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Podcast: Tanning addiction, veggie-eating Neandertals, and more
Listen to a roundup of some of our favorite stories from the week (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - June 26, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

On Alcohol
What happens to children with an alcoholic mother? read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - June 25, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Sheila Kohler Tags: Addiction Relationships Source Type: news

What If The Figure That Justifies Zohydro's Existence Is Fake?
When the Food and Drug Administration defended its decision to approve Zohydro, a narcotic pill made by Zogenix that, unlike competitors, is not abuse resistant, it fell back on a number from the prestigious Institute of Medicine: 100 million people suffer from chronic pain. The need for painkillers that are less likely to lead to addiction must be balanced against the needs of those people. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 25, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper Source Type: news

Radiologist pens medical thriller with genre-bending twist
Radiology residents having sex in the call room. A drug-addicted chief resident (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 25, 2014 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Asian Shame and Addictions
Millions of Asians are hiding in shame and suffering in silence. This is due in large part because of the cultural shame that undergirds Asian societies. You need to understand the interconnectedness between Asian shame and honor if you want to truly grasp the depth of cultural shame and why so many Asians suffer in silence with their various addictions.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - June 24, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Sam Louie, MA, LMHC Tags: Addiction Race and Ethnicity Asian culture honor shame Source Type: news

Is Obesity a Psychiatric Disorder?
If obesity is a medical disease, should it also be considered a psychiatric disorder? As perhaps the ultimately mind-body disorder with similarities to other eating disorders and addiction, thinking of obesity as a psychiatric disorder makes sense and might have some practical benefits. read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - June 24, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: Joe Pierre, M.D., Tags: Addiction Diet Eating Disorders Psychiatry Source Type: news

Once a Pickle, Never a Cucumber
I argue that if someone can use an addictive substance without compulsive use then they are not an addict.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - June 24, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Joseph Troncale, M.D. Tags: Addiction Health Neuroscience Self-Help Source Type: news

Why smoking is more deadly and addictive than it was 50 years ago
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has produced a revealing infographic which lays out exactly how cigarettes have changed in the last five decades. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Family History of Addiction
Regardless of whether you have a family history of addiction or not, you still have a circle of influence–and that influence starts with you, individually, and your choices. Begin to think about what choices you can make that move you forward towards the life you want. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - June 24, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Rubin Khoddam Tags: Addiction Resilience Self-Help Therapy abuse addictive personality alcohol alcoholism Bishop T.D. Jakes children Choices cocaine dependence destiny environment family history friends genetics nicotine parents past Source Type: news

5 Reasons Substance Abuse Is More Dangerous for Young People
During your younger years, you write the story you tell about yourself – who are you, how do you understand your worth and your potential? Then you live this story through your adult life. Don't let substance abuse write this story for you.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - June 24, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Richard Taite Tags: Addiction Child Development Health Self-Help addiction young adults alcohol brain cliffside malibu constance scharff drugs brain development richard taite teen drug use young adult substance abuse Source Type: news

Stare Down Those Inner Demons and Rebuild Your Life
A strong dose of positive psychology can help give addicts the foundation they need to recover. By taking on self-doubt every day, fighting back thoughts of hopelessness and setting his sights firmly on the positive, the recovering addict learns to focus on what is positive within him or her. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - June 24, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Jason Powers, M.D. Tags: Addiction Happiness Psychiatry Relationships Resilience Self-Help Therapy addiction recovery drug and alcohol addiction treatment feelings of hopelessness positive psychology positive thinking relapse prevention Source Type: news

US Battle Against Tobacco Use Far From FinishedUS Battle Against Tobacco Use Far From Finished
Fifty years after the U.S. surgeon general first announced that smoking causes serious health problems, Americans continue to battle tobacco addiction. The Nation's Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Menthol cigs 'encourage teens to smoke more'
Conclusion This large Canadian survey has worryingly found that despite the dangers of smoking, 16% of teenagers aged between 14 and 18 are smoking, and 89% of them intend to continue. The number of cigarettes smoked was higher in teenagers who smoked menthol cigarettes. This included those who reported at least one menthol cigarette smoked in the past 30 days, so they may not have been exclusive smokers of menthol cigarettes. These findings reflect the widespread belief that menthol cigarettes are deemed to be a more attractive option for teenagers. However, the survey is reliant on self-reporting and is likely to be an...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Heart/lungs Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Harvard Health books win awards
Every other year, the New England Chapter of the American Medical Writers Association recognizes "outstanding work in medical, biomedical, and health communication" with the Wil Solimene Award for Excellence in Medical Communication. I'm pleased to report that four Harvard Health books won Wil Solimene awards this year. They are: Almost Addicted, by J. Wesley Boyd, MD, PhD, and Eric Metcalf, MPH Chicken Soup for the Soul: Say Goodbye to Stress, by Jeff Brown, MD Almost Depressed, by Jefferson Prince, MD, and Shelley Carson, PHD The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi, by Peter M. Wayne, PhD, and Mark L. Fuer...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - June 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Eleven Ways REBT Can Help Anorexia
Because anorexia is fed by distressing and inaccurate thinking, therapies such as REBT, which teach patients how to think, may be useful to people with this condition.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - June 24, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Pamela D. Garcy, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Anxiety Depression Eating Disorders anorexia anorexia nervosa REBT self-help techniques Source Type: news

Chronic Pain: Reduce opioids and your risks
People often overly on medication to manage chronic pain and neglect their most powerful pain management tool--their brain. Medications like opioids come with hidden costs that often work against the goals for reducing pain and increasing vitality. It is critical that you learn about your specific risks, and use mind-body tools to reduce medication use and gain control.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - June 24, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Beth Darnall Tags: Addiction Health Integrative Medicine Self-Help chronic pain medication opioids painkillers Source Type: news

Chronic Pain: Reduce Opioids and Your Risks
People often overly on medication to manage chronic pain and neglect their most powerful pain management tool--their brain. Medications like opioids come with hidden costs that often work against the goals for reducing pain and increasing vitality. It is critical that you learn about your specific risks, and use mind-body tools to reduce medication use and gain control.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - June 24, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Beth Darnall Tags: Addiction Health Integrative Medicine Self-Help chronic pain medication opioids painkillers Source Type: news

Defining Recovery
How do you define recovery? It is an increasingly used and popularized concept, but what is it really? As it relates to overcoming addiction, recovery encompasses far more than abstinence. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - June 23, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Dan Mager, MSW Tags: Addiction Resilience Self-Help Stress chemical dependency recovery Source Type: news

Conversational Neurochemistry
Chemistry plays a big role in our conversational interactions. When we face criticism, rejection or fear, when we feel marginalized or minimized, our bodies produce higher levels of cortisol, a hormone that shuts down the thinking center of our brains and activates conflict aversion and protection behaviors. read more (Source: Psychology Today Personality Center)
Source: Psychology Today Personality Center - June 23, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Judith E. Glaser Tags: Addiction Behavioral Economics Evolutionary Psychology Neuroscience Personality Relationships Self-Help Stress Work chemical cocktails conversational intelligence. psychology corporate neuro tip Source Type: news

We Need to Ditch Our Filthiest Source of Energy: Coal
Global warming is a terribly complex problem. It’s really a slew of problems: carbon problems and methane problems, electricity problems and fuel problems, sprawl problems and deforestation problems, supply problems and demand problems. We waste too much power, we eat too much meat, we drive too much, we fly too much, we plug in too many gadgets, and we get way too much of our energy from fossil fuels. The expansion of energy options in the developing world, a godsend for billions of people, will further complicate many of those problems. MorePark Your Drones, Say National ParksThe White House Wants to Save the BeesFeare...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - June 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mackenzie Yang Tags: Uncategorized carbon carbon emissions coal energy Environment global warming methane policy Pollution Source Type: news

Sunbathing may be ‘addictive’ warning (BBC News, 20 June 2014)
A Harvard study published in Cell investigated whether repeatedly spending time basking in the sun could lead to ‘addiction’ in mice. Full article (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 23, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Takeaway addict loses EIGHT stone after her BMI reached 50
Lindsey Collier, 30, from Stechford, Birmingham, used to eat takeaways almost every night of the week, and as a result ballooned to a huge 21st 8lb. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Record number of children are treated for cannabis addiction
More than 13,500 youngsters under the age of 18 were sent for medical treatment last year, according to Public Health England. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sex Starved
‘Sexual anorexia’ - according to Dr. Douglas Weiss in his 1998 book Sexual Anorexia, Beyond Sexual, Emotional and Spiritual Withholding - typically refers to “the active, almost compulsive withholding of emotional, spiritual and sexual intimacy from the primary partner”. But what else do we know about this psychological condition.read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - June 23, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Dr. Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Sex Behavioural addiction love addiction sex addiction Sexual anorexia Sexual aversion disorder Sexual control Sexual obsession workaholism Source Type: news

Lab mice get addicted to sun exposure, you might too
Does basking in the sun make you feel relaxed and happy, like nothing can bother you? There may be a biological reason for that. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - June 21, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Jenny McCarthy Doubles Down on Deadly
MoreThat Moment When You Must Have a Word With Jenny McCarthy Jenny McCarthy is apparently determined to be present at the birth of every possible bad idea. Let’s pretend–pretend—for a moment that there was anything at all to the dangerous junk McCarthy has been peddling in falsely linking vaccines to autism and a host of other ills. Presumably her goal would be to protect children, to keep them safe and well. And so what does McCarthy now propose to do with that generation of kids whose welfare she’s ensured? Why, hand them over to the tobacco companies, of course. In a jaw-dropping bit of make-a-bad-thing...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - June 20, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized advertisements antivaxxer Children e-cigs Jenny McCarthy blue ecigs Opinion Source Type: news

Sun Worshippers Beware: Tanning May Be AddictiveSun Worshippers Beware: Tanning May Be Addictive
A new study suggests that regular sun tanning not only may raise the risk of skin cancer but also may be addictive. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - June 20, 2014 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Addicted to tanning? Sunshine can act like a drug
"Feel-good" hormones respond to daily UV light exposure much like addictive drugs, researchers say (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Menthol cigarettes linked to increased smoking among teens
Teens who use menthol cigarettes smoke more cigarettes per day than their peers who smoke non-menthols, says a new study. The findings mark the first time that menthol cigarettes have been directly linked to elevated nicotine addiction among youth. "The appeal of menthol cigarettes among youth stems from the perception that they are less harmful than regular cigarettes. The minty taste helps mask the noxious properties, but the reality is that they are just as dangerous as any unflavoured cigarette," said the lead author of the paper. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 20, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

First cigarette of the day could be more deadly
Researchers in Maryland found people people who waited at least an hour before smoking in the morning have a lower risk of developing lung cancer. And a new study explains how tanning can become addictive. Alexis Christoforous takes a look at some of the day’s top health stories. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pope Francis warns on 'evil' of drugs, opposes legalization
ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis warned on Friday against legalizing drugs, calling addiction an "evil" which he said had to be resisted without compromise. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pre-teen girls have 'easy access' to e-cigarettes
“Children 'addicted to sweet tasting e-cigarettes',” is the alarmist headline in the Daily Mirror. A survey has found that a few pre-teen girls in Wales have experimented with the devices, but there is no evidence of widespread addiction. The headline is based on an opinion piece written by Kelly Evans, a Director of the organisation Social Change UK, following the release of a report from the same organisation. The report looked at the prevalence of smoking, and the attitudes and behaviours towards the practice (including e-cigarettes), among girls aged 11 and 12 across North Wales. Five focus groups were carried out,...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer QA articles Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Pope Francis: Don't make drugs legal
Are you stoned? That's the message Pope Francis seemed to be sending lawmakers Friday, saying the growing worldwide trend toward legalizing recreational drugs is a very, very bad idea. "Drug addiction is an evil, and with evil there can be no yielding ... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - June 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sun tanning 'addictive' suggests study
Conclusion This animal study demonstrates how continuous exposure to UV light leads to an increase in the skin’s production of beta endorphins, which are naturally occurring opioids. In mice, this resulted in increased pain thresholds and signs of opioid dependence and tolerance. It is not known whether this mouse model could indicate an identical biological response when humans are exposed to UV light, but it may give us an idea. The researchers suggest that the “hedonic action” of beta endorphins may have increased human liking for sun exposure, and so may contribute to the ongoing increase in the number of new cas...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Cancer Mental health Neurology Source Type: news

Tanning can be 'addictive', new study claims
Can't stay away from the sun? Well, there might be a scientific reason for it. (Source: The Independent - Science)
Source: The Independent - Science - June 20, 2014 Category: Science Tags: Science Source Type: news

Facebook Fanaticism
In many areas of behavioural addiction, there has been debate about whether some excessive behaviours should even be considered as genuine addictions (e.g., video game playing, internet use, sex, exercise, etc.) and the same debate holds for addiction to social networking. But can social networking really be an addiction for some people?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - June 20, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Dr. Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Behavioural addiction Facebook addiction Social networking Social networking addiction Technological addiction Source Type: news

Sunbathing 'may be addictive'
Spending time basking in the sun's warming rays has addictive properties, warn researchers in the US. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news