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By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy might offer an alternative for people with depression who don’t want to take antidepressants long-term, British researchers say. Their study, published April 21 online in The Lancet, found this new therapy was as effective as antidepressant …

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New Study: Are Antidepressant Users Bad Drivers?

SUNDAY, August 17, 2008 (Health.com) — Are antidepressant users worse drivers than those who don’t take the drugs? A new study suggests this could be the case, although it’s not entirely clear if it’s the use of the medication or the underlying depression that’s to blame. In the study, psychologist …

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Acupuncture Relieves Breast Cancer Hot Flashes

Jenna Glazer was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 at age 34. And then she experienced one of the most intense and disturbing side effects of cancer treatment for young women, enduring up to 50 hot flashes a day and night sweats that constantly disturbed her sleep. “I was having …

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News Roundup: Sunshine May Improve Male Fertility

Male fertility may get a boost from sunshineA smidgen of sunshine could be beneficial for men’s sperm. Australian researchers found that one-third of 794 men visiting an infertility clinic had a vitamin D deficiency. Since getting only 10–15 minutes of sunshine a day can boost vitamin D levels, 123 men …

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U.S. Suicide on Rise: Middle

By Theresa TamkinsTUESDAY, Oct. 21 (Health.com) — After a decade-long decrease, U.S. suicide rates have started to rise, largely due to an increase in suicides among middle-aged white men and women. Whites age 40 to 64 have “recently emerged as a new high-risk group for suicide,” according to the study …

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Depression During Pregnancy Doubles Risk of Preterm Birth

By Anne Harding THURSDAY, Oct. 23 (Health.com) — Depressed moms-to-be are more likely than nondepressed women to have a preterm birth—and the worse their mood, the greater their risk, says a new study published in Human Reproduction. In fact, women in the study who were severely depressed during early pregnancy …

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