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Second concussion lawsuit filed against NHL

Nine former players filed a class action lawsuit against the NHL on Thursday, alleging that the league subjected players...

Experts dispel PTSD link to violence after Fort Hood incident

Mental health experts raised concerns on Thursday that the deadly shootings at Fort Hood in Texas would unfairly label post-traumatic...

Party drug ketamine could help treat severe depression: research

The party drug ketamine could one day be used to help some people suffering from severe depression, according to British...

Scientists unveil first wiring diagram of mouse's brain

A year to the day after U.S. President Barack Obama announced a $100 million "BRAIN Initiative" to accelerate discoveries...

Anxiety, depression "highly prevalent" in soccer, says study

More than one quarter of professional soccer players who took part in a survey conducted by the world players' union said...

App, doctor pep talks lower diabetes patients' blood sugar

Dr. Guillaume Charpentier believes a smartphone app he is testing on people with diabetes in France works best when it alerts...

Minnesota court reverses ex-nurse's convictions for suicide advice

The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday reversed a former nurse's convictions for coaxing two depressed people to kill themselves,...

Mother who drove kids into ocean off Florida needs psychiatric care-lawyer

The lawyer for a pregnant woman who drove a minivan with her children inside into the surf off a Florida beach wants her...

Lundbeck alcohol dependency drug slow to take off

A novel drug to fight alcohol dependency will take longer to generate big sales than initially hoped, reflecting delays in...

Quitting smoking linked to improved mood

Smokers who kick the habit appear to benefit from an improved mood, according to a new review of past studies. On average,...

Bullying among kids tied to suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts

School children who are bullied are more than twice as likely to think about killing themselves and to make suicide attempts...

Doctors less likely to adjust depressed patients' blood pressure drugs

Doctors may be less likely to make medication changes for patients with uncontrolled high blood pressure who are also depressed,...

Study ties troubled sleep to lower brain volume

People who have trouble sleeping tend to have less volume in certain regions of the brain than those without sleep problems,...

Pfizer recalls antidepressant after report of wrong drug in bottle

Pfizer Inc said on Thursday it was recalling two lots of its Effexor XR antidepressant and another lot of its generic version...

Moving out of poverty linked to kids' mental health

Moving out of impoverished neighborhoods has different effects on the mental health of boys compared to girls, and those...

Syrian doctors struggle to care for mentally ill and traumatized

It was cold and dark in the psychiatrist's office in downtown Damascus. The electricity had just gone out, a regular occurrence...

Vietnam veterans sue U.S. military for discharge upgrades over PTSD

Five Vietnam War veterans sued the U.S. military on Monday, saying they were denied some veterans services after receiving...

Anti-gay communities linked to shorter lives: study

People who are gay, lesbian or bisexual tend to die earlier in communities where citizens are less accepting of same-sex...

Stress of filing injury claims linked to poorer health later

Have you been injured in an accident? The stress from contacting that injury lawyer could be tied to a worse recovery, a...

Study links steroid-dependent asthma to depression

People with severe asthma who rely on prednisone are more than three times more likely to be depressed than those with severe...

US group issues stroke prevention guidelines just for women

While stroke is common in both men and women, guidelines released on Thursday for the first time address factors such as...

Massachusetts licenses its first medical marijuana dispensaries

Massachusetts has licensed 20 dispensaries to start growing and selling marijuana for medical use, the Department of Health...

Yoga may reduce fatigue after breast cancer

Participating in yoga classes after treatment for breast cancer was linked to reduced fatigue and inflammation and increased...

Making music videos helps young cancer patients connect

Working with a therapist to create music videos may help young cancer patients feel better about themselves and their situation,...

Girls with anorexia may do fine with day treatment

Adolescent girls with anorexia nervosa may be able to safely participate in outpatient treatment, according to a new study...

Meditation apps aim to lift the spirits, calm the stressful

In a bad mood but not sure why? New smartphone apps provide short guided meditations designed to help users return to a positive...

Gun access tied to greater suicide, murder risk: study

People may have heightened risks of dying from suicide and murder if they own or have access to a gun, according to a new...

Belly fat worse for older men than low testosterone

For older men, having a big belly is more closely tied to general health problems than having low testosterone levels, a...

Sleep may suffer among teens from single-parent homes

Teenagers living in single-parent households may have more difficulty getting a good night's sleep than their peers growing...

Poor sleep linked to teen mental health problems

Getting too little sleep might be a sign of - or even a contributor to - emotional problems, anxiety and suicidal thoughts...

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