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    1. FDA Orders Warnings on Narcotic Painkillers

      By E.J. Mundell and Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporters TUESDAY, March 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Hoping to curb a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse, U.S. officials on Tuesday announced that certain drugs will get new "boxed warnings" about the dangers of misuse. The move by the U

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    2. Exercise Helps Ease Psychosis Symptoms

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise can reduce symptoms in teens and young adults who had a first psychosis episode, a new study says. "Establishing an exercise regime for people with psychosis is likely to be much more effective when they are youn

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    3. Excess Cellphone Use May Mean Anxiety, Depression

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some young adults who constantly reach for their smartphones might be anxious or depressed, preliminary research suggests. A study of more than 300 college students found heavier technology use was tied to greater risk for

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    4. CDC Issues Tough Guidelines on Painkiller Use

      By E.J. Mundell and Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporters TUESDAY, March 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Hoping to stem an epidemic of drug abuse tied to prescription narcotic painkillers such as Oxycontin, Percocet and Vicodin, federal officials on Tuesday issued tough new prescribing guidelines to the

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    5. Pot Smokers May Face Greater Risk of Alcohol Abuse

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who smoke pot may be five times more likely to develop a problem with alcohol, such as addiction, a new study says. Marijuana users who have an alcohol problem may also be less likely to quit drinking, the resear

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    6. Pot Habit Early in Life May Alter Brain

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Young teens who smoke pot may wind up with brains that look strikingly different from those who start using marijuana later in their lives, a new study reports. Early pot use may alter the physical development of a young

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    7. 'Pot Tourists' Tied to Surge in Colorado ER Visits

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some tourists who have visited Colorado to sample the state's legal marijuana haven't been able to handle their high, prompting a steep increase in pot-related trips to the emergency room, new research indicates. The

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    8. Fatal Overdoses Rising From Some Sedatives

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While deaths from overdoses of heroin and narcotic painkillers like Oxycontin have surged in recent years, a new report finds the same thing is happening with widely used sedatives such as Xanax, Valium and Ativan. In

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    9. More College Students Misusing ADHD Med as Study Aid

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- College students aiming for an academic edge may explain a surge in the misuse of a stimulant commonly prescribed for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research suggests. Among U.S. adults, the number

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    10. Poor REM Sleep, Higher Risk for Depression?

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- REM (rapid eye movement) sleep is the phase when dreams are made, and a lack of good REM sleep has long been associated with chronic insomnia. But new research is building on that association, suggesting that the bad and "rest

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