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Article ID: 677541

Heart Disease Risk in Older Women, Seafood Rich Diet Helps Fertility, Gay Teens Using Adult Hook-Up Apps, and More in the Sex and Relationships News Source

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The latest research and features on sex in the Sex and Relationships News Source

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 695169

Responding to 'Deaths of Despair' - Call for a National Resilience Strategy

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Startling increases in nationwide deaths from drug overdoses, alcohol, and suicides constitute a public health crisis – spurring an urgent call for a National Resilience Strategy to stem these "deaths of despair." The proposal is outlined in a special commentary in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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Article ID: 695144

Four Factors Predict Chronic Opioid Use, Suggests Study by WVU Researchers

West Virginia University

Four factors increase the odds that a patient will wind up on chronic opioid therapy, suggests research conducted by a team of researchers led by Nilanjana Dwibedi, assistant professor in the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy.

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In Helping Smokers Quit, Cash is King, E-cigarettes Strike Out

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Free smoking cessation aids, such as nicotine patches and chewing gum, are a staple of many corporate wellness programs aimed at encouraging employees to kick the habit. But, new research shows that merely offering such aids for free does not help employees quit, whereas supplementing them with financial incentives is three times more effective. The study also provides the first large-scale evidence that offering e-cigarettes to known smokers is not effective at helping smokers stay smoke-free.

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Widely Used E-cigarette Flavoring Impairs Lung Function

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

A new study has found that a common e-cigarette flavoring that has chemical characteristics similar to toxic chemicals found in cigarette smoke disrupts an important mechanism of the lungs’ anti-bacterial defense system. The study was presented at the 2018 American Thoracic Society International Conference.

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American Pain Society Endorses Compromise Marijuana Studies Act

American Pain Society

The American Pain Society (APS) today endorsed compromise legislation in the U.S. Senate amending provisions of the Marijuana Effective Studies Act of 2016, which removes excessive regulatory barriers inhibiting researchers from obtaining marijuana plants for studies to assess the drug’s medical effectiveness and safety.

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Opioid Epidemic, Suicide Rates Related, Expert Says

West Virginia University

Steadily rising suicide rates are related to the country’s opioid epidemic, a West Virginia University epidemiologist says. According to Dr. Ian Rockett, WVU’s newest study reveals that drug suicides are a significant public health issue.

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@floridastate Experts Available to Comment on America's Opioid Crisis

Florida State University

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Social Media Usage Linked to Underage Drinking

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Penn Medicine researchers found a statistically significant relationship between teen and young adult alcohol related social media engagement and both alcohol consumption and alcohol-related problems.

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