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Blood pressure medication may stop drug, alcohol addiction
Stephen FellerAUSTIN, Texas, June 23 (UPI) -- A blood pressure drug erased memories that fed an alcohol or cocaine addiction in lab tests, offering potential to help people trying to beat addiction. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RSA Selects NIAAA’s Dr. David Goldman for Distinguished Researcher Award
The Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) has selected David Goldman, M.D., of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) to receive the Distinguished Researcher Award. This award recognizes a senior researcher who, through sustained, long-term commitment to conducting alcohol research, has made outstanding scientific contributions to the field. (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - June 23, 2015 Category: Addiction Authors: Cara Source Type: news

Survey: Many Doctors Misunderstand Key Facets of Opioid Abuse
Many primary care physicians – the top prescribers of prescription pain pills in the United States – don’t understand basic facts about how people may abuse the drugs or how addictive different formulations of the medications can be. (Source: Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins)
Source: Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins - June 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Survey: Many doctors misunderstand key facets of opioid abuse
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Many primary care physicians -- the top prescribers of prescription pain pills in the United States -- don't understand basic facts about how people may abuse the drugs or how addictive different formulations of the medications can be, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Medication may stop drug and alcohol addiction
(University of Texas at Austin) Researchers have successfully stopped cocaine and alcohol addiction in experiments using a drug already approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to treat high blood pressure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Should You Disengage From Your Emotionally-Abusive Family?
Serena grew up in a family where she was the caretaker. The oldest of four, Serena was the only member of her family capable of deep caring, empathy and compassion. As a result, she was always attempting to protect her brother and sisters from her father's physical and emotional abuse. Even her mother learned to turn to her for help and protection. Because everyone learned to rely on Serena, when things didn't turn out the way they wanted, Serena was the one they blamed. Serena became an invisible child. Because of her acute sensitivity to other's feelings and needs, her feelings and needs went unnoticed. Everyone in her...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

5 Mistakes That Might Be Preventing You From Losing Weight
If you've been trying to lose weight, you've probably started to eat less, exercise more, choose "diet" foods, avoid fat, or eat breakfast. Maybe you've done all this and you're still not happy with what you see in the mirror. Or you've had short-term results, but the weight keeps coming back and you feel stuck. To be able to lose the weight for good, it's important to understand that both well-intentioned diet advice as well as lifestyle habits can really hinder your success, sometimes on a very subtle level. Here are five common mistakes that can easily undermine your best weight loss efforts. 1. Eating processed or ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Why Sharing Your Struggles Actually Makes You Stronger: A Lesson From Terry Crews
I was coming home after dropping off my daughter at school and heard Terry Crews being interviewed on the radio. I knew he was an actor on Brooklyn Nine Nine, (I have never watched but my hubby and son love it). I knew he was a comedian and the cool Old Spice guy. Other than that I didn't know much about him.The DJ introduced Terry by listing all of the projects Terry is involved with these days. The DJ asked how he had time to be involved with so many projects. Terry said, "I am going to be completely honest, I used to be addicted to porn. Addiction takes a lot of time." He explained that now that he's not addicted to po...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Look The Way Nature Intended
Since the ’70s, at least a half-dozen Big Pharma drugs have been approved only to get shelved, because they ended up causing serious health problems. These problems have ranged from psychiatric and neurologic disorders to increased risks of heart attacks and strokes. The side effects have also included depression, vomiting, fainting, headaches, high blood pressure and liver damage. The truth is, reliable weight loss shouldn’t involve risking your life. I have successfully helped thousands of people lose weight with safe and natural herbs and supplements for decades – and I still do. Today, I’m going to show you how...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 22, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Nutrition Weight Loss diet FDA nutrients Source Type: news

Massachusetts launches plan to counter heroin epidemic
BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker unveiled a $27 million plan on Monday to increase the state's capacity to treat drug addicts and reduce the stigma around addiction, as the United States battles a surge in heroin and opioid use. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Addiction vs. innovation
Tens of billions of dollars paid out by the federal government for the purchase of healthcare information technology enabled our industry to stay addicted to its current solutions. With no incentive to change behavior or innovate, why should the major HIT vendors bother to do so? Clinical Addiction vs. innovation Tens of billions of dollars paid out by the federal government for the purchase of healthcare information technology enabled our industry to stay addicted to its current solutions. With no incentive to change behavior or ...
Source: Healthcare IT News - June 22, 2015 Category: Information Technology Authors: David Lareau Tags: Clinical Meaningful Use Source Type: news

Synergy Family Health to Offer New Addiction Medicine Treatment
(Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - June 21, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Reflections on addiction in students using stimulants for neuroenhancement: a preliminary interview study - Hildt E, Lieb K, Bagusat C, Franke AG.
The use of stimulants for the purpose of pharmacological neuroenhancement (NE) among students is a subject of increasing public awareness. The risk of addiction development by stimulant use for NE is still unanswered. Therefore, face-to-face interviews wer... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 20, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Detection of illicit drugs by trained honeybees (Apis mellifera) - Schott M, Klein B, Vilcinskas A.
Illegal drugs exacerbate global social challenges such as substance addiction, mental health issues and violent crime. Police and customs officials often rely on specially-trained sniffer dogs, which act as sensitive biological detectors to find concealed ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 20, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Neurobehavioral sequelae of psychostimulant abuse - Djamshidian A.
Psychostimulants are a heterogeneous group of drugs known not only for its arousal and motor activity enhancing effects but also for its high risk of abuse. In susceptible individuals, chronic use can cause addiction leading to devastating physical, psycho... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 20, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Take it or leave it: prefrontal control in recreational cocaine users - Morein-Zamir S, Simon Jones P, Bullmore ET, Robbins TW, Ersche KD.
Though stimulant drugs such as cocaine are considered highly addictive, some individuals report recreational use over long periods without developing dependence. Difficulties in response inhibition have been hypothesized to contribute to dependence, but pr... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 20, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

What was the drug Dylann Roof had when arrested in February?
Opioid drug Suboxone, designed for addiction treatment, is becoming more common on the street (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Much Sitting Is Too Much Sitting? The Difference Between Too Much Sitting and Too Little Exercise
Google entries for the search terms "sitting health" outstrip hits for Angelina Jolie, Hilary Clinton, Brad Pitt and climate change. How does something as unsexy as sitting, the absence of activity, get celebrity status? Sitting has elbowed its way past all other bad behaviors and become public enemy number one. And it should be. Sedentary (from the Latin sedere, sitting) behavior is now a leading cause of illness. But is this new? Did I miss a meeting? Haven't we been sitting since the dawn of time? Over the past decade we have gained a greater understanding of inactivity and its negative consequences. The game-changi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

"Addicted to euphoria": the history, clinical presentation, and management of party drug misuse - Bearn J, O'Brien M.
Eating, drinking, sexual activity, and parenting invoke pleasure, an emotion that promotes repetition of these behaviors, are essential for survival. Euphoria, a feeling or state of intense excitement and happiness, is an amplification of pleasure, aspired... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 19, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Addiction and engagement: an explorative study toward classification criteria for internet gaming disorder - Lehenbauer-Baum M, Klaps A, Kovacovsky Z, Witzmann K, Zahlbruckner R, Stetina BU.
The DSM-5 introduced Internet gaming disorder (IGD) as a condition needing more research. Proposed criteria include tolerance, preoccupation, deceiving, or continued excess despite psychosocial problems. However, studies suggest differences between addicte... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 19, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Feds arrest 243 in $712m Medicare fraud sting
(Reuters) — The U.S. Justice Dept. said yesterday that 243 people were arrested across the country, charged with submitting fake billing for Medicare, a government healthcare program, that totaled $712 million. Attorney General Loretta Lynch described the arrests as the largest criminal healthcare fraud takedown in the history of the Justice Dept. Those arrested included 46 doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals. The charges are based on a variety of alleged fraud schemes, the government said, including submitting claims to Medicare and Medicaid, the healthcare program for low-income individuals, for...
Source: Mass Device - June 19, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Business/Financial News Reimbursement Source Type: news

Rwanda: Alcohol During Pregnancy Is a Recipe for Disaster, Experts Say
[Focus] Alcohol causes more than 200 diseases among its addicts as well as devastating effects to unborn children, according to experts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Too Many Patients With Migraine Receiving Opioids, Barbiturates Too Many Patients With Migraine Receiving Opioids, Barbiturates
A new survey reveals that half of patients with migraine are receiving medications that are not recommended as first-line and that may lead to overdose, addiction, and more frequent headaches. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 19, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

'Friends and Family' OD-Reversal Kits Are Saving Addicts' Lives
Narcan kits have prevented almost 27,000 deaths in two decades, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Drug Abuse, Poisoning, Prescription Drug Abuse (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother who lost mentally ill addicted son: The system is 'broken'
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain receptor found to significantly affect cocaine addiction
(University at Buffalo) By manipulating the activity of Activin receptors -- receptors found in the brain -- researchers were able to increase or decrease cocaine-taking and relapse behavior in animal models. The study focused, specifically, on Activin receptors in regions of the brain that are involved in pleasure and reward. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 18, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

'I-Patients' and Smartphone Addiction: The Anesthesiology News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also: the billion-dollar hit to healthcare from cyber attacks (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - June 18, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

5 Ways We Can Reduce Drug Overdoses
Fatal drug overdose has reached epidemic levels in the U.S., surpassing vehicle-related deaths in 36 states, according to a new report from the Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In a separate study, researchers found that drug overdoses in the United States tripled in the last 25 years. The two-fold tragedy of the epidemic in the United States is that overdose deaths are preventable, and they often start with good intentions: Both reports concluded that increasing abuse of prescription opioid painkillers are to blame for these staggering numbers. "Our health professionals' well-intentioned...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Potent approach shows promise for chronic pain
Non-narcotic treatments for chronic pain that work well in people, not just mice, are sorely needed. Drawing from human pain genetics, an international team of researchers demonstrates a way to break the cycle of pain hypersensitivity without the development of addiction, tolerance or side effects. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 17, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Sexual Dysfunction Persists After Discontinuing Antidepressants
The classes of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) are seemingly as effective at inducing sexual dysfunction as they are at treating depression and anxiety. It is well described in multiple studies that antidepressants, which include SSRIs, SNRIs, and tricyclic antidepressants, are commonly associated with sexual dysfunction and is a common reason for discontinuing antidepressant medications (Clayton et al., 2014). Antidepressants’ sexual side effects include decreased sexual desire, erectile dysfunction, arousal and orgasm ...
Source: Psych Central - June 17, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Carlo Carandang, MD Tags: Anti-anxiety Antidepressants Depression Disorders General Medications Men's Issues Sexuality Arousal dyspareunia erectile dysfunction Libido Norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Sexual Desire Source Type: news

Single Father Photographs The Complexities Of Raising A Daughter With Disabilities
Being a parent is a challenge no matter what. Being a single parent, of course, requires even more responsibility and sacrifice. Being a single parent to a child facing severe intellectual disabilities, however, is a trial few among us could even imagine. Leon Borensztein, a Polish-born photographer and single father, lived this challenging tale. He began photographing his daughter, Sharon, before she was born. Now, approximately 30 years later, he's still going. Soon after Sharon's birth, Leon and his former wife could sense something wasn't right. After months of testing, the various diagnoses began to roll in: blind...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 17, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Does Medicare Favor Generic Opioids?
Designed to prevent users from overdosing, abuse-deterrent opioids aim to diminish the effects of today's epidemic by limiting the ways addicts can alter prescription painkillers for their needs. These drugs, subject for approval by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), aren't as accessible to patients as some may think — especially seniors. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 17, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: CJ Arlotta Source Type: news

Pregnant woman is addicted to eating liquid SOAP
Mother-of-one Jess Gayford, 26, from Bristol, is baffled by her condition, thought to be pica, which sees sufferers experience an urge to eat non-food items, such as soil, sand, stones and ice. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sweet dreams: eating chocolate prevents heart disease
If you’re a chocoholic, the news out of England is tantalizing: middle-aged and older adults who eat up to 3.5 ounces of chocolate a day (that’s more than two standard Hershey bars) seem to have lower rates of heart disease than those who spurn chocolate. At least that was the conclusion of a study that followed the health of nearly 21,000 resident of Norfolk, England, for 11 years. Among those in the top tier of chocolate consumption, 12% developed or died of cardiovascular disease during the study, compared to 17.4% of those who didn’t eat chocolate. The results were published online in the medical jour...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - June 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Howard LeWine, M.D. Tags: Healthy Eating Heart Health chocolate cocoa flavonoids Source Type: news

Researchers develop new technique for modeling neuronal connectivity using stem cells
Opens up new avenues of research into human neuronal systems and interconnections, according to Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience reportHuman stem cells can be differentiated to produce... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 16, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Michael Jordan's Mindfulness Meditation Coach: The Secret Weapon of Phil Jackson, Kobe Bryant and You
Michael Jordan Almost Defying Gravity While In the Zone. Photo Courtesy Cliff George Mumford may not be a household name, but if you've ever followed basketball then you've likely seen his work. If you've seen the Three Peat by the Bulls, the Lakers' championships, Michael Jordan's famous championship-winning jump shot, Kobe Bryant's magic, or even Shaquille O'Neil driving the lane, then you've seen the tip of his iceberg. He's the mindfulness coach and secret weapon behind Phil Jackson and many of the most successful NBA players and teams in the sport. At first glance, you'd never think George Mumford, with his NBA-lik...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

New Issue of NIAAA Spectrum Now Online
NIAAA Spectrum is an online Webzine published by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. It features the latest news from the alcohol research field, infographics, and interviews with NIAAA staff and researchers from the field. The latest issue is now available. In this issue...   (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - June 15, 2015 Category: Addiction Authors: Cara Source Type: news

Temple researchers look into the brains of chronic itch patients
(Temple University Health System) Researchers at Temple University School of Medicine may be closer to understanding why scratching evokes a rewarding and pleasurable sensation in patients with chronic itch.Using advanced fMRI, they looked at brain activity while chronic itch patients and healthy subjects scratched. They found areas of the brain involved in motor control and reward processing were more activated in chronic itch patients while they scratched. This may help explain the addictive scratching experienced by these patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

10 Tips to Make Therapy Work for You
There's plently of research evidence out there that shows that therapy can help people. But we also know that it helps some people more than others. Just why that's so is a complex question that I can't explore thoroughly here. But I can say that a lot of research indicates that two of the most significant factors in effective therapy are the quality of your connection with your therapist and your own contribution to the work. This isn't to say that therapists don't have their share of work to do -- they certainly have immense responsibility -- but they can't do it all for you. That second factor -- the client's contribu...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

The novel μ-opioid receptor antagonist gsk1521498 decreases both alcohol seeking and drinking: evidence from a new preclinical model of alcohol seeking - Giuliano C, Goodlett CR, Economidou D, García-Pardo MP, Belin D, Robbins TW, Bullmore ET, Everitt BJ.
Distinct environmental and conditioned stimuli influencing ethanol-associated appetitive and consummatory behaviors may jointly contribute to alcohol addiction. To develop an effective translational animal model that illuminates this interaction, daily see... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 13, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Tired, tetchy, low sex drive? You could have 'adrenal fatigue'
Are you tired all the time? If so, you could be suffering from adrenal fatigue, a very curable but controversial modern syndrome (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - June 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: exhaustion anna magee stella m.e. burnout tired but wired book me stella magazine caffeine addiction how to sleep well burnour symptoms adrenal fatigue syndrome adrenal fatigue symptoms Source Type: news

Tired, tetchy, low sex drive? You could have 'adrenal fatigue'
Are you tired all the time? If so, you could be suffering from adrenal fatigue, a very curable but controversial modern syndrome (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - June 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Tags: exhaustion anna magee stella m.e. burnout tired but wired book me stella magazine caffeine addiction how to sleep well burnour symptoms adrenal fatigue syndrome adrenal fatigue symptoms Source Type: news

Talking to My 11-Year-Old Nephew About Alcoholism
Three years ago, my brother Will died from a prescription drug overdose. Six weeks later, I ended up in rehab for alcoholism. At the time, my oldest nephew, Gavin (the son of my older brother and not Will), was 8 years old. After spending 28 days in rehab and learning a little about the disease of addiction, I sat down with him when I got back to explain where I had been for the past month. He was old enough to have questions about how his Uncle Will had died and why I went away and, as a family, we had decided that we would be open and honest about Will's death with everyone. I had come to the conclusion that I would do ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Can Cannibalism Fight Brain Disease? Only Sort Of.
Can cannibalism fight a rare brain disease? That’s what multiple headlines have suggested this week, but don’t pick up your fork just yet. A study published Wednesday in the scientific journal Nature found that people of Papua New Guinea’s Fore tribe -- a group that formerly consumed the brains of family members at funerals -- are now resistant to a rare, degenerative brain disease called Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). However, the reason that they developed this resistance to the disease is because their brain-eating practice led to a major outbreak of kuru -- a specific type of CJD -- in the 1950s, Reuters repo...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 12, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Addiction Is a Disease of Free Will
When I was five or six years old, my grandfather -- my mother's father -- died of what I was always told were complications of heart disease. It was not until much later, after I had completed my medical training in psychiatry, and had already been working for a long time using neuroimaging to study the addicted brain, that I learned the real reason for his death. My mother called me one day, near the end of her life, and said, "Nora, I need to tell you something I have never spoken to you about." She revealed to me that my grandfather had been an alcoholic, and that he had killed himself in his distress at not being able ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 12, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Matters Of The Mind: The Politics of Mental Health
http://media.boston.cbslocal.com/CBSBOS_20150612064819210AA.mp4 BOSTON (CBS) — Providing adequate treatment for the one-in-five American adults living with mental illness, and preventing future generations from suffering the same fate, comes down to prioritizing initiatives that work. “This is so obvious and yet we as a nation have not embraced it as fundamental to overall success in our society,” former Rhode Island Congressman Patrick Kennedy told WBZ-TV. Read: More Matters Of The Mind Kennedy left Congress in 2011 and has spent the years since touring the country to advocate for mental health causes. T...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: nealjriley Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Bree Sison Jon Keller Matters Of The Mind Mental Health Patrick Kennedy Politics Source Type: news

Confessions of a High-Flow AddictConfessions of a High-Flow Addict
Dr Aaron Holley talks about why he prefers to give his ICU patients high-flow, nasal-cannula oxygen. Medscape Critical Care (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 11, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care Commentary Source Type: news

Pregnant women may be unaware of possible e-cigarette risks
(Reuters Health) - In a small U.S. study, nearly half of all pregnant women surveyed did not think electronic cigarettes contain nicotine or know that the devices can be addictive. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Facebook and Twitter could be used to help people quit smoking
Conclusion This quasi-experimental study compared the effects of two smoking cessation interventions. The study reported that the use of social media and multi-component digital interventions is more effective in promoting smoking cessation than traditional quitline services. However, the researchers based their findings solely on the people who completed the final surveys, which will bias the results. This study has a number of other limitations, including the non-random assignment to study group, small sample size, and large loss to follow-up. The studies were also performed at different time points, which may have aff...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Cancer Lifestyle/exercise Medical practice Source Type: news

VA turns U.S. military vets into suicidal drug addicts while Big Pharma rakes in profits
(NaturalNews) A year ago, as the summer of 2013 dawned, the Obama Administration was hit with yet another scandal, one that would resonate with Democrat and Republican voters: VA Hospitals around the country were falsifying appointment records in order to satisfy treatment quotas... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news