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Healthline News: Mental Health- Why Suicide Prevention Is a Big Part of This Year’s ‘Movember’ Campaign- <img src="" /><p>The Movember Foundation is best known for its annual awareness campaign for prostate cancer, but it also focuses on other cancers and men’s mental health.</p> Tue, 14 Nov 2017 21:00:00 GMT Gigen Mammoser 2017-11-14T21:00:00Z Do Antidepressants Help in the Long Run?- <img src="" /><p>A professor writes that antidepressants don’t seem to help patients over the long term, reigniting the debate over psychotherapy vs. medication.</p> Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:00:00 GMT Dan Gray 2017-11-14T18:00:00Z Can a Mass Killer Be Sane?- <img src="" /><p>Experts say President Trump is wrong to call mass shootings a “mental health problem.” They say being a mass murderer doesn’t make someone insane.</p> Mon, 13 Nov 2017 23:00:00 GMT Gillian Mohney 2017-11-13T23:00:00Z Depression Is an Equal Opportunity Killer- <img src="" /><p>Depression can raise the risk of an earlier death for anyone, but the condition is particularly deadly for women. Here’s why.</p> Sat, 11 Nov 2017 14:00:00 GMT Constance Gustke 2017-11-11T14:00:00Z ‘Magic Mushroom’ Compound Could Treat Depression- <img src="" /><p>A component in mushrooms showed promise in helping ''reset'' people from depression. However, experts say don’t start eating them as a treatment.</p> Thu, 02 Nov 2017 20:00:00 GMT Kristen Fischer 2017-11-02T20:00:00Z Why Do People with Mental Health Illnesses Smoke so Much?- <img src="" /><p>People with mental illness smoke about a third of all cigarettes smoked in the United States. What can be done to help alleviate this problem?</p> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:00:00 GMT Shawn Radcliffe 2017-10-17T20:00:00Z What Exactly Is Borderline Personality Disorder?- <img src="" /><p>Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson has brought attention to mental health issues by discussing his diagnosis of borderline personality disorder.</p> Fri, 13 Oct 2017 20:00:00 GMT Kimberly Holland 2017-10-13T20:00:00Z Las Vegas First Responders Face Risk of PTSD After Mass Shooting- <img src="" /><p>The psychological effects of mass shootings take a toll on first responders as well as the victims and eyewitnesses. What can agencies do to help?</p> Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:00:00 GMT Gillian Mohney 2017-10-10T13:00:00Z There Is No 'Face' of Depression- <img src="" /><p>Linkin Park singer’s wife releases video of her husband laughing the day before his suicide. Experts say depression can be a difficult condition to spot.</p> Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:00:00 GMT Carolyn Abate 2017-10-03T17:00:00Z Trying to Quiet the ‘Voices’ of Schizophrenia- <img src="" /><p>Researchers zero in on the cause of the “voices” that people who have schizophrenia hear. They hope to eventually develop a treatment.</p> Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:00:00 GMT Carolyn Abate 2017-09-23T13:00:00Z Brain White Matter May Hold Clues to Autism, ADHD- <img src="" /><p>Researchers say there may be a connection between abnormalities in the brain’s white matter and the severity of symptoms in autism and ADHD.</p> Wed, 13 Sep 2017 21:00:00 GMT Dan Gray 2017-09-13T21:00:00Z Your Brain Changes Throughout Your Life- <img src="" /><p>Researchers say the brain doesn’t just change in youth and older age. Their study may have implications in mental health treatments.</p> Sun, 10 Sep 2017 13:00:00 GMT Matt Schneiderman 2017-09-10T13:00:00Z The App Will See You Now: Could Your Phone Soon Replace Your Therapist?- <img src="" /><p>Scientists are working on an adaptable robotic app called Woebot that might someday help people deal with anxiety and depression.</p> Fri, 01 Sep 2017 20:00:00 GMT Kimberly Holland 2017-09-01T20:00:00Z Can Ecstasy Help with PTSD Symptoms?- <img src="" /><p>The FDA approves a clinical trial for ecstasy to treat PTSD, but one expert tells Healthline caution should be used in this experiment.</p> Thu, 31 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT Dan Gray 2017-08-31T07:00:00Z Why Are So Many Young Children Killing Themselves?- <img src="" /><p>Suicides among children under the age of 13 are still rare, but the number is increasing. ADHD and access to guns play roles in these tragedies.</p> Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:00:00 GMT Bob Curley 2017-08-24T17:00:00Z Working at ‘Breastaurants’ Can Cause Mental Health Issues, Experts Say- <img src="" /><p>A new study examines the mental health and self-esteem problems suffered by women who work at places such as Hooters and the Tilted Kilt.</p> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:00:00 GMT David Mills 2017-08-18T13:00:00Z Guns Are Causing High Suicide Rate in Rural Areas, Researchers Say- <img src="" /><p>A study in Maryland shows rural areas have a 35 percent higher suicide rate than urban regions. Researchers say firearms are the primary reason.</p> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:00:00 GMT Gigen Mammoser 2017-08-17T20:00:00Z Can a Computer Recognize Signs of Depression from Social Media Photos?- <img src="" /><p>Researchers used photos to find signs of depression on social media posts. However, there are concerns about privacy rights and treatment recommendations.</p> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:00:00 GMT Gillian Mohney 2017-08-16T19:00:00Z 23andMe Launches Large Study on Depression, Bipolar Disorder- <img src="" /><p>The high-tech company is recruiting 25,000 people to participate in research designed to unravel some of the mysteries of these mental health conditions.</p> Wed, 09 Aug 2017 17:00:00 GMT Jim Pietrangelo 2017-08-09T17:00:00Z App Allows You to Call Mental Health Volunteers to Help the Homeless- <img src="" /><p>The Concrn app debuted in San Francisco. Experts see some benefits to the new product but say more needs to be done to make it effective.</p> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 21:00:00 GMT Elizabeth Pratt 2017-08-08T21:00:00Z What We Can Learn from ’13 Reasons Why’ and Suicide-Related Google Searches- <img src="" /><p>As the suicide rate for teen girls hits a 40-year high, mental health experts talk about the Netflix show and how parents and educators can help teens.</p> Thu, 03 Aug 2017 22:00:00 GMT Gillian Mohney 2017-08-03T22:00:00Z Should Psychologists Be Free to Talk About President Trump?- <img src="" /><p>Some mental health professionals are calling for an end to professional restrictions on speaking out about the mental health of public figures.</p> Thu, 03 Aug 2017 21:00:00 GMT Shawn Radcliffe 2017-08-03T21:00:00Z Abused Women Are More Likely to Have Their Ovaries Removed- <img src="" /><p>Researchers say women who've been abused request the ovary removal to ease psychological pain. But there are health risks to having this surgery.</p> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:00:00 GMT Constance Gustke 2017-07-25T22:00:00Z Treatment That ‘Rewires’ the Brain Could Be Used for Depression- <img src="" /><p>An FDA-approved therapy using magnetic stimulation on the brain can be given to people who haven’t responded well to antidepressants.</p> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:00:00 GMT Dan Gray 2017-07-25T14:00:00Z Should Companies Allow Mental Health Days?- <img src="" /><p>A viral tweet about a CEO's support for an employee taking time off for her mental health raised questions of why all companies don't offer this benefit.</p> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:00:00 GMT Shawn Radcliffe 2017-07-25T13:00:00Z Depression Naps: A Social Media Phenomenon or a Sign of Trouble?- <img src="" /><p>Social media users are posting about their ‘depression naps.’ Experts say some of the posts are for fun, but others might indicate symptoms of depression.</p> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:00:00 GMT Linda Hagen-Miller 2017-07-20T17:00:00Z How to Deal with Your Dog’s Obsessive Compulsive Behavior- Researchers say the canine version of OCD is close to the human ailment. Here's how dogs react and what pet owners can do to help them. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 21:00:00 GMT Roberta Alexander 2017-07-18T21:00:00Z What If You Could Erase Unwanted Memories?- <img src="" /><p>New ‘snail study’ reports successfully erasing selective memories that trigger anxiety and PTSD. But is this a good idea?</p> Thu, 13 Jul 2017 22:00:00 GMT Cathy Cassata 2017-07-13T22:00:00Z Half of Opioid Prescriptions Go to People with Depression, Mood Disorders- <img src="" /><p>Experts say it's uncertain why this happens, but it's a problem because people with mood disorders are more likely to abuse prescription drugs.</p> Tue, 11 Jul 2017 17:00:00 GMT Dan Gray 2017-07-11T17:00:00Z Caregiver Mental Stress Can Shorten Dementia Patients’ Lives- <img src="" /><p>Researchers say the more strain a caregiver is under, the more likely it is a dementia patient will die sooner.</p> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:00:00 GMT Tim Newman 2017-06-26T19:00:00Z Many Rape Victims ‘Paralyzed’ by Fear During Assault, Study Finds- <img src="" /><p>When people are exposed to extreme stress or fear, parts of the nervous system may temporarily shut down.</p> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Heather Cruickshank 2017-06-20T23:00:00Z Trump Disorders: How to Cope with a Chaotic Presidency- <img src="" /><p>The stress surrounding Donald Trump's presidency is affecting both sides of the political divide. But there are steps you can take to ease your anxiety.</p> Wed, 14 Jun 2017 19:00:00 GMT David Mills 2017-06-14T19:00:00Z New Autism Drug Shows Promising Results- <img src="" /><p>In a small clinical trial, boys with autism showed improvements in speech and social skills. A larger experiment is now needed.</p> Tue, 06 Jun 2017 20:00:00 GMT Heather Cruickshank 2017-06-06T20:00:00Z Yoga Can Help Girls Who Have Experienced Trauma- <img src="" /><p>Programs are using yoga and meditation to help reduce some of the effects of trauma experienced by young girls.</p> Thu, 04 May 2017 18:00:00 GMT Shawn Radcliffe 2017-05-04T18:00:00Z How to Talk to a Teen Who is Watching ‘13 Reasons Why’- <img src="" /><p>The Netflix series about a teenage girl who kills herself has been criticized by suicide prevention groups. Others see it as an opportunity for conversation.</p> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:00:00 GMT David Mills 2017-04-28T13:00:00Z Why Do Athletes Get the ‘Yips’?- <img src="" /><p>Anxiety and neurological factors come into play for athletes who suddenly lose their ability to perform in a way they excelled at for years.</p> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:00:00 GMT Cathy Cassata 2017-04-21T13:00:00Z Services Lacking for People with Mental Health Issues- <img src="" /><p>Two studies conclude more people than in the past have multiple mental disorders, and there aren’t enough services to help those with mental health problems.</p> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 19:00:00 GMT Gigen Mammoser 2017-04-17T19:00:00Z Does Music Affect Your Mood?- <img src="" /><p>New research shows that even sad music can lift your mood, while other studies suggest music can boost happiness and reduce anxiety.</p> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT Suzanne Boothby 2017-04-13T07:00:00Z Is Too Much Homework Bad for Kids' Health?- <img src="" /><p>Research shows that some students regularly receive higher amounts of homework than experts recommend, which may cause stress and negative health effects.</p> Tue, 11 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT Sandra Levy 2017-04-11T07:00:00Z Norway-Italy-Canada Combo: How to Put Together a Healthy, Happy Society- <img src="" /><p>There’s no perfect country. But several stand out as examples of how to increase happiness and health for all citizens.</p> Tue, 04 Apr 2017 19:00:00 GMT Shawn Radcliffe 2017-04-04T19:00:00Z Why We Are So Emotionally Connected to Our Pets- <img src="" /><p>A study in which people judged dogs by photos of their faces reveals the emotional as well as the biological connection humans have with animals.</p> Fri, 10 Feb 2017 22:00:00 GMT Rose Rimler 2017-02-10T22:00:00Z Do You Have Relationship OCD?- <img src="" /><p>Obsessive compulsive disorder can cause people to constantly question if their partner is good enough or if they’re “the one.”</p> Fri, 10 Feb 2017 18:00:00 GMT Cathy Cassata 2017-02-10T18:00:00Z Movie ‘Split’ Does Harm to People with Dissociative Identity Disorder, Experts Say- <img src="" /><p>The film “Split” depicts a violent kidnapper with dissociative identity disorder. Experts say it’s not an accurate portrayal of people living with the illness.</p> Thu, 26 Jan 2017 19:00:00 GMT Kristen Fischer 2017-01-26T19:00:00Z Alzheimer’s Documentary: Epidemic Could Bankrupt Medicare and Medicaid- <img src="" /><p>With millions of baby boomers at risk of Alzheimer’s disease, a new documentary calculates the costs of this public health “tidal wave.”</p> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 20:00:00 GMT Shawn Radcliffe 2017-01-24T20:00:00Z Can a Robot Help People Overcome Loneliness?- <img src="" /><p>A social robot expected to hit the U.S. market this summer is touted as being able to help older adults and children who need companions.</p> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:00:00 GMT Cathy Cassata 2017-01-18T18:00:00Z Men Filing Lawsuit Over Drug They Say Caused Them to Grow Breasts- <img src="" /><p>An attorney says thousands of men suffered side effects from taking the drug Risperdal. Johnson & Johnson officials defend the medication.</p> Thu, 15 Dec 2016 21:00:00 GMT David Mills 2016-12-15T21:00:00Z High School Football Players Don’t Have Increased Risk of Degenerative Brain Disease- <img src="" /><p>Mayo Clinic researchers say they have found promising results in the long-term health of men who played high school football.</p> Mon, 12 Dec 2016 19:00:00 GMT Dan Gray 2016-12-12T19:00:00Z How Nostalgia Makes Us Happier and Healthier- <img src="" /><p>Research shows the positive effects of being nostalgic, which include calmness, creativity, and inspiration.</p> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:00:00 GMT Cathy Cassata 2016-12-09T18:00:00Z How Can Pediatricians Help a Family Going Through Divorce?- <img src="" /><p>With millions of kids affected by divorces and separations each year, pediatricians can play an important role in helping them through stressful transitions.</p> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:00:00 GMT Shawn Radcliffe 2016-11-28T19:00:00Z Escape: Give Your Post-Election Brain a Rest- <img src="" /><p>Experts say going to the movies, playing cards, and reading books are healthy ways to escape from stress this holiday season.</p> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 21:00:00 GMT David Mills 2016-11-18T21:00:00Z The Dangers of Getting Only One Point of View- <img src="" /><p>Experts say people who only seek out information that backs up their opinions may become angrier, less empathic, and unable to have meaningful relationships.</p> Wed, 16 Nov 2016 23:00:00 GMT David Mills 2016-11-16T23:00:00Z It’s Not Trivial … Knowing Obscure Facts Is Good for Our Mental Health- <img src="" /><p>Experts say playing trivia games can provide a dopamine rush much like gambling, without the negative effects.</p> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 20:00:00 GMT Lori Roniger 2016-11-15T20:00:00Z Depression Rising in Teens, Especially Young Girls- <img src="" /><p>Over the past decade depression has risen in teens, but use of medications and counseling has remained stagnant, leaving many teens with untreated depression.</p> Mon, 14 Nov 2016 20:00:00 GMT Shawn Radcliffe 2016-11-14T20:00:00Z Why More Middle School Students Are Killing Themselves- <img src="" /><p>The number of suicides among children 10 to 14 years old has hit an all-time high, but officials caution that it’s still uncommon.</p> Mon, 14 Nov 2016 17:00:00 GMT Rose Rimler 2016-11-14T17:00:00Z How to Handle Post-Election Anger, Anxiety- <img src="" /><p>Psychology experts tell Healthline they’ve never seen this level of election-related stress, but they do have some advice on how to cope.</p> Fri, 11 Nov 2016 18:00:00 GMT David Mills 2016-11-11T18:00:00Z Latest on Alzheimer’s Research: Probiotics, Plaque Busters- <img src="" /><p>Researchers in two different studies examine ways to reduce the cognitive decline in people who have Alzheimer’s disease.</p> Thu, 10 Nov 2016 20:00:00 GMT Dan Gray 2016-11-10T20:00:00Z American Heroes: Women Veterans Face Mental Health Crisis- <img src="" /><p>Female veterans face the same post-war mental health issues as male soldiers, but also have to deal with gender discrimination and sexual assault.</p> Thu, 10 Nov 2016 18:00:00 GMT Jamie Reno 2016-11-10T18:00:00Z Desert Storm Soldiers Paved the Way for Women Veterans- <img src="" /><p>Female veterans from the 1990-1991 Gulf War suffered from many of the same physical and mental ailments as their male counterparts.</p> Thu, 10 Nov 2016 18:00:00 GMT Jamie Reno 2016-11-10T18:00:00Z ‘Sully’ Movie and Surviving Guilt- <img src="" /><p>Experts say people like Capt. Sullenberger and others who survive tragedies can have a difficult time coping.</p> Fri, 09 Sep 2016 20:00:00 GMT Carolyn Abate 2016-09-09T20:00:00Z What Hillary Clinton’s Mental Health Reform Plan Would Accomplish- <img src="" /><p>The Democratic presidential nominee unveils a proposal that includes suicide prevention, community health centers, and law enforcement training.</p> Tue, 06 Sep 2016 17:00:00 GMT David Mills 2016-09-06T17:00:00Z 9/11 Survivor Shares Her Story of Addiction and Recovery- <img src="" /><p>Helaina Hovitz’s memoir “After 9/11” details living through the September 11 terrorist attacks as a child and the emotional aftermath she suffered.</p> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 17:00:00 GMT Cathy Cassata 2016-08-31T17:00:00Z Link Between PTSD and Cognitive Impairment Found in 9/11 Responders- <img src="" /><p>Researchers say post-traumatic stress disorder suffered by workers who responded to the World Trade Center attacks may be affecting their brain functions.</p> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 20:00:00 GMT David Mills 2016-08-30T20:00:00Z Mental Health Problems for College Students Are Increasing- <img src="" /><p>Experts say stress, expectations, and social media are putting more stress on today’s college students.</p> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT Ally Holterman 2016-08-25T07:00:00Z Anxiety, Depression, and Suicide: The Lasting Effects of Bullying- <img src="" /><p>A Duke University study reveals the lasting effects of bullying on both victims and the bullies themselves.</p> Tue, 16 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT Roberta Alexander and Brian Krans 2016-08-16T07:00:00Z Mixed Results on New Tau-Targeting Alzheimer’s Drug- <img src="" /><p>Researchers tell conference the drug failed in most patients in a phase III trial, but it did help some who weren’t taking any other Alzheimer’s medications.</p> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:00:00 GMT David Mills 2016-07-27T21:00:00Z What the Mental Health Legislation in Congress Would Do- <img src="" /><p>The bill, stuck in the Senate right now, would fill in the gaps in mental health treatment, and appoint a federal administrator to oversee certain programs.</p> Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:00:00 GMT Carolyn Abate 2016-07-25T21:00:00Z Is Your Child Taking an Antidepressant? You Might Want to Rethink That- <img src="" /><p>After reviewing the available literature, researchers find only one antidepressant has the data to back up that it’s safe and effective for use in children.</p> Mon, 18 Jul 2016 22:00:00 GMT Brian Krans 2016-07-18T22:00:00Z Researchers Homing in on the Genetic Causes of Bipolar Disorder- <img src="" /><p>Scientists compare DNA from families with histories of bipolar disorder with hopes of better understanding the mental illness.</p> Tue, 05 Jul 2016 20:00:00 GMT Elizabeth Pratt 2016-07-05T20:00:00Z Does Taking a Painkiller Make You Less Empathic Toward Others?- <img src="" /><p>Researchers say acetaminophen, also known as Tylenol, can reduce your pain but also reduce your ability to feel empathy for others.</p> Fri, 03 Jun 2016 17:00:00 GMT R. Sam Barclay 2016-06-03T17:00:00Z Workaholics May Have Underlying Psychiatric Problems- <img src="" /><p>New research suggests people who let their jobs consume their lives may have ADHD, OCD, anxiety, or depression.</p> Wed, 01 Jun 2016 18:00:00 GMT Brian Krans 2016-06-01T18:00:00Z New, Large Neuroscience Institute Will Study a Variety of Brain Disorders- <img src="" /><p>A $185 million donation by the Weill family is helping establish a multi-faceted neuroscience research facility at the University of California, San Francisco.</p> Tue, 24 May 2016 17:00:00 GMT Lori Roniger 2016-05-24T17:00:00Z Bigorexia: The Pressure on Men to Look Like Superheroes- <img src="" /><p>The success of movies like ‘Thor’ and ‘Captain America’ puts pressure on men to have muscular bodies that are not easily attainable.</p> Fri, 20 May 2016 16:00:00 GMT Cathy Cassata 2016-05-20T16:00:00Z Walgreens Joins Growing Efforts to Raise Awareness on Mental Health Issues- <img src="" /><p>The stigma associated with mental health can keep people from seeking the help they need. Soon, you may be able to take the first step at the corner drug store.</p> Wed, 18 May 2016 20:00:00 GMT Ann Pietrangelo 2016-05-18T20:00:00Z Lil’ Kim’s Body Modifications Highlight Importance of Self-Love- <img src="" /><p>Following years spent dealing with low self-esteem, the music artist’s lighter complexion sparks debate on beauty and race.</p> Fri, 06 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT Brian Krans 2016-05-06T23:00:00Z Mental Health Data Missing from Electronic Health Records- <img src="" /><p>Researchers say the gap in mental health records highlights the country’s fragmented healthcare system.</p> Thu, 05 May 2016 21:00:00 GMT Carolyn Abate 2016-05-05T21:00:00Z HIV Patients Now Living Long Enough to Develop Alzheimer’s- <img src="" /><p>While longer lifespans for HIV patients is cause for celebration, they now face age-related health problems, including dementia.</p> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 22:00:00 GMT Brian Krans 2016-04-22T22:00:00Z U.S. Suicide Rate Increases, Highest Among Young Girls- <img src="" /><p>Social media, mental illness, and contagious nature of suicides may explain threefold increase in suicides among young girls.</p> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 17:00:00 GMT Brian Krans 2016-04-22T17:00:00Z Treating Depression, Anxiety Saves Everyone Money- <img src="" /><p>Treating mental illness is not only a good medical decision, but it also makes good economic sense.</p> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 19:00:00 GMT Shawn Radcliffe 2016-04-19T19:00:00Z Why People with Autism Die at a Much Younger Age- <img src="" /><p>Research out of Sweden reveals that adults diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder die 16 years earlier than their counterparts. Suicide is one major cause.</p> Fri, 25 Mar 2016 18:00:00 GMT David Mills 2016-03-25T18:00:00Z Ketamine Gaining Traction as a Treatment Option for Depression- <img src="" /><p>Ongoing research is showing low doses of the club drug ‘Special K’ may be an option for treatment-resistant depression.</p> Fri, 18 Mar 2016 23:00:00 GMT Brian Krans 2016-03-18T23:00:00Z Social Media Feeding Obsession of Celebrity Look-Alikes- <img src="" /><p>Facebook, Twitter, Instagram are forums for people who look like Barbie, Superman, and Kim Kardashian. Experts point to mental illness fueled by social media.</p> Mon, 14 Mar 2016 19:00:00 GMT Cathy Cassata 2016-03-14T19:00:00Z Why Do So Many Doctors Die by Suicide?- <img src="" /><p>Doctors are more likely to kill themselves than people in other professions, which leaves many looking for the source of this public health crisis.</p> Tue, 08 Mar 2016 16:00:00 GMT Shawn Radcliffe 2016-03-08T16:00:00Z Brains of Couch Potatoes Wither Away More Quickly- <img src="" /><p>Researchers say new data reaffirms that exercise earlier in life can help prevent dementia at an older age.</p> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Cameron Scott 2016-02-11T00:00:00Z Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked To Serious Mood Disorders, Cognitive Impairment- <img src="" /><p>According to a new study of autoimmune patients, neuropsychiatric symptoms were found to be common among those with RA.</p> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 19:00:00 GMT Ashley Boynes-Shuck 2016-01-27T19:00:00Z Taking the Fear Out of Mental Illness- <img src="" /><p>“Be 1 in a Million Campaign” Encourages People to Get Involved When They See Someone in Mental Distress</p> Tue, 26 Jan 2016 18:00:00 GMT Cathy Cassata 2016-01-26T18:00:00Z How Do You Feel About Valentine’s Day? For Many, It’s Complicated- <img src="" /><p>Experts say the holiday can evoke different emotions depending on your relationship status.</p> Thu, 21 Jan 2016 21:00:00 GMT David Mills 2016-01-21T21:00:00Z Meditation and Yoga Joining Arithmetic and Reading in U.S. Classrooms- <img src="" /><p>Teachers and students are reaping the benefits of using mindfulness in schools to enhance the learning environment.</p> Tue, 12 Jan 2016 19:00:00 GMT Shawn Radcliffe 2016-01-12T19:00:00Z Inflammation Caused by Depression Can Lead to Heart Attack- <img src="" /><p>Researchers find proteins linked to heart disease increase when dwelling on negative thoughts.</p> Tue, 05 Jan 2016 21:00:00 GMT Brian Krans 2016-01-05T21:00:00Z Brain Chemical Doesn’t Do Its Job in People with Autism- <img src="" /><p>The neurotransmitter that quiets neurons so the brain can filter out some stimuli appears to be ineffective in people on the autism spectrum.</p> Thu, 17 Dec 2015 22:00:00 GMT Cameron Scott 2015-12-17T22:00:00Z More Than Half of Combat Vets Have Scarred Brains- <img src="" /><p>MRIs of U.S. military personnel who have seen combat reveal a high incidence of brain damage, but the technology is too costly to scan all veterans</p> Tue, 15 Dec 2015 19:00:00 GMT Brian Krans 2015-12-15T19:00:00Z Using Antidepressants During Pregnancy Increases Autism Risk by 87 Percent- <img src="" /><p>Women who take antidepressants in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy were more likely to have a child diagnosed with autism, but that doesn’t necessarily mean antidepressant use causes autism.</p> Mon, 14 Dec 2015 22:00:00 GMT Kristen Fischer 2015-12-14T22:00:00Z Clues in Down Syndrome Could Lead to Alzheimer’s Blood Test- <img src="" /><p>Scientists are racing for a new way to diagnose and treat Alzheimer’s even before symptoms appear.</p> Fri, 11 Dec 2015 23:00:00 GMT Patrick Keeffe 2015-12-11T23:00:00Z Moderate Daily Drinking May Help Alzheimer’s Patients- <img src="" /><p>New research suggests a couple drinks a day may help prolong life for people with mild dementia.</p> Fri, 11 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT Brian Krans 2015-12-11T00:00:00Z Once Again, Hawaii Named the Healthiest State- <img src="" /><p>The Aloha State is named the healthiest for a third straight year, while the nation as a whole gets a mixed health scorecard.</p> Thu, 10 Dec 2015 18:00:00 GMT Brian Krans 2015-12-10T18:00:00Z Rates of ADHD Are Skyrocketing, but That’s a Good Thing- <img src="" /><p>They’re not necessarily more prone to it, but white boys have historically made up the lion’s share of ADHD diagnoses while girls and children of color fell through the cracks.</p> Tue, 08 Dec 2015 21:00:00 GMT Cameron Scott 2015-12-08T21:00:00Z If You Think Elderly People Are Icky, You're More Likely to Get Alzheimer’s- <img src="" /><p>Believing that older people are useless or weak can actually change your brain in ways that make you more vulnerable to dementia.</p> Mon, 07 Dec 2015 22:00:00 GMT Kristen Fischer 2015-12-07T22:00:00Z Long Hours, Short Visits, Red Tape Are Making Doctors Burn Out- <img src="" /><p>A research team at the Mayo Clinic said doctors are getting more burned out at their jobs, and that’s bad for the profession and for patients.</p> Thu, 03 Dec 2015 23:00:00 GMT Kristen Fischer 2015-12-03T23:00:00Z Big Meals, Tight Schedules and Wallets: What Stresses Us Most at the Holidays- <img src="" /><p>Healthline survey reveals what about the winter holidays stresses out our readers and what they do about it.</p> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 22:00:00 GMT David Mills 2015-11-30T22:00:00Z Loneliness Can Make You Sick, But Don’t Blame the Internet- <img src="" /><p>A new study has found that feeling socially isolated is linked to cellular changes that weaken the immune system and increase inflammation in the body.</p> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 23:00:00 GMT Shawn Radcliffe 2015-11-24T23:00:00Z Shortage of Therapists Disrupting Mental Healthcare- <img src="" /><p>There aren’t enough licensed mental health professionals to meet demand. More people are covered under Obamacare, but many therapists do not accept insurance.</p> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 20:00:00 GMT Brian Krans 2015-11-12T20:00:00Z