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    1. Moderate Drinking May Not Lengthen Your Life

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite previous studies suggesting a bevy of health benefits, a new analysis challenges the idea that drinking alcohol in moderation might prolong your life. After reviewing nearly 90 previously completed studies, resea

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    2. CDC Issues Tough Guidelines on Painkiller Use

      By E.J. Mundell and Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporters TUESDAY, March 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Hoping to stem an epidemic of drug abuse tied to prescription narcotic painkillers such as Oxycontin, Percocet and Vicodin, federal officials on Tuesday issued tough new prescribing guidelines to the

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    3. Pot Smokers May Face Greater Risk of Alcohol Abuse

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who smoke pot may be five times more likely to develop a problem with alcohol, such as addiction, a new study says. Marijuana users who have an alcohol problem may also be less likely to quit drinking, the resear

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    4. Pot Habit Early in Life May Alter Brain

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Young teens who smoke pot may wind up with brains that look strikingly different from those who start using marijuana later in their lives, a new study reports. Early pot use may alter the physical development of a young

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    5. 'Pot Tourists' Tied to Surge in Colorado ER Visits

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some tourists who have visited Colorado to sample the state's legal marijuana haven't been able to handle their high, prompting a steep increase in pot-related trips to the emergency room, new research indicates. The

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    6. Fatal Overdoses Rising From Some Sedatives

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While deaths from overdoses of heroin and narcotic painkillers like Oxycontin have surged in recent years, a new report finds the same thing is happening with widely used sedatives such as Xanax, Valium and Ativan. In

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    7. Pot Smokers Susceptible to Other Addictions

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pot smokers may be at significantly greater risk for developing an addiction to other drugs or alcohol, a new study suggests. Researchers found that adult marijuana use was associated with greater likelihood of develo

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    8. More College Students Misusing ADHD Med as Study Aid

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- College students aiming for an academic edge may explain a surge in the misuse of a stimulant commonly prescribed for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research suggests. Among U.S. adults, the number

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    9. Long-Term Pot Use May Make Word Recall Tougher

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who smoke marijuana as young adults may have a slightly harder time remembering words by the time they reach middle age, a new study suggests. However, pot use does not appear to damage or dim other mental capacities, s

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    10. Did Painkiller Crackdown Cause Heroin Epidemic?

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Top U.S. drug researchers are challenging a leading theory about the nation's heroin epidemic, saying it's not a direct result of the crackdown on prescription painkillers such as OxyContin and Vicodin. The commentary,

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