| Aug 22, 2013
| 1:54 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patients in psychiatric hospitals who take part in smoking cessation programs during their stay are more likely to be smoke-free after 18 months, compared to patients who don't participate in the programs, says a new study....
| Aug 21, 2013
| 4:20 PM
A year ago, Bernard Belisle was in a bad way. Pain throbbed in his legs all day, every day, and he was angry and irritable much of the time.
Then, he enrolled in a novel study on preventing depression in older adults at the University of Pittsburgh...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 6:30 AM
FT. HOOD, Texas—A few days before he gunned down fellow soldiers at this central Texas Army base four years ago, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan sent an email to superiors about something that had been troubling him: suspected war crimes.
And one day...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 6:21 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a study of middle-aged and older people with type 2 diabetes, declines in thinking and memory that are often linked to later dementia happened faster in those who were depressed compared to those who were not.
| Jul 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Lauren swallows scissors, light bulbs, batteries, bedsprings, knives. Eddie pinches pennies for plastic surgeries he can't afford and rubs his face raw with sandpaper trying to fix disfiguring acne scars that no one else sees. Colin feels love emanating...
| Jun 26, 2013
As a teen, Scott Damiani got adults to place bets for him at a horse track. He wagered instead of studying, losing college scholarships when his grades plummeted. Over the years, he maxed out 14 credit cards, sold his house to pay debts and kept betting....
| Jun 21, 2013
| 8:54 AM
In his 1993 classic, "Listening to Prozac," Peter D. Kramer discusses how psychotropic drugs affect the art and science of psychiatric diagnosis. The successful use of lithium to treat manic depression, for example, helped substantiate the diagnosis and...
| Dec 30, 2012
Lynn Goodloe saw her son's grades begin to fall as he developed a knack for getting into mischief at a private Westside high school. Was it a phase, drugs or something more troubling?
Harold Turner didn't know what to make of his daughter's disorganized...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 9:52 AM
A judge has temporarily suspended the trial of a man accused of killing seven people in a shooting rampage at an Oakland vocational school, ruling the suspect is mentally unfit. Judge Carrie Panetta of Alameda County Superior Court made her......
| Jan 31, 2013
| 4:32 PM
A Super Bowl edition of Costas Tonight will examine the state of the NFL with a special airing Thursday, Jan. 31, at 9pm ET on NBC Sports Network. Topics discussed include player health and safety, the Rooney Rule and a preview of Super Bowl XLVII. Guests...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 5:58 PM
I didn't play football growing up. Never got to date a cheerleader. But, as a consolation prize, I have had an ambulatory adulthood.
I know guys who did play and aren't as lucky, and I don't want my kids to be like these guys.
Matt, for example,...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 7:29 AM
Worlds apart in their treatment of mental illness, the Hampton Roads Regional Jail in Portsmouth and Eastern State Hospital in James City County have overlapping populations. Some even go back and forth between the two institutions.
Both house men and...