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4 out of 10 People Who Need Mental Health Care Can’t Get It, New Survey Finds

A staggering number of people are having trouble finding providers to treat mental health or substance use issues, researchers say.

More than 40% of Adults with ADHD Report Excellent Mental Health, Study Finds

Two out of five adults with ADHD meet the criteria for excellent mental health, including being free of mental illness and feeling almost daily happiness, researchers say.

A Mentally Challenging Job Could Be Good for Your Health

Being mentally stimulated at work may help lower your risk of dementia, researchers say.

HealthDay Now: Insulin Access

As the American Diabetes Association celebrated the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin, HealthDay spoke to to Dr. Robert Gabbay, chief scientific and medical officer of the group. Dr. Gabbay shared his thoughts on how to make insulin affordable and accessible to everyone who needs it.

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05 Jul
Poll Finds Many Diabetes Caregivers Exhausted, Lacking Support

Poll Finds Many Diabetes Caregivers Exhausted, Lacking Support

Diane Kondyra knows a lot about the hidden dangers of diabetes.

Both she and her husband have been diagnosed with the blood sugar disease, and her husband suffered one of its devastating complications in 2018 when he developed a staph infection that cost him part of...

01 Jul
Politics Big Factor in Folks' Decision to Get Boosters

Politics Big Factor in Folks' Decision to Get Boosters

Who you voted for at the ballot box may have the most influence over whether you've gotten a COVID-19 booster shot.

Researchers studying

29 Jun
Kids Happier, Healthier Away From All Those Screens: Study

Kids Happier, Healthier Away From All Those Screens: Study

New research confirms the dangers of too much screen time for kids and teens: Those who play sports, take music lessons, or socialize with friends after school are happier and healthier than children who are glued to a screen during these hours.

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28 Jun
Your Doctor's Gender, Race May Bias Your Treatment Outcome

Your Doctor's Gender, Race May Bias Your Treatment Outcome

Deep-rooted bias may affect the way white patients physically respond to medical care provided by physicians of differing race or gender.

Researchers assessed treatment reactions of nearly 200 white patients after they were randomly assigned to receive care from a male o...

28 Jun
Your Path to Riches Could Shape Your Attitude to the Poor

Your Path to Riches Could Shape Your Attitude to the Poor

How sympathetic a rich person feels toward those of lesser means may be influenced by whether they were born rich or became rich during their lifetime.

And not in the way you might expect: New research found that those who started out poor were less likely to be sympath...

28 Jun
More Cyberbullying, More Suicidal Thoughts Among Teens: Study

More Cyberbullying, More Suicidal Thoughts Among Teens: Study

Adolescents who experience cyberbullying are more likely to think about suicide, a new study shows.

Researchers found a link between being bullied online, through texts or on social media...

27 Jun
Postpartum Depression Can Hit Both Mom & Dad, Sometimes at Same Time

Postpartum Depression Can Hit Both Mom & Dad, Sometimes at Same Time

Most people have heard that women can experience depression after the birth of a child.

But the condition is not limited to moms: New dads can experience depression in the months after their baby is born, by all accounts an enormous life change. This can even happen simu...

27 Jun
Muting Your Phone May Cause More Stress, Not Less

Muting Your Phone May Cause More Stress, Not Less

Are you plagued by FOMO -- "fear of missing out"? Then silencing your smartphone may not be the stress-buster you think it is.

That's the takeaway from a new study that found many folks check their ph...

24 Jun
Smells Like Friendship: Similar Body Odors May Draw Folks Together

Smells Like Friendship: Similar Body Odors May Draw Folks Together

You and your best friend may have your noses to thank in helping bring you together, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that pairs of friends who'd just "clicked" upon meeting tended to smell more alike, compared to random pairs of strangers. What's more, a high-tec...

23 Jun
Youth Suicide Attempts Drop in U.S. States With Hate Crime Laws

Youth Suicide Attempts Drop in U.S. States With Hate Crime Laws

Hate crime laws that protect gay, lesbian and transgender people may have an unexpected benefit: fewer teen suicide attempts, among kids of all sexual orientations.

That's the conclusion of a new study that looked at what happened in U.S. states that enacted hate crime l...

20 Jun
Ageism Is Everywhere and Can Harm Health

Ageism Is Everywhere and Can Harm Health

In a cancel culture where there's zero tolerance for prejudice, at least one form of discrimination appears to be alive and well.

Ageism involves prejudice based on people's advancing age. It can be as overt as

17 Jun
How Grief Harms the Body After a Spouse's Death

How Grief Harms the Body After a Spouse's Death

Heartache and heartbreak are apt terms for the intense grief caused by losing a spouse.

A new study says such a loss can lead to major health problems and even death, and the paper may help explain why that happens.

When faced with stressful situations, grieving sp...

15 Jun
High Hopes: Optimism Helps Women Live Longer

High Hopes: Optimism Helps Women Live Longer

The key to a long life may be your attitude.

Researchers at Harvard studied the impact of optimism on women's lifespans, finding that optimism was associated with greater longevity, such as living past age 90.

Lead study author Hayami Koga, a PhD candidate at the H...

14 Jun
Americans Think They Eat Healthier Than They Really Do

Americans Think They Eat Healthier Than They Really Do

Many people think they make healthy food choices, but they may be viewing their diet through rose-colored glasses.

That's the main finding of a new study that aimed to identify disconnects between how healthfully Americans think they eat and how they actually do.

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14 Jun
Why Getting Along in Preschool Is So Important

Why Getting Along in Preschool Is So Important

The expression "plays well with others" is often tossed around to describe people who are less likely to ruffle feathers, and new research shows these sandbox skills really matter.

It turns out that kids who play well with others in preschool are less likely to experienc...

13 Jun
For 911 Calls, Are Mental Health Specialists Often the Better Choice?

For 911 Calls, Are Mental Health Specialists Often the Better Choice?

One American city's "radical" approach to handling low-level 911 calls -- sending mental health professionals rather than police -- may have taken a bite out of crime, a new study finds.

The study evaluated Denver's

10 Jun
Brain Changes May Be Hallmark of Anorexia

Brain Changes May Be Hallmark of Anorexia

People with anorexia nervosa show significant shrinkage in three important areas of the brain, new research reveals.

The researchers said their ...

08 Jun
The 988 Mental Health Hotline Is Coming. Is America Ready?

The 988 Mental Health Hotline Is Coming. Is America Ready?

The mental health equivalent of 911 is about to launch across the United States, but a new study finds that many communities may not be prepared for it.

Beginning July 16, a new 988 number will be available 24/7 for Americans dealing with a

08 Jun
4 in 10 U.S. Adults Who Need Mental Health Care Can't Get It: Survey

4 in 10 U.S. Adults Who Need Mental Health Care Can't Get It: Survey

There is a "staggering" gap between the number of Americans who need care for anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions and those who can actually get it, a new survey shows.

In all, 42% of U.S. adults who needed care in the previous 12 months did not get it...

08 Jun
COVID Might Raise Odds for Psychiatric Disorders Later: Study

COVID Might Raise Odds for Psychiatric Disorders Later: Study

People who've been through a bout of COVID may be more vulnerable to mental health disorders in the months following their infection, a new study warns.

Researchers analyzed data on more than 46,000 people in the United States who tested positive for COVID-19 and an equa...

06 Jun
Study Uncovers Strong Links Between Depression and Crohn's, Colitis

Study Uncovers Strong Links Between Depression and Crohn's, Colitis

New research points to a compelling interplay between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and depression.

06 Jun
'Mental Resilience' May Give Holocaust Survivors an Edge After Surgery

'Mental Resilience' May Give Holocaust Survivors an Edge After Surgery

Holocaust survivors have a lower risk of delirium after surgery than others their age, and a new study suggests it may owe to mental resilience developed in response to their horrific experiences.

"Given that

24 May
Pandemic Has U.S. Hospitals Overwhelmed With Teens in Mental Crisis

Pandemic Has U.S. Hospitals Overwhelmed With Teens in Mental Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic and the isolation it imposed took a dramatic toll on kids' mental health, increasing the demand for services in an already overburdened system.

As a result, many kids found themselves being "boarded" in emergency departments as they awaited care, ac...

24 May
Can Mindfulness Really Change Your Brain?

Can Mindfulness Really Change Your Brain?

Meditation and other mindfulness practices may improve your attention, but they won't lead to structural changes in your brain in the short-term, according to a new study.

Previous studies have shown that learning new skills, aerobic exercise and balance training could t...

19 May
A Lover's Embrace May Calm Women More Than Men

A Lover's Embrace May Calm Women More Than Men

Is an upcoming final exam or big-time job interview stressing you out?

Hug your honey.

That's the takeaway from new research that showed how embracing your significant other can help calm women.

But sorry, guys, the same isn't true for you, according to the ...

18 May
Folks Choose Healthier Foods When Around 'Outsiders'

Folks Choose Healthier Foods When Around 'Outsiders'

Will it be a cheeseburger or a salad? What will they think of me?

A new study finds you're more likely to choose to eat healthy if you're with an "outsider" because you don't want them to have a poor opinion of you.

The study consisted of a

16 May
Various Mental Illnesses Share Same Genes: Study

Various Mental Illnesses Share Same Genes: Study

Many people who get a diagnosis for one mental illness may find they have additional psychiatric conditions, and new genetic research offers an explanation why.

A number of mental illnesses share genetic similarities, researchers found. This discovery helps explain why m...

16 May
COVID Rules Don't Apply: Narcissists Shun Masks, Vaccines

COVID Rules Don't Apply: Narcissists Shun Masks, Vaccines

Narcissists' belief that it's 'all about them' can make them less likely to wear a mask or get vaccinated during the pandemic, a new study shows.

Researchers analyzed data gathered from 1,100 U.S. adults in March 2021. They were asked about their mask use and vaccination...

12 May
Depression, Anxiety Hit Minorities Hardest During Pandemic

Depression, Anxiety Hit Minorities Hardest During Pandemic

Americans' rates of depression and anxiety spiked during the first year of the pandemic, but the increases were much more pronounced among Black, Hispanic and Asian people than among white people, new research shows.

From April 2020 to April 2021, the overall incidence o...

11 May
Week Off Social Media Boosts Mental Health: Study

Week Off Social Media Boosts Mental Health: Study

It's no secret that too much social media can be bad for one's mental health. Now, research suggests that taking even a brief break from TikTok, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter can ease symptoms of dep...

11 May
Science Doesn't Always Boost Sales, Study Finds

Science Doesn't Always Boost Sales, Study Finds

Does science sell? Sometimes.

Using science to sell chocolate chip cookies and other yummy products is likely to backfire, a new study shows, but touting scientific research behind more practical, everyday items -- such as body wash -- can be an effective marketing strat...

09 May
It's Getting Tougher to Find Spanish-Language Mental Health Services in U.S.

It's Getting Tougher to Find Spanish-Language Mental Health Services in U.S.

Mental health has become a hot topic during the pandemic, but some groups have been burdened by having too few services available even before the challenges of these past two years.

A new study found that while the Hispanic population in the United States grew by almost ...

03 May
Could a Stressed-Out Pregnancy Hinder a Toddler's Development?

Could a Stressed-Out Pregnancy Hinder a Toddler's Development?

Babies born to women who are stressed out during pregnancy may be more likely to experience social, emotional and learning problems as they grow up, new research sugges...

29 Apr
Teen Brain Naturally Tunes Out Mom's Voice

Teen Brain Naturally Tunes Out Mom's Voice

Mom's voice may be music to a young child's brain, but the teen brain prefers to change the station, a new study finds.

Past research using brain imaging has revealed how important a mother's voice is to younger children: The sound stimulates not only hearin...

28 Apr
Race, Income Can Be Roadblocks to Recovery From Depression

Race, Income Can Be Roadblocks to Recovery From Depression

If you're battling depression, the success of your treatment might be affected by your race, income, job status and education, a new study says.

"If you're going home to a wealthy neighborhood with highly educated parents or spouse, then you're arguably in a much better ...

27 Apr
Tough COVID Measures Were Tough on Mental Health

Tough COVID Measures Were Tough on Mental Health

As the pandemic unfolded, nations adopted diverse methods to contain COVID-19. Some sought to eliminate the virus, targeting zero community transmission. Others tried to slow transmission through a mix of intermittent lockdowns, workplace, business and school closings, social ...

25 Apr
Fewer Adults With ADHD Have 'Excellent' Mental Health

Fewer Adults With ADHD Have 'Excellent' Mental Health

Two in five adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder say their mental health is excellent, which is significantly lower than people without the disorder, but still an encouraging finding, according to the authors of a new study.

Their

22 Apr
Highway Death Toll Warning Signs May Cause More Crashes, Not Less

Highway Death Toll Warning Signs May Cause More Crashes, Not Less

Showing highway death tolls on roadside message boards in a bid to curb crashes may actually cause more accidents, a new study suggests.

That's because they

20 Apr
In Long Run, Antidepressants Don't Improve Quality of Life: Study

In Long Run, Antidepressants Don't Improve Quality of Life: Study

Millions of Americans take antidepressants to combat low moods. But a large, new study suggests that these medications over time may do little to improve overall quality of life.

"We found the change in health-related quality of life to be comparable or similar between p...

18 Apr
Brain Scans Spot When Psychosis, Depression Might Worsen

Brain Scans Spot When Psychosis, Depression Might Worsen

The future of diagnosing and targeting treatments for serious mental health disorders may include MRI brain scans.

Researchers in the United Kingdom found that brain scans enabled them to identify which patients with major

13 Apr
More Than Half of Cancer Survivors Fear a Recurrence

More Than Half of Cancer Survivors Fear a Recurrence

You've battled and beaten back a bout of cancer, so now you can take comfort in your victory, right?

Wrong, claims new research that found most

12 Apr
Your Personality May Safeguard Your Aging Brain

Your Personality May Safeguard Your Aging Brain

Certain personality traits may make older adults more or less vulnerable to waning memory and thinking skills, a new study suggests.

The study, of nearly 2,000 older adults, found that those high on the "conscientious" scale — organized, self-disciplined and productive...

12 Apr
How the 'Magic Mushroom' Drug May Tweak the Brain to Ease Depression

How the 'Magic Mushroom' Drug May Tweak the Brain to Ease Depression

Psilocybin — the active component in "magic mushrooms" — may help rewire the brains of people with depression.

Psychedelics including psilocybin have shown promise in treating many mental health disorders in recent years, and a

08 Apr
Do You Really Need That Nose Job? Selfies Distort Facial Features, Study Shows

Do You Really Need That Nose Job? Selfies Distort Facial Features, Study Shows

With the advent of smartphones came the rise of selfies, shared daily by "like"-seeking millions across social media.

But a small new study suggests that, unlike photos taken with regular cameras, smartphone selfies distort facial features in a not-so-flattering way. And...

07 Apr
Science Reveals Secrets of 'Puppy Dog Eyes'

Science Reveals Secrets of 'Puppy Dog Eyes'

If you've ever wondered how your pooch flashes those "puppy dog eyes" that melt your heart, a new study may provide some answers.

The researchers identified certain muscle features that help dogs look so cute, and it suggests that thousands of years of selective breeding...

05 Apr
Hospital Work During Pandemic Was Like a War Zone: Study

Hospital Work During Pandemic Was Like a War Zone: Study

Health care workers battling the pandemic may be suffering moral traumas at a rate similar to soldiers in a war zone, a new study suggests.

The pandemic has brought a stream of stories about overtaxed health care workers, facing repeated COVID surges, resource shortages ...

05 Apr
Gun Violence Wreaks Havoc on Lives of Survivors, Their Families

Gun Violence Wreaks Havoc on Lives of Survivors, Their Families

Gun violence can cause significant, long-lasting mental harm to survivors and their families, according to a new study.

In the year after their injury, survivors are at increased risk for pain, mental health and substance use disorders. Their family members also have hig...

04 Apr
Parents' Expectations Driving College Kids to Dangerous Perfectionism: Study

Parents' Expectations Driving College Kids to Dangerous Perfectionism: Study

Kids today feel more pressured by their parents' high expectations, and that may be feeding a rise in

04 Apr
Body & Mind: Rehab Psychologists Help When Illness, Injuries Strike

Body & Mind: Rehab Psychologists Help When Illness, Injuries Strike

If you're recovering from a significant injury or illness, a rehabilitation therapist could be a big help in getting back to your normal daily life, according to experts.

"You don't get a manual that comes with your injury that tells you how to navigate returning to your...

31 Mar
Does Your City Park Make the '25 Happiest' List?

Does Your City Park Make the '25 Happiest' List?

Taking a stroll through a city park can give your mood a significant boost, but parks in some cities provide a bigger benefit than those in others, researchers say.

In a n...

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