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Brain Trauma May Raise Dementia Risk

Researchers have long debated whether a single brain injury can raise a patient's risk for dementia. And new research suggests that it might.

Depression Common Among Women With Breast Cancer

Being diagnosed with a potentially deadly disease like breast cancer can come as an emotional shock. And a new study found that women diagnosed with breast cancer had a raised risk for depression.

Most Overdoses Involved Opioids

When taken incorrectly, prescription medications may be just as deadly as illegal drugs. Recent research found that most overdoses involved prescription opioids.

Chronic Diseases May Be Tied to Mental Health Problems

The difficulties of chronic disease can affect many areas of life — perhaps even mental health, suggests a new study.

Air Pollution May Play Role in Autism

Past research has posed many theories about factors that could influence autism in children, and the authors of a new study may have found one more. Children born in areas of high pollution may be more likely to have the disorder, the new study suggests.

Parkinson’s Rx May Trigger Impulse Control Disorders

Dopamine receptor agonists are medicines used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Patients who take them, however, may find themselves having trouble with impulse control.

Effects of Drinking on Blood Pressure Varied in Young Adults

Drinking too much alcohol is known to cause health problems like liver disease and high blood pressure in adults. But a new study found that the effect of drinking on high blood pressure in young people may depend on their gender.

Women May Be More Prone to Post-Heart Attack Depression

A heart attack can be a stressful event, even to the point that it can affect mental health. This may be especially true for women, say the authors of a new study.

Physical Activity May Combat Depression

People who exercise may have fewer symptoms of depression, new research suggests. But depressed patients may find it difficult to motivate themselves to work out.

High Blood Pressure May Prompt Mental Decline

High blood pressure affects 1 in 3 US adults and is tied to an increased risk of stroke, heart attack and other serious conditions, reports the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). But high blood pressure in midlife may also forecast mental decline later.