1 in 13 U.S. Schoolkids Takes Psych Meds: Report

THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than 7 percent of American schoolchildren are taking at least one medication for emotional or behavioral difficulties, a new government report shows.

FDA Reconsiders Behavior-Modifying 'Shock Devices'

THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- They're likened to a dog's "shock collar" by some and called a "life-saving treatment" by others. But the days of electro-shock devices as a tool for managing hard-to-control behavior in people with disabilities may be numbered, U.S. health officials say.

Religious Music a High Note for Older Christians

WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Religious music may improve the mental health of older Christians, a new study finds.

Spouse's Sunny Outlook May Be Good for Your Health

TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Marriage vows often include the promise to stick together for better or for worse, and research now suggests that when it comes to your health, having an optimistic spouse is better.

Fear Won't Boost Exam Scores: Study

TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Students can't be scared into doing well on final exams, a new study shows.

Mental Illness Not a Driving Force Behind Crime: Study

TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Less than 10 percent of crimes committed by mentally ill people are directly linked to the symptoms of their disorders, a new study shows.

Guys, Don't Bother Trying to Sound Sexy

MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's easy for women to sound sexy, but men just don't have what it takes, a new study says.

False-Positive Mammograms Don't Deter Women From Future Screening: Study

MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- False-positive mammograms do increase anxiety, but the feeling is short-lived and most women go on to have breast screening in the future, new research suggests.

Too Little Sleep May Add to Teen Health Problems

MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many teens from lower- and middle-income homes get too little sleep, potentially adding to the problems of kids already at risk for health issues, new research finds.

Language Problems Common for Kids With ADHD, Study Finds

MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children who have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are nearly three times more likely to have language problems than kids without ADHD, according to new research.