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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

Nasal spray naloxone one step closer to public availability
Easy to use delivery technology could prevent opioid overdose deaths The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is pleased to announce that Adapt Pharma Limited, a partner of Lightlake Therapeutics Inc., has commenced a rolling submission of a New Drug Application (NDA) to the Food and Drug... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - June 12, 2015 Category: Addiction Tags: Health and Medical Professionals, Opioids, Pain Medication, Prescription Drugs, Prevention Research 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

Starbucks' new Frappuccino contains 400% recommended daily limit of sugar
(NaturalNews) When someone downs a Starbucks venti frappuccino, it's probably not the caffeine keeping them addicted, antsy, and wide-eyed. Instead, they are hyper and jumping all over the place because they just downed about 30 cubes of sugar! That's how much sugar is in the new... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Children's exposure to secondhand smoke in England has dropped 80 percent since 1998
(Wiley) A new study published today by the scientific journal Addiction finds that in England, children's exposure to secondhand smoke has declined by approximately 80 percent since 1998. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Addiction-Boosting Compounds Added to 'Light' CigarettesAddiction-Boosting Compounds Added to 'Light' Cigarettes
Pyrazine compounds added to tobacco products make these products harder to resist and more addictive, new research shows. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - June 11, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Marijuana's effect can change based on how much caffeine you've drunk
A study by the Integrative National Institute on Drug Abuse in Baltimore found that drinking lots coffee while smoking marijuana can cause people to become more addicted to the drug. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can a Drug or Surgery Solve Your Weight Problem?
In a word, no. Can they help? Perhaps. Last month I wrote an article that spoke somewhat favorably of the new weight loss drug, Saxenda. I said it was perhaps the most important weight loss medication ever developed. Wow! Did I get lambasted! I got all sorts of email blasting me for going over to the dark side and becoming a drug pusher and lackey of Big Pharma. I even got an email from my favorite professor of counseling at the University of Massachusetts, now friend, Allen Ivey, Ph.D. Besides being a friend, he is a big shot in the counseling field, the father of Microcounseling and developer of "active listening". He ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Our Addiction To Cell Phones Is Costing Lives. Here's How We Can Stop It.
Texting while driving can lead to a catastrophic accident in just a few seconds. It's a sobering reality, with no bigger reminder than the recent incident of a school bus driver crashing into another bus filled with school children while he was distracted by his phone. Three passengers died, including two young elementary school kids. So what causes our insatiable need to constantly check our devices? Dr. David Greenfield, founder of the Center for Internet and Technology Addiction, told The Huffington Post that when cell phone users compulsively check their devices it is in an effort to stimulate the brain's pleasure ce...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 9, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

NIAAA honors Jonathan Gibralter with Senator Harold Hughes Award
Jonathan Gibralter, Ph.D., president of Frostburg State University (FSU), received the Senator Harold Hughes Memorial Award today from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health.  NIAAA Director George Koob, Ph.D., announced his selection during the 139th meeting of the National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - June 9, 2015 Category: Addiction Authors: Cara Source Type: news

Further evidence of self-medication: personality factors influencing drug choice in substance use disorders - McKernan LC, Nash MR, Gottdiener WH, Anderson SE, Lambert WE, Carr ER.
According to Khantzian's (2003) self-medication hypothesis (SMH), substance dependence is a compensatory means to modulate affects and self-soothe in response to distressing psychological states. Khantzian asserts: (1) Drugs become addicting because they h... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 9, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Surgery addict who's spent 10 years turning himself into a real-life Ken doll undergoes a hair transplant - so he can attend pool parties without his bald patches showing 
Rodrigo Alves, 31, who lives in London, underwent an eight hour operation at a clinic in LA which saw surgeons remove hair from the back of his head to his temple, increasing the hair line by an inch. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physician waivers to prescribe buprenorphine increases potential access to treatment
This study shows that the increased number and geographic distribution of physicians obtaining waivers to prescribe buprenorphine has widened potential access to effective treatment for those with addiction to heroin or prescription painkillers. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 9, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Physician waivers to prescribe buprenorphine increases potential access to treatment
This study shows that the increased number and geographic distribution of physicians obtaining waivers to prescribe buprenorphine has widened potential access to effective treatment for those with addiction to heroin or prescription painkillers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 9, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Physician Waivers to Prescribe Buprenorphine Increase Potential Access to Effective Treatment Options to Address Opioid Overdose Crisis
The increased number and geographic distribution of physicians obtaining waivers to prescribe buprenorphine has widened potential access to effective treatment for those with addiction to heroin or prescription painkillers. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - June 9, 2015 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

Prescribing lifesaving naloxone: Addressing attitudes of primary care clinicians
NIDA-funded research exploring barriers to prescribing naloxone, a safe, easy-to-use drug that can prevent opioid overdose deaths, suggests that primary healthcare providers have limited knowledge about it, and have concerns about its misuse and safety. Other perceived barriers to naloxone... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - June 9, 2015 Category: Addiction Tags: Health and Medical Professionals, Opioids, Pain Medication, Prescription Drugs, Prevention Research, Researchers Source Type: news

Ask the Mediatrician: How does social media affect body image?
Q: I am a 7th grader working on an independent research project about whether using social media can be addictive and how using social media affects adolescent girls’ body image. What does the scientific research show? And how can I learn more about this? ~ Scrutinizing Social Media, Wellesley, MA Dear Scrutinizing, As a seventh grader, this is an important topic for you to research and to teach your friends about, since you are turning 13, the age at which you are legally able to be using social media. First, let’s address whether social media are “addictive”. We need to be careful about using stigmatizing terms ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 8, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Source Type: news

Fruit flies’ sexual behavior as a model of motivation in the brain
By Nancy Fliesler If you have children present, you might want to click out of this post. But if you want to understand motivation, you’ll want to know about the sexual behavior of fruit flies. In the brain, motivational states are nature’s way of matching our behaviors to our needs and priorities. But motivation can go awry, and dysfunction of the brain’s motivation machinery may well underlie addiction and mood disorders, says Michael Crickmore, PhD, a researcher in the F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center. “Basically, every behavior or mood disorder is a disorder of motivation,” he says. It...
Source: Mass Device - June 8, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Big Data Blog Boston Children's Hospital Vector Blog Source Type: news

Painkillers Resist Abuse, but Experts Still Worry
As thousands of addicts still find ways to abuse OxyContin and similar painkillers, called abuse-deterrent formulations, some experts caution that the protections are misunderstood. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ALAN SCHWARZ Tags: Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc ENDP NASDAQ Pain-Relieving Drugs Pfizer Inc PFE NYSE Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Drug Abuse and Traffic Food and Drug Administration OxyContin (Drug) Naloxone (Drug) Express Scripts Inc ESRX NASDAQ Source Type: news

When abuse primes addiction - Automatic activation of alcohol concepts by child maltreatment related cues in emotionally abused alcoholics - Potthast N, Neuner F, Catani C.
INTRODUCTION: Recent research indicates that there is a link between emotional maltreatment and alcohol dependence (AD), but the underlying mechanisms still need to be clarified. There is reason to assume that maltreatment related cues automatically activa... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 6, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

I pity Charles Kennedy but being alcoholic is NOT a disease by DR MAX PEMBERTON
The ‘disease model’ of addiction was promoted in the late 1990s. It started in the US and some argue that the motivation was to ensure health insurers couldn’t wriggle out of funding treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insights From Hemingway
Everyone needs to take control of his or her own life by making sense of it. - Mariel Hemingway - Chris Baldwin Photography Mariel Hemingway is the granddaughter of one of America's greatest writers Ernest Hemingway. As an acclaimed actress we first met her in Woody Allen's iconic film Manhattan. With her memoir, Out Came the Sun, she shows how compassion, education, and understanding can take us all out of the darkness and into the light. When you search for meaning, there's always a tension between looking to the outside world and looking within yourself. Ernest Hemingway In our conversation, airing this we...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Are You Brave Enough to Follow Your Passion?
Imagine what the world would look like if every person used the highest expression of his talent instead of merely slogging into work every day. That's the "fantasy" of Larry Smith, who, in a mesmerizing TED Talk that's received nearly four million views, tells people why they're going to fail to have a great career. "You're toast if you don't do the work you love," Smith, a professor of economics at the University of Waterloo in Canada, said in a recent phone conversation. Smith has spent his teaching career coaching students to pursue their passions, and it's "serious stuff," he says. "We're all worse for it if th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

A genetic approach to understanding addiction
(University of Connecticut School of Engineering) A new study aims to find the genetic causes specific symptoms of substance addiction, which could lead to a more nuanced way of looking at substance abuse, and ways to treat it (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 5, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Life as a recovering porn addict
One man tells of his struggles with pornography (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Facebook addiction linked to depression
(Reuters Health) - In a small study of Facebook users in Poland, depression was one predictor of greater vulnerability to becoming dependent on using the social media site. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

NIH study finds alcohol use disorder on the increase
AUDs often untreated Alcohol use disorder, or AUD, is the medical diagnosis for problem drinking that causes mild to severe distress or harm.  A new study supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health, reports that nearly one-third of adults in the United States have an AUD at some time in their lives, but only about 20 percent seek AUD treatment.  The study also reveals a significant increase in AUDs over the last decade.  The new findings are reported online today in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - June 3, 2015 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

Waterloo chemist to develop revolutionary new probe to study the brain
(University of Waterloo) Researchers are developing a tiny wire that will speed up the discovery of new drugs and could one day unlock the mysteries of illnesses such as Alzheimer's or Lou Gehrig's disease. Professor Janusz Pawliszyn, a chemistry professor from the University of Waterloo, along with researchers from Concordia University and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health are teaming up to develop a new brain probe that can be used on live subjects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Flakka: A New Synthetic Street Drug
A new synthetic drug called, 'Flakka,' is making people in America experience several undesirable side-effects and affecting communities. Since September of 2014, doctors, hospitals, fire rescue crews and police officers have witnessed people with signs and symptoms that include agitation, unusual behavior, delusions, paranoia and seemingly superhuman strength. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - June 2, 2015 Category: Disability Tags: Drug Addiction Source Type: news

Any vices? I'm addicted to exercise: Steve Backshall goes under the microscope 
Wildlife presenter Steve Backshall, 42, answers our health quiz and reveals he gets his five a day at breakfast time, kayaked 125 miles in 23 hours and finds yoga and meditation beneficial. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news