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Urban Outfitters Discontinues ‘Prescription Line’ Products

What one person may find humorous may not be so funny to others. This is the case in the Urban Outfitters “Prescription Line” products. Anti-drug groups, legislators and politicians gathered together and requested that Urban Outfitters re-examine its line of products that glorified drinking alcohol and taking drugs. The products undo all the work that …

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College Student ‘Hook-Ups’ Linked to Psychological Distress

The idea of a “hook-up,” the casual sexual encounter currently popular among single people, makes parents cringe as they send their new college students off for freshman year. Parents may be concerned that their teen is destined for heartbreak, and possibly more serious issues, if they have sex too casually. The current popularity of casual …

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Painkiller Overdose Deaths Among Women Reach Epidemic Proportions

Prescription painkillers have been a growing problem in the United States for years. Because they are controlled, but legal, painkillers are viewed as safer than street drugs by too many people. The result is more addictions, more overdoses, and more deaths caused by medications like oxycodone, hydrocodone, and others. According to recent information released by …

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Weight Loss Drug Helps Curb Cocaine Addiction

Topiramate, an FDA-approved drug for the treatment of epilepsy and weight loss, may also prove effective in helping curb cocaine use in people addicted to both alcohol and cocaine. So say researchers at Penn Medicine’s department of psychiatry in a study published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence. But while prior studies by other researchers indicated …

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Seasonal Affective Disorder: Helping SAD Sufferers Sleep Soundly

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a depressive illness that usually appears during the fall and wintertime when daytime light levels start to naturally decrease. It produces symptoms very similar to those associated with major depression and other depression-related conditions. According to the results of a new study published in 2013 in the Journal of Affective …

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New Treatment for Schizophrenia Discovered in Finland

Schizophrenia is extreme form of mental illness commonly treated with a number of medications called antipsychotics, as well as with secondary means such as psychotherapy and a group of life skills training techniques collectively known as psychosocial treatments. Unfortunately, antipsychotic medications sometimes fail to adequately stabilize people with schizophrenia, or produce side effects that make …

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Get a Life: Re-Entering Society After Addiction

Any battle with addiction is difficult. Any recovery period feels long and takes its toll on your life. However, if you have had a particularly lengthy struggle with addiction and time spent in recovery, the havoc it wreaks on your life can be overwhelming. While being an addict, trying to quit, and going through recovery, …

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Speeds Aging in Women, Study Finds

In the 1960s, Adriana’s mom and dad had come to the United States from Mexico. They attained citizenship, and shortly afterward, her father joined the Marines and went to fight in Vietnam. Both her father and older brother were proud career military personnel and it was only a small surprise to the family when Adriana, …

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Sever Hunger Pangs? Blame the Processed Carbs

Food addiction is the term for an unofficial condition that occurs when certain foods in a person’s diet produce the same reactions as a mental/physical addiction to alcohol or some sort of drug or medication. Researchers continue to debate the reality of this condition, and food addiction does not have the recognition of the American …

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Parents Who Support Marijuana Legalization Want Strict Rules for Kids, Survey Finds

With the wave of public approval for the legalization of marijuana sweeping the country, a new study shows that even parents who were once pot smokers want tough restrictions in place to protect their kids from the dangers of the drug. Two key restrictions most parents favor are: Make 21 the legal age for using …

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