Plane Passengers' Near-Death Experience Gives Clues to Trauma's Effect on Brain

FRIDAY, July 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A study involving people who thought they were about to die in a plane crash reveals new clues to the long-term impact that traumatic events have on the brain.

Mass Killings, School Shootings in U.S. May Be 'Contagious'

THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Mass killings and school shootings in the United States may be "contagious," inspiring similar killing sprees, new research suggests.

Americans' Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds

THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The risk that any one American will die from cancer -- the cancer death rate -- is going down, regardless of sex or race, a new government study reports.

Do Cholesterol Drugs Affect Aggression?

WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs might influence a person's aggressive behaviors, increasing or decreasing their irritability and violent tendencies, a new clinical trial suggests.

Are Too Many Young Americans Getting Antipsychotics for ADHD?

WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of teens and young adults are being prescribed powerful antipsychotics, even though the medications aren't approved to treat two disorders -- ADHD and depression -- they are commonly used for, a new study shows.

Beats Common to All Music May Bring People Together

TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- From African drums to Viennese waltzes, people from around the world tune into common beats, a new study suggests.

Scans Suggest Recurrent Depression May Take Toll on the Brain

TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The area of the brain involved in forming new memories, known as the hippocampus, seems to shrink in people with recurring depression, a new study shows.

'Novice Driver' Car Decals Don't Cut Crash Rates: Study

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adding decals to the license plates of drivers with learner permits doesn't reduce their rate of crashes, a new study finds.

1 in 3 American Adults Owns a Gun, Survey Finds

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Guns are owned by nearly one in three Americans. And many of those people are part of a "social gun culture" that includes hunters and gun club members, a new survey finds.

Trauma, PTSD May Raise Women's Odds of Heart Attack, Stroke: Study

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have been through a traumatic event or developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) face an increased risk of heart attack or stroke, a new large study suggests.