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More Evidence That Abuse of Xanax, Valium Is on the Rise

THURSDAY, Dec. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- About one in every five people who take Valium, Xanax and other benzodiazepines are misusing the potentially addictive medication, U.S. survey data show. The statistics also revealed that benzodiazepine…

More College Students Seeking Mental Health Care

THURSDAY, Oct. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Anxiety, depression and panic attacks are sending U.S. college students to mental health clinics in record numbers, a new study finds. Between 2009 and 2015, treatment and diagnoses of anxiety…

What Kids -- and Parents -- Fear Most at the Doctor's Office

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Fear of doctors is common among American preschoolers, and a trip to the pediatrician's office can cause equal anxiety for Mom and Dad. Half of 2- to 5-year-olds are afraid of going to the doctor,…

Anxious Women May Want to Keep an Eye on Their Bone Health

THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As if older women didn't already worry enough about their bone health, new research suggests that anxiety may up their risk for fractures. Based on an analysis involving almost 200 postmenopausal…

Mid-Life Stresses May Be Tied to Late-Life Dementia Risk

MONDAY, April 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Anxiety during middle age might signal impending dementia, a new analysis suggests. Although millions of Americans suffer from moderate to severe anxiety, it's not clear how it is linked to dementia…

Meditation Can Soothe the Anxious Soul in Just One Session

TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A single session of meditation can lower your anxiety levels, a small new study finds. "Our results show a clear reduction in anxiety in the first hour after the meditation session, and our preliminary…

When 'Nest Egg' Vanishes, Death Risk Rises

TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who lose their life savings may also lose years from their life, a new study suggests. Looking at more than 8,700 Americans older than 50, researchers found that those who lost most…

Many Grad Students Struggle With Anxiety, Depression

FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Depression and anxiety is nearly seven times more common among graduate students than in the general population, a new study finds. Researchers surveyed nearly 2,300 graduate students -- 90 percent…

Dog Bites More Common for Anxious People

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…