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Living Together May Be Mentally Healthier Than Marriage: Study

Once the honeymoon's over, wedded couples grow less happy and social, research claims

Narcissism Especially Bad for Men's Health, Study Says

Traits such as entitlement, exploitativeness may raise levels of stress hormone

Parents May Hold Key to Treating Kids' Obesity

Heart association identifies successful strategies for helping children to achieve weight loss

Study Shows How Stress Triggers Immune System

Conflict fires up molecules related to inflammation, researchers report

Bosses Have Big Impact on Workplace Well-Being

Treating employees badly can backfire as productivity drops, researchers say

Treating Diabetes, Depression Together May Make Sense

Study found both conditions improved when addressed simultaneously

1 in 5 U.S. Adults Suffers Mental Ills: Report

But, lack of insurance blocks many from treatment, experts say

Gossiping Might Be Good for You

Telling others when you see someone behaving badly makes you feel better, study suggests

Sleep Might Help Deepen Traumatic Memories

Staying awake after disturbing event weakened emotional response upon recall, study found

Do Men Flash Cash to Find a Mate?

Guys may subconsciously flaunt wealth in situations where males outnumber females, study suggests

Weight Gain Often Unrecognized by Young Women

Those on birth control shots and young black women more alert to added pounds, study finds

Bored Workers Often Turn to Chocolate, Booze, Study Finds

These unhealthy treats are common ways of dealing with office ennui, research shows

Work-Life Balance Tougher for Couples With Similar Jobs

They work longer hours, are more committed to their jobs than others, study finds

Music May Ease Anxiety, Pain in Prostate Biopsy Patients

Men who listened to Bach with headphones during procedure seemed less stressed, study says

Missed Naps Could Put Toddlers at Risk for Mood Disorders

Study found lack of sleep hampers ability to express feelings

Need Help? Seek Out the Humble

They're more likely to offer assistance without being pressured, research shows

Most Adults With Facial Disfigurement Adapt Psychologically

Study found some depression, anxiety in those with congenital disfigurement

With Depression, Helping Others May in Turn Help You

Random acts of kindness can snowball into more positive mood overall, experts say

PTSD, Respiratory Problems May Be Linked in 9/11 Responders

Study found connection was stronger in nontraditional responders than police

Music May Help Ease Pain for Anxious People

By engaging the mind, melodies compete with pain pathways, researchers say

Even Today, the Stigma of Mental Illness Won't Fade

And that can cause people to feel isolated, afraid -- and even forgo treatments

Virginia Man Won't Let His Mental Illness Define Him

He overcomes decades-long struggle with paranoid schizophrenia, and is now helping others

Eating Disorders Can Last Well Beyond Teen Years

Experts are finding that adult stresses often trigger lingering problems

In High-Tech Age, the Good Old Letter Still Holds Sway

Soldiers found lasting comfort, solace and a shield against PTSD from such personal notes

Adversity, Trauma May Boost Mental Toughness

Living through difficulty -- up to a point -- can build resiliency, study shows

Poor People May Be Quicker to Be Kind

Study suggests the more affluent face fewer obstacles, slower to recognize suffering of others

A Visit Can Bring Holiday Cheer to Hospitalized Patients

Time with family, friends is the best gift, expert says

Cancer Survivors Should Take Steps to Keep Healthy During Holidays

Avoid stress and try to relax, expert urges

Chorus Gives Voice to Those With Alzheimer's

In New York City, people with dementia and their caregivers come together in song

Widowers Who Stay Single Might Face More Mental Health Woes

But it's unclear why some men find new relationships and others don't, researchers say

Move to Hospital Isolation Unit Linked to Raised Delirium Risk

Mental status can deteriorate after patients moved from regular room, study finds

Study Suggests Most Would Sacrifice One Life to Save Many

When faced with a life or death moral dilemma, few people fail to choose 'the greater good'

Spouse's Reaction May Affect Pain Management

Husbands appear more sensitive than wives, study says

Men Often Misread Women's Sexual Cues: Study

But ignorance might work in favor of males who overestimate their attractiveness

Life After Cigarettes Is Happier: Study

Three years later, quitters report less stress, better mood compared to smokers

Recession Hurt Parent-Child Ties, Survey Finds

Seattle families reported less connectedness, social generosity, researchers say

Legalized Same-Sex Marriage May Boost Gay Men's Health

Gay, bisexual men in Massachusetts had fewer doctor visits after law changed, study says

Facebook Launches Service to Help Prevent Suicide

Friends who spot distraught postings can trigger alert that encourages user to call counselor

U.S. Safety Board Urges Nationwide Ban on Drivers' Use of Cellphones

Recent texting-linked tragedy in Missouri points to the need for national approach, board says

Obesity Less Harmful to Self-Esteem in Black Women: Study

Questionnaire reveals racial differences in how weight affects quality of life

Working Moms Happier, Healthier Than Stay-at-Home Peers: Study

Those with part-time jobs better able to balance work, family, researchers find

Snakes Make Your Skin Crawl? Study Suggests Why

Frequent python attacks on preliterate tribe explain longstanding fear of snakes

After Mastectomy, Breast Reconstruction Is Safe for Older Women

As population ages, more women over 60 will face the choice, study notes

Psych Episode Near Childbirth May Presage Bipolar Disorder

Women with mental health issue within 30 days of delivery most likely to get diagnosis, study contends

'Love Hormone' May Buffer Kids From Mom's Depression

Anxiety, conduct disorders more prevalent in children with low oxytocin levels, study finds

Broadway Strikes an Autism-Friendly Chord

Sold-out performance of 'The Lion King' was adjusted to suit needs of kids with the disorder

Rats Can Lend a Helping Paw to Others, Study Finds

They ignored nearby chocolate to help free trapped companions, researchers say

Medicaid Spending for Depression Rose in Past Decade

Improvements in quality of care less impressive, study found

Chimps Shed Light on How Humans Learned to Share

Their behavior seems to be affected by their environment, research suggests

Risk for Dementia Rises When Diabetes, Depression Meet: Study

The good news is that lifestyle changes may lower your risk for all three conditions, experts say