Face-to-Face Contact May Beat Email, Phone for Staving Off Depression

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While your days may be filled with electronic communications, a new study suggests that face-to-face contact might have more power to keep depression at bay -- at least if you're older.

Grades May Sink for Girls Who Are Compulsive Texters

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Compulsive texting can lead to poor school performance for teenage girls, a new study suggests.

Making Sense of the Email Avalanche

MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- That seemingly interminable delayed response to your email doesn't mean you're being ignored: it could be due to a host of other factors.

Parents Can Take Steps to Help Make Homework Less Stressful

MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Homework may be stressful for kids and parents alike, and it can be especially difficult for children with learning and behavior challenges, experts say.

Short Bursts of Intense Exercise Seems Good for Teen Hearts: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Could just a few minutes of intense exercise three times a week reduce teens' risk of potential heart problems?

State Anti-Bullying Laws May Lead to Fewer Bullied Kids

MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- States that get tough on bullies by enacting anti-bullying laws appear to reduce bullying and cyberbullying among high school students, a new study suggests.

Transgender Discrimination Linked to Risky Health Behaviors

FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Discrimination may trigger risky health behaviors by transgender Americans, a new study suggests.

For Teens, Late Bedtime May Lead to Weight Gain

FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens may have a new reason to take their parents' advice and go to bed early. Staying up late on weeknights may increase a teen's risk of becoming overweight over time, a new study says.

Health Tip: Teach Kids About Gratitude

(HealthDay News) -- Teaching kids to be thankful for what they have can help make them less selfish.

Do You Blame a Higher Power When You Get Sick?

THURSDAY, Oct. 1 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Feeling abandoned or persecuted by a higher power could be bad for your health, new research suggests.