Put down that phone! Indonesians invent device to aid internet-addicted

From browsing social media to watching videos and chatting with friends, Indonesian university student Tyas Sisianindita spends about eight hours a day on her phone.     
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ConclusionThe findings indicate diversity in patient views on EHR sensitivity and data sharing preferences and the need for more granular and patient-centered electronic consent mechanisms to accommodate patient needs. More research is needed to validate the generalizability of the proposed methodology.Graphical abstract
Source: Journal of Biomedical Informatics - Category: Information Technology Source Type: research
This study draws on the theory of automatic thinking behaviors to identify factors that influence individuals’ digital distraction intensity. The results of a survey involving 426 U.S. university students reveal that attentional impulsiveness, Internet addiction, and habitual technology use influence the intensity of digital distraction positively. Also, individuals’ impulsive personality traits and habit are shown to positively influence Internet addiction levels. These findings not only provide a theoretical explanation of the digital distraction phenomenon from the perspective of automatic thinking behaviors...
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In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of overdoses that involve a psychostimulant, such as methamphetamine, cocaine, or prescription. In response to growing rates of stimulant misuse, addiction, and overdose, stakeholders across the U.S. health care system are working to implement strategies designed to ensure that patients with
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In Getting Wrecked: Women, Incarceration, and the American Opioid Crisis, a Rikers Island doctor says drug treatment in U.S. jails and prisons is often shaped by societal prejudice, not science.(Image credit: Catie Dull/NPR)
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Abstract Researchers have documented lower illicit use of prescription stimulants (IUPS) in African American (AA) populations but have not provided empirically-based explanations for this finding. Four gender-balanced groups of AA and Caucasian male/female college students (n = 120/group, mean age of 19.23, SD = 1.30) reported any IUPS and rated their ADHD symptoms (using the Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale; ASRS). AA participants endorsed IUPS less frequently compared to Caucasian participants (9.2% vs. 21.3%; χ2(1) = 13.59, p 
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A Jamestown hospital will expand its addiction program with an additional 100 slots for outpatient treatment. UPMC Chautauqua received new funding from the state Office of Addiction Services and Supports to establish a new opioid treatment program (OTP), the first such program in Chautauqua County. The nearest providers of methadone maintenance are 50 to 70 miles away in Buffalo or Erie, Pennsylvania, all of which have waiting lists. The program, to be located at its Jones Memorial Health Center…
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(Boston University School of Medicine) Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH, professor of medicine and associate Dean of Continuing Medical Education at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), received the John P. McGovern Award for Excellence in Medical Education at the annual conference of the Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance use and Addiction (AMERSA). The McGovern Award is AMERSA's highest honor.
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Niki Jones, Stevie Lewis and Tony Preece each found their way into the hell of drug dependency, as a result of medication they'd been prescribed by their doctors.
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In conclusion, Internet game and smartphone addiction can be diagnosed precisely using high-throughput technology and optimally managed via smart healthcare system. PMID: 31705499 [PubMed - in process]
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Authors: Nedic Erjavec G, Svob Strac D, Tudor L, Konjevod M, Sagud M, Pivac N Abstract Psychiatric disorders such as addiction (substance use and addictive disorders), depression, eating disorders, schizophrenia, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are severe, complex, multifactorial mental disorders that carry a high social impact, enormous public health costs, and various comorbidities as well as premature morbidity. Their neurobiological foundation is still not clear. Therefore, it is difficult to uncover new set of genes and possible genetic markers of these disorders since the understanding of the molecu...
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