Juul wanted to revolutionize vaping. It took a page from Big Tobacco's chemical formulas

Documents reviewed by The Times reveal that the chemical formula that makes Juul so palatable and addictive dates back more than four decades — to Reynolds' tobacco laboratories.
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(Rutgers University) People in treatment for opioid addiction are more likely to relapse when they become more tolerant of risks, according to a study by Rutgers and other institutions. The findings can help clinicians better predict which patients are most vulnerable.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) A computer betting game can help predict the likelihood that someone recovering from opioid addiction will reuse the pain-relieving drugs, a new study shows.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Publication date: 7 December 2019Source: New Scientist, Volume 244, Issue 3259Author(s): Clare WilsonJournalists can't seem to resist headlines claiming that screens are ruining children's lives, but the evidence is slim, says Clare Wilson
Source: New Scientist - Category: Science Source Type: research
This study examined the prevalence of hallucinogen use in a large sample of university students and its associations with mental health issues. METHODS: 9,449 students received a 156-item anonymous online survey, which assessed the use ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
This week’s Psychology Around the Net takes a look at what to do if you think your child is at risk for mental illness, why self-regulation is so important for people with ADHD, the symptoms of problematic smartphone use, and the mental and physical fatigue that often accompanies chronic illness, and more.     Does Mental Illness Run in Families?: What should you do if you suspect your child is at risk of developing a mental disorder — especially when mental illness runs in your family? According to psychologist Scott Bea PsyD, an important first step is helping your child build resilience, a persona...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: ADHD and ADD Anxiety and Panic Autism Children and Teens Depression Disorders Family General Health-related Mental Health and Wellness Parenting Psychiatry Psychology Psychology Around the Net Research Asd Bipolar Disorder Source Type: blogs
We report the case of a 53-year-old woman affected by metastatic anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-rearranged non-small cell lung cancer who received ALK tyrosine kinase inhibitors, from January 2017. The patient had a complete response of choroidal metastasis after therapy with ALK tyrosine kinase inhibitors. She recovered a complete visus and actually she still continue therapy with alectinib. The patient had a complete recovery of visus in addiction to a long response on treatment.
Source: Anti-Cancer Drugs - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: By virtue of all the complexities and hurdles that have to be overcome in the fight against NPS, and to assist national governments in their identification and reporting, supranational organizations can come to play a key role. Only through international measures, supplementing national legislative initiatives, can this multi-faceted problem be effectively addressed and information about NPS be gathered and disseminated in a timely fashion. PMID: 31799633 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
When does something healthy, such as exercise, become an unhealthy obsession? And can apps make things worse?
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ConclusionsThe specificity of NAM against cue-primed reinstatement indicates that NAM may influence responsiveness to drug-associated cues, specifically in males. Future studies will examine the mechanism(s) by which NAM may exert this effect.
Source: Psychopharmacology - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Opioid withdrawal is one of the more uncomfortable parts of treatment, but it is one of the most important. There are many signs of opioid withdrawal, the length and severity of which can vary from person to person. However, each detox experience almost always includes strong cravings. Symptoms can be mild, such as sweating and yawning, while others can become more serious, like severe anxiety and depression. Opioid withdrawal can look like a scary experience; one that could deter people from getting the help they need. The good news is that it doesn’t need to be fought alone, and there are resources available to ma...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Addiction Recovery Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates drug detox medical detox medicated-assisted detox opioid opioids prescription drug detox withdrawal withdrawal symptoms Source Type: blogs
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