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  1. Antidepressant, Blood Thinner Name Mix-Up Warning

    July 30, 2015 -- Confusion between the names of the antidepressant Brintellix (vortioxetine) and the anti-blood clotting medication Brilinta (ticagrelor) has led to the wrong medication being prescribed or dispensed, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. While no patients have used the wrong m

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  2. Job Stress Might Make You Sick: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of job stress may increase the risk of sick leave due to mental health disorders, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 12,000 workers in Sweden. Over five years, about 8 percent of the

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  3. Drinking May Ease Fibromyalgia Pain; Doctors Wary

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Moderate to heavy drinking might cut the likelihood of disability for people with chronic widespread pain such as that related to fibromyalgia, new Scottish research suggests. But U.S. pain specialists say consuming al

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  4. Autism Care Costs Could Hit $500 Billion by 2025

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The annual cost of caring for Americans with autism might reach $500 billion by 2025, a new study estimates, with outside estimates approaching $1 trillion. Health economists at the University of California, Davis, anal

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  5. Risks of Taking St. John's Wort for Depression

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- St. John's wort is a popular herbal therapy for depression, but a new Australian study highlights the fact that "natural" does not always equal "safe." Using reports filed with Australia's drug safety agency, the researche

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  6. Texters Walk Carefully to Avoid Collisions in Study

    July 29, 2015 -- Think people who text while walking are a hazard? If so, tread lightly.  A new study suggests that people walk more cautiously when they text, and they're no more likely to trip over obstacles than those who don't use their mobile phone while walking. The catch is that the study was

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  7. Drug May Ease Passage When Kidney Stone Strikes

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney stones can quickly cause extreme pain, and passing the stones is the immediate goal for patients. Now, a new study finds that the drug tamsulosin (Flomax) can boost the passage of large kidney stones, but not sma

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  8. New Way to Predict Lung Cancer Risk Suggested

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists may some day predict lung cancer risk by examining the telomeres that protect your DNA. People with long telomeres are at increased risk for lung cancer but not other types of cancer, the researchers found. T

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  9. FDA Approves 'Belly Balloon' Weight Loss Device

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obese Americans struggling to shed pounds have a new weight-loss option: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a temporary, implanted balloon device to treat obesity. The ReShape Integrated Dual Ball

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  10. New Drug Lowers Levels of Triglycerides: Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug dramatically lowers blood levels of potentially harmful triglycerides, a new study finds. Triglycerides are a type of blood fat created by the food you eat. At very high levels, they can cause hea

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