Drug Overdose Deaths Have Surged During the Pandemic, C.D.C. Says
The latest numbers surpass even the yearly tolls during the height of the opioid epidemic and mark a reversal of progress against addiction in recent years. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abby Goodnough Tags: Drug Abuse and Traffic Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Addiction (Psychology) Buprenorphine (Drug) Opioids and Opiates Deaths (Fatalities) Fentanyl Methamphetamines Hypodermic Needles and Syringes Native Americans Centers for Disease Control a Source Type: news

Covid-19 Increases Stress And Traumatic Stress Disorders Including Drug Abuse And Fatal Overdoses
Research consistently demonstrates that individuals who suffer from PTSD are more likely to have problems with substance dependence. Creating integrated healthcare systems will be critical in fighting the syndemics such as PTSD and addiction that accompany the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: William A. Haseltine, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Decision Maker Content decisionmaker business pharma & Source Type: news

Scientists reveal COVID-19 news, next frontier in fighting substance abuse, more
(Experimental Biology) Want to find out the latest insights into COVID-19, explore new medicines for fighting substance abuse or delve into cultural challenges facing the scientific community? The Experimental Biology (EB) 2021 meeting is your source for the latest research and discussion on today's hot topics in science and medicine. Program is now available. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Remarks by Dr. Janet Woodcock to the 2021 Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit - 04/08/2021
Remarks by Dr. Janet Woodcock, Acting Commissioner of Food and Drugs, 2021 Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit, April 8, 2021 (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - April 9, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

For Him, the Delight Is in the Digging
Patrick Radden Keefe has investigated human smuggling, government espionage and the Northern Ireland conflict. With “Empire of Pain,” he takes on the Sackler family and the opioid crisis. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MJ Franklin Tags: Books and Literature Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty (Book) Keefe, Patrick Radden Opioids and Opiates Purdue Pharma Sackler Family Drug Abuse and Traffic OxyContin (Drug) Source Type: news

Health care utilization due to substance abuse among homeless and nonhomeless children and young adults in New York - Sakai-Bizmark R, Webber EJ, Estevez D, Murillo M, Marr EH, Bedel LEM, Mena LA, Felix JCD, Smith LM.
This study aimed to compare h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mental disorders and substance abuse among Rwandan university students: the moderating effects of interpersonal violence - Ngwino Sengesho D, Niyonsenga J, Muhayisa A, Mutabaruka J.
BACKGROUND: There is an abundance of evidence suggesting that interpersonal violence commonly co-occurs with mental disorders and substance abuse. Interpersonal violence is one of the most well-documented and salient factors of mental disorders and substan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The burden of drug abuse in Nigeria: a scoping review of epidemiological studies and drug laws - Jatau AI, Sha'aban A, Gulma KA, Shitu Z, Khalid GM, Isa A, Wada AS, Mustapha M.
BACKGROUND: The burden of drug abuse is becoming a public health concern in Nigeria. Preventive measures should include identifying the root causes of the burden for targeted intervention. We, therefore, aim to conduct a scoping review of the literature to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Inside Ibogaine, One of the Most Promising and Perilous Psychedelics for Addiction
Amber Capone had become afraid of her husband. The “laid-back, bigger than life and cooler than cool” man she’d married had become isolated, disconnected and despondent during his 13 years as a U.S. Navy SEAL. Typically, he was gone 300 days of the year, but when he was home, Amber and their two children walked on eggshells around him. “Everyone was just playing nice until he left again,” Amber says. In 2013, Marcus retired from the military. But life as a civilian only made his depression, anger, headaches, anxiety, alcoholism, impulsivity and violent dreams worse. Sometimes he’d get up...
Source: TIME: Health - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized Drugs feature Magazine Mental Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Farming Communities Urged to Fight HIV
[The Herald] FIRST LADY Auxillia Mnangagwa on Friday heard harrowing tales of moral decay in the country's farming communities characterised by prostitution, drug abuse, early child marriages, lack of healthcare and family planning which resulted in the birth of many undocumented children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Notice from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) updating the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), which surveys people 12 and older to determine the prevalence of use of tobacco products, alcohol, illicit substances, and illicit use of prescription drugs. Updates include replacing the tobacco module with a redesigned nicotine module, revising the marijuana module, and redesigning the adult and youth mental health services utilization modules into one module. Comments are due by June 4, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 5, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Elder abuse among Spanish and Iranian people: new methodological approach to the same old story - Farnia V, Bajoghli H, Golshani S, Shakeri J, Maurandi-L ópez A, Rubio L, Perez-Carceles MD.
Elder abuse continues to be a taboo, mostly underestimated, ignored by societies across the world. Recent systematic reviews and meta-analyses have revealed significant variations in the prevalence of elder abuse, with large geographic variations. This is ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

New biochemical markers of ethyl alcohol abuse - new possibilities in clinical practice - Paul P, Kanclerz K, Kubanek A, Renke J, Renke M.
Alcohol ranks as one of the leading behavioral threats to health and life in developed countries. Alcohol abuse triggers serious social and economic effects: it contributes to higher prevalence of work-related and road accidents, as well as absence from wo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The influence of substance abuse on inhibition capacities and risky decision in a group of outpatient schizophrenia patients - Glick L, Kertzman S, Wolf A, Kupchik M, Kuperberg M, Dannon P.
Substance abuse is common among patients with schizophrenia, is related to worse course and outcome of illness. Unfortunately, little is known about how substance abuse affects the cognitive function of schizophrenia patients, whose cognitive function is o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

George Floyd's addiction could change how we talk about drug abuse and Black Americans
George Floyd's death launched a global civil rights movement. The trial over his death could shape how Americans view addiction and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rising U.S. Deaths After Users Mix Coke, Meth With an Opioid
FRIDAY, April 2, 2021 -- Overdose deaths resulting from a dangerous combination of cocaine and opioids are outpacing fatalities linked to cocaine abuse alone, a new U.S. government report warns. " Much of the increase in the rate of drug overdose... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 2, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is seeking comments on two surveys being developed as part of the Mental and Substance Use Disorder Practitioner Data grant: 1) a one-time survey to employers of behavioral health providers and, 2) a one-time survey of licensed clinical behavioral health providers. The information gathered by these surveys will be used to gain critical new insights into, and to document, challenges in recruiting and retaining behavioral health staffing and to assess the strength of available data on the clinical behavioral health workforce actively providing care for me...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 1, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

How to Lower Your Child ’s Risk for Addiction
A strong sense of self-efficacy is one of the most powerful protective factors parents can give their children. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jessica Lahey Tags: Content Type: Service Children and Childhood Mental Health and Disorders Parenting Drug Abuse and Traffic Alcohol Abuse Source Type: news

Teenage Brains Are More Vulnerable to Marijuana, Federal Data Suggests
Teenagers are more likely to get hooked on marijuana, stimulants and other recreational drugs than college-aged or older adults. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anahad O ’Connor Tags: Drug Abuse and Traffic Cannabis Foods and Products Marijuana Teenagers and Adolescence Addiction (Psychology) Sedatives Youth E-Cigarettes Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Alcohol Abuse Age, Chronological Source Type: news

Getting a Prescription to Die Remains Tricky Even As Aid-in-Dying Bills Gain Momentum Across the U.S.
Linda Heim knew her dad didn’t plan to wait for the cancer to kill him. For decades, he’d lived in Montana, which they’d thought was one of the few places where terminally ill people could get a prescription to end their life. After two years of being sick, Heim’s dad got the diagnosis in 2019: stage 4 kidney cancer. His physician offered treatments that might extend his life by months. Instead, the 81-year-old asked the doctor for help dying. Heim said her parents left the appointment in their hometown of Billings with two takeaways: The legality of medically assisted death was questionable in Mont...
Source: TIME: Health - March 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katheryn Houghton / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Addressing Public Perception: My Favorite Things About Post-Acute and Long-Term Care
During the first six years of my nursing career, I worked in a busy inpatient psychiatric unit as a staff nurse in a large teaching hospital on the East Coast. Because I was the new nurse on the unit, my patient assignment was determined following the input of more senior nurses. My assignments varied, but typically half the patients I worked with were older adults who had been admitted to inpatient psychiatry for treatment of severe major depression, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, or treatment-refractory neuropsychiatric symptoms in the context of dementia. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - March 27, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Galik Tags: Caring Collaborative Source Type: news

FDA Clamping Down on Abuse of an OTC Decongestant
FRIDAY, March 26, 2021 -- Makers of inhalers that contain the nasal decongestant propylhexedrine should make design changes to prevent misuse, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. Propylhexedrine is a nasal decongestant in over-the-counter... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Advisory Committee for Women's Services; Notice of Meeting Cancellation
Notice from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) that the March 31, 2021, meeting of the Advisory Committee for Women's Services (ACWS) has been canceled. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - March 26, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

FDA Clamping Down on Abuse of an OTC   Decongestant
THURSDAY, March 25, 2021 -- Makers of inhalers that contain the nasal decongestant propylhexedrine should make design changes to prevent misuse, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. Propylhexedrine is a nasal decongestant in over-the-counter... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 25, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Benzedrex (propylhexedrine): Drug Safety Communication - FDA Warns that Abuse and Misuse of the Nasal Decongestant Causes Serious Harm
Abuse and misuse of OTC nasal decongestant propylhexedrine can lead to serious harm such as heart and mental health problems. Some of these complications, which include fast or abnormal heart rhythm, high blood pressure, and paranoia, can lead to hospitalization, disability, or death. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - March 25, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

FDA warns that abuse and misuse of the nasal decongestant propylhexedrine causes serious harm
FDA warns that abuse and misuse of the over-the-counter nasal decongestant propylhexedrine causes serious heart and mental health problems, disability or death. Only use propylhexedrine according to the directions on the Drug Facts label. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - March 25, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Lighting Up Later in Life
The number of older adults who use cannabis is on the rise, and some health experts are concerned. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paula Span Tags: your-feed-science Cannabis Foods and Products Marijuana Drug Abuse and Traffic Anxiety and Stress JAMA Network Open National Cannabis Industry Assn Age, Chronological Source Type: news

Abuse of nutmeg seeds - detectable by means of liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry techniques? - Manier SK, Wagmann L, Weber AA, Meyer MR.
Numerous case reports of intoxications with nutmeg seeds (Myristica fragrans, Houtt.) can be found in literature often following their abuse, as psychotropic effects were described after ingestions of large doses. The successful detection of the main ingre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Synthetic cathinone poisoning from ingestion of drug-laced "instant coffee packets" in Taiwan - Chou HH, Hsieh CH, Chaou CH, Chen CK, Yen TH, Liao SC, Seak CJ, Chen HY.
BACKGROUND: Synthetic cathinone abuse is a global health issue. Synthetic cathinones emerged in Taiwan in 2009, and their prevalence rapidly rose. They are usually made into "instant coffee packets," and these so-called "toxic coffee packets" may also cont... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Can a neighborhood fall sick? Opioid addiction, collective violence and currents of death in contemporary india - Singh B.
Opioid abuse is an increasingly global phenomenon. Rather than assuming it to be a uniformly global or neoliberal pathology, how might we better understand comparative and locally specific dimensions of opioid addiction? Working with neighborhoods as a uni... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Spouse and child abuse associated with illicit drug use in iran: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Baheshmat S, Gholami J, Amin-Esmaeili M, Shadloo B, Rahimi-Movaghar A.
BACKGROUND: There is a high prevalence of substance use disorders, especially among men, in Iran and is associated with a high burden on families. We aimed to systematically review the association between illicit drug use and spouse and child abuse in Iran... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Increased rates of diphenhydramine overdose, abuse, and misuse in the United States, 2005-2016 - Nemanich A, Liebelt E, Sabbatini AK.
OBJECTIVES: To describe trends in abuse, misuse, and suicide attempts involving diphenhydramine (DPH). METHODS: We analyzed intentional DPH exposures of individuals ≥10 years old reported to U.S. Poison Control Centers using data from the Natio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Covid-19 Worsens Drug Abuse Among Chipinge Youths
[263Chat] The COVID-19 induced lockdown measures have wreaked havoc in Chipinge with young people reportedly engaging in drug abuse due to idleness. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The impact of childhood trauma on performance-enhancing substance use
(University of Toronto) A new study published in the journal Substance Use and Misuse has found that adverse childhood experiences, such as physical and sexual abuse and neglect, predict greater performance-enhancing substance use in young adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The effect of low childhood income on self-harm in young adulthood: mediation by adolescent mental health, behavioural factors and school performance - Pitk änen J, Bijlsma MJ, Remes H, Aaltonen M, Martikainen P.
Low childhood income is an established risk factor of self-harm in adolescence and young adulthood, and childhood income is additionally associated with various correlates of self-harm. How these correlates, such as psychiatric disorders, substance abuse, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The joint effect of childhood abuse and homelessness on substance use in adulthood - Ararso Y, Beharie NN, Scheidell JD, Schatz D, Quinn K, Doran KM, Khan MR.
Childhood abuse and homelessness are independently associated with substance use. Though childhood abuse and homelessness are strongly correlated, research on the joint effect of exposure to both traumatic life events on substance use is limited. O... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

What Are Generalized Anxiety Disorder Treatment Components?
Discussion Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is “…excessive anxiety and worry about a number of events and activities coupled with at least one physical symptom, which may include fatigue, poor concentration, restlessness, irritability, muscle tension, and sleep difficulties.” Other ways it presents to the primary care office may be abdominal pain, headache or heart palpitations, dizziness, syncope, numbness, trembling, paresthesia, memory loss, or urinary frequency. It has an estimated prevalence of 15% and is the second most common anxiety disorder in children after social anxiety disorder. GAD can co...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 15, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Is alcohol consumption related to lifestyle factors in Romanian university students? - Nasui BA, Ungur RA, Talaba P, Varlas VN, Ciuciuc N, Silaghi CA, Silaghi H, Opre D, Pop AL.
This study's objective was to assess Romanian students' alcohol consumption and correlate it with other lifestyle factors. We per... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Associated factors to abusive alcoholic beverage consumption in suicide victims - Anjos TGD, Carvalho DSB, Machado AC, Carvalho MSL, Lyrio AO, Souza ES, Gomes JA, Hintz AM, Cruz SS, Gomes-Filho IS, Figueiredo ACMG, Pereira MG.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is a worldwide phenomenon, as well as a challenge for public health, and alcoholic beverage abuse is one of the most important risk factors. However, the association between possible factors related to alcoholic beverage consumption in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Identifying individuals with opioid use disorder: validity of International Classification of Diseases diagnostic codes for opioid use, dependence and abuse - Lagisetty P, Garpestad C, Larkin A, MacLeod C, Antoku D, Slat S, Thomas J, Powell V, Bohnert ASB, Lin LA.
BACKGROUND: Policy evaluations and health system interventions often utilize International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes of opioid use, dependence, and abuse to identify individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD) and assess receipt of evidence-bas... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Could Opioid Crisis Mean More Strokes for Americans?
THURSDAY, March 11, 2021 -- One Ohio medical center has seen a sharp rise in heart infections and strokes related to IV drug abuse -- pointing to one more consequence of the U.S. opioid epidemic, researchers say. In a preliminary study, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 11, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Advisory Committee for Women's Services (ACWS); Notice of Meeting
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Advisory Committee for Women's Services (ACWS) will hold a virtual public meeting on March 31, 2021, from 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. Eastern. Agenda items include a discussion on assessing current SAMHSA strategies to address the mental health and substance use needs of women and girls and priorities regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the behavioral health needs of women and children.Registration is required to attend. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - March 10, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Adolescent substance abuse, transgenerational consequences and epigenetics - Salmanzadeh H, Ahmadi-Soleimani M, Azadi M, Halliwell RF, Azizi H.
Adolescence is the transitional period between childhood and adulthood and a critical period in brain development. Adolescence in humans is also associated with increased expression of risk-taking behaviors. Epidemiological and clinical studies, for exampl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Drug Users Often Do Not Seek Help Because They Fear Legal Repercussion
By Simona MarinescuAPIA, Samoa, Mar 8 2021 (IPS) In the February 12th editorial on the issue of illicit drug use, the Samoa Observer stated that “… there is no data currently available to show that drug abuse including meth consumption levels in Samoa have reached crisis levels, which would warrant the government considering decriminalizing drug use and consumption.” The United Nation’s position on this is clear, we must not sit by and wait for a problem to blight our communities before acting. The evidence shows that it is cheaper and more effective to prevent drug use than to deal with the conseq...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Simona Marinescu Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Medical Marijuana Is Not Regulated as Most Medicines Are
The industry lacks randomized controlled clinical trials that can clearly establish benefits and risks. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Medical Marijuana Cannabis Foods and Products Drug Abuse and Traffic Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Glaucoma Multiple Sclerosis Source Type: news

Insurance Claim Data Show How Much Teen Mental Health Has Suffered During the U.S. COVID-19 Pandemic
As early as last spring, psychologists were warning that even as children and teens were spared most of the physical impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the shuttering of schools, the lack of contact with friends and the loss of milestones like birthday parties, graduations and more would exact a heavy emotional and developmental price. Now, a year on, the numbers are in—and they’re in some ways worse than the experts feared. In a new study by the nonprofit FAIR Health, investigators combed through a database of 32 billion U.S. health insurance claims—focusing on the two billion or so from 2019 to 2020&mdash...
Source: TIME: Health - March 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Sleep apnea and its personal and professional effects
Sleep apnea, a health condition marked by abnormal sleep breathing during sleep, often goes underdiagnosed and can have major financial impact to individuals. A 2016 report by the Rand Corporation estimated that poor sleep costs American companies hundreds of billions per year. Lack of sleep is linked to high-dollar conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes, motor vehicle or workplace accidents, and compensating behaviors such as the substance abuse of pills, tobacco and alcohol. Indirect … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 3, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Harness Health Partners Source Type: news

Sleep apnea and its personal and professional effects
Sleep apnea, a health condition marked by abnormal sleep breathing during sleep, often goes underdiagnosed and can have major financial impact to individuals. A 2016 report by the Rand Corporation estimated that poor sleep costs American companies hundreds of billions per year. Lack of sleep is linked to high-dollar conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes, motor vehicle or workplace accidents, and compensating behaviors such as the substance abuse of pills, tobacco and alcohol. Indirect … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 3, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Harness Health Partners Source Type: news

Law enforcement seizures of methamphetamine and marijuana rose during pandemic
(NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse) An analysis of law enforcement seizures of illegal drugs in five key regions of the United States revealed a rise in methamphetamine and marijuana confiscations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Seizures of the two drugs were higher at their peak in August 2020 than at any time in the year prior to the pandemic. Provisional overdose death data show that the increased drug mortality seen in 2019 rose further through the first half of 2020. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Who Gets Pott ’ s Puffy Tumor?
Discussion Pott’s puffy tumor (PPT) was first described by Sir Percivall Pott in 1775 and who also described other orthopaedic and oncological diseases subsequently named for him. “It is a subperiosteal abscess of the anterior wall of the frontal sinus associated with underlying frontal osteomyelitis.” The tender edema and swelling of the forehead is the sign of PPT. Associated fever, headache, and rhinorrhea along with similar problems such as postnasal drip or nasal congestion are common. Associated ophthalmological problems include peri-orbital or eyelid edema and/or preseptal cellulitis. Ptosis and di...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 1, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news