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  1. Brain Scans Suggest 'Food Addiction' Might Be Real

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- New brain scan research supports the notion that some people have a food "addiction," with foods like white bread or potatoes helping to spur their craving to eat. Researchers used functional ("real time") MRI to observe the

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  2. Designated Drivers Often Drink Themselves: Study

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Having a designated driver sounds like a great idea, but a new study found that more than one-third of those who were supposed to drive their pals home safely had been boozing it up themselves. And some were legally drunk. The s

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  3. Talk Therapy Can Ease Depression, But...

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 28 (HealthDay News) -- Various forms of "talk therapy" can help people with depression, but no single type stands out as better than the rest, according to a new analysis. Experts said the results confirm what is generally thought: Psychotherapy can help

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  4. Latest Edition of Psychiatry's 'Bible' Launched Amid Controversy

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- As the American Psychiatric Association unveiled last week the latest edition of what is considered the "bible" of modern psychiatry, the uproar over its many changes continues. "This is unprecedented, the amount of commentary

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  5. Daily Gene Rhythms May Be Off in Depressed People

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 13 (HealthDay News) -- Just like you, the genes in your brain follow a daily routine. But that natural rhythm may be thrown off in people with depression, a new study suggests. Researchers say the findings shed new light on what goes wrong in the brain wh

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  6. Some Antidepressants May Raise Gastro Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- People who take certain types of antidepressants may be at higher risk for potentially deadly Clostridium difficile infection, a new study suggests. This type of infection is one of the most common caught by hospital patients and

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  7. Some Antidepressants Linked to Surgical Risks

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- Taking popular antidepressant drugs around the time of surgery may increase risks associated with the procedure, including bleeding, the need for a blood transfusion, hospital readmission and even death, a large new study suggest

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  8. Faith May Complement Treatment for Mental Illness

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) -- A belief in God may boost the effectiveness of short-term treatment for mental illness, according to a small new study. The study included 159 psychiatric patients whose levels of depression, well-being and self-harm were ass

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  9. Boston Bombing Aftermath: Fear, Empathy, Anger

    April 16, 2013 -- It’s normal to feel a range of emotions the day after the terror bombing attack at the Boston Marathon, even if you were thousands of miles away. Los Angeles psychologist Emanuel Maidenberg, PhD, says that in the wake of all that horror, it's understandable that emotions are still

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  10. Beer's Taste May Trigger Urge to Get Drunk

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) -- Just as the smell of freshly brewed coffee may compel you to pour a steaming cup of java, a small taste of beer may activate part of your brain's reward system and trigger the urge for more, a new study suggests. Researc

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