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Genes May Govern Your Risk for PTSD April 26, 2017

Link with the psychiatric disorder is more apparent for women, study contends

Kids Face Their Own Death Risks When a Sibling Dies April 24, 2017

Chance of death is greatest in year after the loss of a brother or sister, researchers report

Love Chocolate? Potato Chips? Your Genes Might Be to Blame April 24, 2017

Study findings may someday lead to more individualized diet advice, researcher says

Marriage Could Bring Health Bonus to Older Same-Sex Couples April 18, 2017

Survey found those who'd exchanged vows were better off physically and mentally than their single peers

Seniors' Well-Being May Get a Boost From Green Spaces April 17, 2017

Small study detects positive brain changes from urban oases

Just 1 in 5 Mentally Ill Women Gets Cervical Cancer Screenings April 17, 2017

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

Anxious? Distressed? You're Not Alone April 17, 2017

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

Seniors' Brain Changes Could Make Them Vulnerable to Scams April 14, 2017

Researchers hope to some day be able to identify who's at risk before they're financially victimized

Another Downside to Unemployment: Stroke Risk? April 13, 2017

Findings from Japan point to health benefits of job security

'I'm Just Too Busy' -- Is Being Overworked the New Status Symbol? April 13, 2017

New research suggests Americans equate harried lifestyles with higher social standing

These 5 Life Skills Can Boost Your Odds of Well-Being April 10, 2017

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

Past Psychiatric Ills Don't Raise Alzheimer's Risk: Study April 10, 2017

But more recent symptoms may be part of the disease

Rehab Services Lacking in States Hit Hard by Opioids April 07, 2017

More addiction recovery programs needed in the Southeast, researchers say

Family History May Magnify Your Hangover April 06, 2017

People whose relatives have drinking problem recall day-after symptoms more clearly, study finds

Hollywood Villains Are No Dermatologist's Friend April 05, 2017

Skin specialists say on-screen creeps often have faces that equate blemishes with 'evil'

Keys to Heart Disease Care: Communication and Trust April 03, 2017

These factors linked to patients' greater use of cholesterol and blood pressure-lowering drugs

Most Americans Favor Larger Health Warnings on Cigarette Packs March 31, 2017

Even many smokers think these warnings should cover up to 75 percent of the label, researchers find

Health Risks Grow as Young People Born With HIV Age March 31, 2017

About 10,000 Americans were infected at birth, and many are now young adults with medical issues, study finds

Climate Change May Cloud Americans' Mental Health: Report March 30, 2017

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

9 Out of 10 Doctors Like Their Jobs March 30, 2017

A new survey finds that two-thirds would recommend their profession to others

A Lonely Heart Could Worsen a Cold March 30, 2017

People who feel isolated tend to have worse symptoms, research shows

Preventive Mastectomy Rates Vary by State March 29, 2017

Among young women with early breast cancer, almost half from 5 states opt to have healthy breast removed

Trauma as a Teen May Boost Depression Risk Around Menopause March 29, 2017

Likelihood was more than twice as high, study reports

Health Tip: Help Your Child with Body Image March 29, 2017

Avoid negative language

Many Talks on End-of-Life Wishes End in Confusion, Study Shows March 24, 2017

Just 3 out of 10 accurately understood what their loved one wanted

Older Mothers May Raise Better-Behaved Kids, Study Suggests March 23, 2017

Tendency of moms to mellow with age may play role in children having fewer social, emotional problems

Suicide Often Leaves Mental, Physical Woes in Surviving Spouse March 22, 2017

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

Helping Cancer Caregivers Help Themselves March 22, 2017

Loved ones must find time to address their own needs in order help others, social workers advise

Drugs for Prostate Trouble, Balding Not Linked to Suicide Risk March 20, 2017

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

'I Don't Know' May Be a Powerful Point of View March 17, 2017

People willing to admit that they don't understand everything make better choices, research suggests

'Optimal' Facelifts Do Make You Look Younger, Study Finds March 16, 2017

Hundreds who took online survey thought women looked healthier, more attractive in 'after' photos

Blood Test Might Someday Distinguish Early Depression, Schizophrenia March 14, 2017

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

'No One Dies Alone' Program Offers Comfort at Life's End March 14, 2017

For patients without loved ones, volunteers fill in when death approaches

Can Supplements Ward Off the 'Baby Blues'? March 13, 2017

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

The Secret to a Good Sex Life Is … March 10, 2017

Affection: It's the cuddling, whispering secrets afterwards that boost contentedness, study finds

Hold That Pose: Yoga May Ease Tough Depression March 09, 2017

Study finds weekly sessions, plus deep breathing, helped ease cases when medications failed

Violent Video Games May Not 'Desensitize' Players, Brain Scans Suggest March 08, 2017

In small study, frequent players had empathetic responses similar to those who don't play much

Can Social Media Sites Leave You Socially Isolated? March 06, 2017

More time using apps and sites like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook linked to greater sense of isolation, study suggests

Patients Often Reject Drug-Only Psychiatric Treatment March 06, 2017

Compliance more likely when doctors prescribe talk therapy, study finds

Longer Addiction Treatment Is Better, Study Confirms March 03, 2017

Success rate goes up significantly when programs last more than 30 days, psychiatrist says

Keep an Eye Out for Eating Disorders in Loved Ones March 02, 2017

If you suspect someone has a problem, be careful not to shame or criticize, eating disorder expert says

Could Common Insecticides Be Tied to Behavior Issues in Kids? March 02, 2017

Study can't prove cause-and-effect, but children exposed in utero to pyrethroids had more problems

Who's Top Dog When It Comes to 'Social Intelligence'? Kids or Pets? February 28, 2017

Toddlers and pups are near equals, study suggests, with evolution favoring 'survival of the friendliest'

Pediatricians Revise Guidelines for Teen Victims of Sexual Assault February 27, 2017

Physicians need to be comfortable screening for it, offering additional help if needed

Want to Win an Oscar? Study Shows How to Grab the Gold February 24, 2017

One tip: focus on American culture, researchers say

Study Links Psychiatric Disorders to Stroke Risk February 23, 2017

Mental health woes may trigger chronic fight-or-flight response, researchers suggest

Spoiler Alert! Most People Don't Want to Know the Future February 22, 2017

Part of the concern: worry over pending unpleasant events, study found

Loneliness Often Plagues Black Women at Risk for Heart Disease February 21, 2017

Social isolation boosts their chances for cardiovascular trouble, researchers say

Heart Disease Linked to Anxiety, Negative Feelings February 21, 2017

And that's especially true for women, study suggests

Same-Sex Marriage Laws Tied to Fewer Teen Suicides February 20, 2017

Perceived acceptance may benefit gay, lesbian and bisexual teens, study suggests

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