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Peer-led stress reduction may help mothers of kids with autism

Programs teaching "mindfulness"and "positive psychology" both helped mothers of children withautism and other mental-development...

Peaches Geldof's death was drugs-related, coroner rules

The death of Peaches Geldof, the daughterof musician and Band Aid founder Bob Geldof, was drugs-related,a coroner ruled on...

More U.S. teens' report using human growth hormone, group says

U.S. teenagers' reported use ofsynthetic human growth hormone more than doubled between 2012 to2013 as they sought to improve...

Using a nicotine patch during pregnancy tied to higher ADHD risk

Smoking during pregnancy hasbeen linked to a higher chance of the child havingattention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),...

Cartoonist Roz Chast takes on eldercare

Cartoonist Roz Chast, famous forher deceptively simple drawings in The New Yorker magazine, isnow touching a chord with the...

Exercise may slow physical and mental decline after menopause

Women who exercise regularlyafter menopause tend to maintain their physical strength andmental acuity longer than those who...

Schizophrenia has many genetic links, study says

Over 100 locations on the humangenome may play a role in a person's risk of developingschizophrenia, according to a new study....

Babies of anxious mothers more likely to cry excessively: study

Women with anxiety disorders maybe more likely to have babies who cry excessively, suggests anew German study. Researchers...

Medication errors may be common after hospital discharge

More than half of heart patientsin a new U.S. study made mistakes taking their medications ormisunderstood instructions given...

Alcohol, energy drink mix tied to urge to drink: study

Mixing alcohol and energy drinksincreases the urge to drink more than drinking alcohol alone,according to a new study from...

Is organic chicken worth the price?

Just because a chicken is labeled "organic" doesnot mean that the bird on your plate lived a bucolic farm lifebefore you...

Depression may keep some men from fighting prostate cancer

Depression may be source ofdisparities in the treatment men get for prostate cancer,according to a new study. In the analysis,...

Social ties linked to lower suicide risk among men: study

Men who have more socialconnections such as through marriage and religious participationtend to have a lower risk of suicide,...

Stress, depression may affect how the body processes fat

Stress and depression have longbeen linked with a heightened risk of weight gain, but a newstudy sheds light on how those...

Chinese town trades lead poison test results for milk

After a test showed farmer ZhaoHeping's toddler grandson had high levels of lead in his bloodtwo years ago, local officials...

Government report finds 2.3 percent of Americans gay or bisexual

U.S. government data released on Tuesday showedthat 2.3 percent of American adults are either gay or bisexualand that these...

CORRECTED-More evidence "poppers" may damage eyesight

A club drug and aphrodisiac since the1970s, inhaled "poppers" are increasingly linked to eye damage -possibly due to a new...

Weight loss may be an appealing way to ease hot flashes

Women will try, and stick to, aweight loss plan if it promises to ease their hot flashes, asmall new study suggests. "Most...

Heart patients might go off medication after changes in pill appearance

People are more likely to stoptaking their medication after a heart attack if the appearanceof their pills suddenly changes...

Death toll from West Africa Ebola outbreak jumps to 603 -WHO

The death toll from an Ebola outbreak inWest Africa has risen to 603 since February, with at least 68deaths reported from...

Novartis to test Alzheimer's drugs in patients without symptoms

Novartis said it would test twoexperimental Alzheimer's drugs on people with a genetic risk ofdeveloping dementia, aiming...

German database study hints diabetes drug cuts Alzheimer's risk

A large German study is the latest clinicaltrial to suggest that a cheap generic treatment for diabetes canstave off symptoms...

In the brain, sex addiction looks the same as drug addiction

Pornography triggers brain activity insex addicts similar to the effect drugs have on the brains ofdrug addicts, researchers...

Singing familiar songs may help prompt Alzheimer's patients to speak

With advanced Alzheimer'sdisease, language deteriorates and patients spontaneously speakless and less. In a small study from...

Negative emotions may raise stroke risk: study

People who suffer from highlevels of stress, hostility and depression may be more likely tohave strokes, suggests a new study....

Extreme fat photos may undermine message on overweight risk

Photos of morbidly obese peoplealongside a news story about the health threat from beingoverweight may cause moderately heavy...

Severe childhood obesity shows a decline in New York City

Appearing to buck national trends, theprevalence of severe obesity among school children in New YorkCity was down by almost...

Shorter sleep may speed brain aging

With less sleep, normalaging-related structural changes in the brain progress slightlyfaster in middle-aged and older people,...

WTC cleanup workers may renew health claims -U.S. appeals court

A federal appeals court in New York hasrevived claims by 211 cleanup workers who sought compensationfor their alleged exposure...

NY insurer to pay up to $31 million for denied mental health claims

A New York-based health insurancecompany has agreed to reimburse members up to $31 million forpreviously denied mental health...

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