Give Kids a Safe, Stress-Free Holiday

TUESDAY, Dec. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- With all the parties, outings and family gatherings during the holidays, it's easy for kids to get overwhelmed or lost in the shuffle, a leading group of pediatricians says.

Teen Violence Can Be Contagious, Study Contends

TUESDAY, Dec. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Violence could be contagious among teens, according to Ohio State University researchers.

Mothers of Kids With Severe Birth Defects May Have Shorter Lives: Study

TUESDAY, Dec. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A mother raising a child with a major birth defect may face a higher risk of dying early compared with a mother whose child doesn't have a birth defect, Danish research suggests.

Some Kids' Genes Might Make Food Ads More Tempting

MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children with a genetic trait linked to obesity may be more likely than other kids to respond to fast-food commercials on TV, a new study suggests.

Life After Juvenile Detention Isn't Easy, Especially for Minorities

MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many people have difficulty getting their lives back on track after being released from juvenile detention, especially those from racial and ethnic minorities, a new study shows.

The Impact of Child Abuse Can Last a Lifetime

MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The traumatic effects of child abuse and neglect can persist for decades, often with substantial economic consequences, researchers report.

Sometimes the Holidays Aren't Always Jolly

SATURDAY, Dec. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The emotional and financial stress of the holidays can trigger depression in some people, but there are a number of ways to prevent it, a mental health expert says.

Subway Surveillance Video Provides Clues to Suicidal Behavior

THURSDAY, Dec. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Real-time video surveillance could help identify people at risk of suicide attempts in subway stations, Canadian researchers report.

More Than 1 in 10 Pilots Suffer From Depression, Survey Finds

THURSDAY, Dec. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More than one-tenth of professional airline pilots may suffer from depression, and a small percentage might experience suicidal thoughts, a new survey reveals.

Women Denied an Abortion Endure Mental Health Toll: Study

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who are denied an abortion may suffer anxiety and low self-esteem, a new analysis indicates.