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  1. 'Krokodil' Drug FAQ

    Sept. 30, 2013 -- A deadly, homemade drug known as krokodil may have made its way from Russia to the U.S. Two people in Arizona are suspected of using the heroin-like drug, which rots the skin from the inside out, says Frank LoVecchio, DO, MPH. He is the co-medical director at the Banner Good Samari

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  2. FDA Approves New Antidepressant

    The drug Brintellix has been approved to treat depression, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Monday. "Major depressive disorder can be disabling and can keep a person from functioning normally," Dr. Mitchell Mathis, acting director of the division of psychiatry products in the FDA's Ce

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  3. Shopping Doesn't Help in Face of Trauma, Researchers Say

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Some people go shopping in an attempt to cope with the stress of traumatic events, but it actually makes things worse, according to a small, new study. The researchers found that traumatic events cause more stress for materiali

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  4. Intensive Substance-Abuse Treatment Fails to Deliver Better Results: Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Treating drug and alcohol addiction with a concentrated approach called chronic care management may be no more effective than a single medical appointment and addiction referral, according to a new study. Results of the year

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  5. 'Bath Salts' Drugs Led to 23,000 ER Visits in One Year: U.S. Report

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Street drugs called "bath salts" were linked to nearly 23,000 emergency department visits in the United States in 2011, a new report says. Bath salts are amphetamine-like stimulants that have become increasingly popular among

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  6. 'Exposure Therapy' for OCD

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder do better when they combine intensive "exposure therapy" with an antidepressant rather than taking a common two-drug combination. There are caveats, howe

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  7. Depression May Be Worse When Accompanied by Anger

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Irritability and anger in people with major depression are associated with greater severity of depression and other problems, a long-term study suggests. Researchers looked at data from more than 500 people who were followed

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  8. Psychotherapy a Powerful Tool to Fight Depression

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Cognitive behavioral therapy can be a powerful tool for preventing depression, equaling or exceeding the effectiveness of antidepressants and other types of care, according to two new studies. Follow-up cognitive therapy can

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  9. Mellow Music May Help Stave Off Road Rage

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 30 (HealthDay News) -- A quick switch to mellow music in the car may make you a safer driver, researchers say. Promptly changing to soothing music is the most effective way to calm down while driving in stressful conditions that could trigger road rag

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  10. Glass of Wine a Day May Ward Off Depression

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 30 (HealthDay News) -- In the same way that a little wine may be good for the heart, it might also help avoid depression, a Spanish study suggests. So while drinking a lot of wine or other alcohol may be a sign of depression or other mental health p

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