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  1. U.S. Painkiller Abuse 'Epidemic' May Be Declining

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. "epidemic" of prescription-painkiller abuse may be starting to reverse course, a new study suggests. Experts said the findings, published Jan. 15 in the New England Journal of Medicine, are welcome news. The decli

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  2. ADHD Drug Might Help Treat Binge-Eating Disorder

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may also help treat binge-eating disorder, preliminary research suggests. At higher doses tested, the prescription drug Vyvanse curtailed the excessive f

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  3. Many Seniors Toast to Retirement Too Often

    Jan. 14, 2015 -- Many retirees drink too much. Retirement alone doesn't lead to this unhealthy habit, though. Several things do, according to a new review of studies. Certain aspects of not working anymore might fuel feelings of depression and purposelessness, as well as financial and marital strain

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  4. Work Hard, Party Harder?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Working long hours may raise the risk for alcohol abuse, according to a new study of more than 300,000 people from 14 countries. Researchers found that employees who worked more than 48 hours a week were almost 13 perce

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  5. Can Weight Loss Treatments Help Binge Eaters?

    If you’re a binge eater, you may be concerned about your weight. Many people who binge eat are overweight or obese. So you might wonder: Are weight loss surgery and medication good options? It’s a tough question to answer, even thought up to 20% of patients seen in weight loss clinics have binge eat

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  6. Binge Eating: How Much to Eat While You Recover

    When you’re getting better -- or recovering -- from binge eating disorder, you could have a lot of questions about food. Eating disorder experts Natalie Guarnaschelli, a registered dietitian at Eating Disorder Treatment of New York, and Justine Roth, a registered dietitian at The New York State Psyc

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  7. PTSD May Raise Women's Risk for Diabetes

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with post-traumatic stress disorder seem more likely than others to develop type 2 diabetes, with severe PTSD almost doubling the risk, a new study suggests. The research "brings to attention an unrecognized proble

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  8. Alcohol Poisoning Kills 6 Americans Every Day: CDC

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new report finds that six people die in the United States each day after consuming far too much alcohol in too short a time -- a condition known as alcohol poisoning. "Alcohol poisoning deaths are a heartbreaking reminde

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  9. How to Talk to Your Doctor About Binge Eating

    It might not be easy to admit you have a problem with eating too much. Once you’re ready to do that, though, talking to your doctor about bingeing can get you on the path to recovery. Not sure how to get the conversation started? Doctors offer these four tips: Be honest about your eating. Tell your

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  10. Should You Avoid Binge Foods Forever?

    As you recover from binge eating disorder, chances are you’ll have some questions. Should you completely avoid the "trigger foods" you once binged on? Or can you treat yourself every now and then? “Everyone is a little different in terms of how they handle food and eating during and after recovery,”

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