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Our Addiction To Selfies Means Big Business For Plastic Surgeons

We now know people don ’t have to be consciously aware that they are aroused for their reward system to highjack neural pathways. New research on addiction indicates social media “likes” and approval from others is changing the way we think and request plastic surgery. Welcome to'Selfie Surgery'.
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Cutaneous pain management is an unmet need. Current treatment options include medications such as analgesics and narcotics, which have high risk of addiction, and limited success. A long-lasting, drug-free treatment for cutaneous pain is needed. We had previously shown that controlled topical cooling of the skin via cryolipolysis, leads to prolonged but reversible reduction in mechanical and thermal pain sensation. While topical cooling can be used for targeting superficial nerves of a confined area, blocking cutaneous pain with larger and dermatomal distributions could be achieved by targeting deeper nerves.
Source: Journal of Investigative Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Clinical Research: Pathophysiology and Therapeutics Source Type: research
Every day, we wake up to new headlines about the nation ’s worsening opioid crisis. Every day, dozens of people struggle with or die from their addictions. Prescription drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Opioid addiction can happen to anyone at any age. Oregon and Washington rank No. 1 and No. 2 respectively n ationally for those aged 65 and older hospitalized for overdoses. Three Oregonians die on average every week from prescription overdoses. These statistics…
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UCLA professor-in-residence of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences Philippe Bourgois and UCLA professor of economics Rosa Matzkin are among 213 individuals from a wide range of disciplines and professions to be elected as members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2018.Founded in 1780, the academy honors exceptional scholars, leaders, artists and innovators and engages them in sharing knowledge and addressing challenges facing the world.Bourgois is also director of the Center for Social Medicine and Humanities within the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and a professor in the departments o...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Given the changes in our society and worldwide massive migrations across borders, this article argues that we need to change the paradigm of how we think about “the homeless,” that is, to rethink our approach to not only those who cannot afford housing, the “economically homeless,” but especially important also the larger group—those with chronic, serious medical-psychiatric-addictive disorders, the “medically/mentally ill homeless.” We must place a greater emphasis on providing mental health services along with housing, legal, general medical, employment, and other services. The f...
Source: The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clinical Controversies Source Type: research
Drugs like ayahuasca and ibogaine show promise for treating depression and addiction, but Matthew Mellon's death after a psychedelic ceremony raise questions about the drugs' safety.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Drugs like ayahuasca and ibogaine show promise for treating depression and addiction, but Matthew Mellon's death after a psychedelic ceremony raise questions about the drugs' safety.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
April is Alcohol Awareness Month and a good time for a Twitter chat on alcohol and other substance use disorders, including those involving opioids, tobacco, and other substances.
Source: NIAAA News - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: news
(Reuters) - Kentucky's attorney general on Wednesday sued Johnson&Johnson, accusing the pharmaceutical manufacturer of devising a deceptive marketing scheme that mischaracterized the risk of opioid abuse and addiction.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 -- Many young Americans don't realize that the wildly popular Juul electronic cigarettes contain highly addictive nicotine, putting them at risk for future cigarette use, a new study shows. Looking much like a USB flash...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Conclusions This cohort describing the clinical characteristics of 69 patients is the largest cohort studied for THP addiction. Patients from the Centres for Addiction Prevention and Treatment were the youngest and most recently addicted, whereas general practice patients had been addicted for longer and were more socially integrated. This clinical description of THP addiction therefore enables us to identify the patients who are the most at risk, to set up an adapted care protocol.
Source: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Brief Reports Source Type: research
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