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Article ID: 694248

Huntsman Cancer Institute Opens Center for HOPE and is Awarded $9.7 Million to Improve Health Among Underserved Populations

Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah

Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) today announced the opening of the Cancer Population Sciences and Huntsman Center for Health Outcomes and Population Equity (HOPE), a new research and clinical space dedicated to preventing cancer and improving health among underserved populations and improving outcomes in cancer patients. The center recently received $9.7 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to fund a clinical trial researching new and effective approaches to reduce tobacco use.

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8-May-2018 4:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694050

Study: Alcohol-Related Cirrhosis Patients are Sicker, Costlier and Often Female

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new review by Michigan Medicine finds that women drinkers are disproportionately affected in alcohol-related cirrhosis cases. Why — and what's next.

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4-May-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693925

Is It Time to Put Down Your Phone?

California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

San Francisco State professors say there’s a strong link between digital addiction — especially in the form of compulsive smartphone use — and anxiety and depression.

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2-May-2018 4:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693911

Cryo-EM Structures of the Nicotine Receptor May Lead to New Therapies for Nicotine Addiction

UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern researchers today published in Nature atomic-scale blueprints of the most abundant class of brain nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. A structural understanding of the protein, found in neurons, could lead to new ways to treat nicotine addiction from smoking and vaping.

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2-May-2018 2:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693585

Scripps Research Team Receives $7.5 Million for Studies on Cocaine, Oxycodone Addiction

Scripps Research Institute

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute are launching a pair of studies on genetic factors behind oxycodone and cocaine addiction and treatment.

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26-Apr-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693568

Community Efforts to Prevent Teen Problems Have Lasting Benefits

University of Washington

A University of Washington study finds that a community-based approach to substance-abuse prevention, which can include after-school activities, can affect young people into adulthood.

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26-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693257

Some Young-Adult Substance Use and Interpersonal-Relations Problems Linked to Parental Divorce and Alcohol Dependence

Research Society on Alcoholism

Previous research showed that the combination of two risk factors – parental separation/ divorce and family history of alcoholism (FH+) – can have negative effects on offspring, including an earlier onset of substance use among adolescents and young adults, lower educational attainment in adulthood, and a greater risk of alcohol dependence. This study looked at the impact of parental divorce and FH+ on offspring’s alcohol problems, marijuana use, and interpersonal relationships with parents.

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20-Apr-2018 6:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693343

Looking Past Peer Influence: Genetic Contributions to Increases in Teen Substance Use?

Florida Atlantic University

Parents and adults spend a lot of time worrying about the influence of peers when it comes to teen substance use. Using a unique sample of 476 twin pairs who have been followed since birth, a new study examines if there is a genetic component that drives teens’ desire for risk taking and novelty.

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25-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 692768

New App Could Make Cannabis Use Safer

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Researchers have developed a prototype app called ‘Am I Stoned’ that could help cannabis users understand how the drug is affecting them through a series of phone-based tasks.

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16-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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    23-Apr-2018 8:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 693047

Drinking Affects Mouth Bacteria Linked to Diseases

NYU Langone Health

When compared with nondrinkers, men and women who had one or more alcoholic drinks per day had an overabundance of oral bacteria linked to gum disease, some cancers, and heart disease. By contrast, drinkers had fewer bacteria known to check the growth of other, harmful germs.

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18-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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