July 19, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health
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10-Year-Old Florida Boy May Be Young Victim of Opioid Epidemic

Latest Mental Health News A 10-year-old boy is one of the youngest victims of Florida’s opioid crisis, prosecutors say. Alton Banks began vomiting after returning home from the neighborhood pool on June 23. He was later found unconscious and taken to the hospital, where he was declared dead, the Associated

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July 17, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health
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Health Tip: Balancing Stress at Work

Latest Mental Health News (HealthDay News) — Too much stress at work may affect your job performance and overall health. The American Psychological Association suggests how to cope with occupational stress: Keep a journal to track things that stressed you out, and how you dealt with them. When you feel

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July 14, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health
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Ending U.S. Opioid Abuse Epidemic Will Take Years: Report

Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, July 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Scientists who’ve developed a wide-ranging “action plan” to combat the U.S. opioid abuse epidemic warn there’s no quick fix. Needed measures include tighter prescription practices, greater access to treatment, physician-patient education and research into alternatives to addictive painkillers, according

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July 14, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health
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Painkiller Misuse Remains a Pressing Problem Across U.S.

Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, July 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Abuse of prescription opioid painkillers is second only to marijuana abuse as the most common illegal drug problem in the United States, a new government report shows. Analysis of 2012-2014 national data found that more than 4 percent of

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July 11, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health
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Does Stress Cause Hair Loss?

Ask the experts Is there a correlation between hair loss and stress? Doctor’s response Both emotional and physical stress (such as a serious illness or recovery from surgery) have been associated with hair loss. It is possible that stress induces hormonal changes that are responsible for the hair loss, since

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July 10, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health
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Can Stress Cause Speech Problems?

Ask the experts Can stress cause speech problems? Doctor’s response Speech and language problems in both adults and children can be temporary or permanent and can arise as a result of both physical and emotional problems. Sometimes, speech problems can be due to complications of a stroke or other neurological

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