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Expand prescribing of buprenorphine for opioid abuse? Experts weigh pros and c...
May 2, 2016 - Buprenorphine is a critical part of treatment for the growing epidemic of opioid abuse--but also carries the potential for misuse and diversion. The debate over whether to expand or not to expand prescribing of buprenorphine for opioid abuse is discussed in an expert review in the Journal of Psychiatric Practice , published by Wolters Kluwer . Based on the strong evidence of effectiveness, We should not limit or impede the use and expansion o ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 2
Sex exchange a heightened risk factor among women with incarceration history
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] -- Even behind bars it can be a hard question to raise, but new research suggests that asking female inmates whether they have a history of exchanging sex for money or drugs can help identify whether they are at heightened risk for serious health consequences. The study led by Dr. Amanda Noska, assistant professor of medicine in the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and Dr. Jennifer Clarke, medical direct ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 2
Inverse Relationship Between GPA and Innovative Orientation
Students today are stressed out about grades, more so than ever before. A few months ago I published a post here with evidence that this is so for college students. Many students responded to that post with comments about how their parents , teachers, and society in general are telling them that their future depends on getting straight A s in high school and then again in college. Here is a sample of those comments Anything less than an A was unacceptable, ...
Psychology Today - Mon. May 2
Cheats and Deceits: Trickery and Deception Are Widespread
A new book by University of Exeter ecologist Dr. Martin Stevens called Cheats and Deceits How Animals and Plants Exploit and Mislead is a great read, full of lots of research data, fascinating stories, and surprises the Kindle edition can be found here . The book s description reads as follows.
Psychology Today - Mon. May 2
Autistic vs. Psychotic Spectrums: Overlapping or Opposite?
The idea that, rather than being discreet entities, mental illnesses may lie on a spectrum of some kind is gradually gaining ground, but the question of exactly how they relate remains. Conventional views have some autistic and psychotic symptoms over-lapping but, according to the diametric model of mental illness illustrated below, autism and psychosis are opposites.
Psychology Today - Mon. May 2
Percentage of US children who have chronic health conditions on the rise
BALTIMORE, MD - The percentage of children with chronic health conditions is on the rise, and new research being presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2016 Meeting shows this is especially true among children who live in or near poverty. Researchers presenting the study abstract, National Trends in Prevalence and Co-morbid Chronic Conditions among Children with Asthma, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, looked a ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 30
Alcohol brand placement on TV linked with teens' brand preferences and drinkin...
BALTIMORE, MD - While tobacco companies have not been allowed to buy product placement in television shows since 2000, alcohol brands continue to self-regulate their marketing in media. But a new research abstract to be presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2016 Meeting showing how strongly alcohol brand placement relates to the drinking behavior of underage youth suggests more regulation may be needed. For the study, Alcohol Brand Placement in Tel ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 30
Exposure to tobacco smoke in the home increases childhood illnesses, health ca...
BALTIMORE, MD - Children who live with smokers end up in the doctor s office or hospital more often than those not exposed to tobacco smoke, according to new research being presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2016 Meeting. For the research abstract, Tobacco Smoke Exposure and Health Care Utilization among Children Nationwide, researchers analyzed 2011-2012 data from the National Survey on Children s Health, which is conducted by the U.S. Centers ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 30
Study finds adolescent tobacco users commonly report light smoking
BALTIMORE, MD - A new research abstract being presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies PAS 2016 Meeting reveals new details about teen smoking. Most young smokers report that they don t light up every day, and many smoke only a few cigarettes on the days they do smoke. These teens are less likely to identify as smokers, even as they face health risks comparable to heavier tobacco use. The study, Intermittent and Light Smoking Patterns among Youth, fol ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 30
Survey suggests children of gay fathers are well adjusted
BALTIMORE, MD - Compared to a national sample of heterosexual parents, gay fathers report similar parenting behavior and measures of wellbeing in their children, according to new research to be presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies PAS 2016 Meeting. The study, Experiences of Children with Gay Fathers, was conducted via an online survey, receiving responses from 732 gay fathers in 47 U.S. states. Participants responded to the Strengths and Difficult ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 30
Fit For Happiness
A most interesting branch of happiness research is that which involves tips for us to make ourselves happier. Scientific self-help as it were. On important question is whether the way we spend our discretionary income can lift our happiness in the moment or perhaps even our general life satisfaction. There is now good evidence for the idea that, overall, we are happier when spending money to buy experiences instead of things, when buying for others instead ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Apr 30
Can Friends Raise Your Pain Tolerance?
You call your best buddy to go out for the night, to share some good or bad news, or to talk over a difficult situation. But do you ever look to your friends to ease your physical pain A recent study says not to worry just having friends can make you less sensitive to pain Social networks have many purposes, some good and some bad, but who would have thought that they might work as a painkiller Yet according to some recent research, they are as successful ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Apr 30
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