The hour of sleep you'll lose Sunday morning when your clock springs forward might do more than just make you cranky. Some research suggests it translates into more car crashes and even heart attacks on Monday morning, thanks to worsened sleep deprivation. But a few simple steps might help smooth the transition.
The popular anti-smoking drug varenicline, which is sold under the brand names Chantix and Champix, is more strongly linked to suicide, suicide attempts, and depression than some other common smoking-cessation aids, according to a study out today in the online medical journal PLoS One.
Add screening for depression and excessive drinking to the list of preventive services that Medicare beneficiaries can now get for free, thanks to new rules from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). And a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlights the high economic cost of alcohol abuse.
About half of U.S. adults will experience a mental-health problem at some point in their lives, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, highlighting the importance of preventing, detecting, and treating the problem. The findings are timely given the upcoming tenth anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks on the U.S. and the heightened anxiety the anniversary brings for many.
Super stressed? If so, it might also effect how much you eat and exercise, and even your confidence, according to a study published today in the American Journal of Health Promotion in which researchers found that asking people just one simple question about their stress levels quickly determines their risk for poor health.
Workers, rejoice! Scientists have evidence that browsing the Internet while sitting at your office desk may actually be beneficial to your job performance.
Cancer treatments save lives, but they can be hard on the body and spirit. Now, new research suggests that a distinctly non-medical treatment—listening to music—may help buoy cancer patients' mood and take the edge off their pain and anxiety.
Many people with depression also suffer from sleep problems. But in some patients the antidepressant Celexa (citalopram and generic) doesn’t help relieve insomnia and might actually cause it, according to an April study in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology. The finding supports our previous survey, which found similar results for citalopram and other related antidepressants.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued new guidelines to help doctors and parents recognize and discuss the mental-health risks faced by some teens and tweens who use Facebook and other social-media websites.
I started with a drum circle—my first—and found it immediately put a grin on my face. Later, I lay on a Biomat radiating "far infrared rays, negative ions, and amethyst crystals" for 20 minutes listening to a relaxation tape (very warm and relaxing).
Unemployment obviously poses lots of emotional stress. But having a job can actually be worse--if you work in a stressful, unpleasant job environment, according to a new study in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Australian researchers looked at...
Chronic fatigue syndrome causes a lot of distress and disability. Despite much research, we don't really know what causes the condition. That makes it hard to find a cure. However, recent research has helped to clarify which treatments help...
I started hearing the stories soon after I entered my 40s and close friends began having difficulty getting pregnant: "I was just reading about a woman who didn't get pregnant until she stopped actively trying and decided to adopt."...
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