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Depression Often a Precursor to Falls in Elderly People news

But study found proper dose of psychiatric drugs might erase that danger

Autism's 'Worryingly' High Suicide Rates Spur Conference news

Signs of depression may differ from those seen in general population, researcher says

Suicide Risk Quadruples After Lung Cancer Diagnosis news

Doctors, loved ones need to be on the lookout for distress and depression, cancer specialist says

Heavy Kids Face Triple the Odds for Depression in Adulthood news

Risk was 4 times greater if they were also overweight as adults, study finds

Could Tai Chi Ease Insomnia in Breast Cancer Survivors? news

Study found it as effective as talk therapy for improving sleep and depression

Bullied in 5th Grade, Prone to Drug Abuse by High School news

Victims may develop depression, fueling risky behaviors, study suggests

After Suicide Attempt, a Phone Call Could Save a Life news

Simple follow-up can prevent a future try, study shows

Are Smartphones Helping or Harming Kids' Mental Health? news

More use is linked to attention and behavior problems, but also less anxiety, study finds

Mental Health Myths Abound in the U.S. news

For instance, survey finds less than half can recognize anxiety

Depression's Gender Gap Shows Up in Pre-Teen Years news

Still unclear why more women than men affected by the disorder, researcher says

Opioid Use by Iraq, Afghanistan War Vets Mirrors Rest of U.S.: Study news

Researchers conclude that use of the painkillers is 'an American problem,' not a VA problem

Studies Question Link Between Mom's Antidepressant Use, Autism in Kids news

After accounting for other factors that raise chances of the disorder, the increased risk disappeared

Just 1 in 5 Mentally Ill Women Gets Cervical Cancer Screenings news

Rates of the disease tend to be higher in this group, researcher says

Anxious? Distressed? You're Not Alone news

And about 1 in 10 Americans who need mental health care don't have the insurance coverage, study finds

Past Psychiatric Ills Don't Raise Alzheimer's Risk: Study news

But more recent symptoms may be part of the disease

These 5 Life Skills Can Boost Your Odds of Well-Being news

People with these traits more likely to be healthier, less lonely and more financially stable, study finds

For Some, Too Much Sweat Takes Emotional Toll news

Those who perspire excessively may have hyperhidrosis

The Highs and Lows of Teens' Instagram Use news

For some it leads to closer bonds with friends, for others a greater risk of depression, study found

Good Sleep Does Get Tougher With Age news

Review suggests many seniors struggle to get deep, restorative slumber, adding to health problems

Climate Change May Cloud Americans' Mental Health: Report news

Projected weather-related disasters will fuel anxiety, depression, psychologists' group warns

Trauma as a Teen May Boost Depression Risk Around Menopause news

Likelihood was more than twice as high, study reports

Suicide Often Leaves Mental, Physical Woes in Surviving Spouse news

Rates of PTSD and depression are higher, but so too are liver problems and back pain, study finds

Drugs for Prostate Trouble, Balding Not Linked to Suicide Risk news

However, medications like Propecia, Proscar may be tied to depression, study finds

Blood Test Might Someday Distinguish Early Depression, Schizophrenia news

A screen is still in development stages but could be important, especially for adolescents, experts say

Can Supplements Ward Off the 'Baby Blues'? news

Researchers look to nutrients to offset temporary brain-chemical changes in new mothers

Mental Health

Depression Often a Precursor to Falls in Elderly People news

But study found proper dose of psychiatric drugs might erase that danger

Promising Results for Drug to Fight Arthritis Linked to Psoriasis news

Psoriatic arthritis causes painful joint swelling, but new medication Taltz might help

Do Daughters Bring Out a Dad's 'Softer Side'? news

Study found men raising toddlers were more responsive, emotional with girls than boys

Autism's 'Worryingly' High Suicide Rates Spur Conference news

Signs of depression may differ from those seen in general population, researcher says

Special Diets, Supplements for Autism Still a Question Mark news

Analysis of 19 trials turned up little proof they actually work; more definitive research needed

U.S. Moms-to-Be Often Victims of Assault news

Researchers recommended routine prenatal screening for violence and trauma

Teasing Teens About Weight May Do Lasting Harm news

They're more likely to be obese and struggle with emotional eating as adults, research finds

Death Rate Drops for Americans Hospitalized With COPD news

Better technology may help patients survive complications of the respiratory disease, researchers say

FDA OKs First Cancer Drug by Genetic Type, Not Organ of Origin news

Keytruda is targeted to specific cancers with specific DNA that can arise in multiple sites

New FDA Head Outlines 'Forceful Steps' Against Opioid Crisis news

On the agenda: better-tailored painkiller doses, doctor training and more

3 Key Lifestyle Factors Can Lower Breast Cancer Odds news

Stay trim, exercise and cut back on drinking, review findings suggest

Suicide Risk Quadruples After Lung Cancer Diagnosis news

Doctors, loved ones need to be on the lookout for distress and depression, cancer specialist says

You're Less Apt to Fact-Check 'Fake News' When It's on Social Media: Study news

When users saw others looking at same report online, they were less likely to verify claims

City Life Tough on Teens' Mental Health news

Kids raised in urban areas 40 percent more likely to report psychotic experiences, study finds

Helping Ease Kids' Fears After Manchester Terror Attack news

Mental health experts say it's important for parents to encourage teens to follow through with their plans

Health Tip: Don't Take Stress to Bed news

Find ways to relax before you sleep

Taking Opioids Before Knee Surgery Could Raise Pain Later news

People who took the powerful painkillers pre-procedure had less pain relief later, study finds

1 in 4 Americans Knows Someone Hooked on Opioids: Poll news

Three-quarters believe that people can beat the addiction

Fewer U.S. Teens Are Boozing It Up news

Study finds frequent binge drinking among adolescents has dropped in past 25 years

Could 'Safer' Filtered Cigarettes Be More Deadly? news

New report suggests they're tied to rising rates of an aggressive lung cancer

Americans Skeptical of Corporate-Backed Health Research news

Study finding a red flag for scientists competing for dwindling funding sources for their work

Overcrowded ERs Risky for Some Seriously Ill Patients news

People with sepsis had to wait almost an extra hour for antibiotics in busy hospitals, study finds

How Not to Nod Off Behind the Wheel news

Recognizing signs of sleepiness key to prevention, researcher says

Yoga, Meditation May Ease Some Breast Cancer Symptoms news

But study into alternative therapies didn't find evidence to support using dietary supplements

General Health

Brush Up on Swim Safety for Summer news

Pediatricians' group offers tips on how to protect kids by the pool, lake or ocean

Lawn Mowers Are Risky Business for Kids news

Injuries can lead to amputations, pediatric trauma expert cautions

5 Essential Tips for Hospital Patients and Their Visitors news

Start by keeping hands clean, health experts say

Fire Up the Grill Safely This Holiday Weekend news

Some expert tips on avoiding trouble with gas and charcoal barbecues

Adults Who Love Exercise May Gain 9 'Biological' Years news

Regular jogging and other pursuits delay cellular aging, study finds

Warming Climate, More Sleepless Nights? news

Poor and elderly will feel the heat the most, study predicts

Bystander CPR Helps Save Brain Function After Near-Drowning news

Heart compressions were even more effective than automatic defibrillator, study finds

Health Highlights: May 26, 2017 news

  • German Parents Who Don't Have Children Vaccinated Will Face Fines

Could a Century-Old Drug Help Ease Autism Symptoms? news

Small study produced positive results with the sleeping sickness medication suramin, but more research needed

Health Tip: Is Your Backyard Safe? news

Here's how you can improve safety

Gut Bacteria Changes After Some Weight-Loss Surgeries news

Better diversity seen after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, researchers say

Alzheimer's Deaths Jump 55 Percent: CDC news

More patients also dying at home, with the caregiving burden falling on loved ones

Hospitals Vary in Moving Stroke Patients to Comfort or Hospice Care news

Study found doctors more apt to suggest it sooner for older, white, female and uninsured patients

Haywire Immune Cells May Help Cause Baldness news

Cells that fight inflammation also play role in hair growth, mice study finds

Kidneys From Deceased Diabetics Might Ease Organ Shortage: Study news

More than 100,000 people are on the U.S. kidney transplant wait-list

Health Highlights: May 25, 2017 news

  • Heart Pump Controllers Recalled
  • Fitness Trackers Highly Inaccurate in Counting Calories Burned: Study
  • Breakfast Sausages Recalled

Stroke Risk Can Rise With Pregnancy-Linked High Blood Pressure news

Infections, clotting disorders, history of high blood pressure puts women with preeclampsia in jeopardy, study says

New Cholesterol Fighting Meds Target Key Gene news

Two trials show promise for non-statin approach to heart health

Thick Middle May Raise Risk of Some Cancers news

Where fat is carried is as strong a predictor as BMI, research suggests

Hospital Protocol Helps Thwart Serious Infection news

Study finds faster treatment leads to lower risk of dying from sepsis

Death Rate Drops for Americans Hospitalized With COPD news

Better technology may help patients survive complications of the respiratory disease, researchers say

Can Tracking Germs in One Hospital Make All Hospitals Safer? news

Study mapped history of bacteria, viruses and fungi to understand how diseases spread among patients

Health Highlights: May 24, 2017 news

  • Trump Administration Funding Cuts to AIDS Programs Could Mean 1 Million Lives Lost

Blood Test for Pancreatic Cancer Shows Early Promise news

Scientists aim for earlier detection, when tumors are treatable