April 24, 2014: More Muscle May Help Kidney Dialysis Patients
Small study found those with greater muscle mass could walk farther, reported better mental health

April 24, 2014: Measles on Upswing Despite Vaccines' Effectiveness: CDC
Vaccination has saved thousands of lives, report says, but outbreaks occurring as some people opt out

April 24, 2014: Workplace Ladder Falls a Major Cause of Deaths, Injuries: CDC
There were 113 ladder-related deaths, more than 34,000 ER-treated injuries in 2011 alone

April 24, 2014: Bullying Rates Drop Among American Teens: Study
Surveys taken over 10-year period showed roughly half as many kids were instigators

April 24, 2014: Internet May Help Seniors Avoid Depression
Social connections lessen loneliness, especially for older adults living alone, researcher says

April 24, 2014: Vitamin D May Not Lower Seniors' Fall Risk
Researchers conclude there isn't enough evidence to support supplement use

April 24, 2014: FDA Reconsiders Behavior-Modifying 'Shock Devices'
Agency meets Thursday to discuss outlawing tools used on emotionally disabled kids

April 24, 2014: 1 in 13 U.S. Schoolkids Takes Psych Meds: Report
More than half of parents said the drugs are helpful

April 23, 2014: Religious Music a High Note for Older Christians
Reduced anxiety, other mental health benefits noted in survey

April 23, 2014: Seniors Who Suffer Mental Declines May Face Earlier Death: Study
Those with memory loss fared better than those who showed deficits in thinking abilities

April 23, 2014: Pot Smoking May Pose Heart Dangers, Study Suggests
But some believe the study is flawed

April 23, 2014: People Seek Out Health Info When Famous Person Dies
Survey found Steve Jobs' death in 2011 spurred Americans to learn more about pancreatic cancer

April 23, 2014: For Many Men, Impotence Is Treatable Without Drugs
And there's a bonus: heart-healthy changes will boost overall well-being, too, experts say

April 22, 2014: Size of Fetus May Affect Stillbirth Risk
Study linked abnormally low or high weight to greater odds of fetal death

April 22, 2014: Certain Type of Brain Malformation May Be Best Left Alone
Saying no to surgery, radiation tied to better outcomes in study of abnormal brain connections

April 22, 2014: Spouse's Sunny Outlook May Be Good for Your Health
Physical well-being seems to get a boost from having an optimistic partner, study finds

April 22, 2014: Mental Illness Not a Driving Force Behind Crime: Study
Few crimes committed by mentally ill patients were directly linked to symptoms, researcher notes

April 22, 2014: Fear Won't Boost Exam Scores: Study
Researchers found scare tactics could actually backfire, result in lower grades

April 21, 2014: No Connection Between Induced Labor, Autism: Obgyns
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists advises against changes to current practice

April 21, 2014: Guys, Don't Bother Trying to Sound Sexy
Study says this is something only women can accomplish

April 21, 2014: False-Positive Mammograms Don't Deter Women From Future Screening: Study
While most experienced short-term anxiety, it was gone within a year, researchers say

April 21, 2014: Language Problems Common for Kids With ADHD, Study Finds
Anxiety often goes hand in hand with attention disorder, too

April 21, 2014: Too Little Sleep May Add to Teen Health Problems
Most surveyed got 6 hours or less shuteye a night, and experts blame electronic devices in bedrooms

April 20, 2014: How to Keep Your Fitness Goals on Track
Start with a workout plan that's a good fit for you, expert says

April 18, 2014: Extroverts Happier Regardless of Culture, Study Finds
Researchers compared college students in five nations

April 18, 2014: Stress Tied to Worse Allergy Symptoms
Study found those with hay fever who had high levels of stress suffered more severe symptoms

April 18, 2014: How to Make 'Low-Cal' Menu Options More Palatable
Study authors recommend not grouping these dishes together

April 18, 2014: Scientists Probe What Makes People Get Their Groove On
Offbeat rhythms of funk, hip-hip, R and B work best to get listeners on the dance floor, study finds

April 18, 2014: Happy Couples Nestle Together at Night, Survey Finds
Respondents were unhappier with relationship as sleeping distance grew

April 18, 2014: So-Called 'Apple Shape' Not a Risk Factor for Breast Cancer: Study
Overweight, not waist size, was tied to higher odds of developing disease in older women

April 18, 2014: Certain Sedatives Tied to Breathing Problems in Older COPD Patients
Study author urges caution for doctors prescribing benzodiazepines to this group

April 17, 2014: Creative Pursuits Might Boost Your Job Performance
Study finds association between self-expression, improved problem-solving skills

April 17, 2014: Mouse Study Reveals New Secrets of Fertilization
British researchers discover receptors on egg cells that allow sperm to attach, fertilize egg

April 17, 2014: Health Tip: Avoid Emotional Driving
Suggestions to stay calm and focused

April 16, 2014: Chimps Prefer Firm 'Mattress'
Like humans, they're highly selective about where they sleep, researcher says

April 16, 2014: Diabetes Complication Rates Drop Among U.S. Adults
But at the same time, rates of diabetes have more than tripled, researchers report

April 16, 2014: Key Brain 'Networks' May Differ in Autism, Study Suggests
Neural systems tied to gauging social cues appear 'over-connected' in children with the disorder

April 16, 2014: Apathy Might Signal Brain Shrinkage in Old Age: Study
But the findings only show an association; they don't prove cause and effect, experts say

April 16, 2014: Crunchy or Smooth? Food's Texture May Sway Perception of Calories
When study participants were thinking about calories, they ate more of the crunchier items, less of the soft

April 16, 2014: Bleeding Irregularities Common in Menopause, Study Finds
Report should reassure women at this stage of life, researcher says

April 16, 2014: Yoga Big on West Coast, Chiropractors Popular in Midwest
U.S. study shows geographic trends in use of complementary and alternative medicine

April 15, 2014: Nonwhites Exposed to More Air Pollution: Study
More nitrogen dioxide from exhaust fumes, power plants could mean increased deaths from heart disease, researchers say

April 15, 2014: Study Links Casual Marijuana Use to Changes in Brain
The brain regions are tied to motivation, emotion and reward, researchers say

April 15, 2014: Family Dog Can Help Kids With Autism
The bond between child and pet can also be a 'bridge' to interaction with others, study suggests

April 15, 2014: Less Salt Use Tied to Drop in U.K. Heart Deaths
Deaths from stroke also fell in the 8-year study from England

April 14, 2014: Feed a Spouse, Starve an Argument?
Study using voodoo dolls suggests irritable partners should grab a snack before speaking

April 14, 2014: Young Dads at Risk of Depressive Symptoms, Study Finds
But experts stress findings don't mean fatherhood at an early age dooms men to clinical depression

April 14, 2014: Study Ties Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Boys
But the risk is low, and it's important to treat depression in pregnant women, experts say

April 11, 2014: Study Outlines Emotional Impact of Domestic Violence on Kids
Cases rarely led to jail time, but children in the home felt intense fear, anxiety, researcher noted

April 11, 2014: Binge Drinking May Slow Wound Healing
Heavy alcohol use lowers level of beneficial immune system cells, animal study shows