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  1. Hangovers Don't Delay the Next Drink, Study Finds

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Hangovers don't influence when people will have their next drink, according to a new study that challenges some common beliefs. Although many people say having another drink will help cure a hangover, others think

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  2. 1 in 3 Tennesseans Uses Narcotic Painkillers

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One of every three Tennesseans fills a prescription for narcotic painkillers at least once a year, creating a free-floating pool of available medication that helps feed the state's growing problem with prescription drug

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  3. How to Overcome Obstacles in Your Life: Resilience

    Some people seem to be born with the ability to overcome setbacks with relative ease. It’s a trait that experts call resilience. People with resilience have a greater sense of control over their lives, says psychologist Robert Brooks, PhD. That makes them more willing to take risks. “Also, because o

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  4. More Stress, More Headaches, Study Says

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19 (HealthDay News) -- German researchers have confirmed what many people have suspected all along -- that stress can lead to headaches. Their study found that people who reported headaches had more stress compared to those who never reported hea

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  5. Saliva Test May Spot Depression Risk in Male Teens

    Feb. 18, 2014 -- A simple saliva test might one day spot which teenaged boys are most likely to develop major depression later in life, British researchers report. After testing both boys and girls who had been diagnosed with mild depression, the researchers found that boys with high levels of a str

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  6. Teens' Stress Levels Rival Those of Adults, Survey Finds

    By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If paying the bills and putting food on the table put adults' nerves on edge, just imagine how today's overscheduled, frequently tested teenagers must feel. Adolescents reported stress levels during the school year that

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  7. U.S. Officials Target Escalating Drug Overdoses

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 11 (HealthDay News) -- As deaths from heroin and prescription painkillers mount across the United States, government officials are searching for ways to stem the toll of addiction. The death last week of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman,

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  8. Technology Creating World of Sickly Couch Potatoes?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The increasing number of people in developing nations who own televisions, computers and cars might explain rising rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes in those countries, a new study suggests. The researchers analyzed dat

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  9. Smartphone Use for Business at Night Not So Smart?

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As smartphones have become the must-have technology for millions of Americans, the opportunity to call, text or email is often just an arm's length away -- day or night. But new research cautions that using smartphones to atte

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  10. Fatal Car Crashes Involving Pot Use Have Tripled in U.S., Study Finds

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The legalization of marijuana is an idea that is gaining momentum in the United States, but there may be a dark side to pot becoming more commonplace, a new study suggests. Fatal crashes involving marijuana use tripled d

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