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    1. Dan Harris Overcame Depression, Anxiety With This

      On June 7, 2004, before a Good Morning America audience of 5 million viewers, ABC anchor Dan Harris had a full-blown panic attack. Halfway through a story about cholesterol drugs, he began frantically blinking and gasping, struggled to form a coherent sentence, and abruptly bailed out with a prematu

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    2. Heavy Pot Use Tied to Midlife Social, Money Issues

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged adults who've smoked a lot of pot for a long time may find themselves with lower paying, less skilled and less prestigious jobs, a new study finds. These people may also suffer more money problems and hav

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    3. PTSD May Stiffen Veterans' Arteries

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may have blood vessels that don't expand normally, a new study suggests. If vessels don't widen as they should, the risk of heart attack and stroke goes u

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    4. Moderate Drinking May Not Lengthen Your Life

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite previous studies suggesting a bevy of health benefits, a new analysis challenges the idea that drinking alcohol in moderation might prolong your life. After reviewing nearly 90 previously completed studies, resea

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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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