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Drug users find safety, community in underground injection facility

(Reuters Health) - - Intravenous drug users who inject in a secret U.S. facility where staff provide clean needles and guard against overdoses say they appreciate the site for letting them in off the streets and for its history-shaping role.
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WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 -- The racial gap between black and white Americans for dying early has narrowed, but opioid overdose deaths among whites might be fueling part of that otherwise positive trend. The new findings stem from an analysis of...
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In 2016, Dr. Vivek Murthy, the 19th Surgeon General of the United States, initiated a national movement for health professionals to take action to end the opioid crisis. Now, two years later, Dr. Jerome M. Adams, 20th Surgeon General, is saying we must go a step further. Not just health professionals, but friends and family The post The Expanded Call for a Solution to the Opioid Epidemic appeared first on Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine.
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VITAMIN D deficiency symptoms include back pain, tiredness and frequent infections. You can take ‘sunshine’ supplements to top up your vitamin D, but you should never take too much, or risk an overdose.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
A study found that 38 per cent of all A&E admissions for accidental paracetamol overdose were as a direct result of patients self-medicating for toothache due to a lack of dentists.
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This review describes 6 neurobiological principles about the actions of 2 opioid analgesics and focuses on a patient with traumatic brain injury who developed opioid use overdose from long-term use of morphine for analgesia.
Source: JAMA Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewTo review information specific to adolescents regarding trends in opioid use, risk factors for opioid misuse, medical co-morbidity, and treatment updates.Recent FindingsAlthough opioid misuse in adolescents is uncommon, it is associated with morbidity and mortality such as hepatitis C and overdose. Adolescents commonly start with prescription opioid misuse before transitioning to heroin use. The existing literature supports the use of buprenorphine/naloxone for the treatment of adolescent opioid use disorders. Safe medication storage and disposal is important to decrease adolescent prescription opi...
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The objective of this study was to develop a reproducible animal model for SADI-S. We used three techniques for duodenal exclusion and duodenoileal anastomosis: (a) surgical clip and side-to-side anastomosis, (b) ligation and side-to-side anastomosis and (c) sectioning the duodenum, closing the duodenal stump and end-to-side anastomosis. We recorded the surgical technique and complications for each method. Twenty-five of 31 rats survived to the end of the study period. One death occurred from accidental anaesthesia overdose and the others from anastomosis leak. Four duodenal exclusions had repermeabilised at necropsy. Our ...
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By JOHN EL-MARAGHY and CHANLY PHILOGENE The opioid crisis has devastated countless families and individuals across the United States and abroad. What once started as a quiet concern has become a full-blown epidemic, requiring the full support and attention of the healthcare and tech communities to address it. From the Surgeon General’s August 2016 letter on Opioid Addiction: “I am asking for your help to solve an urgent health crisis facing America: the opioid epidemic. Everywhere I travel, I see communities devastated by opioid overdoses. I meet families too ashamed to seek treatment for addiction. And I will...
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Opioid overdoses killed 1,354 Americans ages 65 and older in 2016, but Medicare doesn't cover the oldest proven treatment for opioid addiction: methadone
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