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  1. Weed Use Up, Cocaine Use Down, U.S. Report Finds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Americans' use of cocaine fell by half from 2006 to 2010, but marijuana use increased by more than 30 percent during that time, according to a new report. The spike in pot use may be due to an increase in the number of pe

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  2. Pfizer Recalls Effexor Antidepressant

    March 7, 2014 -- Pfizer Inc. has issued a recall for the antidepressant Effexor (venlafaxine HCI), because it may have been contaminated with a heart drug. Interaction between the two could be fatal. The recall affects one lot of 30-count Effexor XR (venlafaxine HCI) 150-mg extended-release capsules

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  3. Study Finds Doctors Prescribing More Sedatives

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors in the United States are writing more prescriptions for sedatives than ever before, and the frequent use of these powerful drugs in combination with narcotic painkillers may be causing medication-related deaths, a

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  4. Hearing Loss Tied to Depression in Study

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Hearing loss is associated with depression among American adults, especially women and those younger than age 70, according to new research. While other studies previously have found the same link, many of them looked

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