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To Battle Depression in Pregnancy, Strike a Pose

Yoga is an effective tool for reducing depression symptoms among pregnant women, according to Brown University researchers. US News reports that pregnant women who took yoga classes for 10 weeks reported reduced symptoms of depression, and the ...

Unemployment is Very Depressing for Young People

Contrary to what you might read on the Internet or hear on cable news, most people don't enjoy being unemployed. In fact, among young people, being out of work triples the odds of becoming clinically depressed, the Los Angeles Times reports. Am...

Here’s Your Playlist to Celebrate ‘International Happiness Day’

The United Nations recently named March 20 as International Happiness Day, and if you believe that every day should be a celebration of joy then you'll love the music playlists developed by the UN to mark the occasion. Pharrell Williams, who ...

Lonely People Die Younger, Study Says

Having good friends can make life more fun -- and keep you alive longer, too. CNN reports that being alone or feeling lonely can increase your risk of early death by up to 30 percent. Being connected with family and friends has been shown to ...

Stop Telling Your Kids They Are ‘Special’

If everyone is special, then nobody is. And constantly telling your children they are exceptional could turn them into narcissistic monsters, an Ohio State University study says. Newser reports that it's fine to boost your children's self-esteem, ...

Treat Depression to Reduce Coronary Risk

Antidepressant treatment for moderate-to-severe depression reduced the risk of cardiovascular disease and death even more than the statin drugs commonly used to lower unhealthy cholesterol levels, researchers say. Medical News Today reports that ...

Facebook Envy is a Real Thing

Are you constantly checking status updates on Facebook? You could be risking serious depression, researchers say. CNN reports that people who get feelings of envy when viewing their friends' Facebook updates can end up feeling worse about ...

Smoking is a Stress-Causer, Not a Stress-Reliever

To the extent that people say that smoking is relaxing, it's probably just a case of calming your jitters about getting your next nicotine fix. AFP reports that smokers are 70 percent more likely than nonsmokers to suffer from depression and ...

Economic Stress Blamed for Rise in Suicides

The suicide rate among adults ages 40-64 rose from 15.5 percent per 100,000 people to 18.2 percent per 100,000 between 2005 and 2010, and researchers say that economic problems caused by the extended recession may be the root cause. CBS News ...

Here Are the Symptoms of SAD, and How to Beat It

If you're up to your eyeballs in snow, stuck in the house, and missing that big yellow orb once known as the sun, you may be at risk of the form of depression known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). CNN reports on the signs of SAD and how you ...