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Depression

Everybody feels sad once in a while. Depression, on the other hand, is a complex condition characterized by profound sadness, lethargy, feelings of worthlessness, and a loss of interest in social activities. About 15 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with clinical depression each year.

Depression News

  • Could New ‘Talk Therapy’ Cut Cost of Treating Depression?

    FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A simpler and less expensive form of talk therapy is as effective as the gold-standard treatment — cognitive behavioral therapy — for treating depression in adults, a new study suggests. The researchers found that so-called behavioral activation therapy treats depression just as well as cognitive behavioral [...][...]

  • Omega-3s in Fish Linked to Better Odds of Survival for Colon Cancer Patients

    Colon cancer patients who take in higher amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, mainly from oily fish, may have better odds of survival, a new study finds.

  • Omega-3s in Fish Tied to Better Colon Cancer Outcomes

    THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Colon cancer patients who take in higher amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, mainly from oily fish, may have better odds of survival, a new study finds. The study of almost 1,700 American adults with colon cancer was observational, meaning that it can’t prove cause-and-effect. But it did seem to [...][...]

  • Sleep Disorders 6 Times Higher Among Veterans

    WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Sleep disorders are six times more likely among American military veterans than in the general population, a new study finds. And veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) seem to have the highest rates, the researchers said. The research involved more than 9.7 million veterans treated by the Veterans Health [...][...]

  • Study: VA Hospitals Compare Favorably to Non-VA Centers

    WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The quality and safety of health care at U.S. Veterans Affairs facilities is comparable to that in non-VA centers, according to researchers. Ongoing concerns about the quality of care provided in VA facilities led the investigators to review 69 studies conducted in the past 10 years. “The results show that, [...][...]