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Is Compromise More Likely When Women Are Part of the Decision?

Men alone tend to choose an extreme option, study contends

Healthy Diet, Exercise May Help Keep Alzheimer's at Bay

Study finds people who are active and eat well have fewer brain effects linked to the disease

Young People With Epilepsy Struggle on Many Fronts

New review finds children, young adults citing discrimination, lack of privacy, exclusion

Depression Can Stalk Families Through Generations

People whose parents, grandparents had the illness were 3 times as likely to get it themselves, study found

After-Hours Work Email No Friend of the Family

Study finds expectation to respond threatens lifestyle balance

Giving Brings a Health Dividend

Older adults who volunteer may benefit from better mental, physical health, study finds

Mental Illness May Make Teens Vulnerable to Drugs, Alcohol

Brazilian study found half of those who smoked, drank, did pot had symptoms of psychological disorders

Body Acceptance Rises for Women

But study finds men a bit concerned about their muscle size

Focusing on Future Helps People Save

Try to visualize a detailed picture of your later life, money expert suggests

Rx for Seniors' Health: Upbeat View, Less Stress

A negative attitude may be linked to health problems, study suggests

Newer Treatments Can Make Scars Less Scary

But, it's better to prevent scars in the first place, dermatologist says

'Active Surveillance' of Prostate Cancer Doesn't Dampen Quality of Life

Choosing no treatment and regular check-ups didn't seem to stress men with low-risk disease, study found

Transgender's Classification as 'Mental Disorder' Is Outdated, Study Finds

Researchers suggest World Health Organization change classification

Does Dementia Diagnosis Have Silver Lining for Some?

People appreciate life more, worry about failing less after learning about their brain condition, study says

Bipolar Diagnosis May Take Up to 6 Years

Researcher calls delay a 'lost opportunity' for treatment

Delirium Common in Cancer Patients Seen in ER

But serious confusion missed in about 40 percent, study found

Could New 'Talk Therapy' Cut Cost of Treating Depression?

Behavioral activation would be more accessible than currently recommended treatment, researchers say

Opioid Abusers Missing Out on Addiction-Fighting Drug

Painkillers are easier to prescribe than the drug that battles dependence on them, addiction specialist says

Why Kicking the Opioid Habit Can Be So Tough

Withdrawal, and the fear of chronic pain's return, keep some people dependent for years, addiction experts say

Making Sense of Senseless Violence

Expert advice to help you -- and kids -- cope with the seemingly unending string of catastrophes

Can Trauma Trigger Violent Crime in Mentally Ill?

Short-term risk was heightened in healthy people, but was higher in those with psychosis, study contends

Junk Food Ads Sway Kids' Preferences

Children under 8 most vulnerable to marketing's effects, study says

3 Treatments Seem to Help Combat Binge-Eating Disorder

Review finds these methods may aid those with the most common eating disorder in the U.S.

Jobs With the Highest Suicide Rates

Farmers, fishermen and foresters have more than 5 times the average odds, CDC says

Not Kidding: Childless Couples Happier

Lack of standard paid leave in U.S. takes toll on parents' well-being, study finds

Health Risks Higher for LGBT Community

Researchers suggest stigma contributes to higher rates of drinking, smoking and 'psychological distress'

Job Hunting? Maybe a Therapist Can Help

Study finds cognitive behavioral therapy skills could offer boost to unemployed

Puerto Ricans' Health Lags Behind Other Hispanics

CDC report finds they have higher risk for 'multiple chronic conditions'

1 in 13 Young Adults in U.S. Considered Suicide in Past Year

Federal data from 2013-2014 also finds significant differences between states

Shouting? The 'Silent Treatment'? How Spouses Argue Linked to Physical Ills

Study suggests couples' disagreements may spur problems like back pain, heart trouble

Strategies That Work to Help Prevent Suicides

Measures include physical barriers and selling fewer pills at once, experts say

Are 'Workaholics' Prone to OCD, Anxiety?

Study suggests a link, but it's not clear how overwork, mental issues may be connected

No Sex Please, I'm a Stressed New Mom

Study finds both partners struggle when mothers feel overwhelmed

Does DNA Determine Success in Life?

Genetic variations might play a role -- albeit small -- in how well someone does at work and with finances, study suggests

Mentally Ill Still Gain Illegal Possession of Guns, Study Shows

Review of Florida patients finds 2 of 3 violent crime arrests, 1 in 3 suicides shouldn't have included firearms

Can Frequent Moves in Childhood Spell Trouble Later?

Study suggests heightened risk for psychiatric and behavioral problems

Cutting Back on Wine? Try a Smaller Glass

Even when same amount was served per glass, people drank more overall if glasses were bigger, study found

Among U.S. Military, Army Members Face Highest Suicide Risk

Firearms implicated in about two-thirds of cases, study finds

Women More Prone to Anxiety Than Men, Review Finds

Westerners also wrestle with the condition more than people in other parts of the world

Gruesome Cigarette Pack Images Seem to Help Some People Quit

Many smokers can't shake the haunting FDA-proposed visuals, study finds

Pop Stars Often Hawk Unhealthy Foods to Kids: Study

Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake and others endorse sugary, less healthy fare, researchers say

Many Addicts Going Without Meds That Curb Opioid Abuse

In 2013, just 17 percent were given drugs like naltrexone after hospital discharge, study found

More Americans Engaging in Same-Sex Encounters

And the number who are OK with homosexuality has quadrupled in last 40 years, survey finds

I'll Take the One in the White Coat

Patients prefer doctors who wear 'professional' attire, survey finds

Pet Pooch May Help Ease PTSD in Veterans

Dogs also helped reduce depression and loneliness, researchers found

Seeing the Sea Soothes Stress

But study did not find similar benefit for people living near parks, forests

Frat Brothers Keep Chugging Despite Anti-Booze Efforts

What works for other college students doesn't work for those in Greek organizations, study finds

Religion and Health

Women who regularly attend religious services have a lower risk of death, new study finds.

Family Rejection Triples Risk for Suicide Attempts by Transgender People: Study

Substance abuse risk also rises when this important 'buffer' to discrimination is removed, researchers say

Early Palliative Care Seems to Help Caregivers, Too

Such programs improve quality of life for folks caring for terminal cancer patients, study finds