Could New 'Talk Therapy' Cut Cost of Treating Depression?

FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A simpler and less expensive form of talk therapy is as effective as the gold-standard treatment -- cognitive behavioral therapy -- for treating depression in adults, a new study suggests.

Opioid Abusers Missing Out on Addiction-Fighting Drug

WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors aren't using one of the most effective weapons at their disposal in battling addiction to prescription painkillers -- the anti-addiction drug Suboxone, a new study finds.

Why Kicking the Opioid Habit Can Be So Tough

WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- He was 26, a specialist fifth class with the U.S. Army, and stationed abroad, when an accident on the German autobahn sent him careening through the windshield of his car.

Get Outside, Get Moving to Prevent 'Gamer's Thumb'

MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- "Gamer's thumb" -- a repetitive stress injury -- can strike anyone who spends a lot of time playing video games. But taking breaks can be just what the doctor ordered, a new study suggests.

Can Comedy Kill?

MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Watch out Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer and Louis C.K. A new study finds standup comics seem to die at an earlier age than actors.

Does Living Near a Fracking Site Make Asthma Worse?

MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Living near fracking sites may make asthma worse for many of those who suffer from the respiratory condition, a new study suggests.

'Cool' Factor Often Spurs Teens to Try E-Cigarettes

MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- E-cigarette makers say the products can help adults stop smoking, but new research suggests many teens use the devices because they seem cool, new and fun.

9 Out of 10 Strokes Could Be Prevented, Study Finds

FRIDAY, July 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability but the vast majority of strokes are preventable, according to a new study.

Making Sense of Senseless Violence

FRIDAY, July 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Shockwaves are reverberating around the world yet again as a scene of once-unimaginable terror played out Thursday night in the midst of a national celebration in Nice, France.

Can Trauma Trigger Violent Crime in Mentally Ill?

WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with serious mental illness who are victims of violence or exposed to stressful events are more likely to engage in a violent crime in the week following the trauma, a new study contends.