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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 3 Dead, Many More Injured in Boston Bomb Blasts

    By HealthDay staff MONDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) -- Two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon, killing at least three people and injuring more than 100 people, according to published reports. The dead included an 8-year-old boy, the Boston Globe reported,

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  5. 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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  6. College Sports Could Raise Players' Risk for Depression, Study Finds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- Current college athletes are twice as likely to be depressed as former athletes, researchers have found. The findings suggest the need for further research to learn more about depression among college athletes, the Georgetown Un

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  7. Facebook a Boost for Your Self-Worth?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- Being on Facebook can bolster people's self-confidence, a new study suggests. After conducting experiments with 88 undergraduate students, researchers from Cornell University concluded that Facebook profiles offer people reass

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  8. Social Isolation May Raise Death Risk for Elderly

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- Elderly people who are socially isolated and lonely may be at greater risk of early death, British researchers report. Lack of social contact might be an even bigger risk factor than loneliness, they added. Why, however, isol

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  9. Antipsychotic Meds Not So Helpful for Depression?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 12 (HealthDay News) -- For people who don't fully respond to antidepressants, adding commonly prescribed antipsychotic drugs appears to be only slightly effective and is linked to unwelcome side effects, a new study finds. Drugs added to antidepre

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  10. Motherhood May Spur Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- New mothers have a much higher rate of obsessive-compulsive symptoms than other people and these symptoms center on their baby's well-being, a new study indicates. For example, a new mother may constantly worry and check to see

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