Gene Discoveries Could Shed New Light on Schizophrenia

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One of the largest studies ever conducted into the genetic origins of a psychiatric disorder has uncovered 83 new sites on chromosomes that harbor inherited genes tied to schizophrenia.

Parents of Children With Autism Need Help, Too

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most therapies for autism focus on the child, but new research suggests the child's stressed-out parents could benefit from treatments designed specifically for them.

Good Schools May Be Good for a Teen's Health, Too

MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low-income teenagers who get into a more rigorous high school may take fewer health risks than their peers at other schools, a new study suggests.

Many Sexually Active U.S. Teens Not Tested for HIV: CDC

FRIDAY, July 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Only one in five sexually active U.S. teens has been tested for HIV, a new government report shows.

Soldiers' Use of Mental Health Services Up, Stigma Down, Study Finds

FRIDAY, July 18 (HealthDay News) -- As war raged in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. soldiers almost doubled their use of mental health services -- and they felt more comfortable seeking such treatment, according to new research.

Childhood Sex Abuse May Be Linked to Heart Disease Risk in Women

THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged women who were sexually abused as children may be more likely to develop early signs of heart disease, a new study suggests.

Energy Drink 'Cocktails' May Boost Desire to Drink More

THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Mixing caffeinated energy drinks with alcohol appears to boost the desire to keep on drinking, new research reveals.

Research Reveals Why Pot Can Make People Paranoid

THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- British researchers say they've identified several psychological factors that can contribute to short-term paranoia in some people who use marijuana.

Sexy Facebook Photos Not a Hit With Many Young Women

THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teen girls and young women who post sexy photos of themselves on social media sites are viewed negatively by their peers, a new study finds.

Health Tip: Embrace Your Body

(HealthDay News) -- With all of the pressure that society and the media put on people to improve their bodies, experts say you should embrace what you have and not expect perfection.