Do Cholesterol Drugs Affect Aggression?

WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs might influence a person's aggressive behaviors, increasing or decreasing their irritability and violent tendencies, a new clinical trial suggests.

Are Too Many Young Americans Getting Antipsychotics for ADHD?

WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of teens and young adults are being prescribed powerful antipsychotics, even though the medications aren't approved to treat two disorders -- ADHD and depression -- they are commonly used for, a new study shows.

Beats Common to All Music May Bring People Together

TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- From African drums to Viennese waltzes, people from around the world tune into common beats, a new study suggests.

Scans Suggest Recurrent Depression May Take Toll on the Brain

TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The area of the brain involved in forming new memories, known as the hippocampus, seems to shrink in people with recurring depression, a new study shows.

1 in 3 American Adults Owns a Gun, Survey Finds

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Guns are owned by nearly one in three Americans. And many of those people are part of a "social gun culture" that includes hunters and gun club members, a new survey finds.

'Novice Driver' Car Decals Don't Cut Crash Rates: Study

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adding decals to the license plates of drivers with learner permits doesn't reduce their rate of crashes, a new study finds.

Trauma, PTSD May Raise Women's Odds of Heart Attack, Stroke: Study

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have been through a traumatic event or developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) face an increased risk of heart attack or stroke, a new large study suggests.

Millennials More Accepting of Working Moms Than Past Generations

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young Americans are more accepting of working mothers than previous generations were, a new study finds.

U.S. Kids Suffer High Rates of Assault, Abuse, Study Finds

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than one-third of U.S. children and teens have been physically assaulted -- mostly by siblings and peers -- in the past year, a new study finds.

Diabetes Rates Fall in Neighborhoods With Healthy Food, Parks and Gyms

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Neighborhoods with easy access to healthy foods and safe places to exercise may help residents reduce their risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.