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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Nurse specialists and nurse generalists are both common within the nursing profession and 21st-century healthcare, and both serve important purposes in patient care as well as non-clinical settings. What does it mean to choose to be a specialist or generalist? What are the repercussions for your nursing career? And how can one accomplish both?Note: pleaseclick here to listen to this blog post's companion podcast episode.Photo by wang dongxu on Unsplash.comNurse Specialists MatterIn both medicine and nursing, generalists and specialists both serve many important purposes. Choosing which one to be can be difficult but ...
Conclusion The routine use of BITA versus SITA in PVD patients does not improve long-term survival. Selective use of BITA in lower risk patients might unmask the benefits of BITA.
Gilead Sciences Inc. landed former Roche executive Daniel O'Day as its new CEO, and Genentech Inc.'s current CEO will take O'Day's role with Genentech's parent company in a game of musical chairs disclosed Sunday. The job shuffling has implications up and down the employment ranks of the Bay Area's two largest drug makers during critical times for both companies. Gilead (NASDAQ: GILD), based in Foster City, is set up for deeper moves into next-generation cancer drugs while South San Francisco's…
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