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Alcohol’s Effect Can Be More Damaging to Women

Listen up ladies. Women simply don’t metabolize alcohol in the same way as men. It’s called the telescoping effect.

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Underage Drinking, alcohol marketing, Internet alcohol marketing

Pilot Study Finds Youth More Likely Than Adults to Report Seeing Alcohol Marketing on the Internet

Underage youth are nearly twice as likely to recall seeing alcohol marketing on the internet than adults, with almost one in three saying they saw alcohol-related content in the previous month, according to a new pilot survey led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Heroin, Adolescent Addiction, Drug Abuse Trends

Growing Number of Teens Think Getting Heroin Is ‘Probably Impossible’

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How easy do adolescents think it is to get heroin? A Saint Louis University researcher examines how their perceptions have changed from 2002 to 2014.

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UMB, Guidewell Financial Solutions Partner on Problem Gambling Grant

Problem gambling among credit counseling clients is the focus of a $34,500 seed grant awarded to the School of Social Work and Guidewell Financial Solutions.

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Smoking Cessation, Tobacco, quit smoking

Research Is at the Heart of Decade-Long Collaboration on Smoking Cessation Between KU Medical Center and the University of Kansas Hospital

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UKanQuit, a joint inpatient program between the University of Kansas Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital, is helping more smokers quit the habit

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Variability in Local Costs of Substance Abuse Across California

The average news consumer might be surprised to learn that the economic costs of alcohol abuse far exceed those related to illegal drug use. In California, alcohol abuse cost $129 billion in 2010, $3,450 per California resident. That was almost three times the $44 billion bill for illicit drug use. The largest cost contributors were mortality, impaired driving, and violence. The costs varied greatly from city to city and county to county.

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Embargoed AJPH Research: ACA TV News, Housing Assistance and Health, CVS Tobacco Sales

In this month’s release, find new embargoed research about: Affordable Care Act television news content; housing assistance’s link to resident health; and the effect of CVS ending tobacco sales on cigarette purchasing.

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Smoking Cessation, Health, Public Service Announcement, Advertsing, Smoking, Nostalgia, Disease

Smokers’ Memories Could Help Them Quit

Rather than inciting fear, anti-smoking campaigns should tap into smokers’ memories and tug at their heartstrings, finds a new study by Michigan State University researchers.

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Opioid, Drug Abuse, opioid abuse, Physicians and Opioids, opioid prescribing, prescribing practices, Opioid use, Opioid Epidemic, Harvard Medical School, T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Opioid Addiction, opioid overdose, Addiction

Habit Forming

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At a glance: New research shows great variation among clinicians’ opioid prescribing practices and links physician prescription patterns to patients’ risk for subsequent long-term opioid use. Being treated by an emergency room physician who prescribes opioids more frequently increases a patient’s risk of long-term opioid use and other adverse outcomes. The results suggest that differences in clinicians’ prescribing habits may be helping to fuel the opioid epidemic sweeping the United States.

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Smoking Cessation, Randomized Trial, lung cancer screening, precancerous lesions, Counseling, Smoking, Lung Cancer

Smoking Cessation Counseling Successful When Paired with Lung Cancer Screening

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The first successful randomized trial of its kind provides preliminary evidence that telephone-based smoking cessation counseling given to smokers shortly after undergoing lung cancer screening can be effective at helping people stop smoking.







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