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Binge-Watching TV May Be Sign of Depression, Loneliness news

Researchers say hours and hours of viewing often isn't just harmless fun

Soda Habit May Prompt Early Puberty in Girls, Study Suggests news

Early menstruation a risk factor for depression and breast cancer, researchers say

Student Loans Take Emotional Toll on Young Adults news

As college debts mount, so do depressive symptoms, study says

Certain Allergy, Depression Meds Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia news

Class of drugs interferes with a key brain chemical, but study can't prove cause-and-effect

Walking Group a Step Toward Better Health, Researchers Say news

Your heart rate, cholesterol and even depression might improve, study suggests

Depression, Anxiety Can Precede Memory Loss in Alzheimer's, Study Finds news

Those who developed dementia were more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression earlier

Health Tip: Is It Grief or Depression? news

How to determine the difference

Parent's Suicide Attempt Makes Child's Much More Likely: Study news

Suicidal behavior appears to run in families, with certain conditions putting kids at higher risk

'Tis the Season for Seasonal Affective Disorder news

Expert explains this type of depression, including symptoms to watch for

Mother's Depression Tied to Later Delinquency in Kids news

Treating parent's mental health issues is critical, experts say

Abnormalities Found in Brains of Young Bipolar Patients Who Try Suicide news

Scans found evidence of less connection between areas that control emotion, motivation and memory

Breast Cancer Screening Less Likely Among Mentally Ill: Study news

Conditions such as depression or schizophrenia linked to lower mammogram rates

Nearly 1 in 12 Americans Struggles With Depression, Study Finds news

But, just a third of severely depressed people have sought help

Early Puberty Linked to Increased Risk of Depression in Teens news

Researchers find odds raised in both boys and girls developing sooner than peers

Being the Boss Tied to Depression Risk for Women, But Not Men news

Women in powerful positions may be judged harshly, researcher says

1 in 5 U.S. Adults Dealt With a Mental Illness in 2013 news

Federal official urges people to seek treatment to 'restore their well-being'

Home Exercise Boosts Heart Patients' Frame of Mind news

But in-hospital workouts didn't produce same results, study found

Pain, Depression Tied to Delirium Risk After Surgery for Seniors news

Study found patients who had both before procedure were 21 percent more likely to become disoriented

After Breast Cancer, Depression Risk Lingers news

Study finds survivors more likely to need hospital care, antidepressants to cope than cancer-free women

Even Depression May Not Dim Thoughts of Bright Future news

But study found optimism could be a double-edged sword among those with the disorder

Dark Days Here for Folks With Seasonal Depression news

Expert offers tips to compensate for reduced light exposure

Depression After Heart Attack May Be More Common for Women news

Researcher believes issue has been 'largely unnoticed'

Family Acceptance Key to Curbing Teen Suicides, Study Shows news

Validation by peers also decreased likelihood of self-harm

Upbeat Walking Style Might Lift Your Mood news

Negativity less likely in people with a positive gait, study says

Obesity and Depression Often Twin Ills, Study Finds news

Nature of connection isn't clear, but both conditions can be treated, experts say

Mental Health

Health Tip: Drink Responsibly news

Suggestions to prevent alcohol abuse

More Evidence That Boxing Can Lead to Brain Damage news

Repeated blows to head tied to changes seen on MRIs, lower test scores, study finds

Binge-Watching TV May Be Sign of Depression, Loneliness news

Researchers say hours and hours of viewing often isn't just harmless fun

Liberals, Independents Win Life Span Sweepstakes, Study Claims news

But researchers can't pinpoint why they outlived Republicans, Democrats over 30 years

Arizona Officials Say Nearly 1,000 People May Have Been Exposed to Measles news

Latest infection tally on outbreak that originated in California now stands at 95

Following Blood Pressure Guidelines Saves Lives, Dollars: Study news

Investing in treatment strategies would yield both health and economic benefits, researcher says

ADHD Linked to Earlier Use of Illicit Drugs in Teens: Study news

But one expert stressed that treatment for the disorder may curb those impulses

Some Kids With Autism Show Improvement by Age 6: Study news

20 percent experienced gains in daily functioning, 11 percent had less severe symptoms, researchers say

Study Underscores Power of Placebo Effect news

Parkinson's patients given fake drugs fared better on 'more expensive' medication

U.S. Measles Outbreak Now Numbers 87 Cases news

Officials say most patients hadn't been vaccinated against the disease

It Pays for Moms-to-Be to Stop Smoking news

More than twice as many quit when offered financial incentives, study says

Soda Habit May Prompt Early Puberty in Girls, Study Suggests news

Early menstruation a risk factor for depression and breast cancer, researchers say

Do Pregnant Women Need High Blood Pressure Treatment? news

Controlling blood pressure doesn't seem to affect baby, but may prevent problems for mom

Daily Drinking May Raise Risk of Liver Cirrhosis, Study Warns news

Everyday habits appear to matter more than lifetime consumption, research suggests

Seniors May Keep Falls a Secret news

But doctors often able to identify cause of fall and help to prevent another

Prostate Cancer Patients Who Smoke Fare Worse, Study Finds news

They were twice as likely to see disease spread, die from illness

Student Loans Take Emotional Toll on Young Adults news

As college debts mount, so do depressive symptoms, study says

Menu Calorie Counts May Mean Less Fattening Meals for Kids news

Study suggests certain calorie information might also prompt parents to encourage more exercise

78 People Now Infected in U.S. Measles Outbreak news

Most patients hadn't been vaccinated against the disease, officials say

Reducing Work-Family Conflict May Improve Sleep news

When managers and employees got more support in workplace, everyone got more rest, study says

Troubled Boys, Girls Have Sex Earlier, Study Finds news

Disruptive behavior at age 5 was predictive in boys, age 10 for girls

Certain Allergy, Depression Meds Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia news

Class of drugs interferes with a key brain chemical, but study can't prove cause-and-effect

Pediatricians' Group Opposes Legal Marijuana news

American Academy of Pediatrics says drug has potential to harm children

General Health

More Measles Cases Seen in January Than in Typical Year: CDC news

Spread driven largely by outbreak that started at Disney theme parks in California in December

Colon Cancer Rates Rising Among Americans Under 50 news

Still, only 10 percent of cases occur in younger group, study finds

Teens, Young Adults Most Likely to Go to ER After Car Accidents: Report news

Race also played a role, with blacks more likely to visit ER after crashes than whites, Hispanics

Obama to Announce Major Personalized Medicine Initiative news

He will ask Congress for $215 million to compile genetic data of 1 million Americans for scientific study

Breast Reconstruction Complications Similar for Older, Younger Women news

But risk of blood clots higher with use of seniors' own tissue instead of implants

Tamiflu Cuts 1 Day Off Average Flu Bout, Study Finds news

Researchers reviewed collected data on the influenza medication

Could Weather Influence Language Development? news

Humidity is needed for a wide range of tones, researchers say

Health Highlights: Jan. 29, 2015 news

  • Doctors Dropping Patients Who Refuse Vaccinations
  • Obama to Launch Research Program Focused on Personalized Medicine
  • Surge in Medicare Payments for Procedure That Unblocks Vessels in Limbs

Researchers Learning More About Deadly Pancreatic Cancer news

FDA hopes targeted drug research will lead to 'big break'

Nearly 1 in 10 Adults Skips Meds Due to Cost, CDC Says news

Not taking medications as prescribed can have serious health consequences, experts note

Following Blood Pressure Guidelines Saves Lives, Dollars: Study news

Investing in treatment strategies would yield both health and economic benefits, researcher says

Arizona Officials Say Nearly 1,000 People May Have Been Exposed to Measles news

Latest infection tally on outbreak that originated in California now stands at 95

Acne Gel Linked to Rare Side Effect, Doctors Warn news

Teen developed blood disorder after using Aczone for a week

Eye Tracking May Help to Spot Concussions Quickly news

Simple technique offers possible way to assess brain injury severity, study says

Little Improvement in Children Paralyzed After Viral Infection, Study Finds news

Cluster of Colorado cases may be tied to 2014 outbreak of enterovirus D68, experts say

Flu's Grip on U.S. Starting to Weaken: CDC news

Some areas are starting to see a decline in infections, official says

Liberals, Independents Win Life Span Sweepstakes, Study Claims news

But researchers can't pinpoint why they outlived Republicans, Democrats over 30 years

Early Birds May Catch the Worm, but Night Owls May Snatch the Win news

Athletes who are late risers perform better in the evening, study suggests

Have Insurers Found Way Around Obamacare 'Pre-Existing Conditions' Rule? news

Analysis suggests hiking drug co-pays may help eliminate people with certain illnesses

Study Underscores Power of Placebo Effect news

Parkinson's patients given fake drugs fared better on 'more expensive' medication

U.S. Measles Outbreak Now Numbers 87 Cases news

Officials say most patients hadn't been vaccinated against the disease

72,000 Cases of Public Defibrillators Failing in Past Decade, FDA Says news

Agency vows action to boost the effectiveness of the life-saving devices

Health Tip: Caring for a Cut or Scrape news

Suggestions for cleaning the wound

Ebola Vaccine Appears Safe, Triggers Immune Response, U.K. Study Finds news

Early trial findings echo those from a smaller U.S. study