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    1. Fentanyl-Laced 'Norco' Is Lethal, Report Warns

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A street drug sold illegally as the prescription painkiller Norco is much stronger and more dangerous than the real medication, researchers warn. "Street Norco is almost indistinguishable from brand-name Norco in appearanc

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    2. Bipolar Diagnosis May Take Up to 6 Years

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with bipolar disorder may face a long wait from when their symptoms start to the time they get a proper diagnosis. In fact, a new study reports the average delay is six years. That lost time can result in greater fr

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    3. Edible Pot Sends Toddlers to Colorado ERs

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Young children in Colorado are winding up in the emergency room after ingesting pot-laced goodies left out in the open by adults, doctors report. In 2014, Colorado and Washington became the first two states to legalize r

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    4. Could New Therapy Cut Cost of Treating Depression?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A simpler and less expensive form of talk therapy is as effective as the gold-standard treatment -- cognitive behavioral therapy -- for treating depression in adults, a new study suggests. The researchers found that so-cal

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    5. Opioid Abusers Missing Out on Anti-Addiction Drug

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors aren't using one of the most effective weapons at their disposal in battling addiction to prescription painkillers -- the anti-addiction drug Suboxone, a new study finds. A review of Medicare claims showed tha

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    6. Implant Effective at Combating Opioid Dependence

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Addicts are twice as likely to kick their dependence on heroin or prescription painkillers if they receive a new long-acting implant rather than a daily treatment pill, a new clinical trial shows. The implant, sold unde

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    7. Road Rage Rampant in America

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Next time you're ready to make a rude gesture when another driver cuts you off in traffic, take a deep breath. America's highways are already more than mean enough, according to a new study from the AAA Foundatio

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    8. Synthetic Pot Overdoses on the Rise in U.S.

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Synthetic marijuana is sending increasing numbers of U.S. users to hospitals, researchers report. Sold under the names K2, Spice and others, synthetic marijuana is a combination of chemicals designed to mimic the high

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    9. Mixing Pot and Tobacco Increases Dependence Risk

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who mix marijuana with tobacco are at greater risk for dependency and less motivated to find support to quit these drugs, researchers report. One billion people around the globe use tobacco and 182 million p

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    10. Jobs With the Highest Suicide Rates

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Can the type of job you choose affect your risk of suicide? Possibly, according to a new U.S. report that found for certain occupations, the odds of suicide were significantly higher. From 2000 to 2012, the overall rat

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