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Plane Passengers' Near-Death Experience Gives Clues to Trauma's Effect on Brain July 03, 2015

Interviews, brain scans of people who thought they might die in crash show impact lasts for years

Mass Killings, School Shootings in U.S. May Be 'Contagious' July 02, 2015

These events appear to inspire similar tragedies afterward, study suggests

Are Too Many Young Americans Getting Antipsychotics for ADHD? July 01, 2015

Study shows rise in prescriptions for the powerful medications, even though they're not OK'd for this use

Do Cholesterol Drugs Affect Aggression? July 01, 2015

Study finds it's possible, but more research is suggested

Beats Common to All Music May Bring People Together June 30, 2015

Study suggests a few basic rhythms underlie music from around the world, pulling groups closer

Scans Suggest Recurrent Depression May Take Toll on the Brain June 30, 2015

Shrinkage seen in region where new memories are made

1 in 3 American Adults Owns a Gun, Survey Finds June 30, 2015

Most are older white men rooted in a social gun culture

Trauma, PTSD May Raise Women's Odds of Heart Attack, Stroke: Study June 29, 2015

But the research didn't establish a cause-and-effect relationship

Millennials More Accepting of Working Moms Than Past Generations June 29, 2015

Survey responses reveal growing gender equality in U.S.

'Overwhelming' Evidence That Same-Sex Parenting Won't Harm Kids June 26, 2015

Review of thousands of studies on the issue finds broad consensus among experts

Supreme Court's Nod to Gay Marriage a Psychological Boost to Couples: Experts June 26, 2015

5-4 decision should help bring acceptance, respect for these committed relationships

Could Brain Scans Help Guide Treatment for OCD? June 26, 2015

Small study suggests neural activity can point to patients who'll benefit most from psychotherapy

Small Talk Can Boost Business Deals for Men, Study Says June 25, 2015

Women get fewer bonus points from chatting because it's expected of them, researcher suggests

Same-Sex Marriage Offers Couples Psychological Benefits, Experts Say June 25, 2015

Supreme Court decision to support it would also boost well-being of couples, according to social scientists

Evidence Supports Medical Pot for Some Conditions, Not Others June 23, 2015

Review of 79 studies suggests states may have put cart before the horse, experts say

1 in 5 Teens May Be Bullied on Social Media June 22, 2015

Review found wide variations in prevalence, but victims were often females who were depressed

Poor Health as Teen, Poor Job Prospects Later, Study Suggests June 22, 2015

Chronic mental or physical problems were tied to worse education, employment goals in adult life

Daily Weigh-Ins Keep Dieters on Track June 19, 2015

Approach works especially well for men, study says

Too Much 'Feel Good' Brain Chemical May Trigger Social Phobia June 17, 2015

Serotonin finding conflicts with conventional wisdom, researchers say

Which Candidate? Study Examines the Voter's Brain June 15, 2015

One neurological area seems key to making complex decisions at the ballot box

'Green Space' at School May Help Kids Learn, Study Suggests June 15, 2015

Expert says findings bolster the case for parks, playgrounds

Psychosis Rarely Linked to Violent Crime, Study Says June 12, 2015

Findings counter common belief about mental illness

Bragging Can Backfire, Study Shows June 12, 2015

Too much self-promotion can offend others, researchers note

Adults Can Pick Up Perfect Pitch, Study Shows June 12, 2015

With training, people may be able to identify notes they hear

Graphic Warnings May Work Best to Keep Women From Tanning Beds June 11, 2015

In study, labels with pictures of skin cancer's grim toll worked better than printed cautions alone

Smiling Can Lead to New Relationships June 10, 2015

But, study authors say grin has to be genuine

Brains of Teens With Bipolar Disorder Develop Differently: Study June 09, 2015

MRI scans suggest changes in areas that regulate emotions, researchers note

'Talk Therapy' May Help Persistent Sleeplessness June 08, 2015

Relaxation techniques and sleep education safer than pills, researchers say

World's Population Is Getting Sicker, Study Shows June 08, 2015

People lose more 'years of healthy life' to illness now than they did in the 1990s, global survey reports

Special Diets, Supplements Not Always Helpful for Kids With Autism June 05, 2015

These interventions are often tied to too little, or too much of certain nutrients, study finds

Funny Thing About Humor: It May Be in Your Genes June 05, 2015

Researchers find genetic coding boosts response to emotional stimuli

Study Shows Arthritis' Toll on Work, Social Life June 04, 2015

Joint disease plus other chronic health conditions may keep up to one-third affected out of workplace

Scientists Explore Morality's Home in the Brain June 03, 2015

People with higher levels of 'moral reasoning' have more gray matter in key brain areas, study finds

3 in 10 Americans Have Drinking Problem at Some Point in Their Lives June 03, 2015

Effective treatments are available, but fewer than 20 percent get help, study finds

Chantix Study Finds Little Evidence to Support Suicidal, Criminal Warnings June 03, 2015

But quit-smoking drug may be linked to other adverse effects

Bullied Teens at Risk for Later Depression, Study Finds June 03, 2015

Getting picked on at age 13 tied to raised odds of poor mental health at 18, U.K. researchers report

Money-Dependent Spouse May Be More Likely to Cheat June 01, 2015

Threat to their masculinity explains why men might stray, researcher says

Cancer Patient's Health Affected by Spouse's Mood June 01, 2015

A depressed caregiver raises odds of depression in ill loved one, too, study shows

ICU Delirium Tied to Higher Death Risk, Study Says June 01, 2015

Researchers recommend monitoring patients' mental state

Women, Poor, Uninsured Face Higher Risk of Psychological Distress: CDC May 28, 2015

Better access to mental health care is needed, expert says

Demi Lovato Gets Vocal About Mental Illness May 28, 2015

Diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2011, pop singer is spearheading new awareness campaign

Smokers May Be Less Likely to Vote May 27, 2015

'Marginalization' could extend to political mistrust, study suggests

Hallucinations, Delusions Uncommon in General Population: Study May 27, 2015

Women, people in wealthier nations more likely to experience these psychotic experiences

Heed the Warning Signs of Teen Suicide, Experts Say May 26, 2015

Withdrawal, changes in daily habits can signal trouble

Hospice May Help Ease Depression After Loss of Spouse May 26, 2015

Study suggests improved coping for those whose loved ones had end-of-life care

Depression Linked to Death of Many Heart Failure Patients May 24, 2015

Researcher recommends counseling as first step

Depression May Intensify Anger in Veterans With PTSD: Study May 22, 2015

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

Over 4 Million Working Americans Suffer From Anxiety Disorders May 21, 2015

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

Depression Tied to Some Risk of Parkinson's Disease May 20, 2015

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

Bullied as a Kid, Obese as a Grown-up? May 20, 2015

Study finds link between childhood victimization and adult health problems

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