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    1. Hangovers Don't Delay the Next Drink, Study Finds

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Hangovers don't influence when people will have their next drink, according to a new study that challenges some common beliefs. Although many people say having another drink will help cure a hangover, others think

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    2. 1 in 3 Tennesseans Uses Narcotic Painkillers

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One of every three Tennesseans fills a prescription for narcotic painkillers at least once a year, creating a free-floating pool of available medication that helps feed the state's growing problem with prescription drug

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    3. U.S. Officials Target Escalating Drug Overdoses

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 11 (HealthDay News) -- As deaths from heroin and prescription painkillers mount across the United States, government officials are searching for ways to stem the toll of addiction. The death last week of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman,

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    4. Synthetic Pot Tied to Surge of Emergency Cases

      By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors in Colorado are sounding an alarm about the dangers of synthetic marijuana after seeing a surge of emergency cases tied to its use. The products, sold under names like Black Mamba, Crazy Clown, K2 and Spice, se

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    5. Heavy Drinking in Middle Age & Memory Loss in Men

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged men who drink heavily show declines in memory, attention and reasoning skills up to six years sooner than those drinking less alcohol, new research suggests. European scientists found that men drinking 2.5

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    6. Students Smoke Weed Despite School Drug Testing

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- School drug tests don't deter teens from smoking marijuana, but creating a positive school environment might be effective, a new study suggests. About 20 percent of U.S. high schools have drug testing, but this approach is

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    7. World Watches as Colo. Marijuana Law Takes Effect

      Jan. 9, 2014 – More than a week after marijuana prohibition came to an end in Colorado, the joy has faded as residents adjust to the new normal of having the most liberal marijuana laws in the U.S. Long lines are gone from the 37 -- and counting -- pot stores around the state, from Denver and Boulde

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    8. CDC: Docs Aren't Doing Enough to Discourage Problem Drinking

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors aren't talking often enough with their patients about the harmful effects of alcohol, even if those patients are binge drinkers, U.S. health officials reported Tuesday. Only one in six adults says a doctor or hea

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    9. Avoiding That New Year's Hangover

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 31, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Hangover headaches are a common problem over the holidays, but there are ways to prevent them, an expert says. The best way to avoid a hangover headache is to stick to non-alcoholic drinks such as sodas, spritzers and pun

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    10. Teens Opting for Real Pot

      Dec. 20, 2013 -- While U.S. teens are staying away from synthetic marijuana, they're smoking more of the natural version, a new survey of more than 40,000 students shows. USA Today reported Wednesday that high school seniors who said they smoked synthetic drugs such as K2 and Spice dropped from 11 p

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