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    1. Higher Doses of Antidepressants & Suicidal Behavior

      By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When prescribing antidepressants for teens and young adults, doctors should not start with high doses of the drugs because it might raise the risk of suicidal behavior, new research suggests. The study, which was publish

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    2. Laughter May Work Like Meditation in the Brain

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, April 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Laughter triggers brain waves similar to those associated with meditation, according to a small new study. It also found that other forms of stimulation produce different types of brain waves. The study included 31 people

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    3. Legal Medical Marijuana May Not Raise Teen Pot Use

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- American teens' use of marijuana doesn't increase when states approve the drug for medical use, a new study finds. "Any time a state considers legalizing medical marijuana, there are concerns from the public about an incr

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    4. Mental Illness Not a Driving Force Behind Crime?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Less than 10 percent of crimes committed by mentally ill people are directly linked to the symptoms of their disorders, a new study shows. "When we hear about crimes committed by people with mental illness, they tend to

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    5. Casual Marijuana Use Linked to Changes in Brain

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young people who occasionally smoke marijuana may be rewiring their brains, with their pot use causing structural changes to brain regions related to motivation, emotion and reward, a small study says. Recreational pot

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    6. How to Clean Up Your Clutter Act for Good

      Take a look around your house. Do you see papers piled on counters? Clothing stuffed into drawers? Linen closets that look like war zones? You may have a clutter problem, and it could be affecting you more than you know. A cluttered environment can limit your ability to focus and process information

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    7. Facebook Making Women Feel Bad About Their Bodies?

      By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Too much time on Facebook may take a toll on a young woman's sense of self-esteem, particularly how she feels about her body, a new study suggests. The study surveyed 881 female college students. They were asked questi

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    8. Men With Eating Disorders Often Ignore Symptoms

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The widely held belief that only women experience eating disorders delays men with these conditions from getting treatment, a new British study says. "Men with eating disorders are underdiagnosed, undertreated and under-r

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    9. Your Mentally Stimulating Job May Help Keep You Sharp in Retirement

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Jobs that make good use of your intellect might have another benefit down the line -- a sharper mind long after retirement. People with jobs that require problem solving, planning and information analysis appear more lik

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    10. FDA OKs Quick-Acting Antidote for Prescription Painkiller Overdose

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People suffering a potentially fatal narcotic overdose now can receive lifesaving treatment from folks around them, using a new device just approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Evzio is a hand-held auto i

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