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    1. Many Women of This Age Take Narcotic Painkillers

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Too many women of childbearing age take narcotic painkillers, putting any unborn babies at risk, U.S. health officials said Thursday. Thirty-nine percent of females aged 15 to 44 who were enrolled in Medicaid filled a

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    2. Could a Drink a Day Lower Your Heart Failure Risk?

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having a drink each day might help lower a middle-aged person's odds for heart failure, a new study reveals. The investigation suggests that men in their 40s, 50s and 60s who drink as much as seven comparably sized glasses of

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    3. Many Who Drink Also Take Prescription Meds: Study

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A substantial number of Americans who drink also take medications that should not be mixed with alcohol, new government research suggests. The study, of nearly 27,000 U.S. adults, found that among current drinkers, about 43 p

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    4. U.S. Painkiller Abuse 'Epidemic' May Be Declining

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. "epidemic" of prescription-painkiller abuse may be starting to reverse course, a new study suggests. Experts said the findings, published Jan. 15 in the New England Journal of Medicine, are welcome news. The decli

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    5. Work Hard, Party Harder?

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Working long hours may raise the risk for alcohol abuse, according to a new study of more than 300,000 people from 14 countries. Researchers found that employees who worked more than 48 hours a week were almost 13 perce

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    6. Many Seniors Toast to Retirement Too Often

      Jan. 14, 2015 -- Many retirees drink too much. Retirement alone doesn't lead to this unhealthy habit, though. Several things do, according to a new review of studies. Certain aspects of not working anymore might fuel feelings of depression and purposelessness, as well as financial and marital strain

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    7. Alcohol Poisoning Kills 6 Americans Every Day: CDC

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new report finds that six people die in the United States each day after consuming far too much alcohol in too short a time -- a condition known as alcohol poisoning. "Alcohol poisoning deaths are a heartbreaking reminde

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    8. FDA Approves 'Abuse-Resistant' Narcotic Painkiller

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Seeking to make it tougher for people to misuse prescription painkillers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a new hydrocodone tablet that's designed to help thwart abuse. Hydrocodone -- best know

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    9. Many People Who Drink a Lot Aren't Alcoholics: CDC

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most people who drink to excess or binge drink are not alcoholics, a new U.S. government report says. In fact, 90 percent of those who drink too much aren't dependent on alcohol. But one in three adults drinks to exces

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    10. Scans: Alcoholism Damages Brain's White Matter

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Alcoholism damages white matter throughout the brain and this damage can be detected with brain scans, researchers report. Heavy drinking may be especially damaging to white matter in the frontal areas of the brain, which

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