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    1. Heroin Overdose Deaths Doubled in Much of U.S.

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Deaths from heroin overdoses doubled from 2010 to 2012, U.S. federal health officials reported Thursday. The new report included data from 28 states that account for 56 percent of the U.S. population. This big increase

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    2. Most Painkiller Abusers Unprepared for Overdose

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although teens and young adults who abuse prescription painkillers face a high risk of overdose, most don't know how to respond when one occurs, new research shows. At issue is the increasingly popular, non-medicinal use of

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    3. Doctors' Group Issues Painkiller Guidelines

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The risks of powerful narcotic painkillers outweigh their benefits for treating chronic headaches, low back pain and fibromyalgia, a new statement from the American Academy of Neurology says. Narcotic, or opioid, painkill

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    4. Researchers Evaluate Blood Test for Psychosis

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A blood test may help identify people at risk for psychosis, a new study suggests. Psychosis, which includes hallucinations or delusions, is caused by severe mental disorders such as schizophrenia, according to backgrou

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    5. Special Therapy May Help 'Complicated Grief'

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For people mired in grief after a loved one's death, a specially designed therapy may work better than a standard treatment for depression, a new study finds. The debilitating condition, known as complicated grief, is

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    6. Family-Based Therapy for Anorexia

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Family-based therapies can benefit teens with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa, a new study suggests. "The take-away message for parents is that, first, there is good treatment available for their child who is stru

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    7. Ketamine: The Future of Depression Treatment?

      Sept. 23, 2014 -- Every year, 13 million to 14 million Americans have major depression. Of those who seek treatment, 30% to 40% will not get better or fully recover with standard antidepressants. That puts them at greater risk of alcohol and drug abuse, hospitalization, and suicide attempts. Now, th

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    8. Earlier First Drink, Higher Problem Drinking Risk

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Both drinking and getting drunk at an early age are key risk factors for alcohol abuse by high school students, a new study suggests. The conclusions, based on a survey of high school students who drink, could he

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    9. 1 Dose of Antidepressant Changes Brain Connections?

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Just a single dose of a common antidepressant can quickly alter the way brain cells communicate with one another, early research suggests. The findings, reported online Sept. 18 in Current Biology, are a step toward better

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    10. PTSD Link to Food Addiction Seen in Report

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have the largest number of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms are almost three times more likely to develop an addiction to food, a new study suggests. The findings don't prove a direct link between PTSD

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