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A Violent Environment Can Wreck Kids' Grades August 15, 2017

Researchers find link between kids' sleep, stress hormones and academic performance

A Little Drinking Might Lengthen Your Life: Study August 15, 2017

But researchers stress too much alcohol can increase risk of early death

U.S. Antidepressant Use Jumps 65 Percent in 15 Years August 15, 2017

Women nearly twice as likely to use the drugs as men, CDC report finds

Skeletons Give Clues to Americans' Rising Arthritis Rates August 14, 2017

Study suggests reasons for pained knees go beyond the usual suspects -- obesity and aging

Smoking on the Rise Among Pregnant Women With Depression August 14, 2017

More than 1 in 3 smoke, compared to 1 in 10 who aren't depressed, U.S. survey finds

Taking a Stand on Staying Mobile After 80 August 14, 2017

Standing exercises better than sitting ones for preserving walking skills, study finds

Calming Those Back-to-School Jitters August 13, 2017

Child development expert offers advice on how to ease anxiety as classes start

When Stress Hormone Falters, Your Health May Suffer August 11, 2017

Study suggests lack of variation in cortisol levels could be linked to ills like inflammation, cancer

How Safe and Effective Is Your Sunscreen? August 11, 2017

One out of three may not offer the right protection, study suggests

The Right Shoes Can Help Prevent Falls August 10, 2017

What you should look for in the shoe store

For Cancer Patients in the ER, Delirium Linked to Poor Outcomes August 09, 2017

Seriously confused people were more likely to be hospitalized and to die early, study finds

Stroke Rates Drop for U.S. Men, But Not Women August 09, 2017

Explanations for the disparity aren't clear

Alcohol Use, Abuse on the Rise in U.S. August 09, 2017

Women and older adults among those drinking more, study finds

It's Never Too Soon to Safeguard Your Bones August 09, 2017

Osteoporosis prevention starts now

Yoga May Boost Aging Brains August 09, 2017

Changes seen in areas involved with attention and memory, but it's not yet clear if yoga is the cause

Does Early Puberty Affect a Girl's Academic Achievement? August 09, 2017

Those who begin their periods younger may leave school sooner, research suggests

Preterm Birth Risk Spikes in Mothers With Sleep Disorders August 08, 2017

Pregnant women with apnea or insomnia have roughly twice the risk of delivering before 34 weeks, study finds

Caring for Aging Parents August 08, 2017

When you need help to help them

Instagram Photos May Offer Snapshot of Mental Health August 08, 2017

Social media posts seem to give clues to presence of depression, researchers say

Health Tip: One of Three Adults Gets Shingles August 08, 2017

It's the same virus that causes chickenpox in kids

Blood Pressure Fluctuations Tied to Dementia Risk in Study August 07, 2017

But the research only found an association, not cause-and-effect connection

'Loneliness Epidemic' Called a Major Public Health Threat August 07, 2017

Social isolation tied to increased risk for premature death, research suggests

Midlife Behaviors May Affect Your Dementia Risk August 07, 2017

Of greatest importance are diabetes, blood pressure and smoking, researchers say

Study Links Moderate Drinking to Reduced Risk of Dementia August 06, 2017

But finding comes with cautions against excessive alcohol use over extended periods

Protein at All 3 Meals May Help Preserve Seniors' Strength August 04, 2017

Staves off muscle decline, Canadian researchers suggest

Yoga May Help Ease Depression August 03, 2017

It's not a cure-all but has great potential, leader of an American Psychological Association panel says

As World's Population Ages, Blindness Rates Likely to Grow August 03, 2017

Study of 188 countries finds burden of impaired vision falls hardest on developing nations

10 Factors to Predict Bleeding Risk in Stroke Survivors August 02, 2017

New method may aid doctors in assessing harms, benefits of anti-clotting drugs

Need to Calm Down? Try Talking to Yourself August 01, 2017

Brain scans suggest referring to yourself in third person helps keep emotions in check

Women Who Gain Weight Between Babies at Higher Risk for Diabetes August 01, 2017

Danger is greatest for women whose weight was normal before they got pregnant, study finds

Recent Flu Shot Shouldn't Prevent Vaccination During Pregnancy August 01, 2017

Study rebuts concerns about multiple vaccination timing

Breast-Feeding Lowers Mom's Breast Cancer Risk: Study August 01, 2017

It also reduces the child's future cancer risk, cancer institute reports

Gum Disease May Be Linked to Cancer Risk in Older Women August 01, 2017

Esophageal, breast and lung cancer, among others, seen in postmenopausal women in large study

Netflix Series '13 Reasons Why' Sparks Uptick in Google Searches for Suicide July 31, 2017

The news wasn't all bad, since some looked for suicide prevention, study found

Exercise Not Making Dent in Most Seniors' Down Time July 28, 2017

Study found it only cut the amount of sedentary time by 12 minutes each day

Too Soon to Widely Recommend Ketamine for Depression July 28, 2017

Not enough is known about the drug's long-term effects, research review concludes

Generic Eye Drops for Seniors Could Save Millions of Dollars a Year July 28, 2017

Medicare is billed more than $1 billion annually for glaucoma treatments alone, researchers say

'Super Moms' and 'Super Dads': Work-Home Conflicts Affect Both Genders July 27, 2017

'We need to bring men into the conversation,' researcher says

In Mice, Brain Cells Discovered That Might Control Aging July 26, 2017

These stem cells might hold valuable clues to time's effects on the body

Opioid Abuse Down in Younger Americans, But Up Among Older Adults July 26, 2017

Rates have doubled in people over 50, report says

Walking the Dog, All the Way to Better Health July 25, 2017

Even in bad weather, seniors get about 30 minutes of daily activity by taking care of their pet

Even a One-Minute Run Might Help a Woman's Bones July 24, 2017

Study suggests brief bursts of intense physical activity lowered risk for bone loss

Most Murdered U.S. Women Killed By Husbands, Boyfriends, Exes July 21, 2017

Federal report on decade of statistics shows over half of deaths were caused by intimate partners

High-Dose Flu Shot May Help Nursing Home Residents Avoid Hospital July 21, 2017

Rates of all-cause admission were significantly lower for elderly who got the stronger vaccine, study found

Estrogen May Influence Women's Depression Risk July 21, 2017

Early menstruation, more frequent periods seem to make sad times less likely, researchers suggest

Antidepressants in Pregnancy Tied to Slight Increase in Autism July 20, 2017

But difference in risk is quite small, experts say

Losing Medicaid Tough on People Battling Depression: Study July 19, 2017

Breaks in coverage result in more ER visits and longer hospital stays, research finds

Healthy Heart in 20s, Better Brain in 40s? July 19, 2017

Following lifestyle recommendations in young adulthood pays off later, study says

'Nipple-Sparing' Mastectomies Don't Raise Odds of Cancer's Return: Study July 19, 2017

Research suggests that the cosmetically superior procedure comes with no added risk

Early Menopause May Be Tied to Type 2 Diabetes July 19, 2017

When periods stop before 40, risk is 4 times greater compared to late menopause, study suggests

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