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  • Gobbling Food May Boost Metabolic RiskA Japanese study has linked fast eating to an increased risk of metabolic syndrome, suggesting this may be a new lifestyle factor to consider in obesity prevention.
  • CBT for Chronic Pain May Help Fight the Opioid EpidemicCognitive-behavioral therapy appears to be an effective alternative to opioids for chronic nonmalignant pain, either as a stand-alone treatment or in combination with nonopioid medications.
  • Dad's Depression Also Boosts Kids' RiskMaternal depression contributes to the risk for depression in children and adolescents, but new research shows paternal depression has an equally deleterious impact on children.
  • Female MDs Likely to Have Educated Spouses With CareersAmong one-physician couples, nonphysician husbands were more likely to have graduate degrees and higher income than nonphysician wives; this may explain why female docs work fewer hours and earn less.


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