Family Dog Can Help Kids With Autism

TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism may find the "unconditional" love of the family dog a real help, a small new study finds.

Feed a Spouse, Starve an Argument?

MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Is your spouse biting your head off at the end of a long day? It may be hunger more than anger that's fueling the bad mood, according to a new study that used voodoo dolls and air horns to test spousal aggression.

Study Ties Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Boys

MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Boys with autism were three times more likely to have been exposed to antidepressants known as SSRIs in the womb than typically developing children, according to new research.

Young Dads at Risk of Depressive Symptoms, Study Finds

MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young fathers may be at increased risk of depression symptoms after their baby arrives, all the way through to the child's kindergarten, a new study suggests.

Study Outlines Emotional Impact of Domestic Violence on Kids

FRIDAY, April 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Domestic violence witnessed by American children often goes unreported or unpunished, but causes fear and anxiety among the youngsters, a new study finds.

Teens' Indoor Tanning May Be Linked to Unhealthy Dieting

FRIDAY, April 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who use indoor tanning may also try to control their weight through unhealthy methods, such as taking diet pills and vomiting, researchers say.

Civilians in War Zones Also Suffer Mental Health Problems: Study

THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Mental health problems are common among civilians who work for the U.S. military in war zones, a new study finds.

Too Many Foster Kids With ADHD Treated With Antipsychotic Drugs: Study

THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Antipsychotic drugs are increasingly being prescribed to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and teens in foster care, according to a new study.

A Doctor's 'People Skills' Affects Patients' Health

THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A doctor's "bedside manner" seems to have a real effect on patients' health, a new research review suggests.

Does Facebook Make Women Feel Bad About Their Bodies?

THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Too much time on Facebook may take a toll on a young woman's sense of self-esteem, particularly how she feels about her body, a new study suggests.