Health News

Pounds Encourage Prescription
Around the holidays, weight always becomes a topic of health consideration, while doctors seem to consider it year-round.
Medicaid Home Concerns
Across the nation, thoughts about the mental health of children in our foster care system yield worry. So much so that researchers decided to look into their antipsychotic usage to examine the validity of these concerns.
Mental Health Disorders by the Pair
The prevalence of mental health disorders along with a recent increase in mental health awareness is beginning to help researchers understand how these disorders develop.  
Alternative PTSD Therapy
Popular pastimes yoga, pilates , and meditation take place at our parks, beaches, gyms, and on our TVs. But how many knew their effects to be healing? Recent studies prove the effectiveness of mindfulness-based techniques for improving anxiety symptoms in PTSD patients like our nation's defenders.
Work and the Healthy Mind
In an effort to quantify the societal impact of health disorders, global researchers found a link between mental health and time away from work. 
Keeping Thoughts in Mind
Meditation's general popularity has sky-rocketed in recent years, yet could its calming effects prove useful as a health treatment?  Researchers believe so.  
New Insights into Mental Illness
Psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety and schizophrenia have long been something of a mystery, but new research is identifying the brain circuits and chemicals that are involved in such illnesses.
FDA Approves First Generic Olanzapine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first generic versions of Zyprexa ( olanzapine tablets) and Zyprexa Zydus ( olanzapine orally disintegrating tablets) to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Schizophrenia in the Genes
Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, once known as manic-depression, are common but debilitating mental illnesses. Patients suffer from delusions, hallucinations and severe mood problems.
Different Personalities Are Not So Different
Family history has been a known risk factor for mental illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Now, researchers find more similarity between these disorders.