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Seeing E-Cigarettes May Increase Your Desire To Smoke
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obamacare covered more people with mental illness, addictions
HealthDay News More Americans with mental illness and substance abuse disorders got health insurance after the Affordable Care Act was introduced, a new study shows. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obamacare Covered More People With Mental Illness, Addictions
But greater numbers need to be in treatment for these conditions, researcher says (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Dependence, News, Source Type: news

The Drive To Dismantle ‘Obamacare’
Writing on Inauguration Day, I find it difficult to divert my attention from what is starting and all that is ending, or at risk of it. Since it’s generally ill advised to write about one thing while thinking about another, I feel compelled to choose a topic in that domain. The assault on the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,” is the obvious choice. The one problem for me and you alike in this area is the volume of ink (or number of electrons) already directed at it. Are there novel things left to say? I believe there are, and surprisingly perhaps, at a very fundamental level. The co...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obamacare Covered More People With Mental Illness, Addictions
FRIDAY, Jan. 20, 2017 -- More Americans with mental illness and substance abuse disorders got health insurance after the Affordable Care Act was introduced, a new study shows. However, these patients still face significant barriers to treatment,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 20, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Opportunities for addiction care and HIV prevention in Russia
(Boston University Medical Center) Researchers from Boston Medical Center (BMC), in collaboration with Brandeis University and Washington State University, conducted a study to estimate costs and reduction in disease burden if this treatment were available in Russia and implemented into their health care system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Here's How Americans Ended Up Eating Too Much Sugar
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here's How Americans Ended Up Eating Too Much Sugar
function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Sugar is the tobacco of the new century, according to investigative science journalist and author Gary Taubes.  With a...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 20, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

State funds will boost addiction recovery services
New state funding will allow Renaissance Addiction Services Inc. to add the region ’s first halfway house for youth recovering from drug addiction. The agency was among four Western New York health care providers awarded $4.4 million in funding to expand substance abuse treatment services. The funds are part of an $8.1 million allocation statewide through the state Office of A lcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). The nonprofit already operates a 62-bed adolescent rehabilitation program… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 19, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Deaths from propofol abuse : survey of institutes of forensic medicine in Germany, Austria and Switzerland - Maier C, Iwunna J, Tsokos M, Mu ßhoff F.
Previous references suggesting a  high mortality of propofol addiction in medical personnel were mostly based on surveys of the heads of medical departments or case reports; therefore, a questionnaire was sent to 48 forensic medicine departments in German... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 19, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Increased oxytocin levels among abstinent heroin addicts: association with aggressiveness, psychiatric symptoms and perceived childhood neglect - Gerra LM, Gerra G, Mercolini L, Manfredini M, Somaini L, Pieri CM, Antonioni M, Protti M, Ossola P, Marchesi C.
A disruption of the oxytocin system seems to affect a variety of brain functions including emotions, mood and social behavior possibly underlying severe social deficits and susceptibility for substance use and mental health disorders. Early life adversity,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 19, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Dimock Center project to provide detox to 1,000 more patients annually
The Dimock Center in Roxbury has known for two years that its main inpatient detox center needed to be rebuilt, and thanks to funding from the state and several Boston hospitals, the organization is set to begin construction. The $16 million project at the community health center that specializes in addiction treatment seeks to gut the 18,000-square-foot Sewall building that houses inpatient detox services, the last building on Dimock’s nine-acre campus that needs upgrading. Consultants said… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

7 Divorce Mantras That Will Improve Your Life
Going through a high-conflict divorce is like living with a chronic illness. There are periods of relative calm, followed by stretches of gut-twisting agony. Flare-ups consume you and peaceful moments make you wonder when the next bomb will be tossed. When dealing with a high-conflict ex, the only thing that's certain is that this person will not change. He is a drama addict, and to get his fix he will bad-mouth, cyber-bully, manipulate children, remain gainfully unemployed, perform feats of vanishing-income magic, threaten litigation, twist words, cast aspersions, steal your thunder, all while managing to convince the pub...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Braeburn sets terms for $150m IPO
Braeburn Pharmaceuticals said today that it plans to raise $150 million by offering 7,692,308 shares of its common stock. The Princeton, N.J.-based company wrote in regulatory filings that it expects the initial public offering price for its stock to be between $18.00 and $21.00 apiece. Apple Tree Partners has indicated an interest in buying $50 million of shares of Braeburn’s common stock and has also agreed to purchase $40 million of the company’s common stock in a private placement upon the completion of the public offering. Braeburn, which plans to list its shares on the Nasdaq market under the symbol “BBRX...
Source: Mass Device - January 18, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Implants Initial Public Offering (IPO) Wall Street Beat Braeburn Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Working Together to Address Opioid Addiction: We are all part of the solution
February 21, 2017 12:30-1:30pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - January 18, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Fixes: Injecting Drugs, Under a Watchful Eye
Giving users a supervised place and clean needles increases use of treatment and saves lives. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TINA ROSENBERG Tags: Hypodermic Needles and Syringes Heroin Pain-Relieving Drugs Drug Abuse and Traffic Addiction (Psychology) Source Type: news

UVA slashes opioid use while improving pain scores, study finds
(University of Virginia Health System) A study of more than 100,000 surgical cases at University of Virginia Health System found patients' pain scores improved even as doctors gave fewer opioids. As health officials across the US look for ways to combat a opioid addiction crisis, UVA researchers believe their findings highlight one way to address the problem. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 18, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Heavy alcohol use in adolescence alters brain electrical activity
(University of Eastern Finland) Long-term heavy use of alcohol in adolescence alters cortical excitability and functional connectivity in the brain, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital. These alterations were observed in physically and mentally healthy but heavy-drinking adolescents, who nevertheless did not fulfill the diagnostic criteria for a substance abuse disorder. The findings were published in Addiction Biology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 18, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

McKesson in record $150 million U.S. settlement over suspicious drug orders
(Reuters) - McKesson Corp, one of the largest U.S. distributors of pharmaceutical drugs, will pay a record $150 million to resolve a U.S. investigation into whether it failed to report suspicious orders of addictive painkillers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sugar acts similarly to alcohol or cocaine in our brains, says neuroscientist
It's the fine white powder that addicts blame for ruining their lives — and donuts are full of it. After hearing Gary Taubes make the case against sugar this week, The Current looks into treating sugar addiction. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/The Current Source Type: news

Steep Rise in Births to U.S. Women Using Opioids
Few treatment programs deal with substance abuse in expectant moms, federal report says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Opioid Abuse and Addiction, Pregnancy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How I Learned to Overcome Stress
Friends often ask me my secret to being free from stress. I’m no expert, but I know what works for me. It didn’t come naturally, though, and it wasn’t easy at first. When I was younger, I did it all wrong. Like a lot of young adults, back then and still, I seemed to constantly get involved in activities and pursuits that created a perfect petri dish for the development of stress. As the old saying goes, I burned the candle at both ends. Not only that, but I also engaged in risky behaviors. To add more complicating factors, I hung out with questionable friends. Naturally, I had poor self-care because of my bad habits...
Source: Psych Central - January 17, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Anxiety Healthy Living Relaxation and Meditation Self-Help Stress Work Issues calming Gratitude Mindfulness nonjudgment Optimism Productivity Self Care self-compassion Stress Relief Source Type: news

Key signaling protein associated with addiction controls the actions of oxycodone on pain
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) RGS9-2, a key signaling protein in the brain known to play a critical role in the development of addiction-related behaviors, acts as a positive modulator of oxycodone reward in both pain-free and chronic pain states. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 17, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Babies born addicted to opiates perform poorly in school
Test scores of children born addicted to opiates get worse as they age, study finds. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - January 17, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Digital Addiction Therapy Could Be First FDA-Approved App Digital Addiction Therapy Could Be First FDA-Approved App
An online behavioral program for people with substance use disorder has been shown to be effective in clinical trials and could become the first prescription digital therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 16, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Babies born addicted to opiates perform poorly in school, study says
Children born dependent on heroin and other opiates may be more likely to perform poorly academically as they get older compared to children who aren't born addicted, according to a new study by Australian researchers. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids born to opioid-addicted moms seem to fare poorly in school
Children exposed to addictive drugs in the womb may be more likely to perform poorly in school, Australian researchers report. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

School Performance in Kids of Opioid-Addicted Moms
By 7th grade, 4 out of 10 failed to meet standards in at least one academic area, study finds (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids Born to Opioid-Addicted Moms Seem to Fare Poorly in School
By 7th grade, 4 out of 10 failed to meet standards in at least one academic area, study findsSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Opioid Abuse and Addiction, Pregnancy and Substance Abuse (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids Born to Opioid-Addicted Moms Seem to Fare Poorly in School
MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2017 -- Children exposed to addictive drugs in the womb may be more likely to perform poorly in school, Australian researchers report. In the study, these exposed kids lagged behind their peers on grade-level tests of reading,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 16, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Sephora Is Selling An Eyeshadow Named 'Druggie'
There are moments when it’s important to marshal as much evidence as possible to back up an argument. And then there are moments like this. Sephora is selling a new shade of eyeshadow called “Druggie.”  The company describes the shade as “metallic purple with violet shift,” and it is part of Urban Decay’s “Afterdark” eyeshadow palette. Now, we get that fashion is an art form, even in a globally commodified context, and far be it for us to stomp on creative expression. But by the time you have finished reading this article, it’s likely that somebody in the United ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sephora Is Selling An Eyeshadow Named 'Druggie'. Seriously.
There are moments when it’s important to marshal as much evidence as possible to back up an argument. And then there are moments like this. Sephora is selling a new shade of eyeshadow called “Druggie.”  The company describes the shade as “metallic purple with violet shift,” and it is part of Urban Decay’s “Afterdark” eyeshadow palette. Now, we get that fashion is an art form, even in a globally commodified context, and far be it for us to stomp on creative expression. But by the time you have finished reading this article, it’s likely that somebody in the United ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lifestyle Guru Hey Fran Hey Shares 5 Self-Care Tips To Adopt In 2017
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hallucinogenic Drugs Like LSD, Psilocybin, and Ecstasy Show Promise in Mental Health Treatment.
Hallucinogenic drugs have mostly been banned for decades, but drugs like LSD, psilocybin, and ecstasy have shown promise in treating conditions like depression, PTSD, and addiction. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New report shows prevalence of fetal alcohol syndrome worldwide
Amy WallaceTORONTO, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- A study from the Center for Addiction and Mental Health has found that 119,000 children are born with fetal alcohol syndrome, or FAS, each year worldwide. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hallucinogens: Future of Mental Health Treatment?
Hallucinogenic drugs have mostly been banned for decades, but drugs like LSD, psilocybin, and ecstasy have shown promise in treating conditions like depression, PTSD, and addiction. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the risks and benefits of cannabis use? New report sheds light
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have analyzed over 10,000 studies to better understand the benefits and harms of cannabis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

How art helped save addict after accident
When Brian Menish was a teenager in Virginia, he always got trashed at parties. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3 WNY treatment facilities receive $4.4 million for opioid programs
In a major strike back against opioid addiction, state officials announced new funding late Thursday to create 55 new inpatient drug treatment beds and add more slots for outpatient treatment in Western New York. Four local addictions services agencies will receive $4.4 million in grants to support the expansion, part of an $8.1 million allocation statewide through the state Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). The funding will support construction needs and operational assistance… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 13, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Canada plans to use vending machines to supply drug users with clean needles and pipes 24 hours a day
(NaturalNews) Concerned that the area’s drug abusers don’t currently have access to clean paraphernalia after hours when city health clinics are closed, officials in Ottawa, Canada have come up with a new plan to better distribute needles, pipes, and other equipment that addicts use to intake illicit substances: 24-hour vending machines. (RELATED: Read more bizarre... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The State Role in Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act Implementation
The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act emphasizes that behavioral health is an important component of an individual ' s overall health; however, the Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Task Force highlights opportunities to improve enforcement of insurance beneficiary protections in this legislation. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - January 13, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Marijuana Eases Pain, But Jury's Out On Other Health Benefits, Scientists Say
Marijuana has proved to be a powerful aid in easing chronic pain and helping battle nausea, but results are mixed or largely inconclusive on other health benefits, as well as detriments, according to a massive new scientific review of cannabis studies. The report, released Thursday by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, analyzes an astounding 10,000 scientific studies on the drug. “The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research” concludes that marijuana definitely provides some health benefits, though other claims ab...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The global toll of fetal alcohol syndrome
(Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) Worldwide, an estimated 119,000 children are born with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) each year, a new study from Canada's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health shows. The study, published in The Lancet Global Health, provides the first-ever estimates of the proportion of women who drink during pregnancy, as well as estimates of FAS by country, World Health Organization region and worldwide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 13, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Study shows non-addictive benefits of cannabis for pain relief
Amy WallacePORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Oregon Health& Science University researchers have created a treatment method for chronic pain using cannabis without risk of addiction. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How a sports injury turned an athletic teen into an opioid addict
Danielle MacPherson's story of how she became hooked on opioids is so ordinary, it serves as a cautionary tale that anyone can become a hardcore drug addict. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

In teens, strong friendships may mitigate depression associated with excessive video gaming
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Teenagers who play video games for more than four hours a day suffer from symptoms of depression, but frequent use of social media and instant messaging may mitigate symptoms of game addiction in these teens, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 12, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Decreasing cocaine use leads to regression of coronary artery disease
(Wolters Kluwer Health) People who use cocaine regularly are at high risk of coronary artery disease. A study in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, reports that stopping or reducing cocaine use can potentially reverse the process of coronary atherosclerosis. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 12, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Scientists reveal non-addictive pathway to pain relief
(Oregon Health& Science University) New research suggests an avenue for developing treatments for chronic pain that harness the medicinal properties of cannabis while minimizing the threat of addiction. Therapeutics that target the endocannabinoid system might produce pain relief with fewer side effects compared with opioids. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 12, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Sutter Medical Group doctor surrenders medical license after state investigation
A Sutter Medical Group family doctor who practiced in Roseville and Sacramento has surrendered his license to state officials after facing accusations of gross negligence in his prescribing of opioids. Adam Cole Duer was ordered by the Medical Board of California to surrender his license effective Jan. 1, according to a news release from the agency. Officials said an accusation was filed against Duer in 2014, alleging he prescribed opioids to an addict and excessively prescribed for five patien ts.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 11, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Victor A. Patton Source Type: news