Therapy And Wellness News

BU finds alternative to 'revolving door' of opioid detox and relapse
In a first-ever randomized trial, patients at a short-term inpatient program began long-term outpatient treatment with buprenorphine before discharge, with better outcomes than detox patients. Three out of four people who complete an inpatient opioid withdrawal management program--commonly known as detox --relapse within a month, leading to a revolving door effect. Few successfully transition from ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 26
Study shows hazardous patterns of prescription opioid misuse in the US
August 21, 2019 -- Among adults aged 18 years and older, 31 percent used prescription opioids only as prescribed by a physician medically and 4 percent misused them. Thus, the overwhelming majority 88 percent of all past-12-month prescription opioid users used the drugs for medical purposes only, according to a new study at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Vagelos College of ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 26
UNM study confirms cannabis flower is an effective mid-level analgesic medicat...
Using the largest database of real-time recordings of the effects of common and commercially available cannabis products in the United States U.S. , researchers at The University of New Mexico UNM found strong evidence that cannabis can significantly alleviate pain, with the average user experiencing a three-point drop in pain suffering on a 0-10 point scale immediately following cannabis consumpt ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 26
Anxiety, depression linked to more opioid use after surgery
Surgeons wielding their life-saving scalpels, laparoscopic tools, or other implements to repair or remove what ails their patients understand all too well that pain is an unavoidable part of the healing process. Yet the current opioid crisis has made the standard prescribing practices for these highly effective analgesics fraught with risk. New research from Michigan Medicine could help clinicians ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 26
Study finds that teens are using a highly potent form of marijuana
Tempe, Ariz. August 26, 2019 - Nearly one in four Arizona teens have used a highly potent form of marijuana known as marijuana concentrate, according to a new study by Arizona State University researchers. Among nearly 50,000 eighth, 10th, and 12th graders from the 2018 Arizona Youth Survey, a biennial survey of Arizona secondary school students, one-third 33 had tried some form of marijuana, and ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 26
Depression, anxiety linked to opioid use and reduced survival in women with br...
Elderly women battling breast cancer who have anxiety, depression or other mental health conditions are more likely to use opioids and more likely to die, a new study led by the University of Virginia School of Medicine suggests. The findings should encourage doctors to better manage mental health in patients with breast cancer and spur care providers to consider alternative pain management such a ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 26
What drives inflammation in type 2 diabetes? Not glucose, says new research
LEXINGTON, Ky. Aug. 21, 2019 -- To date, the underlying causes of inflammation in obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus T2DM have been poorly understood, which has hampered efforts to develop treatments to prevent complications from a disease that is the third leading cause of death in the United States. But new research at the University of Kentucky shows that changes to mitochondria--the powerhou ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 26
Obesity embargo alert for September 2019
All print, broadcast and online journalists who receive the Obesity embargo alert agree to abide by the embargo and may not publish, post, broadcast or distribute embargoed news releases or details of the embargoed studies before the embargo date and time. When writing about these studies, journalists are asked to attribute the source as the journal Obesity and to include the online link to the Ob ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 26
Study suggests weight loss regardless of psychiatric medication use
A new Canadian study suggests that individuals who take anti-depressants and or anti-psychotics and participate in a weight management program can lose weight whether or not they take psychiatric medications, according to a report published online today in Obesity , the flagship journal of The Obesity Society. The study is the first to examine weight loss outcomes in individuals taking anti-depres ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 26
The fat of the land: Estimating the ecological costs of overeating
With every unfinished meal since Band Aid, you ve heard it people are starving in Africa, y know . True, the UN estimates that rich countries throw away nearly as much food as the entire net production of sub-Saharan Africa - about 230 million tonnes per year. But is it any less a waste to eat the excess food Morally, it s equivocal. Nutritionally, it depends. However the land, water and carbon fo ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 26
From cradle to grave: postnatal overnutrition linked to aging
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have found a new answer to an old question how can overnutrition during infancy lead to long-lasting health problems such as diabetes The report, published today in the journal Environmental Epigenetics , focuses on the pancreatic Islets of Langerhans, which produce insulin and other hormones. Islets of mice that were overnourished during the first 21 days ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 26
Obesity tied to weakened response to taste
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Obesity is connected with a reduced response to taste, according to a new study featuring faculty at Binghamton University, State of University of New York. Taste perception is known to change with obesity, but the underlying neural changes remain poorly understood. It s surprising that we know so little about how taste is affected by obesity, given that the taste of food is a b ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 26
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