Suspended for Drug Offenses, Now an Addiction Specialist

(MedPage Today) -- While on probation for prescription drug issues, doc gets new license in Florida
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) would receive $34.4 billion in FY 2020, roughly $4.7 billion or 13 percent below the levels enacted by Congress for FY 2019, according to the President’s Budget released on March 11. The budget for NIH includes $492 million in funding made available through the 21st Century Cures Act and $150 million in mandatory funding. The leading biomedical research agency in the world would receive budget cuts across the board. All NIH centers are slated for budget reductions: National Cancer Institute: -8.7 percent National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: -14 percent National Inst...
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Publication date: Available online 17 March 2019Source: Pharmacological ResearchAuthor(s): Ping Mu, Yanhua H. HuangAbstractSleep profoundly regulates our emotional and motivational state of mind. Human brain imaging and animal model studies are providing initial insights on the underlying neural mechanisms. Here, we focus on the brain cholinergic system, including cholinergic neurons in the basal forebrain, ventral striatum, habenula, and brain stem. Although much is learned about cholinergic regulations of emotion and motivation, less is known on their interactions with sleep. Specifically, we present an anatomical framew...
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(MedPage Today) -- Smooth, aromatic smoke belies increased risk of addiction, CVD, toxicity, AHA warns
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Suffering is a shared human experience that can be viewed integral part of life. Our suffering can range from mild to severe and can take the form of physical or mental and emotional pain. Whatever the form of our discomfort, we can agree that “suffering of the mind” is one of the biggest concerns of our time. The severity of mental health issues is on the rise, particularly the number of individuals experiencing depression. According to the World Health Organization (2017) over 300 million people are estimated to suffer from depression, equivalent to 4.4% of the world’s population. The Causes...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Depression Habits Mindfulness Self-Help Source Type: news
The United States uses a third of the world's opioids but a fifth of Americans still say they suffer from chronic pain. The only demonstrable effect of two decades of widespread prescription of opioids has been catastrophic harm. With more than 47,000 Americans dying of opioid overdoses in 2017 and hundreds of thousandsmore addicted to them, it was recently reported that, for the first time, Americans were more likely to die of opioids than of car accidents.This has forced many to take a step back and ponder the very nature of pain, to understand how best to alleviate it.The ancient Greeks considered pain a passion &md...
Source: Psychology of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: blogs
 Most people understand how doctors and therapists work, but many people can’t quite wrap their minds around support groups – especially peer-led ones. In this episode, our hosts dissect different types of support groups to make them better understood and more accessible. Listen Now!   SUBSCRIBE &REVIEW “[Mental Illness] Support groups are like a buffet — take what you want and leave the rest.” – Gabe Howard   Highlights From ‘Mental Illness Support Groups’ Episode [1:00] Lets talk about support groups. [3:00] Fountain House in NYC is awesome! [6:00]...
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The move comes amid a rise in dependence on prescription drugs – with fears that Britain could follow the US as one in 11 UK patients are prescribed potentially addictive drugs such as sedatives.
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Background:Lead may be added to the opium by drug smugglers. It can cause elevated blood lead level (BLL) in opium ‑addicted patients. Erythrocyte pyrimidine 5′‑nucleotidase (P5N) activity is susceptible to high BLL. The aim of this study was to fnd out whether opium‑addicted patientsshow erythropathy and elevated liver enzymes explainable by high BLL and decreased P5N activity.Methods:Forty orally opium ‑addicted subjects and 40 normal healthy volunteers were enrolled in this study. BLL was measured in whole blood specimens using atomic absorption spectrometry instrumentation. Enzymatic activity, protein amo...
Source: International Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 March 2019Source: Neuroscience LettersAuthor(s): Brady J. Phelps, Tyler M. Miller, Heath Arens, Tayler Hutchinson, Kaitlyn A. Lang, Linda M. Muckey, Nicholas Thompson, Steven Stanage, Shafiqur Rahman, Scott M. RawlsAbstractWhile the psychoactive stimulant nicotine has been the subject of extensive research, considerably less attention has focused on other compounds found in either tobacco smoke or that are nicotine metabolites. Recent papers have suggested that some of the compounds in question may either alter nicotine’s effects or have reinforcing properties themselves, althoug...
Source: Neuroscience Letters - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
(Medical University of South Carolina) Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina have identified which neurons are responsible for cocaine-seeking behaviors in rodents and where these neurons exert their effects within the brain. Their findings were published in March 13, 2019 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. This work opens a new line of addiction research that could lead to novel therapeutic approaches for preventing relapse.
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