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    1. Could New Therapy Cut Cost of Treating Depression?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A simpler and less expensive form of talk therapy is as effective as the gold-standard treatment -- cognitive behavioral therapy -- for treating depression in adults, a new study suggests. The researchers found that so-cal

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    2. Opioid Abusers Missing Out on Anti-Addiction Drug

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors aren't using one of the most effective weapons at their disposal in battling addiction to prescription painkillers -- the anti-addiction drug Suboxone, a new study finds. A review of Medicare claims showed tha

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    3. Implant Effective at Combating Opioid Dependence

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Addicts are twice as likely to kick their dependence on heroin or prescription painkillers if they receive a new long-acting implant rather than a daily treatment pill, a new clinical trial shows. The implant, sold unde

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    4. Road Rage Rampant in America

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Next time you're ready to make a rude gesture when another driver cuts you off in traffic, take a deep breath. America's highways are already more than mean enough, according to a new study from the AAA Foundatio

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    5. Synthetic Pot Overdoses on the Rise in U.S.

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Synthetic marijuana is sending increasing numbers of U.S. users to hospitals, researchers report. Sold under the names K2, Spice and others, synthetic marijuana is a combination of chemicals designed to mimic the high

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    6. Mixing Pot and Tobacco Increases Dependence Risk

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who mix marijuana with tobacco are at greater risk for dependency and less motivated to find support to quit these drugs, researchers report. One billion people around the globe use tobacco and 182 million p

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    7. Jobs With the Highest Suicide Rates

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Can the type of job you choose affect your risk of suicide? Possibly, according to a new U.S. report that found for certain occupations, the odds of suicide were significantly higher. From 2000 to 2012, the overall rat

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    8. 3 Treatments May Help Combat Binge-Eating Disorder

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that people struggling with binge-eating disorder -- America's most common, yet likely least-known eating disorder -- may have at least three treatment options to help them curtail their eating. Peop

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    9. Programs to Spot Painkiller Abuse Work

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Programs to reduce prescription painkiller abuse are effective but underused, a new study suggests. Misuse of prescription pain medicines such as hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet), codeine and morphin

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    10. Tighter Opioid Laws in U.S. Haven't Eased Misuse

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. laws designed to curb abuse of opioid painkillers haven't reduced misuse or overdoses by disabled Medicare beneficiaries, a new study suggests. Between 2006 and 2012, states enacted 81 laws to control use of powe

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