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Look Around: 1 In 10 Americans Takes Antidepressants

Antidepressant use has surged almost 400 percent since the early 1990s. Women and adolescent girls are 2 1/2 times more likely than men and adolescent boys to be taking one of the pills.
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Real 'Sybil' Admits Multiple Personalities Were Fake

In Sybil Exposed, Debbie Nathan explores the life of Shirley Mason — the psychiatric patient whose life was portrayed in the 1973 book and 1976 TV movie. Mason later admitted to her psychiatrist that she'd made the whole thing up — but not before the story manufactured a psychiatric phenomenon.
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To Curb Abortions, Opponents Focus On The 'Supply-Side'

Abortion opponents in several states are making an aggressive new thrust at the procedure by focusing on the "supply-side" of abortions: the doctors, hospitals and clinics that provide the services. And the strategy may prove effective.
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Heart Failure Lands Fewer Seniors In Hospital

A decline in the admission of Medicare patients to hospitals for treatment of heart failure saves at least $4.1 billion a year, a new study finds. Better treatment of coronary artery disease and high blood pressure may help explain the decline.
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Abbott Unveils Breakup, Plans To Settle Alleged Marketing Misdeeds

The same day that Abbott Labs announced it's splitting in two, the company disclosed it's also putting aside a big pile of cash to cover a settlement of allegedly illegal marketing of the seizure drug Depakote.
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IQ Isn't Set In Stone, Suggests Study That Finds Big Jumps, Dips In Teens

A new study documents significant fluctuations in the IQs of a group of British teenagers. The findings bolster the theory that the IQ test isn't a measure of a person's "fixed" intellectual capacity but rather, a gauge of acquired knowledge that progresses in fits and starts.

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