Nursing Home Program Offers Alternatives to Antipsychotic Drugs

THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hoping to cut the use of antipsychotic drugs in nursing home residents, researchers tried training staff on new ways to meet the needs of residents with dementia.

Study Cites Factors Linked to Suicide in the Young

THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Teens and young adults who come from troubled backgrounds have a greater risk of killing themselves, a new study suggests.

Money Spent on Teen Health a Good Global Investment

THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Worldwide investments in teen health could yield significant economic returns, a new study contends.

A 'Brainwave' to Help Fight PTSD

WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Technology using a patient's own brainwaves might offer hope against tough-to-treat PTSD, new research suggests.

Studies Question Link Between Mom's Antidepressant Use, Autism in Kids

TUESDAY, April 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Taking antidepressants during pregnancy doesn't appear to raise a child's risk of autism, once other factors that could influence the risk are taken into account, two new studies suggest.

Marriage Could Bring Health Bonus to Older Same-Sex Couples

TUESDAY, April 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The health benefits of tying the knot may extend to couples of all sexual orientations.

Seniors' Well-Being May Get a Boost From Green Spaces

MONDAY, April 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Green spaces in cities benefit residents of all ages. Now, British researchers say, they may also boost older people's mental well-being.

Is That Your Doctor Swearing, Drinking on Facebook?

MONDAY, April 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Not even doctors are immune from inappropriate social media posts. Young doctors often have "unprofessional" or offensive content on their Facebook profiles, a new study suggests.

Stress Buster

MONDAY, April 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Resilience is often defined as how quickly you recover from adversity. But resilient people have lots of other important qualities, too.

Just 1 in 5 Mentally Ill Women Gets Cervical Cancer Screenings

MONDAY, April 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Cervical cancer screening rates are much lower among women with severe mental illness than among other women, a new study finds.