Health Highlights: Sept. 6, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: OxyContin Maker Gives $3.4 Million to Help Develop Cheaper Opioid Overdose Antidote A $3.4 million grant to help a nonprofit company develop a...
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This report identifies the specific drugs involved most frequently in drug overdose deaths in the United States from 2011 through 2016. Methods--Record-level data from the 2011-2016 National Vital Statistics System-Mortality files were linke...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
PMID: 30550471 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Anesthesia and Analgesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Anesth Analg Source Type: research
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
Heart failure is the fourth overall principal diagnosis and first among cardiovascular conditions as the reason for hospitalization in the U.S.1 Heart failure is a prevalent condition with several preventable etiologies including uncontrolled hypertension or ischemic heart disease.2 Behavioral risk factors such as tobacco, alcohol, and drug use are known to contribute to heart failure incidence.3 –5 Alcohol,6,7 cocaine,8,9 and amphetamines10–12 have cardiotoxic effects. Drug overdose death rates in the U.S.
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Research Study Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The most common cause of sudden death was suicide, which was overwhelmingly the leading cause of sudden death in patients discharged or lost to follow up. The most potent predisposing factor appeared to be drug and alcohol problems. Mental health services should therefore advocate for comprehensive and evidence-based alcohol and drug policies, including access and availability to treatment programmes. PMID: 30543613 [PubMed - in process]
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research
A new federal report shows the astonishing pace in which fentanyl rose to become the drug associated with the most overdose deaths in the United States.
Source: ABC News: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news
Suicide is the third most common cause of death among adolescents globally, and poisoning is the leading method of attempted suicide. Survival after self-poisoning or drug overdose (OD) is common, providing an opportunity for secondary prevention. The aim ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
You're reading Why is Consciousness The Key to Happiness?, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Consciousness… just a word for many but for some people familiar with its experience, it is a means to create a beautiful world. According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of consciousness is “the quality or state of being aware especially of something within oneself.” I’m sure you want to unlock this experience… In case you don’t know, both Thinking and Feeling are the basi...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: featured happiness meditation self improvement consciousness pickthebrain Source Type: blogs
Fentanyl alone caused nearly a third of all overdose deaths in 2016.
Source: ABC News: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 13 December 2018Source: The Journal of the Economics of AgeingAuthor(s): Peter Haan, Anna Hammerschmid, Julia SchmiederAbstractCase and Deaton, 2015 document that, since 1998, midlife mortality rates are increasing for white non-Hispanics in the US. This trend is driven by deaths from drug overdoses, suicides, and alcohol-related diseases, termed as deaths of despair, and by the subgroup of low-educated individuals. In contrast, average mortality for middle-aged men and women continued to decrease in several other high-income countries including Germany. However, average mortality rates c...
Source: The Journal of the Economics of Ageing - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
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