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Monday, February 17, 2020
A new study finds that sitting still is linked to a higher risk of depression among teens, but even an hour of light physical activity every day reduces the risk of depression by 10%.
Saturday, February 15, 2020
About 1 in 7 women go through pregnancy and postpartum feeling depressed. NPR's Life Kit team has tips on how to recognize the symptoms and where to look for help.
Thursday, January 30, 2020
The turnaround is welcome news after rising drug overdose and suicide rates had pushed life expectancy down since 2014. Could America be turning the tide on opioid addiction?
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Would you recognize the signs that your body is going through the big hormonal changes that lead to menopause? Here's what to look for — and what you can do about it.
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Women with a history of depression and anxiety are at a higher risk of having a flare-up during the time leading up to menopause. And getting doctors to take the issue seriously can be challenging.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Nearly 1 in 7 women suffers from depression during pregnancy or postpartum. But very few get treatment. Doctors in Massachusetts have a new way to get them help.
Wednesday, January 01, 2020
California and other states are challenging the Trump administration over its reversal of standards for energy-efficient lightbulbs.
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
The new federal budget has more money for a national suicide prevention hotline, and the Federal Communications Commission says it will designate a 3-digit dialing code to call it.
Friday, December 20, 2019
A new study finds that children are being poisoned by opioids, and a growing number of them in recent years are ending up in pediatric ICUs for lifesaving procedures.
Thursday, November 07, 2019
Researchers combed Vatican archives to find records of how ancient church policies restricting whom one could marry shaped Western values and family structures today.
Tuesday, November 05, 2019
What happens to you in childhood can affect your health for a lifetime. New data show a link between childhood trauma and disease later in life. Prevention is critical, public health experts say.
Monday, October 28, 2019
Use of the drug during pregnancy has been linked to higher risk for premature birth and low birth weight. But some women with severe nausea feel they're out of other options.
Thursday, October 17, 2019
A new report by the CDC finds that death rates by suicide have increased for 10-to-24 year-olds between 2007 and 2017.
Wednesday, October 09, 2019
Depression symptoms dropped significantly in a group of young adults who ate a Mediterranean-style diet for three weeks. It's the latest study to show that food can influence mental health.
Friday, September 27, 2019
The transition into menopause can last a few years and cause many changes, including to your mental health. Share your experience with us.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Surveys show today's political climate is affecting people's mood, relationships and health. How do you stay engaged with democracy without letting the stress ruin your day?
Monday, September 16, 2019
The average age of those who were raped was around 15, and their assailants were typically older partners. Women who were raped had a greater likelihood of long-term health problems.
Friday, September 13, 2019
The current suicide hotline — 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-273-8255 — has helped many people. But it's long and tough to remember in a crisis. The FCC is proposing a new national, three-digit number.
Friday, September 13, 2019
The FCC plans to create a three-digit number as a national suicide prevention hotline, and it would increase access to mental health care. Advocates say more funding is needed.
Friday, August 23, 2019
The Trump administration is trying to legalize indefinite detention of migrant families. But detention can be emotionally crushing for kids, leading to long-term mental health problems like PTSD.