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  1. Job Stress Might Make You Sick: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of job stress may increase the risk of sick leave due to mental health disorders, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 12,000 workers in Sweden. Over five years, about 8 percent of the

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  2. Risks of Taking St. John's Wort for Depression

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- St. John's wort is a popular herbal therapy for depression, but a new Australian study highlights the fact that "natural" does not always equal "safe." Using reports filed with Australia's drug safety agency, the researche

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  3. Expert Panel Recommends Depression Questionnaire

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Part of your next visit to your family doctor's office should be spent filling out a questionnaire to assess whether you're suffering from depression, an influential panel of preventive medicine experts recommends. What'

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  4. What to Do When Depression and Anxiety Mix

    You're noticing some changes lately. Maybe you feel sad, hopeless, or can't get any joy out of activities that used to be fun. Sounds like depression, right? Maybe that's not all. Sometimes you're worried, afraid, and just plain uneasy. Isn't that a sign of anxiety? The two conditions are flip sides

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  5. Could That Before-Dinner Drink Make You Eat More?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having a drink before dinner really may make some people eat more -- by focusing the brain's attention on food aromas, a small study suggests. The effect is modest, and not universal, the researchers said. But the findings, r

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  6. Daily Smartphone Use Might Offer Depression Clues

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that how you use your smartphone could shed light on whether you might suffer from depression. The small study -- involving just 20 women and eight men, averaging 29 years of age -- looked at data f

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  7. New Drug for Schizophrenia, Major Depression

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug to treat schizophrenia and depression has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Rexulti (brexpiprazole) tablets can be used to treat adults with schizophrenia. The new drug can also be used as

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  8. Do You Have an Addictive Personality?

    Whether it pops up in an article about a celebrity who can’t seem to kick his drug habit, or your friend uses it as a joking excuse why she can’t tear herself away from the game Candy Crush, the phrase “addictive personality” gets tossed around a lot these days. The basic idea: While most people can

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  9. Marijuana Study Counters 'Gateway' Theory

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Marijuana may not be the "gateway drug" some believe it to be, a new study contends. Instead, teens smoke pot for very specific reasons, and it is those reasons that appear to prompt their decision to try other drugs, re

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  10. Could Blue Eyes Raise Odds for Alcoholism?

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with blue eyes may be more likely to become alcoholics, a new study suggests. Genetic researchers at the University of Vermont said their findings could help doctors learn more about the roots of alcoholism

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