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Strained Work Partner Relationships Breed Stress

Work life can be stressful for a number of people and some industries have proven to cause more stress than others. Now, a new study presented in a Science Daily piece finds that a good partner relationship can act as a buffer for those exposed to work-related stress. “The relationship reduces the negative effects of …

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Promises Drug Treatment Centers See a Troubling Rise in Opiate Addiction

Addiction Psychiatrist Dr. David Sack recommends an integrated approach to opiate addiction treatment to reduce the risk of relapse. (Vocus) July 1, 2009 — Speculation around the cause of Michael Jackson’s death has brought to the public eye what Promises Treatment Centers has long recognized as a growing problem: opiate prescription drug addiction. Very few …

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Studies Examine Importance of Histamine in Alcohol Use

The behavior that is exhibited as a result of alcohol consumption can often be embarrassing or even destructive. The histamine-3 receptor plays an important role in alcohol-related behavior and a drug that can impact this receptor could offer hope. Science Daily recently reported on a study headed by Pertti Panula that examines whether or not …

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Do Tumors in Cancer Patients Produce Depression?

It isn’t out of the realm of understanding to hear that a person fighting cancer would have some mental reaction to their condition, such as depression. Depending upon the individual’s prognosis, a teetering between life and death can greatly impact the person’s outlook on life. Now it seems that depression associated with cancer patients is …

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Crohn’s Disease Puts Young People at Higher Risk for Depression

An individual struggling with a disease is understandably more prone to depression. Perhaps they are struggling with their illness or even with facing their own mortality. For many years, physicians believed that this was a mental state of dealing with an illness. For others, it is their struggle that makes them more susceptible. For young …

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Higher Drinking Age Has Led to Less Binge Drinking, Except Among College Students

New research has found substantial reductions in binge drinking since the national drinking age was raised to 21 two decades ago, but there is one exception: college students. The rate of binge drinking in male college students remain the same, but the rate of drinking in female students has increased dramatically. Researchers from Washington University …

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