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.
First Things First: This Is Not Your Fault and It Can Be TreatedDepression is more than the blues. It's a chronic illness that, left untreated, can worsen. Educating yourself on the symptoms and treatments is the first step to feeling better.
If a woman develops breast cancer, having larger breasts and being sedentary might increase her risk of dying from the disease, a large, long-term study suggests.
MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2013 (HealthDay News) — White children in the United States have higher liver transplant survival rates than blacks and other minority children, a new study finds. Researchers looked at 208 patients, aged 22 and younger, who received a liver transplant at Children’s Hospital of Atlanta between January 1998 and December 2008. Fifty-one percent [...]
By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Violent movie characters are also likely to drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes and engage in sexual behavior in films rated appropriate for children over 12, according to a new study. “Parents should be aware that youth who watch PG-13 movies will be exposed to characters whose [...]
SATURDAY, Dec. 7, 2013 (HealthDay News) — The holidays can be a time of sadness and grief for those who have lost a loved one, but there are things people can do to ease those feelings, an expert advises. “Personal issues don’t magically go away because the calendar turns to November or December. Problems with relationships, [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4 (HealthDay News) — By counting the number of cancer-fighting immune cells inside tumors, scientists say they may have found a way to predict survival from ovarian cancer. The researchers developed an experimental method to count these cells, called tumor-infiltrating T lymphocytes (TILs), in women with early stage and advanced ovarian [...]
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