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    Can Laughing Gas Be an Effective Depression Treatment?

    Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, has shown early promise as a potential treatment for severe depression in patients whose symptoms don’t respond to standard therapies. The pilot study, at...

    • December 18, 2014
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    Experts Call to Change Concept of Harm Reduction in Alcohol Policy

    “Harm reduction” is a commonly promoted idea when it comes to alcohol consumption, but it might not necessarily be the safest and most responsible approach. A new policy paper...

    • December 18, 2014
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    Popular Eye Vitamins Make Misleading Claims

    With Americans spending billions of dollars each year on nutritional supplements, researchers have analyzed popular eye vitamins to determine whether their formulations and claims are consistent with scientific findings....

    • December 18, 2014
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    ADHD Linked to Drug, Alcohol Problems in Teens

    Parents of teens with ADHD should be aware that this condition can cause more problems than simple issues with schoolwork. A new study links ADHD and conduct disorder in...

    • December 17, 2014
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    Getting Vaccinated Helps Protect Families from the Flu

    The flu, or seasonal influenza virus, is extremely unpredictable. Its severity can vary widely from one season to the next depending on many things, including the strains of flu...

    • December 17, 2014
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    Study Looks at Hospice Use in Nursing Homes

    As hospice for nursing home patients grows dramatically, a new study from the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University Center for Aging Research compares the characteristics of hospice patients...

    • December 17, 2014
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    E-cigarettes Appear to Be Less Addictive than Cigarettes for Former Smokers

    Quitting smoking is notoriously difficult. However, e-cigarettes appear to be less addictive than cigarettes for former smokers and this could help improve understanding of how various nicotine delivery devices...

    • December 16, 2014
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    Focused Ultrasound May Help Treat OCD

    Focused ultrasound is a revolutionary, early-stage therapeutic technology with the potential to transform the treatment of many serious medical disorders. This breakthrough technology uses ultrasonic energy guided by magnetic...

    • December 16, 2014
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    New Insight on Mood Disorders in Mothers of Newborns

    In the days shortly after giving birth, most mothers experience a period of increased calmness and decreased stress responses, but around 20% of mothers experience anxiety. Some women may...

    • December 16, 2014
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    Site Is Game Changer for Families with Alzheimer’s

    Every 68 seconds someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s. What about the emotional toll on loved ones?  What should you do to find the best products and services that can...

    • December 15, 2014
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