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In Medicaid patients, fatal overdose risk rises with opioid dose and sedative-...
June 16, 2017 - Among Medicaid patients taking opioids for chronic pain, the risk of fatal overdose rises steadily with daily opioid dose, reports a study in the July issue of Medical Care . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . Compared to low doses, overdose risk is up to five times higher for patients taking moderate to high doses of opioids, and up to 20 times higher in those who use opioids at moderate to high doses together with benzodiazepine ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jun 17
Genes and the environment? Factors, patterns that lead to childhood obesity risk
URBANA, Ill. - In the preschool years, children begin to learn from their environment about self-regulation--both in regards to food choices and how to deal with their emotions. When children don t learn effective self-regulation skills during those early critical years, studies have shown they may be at a greater risk of becoming obese. One factor that has been linked to childhood obesity is restrictive feeding practices by primary caregivers, the implica ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jun 17
Rates of marijuana use, heavy use, and cannabis use disorder depend on where y...
June 15, 2017 -- Adult marijuana use rose significantly in states that passed loosely regulated medical marijuana laws MMLs according to a new study by Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia University Medical Center. Highest increases were reported among adults ages 26 and over. Little change was found in past-month marijuana use among adolescents or young adults between the ages 18 and 25. The findings are published online in ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jun 17
New data shows low risk nicotine product snus is 95 percent safer than smoking
EMBARGOED UNTIL [09.00 GMT Friday 16th June 2017, Warsaw, Poland] New data analysis presented today at the annual Global Forum on Nicotone GFN meeting demonstrates the potential of the low risk tobacco product snus in reducing the impact of tobacco related disease and death in Europe. The latest evidence, presented by Peter Lee, epidemiologist and medical statistician, indicates that snus is at least 95 safer than smoking. Analysis by Lars Ramstr 246 m, sn ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jun 17
Investigating Emotional Spillover in the Brain
Life is full of emotional highs and lows, ranging from enjoying an activity with a loved one and savoring a delicious meal to feeling hurt by a negative interaction with a co-worker or that recent scuffle with a family member. But when we let emotions from one event carry on to the next, such spillover can color our impressions and behavior in those new situations sometimes for the worse. Researchers at the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wis ...
Psychological Science - Sat. Jun 17
Biracial Dating in a Monoracial Culture
While I ve never actually seen the film, the theme song was a staple of our household in my early years. I ve got jungle fever, she s got jungle fever We ve got jungle fever, we re in love She s gone black-boy crazy, I ve gone white-girl hazy Ain t no thinking maybe, we re in love Jungle Fever , Stevie Wonder My father African American would burst out in song, as he danced around my White mother, teasingly highlighting the stark differences in their cultur ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Jun 15
9 Tips to Manage Adult Bullying
Unless you were homeschooled in the wild or have some type of supernatural luck, you ve probably tangled with a mean girl or bully at some point in your life. Unfortunately, bullies grow up and get jobs, so you might just run into them again in the workplace except this time sans the lockers and swirlies. Therefore, let s talk about some tips to deal with workplace bullying . We all want to believe that growing up means the end of lunch table cliques, deme ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Jun 15
Ten Commandments for How to Talk About Mental Health
I was giving a lecture to a group of college students and I described how to show respect toward people with mental health concerns by using appropriate language. As one example, I noted it s better to say John has schizophrenia instead of John is schizophrenic. I explained how John has schizophrenia puts the emphasis on the person, not his illness, while John is schizophrenic equates the person with their illness and perpetuates negative labels and stereo ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Jun 15
Why We're Like Honeybees
You are meeting a friend for dinner at your favorite local tapas restaurant. You arrive early and tuck in with a glass of sangria. As you sip your fruity beverage and peruse the menu, you casually begin to listen in on a conversation taking place behind you. Three middle-aged women have obviously had a few sangria of their own and are talking loudly and laughing uproariously. They are discussing a shared memory of a spring break trip they took in their ear ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Jun 15
What Are My Brain Tumors Trying to Tell Me?
I am having trouble with my brain . It is six months since multiple brain metastases were discovered for the third time since I was diagnosed with incurable lung cancer in October 2014. The first time they responded to a targeted chemo drug supported by some complementary treatments. This lasted about 18 months. The second time 27 new lesions were successfully erased by Gamma Knife radiation, which targets each one with minute accuracy while protecting the ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Jun 15
Drop in violence associated with smoke-free policy at psychiatric hospital
New King s College London research reveals a 39 per cent drop in physical assaults -- both between patients and towards staff -- following the introduction of a smoke-free policy at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust SLaM . Published today in The Lancet Psychiatry , the study has important implications for the introduction of smoke-free policies, not only in psychiatric hospitals but also in other institutions such as prisons. Smoking withi ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 15
Marijuana use among college students on rise following Oregon legalization, st...
CORVALLIS, Ore. - College students attending an Oregon university are using more marijuana now that the drug is legal for recreational use, but the increase is largely among students who also report recent heavy use of alcohol, a new study has found. Oregon State University researchers compared marijuana usage among college students before and after legalization and found that usage increased at several colleges and universities across the nation but it in ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 15
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