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  1. CDC: Docs Aren't Doing Enough to Discourage Problem Drinking

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors aren't talking often enough with their patients about the harmful effects of alcohol, even if those patients are binge drinkers, U.S. health officials reported Tuesday. Only one in six adults says a doctor or hea

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  2. Meditation May Reduce Mild Depression, Anxiety

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Daily meditation might help some people relieve anxiety, depression and pain, Johns Hopkins University researchers report. Many people meditate in an attempt to reduce stress and stress-related health problems. But whether this

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  3. Avoiding That New Year's Hangover

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 31, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Hangover headaches are a common problem over the holidays, but there are ways to prevent them, an expert says. The best way to avoid a hangover headache is to stick to non-alcoholic drinks such as sodas, spritzers and pun

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  4. Clues to Road Rage May Be in the Blood

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Recurrent, unwarranted blow-ups such as road rage may have a biological basis, according to a new study. Blood tests of people who display the hostile outbursts that characterize a psychiatric illness known as intermi

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  5. Teens Opting for Real Pot

    Dec. 20, 2013 -- While U.S. teens are staying away from synthetic marijuana, they're smoking more of the natural version, a new survey of more than 40,000 students shows. USA Today reported Wednesday that high school seniors who said they smoked synthetic drugs such as K2 and Spice dropped from 11 p

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  6. Study Suggests 'Pothead' Stereotype Might Be Real

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 16, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Shrunken structures inside the brains of heavy marijuana users might explain the stereotype of the "pothead," brain researchers report. Northwestern University scientists studying teens who were marijuana smokers or form

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  7. FDA OK's Generic Versions of Antidepressant Cymbalta

    The first generic versions of the antidepressant Cymbalta have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The agency okayed six generic versions of the drug from a number of companies, including Teva Pharmaceuticals, Sun Pharma Global and Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., the Associated Pr

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  8. OxyContin Tops List of Abused Prescription Drugs

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Oxycodone -- the active ingredient in OxyContin -- and hydrocodone are the most popular drugs among Americans who abuse prescription painkillers, a new study finds. OxyContin and Percocet are brand names for drugs containin

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  9. More Than 6% of U.S. Teens Take Psychiatric Meds

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Slightly more than 6 percent of U.S. teens take prescription medications for a mental health condition such as depression or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new survey shows. The survey also revealed a w

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  10. Mental-Health Disorders Growing Faster Among Kids

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 27, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Young people are increasingly more likely than adults to be diagnosed with a mental health disorder, according to a large new study. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 450,000 patient visits to U.S. doctors' offices

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