Heed the Warning Signs of Teen Suicide, Experts Say

May 26, 2015

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Youth suicide is a major problem in the United States, but being alert to the warning signs can help avert tragedy, experts say.
Thousands of teens take their own lives every year, according to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Suicide is the third leading cause of […]

‘Moderate’Drinking Might Harm Older People’s Hearts: Study

May 26, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — “Moderate” drinking might harm your heart if you’re a senior citizen, a new study suggests.
And women appear to be at greater risk for alcohol-related heart damage than men, the researchers found.
“In an elderly population, increasing alcohol intake is associated with subtle alterations in heart […]

You Can Actually Smell Happiness, According to One Study

May 26, 2015

As emotions go, happiness usually hides in plain sight: seen in a broad smile, heard in a raucous laugh, felt in a big hug. But new research suggests there may be a less obvious way to pick up on another person’s positive vibes: smell.

Hospice May Help Ease Depression After Loss of Spouse

May 26, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Hospice care may help a surviving spouse better cope with depression following the death of a loved one, a new study reports.
Survivors are just as likely to be depressed following the death of their life partner whether or not hospice eased the patient’s suffering and […]

Depression Linked to Death of Many Heart Failure Patients

May 23, 2015

SATURDAY, May 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Depression significantly increases the risk of death in heart failure patients, a new study finds.
Heart failure patients with moderate to severe depression had a five times higher risk of death than those with no or mild depression, researchers found.
“We know that depression is common in heart failure and […]

Depression May Intensify Anger in Veterans With PTSD: Study

May 22, 2015

FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Anger often escalates quickly in veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) when they’re depressed, a new study reveals.
“Our study findings should draw attention to anger as a major treatment need when military service members screen positive for PTSD or for depression, and especially when they screen positive […]

More Than 4 Million Americans With Full-Time Jobs Suffer From Anxiety Disorders

May 21, 2015

A new study finds that 4.3 million Americans with full-time jobs had an anxiety disorder in the past year.

Depression Tied to Some Risk of Parkinson’s Disease

May 20, 2015

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with a history of depression seem to have a higher risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, a large new study reports, adding to the growing body of research linking the two conditions.
The Swedish study found that people diagnosed with depression were more than three times […]

Bullied as a Kid, Obese as a Grown-up?

May 20, 2015

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Adults who were bullied in childhood may be at an increased risk for obesity, heart disease and diabetes, a new British study suggests.
“Our research has already shown a link between childhood bullying and risk of mental health disorders in children, adolescents and adults, but this study is the […]

Antidepressants Ease Postpartum Depression, Study Finds

May 19, 2015

TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Antidepressants seem to help women deal with postpartum depression after childbirth, according to a new review.
“Our findings are important due to the limited research exploring the use of antidepressants to treat postnatal depression,” study first author Emma Molyneaux, of King’s College London in England, said in a college […]

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