FDA seeks new ways to unhook smokers

If your New Year ’s resolution is to quit smoking, good luck: It’s one of the most difficult goals to achieve. In fact, only 15 percent of people who try to quit smoking are successful six months later.  But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced plans to help increase that success rate by advocat ing for new nicotine-replacement therapies to help smokers end their addiction. The announcement came as tobacco producers last week began running mandatory ads outlining the negative…
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We report findings from a health camp organized as part of a large trade promotion event in the northern part of India. The trade promotion event was open to the general public. As part of the screening services offered at the health camp, the visitors were offered to screen themselves on the theme of behavioral addictions related to use of mobile technology using a self-administered questionnaire. We carried out a chart review of the data gathered at the health camp. Results: We assessed records of a total of 817 respondents who completed the screening using the self-administered questionnaire. The mean age of the res...
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Mental illness is now the biggest cause of disability worldwide, according to findings from the World Health Organization. Here's what companies can do to help.
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Source Type: news
If you are one of the more than 100 million Americans suffering with chronic pain, you know how desperate you can get searching for relief. For constant or chronic pain, sometimes knowing that you can only get temporary relief from medications sits at the back of your brain and sets up pain anticipation. Shouldn’t there be a better way, an approach or approaches that don’t rely on pharmaceutical drugs to combat pain? According to new research, there are some new pain relief methods that look very promising to do just that. Treatment from Strangers Mat Provide Unexpected Pain Relief It may seem counter-intuitiv...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Chronic Pain Health-related Mental Health and Wellness Mindfulness Psychology Research Treatment Source Type: blogs
The experience of pleasure is distinct from the experience of happiness. Quite distinct. With pleasure, a dopamine “spike” occurs in response to an acute momentary reward. The experience feels wonderful but depletes serotonin. The ultimate consequence of repeated rushes to this pleasure center leads to the loss of dopamine receptors in the brain. With the loss of neurons comes Tolerance: a situation in which more and more “hits” are needed to feel the same impact as before — or to feel anything at all. The result is addiction. The dopamine neuron, or pleasure receptor, is identical in most pl...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Books Happiness joy Neurochemistry Neurotransmitter Pleasure Source Type: blogs
We describe the effects of drug exposure during development, implications for understanding psychosis and cannabis use disorder, and methodological considerations. Greater understanding of the precise mechanisms underlying the effects of cannabis may also give rise to new treatment targets.
Source: Pharmacology and Therapeutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Conclusions: This is the first study to demonstrate a moderating role of childhood trauma on the relationship between inhibitory control and stress-related ACC activation. Childhood trauma may portend neurodevelopmental changes that impede recruitment of control-associated ACC-functioning during distress, which may relate to dysregulation of stress-induced affective responses. Further work is needed to elucidate relationships between childhood trauma and addictive behaviors precipitated by stress.
Source: NeuroImage - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
There’s an argument that has been batted around in online conversations, one that I thought that, because it was so patently absurd and so readily disproven, it would simply disappear into the blogosphere . . . but it hasn’t. So let’s talk about this idea. The idea goes like this: Because glyphosate is liberally applied to wheat, including its application as a desiccant and for weed control pre-planting, during maturation, and pre-harvest, the high concentrations of this herbicide in wheat products are the cause for all the problems that emerge with wheat consumption. It means that, minus glyphosate, whea...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: News & Updates gluten-free glyphosate grain-free grains Inflammation roundup undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs
Authors: Luauté JP Abstract Raymond Roussel (1877-1933) was an eccentric writer whose strange novelistic and theatrical work was launched by the surrealists and is still worshipped by the French intelligentia. While writing his first text at the age of 19 years, he presented a delusional episode marked by the conviction that he was shining like a sun and that he had acquired universal glory. He "fell back to earth" when the book was published and he realized that no one was stopping to gaze at him. He later led a ritualized life, continuing to write and eventually achieving success - glory even - w...
Source: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Tags: Front Neurol Neurosci Source Type: research
Authors: Piechowski-Jozwiak B, Bogousslavsky J Abstract The studies on the relation between artistic production, especially visual art, and brain function gave a basis to the development of neuroesthetics. Most of the information on brain artistic creativity comes from studies on brain disease in well-established visual artists. Brain disease may cause change, dissolution, or emergence of artistic creativity. The visual artistic production may become impaired in individuals with a variety of brain diseases, including focal and generalised disorders of sudden and slowly progressive onset. In addition to that, neurol...
Source: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Tags: Front Neurol Neurosci Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The results indicate that personality traits, perceived social support, and spiritual well-being can be considered as risk factors for methamphetamine abuse. PMID: 30332980 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Drug Abuse Reviews - Category: Addiction Tags: Curr Drug Abuse Rev Source Type: research
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