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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

  • Hovering Parents May Harm Kids

    SATURDAY, June 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Children with “intrusive” parents who push too hard for good grades may be more prone to become highly self-critical or anxious and depressed, a new study suggests. “When parents become intrusive in their children’s lives, it may signal to the children that what they do is never good enough,” [...][...]

  • Australia’s Gun Laws Silence Mass Shooters

    WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Since tighter gun laws were introduced in Australia 20 years ago, there hasn’t been a single mass shooting in that country, researchers report. There has also been a large decline in overall gun-related deaths in Australia since the laws were enacted, the study found. “We are unaware of any [...][...]

  • Long Work Hours May Hurt Health—Especially for Women

    Years of working long hours may help you climb the career ladder, but those hours may take a steep toll on your health.

  • Long Work Hours May Hurt Your Health

    By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Years of working long hours may help you climb the career ladder, but those hours may take a steep toll on your health — and that’s especially true for women, new research says. “People who habitually put in a lot of long hours for many years, [...][...]

  • Blood Test May Rule Out Too Many Donor Hearts

    TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A blood test that’s used to check the health of a donor heart may not accurately predict if a heart transplant will be successful, a new study finds. Placing less emphasis on this blood test could increase the number of hearts available for end-stage heart failure, the researchers said. “Heart [...][...]