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    1. Heavy Drinking May Strain the Heart

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heavy drinking may dramatically increase a person's risk of heart failure, even if they're young and healthy, a new study suggests. People who abuse alcohol are 70 percent more likely to develop heart failure, according

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    2. This is Killing More White, Middle-Aged Americans

      By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A largely unnoticed "epidemic" is killing white, middle-aged Americans in growing numbers, a new analysis reveals. Princeton University researchers report that the overall death rate of white adults in midlife has risen s

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    3. Why More Painkiller Addicts Are Using Heroin, Too

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Addicts who have moved from narcotic painkillers to heroin are helping researchers understand this deadly tradeoff. Looking for clues driving concurrent painkiller and heroin abuse, researchers conducted online interv

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    4. Painkiller Use as Teen May Raise Addiction Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who are given prescription narcotic painkillers may run a higher risk of abusing narcotics after high school, a new study suggests. Researchers said teen painkiller use was associated with a 33 percent increased

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    5. Pot Use Doubles Among Americans in Past Decade

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As laws and attitudes about marijuana have relaxed in the past decade, the number of Americans who say they smoke pot has more than doubled, a new report shows. And with that increase in use, there has come an increas

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    6. 'Drugged Driving' on the Rise in U.S.

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans are under the influence of drugs while they drive, even as drunk driving rates decline, new research shows. In the report, 38 percent of drivers killed in accidents who were then tested had drugs in their s

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    7. Ten Percent of U.S. Women Drink During Pregnancy

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although drinking alcohol during pregnancy poses a risk to the unborn child, one in 10 pregnant women in the United States still consumes alcohol, a new study finds. What's worse, slightly more than 3 percent of pregn

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    8. Could Psychedelic Drugs Be Good Medicine for Some?

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a carefully controlled setting, psychedelic drugs such as LSD or "magic mushrooms" may benefit patients with hard-to-treat anxiety, addiction or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research suggests. The finding co

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    9. Pot Overtakes Cigarettes Among College Students

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- On college campuses nationwide, daily cigarette smoking appears to be in steep decline while the rate of smoking pot each day climbs, well, higher. In fact, a new study shows that, for the first time, more U.S. college st

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    10. Can You Avoid a Hangover?

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Since people first started drinking alcohol, the search has been on for a way to go heavy on the pour but light on the hangover. Unfortunately, two new drinking surveys suggest that search is probably futile. One poll, conduc

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