Medication for Drinking Addiction May Thwart Liver Disease
(MedPage Today) -- Individuals taking medication for alcohol use disorder (AUD) were less likely to develop or experience progression of alcohol-related liver disease, a retrospective study found. Among over 9,500 patients with AUD, multivariable... (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 20, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

CDC Urges Pfizer Booster for Children Ages 5 to 11
Kids ages 5 to 11 should get a booster dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, advisers to the U.S. government said Thursday. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention quickly adopted the panel’s recommendation, opening a third COVID-19 shot to healthy elementary-age kid just like what is already recommended for everybody 12 and older. The hope is that an extra shot will shore up protection for kids ages 5 to 11 as infections once again are on the rise. “Vaccination with a primary series among this age group has lagged behind other age groups leaving them vulnerable to serious illness,” said CDC Dire...
Source: TIME: Health - May 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LAURAN NEERGAARD / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news

Epigenome Editing Decreases Alcohol Seeking and Anxiety in Rats
A CRISPR-based system that reverses epigenetic changes caused by adolescent binge drinking reduces adult addiction-like behaviors in rats, a study finds, suggesting that an epigenomic approach could... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - May 20, 2022 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Investigating risk factors associated with pedestrian crash occurrence and injury severity in Texas - Rahman M, Kockelman KM, Perrine KA.
This study investigates various risk factors associated with pedestrian crash occurrence and injury severity based on 78,497 reported pedestrian-involved crashes across Texas from 2010 through 2019. METHODS: Crashes are mapped to over 70... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Tolerability and acceptability of three alcohol-based hand-rub gel formulations: a randomized crossover study
Healthcare workers often experience skin dryness and irritation from performing hand hygiene frequently. Tolerability and acceptability are barriers to hand hygiene compliance, but there is little in the literature about exactly which types of alcohol-based hand rubs (ABHRs) have a higher dermal tolerance.; Aim: To compare the tolerability and acceptability of three different ABHR gel formulations in a population of adult volunteers. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Changes in drug poisoning mortality before and after the COVID-19 pandemic by occupation in Massachusetts - Hawkins D, Phan AT.
BACKGROUND: Incidence of drug poisoning deaths has increased during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Previous research has established that risks differ for drug poisoning death according to occupation, and that workers also have a differe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Prevalence of prescription and illicit drugs in suicides by non-poisoning means in the National Violent Death Reporting System 2003-2017 - Seamans MJ, Mays VM, Arseniev-Koehler A, Cochran SD.
BACKGROUND: Prescription and illicit drugs are important social environmental variables in many suicides regardless of their role as an immediate cause of death. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the presence of prescription and illicit drugs, either thro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Suicidal ideation and sobriety: should acute alcohol intoxication be taken into account for psychiatric evaluation? - Keyes D, Talarico P, Hardin B, Molter A, Lee H, Valiuddin H, Moore B.
BACKGROUND: When evaluating an emergency department (ED) patient who presents with suicidal ideation, it is a common practice is to wait until the ethanol level is known or calculated to be less than 80 mg/dL to evaluate patient safety. We are not aware of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The relationship between health-promoting lifestyle and suicidal ideation in addicted women - Maghsoodi S, Vafadoost Z.
BACKGROUND: Addiction is one of the most important problems of the present century that can be the basis of many social and family problems. Addiction severely affects the physical and mental health and lifestyle of addicted people and sometimes leads to s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Alcohol consumption and 15 causes of fatal injuries: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Alpert HR, Slater ME, Yoon YH, Chen CM, Winstanley N, Esser MB.
INTRODUCTION: The proportion of fatal nontraffic injuries that involve high levels of alcohol use or alcohol intoxication was assessed by cause of injury to generate alcohol-attributable fractions. Updated alcohol-attributable fractions can contribute to i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Liver disease: Four warning signs the condition is now serious and life-threatening
THERE are multiple forms of liver disease one can be affected by; from alcohol consumption to a fatty diet, there are numerous culprits. As with all diseases, it is wise to remain aware of the symptoms and early signs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alcohol-Related Deaths Have Soared During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The pandemic and its attendant anxiety, boredom, and loneliness have not been good for people who struggle with alcohol use. According to a new study published in JAMA Network Open, alcohol-related deaths among U.S adults ages 25 and up increased 25% in 2020, and 22% in 2021, compared to average annual deaths from 2012 to 2019. Led by Dr. Yee Hui Yeo, an internal medicine physician at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, the study relied on a massive database maintained by the U.S. Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC) that registers nearly all deaths in the U.S. and their causes. From 2012 to 2019, a...
Source: TIME: Health - May 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Smokers Who Shift to Vaping May Improve Other Health Measures
WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2022 -- Replacing combustible cigarettes with vaping in one ' s 30s may be associated with key markers of healthy and successful aging, according to a study published in the May issue of Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Rick Kosterman,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 18, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

South Africa: Retailers Reap Lockdown Benefits As Consumers Make Merry With Alcohol and Tobacco
[Daily Maverick] Despite low employment, shrinking salaries and inflation, retailers saw a 14.4% increase in annual sales to the total value of R516-billion, according to the latest NielsenIQ State of the Retail Nation analysis report. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

AHRQ: Supplemental Evidence and Data Request on Pharmacotherapy for Adults With Alcohol-Use Disorders in Outpatient Settings: Systematic Review Update
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is seeking scientific information submissions to inform its review onPharmacotherapy for Adults with Alcohol-Use Disorders in Outpatient Settings: Systematic Review Update. Thefull research protocol is available for review on the AHRQ website. Submissions are due by June 17, 2022. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 18, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news