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Frequent, public drug users may be good candidates for overdose-treatment trai...
In response to America s opioid crisis, public health departments and community organizations across the country have started to train opioid users to reverse overdoses in other users with the opioid-blocker naloxone. The most frequent and public opioid users may be the best available candidates for naloxone training, according to a new study from scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The scientists interviewed 450 Baltimore drug u ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 29
Study reveals lack of self-awareness among doctors when prescribing opioids
AURORA, Colo. March 27, 2018 - As health providers struggle to curb the epidemic of opioid abuse, researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Massachusetts Medical School have found that 65 percent of emergency department ED physicians surveyed underestimated how often they prescribed the highly addictive pain killers to patients. Those rates dropped after they saw their actual data. The year-long study, publishe ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 29
Marijuana may lead non-smokers to cigarettes
March 27, 2018 -- While cigarette smoking has long been on the decline, marijuana use is on the rise and, disproportionately, marijuana users also smoke cigarettes. A new study by researchers at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health and the City University of New York reports that cannabis use was associated with an increased initiation of cigarette smoking among non-cigarette smokers. They also found adults who smoke cigarettes and use can ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 29
Liver cancer caused by alcohol consumption may have worse prognosis than other...
A new study indicates that patients with alcohol-related liver cancer often do not live as long as patients with liver cancer that is not associated with alcohol consumption, mainly due to diagnoses at later stages. Published early online in CANCER , a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings indicate that efforts should be made to improve both screening for early signs of liver cancer and the management of alcohol abuse. Liver ca ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 29
Narcissists don't hunt for partners who are already taken -- but it doesn't st...
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Narcissists aren t necessarily on the hunt for partners who are already in a relationship - but that doesn t appear to stand in their way, either, new research suggests. Researcher Amy Brunell of The Ohio State University wondered whether narcissists are particularly attracted to would-be partners who already have a significant other and set about answering that question in a four-part study. I thought it was possible that there might be s ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 29
Adults’ Political Leanings Linked With Early Personality Traits
Our political attitudes in adulthood have roots in early childhood temperament, according to new findings published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Analyses of data from more than 16,000 participants in two longitudinal studies in the United Kingdom reveal links between conduct problems at ages 5 and 7 and economic and political discontent 25 years later. 8220 Findings from both studies indicate that child ...
Psychological Science - Thu. Mar 29
How Reciprocity Can Magnify Inequality
People tend to reciprocate others actions in ways that increase disparities in wealth, according to findings published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . People typically want to treat others fairly, repaying kindness with kindness. Yet, we find that people reciprocate a little more with wealthy individuals, even when those wealthy individuals display equivalent generosity to less wealthy ones, explains psyc ...
Psychological Science - Thu. Mar 29
Childhood Friendships May Have Some Health Benefits in Adulthood
Time spent with friends in childhood is associated with physical health in adulthood, according to data from a multi-decade study of men. The findings , published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science , show that boys who spent more time with friends as children tended to have lower blood pressure and lower BMI as men in their early 30s. These findings suggest that our early social lives may have a small protecti ...
Psychological Science - Thu. Mar 29
11 Little Ways To Support Someone With High-Functioning Depression
When you think of someone living with depression, you might picture someone at home, curled up in bed and unable to leave. However, not everyone with the condition fits that mold. People with high-functioning depression, a subtype of the disorder, are able to meet goals and keep up with their daily routine, and they seem to enjoy success in life, explained Charlene Sanuade, a clinical therapist at CS Counseling and Therapy . In other words, the condition c ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Mar 29
It Matters That This Pro Athlete Is Open About His Eating Disorder
Mike Marjama didn t think his behavior was alarming until he ended up on a stretcher in the emergency room. The Seattle Mariners catcher was a junior in high school when he was admitted to a week-long inpatient program for an eating disorder. For several years, he had been going through cycles of drastically cutting his food intake, overexercising, and binging and purging. He finally got help after he dropped a severe amount of weight around 14 pounds, he ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Mar 29
Smoking every day can increase psychosis risk, study finds
Two new studies report an increased risk of psychosis among smokers of not only marijuana, but tobacco, too.
Medical News Today - Thu. Mar 29
Global burden of low back pain -- a consequence of negligence and misinformation
A series of groundbreaking papers from Australian and international researchers in The Lancet , published today 22 3 warns that low back pain is a major health burden globally - across developed and developing nations - and that the current use of X-rays and scans, opioids, injections and surgery to investigate and treat the condition is useless, unnecessary and harmful. Low back pain is the leading cause of disability globally - with more than 540 million ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 21
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