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Easing Depression May Boost Heart Health, Study Finds
People with moderate to severe depression saw improved circulatory outcomes with antidepressants

Early Onset Hot Flashes May Point to Raised Heart Disease Risk
Studies found that the daily frequency of episodes seemed to matter, too

Teen Suicides by Hanging on the Rise Across U.S.
CDC urges doctors, others to look for warning signs

Women Take Longer to Reach Hospital After Heart Attack
That delay may help explain why women twice as likely to die, researchers say

Many U.S. Households Include Someone With Failing Memory
About half of those with recall issues say they interfere with daily life

Just a Half Hour of Lost Sleep Linked Weight Gain
And that sleep shortage may have implications for diabetes, study says

Erratic Sleep May Make Teens Hungrier
Researcher says findings provide insight into obesity in young people

Veggie-Rich Diets May Mean Lower Heart Risks
Study found people who ate more plant foods than animal products less likely to die from heart disease

Healthy Living in Middle Age Keeps Heart Failure at Bay Decades Later
Avoid obesity, hypertension, diabetes and you may live up to 13 more years without the illness, study finds

Seniors Bear Brunt of This Flu Season
CDC says 60 percent of hospitalizations, 79 percent of deaths were among those 65 or older

Exercise May Boost Size of Some Brain Regions
But it's not clear if these changes make a difference in aging, researcher says

Minorities More Likely to Gain Weight in Childhood, Report Shows
Puts them at greater risk for being overweight, obese adults than whites, researcher says

Be Wary of Websites Selling Genetic Cancer Tests: Study
Marketers often overstate benefits, downplay limitations, oncologists say

Gut Germs May Influence Success of Weight Loss Surgery
Study found having certain microbes may lead to fewer pounds shed

Study: Men Are the Narcissists of the Species
That may help explain the lack of women in leadership roles, researchers contend

Experimental Ebola Vaccine Appears Successful in At Least One Case
High-risk situation led doctor to get immunization; no serious illness developed

Freshwater Algae Can Infect Wounds, Study Shows
Two cases appear linked to a species in U.S. lakes, but researchers believe overall risk is very low

Gout's Silver Lining: A Lower Risk for Alzheimer's?
Study found people with the arthritic ailment had lower odds for dementia, but more research is needed

Mouse Study Points to Potential Weight-Loss Agent
Molecule found in tree leaves helped female mice shed weight, but had no effect on males

Divorce May Be More Likely When Wives Get Sick
Women might be more comfortable as caregivers than men, researcher suggests

Stress May Undermine Heart Benefits of Exercise
Study found teens who lacked coping skills faced raised heart risks that physical fitness did not counter

Statins Linked to Raised Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Large Finnish study found a nearly 50 percent increase in people taking cholesterol-lowering drugs

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