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MONDAY, July 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Remember the "mood ring" craze of the 1970s?

A high-tech wristband is being developed along the same lines, potentially helping patients who struggle with mood disorders.

The smart wristband would use a person's skin to track their emotional intensity. During a mood swing, either high or low, the wristband would change color, heat up,...

FRIDAY, June 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Research points to a very long list of benefits from exercise, from improving your overall health to easing stress and enhancing mental well-being. But a landmark study in the journal Circulation highlights a negative, yet specific, concern.

While health factors like obesity and diabetes are known heart attack triggers, data from 12,500...

FRIDAY, June 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- This dog-eat-dog world got you feeling anxious? If so, your canine companion probably feels the same way, new research shows.

A Swedish research team measured levels of the stress hormone cortisol in hair samples taken from dogs and their owners.

"We found that the levels of long-term cortisol in the dog and its owner were synchroniz...

THURSDAY, May 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The loss of loved ones can hit the elderly particularly hard, but a new study suggests it's anger, and not sadness, that may damage the aging body more.

Anger can increase inflammation, which is linked with conditions such as heart disease, cancer and arthritis, the researchers said.

"As most people age, they simply cannot do the act...

THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Here's something to make you smile: Turning that frown upside down does make folks feel a little happier, researchers conclude.

While most of us might know this instinctively, academics have not always been sure.

"Conventional wisdom tells us that we can feel a little happier if we simply smile. Or that we can get ourselves in a m...

WEDNESDAY, April 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A sure-fire antidote to the blues is to focus on others, a new study suggests.

"Walking around and offering kindness to others in the world reduces anxiety and increases happiness and feelings of social connection," said study author Douglas Gentile, a professor of psychology at Iowa State University.

"It's a simple strategy that...

THURSDAY, March 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism may have trouble interpreting facial emotions in strangers, but research finds some are as "in-tune" with their mother's expressions as kids without autism.

The study included 4- to 8-year-olds with and without autism who viewed five facial expressions -- happy, sad, angry, fearful and neutral -- on both familiar and un...

THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Abuse during childhood can cause structural changes in the brain that increase a person's risk of severe and recurrent depression, a new study reveals.

The findings "add further weight to the notion that patients with clinical depression who were mistreated as children are clinically distinct" from people who didn't suffer such trauma in ea...

THURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Adults have spent a lifetime hearing about or experiencing natural disasters such as Hurricane Florence, which is targeting the Carolinas this week.

But how to explain to kids the dangers of these events, without unduly scaring them?

The key, said child psychiatrist Dr. Victor Fornari, is to lead by example.

"Parents nee...

MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's easy to roll your eyes at the latest news nugget about someone trying to take an "emotional support animal" onto a plane, even though it's too big or out of control.

There's the large emotional support peacock that was denied a seat aboard a United Airlines flight in January, for example. Or the young girl who was bitten by an emotional s...

MONDAY, April 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Anger isn't just an emotional reaction -- it can affect you physically, too.

It's been shown to raise your risk for heart disease and other problems related to stress -- like sleep trouble, digestion woes and headaches.

That makes it important, then, to diffuse your anger. Start by figuring out what it is that makes you angry.

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SUNDAY, April 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Juggling classes, jobs and extracurricular activities can lead to big-time burnout in college, but knowing its signs can help savvy students avoid it, one psychologist says.

"Burnout is described as feeling apathy and lack of interest toward activities that were previously enjoyable, some amount of work avoidance and less excitement over one'...

FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The advice to "let go" of negative feelings is repeated in yoga classes and self-help books. Now a new study suggests it really brings a lasting health benefit.

The study, of more than 1,100 middle-aged adults, found that those who had a hard time getting over daily stressors typically had more physical health problems a decade later.

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TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Highly expressive eyebrows likely played a big role in humans' evolutionary success, researchers report.

Early ancestors of humans had a large, bulging brow ridge -- a permanent signal of dominance and aggression, according to the team at the University of York in England.

But over the past 100,000 years, modern humans developed a ...

TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Could new forms of artificial intelligence someday guess what you're feeling just by looking at you?

It's a good bet, according to Ohio State University researchers who study human expressions of emotions.

They say subtle changes in facial color telegraph your feelings to other people -- and they created computer algorithms that can...

FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Neurons in a brain area involved with social and emotional behavior normally increase as children become adults, but this does not occur in people with autism, new research contends.

Instead, children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have too many neurons in this part of the brain -- the amygdala -- and lose neurons as they mature, accordi...

THURSDAY, Feb. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many of us make choices about whether to eat healthy or not-so-healthy foods based on whether we're in a good or not-so-good mood.

When a bad mood strikes, we often tend to reach for junk food. And that can be a recipe for disaster when you're trying to lose weight.

Here's how to keep your emotions from ruining your diet resolve.

FRIDAY, Feb. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Can the adoring gaze of a dog or the comforting purr of a cat be helpful to people with mental illness? Absolutely, new research suggests.

Although furry companions won't replace medications or therapy for mental health concerns, they can provide significant benefits, according to British researchers. Their review of 17 studies found that pet...

TUESDAY, Feb. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Sure, an over-the-counter painkiller like Tylenol or Advil can help ease aches and pains, but could it mess with your thoughts and emotions, too?

That's the finding from a new review of recently published studies. The studies focused on how nonprescription painkillers might temporarily alter emotions such as empathy, or even a person's reasoni...

FRIDAY, Feb. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Maybe there's some truth in the long-standing belief that dogs can sense fear in a human.

According to a new British study, anxious people may be at increased risk for dog bites.

The finding came from a survey of nearly 700 people in northern England, done by researchers from the University of Liverpool.

As part of the stud...

MONDAY, Jan. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The increase in depressive symptoms brought on by winter seems to occur more often in women than men, a new study finds.

Low mood, tiredness and the inability to gain pleasure from usually enjoyable activities peaked in the winter months, according to the researchers' analysis of data on more than 150,000 people in the United Kingdom. Most aff...

MONDAY, Jan. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who were severely bullied as children are at increased risk for mental health problems and suicide attempts, a Canadian study finds.

The study included data on more than 1,300 children in the province of Quebec, from birth until age 15.

About 59 percent of the children reported some bullying in their first years of elementary s...

MONDAY, Jan. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If resolutions are on your New Year's to-do list, consider adopting a more positive opinion about your body, an expert suggests.

"Consider what is really going to make you happier and healthier in 2018: losing 10 pounds or losing harmful attitudes about your body," said Pamela Keel, a professor and body image researcher at Florida State Univers...

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The holiday blues might be a common phenomenon, but there's plenty you can do to protect your mental health this time of year.

Even in a tumultuous year like 2017.

"With its combination of natural and human disasters, this year was especially traumatic for many people," said Dr. Richard Catanzaro, chief of psychiatry at Northern W...

MONDAY, Dec. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Happiness is not determined by the size of one's paycheck, but a new survey suggests that wealth -- or lack of it -- does influence how people measure their happiness.

"Different positive emotions -- like awe, love, pride, compassion -- are core parts of happiness, and we found that rich and poor differ in the kinds of positive emotions they e...

FRIDAY, Dec. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- What makes a poem touch your heart?

New research suggests that poetry that triggers vivid mental images and positive emotions tends to be the most enjoyed.

For the study, researchers had more than 400 people read and rate two types of poems -- haikus and sonnets.

"People disagree on what they like, of course," said study aut...

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Mental illness caused by traumatic experiences in early childhood may be passed from mothers to their daughters, new research suggests.

The study involved adults whose parents had been evacuated from Finland during World War II, when they were children.

Many of the approximately 49,000 children evacuated from Finland from 1941 to ...

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It's often no fun getting old in America: A new report finds the availability of health care for U.S. seniors lags behind that of other affluent nations.

Access to insurance isn't an issue, because all Americans 65 and older are covered by Medicare. But America's seniors are still sicker than the elderly in other countries -- and are more ...

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one-quarter of older Americans who took their own lives told someone about their intentions before doing so, a new study reveals.

Researchers reviewed 10 years of national data and found that 23 percent of people aged 50 and older who killed themselves had disclosed their suicide intent. The older they were, the more likely they were ...

FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A child's inability to laugh with others could point to psychopathic behavior later, a new study suggests.

Most people find it natural to join in when they see or hear others laughing, the researchers noted. But laughter isn't contagious for boys at risk of developing psychopathy later in life, the researchers found.

"Those social c...

MONDAY, Aug. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Physical and emotional strain is common among American workers, and hazards abound in the workplace, a new study finds.

A nationwide survey of just over 3,000 adults found many had unstable work schedules, along with unpleasant and potentially dangerous job conditions.

The findings stem from a 2015 survey described as one of the most...

THURSDAY, Aug. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Behavioral therapy for children with autism also benefits their parents, a new study finds.

About 70 percent of children with autism have emotional or behavioral problems and may turn to cognitive behavioral therapy to help with these issues.

Usually, while kids are with the therapist, parents are in a separate room learning what t...

TUESDAY, Aug. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Talking to yourself in the third person can help control your emotions when you're upset, new research suggests.

The findings are based on experiments in which volunteers underwent brain scans while confronted with upsetting situations.

For example, a man named Fred is upset about a recent romantic breakup. By reflecting on his feeli...