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    1. Powdered Alcohol Approved by U.S. Regulators

      March 11, 2015 -- U.S. regulators have approved a controversial powdered alcohol product called Palcohol, which is meant to be mixed into drinks. Four varieties of Palcohol were approved by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, said agency spokesman Tom Hogue, but he added that states have t

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    2. Heroin Overdose Deaths Quadruple Since 2000

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heroin overdose deaths have skyrocketed in recent years, quadrupling since 2000, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday. At the same time, poisoning deaths related to painkiller abuse have leveled off, even dropping

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    3. Treating Depression Without Antidepressants

      Feb. 27, 2015 -- There may be hope for hard-to-treat depression as scientists explore novel ways to help people who have the often crippling condition. Recently, a number of studies have suggested the benefits of Botox, ketamine, and certain sometimes-unexpected means of treating depression. “I’m ex

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    4. Study Explores Secrets of Marijuana 'Munchies'

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The marijuana "munchies" -- those food cravings that follow pot use -- appear to be driven by neurons in the brain that normally suppress appetite, a new mouse study suggests. Pot's chemical compounds, called cannabin

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    5. Breaking the Silence on Suicide

      Feb. 19, 2015 -- Leslie Zeitler was 15 when her mother, a 43-year-old Chinese-American, took her own life. “I was so angry and deeply pained about it,” Zeitler says. “It wasn’t just my heart that ached for her, but also my arms and my cheeks, my face. It felt like even my skin missed her.”   More on

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    6. 'Killing Fields' Survivors Struggle With PTSD

      Feb. 19, 2015 -- Kim Morn’s face is angular and weathered, his eyes pensive. At 68, he relives in his nightmares the terror of Khmer Rouge soldiers taking Cambodians away to be executed. Morn was a young husband, only 28, when soldiers under dictator Pol Pot forced him and his wife into a mass exodu

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    7. Asian-Americans Tackle Mental Health Stigma

      Feb. 19, 2015 -- For years, Kathy KyoungAh Khang worked hard to build the kind of life many would covet. A university degree, followed by a rewarding job as a college ministries director. A marriage to a caring husband and a home filled with three lively children. But shortly after turning 40, Khang

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    8. Many States Mulling Medical Marijuana Bills

      Feb. 12, 2015 -- This year, more than a dozen states are expected to consider proposed laws to legalize or expand access to medical marijuana.  Bills introduced in 10 states aim to permit some form of legal medical pot for the first time. In six states, law-makers are expected to consider measures t

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    9. Mental Health Disorders May Shorten Life Span

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with mental health conditions such as depression, chronic anxiety and schizophrenia tend to die at younger ages than their peers without psychiatric disorders, a new research review says. In fact, the researchers es

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    10. Benefits of Moderate Drinking Overblown: Report

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- All that talk of red wine and other alcoholic beverages being good for your health if consumed in moderation is just plain wrong, a new analysis contends. A review of nearly 53,000 British people found little to no heal

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