27, 2016 news

  • Pediatricians Should Screen Teens for Suicide Risk Factors: AAP
  • U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Controversial Texas Abortion Rules

Donated Blood Won't Transmit Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease news

Swedish study of nearly 1.5 million patients finds no increased risk when blood came from affected people

Flint's Lead-Contamination Crisis 'Entirely Preventable' news

CDC looks at kids' blood levels before, during and after city's switch to local water

Drones Could Deliver Vaccines in Developing Countries news

Machines might be cheaper, quicker than current delivery methods, study suggests

Many Could Face Steep Rise in Obamacare Premiums for 2017 news

Experts say increases will mostly affect people who get modest subsidies or no financial assistance

3,300 Heat Deaths a Year Projected for NYC by 2080 news

Action needed to prevent deadly climate-change effects, researchers say

Contaminated Gloves a No-No in Hospitals news

Not changing them between patients raises risk of spreading infection via hospital surfaces, study shows

DNA Tests May Spot Brain Infections news

Genetic sequencing of inflamed brain tissue helped scientists determine what was causing damage

Health Highlights: June 24, 2016 news

  • Brain-Eating Amoeba Kills Ohio Teen

Guidelines Stop Heat Stroke Deaths in High School Athletes news

Protocols help get students used to the heat during preseason practice

Keep Safe When Temperatures Soar news

Everyone's at risk of heat-related illness, but elderly are most vulnerable, ER specialist says

U.K. Case of Throat Gonorrhea Resists Antibiotics news

U.S. officials concerned about potential danger of untreatable STD

Dengue Virus May Bolster Zika's Attack news

Prior exposure to this other mosquito-borne virus might worsen infection, study says

CDC Panel Says FluMist Nasal Flu Vaccine Ineffective news

Agency advisors say the product has lost potency in kids and shouldn't be used in upcoming season

Sprained Ankle Could Pose Longer-Term Harms to Health news

Study finds link between adult injury, more heart and lung problems later

Health Highlights: June 23, 2016 news

  • Brain-Eating Amoeba Kills Ohio Teen