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U.S. indicts two Chinese in major fentanyl trafficking case
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice said on Tuesday it has indicted two major Chinese drug traffickers on charges of making and selling highly addictive fentanyl to Americans over the internet. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sugary diets increase risk of opioid addiction
Professor Francesco Leri who teaches psychology at the University of Guelph in Canada explains how a person's high fructose corn syrup intake could make them vulnerable to opioid addiction. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump says he'll declare the US opioid crisis a national emergency 'next week'
Trump teases ‘major announcement, probably next week, on the drug crisis’Says he could revisit Tom Marino nomination as drug czarDonald Trump on Monday teased a long-awaited announcement on tackling the crisis ofopioid addiction. He also suggested his choice to lead to lead the National Office of Drug Control Policy might be under review.Related:West Virginians struggle for answers in America's worst hit opioid epidemic stateContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ben Jacobs in Washington Tags: Opioids US news Donald Trump Drugs Science World news Source Type: news

Marijuana does change your brain and make you addicted
This new research by Brigham Young University suggests there is still much we do not know about how different properties of the drug impact the brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Attorneys demand answers from opioid manufacturers
Forty-one attorneys are demanding information and documents from prescription opioid manufacturers or distributors. The Pennsylvania attorney general is part of that investigation. He says 13 people die every day in his state from drug addiction. CBS News correspondent Demarco Morgan reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New numbers reveal more than 100 KIDS per day being seen in U.S. hospitals with opioid addiction
(Natural News) A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has cast a grim new light on America’s opioid crisis. The organization found that hospitals in the United States attend more than 100 children and teenagers a day who are already hooked on opioids, reported DailyMail.co.uk. The researchers based this estimate on their retrospective... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Social networking online to recover from opioid use disorder: a study of community interactions - D'Agostino AR, Optican AR, Sowles SJ, Krauss MJ, Escobar Lee K, Cavazos-Rehg PA.
This study examines user-generated content of an online Reddit community targeting individuals recovering from opiate addict... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

EOP: Notification of a Public Meeting of the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis (Commission)
The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) will hold its fifth meeting on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern. The meeting will include personal stories about coping with addiction, and a discussion and voting on the Commission's final report, which will be posted on ONDCP's website shortly before the meeting begins. Meeting participation will be available via livestreaming. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 16, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

West Virginians say Opioid epidemic most important health issue in the state
(Research!America) The opioid epidemic is the most important health issue in West Virginia, above obesity, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and dental disease, according to a state-based public opinion survey commissioned by Research!America. A strong majority of West Virginians (84%) say prescription pain medication abuse and addiction is a major problem in their community, and more than two-thirds (71%) say they know someone who experienced pain so severe they sought prescription medicines to treat it. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pharmacist who shuttles carloads of pharma drugs to Congress admits they're senile, brain-damaged patients who "might not even remember what happened yesterday"
(Natural News) Many of the nation’s top lawmakers appear to be pharmaceutical drug addicts who rely on a steady stream of pharma pills being covertly shipped into them daily at Capitol Hill via a local pharmacy in D.C. known as Grubb’s. It’s a quaint little place that a recent article published by STATNews.com featured in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sex addiction is a myth - whatever the famous say  
No sooner had the news about Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault allegations broke than he was claiming to be addicted to sex and checking in to an exclusive clinic, writes DR MAX PEMBERTON. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healing invisible wounds with the Art Cart
The Gifts of Light non-profit group in Toronto supplies patients at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health with free hygiene products, clothing - and now art classes. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Entertainment Source Type: news

The role of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) in substance use disorders: a systematic review - Pilz R, Hartleb R, Konrad G, Reininghaus E, Unterrainer HF.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapeutic method that has been shown to be especially effective in traumatic disorders. Since the concept of an addiction memory has become widely accepted, the use of EMDR also in substance use d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The impact of practice guidelines on opioid utilization for injured workers - Buttorff C, Trujillo AJ, Castillo R, Vecino-Ortiz AI, Anderson GF.
This study evaluates a physician-level intervention to curb opi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Suicidal ideation and related factors among Korean high school students: a focus on cyber addiction and school bullying - Sohn M, Oh H, Lee SK, Potenza MN.
The purpose of the study was to explore the association among suicidal ideation, cyber addiction, and school bullying of Korean high school students. This descriptive cross-sectional study included 416 students. The data were collected using structured que... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

There is no such thing as sex addiction, experts say
Harvey Weinstein was checked into rehab in Arizona for sex addiction on Friday as dozens of women accuse him of rape, sexual assault or inappropriate behavior. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

George F. Koob, Ph.D., Elected to the National Academy of Medicine
George F. Koob, Ph.D., director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Membership in the NAM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to those fields.  (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - October 13, 2017 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

Magic mushrooms 'reboot' brain in depressed people – study
Patients unresponsive to conventional treatments benefit when treated with natural psychoactive compound, but researchers warn against self medicationMagic mushrooms may effectively “reset” the activity of key brain circuits known to play a role in depression, the latest study to highlight the therapeutic benefits of psychadelics suggests.Psychadelics have shown promising results in the treatment of depression and addictionsin a number of clinical trials over the last decade. Imperial College London researchers used psilocybin – the psychoactive compound that occurs naturally in magic mushrooms – to...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Haroon Siddique Tags: Neuroscience Depression Mental health Society Psychology Source Type: news

Unprecedented Opioid Epidemic: As Overdoses Become a Leading Cause of Death, Police, Sheriffs, and Health Agencies Must Step Up Their Response
Police Executive Research Forum. 09/2017 This 92-page report summarizes the epidemic of overdoses by persons addicted to opioid drugs, and what was learned at a national conference held in April 2017. The Police Executive Research Forum focuses on the opioid crisis because despite the work that police and other agencies are doing, the epidemic is continuing to worsen. New concepts in the report include the use of synthetic opioids fentanyl and carfentanil, ways in which police agencies and their partners are developing ways to share information, and how police officers are saving lives with naloxone. (PDF) (Source: Disaste...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

More than 25 million people dying in agony without morphine every year
Concern over illicit use and addiction is putting morphine out of reach for millions of patients globally who need it for pain reliefMore than 25 million people, including 2.5 million children, die in agony every year around the world, for want of morphine or other palliative care, according to a major investigation.Poor people cannot get pain relief in many countries of the world because their needs are overlooked or the authorities are so worried about the potential illicit use of addictive opioids that they will not allow their importation.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sarah BoseleyHealth editor Tags: Drugs Health Medical research Science Society Source Type: news

Harvey Weinstein Can't Blame'Sex Addiction' For His Alleged Assaults
Compulsive sexual behavior is separate from violating consent. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Harvey Weinstein a sex addict?
Men caught up in scandals often claim to be sex addicts, but does that even exist? The science is debatableAnother day, anotherpowerful man embroiled in a sinister sexual scandal decades in the making. This time it ’s powerfulHollywood figure Harvey Weinstein. The moral, ethical and political aspects of this whole mess have been covered extensively elsewhere, and will no doubt continue to be so over the coming days and weeks.However, recent reports suggest that Weinstein haschecked himself into a European rehab clinic for sex addiction. This has been met with some not-inconsiderable cynicism, but, even if it is true,...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Dean Burnett Tags: Neuroscience Sex Psychology Mental health Harvey Weinstein Film Culture Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Food addiction: What to know
Food addiction is when a person becomes dependent on certain types of foods. Learn more about the causes and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eating Disorders Source Type: news

Big Pharma about to be devastated with multi-state lawsuits that demand compensation for opioid addiction health care costs
(Natural News) What many are now referring to as the “opioid crisis” represents one of the worst epidemics of our time, claiming more than 64,000 lives annually, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). But the perpetrator of it all, the pharmaceutical industry, will not be going unpunished if a wave of potential... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Addicted To Self-Care? Activism Is Better For Your Recovery
Recovery pride and recovery advocacy are powerful social change movements. I should know, because take part in them. My activism (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study identifies a brain pathway involved in drug relapse after cessation of contingency management
Courtesy of Marco Venniro A team of researchers at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has identified what may be the crucial brain circuit involved in relapse to drug use when an effective behavioral treatment for drug addiction, known as contingency management, is discontinued.... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - October 11, 2017 Category: Addiction Tags: Heroin, Methamphetamine, relapse prevention, Researchers Source Type: news

Stephen Paddock intentionally avoided sunlight, was vitamin D deficient, popped mind-altering pills and was addicted to video gambling
(Natural News) The official narrative of the Las Vegas shooting massacre is riddled with inconsistencies and unanswered questions. Regardless of Stephen Paddock’s potential ties to a greater plot, who was this cowardly figure hiding behind automatic gunfire on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel? With a cache of weapons and ammo in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pediatricians need to know how to treat heroin addiction
The number of teenagers dying from drug overdoses is rising, according to the CDC. But few pediatricians know how to treat opioid use disorder, creating a lack of care for addicted children. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘ Opioid-Sparing Strategy ’ For Surgery Lowers Risk For Addiction
LOWELL (CBS) — For many people, the opioid addiction begins with prescription pain pills. It’s a story one local dad knows too well. After losing his son to an overdose he is now advocating for change — in the operating room. “You can see his bright, clear eyes and his warm smile. And really healthy and happy, really hopeful,” said Dr. James Baker describing his son, Max, after he shook his addiction to heroin. Max Baker (Photo Courtesy: Baker Family) “He said once the pills started it took less than a year to transition to heroin and he was an addict by 17,” Dr. Baker told WB...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Confronting The Crisis Dr. Mallika Marshall Exparel Lowell General Hospital opioid crisis Source Type: news

Study: Being unaware of memory loss may predict Alzheimer's
A recent study by the Center for Addiction and Mental Health found that being unaware of memory loss may be a predictor for Alzheimer's disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Melania Trump tours West Virginia infant drug rehab center
First lady Melania Trump has toured a West Virginia drug addiction recovery center for babies in the heart of the nation's opioid epidemic. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Webcast October 11 about the New NIAAA Alcohol Treatment Navigator
Please join the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism for a Special Webcast/Teleconference Event:Introducing and Demonstrating the New NIAAA Alcohol Treatment NavigatorDate:   (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - October 10, 2017 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

Life Changes in a Flash, Other Mass Shooting Survivors Say
CHICAGO (AP) — Every time there's a mass shooting, Adrian Littlefield relives the one that nearly killed him half a century ago when a sniper perched high in a tower fired down on a Texas college campus. There have been dozens of rampages since then, each one a reminder of how his life was forever changed by a stranger hell-bent on mayhem. "I still get frightened when those things happen," said Littlefield, now a 70-year-old preacher living in East Texas. "It stirs something inside me, a hurt that just never goes away." Survivors of mass shootings like the one in Las Vegas say what got them throug...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 9, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

Painkillers: Warning Signs of Addiction
Many people worry that taking narcotic painkillers will lead to addiction. There are usually warning signs along the way, like the ones listed here. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Steve McQueen Film, PSA Brings Awareness to Mesothelioma
During the 90-minute feature documentary “Steve McQueen: American Icon,” audiences will reflect on the career of the “King of Cool” and discover the untold true story of the star’s late-in-life spiritual quest. They will also learn about mesothelioma — the rare cancer that killed McQueen at age 50 — and the dangers of asbestos. A public service announcement featuring Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) president and co-founder Linda Reinstein and Barbara McQueen, Steve’s widow, will air before encore screenings of the documentary on Oct. 10 and Oct. 19. Tickets a...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 9, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: “Steve McQueen American Icon alternative cancer treatments Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization asbestos marines asbestos public service announcement Barbara McQueen Billy Grah born-again Christian dangers of asbestos Don Schoonover Source Type: news

Digital health news briefs for 10/9/2017
Launchpad ’s new arrivals. San Francisco-based accelerator Launchpad Digital Health has added eight new digital health startups to its 12-month program: Agathos, a care variation and cost measurement platform; Addicaid, a virtual addiction recovery program; Elemeno Health, virtual coach software for h ealthcare teams;  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 9, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

CA mother saving heroin addicts' lives from her home
Tracey Helton (pictured), 47, from California, mails packages of a lifesaving drug that prevents fatal overdoses to drug addicts. The addicts can request the medicine via her social media accounts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teens and opioids: Time for an open conversation
National surveys have found that teens today are much less likely to use alcohol and drugs compared to their parents’ generation. In fact, the proportion of high school seniors who chose not to use alcohol, tobacco, marijuana or other drugs has increased from 3 percent to 25 percent in the last thirty years. This remarkable good news is overshadowed by the growing number of teens who are daily marijuana users and the recent increase in opioid-related deaths among young people. It is important to understand the roots of this discrepancy in order to address it. Statistics show that between 2014 and 2015, the rates of d...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 9, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Nicholas Chadi Tags: Ask the Expert Parenting Teen Health Adolescent Substance Abuse Program Source Type: news

Thanks to addictive opioids, senior citizens are the new drug dealers
(Natural News) Most people have a certain image that comes to mind when they imagine drug dealers. More often than not, it’s an unkempt younger man lurking in the shadows of a side street looking the worse for wear. Few people would expect to find an 85-year-old woman being charged with drug dealing, but this... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cannabis intoxication may be stopped with anti-obesity drug
Intoxication with so-called 'legal highs' may be fatal. But new research may have found the antidote in a slimming drug that blocks cannabinoid receptors. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

From fighting cancer to opioid addiction: Genetics matter with medications
A gathering of?experts is meeting at Mayo Civic Center?in Rochester, Minn?Oct 9-10?to talk about why a medication that works for one person may not for?another. It's all in the?genes.?Individualizing Medicine 2017: Advancing Care Through Genomics?is a two day conference hosted by the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine. Watch: How, from fighting cancer to opioid [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 9, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Housecall: Addiction and intervention
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Intervention: Helping a loved one overcome addiction? People who struggle with addiction often are in denial about their situation and unwilling to seek treatment. And so, it can be challenging to help a loved one with an addiction. An intervention presents your loved one with a structured opportunity to make changes, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 9, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Study uncovers new insights into addictions of tumors
Researchers have found that tumors can ensure a reliable nutrient supply by eliminating the p62 protein in surrounding stromal tumor tissue. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaping Instead Of Smoking Could Prevent Millions Of Premature Deaths
E-cigarettes are still addictive, but they're not as harmful as tobacco cigarettes. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gambia: Drug Addiction and Health, Drug Abuse, Addiction, and the Brain
[The Point] Drug addiction is a chronic, often relapsing brain disease that causes compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences to the drug addict and those around them. Drug addiction is a brain disease because the abuse of drugs leads to changes in the structure and function of the brainbox 15, 2016 (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Why Drug Addicts Shun Butabika
[Observer] Although recent statistics show high rates of addiction to alcohol and injectable drugs in the country, many addicts are not willing to go to Butabika national referral mental hospital or Serenity Centre for help. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

'You're trying to solve a drug problem with another drug': Vaccines for cocaine, heroin and opioid addictions
Scientists are exploring ways to create vaccines against drug addiction. So far, there's research into vaccines for cocaine, heroin and other opioid addictions. The vaccine would prevent a high by blocking drugs from getting to brain cells. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Federal Response to the Opioid Crisis
U.S. Senate, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. 10/05/2017 This three-hour, eight-minute Congressional hearing discusses how well the federal government has responded to the mounting public health crisis of the opioid epidemic. Speakers discuss the opioid crisis'two primary issues: the significant rise in opioid analgesic prescriptions that began in the mid-to-late 1990s; and a lack of health system and healthcare provider capacity to identify and engage individuals, and provide them with high-quality, evidence-based opioid addiction treatment, in particular the full spectrum of medication-assisted treatm...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Netherlands Cancer Institute scientists discover new way to combat cancer
A research team from the Netherlands Cancer Institute has discovered the underlying mechanism of cancer drug addiction that can lead to the development of more rational alternating therapies to kill cancer cells. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - October 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

More Work Needed on Opioid Addiction Problem
(MedPage Today) -- NIH director proposes'bold effort'with more research (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 5, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news