Effectiveness of training general practitioners to improve the implementation of brief stop-smoking advice in German primary care: study protocol of a pragmatic, 2-arm cluster randomised controlled trial (the ABCII trial)

The German clinical guideline on tobacco addiction recommends that general practitioners (GPs) provide brief stop-smoking advice to their patients according to the “5A” or the much briefer “ABC” method, but it...
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University of Rochester Medical Center researchers have been selected as part of a national initiative by the National Institutes of Health to develop new non-addictive treatments for pain to improve patient care and curb the use and abuse of opioids.
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Crack addicts are turning YouTube chiropractors into huge viral stars
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Publication date: Available online 15 October 2019Source: NeuronAuthor(s): Hao Li, Peter J. Vento, Jeffrey Parrilla-Carrero, Dominika Pullmann, Ying S. Chao, Maya Eid, Thomas C. JhouSummaryPersistence of reward seeking despite punishment or other negative consequences is a defining feature of mania and addiction, and numerous brain regions have been implicated in such punishment learning, but in disparate ways that are difficult to reconcile. We now show that the ability of an aversive punisher to inhibit reward seeking depends on coordinated activity of three distinct afferents to the rostromedial tegmental nucleus (RMTg)...
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APA is 175 years old today.On October 16, 1844, 13 superintendents of U.S. institutions for people with mental illness came together in Philadelphia for a four-day meeting that led to the creation of the Association of Medical Superintendents of American Institutions for the Insane. In 1892, the Association ’s name was changed to the American Medico-Psychological Association, and in 1921 it became the American Psychiatric Association.“APA’s founders were determined to provide their patients with psychosocial care in a humane environment,” said APA President Bruce Schwartz, M.D. “They gathered ...
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Abi Meads, 27, from Nottingham, claims her husband Matt Meads, 33, avoided drinking and smoking and made a big effort to exercise and eat well to avoid health problems later in life.
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By HANS DUVEFELT, MD We knew that the most powerful way to provide substance abuse treatment is in a group setting. Group members can offer support to each other and call out each other’s self deceptions and public excuses, oftentimes more effectively than the clinicians. They share stories and insights, car rides and job leads, and they form a community that stays connected between sessions. Participants with more experience and life skills may say things in group that we clinicians might hesitate saying, like “Now you’re whining” and “Time to put on your big boy pants”. They can ...
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Clinical-toxicological investigations are very helpful for the detection and assessment of the severity of questionable narcotics intoxications. In some cases, an initial case of clinical poisoning then progresses in the further course to a  case of forens...
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