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Depression

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

Malnutrition Threatens Many U.S. Seniors Seen at ERs news

Depression, dental problems, difficulty buying groceries among most common reasons, study finds

Robin Williams' Death Shines Light on Depression, Substance Abuse news

Doctors say there are effective treatments for both disorders that can help many people

Fitness May Help Ward Off Depression in Girls news

Being in good physical condition likely to help boys avoid the blues too, expert says

Coaching May Help Diabetics Battle Depression, Disease Better news

Study found mental health sessions allowed patients to manage blood sugar levels more effectively

Preschoolers Can Suffer From Depression, Too news

Study finds that these kids may be plagued by the condition throughout childhood

Scientists Shed Light on Link Between Depression, Dementia news

Researchers deem depression an independent risk factor for dementia

Extra Exercise Could Help Depressed Smokers Quit: Study news

Withdrawal symptoms, cravings are harder on people with mood disorders, researchers say

Soldiers' Use of Mental Health Services Up, Stigma Down, Study Finds news

But two-thirds who need care still don't seek it, researchers say

Depression May Make It Harder to Beat Prostate Cancer news

Men with both conditions have worse survival odds, study contends

Some Teens May Face Emotional Problems After Concussion news

Those with light or noise sensitivities post-injury seem to be more affected, study found

Stress, Depression May Boost Stroke Risk, Study Finds news

Anger didn't seem to have an effect, researchers noted

Study: Common HIV Drug May Boost Suicide Risk news

Patients taking efavirenz should be assessed for depression, researchers say

After Stroke, Spouse May Also Need Care news

If couple disagrees about recovery rate, partner can become depressed, study finds

Adults With Asperger Syndrome May Have Higher Suicide Risk news

British study found people with this form of autism often think of suicide, especially if depressed

Job Loss Tougher for Americans Than Europeans news

U.S. workers were more likely to develop depression than their Euro counterparts, study found

As Antidepressant Warnings Toughened, Teen Suicide Attempts Rose: Study news

Overreaction to FDA warning may have led to undertreatment of depression, experts say

Antidepressants in Pregnancy Won't Harm Baby's Heart, Study Suggests news

But, past research shows risks, and one expert says this study doesn't provide definitive answers

Depression Doubles Odds of Heart Attack for Younger Women: Study news

And compared with older women and men, they are more likely to become depressed, researchers say

Diabetes Distress Is Distinct From Depression, Researchers Say news

New studies look at the emotional fallout from type 1 and type 2 disease

Mental Health

Health Tip: Exercise While Watching Television news

Get off the couch to change the channel

Study Counters Critics of Plainer Cigarette Packaging news

Tobacco industry claims change would harm small businesses, but Australian experience refutes that

Parents' Fights May Strain Bonds With Their Kids news

On days that mom and dad argue, they treat their children differently, study finds

Health Tip: Eating When You're Not Hungry news

Things that may spur unhealthy habit

Less Sleep in Teen Years Tied to More Pounds at 21 news

16-year-olds should get more than 8 hours of shuteye a night to help avoid obesity, research says

Electrical Pulses to Scalp May Boost Memory: Study news

But years of research remain before this therapy could treat brain disorders, experts say

'Half a Glass' Rule May Curb Overdrinking news

Pouring less wine each time lowers chances of intoxication, researchers suggest

Study: Young Adults Who Had Depression Have 'Hyper-Connected' Brain Networks news

Finding might help predict, prevent and treat the disorder, researchers say

Do Antidepressants in Pregnancy Raise Risks for Mental Woes in Kids? news

New study discounts pills' link to autism, but suggests ties to ADHD

Scientists 'Rewrite' Bad Memories in Mice news

Manipulation of brain cells can switch negative emotions to positive ones, researchers say

Overconfident Folks May Blind Others to Their Real Abilities news

This self-deception can lead to risk taking, and problems for institutions that promote such people, study suggests

Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps Seniors, Study Finds news

British researchers report it improved slumber, lowered daytime sleepiness

Light Therapy a Good Option for Pre-Cancerous Skin Lesions, Study Says news

But it's more painful, time consuming than common treatment, dermatologist notes

Even Normal-Weight Teens Can Have Dangerous Eating Disorders, Study Finds news

Researchers saw a nearly 6-fold rise in patients who met all criteria of anorexia except being underweight

'Sleep Drunkenness' Is Common and Linked to Other Behavior Issues news

But condition remains poorly defined and little understood, researcher says

Diet, Exercise Counseling Urged for Overweight Americans With Heart Risks news

Task force guidelines could apply to half of U.S. adults

Ban Indoor Use of E-Cigarettes, U.N. Health Agency Says news

Recommendation comes a day after similar calls for regulation by American Heart Association

Steer Clear of Dietary Supplements for Concussions: FDA news

Agency warns that no evidence supports claims of faster recovery from a head injury

Heart Studies Don't Reflect Real-World Patients, Study Finds news

Participants are healthier, possibly skewing results

Number of Young Non-Smokers Who Tried E-Cigs Tripled in 2 Years news

CDC report also finds that teens who used the devices were more likely to say they would try smoking

E-Cigarettes Should Be Regulated Like Tobacco: American Heart Association news

Group's policy statement also calls for ban on marketing, sales to young people

Pediatricians Offer New Dental Recommendations news

American Academy of Pediatrics urges fluoride use on first teeth to prevent decay

Counseling Does Little to Deter Youth Drinking, Review Finds news

Technique commonly used for problem drinkers only lowered consumption slightly, didn't change behaviors

General Health

Outdoor Enthusiasts Need a Lightning Plan news

Athletic trainers' group urges heightened awareness of deadly strikes

Drug Gives 'New Hope' Against Heart Failure, Expert Says news

Experimental medication beat standard treatment at reducing hospitalizations, cardiovascular deaths

Could Too Much Salt Harm MS Patients? news

Researchers find a link but say it's too soon to recommend reducing sodium intake

'Doctor-Shopping' for Painkillers Common After Broken-Bone Surgery, Study Finds news

1 in 5 patients sought narcotics from multiple physicians

Biggest Ever Weekly Rise in Ebola Cases, U.N. Agency Says news

About 500 new infections reported across West Africa, including first case in Senegal

Spaceflight Might Weaken Astronauts' Immune Systems news

NASA studies suggest a heightened risk for illness or allergy for crew members

European MRSA Originated in Sub-Saharan Africa, Study Finds news

Trends in tourism, migration may have contributed to its spread, researchers say

Monkey Trial Supports Ebola Drug That May Have Helped 2 Stricken Americans news

All 18 rhesus monkeys infected with the virus survived after getting the experimental medication, researchers report

Health Highlights: Aug. 29, 2014 news

  • Many Foods' 'Trans-Fat-Free' Claims False: Study
  • Joan Rivers 'Resting Comfortably,' Daughter Says

Scientists Find Differences in Brains of Those With Dyslexia news

Scans showed less connectivity in regions linked to reading

Eye Pigment May Help Vision in Hazy Conditions news

Yellow pigment boosts the ability to see far-off objects through haze, researchers report

Your Family's Germs May Move With You news

Study found that bacteria followed people into their new home

Most U.S. Babies Get Their Vaccines: CDC news

But booster shots and second doses lag for 2-year-olds, report finds

Ebola Outbreak Could Infect 20,000 People, U.N. Says news

World Health Organization unveils $489 million plan to combat the outbreak in West Africa

California Trees Harbor Fungus Deadly to People With HIV news

A 13-year-old's science fair project helped the discovery along, researchers say

Gene Research Yields Insights Into Ebola Virus news

Strain tied to West Africa outbreak has mutated hundreds of times, and only spreads among humans

Donated Livers Not Harmed by Travel Distances, Study Finds news

Broader organ sharing in U.S. will result in more air travel, researchers say

Health Highlights: Aug. 28, 2014 news

  • Joan Rivers Suffers Cardiac Arrest
  • Brain-Eating Amoeba in Louisiana Parish Water System
  • Many Parents Uncomfortable About Kids Playing Football: Poll

Study: Young Adults Who Had Depression Have 'Hyper-Connected' Brain Networks news

Finding might help predict, prevent and treat the disorder, researchers say

MERS Virus Doesn't Seem to Spread Easily, Study Finds news

5 percent chance of getting it, while experts cite a 25 percent chance of catching flu

Health Highlights: Aug. 26, 2014 news

  • Nigeria Keeps Schools Closed Until October as Part of Ebola Control Measures
  • Blood Pressure Controlled Best by Patient: Study

Scientists 'Rewrite' Bad Memories in Mice news

Manipulation of brain cells can switch negative emotions to positive ones, researchers say

Overconfident Folks May Blind Others to Their Real Abilities news

This self-deception can lead to risk taking, and problems for institutions that promote such people, study suggests

Playing Video Game May Boost MS Patients' Balance: Study news

Research suggests regular use of Wii accessory might rewire the brain

Diet, Exercise Counseling Urged for Overweight Americans With Heart Risks news

Task force guidelines could apply to half of U.S. adults