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  1. Teens Opting for Real Pot

    Dec. 20, 2013 -- While U.S. teens are staying away from synthetic marijuana, they're smoking more of the natural version, a new survey of more than 40,000 students shows. USA Today reported Wednesday that high school seniors who said they smoked synthetic drugs such as K2 and Spice dropped from 11 p

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  2. Study Suggests 'Pothead' Stereotype Might Be Real

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 16, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Shrunken structures inside the brains of heavy marijuana users might explain the stereotype of the "pothead," brain researchers report. Northwestern University scientists studying teens who were marijuana smokers or form

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  3. Adult Children of Alcoholics

    If you grew up with a parent who had a drinking problem, you probably hoped everything would be OK once you moved out. But chances are, things haven’t gone as smoothly as you’d wished. And you’re not alone. Being raised by an alcoholic can create issues that last a lifetime, says Patricia O'Gorman,

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  4. FDA OK's Generic Versions of Antidepressant Cymbalta

    The first generic versions of the antidepressant Cymbalta have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The agency okayed six generic versions of the drug from a number of companies, including Teva Pharmaceuticals, Sun Pharma Global and Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., the Associated Pr

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  5. OxyContin Tops List of Abused Prescription Drugs

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Oxycodone -- the active ingredient in OxyContin -- and hydrocodone are the most popular drugs among Americans who abuse prescription painkillers, a new study finds. OxyContin and Percocet are brand names for drugs containin

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  6. More Than 6% of U.S. Teens Take Psychiatric Meds

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Slightly more than 6 percent of U.S. teens take prescription medications for a mental health condition such as depression or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new survey shows. The survey also revealed a w

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  7. Mental-Health Disorders Growing Faster Among Kids

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 27, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Young people are increasingly more likely than adults to be diagnosed with a mental health disorder, according to a large new study. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 450,000 patient visits to U.S. doctors' offices

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  8. Brain Stimulation Shows Promise for Eating Disorders

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that some patients with anorexia or bulimia who receive targeted, noninvasive magnetic brain stimulation may experience relief from their binge eating and purging behaviors. Doctors used a procedure called "r

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  9. Exercise May Help Ease Depression in Teens: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Nov. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Teens can suffer from depression like everyone else, but a small new study hints that exercise might help ease the condition. The British study included three boys and 10 girls with depression who were enrolled in trainer-led wo

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  10. Acetaminophen and Alcohol a Bad Mix, Study Suggests

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Combining acetaminophen pain relievers, which include Tylenol, and even light amounts of alcohol can more than double the risk of kidney disease, new research suggests. Taking the recommended dose of acetaminophen, combined wit

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