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    1. Opioid Epidemic Fueling Hospitalizations, Costs

               By Shefali Luthra        Every day, headlines detail the casualties of the nation’s surge in heroin and prescription painkiller abuse: the funerals, the broken families and the patients cycling in and out of treatment. Now, a new study sheds light on another repercussion — how this public h

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    2. HS Football Players and Symptoms After Concussion

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- High school football players are more likely to suffer more symptoms after a concussion, and to need more recovery time than their college counterparts, a new study finds. But those who play in youth football leagues are t

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    3. Non-Obese Report Better Mood, Libido After Dieting

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Dieting might help improve your health, mood, sex drive and stress levels even if you're not obese, a new clinical trial reports. A group of either healthy weight or mildly overweight people who followed a calorie-restrict

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    4. Desperate for Shut-Eye?

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with long-term sleep troubles should turn to a form of psychotherapy to reboot normal sleeping patterns before trying sleeping pills, the American College of Physicians recommends. Specifically, people with chronic

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    5. Could Talk Therapy Ease Chemo Memory Issues?

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A type of psychotherapy might help cancer survivors deal with the long-term thinking problems some experience after chemotherapy, researchers say. It's estimated that about half of those who undergo chemotherapy for

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    6. More U.S. Kids Have Chronic Health Problems: Study

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The number of American kids suffering from asthma and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is on the increase, with poor children being hit the hardest, researchers report. Children living in extreme povert

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    7. Pesticide Spraying Tied to Higher Autism Rates?

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children living in an area of New York state that uses aerial pesticides to control mosquitoes have a higher rate of autism than children in neighboring areas, a new study finds. Researchers found that children living in a

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    8. Seniors' Worsening Depression May Predict Dementia

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In some cases, worsening symptoms of depression in seniors might point to early dementia, a new study suggests. The Dutch study can't prove cause-and-effect, and certainly not every depressed senior is headed for dementia

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    9. Generic Crestor Approved by FDA

      April 29, 2016 -- The first generic version of the cholesterol-lowering statin drug Crestor (rosuvastatin calcium) tablets was approved Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The generic version from Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. of New Jersey received approval to market generic rosuvastatin

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    10. Kids of Older Moms May Have a Leg Up on Peers

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although older women may face more potential pregnancy complications, their children seem to fare better in some ways over the long run, a new study suggests. Using data on over 1.5 million Swedish adults, researchers found

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