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ICYMI: Simple Answers To Complicated Health Questions
ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we sought out simple answers to tough health questions. While such questions require a degree of nuance -- if they didn't, they wouldn't be tough, right? -- consider this an at-a-glance guide to some of the week's most interesting health findings, a jumping off point to explore the research in more detail.    Read on and tell us in the comments: What did you read and love this week? Q: Why do people with certain psychiatric conditions tend to date each other? A: People tend to pair with partners who are similar to them. It's not your imagination...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

ICYMI: Simple Answers To Complicated Health Questions
ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we sought out simple answers to tough health questions. While such questions require a degree of nuance -- if they didn't, they wouldn't be tough, right? -- consider this an at-a-glance guide to some of the week's most interesting health findings, a jumping off point to explore the research in more detail.    Read on and tell us in the comments: What did you read and love this week? Q: Why do people with certain psychiatric conditions tend to date each other? A: People tend to pair with partners who are similar to them. It's not your imagination....
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

New Technology Boosts Clinical Study Design for Alcohol Medications Team
To streamline elements of its clinical trials program, the NIAAA Clinical Investigations Group (NCIG) recently turned to a technological innovation called Take Control.  A sophisticated computer-based alcohol intervention, Take Control proved effective in a number of pilot tests with NCIG’s drug development trials.  (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - March 4, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: vvan Source Type: news

Read This If You Use Your Smartphone To Avoid Reality
Do you turn to your iPhone because you're bored -- or because you're trying to avoid dealing with stressful or unpleasant things in your life?  The way you answer that question might say a lot about your mental health. Excessive smartphone use is a possible sign of mental health problems, and using your phone to escape real-life stresses could be linked to the development of mental health issues, according to new research.  There are important connections between compulsive Internet use and mental illness, psychologists from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champlain suggest in a study that will be publi...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 4, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Presurgical Opioids Heighten Addiction Risk, ComplicationsPresurgical Opioids Heighten Addiction Risk, Complications
Patients who use opioids before total knee arthroplasty are more likely to continue using them after surgery and to have postoperative complications, warn researchers. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Nottingham Trent Uni study suggests drinking too much is just a habit
There are no character traits that predict true addiction alone - it's due to lifestyle problems, argues Mark Griffiths, Professor of Behavioural Addiction at Nottingham Trent University. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Marijuana use disorder is common and often untreated
Survey shows marijuana use disorder linked to substance use/mental disorders and disability (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - March 4, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

Report on Scotland’s alcohol strategy published
A major evaluation of the Scottish Government’s alcohol strategy has been published this week by NHS Scotland. It is the final report of Monitoring and Evaluating Scotland’s Alcohol Strategy (MESAS), established to assess the role of national policy in reducing alcohol-related harms. The 2009 Strategy marked a departure between the Scottish and Westminster Governments on alcohol policy. It introduced measures aimed at reducing consumption across the whole population (rather than only targeting ‘harmful’, ‘binge’ or ‘dependent’ drinkers), and focussed on tackling both the availability and price of alcohol. ...
Source: Alcohol Research UK - March 4, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: James Nicholls Tags: News Source Type: news

8 Easy Ways To Instantly Boost Your Confidence
When you’ve got an overflowing plate, it’s easy to toss those non-essential to-dos on the back burner. And if your life is a marathon of sprints from one event to the next, a blue mood bringing you down is the last thing you need. Confidence isn’t a self-sustaining feeling. Rather, it ebbs and flows with us, feeding on our positive (and negative) energies with a complete disregard for our jam-packed schedules. Lucky for you, we’ve teamed up with Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant to round up eight mood-boosting tricks you can take with you when you’ve got no time to slow down 1. Swipe on some lipstick If you’re loo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Can You Become Addicted to Exercise?
(Source: About.com Eating Disorders)
Source: About.com Eating Disorders - March 4, 2016 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Tags: health Source Type: news

Video Games And Social Media Hurt Teens' Sleep, Study Says
(Reuters Health) - Teens who play video games before bedtime go to bed later and those who use online social media take longer to fall asleep, according to a recent study. These technology-related behaviors were tied to shorter and poorer sleep for teens on school days and even on vacation, while kids who stuck to non-tech behaviors like spending time with family before bed tended to get more sleep. "The effects of technology and video gaming on sleep have previously been reported, so we were not surprised to see that video gaming before bed was associated with later bedtime and shorter sleep duration," said senior author ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Alcohol and Aging: What We Can Do to Help
Mr. R had been a successful photographer in New York City--married, with three children and a lovely apartment just north of Central Park. But decades of alcohol abuse eventually cost him dearly. Now 81, he lives on his own in a poorly kept studio apartment. Still battling alcohol dependency, he has no contact with his family, suffers from a number of chronic conditions, and was hospitalized 15 times last year. "He is lonely and isolated, which exacerbates his alcohol use--and that, in turn, reinforces the isolation," says Kathleen Wolfe, LCSW, director of social work and behavioral health at my organization, VNSNY CHOICE ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Blocking transfer of calcium to cell's powerhouse selectively kills cancer cells
Inhibiting the transfer of calcium ions into the cell's powerhouse is specifically toxic to cancer cells, suggesting new ways to fight the disease. Calcium addiction by mitochondria is a novel feature of cancer cells. This unexpected dependency on calcium transfer to the mitochondria for the survival of cancer cells surprised the researchers. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 3, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

The New Health Care: Fighting Drug Addiction With Drugs Works, but Only if Doctors Sign On
Regulatory obstacles and physicians’ own reluctance mean that many people with opioid addiction are not getting the help they need. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AUSTIN FRAKT Tags: Pain-Relieving Drugs Doctors Methadone Buprenorphine (Drug) Addiction (Psychology) Source Type: news

The Unexpected Reason It's Healthy To Feel Shame
Carl Jung, the Swiss founder of analytical psychology, called shame a "soul-eating emotion." Following the Jungian model, author and shame expert Dr. Brene Brown has called the emotion the "swamplands of the soul" --  something that makes us see ourselves as defective and worthless. People often confuse shame with guilt, but Brown says there's an important distinction between the two: Feelings of guilt revolve around "I did something bad," but shame has more to do with the feeling of "I am bad." Shame has been linked to addiction, perfectionism, depression and low self-esteem. Sounds like a pretty unproductive em...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 3, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Smoking cessation strategies may increase quit rates among adults of low socioeconomic status
Interactive technology can be used to engage low socioeconomic smokers in effective tobacco treatment outside of the traditional clinical setting. Nurses should encourage all smokers to use evidence-based cessation strategies, including telephone-based counselling and pharmacotherapy. More research is needed to address social and contextual factors impacting tobacco use. Tobacco use remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Effective treatment for nicotine addiction is available, but ma...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Key brain receptor sheds light on neurological conditions, researchers say
Researchers have found that a key receptor in the brain, once thought to only strengthen synapses, can also weaken them, offering new insights into the mechanisms driving depression, drug addiction and even Alzheimer's disease. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 3, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

San Francisco raises smoking age to 21
New law to help teenagers -- especially between ages 15 and 17 -- who are most vulnerable to addiction, at a time when their brains are still developing. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The five most addictive substances on Earth - and what they do to your brain 
The potential for a drug to be addictive can be judged on a number of factors. Here Eric Bowman lecturer in psychology and neuroscience at the University of St Andrews, discusses his top five. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Moderate drinking raises heart attack, stroke risk, but not for long
A single dose of alcohol can immediately increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, new research finds. If consumed in moderation, however, alcohol may reduce these risks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Key brain receptor sheds light on neurological conditions, CU Anschutz researchers say
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that a key receptor in the brain, once thought to only strengthen synapses, can also weaken them, offering new insights into the mechanisms driving depression, drug addiction and even Alzheimer's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Blocking transfer of calcium to cell's powerhouse selectively kills cancer cells
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Inhibiting the transfer of calcium ions into the cell's powerhouse is specifically toxic to cancer cells, suggesting new ways to fight the disease. Calcium addiction by mitochondria is a novel feature of cancer cells. This unexpected dependency on calcium transfer to the mitochondria for the survival of cancer cells surprised the researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 3, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The surprising path from student athlete to heroin addict
For adolescents recovering from sports injuries, common painkillers can be a gateway to addiction (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From student athlete to heroin addict
Young athletes may be at risk of addiction to painkillers after an injury, and in some cases it leads to a downward spiral (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FAQ on Joint NIDA-NIAAA T32 review
NIAAA and NIDA to have Institutional NRSA Applications Reviewed by a Common Panel of Experts beginning in 2016 (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - March 2, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

Prehospital Naloxone Administration for Opioid-Related Emergencies
Opioid abuse is a major public health epidemic in the United States and Canada as the number of deaths related to opioid toxicity continues to rise. In 2013, there were 16,325 prescription opioidrelated deaths in the U.S., quadruple the number of deaths that occurred in 1999,1 and an additional 8,257 deaths from heroin.2,3 A similar situation exists in Canada.4 There have been multiple efforts to combat this crisis, including calls to improve opioid prescription practices, access to addiction treatment, and enhanced treatment tools and protocols for first responders. With the implementation of public naloxone (Na...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 2, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ian R. Drennan, ACP, BScHK, PhD(c) Tags: Airway & Respiratory Cardiac Resuscitation Source Type: news

The New Health Care: Fighting Drug Addiction With Drugs Works, but Only if Doctors Sign On
Regulatory obstacles and physicians’ own reluctance mean that many people with opioid addiction are not getting the help they need. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 2, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: AUSTIN FRAKT Tags: Pain-Relieving Drugs Doctors Methadone Buprenorphine (Drug) Addiction (Psychology) Source Type: news

Should we offer prizes for not using drugs or alcohol?
Can we dispense with counselling, therapy, with treatment as we know it, and just punish or deprive people of rewards when they use substances in undesired ways, and reward them when they behave as we and/or they would wish? [Read more…] (Source: Alcohol Research UK)
Source: Alcohol Research UK - March 2, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: James Nicholls Tags: Findings Source Type: news

New Local Alcohol Profiles for England published
This week, Public Health England have released their updated Local Alcohol Profiles for England. Based on hospital admissions and mortality data, they provide the best available indicator of how alcohol-related health harms are distributed across English regions. At a national level, the new figures show a 3% fall in alcohol-specific deaths in the period 2012-4 compared to the previous three years. They also show a 7% fall in chronic liver disease since 2006, although there has been little change in the last three years. However, the data also shows a 1% rise in alcohol-related deaths over the same period. Alcohol-specific...
Source: Alcohol Research UK - March 2, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: James Nicholls Tags: News Source Type: news

The Left needs to face up to the sickness of benefit fraud
I've seen smirking welfare addicts scam the system while cancer patients are branded 'fit for work' . Something has to change (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: alex neil welfare glasgow benefit claimants benefits scottish national tom harris snp welfare state labourites Source Type: news

NIH convenes Marijuana and Cannabinoids: A Neuroscience Research Summit
What: NIH to host Marijuana and Cannabinoids: A Neuroscience Research Summit, focusing on the neurological and psychiatric effects of marijuana, other cannabinoids, and the endocannabinoid system. Both the adverse and the potential therapeutic effects of the cannabinoid system will be discussed... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - March 2, 2016 Category: Addiction Tags: Evidence-Based Practices, Health and Medical Professionals, Marijuana, Researchers Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cannabis use affects processing of emotions
Using marijuana appears to affect the processing of emotions. Findings suggest that users respond more strongly to negative emotions, but their ability to empathize is reduced. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Studies explain adolescents' vulnerability to addictive drugs
Researchers have discovered one reason why adolescents are more prone to drug addiction than adults, with findings that could lead to new treatments for addictive disorders. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Opioid painkillers could make chronic pain worse as 'endorphins become less effective'
Josie Cowan, 24, from Bolton, has been taking strong, potentially addictive co-codamol pills for 12 years. They can make the pain seem worse through 'opioid-induced hyperalgesia'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers Hope 'Virtual Reality' Can Curb Addiction Relapses
Program aims to help drug addicts and alcoholics cope with cravings. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Toxicology Rounds: Opioid-Like Kratom Use Booming, Cheap, Unregulated, and Addictive
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - March 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Toxicology Rounds Source Type: news

When Is the Right Time to Meditate?
How stressful is your life? Your job? Your relationships? Our lives are filled with so much distraction, chaos, disruption, and uncertainty whether your job is a stay-at-home parent, a mail carrier or the CEO of a bank. If there's a common thread among our lives it's stress! Meditation can help us respond to stress constructively instead of acting out conditioned patterns of response such as reactive, angry, argumentative behavior; emotionally shutting down; withdrawing; or escaping into isolation or certain addictions. Locking in a daily practice is often the most important -- and most difficult -- task for new meditator...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Leadership Lessons from an Iconic N.J. Paramedic
The prehospital streets of New Jersey are less protected after one of their greatest entered eternal rest on Aug. 28, 2015. Paramedic Walter Drivet was iconic for many reasons. He delivered exceptional care to N.J. residents for over 35 years in the highest-risk areas—where the patients needed him the most. I met Walter for the first time as a paramedic student at a suburban medic unit where he’d come to help teach us incident command in the early ‘90s in efforts to formalize our state mass casualty incident response structure. That day he assigned me as incident commander. I tried to talk him out of it because I was...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - February 29, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jennifer McCarthy, MAS, NRP, MICP Tags: Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

How to Quit Smoking Naturally
Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health. But I’m concerned that people trying to quit — and you may be one of them — are using electronic cigarettes. First of all, it won’t work. E-cigarettes do their job by heating liquid nicotine, and turning it into a vapor you inhale. Nicotine is a nitrogen-containing chemical which is made of several types of plants, including the tobacco plant. But nicotine is one of the most addictive substances out there — no matter where you’re getting it from. And secondly, you’re simply replacing one evil with another. Just like tobacco, e-cigs don...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - February 29, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Natural Cures Electronic Cigarettes Smoking Source Type: news

The addictive model of self-harming (non-suicidal and suicidal) behavior - Blasco-Fontecilla H, Fernández-Fernández R, Colino L, Fajardo L, Perteguer-Barrio R, De Leon J.
INTRODUCTION: Behavioral addictions such as gambling, sun-tanning, shopping, Internet use, work, exercise, or even love and sex are frequent, and share many characteristics and common neurobiological and genetic underpinnings with substance addictions (i.e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Virtual Reality Could Help Researchers Understand Heroin Addiction
Addicts in a new study at the University of Houston will strap on virtual reality headsets and navigate a "heroin cave" to help them try and kick their addictions. Researchers are looking to see if making their way through a simulated house party crammed with stimuli aimed at evoking cravings for the drug will help better equip those who suffer from addiction to do so in the real world. The heroin environments, a house party where the drug is snorted and one where it is injected, took nearly a year to complete to ensure realism, its creators said. The study from the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work use...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 29, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Tarantula toxin may be used as powerful painkiller
Stephen FellerWASHINGTON, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Researchers in Australia identified a peptide in tarantula venom that may work as a more effective, less addictive painkiller, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I'll cry if i want to: Emotional exhaustion harms society's outcasts
Most theories suggest some people are willing to view stigmatized individuals, such as drug addicts, as less than human because believing people in these situations don't have the capacity to think and feel like others makes it easier to marginalize them. Research has now found another reason why people may dehumanize society’s outcasts: emotional exhaustion. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 29, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Tanzania: Breaking Up With Drug Addiction
[Citizen] "Now I think people are realising that I am a woman, not an animal," Magreth says, halfway laughing. She sits on the benches at Muhimbili Methadone Clinic with her face towards the clinic's yellow wall. Her arms are smooth and intact without syringe scars. They have changed. The veins on her arms used to be marked by sores from needles that led heroin into them. When she walked through her neighbourhood in Buguruni, Dar es Salaam, people would yell "Teja" (drug addict) after her. But when she passes by her (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 29, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Innovative neuropeptide depression treatment to be developed
(Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and Impel NeuroPharma have signed a licensing agreement to advance a new neuropeptide-based therapeutic approach shown to be effective in treating depression.This novel treatment is a peptide that disrupts two dopamine receptors that bind at higher rates in the brains of people with major depression. This approach represents a first-in-class therapeutic for depression and potentially other conditions, and can potentially alleviate depression while minimizing side effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Virtual reality 'heroin cave' aimed at helping addicts kick habit
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Addicts in a new study at the University of Houston will strap on virtual reality headsets and navigate a "heroin cave" to help them try and kick their addictions. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: A little alcohol in pregnancy puts future generations at risk
If a pregnant woman drinks even a little alcohol, she can increase the chance that her children and grandchildren will become less sensitive to and more dependent on alcohol. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Middlebury Bans Energy Drink Sales, Citing Link To 'High-Risk Sex'
Vermont’s Middlebury College announced this week that the campus will stop selling energy drinks on March 7 -- but the rationale behind the move has some raising eyebrows. Myles Kamisher-Koch, a student who interns with the college's Dining Services, is behind the decision, reports student publication The Middlebury Campus. Kamisher-Koch argued at a meeting of administrators, students and faculty that beverages like Red Bull and 5-Hour energy promote a “culture of stress” and encourage bad academic habits. Dan Detora, executive director of dining hall services, told NBC that consuming energy drinks c...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Spatial patterns of arrests, police assault, and addiction treatment center locations in Tijuana, Mexico - Werb D, Strathdee SA, Vera A, Arredondo J, Beletsky L, Gonzalez-Zuniga P, Gaines T.
AIMS: In the context of a public health-oriented drug policy reform in Mexico, we assessed the spatial distribution of police encounters among people who inject drugs (PWID) in Tijuana; determined the association between these encounters and the location o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news