Depression : Mental Health Headlines

A bit of deliciously happy health news: Evidence mounts that chemicals in chocolate, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, teas and certain other foods are mood-enhancers.

Consider looking inward. If you're older, mindful meditation can reduce loneliness and improve your immune system, researchers find.

A healthy self-image goes a long way. Normal weight teen-agers who think they're fat might grow up to be overweight, according to Norwegian researchers. The reason, they surmise: psychosocial stress, which is associated with gaining weight around the waist.

- Katy Muldoon; twitter.com/katymuldoon

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