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  1. Pfizer Recalls Effexor Antidepressant

    March 7, 2014 -- Pfizer Inc. has issued a recall for the antidepressant Effexor (venlafaxine HCI), because it may have been contaminated with a heart drug. Interaction between the two could be fatal. The recall affects one lot of 30-count Effexor XR (venlafaxine HCI) 150-mg extended-release capsules

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  2. Study Finds Doctors Prescribing More Sedatives

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors in the United States are writing more prescriptions for sedatives than ever before, and the frequent use of these powerful drugs in combination with narcotic painkillers may be causing medication-related deaths, a

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  3. Hearing Loss Tied to Depression in Study

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Hearing loss is associated with depression among American adults, especially women and those younger than age 70, according to new research. While other studies previously have found the same link, many of them looked

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  4. Hangovers Don't Delay the Next Drink, Study Finds

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Hangovers don't influence when people will have their next drink, according to a new study that challenges some common beliefs. Although many people say having another drink will help cure a hangover, others think

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  5. 1 in 3 Tennesseans Uses Narcotic Painkillers

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One of every three Tennesseans fills a prescription for narcotic painkillers at least once a year, creating a free-floating pool of available medication that helps feed the state's growing problem with prescription drug

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  6. More Stress, More Headaches, Study Says

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19 (HealthDay News) -- German researchers have confirmed what many people have suspected all along -- that stress can lead to headaches. Their study found that people who reported headaches had more stress compared to those who never reported hea

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  7. Saliva Test May Spot Depression Risk in Male Teens

    Feb. 18, 2014 -- A simple saliva test might one day spot which teenaged boys are most likely to develop major depression later in life, British researchers report. After testing both boys and girls who had been diagnosed with mild depression, the researchers found that boys with high levels of a str

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  8. Teens' Stress Levels Rival Those of Adults, Survey Finds

    By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If paying the bills and putting food on the table put adults' nerves on edge, just imagine how today's overscheduled, frequently tested teenagers must feel. Adolescents reported stress levels during the school year that

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  9. U.S. Officials Target Escalating Drug Overdoses

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 11 (HealthDay News) -- As deaths from heroin and prescription painkillers mount across the United States, government officials are searching for ways to stem the toll of addiction. The death last week of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman,

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  10. Technology Creating World of Sickly Couch Potatoes?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The increasing number of people in developing nations who own televisions, computers and cars might explain rising rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes in those countries, a new study suggests. The researchers analyzed dat

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