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Depression

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

More U.S. Service Members in Treatment for Mental Health Disorders news

Sept. 11, Afghanistan and Iraq wars, along with increased military outreach, linked to the rise

Recession Linked to More Than 10,000 Suicides in North America, Europe news

But countries can take steps to reduce self-harm cases during economic downturns, researchers say

Sudden Death of Loved One Can Trigger Mental Health Issues news

Risk of PTSD was greatest threat after a traumatic loss, researchers report

Weight Gain From Antidepressants Is Minimal, Study Suggests news

There's not much difference in the amount gained between the various drugs, researchers say

Heart Attack in Middle Age May Be Tougher on Women news

Reasons aren't clear, but study found male survivors were healthier to start with

When Teachers Are Depressed, Preschoolers May 'Act Out' More news

Study points to a link, highlighting the importance of educators' mental health

Mental Illness Linked to Shortened Life Spans news

Poor mental health can affect longevity as much or more than heavy smoking, study finds

Foreclosures Tied to Higher Suicide Risk in Study news

Research shows a spike in such deaths during the housing crisis of the 'Great Recession'

Jury Still Out on Whether Doctors Should Screen for Suicide Risk news

However, physicians should look for depression in their patients, governmental task force notes

Single Moms' Job Loss May Have Long Term Impact on Kids news

Children's education and long-term mental health often seem to suffer, research shows

Another Downside to Obesity for Teens: Fewer Friends news

Study found rejection by normal-weight peers was common

Adults With Autism at Risk for Many Health Problems: Study news

Research shows rates of mental, physical problems higher in these patients than among other adults

Mental Health

Wider Face May Give You an Edge in Negotiations news

But it's not an asset in matters requiring compromise, study finds

Dieting at Young Age Often Backfires, Study Says news

Researchers find later risk for obesity, alcohol abuse and eating disorders

Extra Exercise Could Help Depressed Smokers Quit: Study news

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

Healthy Habits May Slow Cellular Signs of Aging, Study Finds news

Pay attention to your lifestyle during stressful times, researcher says

'Love Hormone' Oxytocin May Help Some With Autism news

Study found it boosted ability of certain patients to read facial expressions, nonverbal cues

Health Tip: Recognize Signs of Bullying news

Such as a sudden desire to avoid school

Healthy Habits May Help Childhood Cancer Survivors Avoid Chronic Ills news

Lifestyle choices influence long-term outcomes, researcher says

Facial Dimensions May Be Key to First Impressions news

Findings especially relevant to social media's obsession with 'selfies,' researchers say

'Fist Bump' May Beat Handshake for Cleanliness news

U.K. researchers found it transferred about a tenth of the bacteria that gripping hands did

Wives' Higher Education May Not Affect Divorce Rate news

Couples with equal levels of academic achievement less likely to split than if husbands have more, study finds

Distractions Seem More Troublesome With Age news

Seniors scored worse on tests than young adults, study says

FDA Approves Hard-to-Abuse Narcotic Painkiller news

Targiniq ER contains naloxone, which blunts euphoria of oxycodone when tablet is crushed or broken

Tough-to-Abuse Formulation of Oxycodone Approved news

Targiniq includes naloxone, which blocks euphoric effect if pill is crushed or broken

Teenage Boys Want Intimacy, Not Just Sex, Survey Finds news

Small study revealed most younger males more interested in closeness, trust with a girl

Many U.S. Male Soldiers Had Troubled Childhoods, Study Finds news

Men who served after draft was dropped were twice as likely to report past abuse, trauma as their civilian peers

Gene Discoveries Could Shed New Light on Schizophrenia news

Suspect DNA often tied to neurological 'pathways' centered on brain cell communication, experts say

Parents of Children With Autism Need Help, Too news

Study found mothers who were taught stress-reduction skills had less depression, anxiety

Study Casts Doubt on Costly Treatment for Leg Clots news

Catheter-directed thrombolysis may carry higher risk of bleeding than conventional treatment, researchers say

Good Schools May Be Good for a Teen's Health, Too news

Study found lower-income kids at challenging high schools less likely to engage in risky behaviors

Smoking While Pregnant Linked to ADHD in Children news

Expectant moms' use of nicotine-replacement therapy could also spell problems for kids, study suggests

HIV Diagnoses Down in U.S., Except for Young Gay Males: CDC news

Messages about safe sex may be falling on deaf ears, researcher notes

Many Young Adults Misinformed About Hookahs' Harms news

More than half surveyed said the water pipes weren't dangerous

Many Sexually Active U.S. Teens Not Tested for HIV: CDC news

Only 22 percent of those at risk get screened, and researchers think complacency may be why

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

Those With HIV Living Longer, International Study Finds news

Deaths from AIDS-related causes, heart disease and liver disease have all dropped

General Health

Fruits, Veggies May Have Their Limits in Boosting Lifespan news

Study shows a benefit, but that tapers off after 5 servings per day

Health Tip: Monitor a Blister news

Check for signs of Infection

Blood Test Might Help Prevent Certain Birth Defects news

Test to detect mom-to-be's folate concentration could spot those lacking nutrient for infant development

Heart Attack Patients Treated at Night, Weekends May Have Worse Outcomes news

Timing of arrival at ER affects how quickly an angioplasty is done, research shows

'Love Hormone' Oxytocin May Help Some With Autism news

Study found it boosted ability of certain patients to read facial expressions, nonverbal cues

It's 'Buyer Beware' for Decorative Contact Lenses, FDA Says news

Get an eye exam and a valid prescription to help prevent eye damage, experts caution

Brown Recluse Spider Bites on the Rise, Expert Warns news

They may sometimes cause serious symptoms that affect the whole body

Health Highlights: July 29, 2014 news

  • $1,000 Pill Now Leading Treatment for Hepatitis C
  • Young Soldiers Suffering High Rates of Erectile Dysfunction, Report Finds

Healthy Habits May Help Childhood Cancer Survivors Avoid Chronic Ills news

Lifestyle choices influence long-term outcomes, researcher says

Healthy 'Brown Fat' May Cut Odds for Obesity, Diabetes news

Study confirmed it helps regulate blood sugar levels, increases insulin sensitivity in people with more of it

Inflammatory Muscle Disorder May Raise Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke news

Patients with polymyalgia rheumatica may be more likely to develop vascular disease, study shows

Chronic Medical Conditions Can Shorten Seniors' Lives: Study news

Preventing older people from developing additional illnesses may boost life expectancy, researcher says

Doctors Urge Meningitis Shots for Vulnerable Infants, Children news

And teens, college students should make sure their vaccines are up to date, says Academy of Pediatrics

Heat Stroke a Greater Threat to Endurance Runners Than Heart Problems: Study news

More education needed about how to prevent it, researchers say

'Fist Bump' May Beat Handshake for Cleanliness news

U.K. researchers found it transferred about a tenth of the bacteria that gripping hands did

CDC Downplays Ebola's Threat to the United States news

Deadly virus relatively slow to transmit, and travel factors make spread from West Africa unlikely

Health Highlights: July 28, 2014 news

  • 2 Americans Working in Liberia Are Infected With Ebola

Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea May Trigger Weight Gain news

Study found overweight kids who had surgery were more likely to become obese within seven months

Health Highlights: July 27, 2014 news

  • U.S. Doctor Working in Liberia Is Infected With Ebola

Don't Let Kids Drink Pool Water news

Expert offers tips for spotting chlorine poisoning, bacterial infection, secondary drowning in kids

IRS Caps Fines on Uninsured Americans at $12K for Family of 5 news

Maximum payment set at nearly $2,500 for individuals

The 'Hobby Lobby Ruling' and What It Means for U.S. Health Care news

Some predict challenges to medical practices that conflict with religious beliefs; others dismiss such scenarios as alarmist

Study Links Shift Work to Risk for Type 2 Diabetes news

Researchers cite many possible reasons for the effect, including hormonal changes

Health Highlights: July 25, 2014 news

  • CDC Resumes Transfer of Biological Samples Between Labs

Diet Changes Can Alter Gut Bacteria, Study Says news

Researchers monitored stool samples of two people for a year