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SCOTUS Experts, New Species in Antarctica, Genetics, Cancer, and More Top Stories 25 June 2015

Other topics include weight loss, medical marijuana, smart traffic lights, diabetes, heart disease, and more.

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As Smoking Declines, More Are Likely to Quit

Smokeless tobacco and, more recently, e-cigarettes have been promoted as a harm reduction strategy for smokers who are “unable or unwilling to quit.” The strategy, embraced by both industry and some public health advocates, is based on the assumption that as smoking declines overall, only those who cannot quit will remain. A new study by researchers at UC San Francisco has found just the opposite.

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Survey: Many Doctors Misunderstand Key Facets of Opioid Abuse

Many primary care physicians – the top prescribers of prescription pain pills in the United States – don’t understand basic facts about how people may abuse the drugs or how addictive different formulations of the medications can be, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.

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Trending Stories Report for 22 June 2015

Topics include: women's health, cancer care, research at the Large Hadron Collider, dementia drug treatment, dermatology, skin cancer, breast cancer, smoking risks, and genetics.

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Trending Stories Report for 19 June 2015

Topics include: treating advanced skin cancer, big data and bioenergy, cancer research, 10 reasons to eat quinoa, sleep issues in the nursing field, advances in cancer surgery, genes for sleep, brain receptor for cocaine addiction, and nano imaging on insect adaptations.

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UCLA Research Offers More Evidence for Possible Link Between Cocaine Use and HIV Infection

New research offers further evidence that cocaine use disrupts the immune system, making people who use it more likely to become infected with HIV.

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Tamper-Resistant Pill Dispenser Aims to Stamp Out Medication Misuse

You can whack it with a hammer, attack it with a drill, or even stab it with a screwdriver. But try as you might, you won’t be able to get into this pill dispenser. Which is exactly the idea.

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Brain Receptor Found to Significantly Affect Cocaine Addiction

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By manipulating the activity of Activin receptors in the brain, researchers were able to increase or decrease cocaine-taking and relapse behavior in animal models. The study focused on receptors in regions of the brain involved in pleasure and reward.

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Teens Start Misusing ADHD Drugs & Other Stimulants Earlier Than You Might Think, U-M Study Finds

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Despite stereotypes about college students resorting to black-market Ritalin to help them cram for exams, young people are actually most likely to start misusing prescription stimulant drugs in their high school years, according to new University of Michigan Medical School research.