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28 Apr

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.

27 Aug

A Mentally Challenging Job Could Be Good for Your Health

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

15 Jul

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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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 str...

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

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...

29 Mar
'Motivational' Talks Won't Help Dieters Lose Weight: Study

'Motivational' Talks Won't Help Dieters Lose Weight: Study

It takes a lot of will to successfully lose weight, but a new research review suggests that "motivational" conversations with a health provider may make little difference.

The review looked at...

29 Mar
Depression Raises Stroke Risk for Heart Attack Survivors

Depression Raises Stroke Risk for Heart Attack Survivors

Heart attack survivors with depression have an increased risk of stroke, and more research is needed to find out why, according to the authors of a new study.

"There could be a multitude of

25 Mar
Noisy Neighborhood? It Could Raise Your Odds for Heart Attack

Noisy Neighborhood? It Could Raise Your Odds for Heart Attack

Living in a noisy neighborhood may not only cost you sleep, it could also increase your odds for a heart attack, researchers say.

They concluded that 1 in 20 heart attacks in New Jersey were associated with noise from highways, trains and air traffic.

"When people ...

25 Mar
'Magic Mushroom' Therapy: Does It Interact With Other Medicines?

'Magic Mushroom' Therapy: Does It Interact With Other Medicines?

Psilocybin, the psychedelic substance in "magic" mushrooms, is generating lots of interest as a potential treatment for a host of mental ills, but new research warns there is little data on how it might interact with more traditional psychiatric medications.

"There's a m...

22 Mar
Could the Party Drug Ecstasy Help Treat PTSD?

Could the Party Drug Ecstasy Help Treat PTSD?

The party drug "ecstasy" might be the key to helping people heal from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new clinical trial results indicate.

In a small study, PTSD patients treated with a powerful combination of the psychedelic drug, also known as

22 Mar
People With Scars Are Their Own Toughest Critics: Study

People With Scars Are Their Own Toughest Critics: Study

Scars from facial surgery look worse to skin cancer patients themselves than to others, so it's important for surgeons to prepare patients beforehand, researchers say.

Doctors can help by outlining the healing process and explaining what their scars will look like in the...

21 Mar
Would Your Teen Admit a Mental Health Issue? Poll Finds Roadblocks to Getting Help

Would Your Teen Admit a Mental Health Issue? Poll Finds Roadblocks to Getting Help

Would you know if your teen was struggling with mental health issues?

Most parents say yes, but many also doubt their teen would tell them something was wrong, a new poll shows.

Specifically, nearly 95% of the parents surveyed said they were somewhat or very confi...

21 Mar
Problem Drinking to Blame for 232 Million Missed Workdays in U.S. Annually

Problem Drinking to Blame for 232 Million Missed Workdays in U.S. Annually

Problem drinking led to more than 232 million missed work days a year in the United States before the pandemic, and the situation likely became worse with more people working at home, a new study suggests.

18 Mar
Medical Marijuana Rx Ups Odds for Overuse, With No Benefit to Health: Study

Medical Marijuana Rx Ups Odds for Overuse, With No Benefit to Health: Study

Using medical marijuana to treat pain, anxiety or depression may quickly lead to dependence, without relieving symptoms, a new study suggests.

Those most at risk for misusing medical ma...

17 Mar
Studies Relying on Brain Scans Are Often Unreliable, Analysis Shows

Studies Relying on Brain Scans Are Often Unreliable, Analysis Shows

Most brain studies that rely on MRI scans don't include enough people to provide trustworthy results, researchers say.

These brain-wide association studies use MRI (magnetic resonance...

17 Mar
U.S. Teachers Often Faced Harassment, Violence During Pandemic: Poll

U.S. Teachers Often Faced Harassment, Violence During Pandemic: Poll

The COVID-19 pandemic has been tough on America's teachers, and nearly half of those recently surveyed said they're thinking about quitting their jobs or switching schools.

Enforcing mask-wearing and pivoting to

15 Mar
Mental Issues Can Linger More Than a Year After Severe COVID

Mental Issues Can Linger More Than a Year After Severe COVID

People who have severe COVID-19 are at higher risk for depression and other mental woes that can last more than a year, a large study suggests.

Researchers repor...

15 Mar
Want Respect at Work? Ditch the Emojis

Want Respect at Work? Ditch the Emojis

They're cute and expressive, but using lots of emojis in your communications at work could lower your standing among your colleagues, a new study suggests.

The researchers conducted a series of experiments with hundreds of Americans and found that employees who use pictu...

15 Mar
Suicides Involving Guns Have Key Differences, Study Shows

Suicides Involving Guns Have Key Differences, Study Shows

People who die by suicide with a gun are challenging to assist beforehand, and different from those who kill themselves using other means, a new study finds.

"Those who died using a firearm were more likely to have disclosed their suicidal thoughts to other people in the...

15 Mar
Could Air Pollution Help Trigger Depression in Teens?

Could Air Pollution Help Trigger Depression in Teens?

Even "safe" levels of ozone air pollution may increase adolescents' risk of depression, a new study sho...

11 Mar
High Anxiety: Poll Finds Americans Stressed by Inflation, War

High Anxiety: Poll Finds Americans Stressed by Inflation, War

Inflation, Russia's invasion of Ukraine and continuing concerns about money and COVID-19 have Americans more stressed than ever, a new poll conducted last week reveals.

The biggest concerns: rising costs of food, energy and other everyday items due to inflation (87%); su...

10 Mar
Pooch Power: Therapy Dogs Bring Quick Relief in the ER

Pooch Power: Therapy Dogs Bring Quick Relief in the ER

A day that includes a trip to the emergency room is probably a high-stress one, but man's best friend could help you cope, new research finds.

The study found a reduction in pain, anxiety and depression that ranged from 43% to 48% in patients who were treated with a visi...

10 Mar
Anxious? Try Hugging Your 'Breathing Pillow'

Anxious? Try Hugging Your 'Breathing Pillow'

Could hugging a soft, mechanized pillow that simulates slow breathing help test-stressed students ward off anxiety and stress? British researchers are betting on it.

The pillow in question looks like any typical cushion, noted study author Alice Haynes. She's a Ph.D. can...

10 Mar
Army Reservists Can Face Alcohol Issues After Deployment, With Little Support

Army Reservists Can Face Alcohol Issues After Deployment, With Little Support

U.S. National Guard soldiers are at heightened risk for problem drinking after military deployment, but less likely to receive help with their alcohol struggles than active-duty service members, a new study finds.

Exposure to combat during deployment was the strongest ri...

09 Mar
Stressed Out by Ukraine News? Experts Offer Coping Tips

Stressed Out by Ukraine News? Experts Offer Coping Tips

The stories and images flowing out of Ukraine as it defends itself against a Russian invasion are gut-wrenching: Families lugging just a suitcase while crossing the border to sa...

09 Mar
Some Americans Gained Better Habits During Pandemic, Poll Finds

Some Americans Gained Better Habits During Pandemic, Poll Finds

About one-quarter of Americans say they made positive changes to their daily habits during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new poll shows.

As U.S. states ended masking mandates and infection numbers dropped this year, most (64%) respondents said

08 Mar
Brain Changes May Fuel 'Long COVID' Anxiety, Confusion

Brain Changes May Fuel 'Long COVID' Anxiety, Confusion

Here's more evidence of the toll that COVID-19 takes on the human brain: A new study finds biomarkers of neuron damage and brain inflammation in the blood are associated with brain function changes in both hospitalized COVID-19 patients and people with

07 Mar
Black Americans Now More Likely to Die of Drug Overdoses Than Whites

Black Americans Now More Likely to Die of Drug Overdoses Than Whites

For two decades, the death rate from opioid overdoses was higher among white Americans than Black Americans. But that changed in 2020, signaling an end to the notion that the overdose crisis is a "white problem."

Using data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and P...

07 Mar
Antidepressants Often Ineffective for Depression in Pregnancy

Antidepressants Often Ineffective for Depression in Pregnancy

Antidepressants don't always help ease depression and anxiety in pregnant women and new moms, according to a new study.

"This is the first longitudinal data to show that many pregnant women report depression and anxiety symptoms during pregnancy and postpartum, despite t...

04 Mar
Biden Plan Will Tackle Mental Health Crisis in America

Biden Plan Will Tackle Mental Health Crisis in America

President Joe Biden has announced a new plan to expand mental health and drug abuse treatment that would devote millions to suicide prevention, mental health services for youth and community clinics providing 24/7 crisis care.

Health insurers would also have to cover thr...

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