Addictive potential of novel treatments for refractory depression and anxiety - Kolar D.
Treatment-resistant mood disorders and anxiety disorders require intensive treatment, but treatment options should balance benefits and adverse effects or other potential detrimental effects on patients, including the risk of developing prescription medica... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Opioids and OD; Test for Diabetes: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include the emotional consequences of gun violence, a single test to diagnose diabetes, use of medicines to help addiction after opioid overdose, and screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - June 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

5 breezy ways to get — or stay — in tip-top shape this summer
There ’s no excuse not to squeeze your workouts in this summer — even when you’re traveling. These streaming studio apps and online workouts will save you time and money, and help you take your favorite fitness addictions on the road:If you like to dance, try ...Body by SimoneIf you can ’t make... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melinda Fulmer Source Type: news

When an Iowa Family Doctor Takes On the Opioid Epidemic
Few primary care doctors are willing to do what Nicole Gastala has: endure the challenges of prescribing buprenorphine, a medication for opioid addiction. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY GOODNOUGH Tags: Buprenorphine (Drug) Opioids and Opiates Addiction (Psychology) Pain-Relieving Drugs Heroin Doctors Iowa Dr. Nicole Gastala suboxone Source Type: news

The Trump Appointee Who ’ s an Addiction Specialist
Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz answers questions about the opioid crisis and how to help more doctors treat addiction (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY GOODNOUGH Tags: Addiction (Psychology) Buprenorphine (Drug) Mental Health and Disorders Opioids and Opiates McCance-Katz, Elinore F Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Source Type: news

Have Insurers Played a Role in Opioid Crisis?
FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 -- Health insurers may have helped fuel the U.S. opioid epidemic by not encouraging use of less addictive pain medications, a new study contends. In 2016, more than 2.1 million Americans had an opioid addiction. And more than... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Greater Manchester surgery becomes ‘homeless-friendly’
A GP practice in Greater Manchester has agreed to become‘homeless-friendly’ to ensure all patients receive great care regardless of whether or not they have a permanent address.  The Hopwood Medical Centre in Heywood, Manchester took the decision as part of a programme encouraging surgeries to help rough sleepers access services such as housing, training and addiction treatment.  Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - June 22, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

There's an adage in recovery that we can learn from other addicts' mistakes. It's wrong: Opinion
"Sometimes, one addict has to die in order to save another addict's life." Addicts say this. To other addicts. And somehow, this is okay. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Opinion Source Type: news

People with schizophrenia account for more than one in 10 suicide cases
(Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) A new CAMH and Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences study shows that people with schizophrenia account for more than one in 10 cases of suicide in Ontario, and that young people are disproportionately affected.People with schizophrenia also had more contact with the health care system, pointing to an opportunity to intervene. The researchers emphasize the need for early suicide risk assessments to reduce risks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Purdue Pharma "misrepresented" impact of OxyContin, former sales rep says
Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, admitted to falsley claiming the drug was less addictive than other opioids. But a former salesperson says the company's questionable practices did not end there. CBS News correspondent Tony Dokoupil reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda:HIV Spread Higher Among Gays, Sex Workers - Report
[Monitor] Kampala -A 10-year observational survey has revealed that the prevalence rate of HIV among key populations, including female sex workers, homosexuals and drug addicts surpasses the national occurrence at an estimated 12 per cent rate. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New research provides expanded insights into the brain's response to opioids
(Temple University Health System) Opioids are powerful painkillers that act on the brain, but they have a range of harmful side effects including addiction. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in collaboration with researchers from the Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria, University of Innsbruck, and the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, have developed a tool that gives deeper insights into the brain's response to opioids. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A molecular mechanism for choosing alcohol over an alternative reward
Alcohol addiction leads to increased choice of alcohol over healthy rewards. We established an exclusive choice procedure in which ~15% of outbred rats chose alcohol over a high-value reward. These animals displayed addiction-like traits, including high motivation to obtain alcohol and pursuit of this drug despite adverse consequences. Expression of the -aminobutyric acid (GABA) transporter GAT-3 was selectively decreased within the amygdala of alcohol-choosing rats, whereas a knockdown of this transcript reversed choice preference of rats that originally chose a sweet solution over alcohol. GAT-3 expression was selectivel...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Augier, E., Barbier, E., Dulman, R. S., Licheri, V., Augier, G., Domi, E., Barchiesi, R., Farris, S., Nätt, D., Mayfield, R. D., Adermark, L., Heilig, M. Tags: Medicine, Diseases, Neuroscience r-articles Source Type: news

Inside a treatment center for video game addiction
The World Health Organization says gaming addiction ​ can be considered a mental health condition (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH Initiative Aims to Address Opioid Misuse Over Long Term
WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 -- A novel, innovative initiative is being developed to help end addiction over the long term, according to a viewpoint article published online June 12 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Francis S. Collins,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

After Opioid Overdose, Only 30% Get Medicine to Treat Addiction After Opioid Overdose, Only 30% Get Medicine to Treat Addiction
Patients revived from an opioid overdose who get methadone or Suboxone treatment for addiction afterward are much more likely to be alive a year later, says a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Running (or walking briskly) away from addiction
Research shows that exercise can be beneficial for overcoming addiction to a variety of substances. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - June 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Parkinson's Meds Tied to Higher Rate of Gambling, Sex Addiction Than Thought
WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 -- Compulsive gambling. Shopping until your money has run out. Eating until you've grown obese. Relentless sexual risk-taking. Medications that restore normal movement in patients with Parkinson's disease can unlock their... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Facebook will direct users searching for opioids toward addiction resources
The US ’s struggle with opioid addiction rages on, and Facebook seems to have heard critics’ warnings about social media’s role in the epidemic. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 20, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

If Opioid Addicts Survive OD, Other Hazards Lie Ahead: Study
WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 -- Survivors of an opioid overdose may consider themselves lucky, but they remain at heightened risk of dying -- not just from drugs, but from a host of medical problems or suicide, a new study finds. Compared with the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

NHS boss warns of cannabis addiction risk for children in drugs row
NHS boss Simon Stevens noted that young people come to think of smoking marijuana as safe in countries where it has been decriminalised. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Alcohol, mortality, and cancer risk: Is moderation key?
There have been many studies on alcohol and its impact on health, but the relationship is not fully understood. A new, large-scale study investigates. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Alcohol and marijuana use may increase risk of condomless sex in young adults
(Wiley) Young persons who use alcohol and/or marijuana experience heightened likelihood of condomless sex, according to a new study published in The American Journal on Addictions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New therapeutic opportunity for the treatment of resistant malignant melanoma
(University of Liege) Researchers have revealed that malignant melanoma can reprogram their protein synthesis machinery and become addicted to a new family of enzymes that modify transfer RNAs during acquired resistance. The inhibition of these molecules synergies with targeted therapies to produce a strong anti-tumoral effect. These new findings will be key in the development of improved diagnostic tools and melanoma treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

NHS boss warns of cannabis addiction risk for kids after former Tory leader calls for legalisation
NHS boss Simon Stevens noted that young people come to think of smoking marijuana as safe in countries where it has been decriminalised. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smoking Rates In U.S. Hit All-Time Low, CDC Says
NEW YORK (CBS Local/CBS News) – Smoking in the U.S. has hit another all-time low. About 14 percent of U.S adults admit to being smokers last year, down from about 16 percent in 2016, government figures from the CDC show. There hadn’t been much change the previous two years, but it’s been clear there’s been a general decline and the new figures show it’s continuing, according to K. Michael Cummings of the tobacco research program at Medical University of South Carolina. “Everything is pointed in the right direction,” including falling cigarette sales and other indicators, Cummi...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV Smoking talkers Source Type: news

Opioid addiction affecting more seniors in recent years
People over 50 are more likely to get access to prescription painkillers. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - June 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

New York Judge's Ruling Could Be Painful For Opioid-Makers Sued Over Addiction Crisis
The judge denied all of the arguments made by companies sued over their role in the opioid crisis, allowing claims made by New York counties to continue. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Legal Newsline, Contributor Source Type: news

WATCH: 'Gaming disorder' now designated as mental health condition
Dr. Dave Anderson of the Child Mind Institute shares advice for parents and people who are addicted to gaming. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

World Health Organization says video game addiction is a disease. Why American psychiatrists don't
The World Health Organization has made it official: digital games can be addictive, and those addicted to them need help.In the latest edition of its International Classification of Diseases, released Monday, the United Nations agency concluded that people whose jobs, educations, family or social... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - June 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

An Alternative To Foster Care For Babies Born To Opioid-Addicted Moms
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rhitu Chatterjee Source Type: news

Nigeria:WHO Tags Video Game Addiction 'Mental Disorder'
[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has, for the first time, tagged compulsive video gaming as a mental health condition in its updated classification manual released on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gaming disorder recognised by World Health Organisation
WHO releases new International Classifications of Diseases Related items fromOnMedica Video gaming may improve child development Cell phone fixation puts children at risk of accidents, study shows Longer screen time may increase children ’s risk of diabetes Gaming addiction gets disease classification status (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Methadone and buprenorphine reduce risk of death after opioid overdose
Courtesy of NIDA A National Institutes of Health-funded study found that treatment of opioid use disorder with either methadone or buprenorphine following a nonfatal opioid overdose is associated with significant reductions in opioid related mortality. The research, published today in the... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - June 19, 2018 Category: Addiction Tags: Evidence-Based Practices, Health and Medical Professionals, NIDAMED News, Overdose, Pain, Researchers, Treatment Research, Prescription Drugs, Pain Medication, Opioids, Heroin Source Type: news

Opioid addiction drugs severely underutilized, study finds
A study finds that despite the ability of medication-assisted treatment drugs like methadone and buprenorphine to save the lives of people who've overdosed on opioids, they continue to be underutilized. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid epidemic's other battleground: Teamsters vs. McKesson
With many of its members afflicted by the opioid addiction crisis, the powerful Teamsters Union has been challenging McKesson, one of the leading purveyors of opioids. They've had success in some areas. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Opioid epidemic's other battleground: Teamsters vs. McKesson
With many of its members afflicted by the opioid addiction crisis, the powerful Teamsters Union has been challenging McKesson, one of the leading purveyors of opioids. They've had success in some areas. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

For video game addiction, now read official ‘gaming disorder’: World Health Organization
The UN health agency has for the first time, tagged compulsive video gaming as a mental health condition in its updated classification manual, released on Monday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Many Doctors Give Morphine to Babies Born With Opioid Addiction. A New Study Suggests There ’s a Better Way
As the opioid crisis continues, an estimated one baby is born every 20 minutes to a mother who is addicted to the painkilling drugs. But doctors have few proven ways to treat those infants who become dependent on opioids in utero and are born in withdrawal from the drugs. “Despite the fact that we have seen increases in NAS in recent years, there is still significant uncertainty about who to treat, when to treat and what agents to use,” says Dr. Jonathan Davis, vice chair of pediatrics at Tufts Medical Center. “And then there are questions about how fast to increase the dose, and how fast to take the babi...
Source: TIME: Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

Marijuana eyed as additional tool in fight against opioid addiction
As it works to create ongoing programs to address opioid addiction across New York, the state announced today that medical marijuana could soon become an option. The New York State Department of Health said it will develop a regulatory amendment that will add opioids to 12 existing qualifying conditions now in place for individuals to receive referral from a physician to utilize medical marijuana. While details have not yet been finalized, department offi cials said possibilities could include providing… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

WHO classifies video game addiction as a mental health disorder
The World Health Organization has determined that " gaming disorder " as a new mental health condition. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO Classifies ‘ Gaming Disorder ’ As Mental Health Condition
NEW YORK (CNN) – Watching as video games ensnare their children, many parents have grumbled about “digital heroin,” likening the flashing images to one of the world’s most addictive substances. Now, they may have backup. The World Health Organization announced ‘gaming disorder’ as a new mental health condition to be included in the 11th edition of its International Classification of Diseases, released on Monday. “I’m not creating a precedent,” said Dr. Vladimir Poznyak, a member of WHO’s Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, which proposed the new ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Tech CNN Local TV talkers Video Games Source Type: news

FDA approves first generic Suboxone
Mylan and Dr. Reddy's Laboratories have both received FDA approval to make the first generic versions of a Suboxone under-the-tongue film for the treatment of opioid addiction. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - June 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How does gaming affect your brain?
Hamish loves playing the game Fortnite. Does his brain show signs of addiction? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO declares compulsive video gaming an addictive behaviour disorder
The World Health Organization says compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a mental health condition, in a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatizing young players. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

The World Health Organization Now Considers ‘Gaming Disorder’ a Unique Mental Health Condition
GENEVA — For video game addicts, it might soon be “game over.” In its latest revision to a disease classification manual, the World Health Organization said Monday that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition. The statement confirmed the fears of many parents but led some critics to warn that it may risk stigmatizing young video players. The U.N. health agency said classifying “Gaming Disorder” as a separate condition will “serve a public health purpose for countries to be better prepared to identify this issue.” Dr. Shekhar Saxena, director ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized healthytime mental health onetime Video Games Source Type: news

Cigarettes Have to Be Labeled ‘Deadly’ Now. Here’s Why
A new rule requiring tobacco companies to describe their products as “deadly” and “addictive” on their websites went into effect Monday — and more regulations are coming. Tobacco companies including Altria, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, Lorillard, and Philip Morris USA were ordered to issue “corrective statements” online by June 18 following a federal court ruling last month. The statements have to describe five topics including the deadly health effects of smoking, the addictiveness of nicotine and the lack of any significant health benefits from smoking low-tar cigarettes. They also hav...
Source: TIME: Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized onetime Smoking Source Type: news

Gaming addiction classified as mental health disorder by WHO
LONDON (Reuters) - Many parents will have thought it for a long time, but they now have a new argument to limit their children's 'screen time' - addiction to video games has been recognized by World Health Organization as a mental health disorder. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WHO to classify 'gaming disorder' as mental health condition
Watching as a video game ensnares their child, many a parent has grumbled about "digital heroin," likening the flashing images to one of the world's most addictive substances. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Addictive behaviors and psychological distress among adolescents and emerging adults: a mediating role of peer group identification - Savolainen I, Kaakinen M, Sirola A, Oksanen A.
OBJECTIVE: Research suggests the sense of belonging to primary groups functions as an important social resource for youth well-being, but it can be compromised among those dealing with addiction. The current study examined how adolescents' and emerging adu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news