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Learn how to tell if someone is depressed and how to talk to them. What are the treatments for depression and what can be done if someone is suicidal?
How can one person's depression affect their partner and what are the symptoms? Learn how to deal with depression in a relationship and post-divorce.
A new study links the use of marijuana to stress cardiomyopathy, a rare heart malfunction that has the same symptoms as a heart attack.
Researchers find moderate alcohol intake - especially intake of beer and hard liquor - may slow the decline of 'good' low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.
Learn how to tell the difference between shingles and other skin conditions. Also learn about the causes, risk factors, and treatment of shingles.
Pain-sensing neurons were believed to be receptive to all kinds of pain, but new research suggests pain sensors are specialized for specific sensations.
Researchers find statins could lower the risk of death for patients with psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis by reducing inflammation.
Learn about depression for men and women and when a health specialist should be consulted. What are the common symptoms and risk factors of depression?
What are the symptoms of breast cancer and what are the causes of breast dimpling? Learn how to find dimpling of the skin and how it is treated.
New research shows that trauma affects the brains of girls and boys in opposite ways. Scientists hope the findings will lead to better treatments for PTSD.
Researchers find chemicals in marijuana called cannabinoids activate specific receptors in mitochondrial cells of the hippocampus to cause memory loss.
A new study examines the link between kidney disease and constipation. The common gastrointestinal problem might affect kidney health through gut bacteria.
Researchers found people with Alzheimer's who consumed probiotics every day for 12 weeks showed improvements in cognitive functioning.
Improved treatments for TB and other resistant infections may lie in developing new antibiotics that attack a previously untargeted bacterial enzyme.
Learn about the causes of vomiting blood and the symptoms that may accompany it. How is a cause be diagnosed and what treatment is available?
Why might some pregnancies need to be induced and how is this achieved? Learn about the natural ways that may be used to induce labour.
Food allergies can be serious and even life-threatening. Introducing peanuts into your child's diet is nerve-wracking. New guidelines offer assistance.
New research suggests our birth year and the virus we were exposed to as children can help predict how we would cope in the event of a new flu pandemic.
A new study examines the levels of vitamin D in the blood of patients at the time of breast cancer diagnosis and correlates it with survival rates.
A preliminary study found that a compound in licorice called isoliquiritigenin reduced the production of sex hormones in ovarian follicles of mice.