When It Comes to Singing, Practice Makes Perfect

SATURDAY, Feb. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Think you can't sing well? Maybe the solution is to sing more often.

'Play' May Be More Stressful for Kids With Autism: Study

FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism appear to approach play differently than typically developing children, a recent study contends.

How to Survive Valentine's Day Without Romance

FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Valentine's Day can be difficult for some people, but it's important to keep things in perspective, an expert says.

What's in a Name? Perhaps a Mate, Study of Online Dating Suggests

THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As Valentine's Day approaches, here's a tip for those looking online for love: A new study suggests that having a screen name that starts with a letter in the first half of the alphabet might boost your chances for romance.

Smile! Your Dog Is Watching

THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smiling? Frowning? New research indicates that dogs can tell the difference, though it's still unclear whether they understand the emotions behind people's facial expressions.

Cancer Patients Rarely Request Unneeded Tests, Treatments: Study

THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite some doctors' claims to the contrary, cancer patients rarely request unnecessary tests or treatments, a new study finds.

Mental Health Disorders May Shorten Life Span: Study

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with mental health conditions such as depression, chronic anxiety and schizophrenia tend to die at younger ages than their peers without psychiatric disorders, a new research review says.

Coming Out at School Better for LGBT Youth, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender teens who come out at high school have better mental health as young adults than those who aren't open with their fellow high school students, according to a new study.

Health Benefits of Moderate Drinking Overblown: Report

TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- All that talk of red wine and other alcoholic beverages being good for your health if consumed in moderation is just plain wrong, a new analysis contends.

Stress May Make Recovery From Heart Attack Harder for Younger Women

MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When younger people have heart attacks, stress may lead to a worse recovery. This problem may be of particular concern among women, a new study suggests.