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    1. Antipsychotics Don't Ease Delirium in These People

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Antipsychotic medications, such as haloperidol (Haldol) or clozapine (Clozaril), aren't appropriate for preventing or routinely treating delirium in hospitalized patients, a new study suggests. The researchers reviewed

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    2. Brain Stimulation May Help People With Anorexia

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Brain stimulation may ease major symptoms of the eating disorder anorexia nervosa, a typically hard-to-treat condition, a new study suggests. British researchers evaluated anorexia patients before and after they underwent

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    3. Most Doctors 'Overprescribe' Narcotic Painkillers

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When American doctors give their patients narcotic painkillers, 99 percent of them hand out prescriptions that exceed the federally recommended three-day dosage limit, new research suggests. And some doctors exceeded that li

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    4. FDA Wants Abuse-Deterrent Generic Painkillers

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Continuing their push to combat the nation's epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse, U.S. officials on Thursday urged generic drug makers to take steps to redesign potent drugs such as hydrocodone and oxycodone to

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