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Article ID: 691725

UNLV Professor on Relationship Between Nevada's Casinos and its Gaming Regulators

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

It’s no secret that the glitz and glamour of casinos and gambling have made Las Vegas a bucket list destination for people all over the world. A little less flashy are the jobs of regulators tasked with ensuring that gaming companies follow the law.

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26-Mar-2018 3:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 691614

Receptivity to E-cigarette Ads among Young Adults in the U.S. Leads to Cigarette Smoking

University of California San Diego Health

Receptivity to advertising for e-cigarettes, cigarettes and cigars were confirmed to be associated with those who would try the respective tobacco product within one year. However, receptivity to e-cigarette advertising also independently increased the odds that 12- to 21-year-olds who have never smoked would try cigarette smoking within the next year by 60 percent. This finding, publishing in the March 26 issue of JAMA Pediatrics, was independent of receptivity to cigarette advertising.

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22-Mar-2018 3:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 691663

West Virginia University Launches Minor in Addiction Studies to Combat the Nation’s Opioid Crisis

West Virginia University

The minor, open to undergraduate students in all academic disciplines, will provide students with a broad-based view of addiction theories, assessment and treatment to prepare them for employment in substance use disorder treatment and related settings.

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26-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 691347

New AJPH Research: NYC Smoking Age, Opioids Up 500% in Brazil, Defense Dept. Policies and Traumatic Brain Injury, Medicaid Expansion and Opioids

American Public Health Association (APHA)

In this issue, find research on NYC smoking age, opioids up 500% in Brazil, Defense Dept. policies and traumatic brain injury, Medicaid expansion and opioids

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19-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 691609

Breakthrough Test Detects Heroin and Cocaine From a Fingerprint

American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

.A fingerprint test published today in AACC’s Clinical Chemistry journal can tell whether someone has taken heroin or cocaine, and accurately distinguishes between drug users versus individuals who were exposed to drug residue in the environment. This breakthrough study brings fingerprint drug testing one step closer to clinical adoption, which could revolutionize drug testing by making it both simpler and nearly impossible to cheat.

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22-Mar-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 691533

Study: College Education Linked to Opioid Misuse Among Baby Boomers

University at Buffalo

The more educated a member of the baby boomer generation, the more likely they are to misuse prescription opioids, according to new research from the University at Buffalo.

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21-Mar-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 691463

Hackensack Meridian Health and Carrier Clinic Explore Partnership To Enhance Behavioral Health in Tri-State Area

Hackensack Meridian Health

Executives sign letter of intent to review possible partnership for New Jersey’s largest health network and the state’s premier behavioral health provider.

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20-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 691430

R21 Grant Will Explore New Options for Tobacco Cessation

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Tobacco-related disease is especially prevalent among African-American men. This grant provides more multidisciplinary opportunities for UAB faculty to provide solutions for tobacco cessation. Preliminary data shows that 39.9 percent of African-American men between 19 and 30 years of age in rural Alabama counties smoke cigarettes.

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20-Mar-2018 11:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 691324

Virtual Reality World Calms Addicts; Offers Low-Risk Place to Just Say 'No'

Vanderbilt University

Opioid addicts and others battling compulsion around drugs or alcohol are using a new high-tech, low-risk method to practice saying no—through virtual reality.

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19-Mar-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 691307

Rolling Back Nicotine in Cigarettes: Smoking Policy Advisor/Internist Available

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

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16-Mar-2018 8:05 PM EDT
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