Alcohol, Smoking, Drugs: Can Digital Solutions Give A Helping Hand To The Addicted?

Alcohol content measuring wristbands, smart lighters, nicotine tracking wearables, stop smoking apps, virtual reality therapies, automated messaging platforms are the newest elements in the arsenal of digital health technologies supporting everyone in the fight against addiction to cigarettes, alcohol or drugs. Addiction and dependency ruins lives Once you become addicted, it sticks with you for a long time, if not for life. It doesn’t matter whether it’s about cigarettes, alcohol, medication, drugs, gambling, sex, etc., any of these substances or phenomena could cause you strong dependency and might impact your everyday life negatively. Just as in the case of chronic diseases, you will wake up and go to bed with it every single day. You may overcome the lowest points, but even if you manage to battle the substance – and yourself, for that matter –, the skeletal ruins of addiction will wait in a shadowy corner to retake shape due to a breakdown induced by psychological or environmental factors. As a worst case scenario, addiction eats up your life, your family’s lives – and in huge numbers even entire communities. The global statistics are disquieting. A study found that in 2015, the estimated prevalence of heavy episodic alcohol use was 18.4 percent in the adult population; 15.2 percent in the case of daily tobacco smoking; and 3.8, 0.77, 0.37 and 0.35 percent for past-year cannabis, amphetamine, opioid, and cocaine use, respectively. Euro...
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Abstract Objective To promote informed choice for women and to compare home andhospital births in relation to the Apgar score. Methods Mother ’ s profile and Apgar score of naturally born infants (without forceps assistance) in Brazil between 2011 and 2015, in both settings-hospital or home-were collected from live birth records provided by the Informatics Department of the Unified Health System (DATASUS, in the Portuguese acronym). For the analysis, were included only data fromlow-riskdeliveries, including gestational time between 37 and 41weeks, singleton pregnancy, at least four visits of prenatal care, infants we...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetricia - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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