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Medical News Today: Weight loss surgery may cause alcohol addiction
New large-scale, long-term study suggests that a popular weight loss surgical procedure may raise the risk of alcohol dependence, years after surgery. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

The decision neuroscience perspective on suicidal behavior: evidence and hypotheses - Dombrovski AY, Hallquist MN.
PURPOSE of review: Suicide attempts are usually regretted by people who survive them. Furthermore, addiction and gambling are over-represented among people who attempt or die by suicide, raising the question whether their decision-making is impaired. Advan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Proof that crisps are as addictive as hard drugs
Britain is a nation of snackers. We spend more than £2.8 billion a year on snack foods – from crisps and nuts to popcorn – eating them on average seven times a week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 Things That Set The Best Bosses Apart
TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that the best bosses have a lot in common. In particular, 90% of them are skilled at managing their emotions in order to stay focused, calm, and productive. These folks have high emotional intelligence (EQ), a skill set that’s critical to achieving your dreams. It also happens to make them great to work for. It’s through a leader’s actions—what he or she does and says on a daily basis—that the essence of great leadership becomes apparent. Behavior can change, and leaders who work to improve themselve...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health minister sees 'clean heroin' as potential saviour for some opioid addicts
Giving people with severe addictions prescription heroin could save lives as Canada continues to struggle with a opioid overdose epidemic, says Health Minister Jane Philpott. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Anthony Weiner May Have 'A Sickness,' But It's Probably Not Sex Addiction
(Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An advance in prescription opioid vaccines: overdose mortality reduction and extraordinary alteration of drug half-life - Kimishima A, Wenthur CJ, Zhou B, Janda KD.
Prescription opioids (POs) such as oxycodone and hydrocodone are highly effective medications for pain management, yet they also present a substantial risk for abuse and addiction. The consumption of POs has been escalating worldwide, resulting in tens of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Public stigma toward people with drug addiction: a factorial survey - Sattler S, Escande A, Racine E, G öritz AS.
OBJECTIVE: Stigmatizing attitudes toward people with a drug addiction have detrimental effects on the lives of these people. However, the factors that influence stigma toward people with a drug addiction have not yet been thoroughly investigated, compared ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Toward the identification of a specific psychopathology of substance use disorders - Maremmani AGI, Pani PP, Rovai L, Bacciardi S, Maremmani I.
Addiction is a mental illness in which psychiatric conditions imply a prominent burden. Psychopathological symptoms in substance use disorder (SUD) patients are usually viewed as being assignable to the sphere of a personality trait or of comorbidity, leav... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Area-level deprivation and adverse consequences in people with substance use disorders: findings from the Psychiatric and Addictive Dual Disorder in Italy (PADDI) Study - Carr à G, Crocamo C, Borrelli P, Tabacchi T, Bartoli F, Popa I, Montomoli C, Clerici M.
BACKGROUND: Environmental factors may operate with individual ones to influence the risk of substance use. Research has focused on severe adverse consequences influenced by contextual variables. However, the literature on community level factors influencin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Study: Cannabis May Reduce Crack Use
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Instagram 'ranked worst for mental health' in teen survey
Conclusion This timely report should be welcomed, given that almost all young people use social media, and it undoubtedly can affect their wellbeing. It also offers well-considered recommendations. However, the study does have some limitations. Researchers gauged the potential positive and negative effects of different social media platforms by asking young people to answer whether they felt better or worse by using them. This can't prove that social media is directly responsible for increasing rates of depression and anxiety. It's difficult to explore all the various ways the social media sites may make people feel ...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Recovering Addict Thanks EMS Crews Who Saved His Life
Washington Twp., Ohio - While the Miami Valley — and the country as a whole — continues to deal with its heroin epidemic, one man took time today to say thanks to those he credit with saving his life from the deadly drug. Recovering heroin addict Mark Bracken of Dayton thanked Washington Twp. EMS crews today for using Narcan to save him from a potentially fatal overdose. Narcan is a medication that reverses an overdose caused by an opiod drug such as heroin or prescription pain drugs. Bracken said he awoke last July to several EMS members “hovering” over him after having been administered Narcan. Al...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 19, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tremayne Hogue, Dayton Daily News Tags: News Videos Patient Care Source Type: news

Epigenetics takes center stage with this year ’s Addiction Science Awards
NIDA announces awardees at the 2017 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - May 19, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

America ’ s love-hate relationship with the fidget spinner: Is technology to blame for our restlessness?
You’ve probably seen the kid spinning a thing that looks like a miniature alien spaceship on his thumb and wondered what that was all about. Or maybe you’ve noticed a co-worker secretly fiddling with a cube with buttons on it under the conference table. These odd-shaped, oddly addictive objects — designed to let you channel extra energy […]Related:Nearly 700 vacancies at CDC because of Trump administration’s hiring freeze‘An embarrassment’: U.S. health care far from the top in global studyWomen with advanced breast cancer are surviving longer, study says (Source: Washing...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are You Addicted to Your Smartphone?
FRIDAY, May 19, 2017 -- As great as smartphones are, you can get too attached to the gadgets. According to experts at the Cleveland Clinic's Center for Behavioral Health, cell phone overuse can be just like any other kind of addiction. And here are... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Epigenetics takes center stage with this year's Addiction Science Awards
(NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse) A project applying the science of epigenetics to demonstrate the health dangers of hookah smoke won a first-place Addiction Science Award at the 2017 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)--the world's largest science competition for high school students. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Something for pain: responsible opioid use in emergency medicine - Strayer RJ, Motov SM, Nelson LS.
The United States is currently experiencing a public health crisis of opioid addiction, which has its genesis in an industry marketing effort that successfully encouraged clinicians to prescribe opioids liberally, and asserted the safety of prescribing opi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Fatal attractions: attachment to smartphones predicts anthropomorphic beliefs and dangerous behaviors - Bodford JE, Kwan VSY, Sobota DS.
As technology's presence grows increasingly concrete in global societies, so too do our relationships with the devices we keep close at hand from day to day. Whereas research has, in the past, framed smartphone addiction in terms of possessional attachment... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Challenges to treatment of chronic pain and addiction during the "opioid crisis" - Krashin D, Murinova N, Sullivan M.
Health care in the USA faces a double challenge, the crisis of chronic pain and the crisis of opioid misuse and overdose. Patients have been prescribed opioids at high doses with unclear indications for long periods of time, putting them at high risk for m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Epigenetics takes center stage with this year ’s Addiction Science Awards 
A project applying the science of epigenetics to demonstrate the health dangers of hookah smoke won a first-place Addiction Science Award at the 2017 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) —the world’s largest science competition for high school students. The awards are coordinated... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - May 19, 2017 Category: Addiction Tags: Addiction Science, Brain, College Students, College-Age and Young Adults, Genetics, Researchers, Science Fair Awards, Students, Teachers, Teens Source Type: news

Docs to use marijuana to help break opiate addiction
Dr. Gina Berman and Dr. Ravi Chandiramani have teamed to open a clinic that will combine medical cannabis with alternative and traditional medical treatments to help patients with opiate addictions. Berman had been an emergency room doctor for 10 years before she opened two medical marijuana dispensaries called the Giving Tree Wellness Center in north Phoenix and Mesa. That’s when she saw how medical marijuana could be useful in breaking opiate addiction. She also wanted to offer tradition al… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Docs to use marijuana to help break opiate addiction
Dr. Gina Berman and Dr. Ravi Chandiramani have teamed to open a clinic that will combine medical cannabis with alternative and traditional medical treatments to help patients with opiate addictions. Berman had been an emergency room doctor for 10 years before she opened two medical marijuana dispensaries called the Giving Tree Wellness Center in north Phoenix and Mesa. That’s when she saw how medical marijuana could be useful in breaking opiate addiction. She also wanted to offer tradition al… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 18, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Physician Given Second Chance Gets 10 Years on Opioid Charges Physician Given Second Chance Gets 10 Years on Opioid Charges
Dr Robert Ritchea got out of professional trouble only to operate a pill mill and dispense painkillers directly to addicts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Deficits in go/no-go task performance in male undergraduate high-risk alcohol users are driven by speeded responding to go stimuli - Zhao X, Qian W, Fu L, Maes JHR.
BACKGROUND: Response disinhibition plays an important role in addictive behaviors. However, results of studies on the performance on response inhibition tasks of individuals evidencing potentially problematic levels of alcohol drinking are mixed. O... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Is 'Internet Addiction' Real?
What started out as web surfing by a healthy teen descended into online obsession and isolation. Was it depression, internet addiction or both? Whatever you call it, rehab is now part of the answer.(Image credit: Mark Fiore for KQED) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lesley McClurg Source Type: news

New potential for marijuana: Treating drug addiction
Harm reduction is a strategy for treating addiction that begins with acceptance. A friendlier, less disciplined sister of abstinence, this philosophy aims to reduce the overall level of drug use among people who are unable or simply unwilling to stop. What should naturally follow is a decrease in the many negative consequences of drug use. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Does American Health Care Compare To Taiwan?
“Taiwan.” “Thailand?” “No, Taiwan.” Admittedly, I was in the same position when I applied for a teaching position in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. Since then, I’ve spent two years living here, and I talk Taiwan to anyone who will listen. The people? Delightful. The food? Phenomenal. The culture and history? Fascinating. I could easily run out of positive adjectives to describe this small island nation, which in the past two years has become my home. A sometimes stinky (tofu), smartphone-addicted, frighteningly small dog-obsessed home, but a home I love nonetheless. Health insuran...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It's Often Family to The Rescue During Opioid ODs
Study finds increased access to antidote may allow relatives to turn tragedy into a second chance Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Family Issues, Opioid Abuse and Addiction, Prescription Drug Abuse (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can artificial intelligence cure drug addiction? Work out of Austin aims to find out
In 2014, drug overdoses claimed more lives in America than any year on record, according to U.S. Department of Health& Human Services data. Three years later, addiction-related statistics remain grim. But an initiative announced May 16 by Austin-based MAP Health Management LLC and IBM Corp.'s (NYSE: IBM) Watson Health division in New York aims to alter the addiction dynamic in the United States. “It’s time to leverage an advance d cognitive technology platform like IBM Watson to help make… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 17, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mike Cronin Source Type: news

New England health care firm moving HQ to Nashville area
An addiction-treatment company is moving its headquarters from Western Massachusetts to Brentwood. The Tennessean reports that CleanSlate Centers is on the hunt for 10,000 square feet of space in Brentwood, where it aims to eventually employ more than 100 people. The 8-year-old company currently has 23 facilities in six states, with another 28 facilities under development. The arrival of Clea nSlate adds to Nashville’s roster of addiction-treatment companies, such as Acadia Healthcare, American… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 17, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Eric Snyder Source Type: news

Cigna's Value-Based Approach To Opioid Abuse Makes Progress
Cigna has “delivered a 12% reduction in our customers use of opioid pharmaceuticals” CEO David Cordani says a year after the insurer launched a major effort to combat addiction. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:ANTM NYSE:AET NYSE:CI Source Type: news

Dr. Gottlieb ’s first remarks to FDA staff
Remarks by Scott Gottlieb, M.D. FDA All Hands Meeting May 15, 2017 Silver Spring, MD It’s an honor to be here today and to be taking on this responsibility with all of you. You realize how special our mission of consumer protection and public health promotion is when you explain what we do to the children in our lives. My baby girl is four and my twin daughters are seven. Explaining my new job to them, I told them daddy’s going to be working with a lot of people who help make sure the medicine you take makes you feel better, and that the food you eat is safe. I had the privilege to work at FDA as a senior ...
Source: Mass Device - May 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog FDA Voice Source Type: news

Study finds tens of millions of Americans drink alcohol at dangerously high levels
Nearly 32 million adults in the United States (13 percent of the U.S. population aged 18 and older) consumed more than twice the number of drinks considered binge drinking on at least one occasion, according to a 2013 survey that asked about past-year drinking. This higher level of drinking is associated with increased health and safety risks. A report of the findings is online in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The study was conducted by researchers at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health. (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - May 17, 2017 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

Pain linked to non-medical prescription opioid use in young adults
(Wolters Kluwer Health) hysical pain--often " self-medicated " without help from healthcare professionals--is an important contributor to non-medical prescription opioid (NMPO) use by young adults, suggests a study in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sugary drink producers drop prices around the world to keep people addicted to their deadly drinks
(Natural News) It’s a basic tenet of business that with the passage of time a product’s price will have to increase to keep pace with inflation, right? Consistently dropping your prices would be business suicide for most people, but not so for the multi-billion dollar soda industry. A study published in the journal Preventing Chronic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MAP Health Management partners with IBM Watson to bring cognitive computing to substance abuse treatment
Austin, Texas-based MAP Health Management, which works with a variety of healthcare stakeholders to offer a remote patient monitoring and engagement platform focused on addiction treatment, is bringing cognitive computing into their toolset through a new partnership with IBM Watson Health. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Decisions in Recovery: Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
A new toolkit is available from the department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), for consumers who want information about the role of medications in treating opioid use disorder. The included materials can also be useful to anyone providing treatment, health care, or recovery support services as a patient education resource. Decisions in Recovery: Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder is a decision support tool that offers information on medication-assisted treatment and recovery options, including: Video Library – groups of videos tailored to specif...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - May 16, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Source Type: news

Opioid Addiction Resources from the National Library of Medicine and Connected Sites
Drug and Addiction Information and Tools for Patrons and Healthcare Providers Opioid Abuse and Addiction – Contains links to the following Current News, Diagnosis and Tests, Prevention and Risk Factors, Treatments and Therapies, Clinical Trials, Journal Articles, Find an Expert, Statistics, and Research, NIH MedlinePlus Magazines MedlinePlus links to health information from the National Institutes of Health and other federal government agencies. MedlinePlus also links to health information from non-government Web sites. See MedlinePlus.gov disclaimer and quality guidelines National Library of Medicine Drug Informatio...
Source: The Cornflower - May 16, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Resource Sharing opioid epidemic opioid resources Source Type: news

Wolters Kluwer Receives 27 Awards from the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors (ASHPE) for Editorial and Design Excellence
Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, is pleased to announce that its Lippincott  journal portfolio has won 27 awards across 20 categories in the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors (ASHPE) annual awards competition. ASHPE recognizes member articles and publications for editorial, design, print and online award categories. “We are very excited for and proud of our editorial and publishing teams for their accomplishments this year,” said Jayne Marks, Vice President, Global Publishing, Wolters Kluwer, Health Learning, ...
Source: News from STM - May 16, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

The 'Accidental President' And The Heroin Epidemic
Mr. President, what in God’s name are you doing? Your Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, has turned the clock back in our country almost 35 years. Our nation’s heroin epidemic is a health crisis and will never be solved with a lock-’em-up-and-throw-away-the-key solution. Despite all intelligent research leading to a mandate conclusion that incarceration will not ever diminish drug addiction and the radical negative effects it has on our economy, “My Favorite Martian,” Jeff Sessions, has just ordered federal prosecutors to chase far harsher sentences against drug-addict-criminals. Mr. Trump, who ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daily sleep quality affects drug craving, partially through indirect associations with positive affect, in patients in treatment for nonmedical use of prescription drugs - Lydon-Staley DM, Cleveland HH, Huhn AS, Cleveland MJ, Harris J, Stankoski D, Deneke E, Meyer RE, Bunce SC.
OBJECTIVE Sleep disturbance has been identified as a risk factor for relapse in addiction to a range of substances. The relationship between sleep quality and treatment outcome has received relatively little attention in research on nonmedical use of pres... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Nonprescription use of Ritalin linked to adverse side effects, UB study finds
(University at Buffalo) New research from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions that explored the potential side effects of the stimulant drug Ritalin on those without ADHD showed changes in brain chemistry associated with risk-taking behavior, sleep disruption and other undesirable effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'All they have to manage pain is their prescription pad': Doctors on front line of opioid crisis
When Brian Paolino was 17, he had no idea taking a few codeine pills from his parents’ medicine cabinet would lead to a life-threatening narcotic addiction. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

10 Signs You May Be at Your Tipping Point
Anger, rage, bitterness, thoughts of revenge, disappointment and hopelessness are self-destructive traits that can precipitate a downward spiral. Healthy individuals know how to recognize and anticipate when things are about to get out of control. This is a learning process, one that each of us can master. Knowing the signs that you’re approaching your tipping point is the first step. You blow up easily. When anger isn’t dealt with, it tends to erupt. The angrier you are and the more you try to ignore it, the more likely you are to explode in a hotly-emotional tirade. This can be words and/or actions. If you&...
Source: Psych Central - May 13, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Addictions Anger Anxiety Depression Personality Self-Help Suicide Anger Management Angry Outbursts Irritability Irritable Mood Swings Self Destruction Substance Abuse Suicidal Thoughts Source Type: news

Bill Maher Blasts Social Media Tycoons For Creating Such Addictive Products
Bill Maher says social media tycoons should “stop pretending that they are friendly nerd Gods building a better world.” Instead, the “Real Time” host has called on them to admit they are “just tobacco farmers in T-shirts, selling an addictive product to children.” “Let’s face it, checking your ‘likes’ is the new smoking,” he said Friday. Maher referenced a recent CBS “60 Minutes” report on the concept of brain-hacking. It alleged that tech companies purposefully design addictive products which force people to constantly feel the need to “ch...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 13, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Resources Focusing on the Opioid Epidemic
The following is news from the NIH/NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have declared opioid abuse an epidemic, calling it a serious public health issue. Two states, Florida and Maryland, have recently declared states of emergency in response to the opioid crisis. NIH MedlinePlus magazine has an overview to help readers understand the opioid overdose epidemic, and the statistics are staggering: an estimated 1.9 million people in the US have a prescription opioid use disorder, while another 586,000 have a heroin use disorder. In 2014 alone, more than 28,0...
Source: Dragonfly - May 12, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Emergency Preparedness Health Literacy/Consumer Health News from NLM Public Health Source Type: news

New NIAAA strategic plan aims to advance alcohol research across a broad spectrum of areas
(Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - May 12, 2017 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

After Losing A Combined 578 Pounds, This Couple Is Getting Married
Now here’s a love story that will get your heart pumping.  Ronnie Brower and Andrea Masella lost a combined 578 pounds over the last four years. And on Saturday, they’ll be tying the knot in Syracuse, New York. The pair first met at Mission Fitness gym in Syracuse two years ago while they were both on major weight loss journeys.  “I was just really inspired by him and I thought he was super cute,” Masella told the Associated Press. “We started talking at the gym and I hate to sound cliche, but it was love at first sight.” In 2013, doctors told Brower ― then 675...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Sees Link Between Porn and Sexual Dysfunction
FRIDAY, May 12, 2017 -- Young men who prefer pornography to real-world sexual encounters might find themselves caught in a trap, unable to perform sexually with other people when the opportunity presents itself, a new study reports. Porn-addicted... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 12, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news