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  1. Exercise May Help Ease Depression in Teens: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Nov. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Teens can suffer from depression like everyone else, but a small new study hints that exercise might help ease the condition. The British study included three boys and 10 girls with depression who were enrolled in trainer-led wo

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  2. Acetaminophen and Alcohol a Bad Mix, Study Suggests

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Combining acetaminophen pain relievers, which include Tylenol, and even light amounts of alcohol can more than double the risk of kidney disease, new research suggests. Taking the recommended dose of acetaminophen, combined wit

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  3. Reports of Cases of Flesh-Eating Drug Questioned

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Has the new "flesh-eating" drug of abuse known as krokodil reached the United States? The drug is dubbed krokodil, the Russian word for crocodile, because it originated in that country and can cause horrific skin lesions resem

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  4. Longer Detox for Prescription Pain Med Addiction

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23 (HealthDay News) -- A longer period of detoxification may be more effective for people being treated for addiction to prescription painkillers called opioids, according to a small new study. Abuse of prescription opioids such as oxycodone, hydro

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  5. Tweaked Club Drug Shows Promise as Antidepressant

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) -- The veterinary tranquilizer ketamine -- perhaps better known as the illicit "club drug" Special K -- may be reformulated for use as an antidepressant, and researchers report promising early findings. The goal is to produce a ke

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  6. 'Obamacare' and Mental Health

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 11 (HealthDay News) -- As the nation's health-care law continues to roll out, people with mental health issues are discovering ways that the landmark legislation directly affects them. An estimated 32 million people will gain mental health or substanc

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  7. Depression May Sometimes Foreshadow Parkinson's

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Depressed people -- particularly those 65 or older or with hard-to-treat depression -- are more than three times as likely to develop Parkinson's disease as their peers without depression, a new study indicates. The new findings

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  8. FDA Approves New Antidepressant

    The drug Brintellix has been approved to treat depression, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Monday. "Major depressive disorder can be disabling and can keep a person from functioning normally," Dr. Mitchell Mathis, acting director of the division of psychiatry products in the FDA's Ce

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  9. 'Krokodil' Drug FAQ

    Sept. 30, 2013 -- A deadly, homemade drug known as krokodil may have made its way from Russia to the U.S. Two people in Arizona are suspected of using the heroin-like drug, which rots the skin from the inside out, says Frank LoVecchio, DO, MPH. He is the co-medical director at the Banner Good Samari

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  10. Shopping Doesn't Help in Face of Trauma, Researchers Say

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Some people go shopping in an attempt to cope with the stress of traumatic events, but it actually makes things worse, according to a small, new study. The researchers found that traumatic events cause more stress for materiali

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