NEW YORK (Reuters) - Anxiety over two cases of missing children in the news this week - New York's Etan Patz and Arizona's Isabel Mercedes Celis - masks an encouraging development in the search for U.S. boys and girls who disappear: More than 99 percent now return home alive.
Eating disorders can be triggered by lack of support following traumatic events such as bereavement, relationship problems, abuse and sexual assault, according to research published in the May issue of the Journal of Clinical Nursing.
Family nagging is good for your health, especially if you are above 30, according to a new study.
Women drive the formation of romantic relationships, according to a new study.
When a child has autism, siblings are also at risk for the disorder.
As definitions of mental illnesses become broader, those with depression and other common mental illnesses are less likely to receive a supportive response from friends and family members as are people who show other severe mental disorders.
A customized web-based decision guide about prevention options can help women at high risk of breast cancer to make a choice about prevention and to feel comfortable with their choice.
Exercise during breast cancer treatment might reduce patients' depression and fatigue, according to a new study.
A new government report shows that the percentage of children born to unmarried or cohabitating couples is rising. About 27 percent of all first births from 2003 to 2010 were to unmarried couples compared to about a third less at 9.4 percent before 1985.
A new study from Case Western Reserve University finds mothers tend to be more critical of children with obsessive-compulsive disorder than they are of other children in the family. And, that parental criticism is linked to poorer outcomes for the child after treatment.
A 16-year-old boy stabbed his mother to death in their apartment, then wrapped the body in sheets and left it there for eight days, according to Miami-Dade County police.
Differences in factors such as income, education and marital status could contribute overwhelmingly to the gap in life expectancy between blacks and whites in the United States, according to one of the first studies to put a number on how much of the divide can be attributed to disparities in socioeconomic characteristics.
For children with autism, being born several weeks early or several weeks late tends to increase the severity of their symptoms, according to new research out of Michigan State University.
High levels of family conflict can have a negative effect on children's development, but most people tend to think that this doesn't apply to babies.
Children who grow up learning to speak two languages are better at switching between tasks than are children who learn to speak only one language, according to a study funded in part by the National Institutes of Health. However, the study also found that bilinguals are slower to acquire vocabulary than are monolinguals, because bilinguals must divide their time between two languages while monolinguals focus on only one.