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    1. Constant Traffic Noise May Boost Depression Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who live with constant road noise may face a higher risk of developing depression, researchers say. The risk was about 25 percent higher for people living in areas with a lot of traffic, compared to those livin

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    2. Can Loneliness Shorten Your Life?

      Nov. 24, 2015 -- Being lonely can trigger cellular changes in your body that increase your chances of getting ill and not living as long as you could have, according to a new study. The risk applies to older people, past research suggests. A leading charity for people over 60 in the United Kingdom s

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    3. Can Weight Loss Treatments Help Binge Eaters?

      If you’re a binge eater, you may be concerned about your weight. Many people who binge eat are overweight or obese. So you might wonder: Are weight loss surgery and medication good options? It’s a tough question to answer, even thought up to 20% of patients seen in weight loss clinics have binge eat

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    4. Drug Overdose Rates Soaring Among U.S. Youth

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drug overdose deaths have skyrocketed among teens and young adults in the United States, with rates tripling or quadrupling in one out of every three states, a new report says. Nationwide, the drug overdose death rate

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    5. FDA OKs Nasal Spray to Reverse Painkiller Overdose

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A nasal spray that treats narcotic painkiller and heroin drug overdoses has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The newly approved nasal spray (Narcan) contains the medication naloxone hydrochloride,

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    6. Light Box Might Help Nonseasonal Depression, Too

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Light therapy, a treatment for a kind of depression known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), may also benefit nonseasonal depression, a new study indicates. "The combination of light and an antidepressant seems to

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    7. Almost 1 in 10 Americans Has Lifelong Drug Problem

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in 10 Americans has some type of lifelong drug use disorder, a new federal government survey finds. But only a quarter of them get the treatment they need, researchers said. The findings stem from a large U.S. N

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    8. 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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    9. Omega 3 Supplements Don't Help With Depression

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's little evidence that taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements helps treat depression, researchers report. Some studies have suggested that these fish oil supplements may benefit people with major depression. But in a r

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    10. Talk Therapy May Beat Light Treatment for SAD

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As winter's short days approach, more people will suffer from the depression of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Now, new research suggests that talk therapy is better than light-box therapy in preventing relapses of the

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