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    1. Anxiety May Speed Aging

      Feb. 10, 2015 -- Anxiety disorders might contribute to a certain sign of aging, but treatment may reverse the process, new research suggests. A Dutch study of more than 2,300 people looked at telomeres, which are the DNA at the end of chromosomes. Telomeres shorten with age, so they're considered a

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    2. Benefits of Moderate Drinking Overblown: Report

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- All that talk of red wine and other alcoholic beverages being good for your health if consumed in moderation is just plain wrong, a new analysis contends. A review of nearly 53,000 British people found little to no heal

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    3. New Binge Eating Disorder Drug Vyvanse: FAQ

      Feb. 3, 2015 -- The FDA has approved the first drug in the U.S. to treat binge eating disorder, Vyvanse. The agency says it might lessen the number of food binges for people with the condition. Vyvanse is already approved to treat ADHD. Binge eating disorder affects 1% to 5% of Americans, according

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    4. Vyvanse Approved for Binge-Eating Disorder

      MONDAY, Feb. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with recurring bouts of compulsive overeating known as binge-eating disorder. It's the first drug sanctioned in the United States to treat the dis

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    5. Binge-Watching TV: Sign of Depression, Loneliness?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Binge-watching television is linked with feeling lonely and depressed, a new study suggests. "Even though some people argue that binge-watching is a harmless addiction, findings from our study suggest that binge-watching

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    6. Daily Drinking May Raise Risk of Liver Cirrhosis

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Daily drinking increases the risk of alcohol-related liver cirrhosis, a new study found. It's generally believed that overall alcohol consumption is the major contributor to cirrhosis. But these new findings suggest that

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    7. The Link Between Trauma and Binge Eating

      It’s normal for past experiences to affect the way you act or feel. What you've done, seen, or lived through can even impact your eating habits -- in both good and bad ways. For example, you might happily host a weekly Sunday dinner because that’s what your mom did. Or, you might often overeat becau

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    8. Binge Eating Disorder vs. Night Eating Syndrome

      Do you often get out of bed for a midnight meal or to sneak a snack? Do you regularly eat a lot of food at night? You might have night eating syndrome. Or, depending on your other symptoms, you might have binge eating disorder. How do you tell the difference? Bingeing and night eating are two comple

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    9. 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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    10. Are You Eating Because You're Hungry or Emotional?

      Food provides our bodies with fuel, but that isn't the only reason you might eat. For many people, emotions play a strong role. For example, you might eat because you are: Happy (birthday cake!) Sad (who hasn't indulged in ice cream after a bad day?) Stressed (that 3 p.m. office chocolate break) Eat

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