'Sleep Drunkenness' Is Common and Linked to Other Behavior Issues

MONDAY, Aug. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- "Sleep drunkenness" is more common than previously thought, affecting about one in 15 Americans, according to a new study that looked at the sleeping habits of more than 19,000 adults.

Health Tip: Manage Stress to Keep Diabetes in Check

(HealthDay News) -- Physical and emotional stress can be problematic for diabetics, as it tends to cause blood sugar to rise.

One Part of the Brain Doesn't Age, Study Suggests

FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- At least one part of an older person's brain can still process information as well as younger people, according to new research.

Simple Steps Make Shots Less Scary for Kids, Nurse Says

FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many children get anxious or afraid when they have to get a vaccination, but there are a number of ways that parents can make these shots easier for their kids, an expert suggests.

Talk Therapy Plus Meds May Be Best for Severe Depression

THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of therapy and antidepressants appears to best help people with severe but short-term depression, a new study reports.

Fewer U.S. Teens Using Sunscreen, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. teens using sunscreen dropped nearly 12 percent in the last decade, a new report shows.

Kids With Autism Have Extra Brain Connections, Study Says

THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report that children with autism appear to have excess synapses -- cellular connections -- in their brains compared with typical children.

Want to Stay Slim? Leave the Car at Home

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Leaving the car at home and getting to work by walking, cycling or public transit is good for your health, a new study indicates.

Hospital Discharge a Key Time to Help Smokers Quit

TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The weeks after a hospital discharge may be a great time to help smokers quit the habit, and one study suggests a particular program might help.

Many With Schizophrenia Say They're Happy: Study

TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even though schizophrenia is one of the most severe forms of mental illness, nearly 40 percent of people with the disorder say they're happy, new research contends.