Long-Term Use of Certain Allergy, Depression Meds Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia

Long-term and/or high-dose use of a class of medications used for hay fever, depression and other ills has been linked in a new study to a higher risk of dementia.

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Women Ages 40 to 59 Have Highest Rates of Depression, CDC Says

Almost 8 percent of Americans aged 12 and older were moderately to severely depressed during 2009 to 2012, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday.

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Working Out Three Times Per Week Can Lower Depression Odds by 20%

Physically active people are less likely to show signs of depression, a new study finds.

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Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Always Help With Depression

While most severely obese people get a mood boost after weight-loss surgery, some may have a recurrence of depression symptoms months after they have the procedure, a new study finds.

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Exercise Helps Fight Depression and Here’s Why

New research sheds light on how exercise can rid your body of harmful mood-busting compounds.

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Blood Test Spots Adult Depression: Study

A new blood test is the first objective scientific way to diagnose major depression in adults, a new study claims.

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The Complicated Link Between Depression and Brain Diseases

Robin Williams was suffering from the early stages of Parkinson’s disease, as well as long-standing depression and anxiety, at the time of his apparent suicide. Here’s what experts know about the link between depression and degenerative brain diseases.

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Robin Williams’ Death Ruled a Suicide

The Oscar-winning actor died yesterday at 63. Williams’ publicist said in a statement that the actor “had been battling severe depression of late.”

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Depression Linked to Higher Heart Attack Risk in Younger Women

Young and middle-aged women with depression are more than twice as likely to suffer a heart attack or die from heart disease as their mentally healthy peers, new research suggests.

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Antidepressants in Pregnancy Won’t Harm Baby’s Heart, Study Suggests

Antidepressants taken during the first three months of pregnancy don’t appear to increase the risk of heart defects in babies, new research suggests.

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