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Treatment for sexual and domestic violence offenders does work
A first-of-its-kind study has found that specialised psychological programmes for sexual and domestic violence offenders have led to major reductions in reoffending but best results are achieved with consistent input from a qualified psychologist. For the study, which was led by Professor Theresa Gannon at the University of Kent, a team of psychologists from the UK and Canada reviewed 70 previous studies and 55,000 individual offenders from five countries ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 26
Could Dirty Air Spur a Rise in Serious Mental Illness?
As air quality declines, the prevalence of mental health conditions may rise, a large, new study suggests. Looking at data on millions of people in the United States and Denmark, researchers found correlations between air pollution exposure and rates of certain psychiatric disorders. In both countries, poorer air quality was linked to a slightly heightened risk of bipolar disorder. And in Denmark -- where childhood data was available -- people who were exp ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 26
Mixing Marijuana With Opioids May Not Be Good for Mental Health
As America continues to struggle with an opioid epidemic, marijuana has been suggested by some as a safer alternative to opioid painkillers. But taking the two together may leave users vulnerable to mental health issues, a new study finds. Not only that, researchers found that those who combined pot and opioids for pain were also more likely to abuse other drugs such as cocaine, alcohol and sedatives. There s been a lot of buzz that maybe pot is the new or ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 26
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 the inpatient setting to long-term treatment with proven me ...
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 Physicians and Surgeons, and the New York State Psychiatric ...
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 consumption. With a mounting opioid epidemic at full force and relat ...
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 mitigate that risk by identifying which patients are more l ...
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 nearly a quarter 24 had tried marijuana concentrate. Marijua ...
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 as physical therapy, massage and acupuncture, the researchers ...
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 powerhouse of cells--drive chronic inflammation from cells exposed t ...
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 Obesity articles as provided below. Links become active when a ...
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-depressants or anti-psychotics alone, in combination or not at all ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 26
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