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Stress and Personality May Predict Dementia in Women

A moody and high-stress lifestyle in midlife, particularly coupled with prolonged periods of distress, might do more than affect how a woman feels day-to-day. It could also play a part in the development Alzheimer's disease.

Experts Say Opioids May Not Be Worth Risk for Some Conditions

In recent years, opioids have become a safety concern for some health officials. The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) recently released a statement on opioid use to address this problem.

September 27 Is Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), with the help of nearly 4,000 smaller law agencies, will host the ninth and final National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27.

Talk Therapy May Best Treat Social Anxiety Disorder

Antidepressants may be the go-to treatment for social anxiety disorder, but one type of talk therapy may be more effective and have longer-lasting effects.

Family Therapies Effectively Treated Anorexia in Teens

Families play an important role in mental health — and that role may be key to treating teens with anorexia, a new study suggests.

Some Disagreed With WHO Report on E-Cigarettes

E-cigarettes are gaining popularity. But whether they are safer than conventional cigarettes is the subject of debate, even among experts.

Yoga May Help Patients With Bipolar Disorder

Even with treatment, some patients with bipolar disorder have symptoms like extreme mood swings. But, in a recent study, some patients said yoga reduced those symptoms.

Mother’s Iron Level Tied to Child’s Autism Risk

Iron deficiency has been associated with autism in past studies, such as one published in Pediatrics in 2012. And children of mothers who have too little iron during pregnancy may also have a higher risk of getting this condition.

E-Cigarettes May Not Help Cancer Patients Quit

Cancer patients trying to kick the smoking habit may reach for e-cigarettes — but do the devices help in the fight to avoid conventional cigarettes? Likely not, suggests a new study.

Food Addiction May Be Tied to PTSD

Many patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have difficulty coping with the anxiety and stress they may feel. This could lead some to turn to overeating to ease their pain.