Summer Days Shouldn't Be Lazy for Kids

SATURDAY, July 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Kids love the unstructured days of summer, but parents need to be sure children get moving during their summer holidays, a physical education expert says.

'Active Surveillance' of Prostate Cancer Doesn't Dampen Quality of Life

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Men with low-risk prostate cancer report a good quality of life after choosing active surveillance as a treatment for their disease, a new study finds.

Vision Trouble Can Dim Life's Prospects

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with vision problems may face a higher risk of unemployment, poverty and mental health problems, a new British study suggests.

Study of Teen Brains Offers Clues to Timing of Mental Illness

WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Changes that occur in teens' brains as they mature may help explain why the first signs of mental illness tend to appear during this time, researchers report.

Transgender's Classification as 'Mental Disorder' Is Outdated, Study Finds

TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Being transgender is currently classified as a mental health disorder in the World Health Organization International Classification of Diseases (ICD), but a new study suggests that should change.

Does Dementia Diagnosis Have Silver Lining for Some?

TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Is it possible that a diagnosis as devastating as dementia could have some positive effects?

Bipolar Diagnosis May Take Up to 6 Years

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with bipolar disorder may face a long wait from when their symptoms start to the time they get a proper diagnosis.

Delirium Common in Cancer Patients Seen in ER

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Delirium is fairly common, yet often missed, in advanced cancer patients who visit emergency departments, a new study says.

Women May Be More Resilient to Effects of Alzheimer's Genes

SUNDAY, July 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Certain gene variants are known to raise a person's risk of Alzheimer's disease. But a new study finds that even in people carrying this DNA, factors such as gender and physical or mental activity can affect that risk.

Could New 'Talk Therapy' Cut Cost of Treating Depression?

FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A simpler and less expensive form of talk therapy is as effective as the gold-standard treatment -- cognitive behavioral therapy -- for treating depression in adults, a new study suggests.