Apple promises upgrades to tackle iPhone addiction among kids after pressure from major shareholders (Video)

Apple Inc. is pushing back on claims that it isn ’t doing enough to curb iPhone addiction among children, saying its engineers are working on new tools that will give parents more control of their kids’ mobile experience. “Apple has always looked out for kids, and we work hard to create powerful products that inspire, entertain, and educate children while also helping parents protect them online,” the Cupertino-based company said in a statement to reporters late Monday. “We have new features…
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Cancer cell dependence on activated oncogenes is therapeutically targeted, but acquired resistance is virtually unavoidable. Here we show that the treatment of addicted melanoma cells with BRAF inhibitors, and of breast cancer cells with HER2-targeted drugs, led to an adaptive rise in neuropilin-1 (NRP1) expression, which is crucial for the onset of acquired resistance to therapy. Moreover, NRP1 levels dictated the efficacy of MET oncogene inhibitors in addicted stomach and lung carcinoma cells. Mechanistically, NRP1 induced a JNK-dependent signaling cascade leading to the upregulation of alternative effector kinases EGFR ...
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The business community can play a role in driving down the $6B per year costs of substance use disorder in Oregon, writes Dr. Marvin Seppala
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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is taking a new approach to helping people with serious mental illness (SMI), Elinore F. McCance-Katz, M.D., Ph.D., assistant secretary of mental health and substance use at the Department of Health and Human Services and head of SAMHSA, wrote in anarticle published today inPsychiatric Services in Advance. These efforts include a renewed focus on evidence-based, collaborative care and greater reliance on community resource providers, including peer support.SAMHSA is also prioritizing the training of health care practitioners, working toward providing fr...
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Publication date: Available online 13 August 2018Source: International Review of NeurobiologyAuthor(s): S. Thobois, C. Brefel-Courbon, D. Le Bars, V. SgambatoAbstractOpioid receptors are localized throughout peripheral and central nervous system and interact with endogenous opioid peptides and drugs including heroin, synthetic opioids, and pain relievers (codeine, morphine). If several opioid PET tracers exist for preclinical studies, only a few have been used in human. Some tracers are selective for one subtype of opioid receptors (e.g., [11C]CAF (carfentanil) for μ receptor) while others are not ([11C]DPN (diprenorphi...
Source: International Review of Neurobiology - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 August 2018Source: International Review of NeurobiologyAuthor(s): Christine Ghadery, Mikaeel Valli, Alexander Mihaescu, Rebecca Strafella, Irene Navalpotro, Jinhee Kim, Antonio P. StrafellaAbstractParkinson's disease (PD) is commonly associated with motor symptoms, however cognitive and neurobehavioral complications are increasingly recognized and contribute to long-term disability. Dopamine replacement therapy is effective for motor symptoms, but can also lead to motor side-effects and addictive behavior such as impulse control disorders. Molecular imaging is advancing our knowledge o...
Source: International Review of Neurobiology - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Medications used to treat alcohol and opioid use disorder reduce arrest rates, suicidal behavior, and accidental overdose.Medscape Medical News
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Publication date: Available online 13 August 2018Source: Computers in Human BehaviorAuthor(s): Dmitri Rozgonjuk, Mari Kattago, Karin TähtAbstractProblematic smartphone use (PSU) has been consistently shown to relate to dysfunctional behaviors and negative daily life outcomes, including in academic context. One explanatory factor could be procrastination - yet it has not been studied how procrastination is related to PSU. The aim of this research was to study that relationship. Participants were 366 Estonian university students who responded to the Estonian Smartphone Addiction Proneness Scale, Aitken Procrastination I...
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AbstractOver the last decade, many psychometric instruments have been developed that assess various online problematic behaviors. Despite the many scales assessing gambling disorder (and its equivalents), no instrument assessing the consequences of problematic online gambling currently exists. In order to assess the symptoms and consequences of online gambling disorder, the Gambling Symptom Assessment Scale (G-SAS) was modified and its psychometric properties were assessed using exploratory factor analysis. The data were collected from 326 undergraduate and graduate students from a large public Midwestern university in the...
Source: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction - Category: Addiction Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: Norway is one of the first countries to require all health professionals to play a part in prevention for children of parents with all kinds of illnesses (mental illness, drug addiction, or severe physical illness or injury) in order to mitigat...
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Publication date: Available online 11 August 2018Source: Neurobiology of StressAuthor(s): Mark K. GreenwaldAbstractStress-related substance use is a major challenge for treating substance use disorders. This selective review focuses on emerging pharmacotherapies with potential for reducing stress-potentiated seeking and consumption of nicotine, alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, and opioids (i.e., key phenotypes for the most commonly abused substances). I evaluate neuropharmacological mechanisms in experimental models of drug-maintenance and relapse, which translate more readily to individuals presenting for treatment (who have ...
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