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    1. Is It Time for a Mental Health Checkup?

      You may go to the doctor to get regular checkups of your body, but what about your mind? Everyone deals with tough times, but even happy events like a new job, a marriage, or a new baby can add stress. How do you know when stress starts taking a toll on your mental health? If you have any of these f

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    2. 1 in 10 Deaths Among Adults Tied to Alcohol: CDC

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One in 10 deaths among U.S. adults is linked to excessive alcohol consumption, federal officials reported Thursday. While people often link drinking with deaths from motor vehicle accidents and chronic liver disease, m

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    3. U.S. Service Members and Mental Health Disorders

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About 3.5 percent of U.S. military personnel were in treatment for mental health conditions in 2012 -- up from just 1 percent in 2000, a new military study finds. Experts said the rise is likely due to two factors: an actual

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    4. Bicyclists Happier Than Drivers, Train Riders?

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Riding a bike may benefit your mind as well as your body. People who use a bicycle to get from one place to another are generally happier than those who drive or use mass transit, according to a new study. "We foun

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    5. Today's Heroin Abusers Often Middle-Class: Study

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Today's typical heroin user is a middle-class suburban dweller who started off with prescription painkillers, a new study reports. Once mainly a problem of teens living in impoverished neighborhoods in large cities, heroin

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    6. Mental Illness Linked to Shortened Life Spans

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Serious mental illness can take between seven and 24 years off a person's life, which is similar to or worse than the impact of heavy smoking, researchers report. "We found that many mental health diagnoses are associated w

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    7. Sharp Rise in ER Visits Tied to Abuse of Sedative

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's been a steep increase in the number of Americans being treated at emergency departments for abuse of the sedative alprazolam, best known as Xanax, federal officials reported Thursday. The number of emergency depar

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    8. Several Medications Can Help People Quit Drinking: Study

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new review finds that several drugs can help curb the desire to drink alcohol, but the researchers note that these medications are rarely prescribed. Acamprosate (Campral) and naltrexone (Revia), along with support fro

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    9. Most People Have Unwanted Thoughts, Study Finds

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Do you ever feel a bit tortured by the idea that you left the iron on or caught a dread disease in that dirty restroom? Ever have a random thought about hurting someone even though you're not a violent person? You're far fro

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    10. Americans More Self-Interested Than Ever: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Americans' focus on themselves has been steadily rising since the turn of the 20th century, according to a new study. University of Michigan researchers assessed self-interest (egotism) in the United States by using a specia

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