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U.S. antidepressant use jumps 65 percent in 15 years
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U.S. antidepressant use jumps 65 percent in 15 years

August 16th, 2017 | by Contributor
The number of Americans who say they’ve taken an antidepressant over the past month rose by 65 percent between 1999 and 2014, a new government survey finds. By 2014, about one in every eight Americans over the age of 12...
Fatal drug overdose deaths on the rise among U.S. teens
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Fatal drug overdose deaths on the rise among U.S. teens

August 16th, 2017 | by Contributor
The rate of opioid drug overdose deaths among older teenagers in the United States has taken a turn for the worse, a new federal report finds. The number of drug overdose deaths among 15- to 19-year-olds rose 15 percent for males...
Why is knee arthritis twice as common as it used to be?
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Why is knee arthritis twice as common as it used to be?

August 15th, 2017 | by Contributor
A new study found osteoarthritis of the knee is more than twice as common as it was just a few generations ago. It’s estimated that the lifetime risk of developing this condition is 46 percent. However, it is possible to...
Why are cases of knee osteoarthritis on the rise?
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Why are cases of knee osteoarthritis on the rise?

August 15th, 2017 | by Contributor
August 15, 2017, 8:13 AM| A new study found osteoarthritis of the knee is more than twice as common as it was just a few generations ago. It’s estimated the lifetime risk of developing this condition is 46 percent, but it...
An alcoholic drink per day can lower risk of cardiovascular disease, study says
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An alcoholic drink per day can lower risk of cardiovascular disease, study says

August 14th, 2017 | by Contributor
August 14, 2017, 6:51 PM| Having a glass of wine or beer with dinner tonight may be good for you, according to a new study. Researchers found women who had up to one drink a day and men who averaged up to two a day...
The country where Down syndrome is disappearing
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The country where Down syndrome is disappearing

August 14th, 2017 | by Contributor
“CBSN: On Assignment” airs Monday, August 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS, and on our streaming network, CBSN. With the rise of prenatal screening tests across Europe and the United States, the number of babies born...