Music Soothes Nervous Eye Surgery Patients

FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Listening to relaxing music before eye surgery reduces patients' anxiety and their need for sedation, a new French study suggests.

Pet Pooch May Help Ease PTSD in Veterans

FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Dogs may be more than best friends for military veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a small study suggests.

Lifestyle Change May Cut Risk for Women With Breast Cancer Genes

THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who carry common gene variants linked to breast cancer can still cut their risk of the disease by following a healthy lifestyle, a large new study suggests.

'Fat Shaming' Begins in First Grade

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As early as first grade, severely obese children are getting teased, picked on and bullied more than normal-weight kids, a new study finds.

Antidepressants Not Just for Depression Any More

TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors prescribe antidepressants for a wide range of medical problems other than depression, apparently fueling the boom in sales of these medications, researchers report.

Tai Chi: Rx for Arthritic Knees

MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Legions of arthritis sufferers try physical therapy and anti-inflammatory drugs to no avail. Now, a new study looks East for relief -- to the martial art tai chi.

Seeing the Sea Soothes Stress

SATURDAY, May 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A view of the ocean is good for the soul, a new study says.

Frat Brothers Keep Chugging Despite Anti-Booze Efforts

FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The boys of "Animal House" and "Neighbors" may be immune to anti-boozing programs that curb drinking for other college kids, new research suggests.

States With More Gun Owners Have More Gun-Related Suicides: Study

THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In states where there are more gun owners, there are also more gun-related suicides, a new U.S. study finds.

Family Rejection Triples Risk for Suicide Attempts by Transgender People: Study

THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Transgender people can face big difficulties, but a new study shows their journey is made much harder when family members reject them.