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Holiday Advice, holiday drinks, Drinking Alcohol, Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Addiction

Holiday Festivities Can Make It Easy to Overdo Alcohol Consumption

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The holidays generate both positive and negative emotions, and drinking is one of the methods that people often use to cope.

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Tobacco, Smoking, Addiction, Nicotine, Big Tobacco, cigarette health warnings, cigarette health consequences, smoking and health

Tobacco Companies to Admit to Deceiving Public About Smoking’s Health Risks

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Adolescence, Adolescent Drinking, alcohol prroblems, early age drinking, early-age drinking, first drunkenness, Binge Drinking, heavy drinking, initiation of drinking

Early Adolescent Drinking Increases Risk of Problem Drinking by Age 17

Early-age drinking is common in many western nations; for example, 54 percent of Australian 14- to 19-year olds have reported past-year alcohol use. Although early-age drinking has been associated with developing later alcohol problems, findings have been inconsistent. This study used data from the Australian Parental Supply of Alcohol Longitudinal Study to examine age at first drink, age of first drunkenness, and associations with subsequent drinking during adolescence.

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Anesthesia, Pain Management, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Opioids, Opioid Crisis, Epidemic, Opioid Epidemic, Pain medicine physicians, Medical community, Pain pre, Pain Clinic, chronic opioid use

Integrative Medicine Approaches for Pain Treatment – Can They Be an Alternative to Opioids?

Can acupuncture and yoga help to fight the opioid epidemic? These and other integrative medicine approaches have shown at least preliminary evidence of effectiveness in pain management, according to an article in the December issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia—a special thematic issue addressing the opioid crisis.

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Military Sexual Trauma, Military Service, behavioural health consequences, Alcohol Problems, male soldiers, National Guard soldiers, Deployment, US Army Reserve soldiers

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Alcohol Use, Substance Abuse, Substance Use

Impact of a Genetic Risk Factor for Substance Use Differs by Sex in Adolescents

In a study of adolescent boys and girls, neuroscientists have found a sex difference in a gene linked to substance use disorders.

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Smoking, Smoking Cessation, Personalized Medicine, Chantix, Nicotine Addiction, Nicotine Patch

Smoking Study Personalizes Treatment

A simple blood test is allowing Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) researchers to determine which patients should be prescribed varenicline (Chantix) to stop smoking and which patients could do just as well, and avoid side effects, by using a nicotine patch.

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tobacco addiction, Tobacco and youth, tobacco advertising, cigarette health consequences, cigarette labeling, Smoking and children, Big Tobacco

ATS Spreads Message about the Dangers of Flavored Tobacco in New Video

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Educating the public about the dangers of tobacco addiction has long been a priority for the American Thoracic Society, which provides scientifically-supported arguments to counter Big Tobacco’s marketing and lobbying efforts. Now, the ATS is debuting a new video in which children help to highlight the dangers associated with candy-flavored tobacco, which experts fear will induce kids to use tobacco, leading to a lifetime of addiction.

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New Painkillers Reduce Overdose Risk

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The research shows that a range of compounds can deliver pain-blocking potency without affecting respiration.

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Sanford Health to Study Alternatives to Opioids

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Sanford Health is one of three sites in the U.S. to launch a study to determine if non-opioid medications are as effective in managing pain after carpal-tunnel surgery.







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