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Depression May Intensify Anger in Veterans With PTSD: Study news

Aggressive outbursts can unleash harm to others or to soldiers themselves, researchers say

Depression Tied to Some Risk of Parkinson's Disease news

Swedish study finds association, but overall risk is low -- only about 1 percent

Antidepressants Ease Postpartum Depression, Study Finds news

But breast-feeding moms should talk with doctor about risks and benefits of drugs, researchers say

Sleep Apnea May Boost Depression Risk in Men, Study Finds news

Researcher says cause and effect can't be proved, but link between the two conditions is strong

Suicide Rate Up Among Young Black Children in U.S. news

But fewer white kids aged 5 to 11 are taking their own life, study shows

Short-Term Debt Can Depress More Than Your Finances news

Overdue bills and credit cards may lead to depressive symptoms, study finds

Even Treated Depression May Raise Stroke Risk news

Odds of a brain attack remained elevated after mental health symptoms improved, study finds

Immune System Genes May Change With the Seasons: Study news

Altered activity could explain why some diseases are worse in some months than others, researchers say

Study Links Sleep Troubles to Children's Mental Health news

Some of the problems included anxiety, depression and ADHD, researchers say

Mice May Yield Clues to Winter Depression news

Brain research suggests time of year you're born could influence chances of seasonal affective disorder

First Generic Abilify Approved news

For treatment of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia

Bullying May Take Bigger Toll Than Child Abuse, Neglect news

Anxiety, depression and self-harm more likely in those picked on by peers than in those mistreated by adults, study says

Depression Tied to Worse Outcomes for Black Patients With Heart Failure news

Treating mental health condition might improve cardiovascular health, expert says

Mindfulness-Based Therapy as Good as Meds for Depression, Study Says news

Results suggest possible alternative to long-term drug use

More Evidence of Long-Term Illness in 9/11 Responders news

EMS workers join police, fire personnel still struggling with health problems, study finds

Depression Plus Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk news

Each threatens brain health, and combination is worse, study suggests

Depression, Insomnia, Fatigue Are the Stuff of Nightmares news

Study found all three factors appear to be linked to a raised risk of bad dreams

Family Stress May Figure in Soldiers' Suicide Risk news

Findings suggest need to support those at home, expert says

Black Women Less Likely to Struggle With Depression Than Whites: Survey news

Where women live also appears to affect mental health disorder rates

Obesity, Smoking, Drinking, Depression: All Linked to Low Back Pain news

Researchers say that modifying these factors might help ease condition

Yoga May Help Ease Depression in Pregnant Women news

Finding suggests it might sometimes be alternative to antidepressants, talk therapy

Joblessness Triples Odds for Depression in Young Adults news

But researchers don't know if unemployment contributes to depression or depression contributes to unemployment

Dad's Depression Affects Toddler's Behavior, Too news

Study found a father's moods might increase risk of his youngster's anxiety, sadness

Workplace Suicides on the Rise, Study Finds news

Police officers, firefighters at high risk, and rates are 15 times greater for men than women

Could Loneliness Shorten a Life? news

Study says feeling this way raised risk of early death by 26 percent

Mental Health

Animals May Ease Social Anxiety in Children With Autism news

Playing with guinea pig in stressful situation was calming, study finds

Depression May Intensify Anger in Veterans With PTSD: Study news

Aggressive outbursts can unleash harm to others or to soldiers themselves, researchers say

More Babies Born to Mothers Addicted to Pain Meds news

Also rising are costs to treat infants' withdrawal symptoms, study says

Over 4 Million Working Americans Suffer From Anxiety Disorders news

Illness can be debilitating, but treatment is available so workers can stay productive, experts say

Smoking Rates Continue to Drop in Many States: CDC news

But some people are using alternative tobacco products in addition to cigarettes

Oxytocin, Alcohol Seem to Work on Brain in Similar Ways news

So-called 'love hormone' may one day help treat some psychiatric disorders, researchers say

Depression Tied to Some Risk of Parkinson's Disease news

Swedish study finds association, but overall risk is low -- only about 1 percent

More U.S. Kids Getting Mental Health Treatment news

But most of that increase has been among patients who have less serious illness

Bullied as a Kid, Obese as a Grown-up? news

Study finds link between childhood victimization and adult health problems

Nearly 1 in 5 Female College Freshmen Sexually Assaulted: Study news

Many raped when incapacitated by drugs or alcohol, researchers find

Chemo Before Surgery May Boost Outcomes for Advanced Ovarian Cancer news

Shrinking the tumor beforehand seems to raise quality of life without shortening survival, study finds

A Billion Smokers, 240 Million Alcohol Abusers Worldwide: Study news

Global tally finds adult health toll from legal substances may exceed that from illicit drugs

Health Tip: When to Call the Pediatrician About Tantrums news

If the angry bouts last longer than 10 minutes

Stressed at Work? Try 'Natural' Sounds to Relax news

Noises such as running streams ease stress, boost office productivity, study found

Most Americans Still Not Using Sunscreen news

Women do so more than men, but still fall short of recommendations, CDC study finds

Smoking May Make Return of Lung Cancer More Likely news

Study found chance of recurrence rose 1 percent for each additional pack of cigarettes smoked each year

Antidepressants Ease Postpartum Depression, Study Finds news

But breast-feeding moms should talk with doctor about risks and benefits of drugs, researchers say

Rural Poor Bear Higher Burden of COPD, Study Finds news

Reasons aren't clear, but workplace exposures and fuel sources might play a role, researchers say

Steroids No Better for Sciatica Pain Than Placebo, Study Finds news

But taking prednisone was tied to small improvements in ability to perform daily activities

Brain Differences Seen in Teenage Heavy Drinkers news

Researchers also spot genetic mutation linked to impulsiveness

It May Soon Be Possible to Easily 'Brew' Narcotics news

While breakthrough could benefit medicine, researchers warn of potential to create illegal drugs

Sleep Apnea May Boost Depression Risk in Men, Study Finds news

Researcher says cause and effect can't be proved, but link between the two conditions is strong

Suicide Rate Up Among Young Black Children in U.S. news

But fewer white kids aged 5 to 11 are taking their own life, study shows

Medical Pot-Painkiller Combo Isn't Always Recipe for Abuse news

But researchers say doctors should be kept informed of dual usage

Prompt Treatment of Kidney Stones Keeps Costs Down: Study news

Complications more likely to arise with surgical delay

General Health

Go Take a Hike -- Safely news

Proper footwear, first-aid kit and extra food are must-haves, experts say

Raw Tuna Suspected as Source of Salmonella Outbreak: CDC news

At least 53 people in nine states have fallen ill, while 10 have been hospitalized, agency reports

Low-Income Southerners at Highest Risk for Vision Loss news

Restricted access to eye and health care likely to blame, study authors suggest

Animals May Ease Social Anxiety in Children With Autism news

Playing with guinea pig in stressful situation was calming, study finds

Health Highlights: May 22, 2015 news

  • FDA: Inadequate Testing, Cleaning at Jeni's Ice Cream Plant
  • DEA Arrests 48 in Raids Targeting Illegal Sales of Prescription Painkillers
  • Climate Change a National Security Threat: Obama

Can Asthma Protect Men From Prostate Cancer? news

New research finds an association, but doesn't prove cause and effect

Smoking Rates Continue to Drop in Many States: CDC news

But some people are using alternative tobacco products in addition to cigarettes

Cold Weather a Bigger Killer Than Heat, Study Finds news

But moderate, not extreme, temperatures more deadly, researchers say

Pet Geckos May Pose Health Risk news

Researchers detect antibiotic-resistant bacteria in lizards from Indonesia

Vitamin D Levels Tied to Survival in Seriously Ill Cats news

Finding may eventually lead to test that helps determine a pet's prognosis

Health Highlights: May 21, 2015 news

  • FDA: Inadequate Testing, Cleaning at Jeni's Ice Cream Plant
  • DEA Arrests 48 in Raids Targeting Illegal Sales of Prescription Painkillers
  • Climate Change a National Security Threat: Obama

Researchers Report Progress in Making All Blood Types Universally Accepted news

Process isn't perfected, but looks promising, experts say

Quadriplegic Uses Thoughts to Control Robotic Arms news

Research is still preliminary, but implants have worked for several patients

Breath-Holding Games Are Killing Swimmers, CDC Warns news

Even seasoned athletes are drowning because of dangerous underwater behaviors, agency says

At-Home Walks Help Those With Clogged Leg Arteries Stay Mobile news

In study, people with peripheral artery disease benefited from organized exercise program

Oxytocin, Alcohol Seem to Work on Brain in Similar Ways news

So-called 'love hormone' may one day help treat some psychiatric disorders, researchers say

Improper Antibiotic Use Often Due to Misdiagnosis: Study news

Identifying illness correctly is key to drugs' effectiveness, researcher says

Health Highlights: May 20, 2015 news

  • ConAgra to Pay $11 Million to Settle Charges Over Salmonella-Tainted Peanut Butter
  • New Rabies Strain Found in New Mexico
  • Bird Flu Outbreak Triggers Egg Price Rise
  • FDA Wants More Detailed Data on Antibiotic Use in Livestock
  • $200 Million Meningitis Outbreak Compensation Fund OK'd by Judge
  • Sandra Lee Recovering After Double Mastectomy

Heart Risk Factors May Harm Black Women More Than Whites news

Fewer unhealthy signs are needed before black women's risk starts to rise, study finds

Chemo Before Surgery May Boost Outcomes for Advanced Ovarian Cancer news

Shrinking the tumor beforehand seems to raise quality of life without shortening survival, study finds

Most Americans Still Not Using Sunscreen news

Women do so more than men, but still fall short of recommendations, CDC study finds

One-Third of Americans Have Dangerous Mix of Heart Risk Factors news

Metabolic syndrome, which includes high blood pressure and obesity, increases with age, researchers say

The Plight of America's 'Elder Orphans' news

Many aging Baby Boomers face health issues without family or support, report says

Health Highlights: May 19, 2015 news

  • Takata to Announce Huge Recall Over Defective Airbags
  • FTC Takes Action Against 'Sham' Cancer Charities
  • U.S. Announces Plan to Boost Bee Populations

Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Arise Decades Before Symptoms news

Researchers hope for opportunity to head off dementia