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Examination of postincarceration fatal overdoses after addiction treatment med...
Bottom Line There were fewer postincarceration deaths from overdose among recently released inmates after a program was started to provide medications for addiction treatment including methadone, buprenorphine or naltrexone in a state correctional system. Why The Research Is Interesting Most correctional facilities in the United States don t initiate or continue to provide medications for addiction treatment to inmates. Rates of opioid overdose are higher ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Feb 17
Mass. public safety, public health agencies collaborate to address the opioid ...
BOSTON - A new study shows that public health and public safety agencies established local, collaborative programs in Massachusetts to connect overdose survivors and their personal networks with addiction treatment, harm reduction, and other community support services following a non-fatal overdose. The study, published online in the International Journal of Drug Policy , is the first of its kind to attempt to systematically document this emerging approach ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Feb 17
Study finds opportunity to increase opioid dependence treatment in Ontario jails
Hamilton, ON February 15, 2018 - A study from McMaster University suggests more can be done to improve access to and delivery of opioid dependence treatment in adult correctional facilities in Ontario. Researchers say collaboration between the health-care and correctional systems is needed to close the gaps, and to benefit and improve the health of those in custody. The recommendation is based on surveys completed by physicians working in more than half of ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Feb 17
Can't buy me love: Materialism in marriage linked to devaluation of marriage
Madonna may have loved living in a material world as a material girl, but a recent study shows that married couples should avoid living according to this 80s jam at all costs. Jason Carroll, BYU professor of marriage and family studies, and two graduate students, Ashley LeBaron and Heather Kelly, have provided more insight into what may be one of the roots of the dissatisfaction caused by materialism -- a diminished view of the importance of marriage itsel ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Feb 17
Romantic relationships buffer gay and lesbian youth from emotional distress
Parents and friends don t have same protective effect as romantic partners Romance is associated with higher psychological distress for bisexuals, who face unique stressors Suggests benefits of helping LGBT youth meet in citywide queer proms and learn healthy behaviors for dating and romance CHICAGO --- Lesbian and gay youth showed significantly less psychological distress and were buffered against the negative effects of bullying and victimization when th ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Feb 17
New research: Increased stress on fathers leads to brain development changes i...
New research in mice has found that a father s stress affects the brain development of his offspring. This stress changes the father s sperm, which can then alter the brain development of the child. This new research provides a much better understanding of the key role that fathers play in the brain development of offspring. Scientists have known that a mother s environment during pregnancy, including factors such as poor diet, stress or infection, can cau ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Feb 17
Pets Good Medicine for Those Battling Mental Ills
Can the adoring gaze of a dog or the comforting purr of a cat be helpful to people with mental illness Absolutely, new research suggests. Although furry companions won t replace medications or therapy for mental health concerns, they can provide significant benefits, according to British researchers. Their review of 17 studies found that pets can provide comfort, alleviate worry, loneliness and isolation, increase physical activity and provide distraction ...
Healthday - Sat. Feb 17
Sibling Bullying Could Have Mental Health Effects
People who, as young kids, either bullied their siblings or were bullied themselves by siblings face an increased risk for psychotic disorders, a new British study suggests. By age 18, those who d been either the victim or the bully several times a week or month were two to three times more likely to have a psychotic disorder, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, researchers from the University of Warwick found. If the bullying occurs at home and at ...
Healthday - Sat. Feb 17
Too much TV at age 2 makes for less healthy adolescents
Watching too much television at age 2 can translate into poorer eating habits in adolescence and poorer performance in school, researchers at Universit 233 de Montr 233 al s School of Psychoeducation have found. In a new longitudinal study published in Preventive Medicine , graduate student Isabelle Simonato and her supervisor, Professor Linda Pagani, looked at a birth cohort of nearly 2,000 Quebec boys and girls born between spring 1997 and 1998. The chil ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Feb 17
PFASs, chemicals commonly found in environment, may interfere with body weight...
Boston, MA - A class of chemicals used in many industrial and consumer products was linked with greater weight gain after dieting, particularly among women, according to a study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The chemicals--perfluoroalkyl substances PFASs --have been linked with cancer, hormone disruption, immune dysfunction, high cholesterol, and obesity. The study also found that higher blood levels of PFASs--known as obesogens because ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Feb 17
The end of yo-yo dieting? Monash researchers uncover brain switch that control...
Scientists have discovered a molecular switch in the brain that regulates fat burning - and could provide a way to control weight gain following dieting. Monash University researchers have identified a molecular switch in the brain that potentially controls the human body s capacity to store fat, particularly after long periods of famine or weight loss - a process that underlies yo-yo dieting, where we regain the weight lost caused by dieting. Being able t ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Feb 17
Investigators highlight potential of exercise in addressing substance abuse in...
Exercise has numerous, well-documented health benefits. Could it also play a role in preventing and reducing substance misuse and abuse in adolescents This is the intriguing question that a team of investigators from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Cleveland Clinic seeks to answer. In a review article recently published in Birth Defects Research , the trio of researchers supplies a rationale for the use of exercise, particularly assi ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Feb 17
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