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Researchers: You can wipe away bad memories

Researchers: You can wipe away bad memories

Do you have a bad memory that sometimes haunts your waking hours or dreams? Well, maybe you can "fuggedaboutit!"

Swedish researchers have found that there’s a way to wipe away – and maybe even replace – bad memories.  In fact, it’s even possible to head off the formation of those memories at the pass, according to a team at Uppsala University.

Study: Binge-drinking students happier

Study: Binge-drinking students happier

An end-of-summer study indicates that college students who binge drink are actually happier people than those who don't.

As reported in The Washington Post, the research to support it was presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in August. It was based on a 1600-student survey that defined binge drinking as consuming more than four drinks per occasion for women and five for men at least once over the course of two weeks. 

Can stress really kill you?

Can stress really kill you?

Stress has long been associated with negative physical effects. And now a recent study suggests that it may affect whether you live or die.

People who are battling chronic illness and diseases, such as cancer, are already in fight mode. The human body can’t manage the additional stressors well, according to researchers at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Hearing loss caused by pain relievers?

Hearing loss caused by pain relievers?

Women who regularly take ibuprofen or acetaminophen are more likely to go experience hearing loss, researchers suggest in a new study of more than 62,000 women.  

As noted in Harvard Gazette. researchers found that taking the drugs just twice a week increases the risk of hearing loss by up to 13-percent.  They also noted that using ibuprofen six times a week could make women up to 24-percent more likely to develop some degree of a hearing problem, compared with those who did not use the medication. Those who used aspirin did not experience the same effects. 

Caught on tape: Autistic man allegedly abused by caregivers

Caught on tape: Autistic man allegedly abused by caregivers

A San Diego mother sets up a nanny-cam after becoming suspicious that her autistic son's caretakers are abusing him. Parents Kim and Mark Oakley tell HLN’s Dr. Drew their story.

Warning: Viewer discretion is advised.

Michael Cusick says he lived a double life as a pastor who sought out porn and prostitutes.

Pastor on porn addiction: It was out of control

What happens when a pastor, living a double life, reveals his addiction to porn and prostitutes to his unsuspecting young wife?  Was his secret sex addiction so well hidden she missed the signs?

Michael Cusick, author of "Surfing for God", says his wife finally caught him in a lie one night when he couldn’t explain his whereabouts. That evening, he says he poured out his secret life. His wife Julianne was devastated, feeling betrayed and confused.

Suicide: New leading cause of injury-related deaths

Suicide: New leading cause of injury-related deaths

Car crashes are no longer the leading cause of injury-related deaths in America.  It’s now suicide.

In a shocking new study published in the American Journal of Public Health, suicide rates are reported to have increased 15% from 2000 to 2009. Fatal car crashes decreased by 25% in that same time period, which may be the result of the implementation of many traffic safety interventions.

The connection between women's brains and sex

The connection between women's brains and sex

Naomi Wolf has written a book called "Vagina: A New Biography.” It’s an exploration between the vagina and female creativity, confidence, and sense of connectedness. She joined HLN’s Dr. Drew Wednesday night to promote her message.

“It's about understanding ourselves better and appreciating ourselves more,” Wolf explained.  “Basically, I learned that the insights we have about female sexuality are 30 years out of date. There are discoveries not widely reported about female arousal and orgasm and desire.”

Actress Brett Butler speaks candidly with Dr. Drew about her drug addiction.

Brett Butler on addiction: 'My soul was leaving'

Actress Brett Butler was Hollywood royalty, starring as a recovering alcoholic single mom of three on the hit show "Grace Under Fire."

Then, Butler hit rock bottom when addiction took over her life.

A study suggests if a woman is pregnant and just beginning to snore, she may be at a higher risk of getting high blood pressure.

Pregnant and snoring: A bad wake-up call?

According to a new study in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, if a woman is pregnant and just beginning to snore, she may be at a higher risk of getting high blood pressure and preeclampsia.

More than 1,700 pregnant women were recruited in their last trimester for the study, conducted by the University of Michigan. It was reported that 25% of them started snoring frequently during pregnancy, which doubles their risk of high blood pressure, says the lead author Louise O'Brien, an associate professor at the University of Michigan's Sleep Disorders Center.

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