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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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Tobacco, Great American Smoke Out, Great American Smokeout, Cancer, Smoking Cessation, Smoking

Helping Cancer Patients Quit Tobacco for Good

A new treatment program that combines the power of technology with tried and true methods to help cancer patients overcome their addiction to tobacco is ready to enroll its first patients at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center. As part of the program, doctors are alerted about a patient’s tobacco use through the electronic medical record. At that point, an automated referral is made for the patient to Penn’s Tobacco Use Treatment Service (TUTS), which then directly provides patients with state-of-the-science tobacco use treatment in an effort to get them to quit for good and assist with their medical treatment and recovery.

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Tobacco, Cigarettes, Big Tobbaco, tobacco addiction, tobacco advertising, Smoking and children, smoking and health, Lung Cancer, Tobacco and youth, Flavored, Smoking and cancer, Smoking Cessation

Editorial: Use Big Tobacco’s Nov 26 Corrective Statements to Reduce Smoking

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The court-ordered publication of “corrective statements” by major U.S. tobacco companies later this month should serve as a reminder that tobacco addiction remains a major health problem in the country and that Big Tobacco has a long history of marketing practices aimed at hooking a new generation on a lethal product, according to an editorial published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

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Although Their Introductions as Treatment Are Different, Two Top Medications for Opioid Addiction Are Equally Effective

a new study concludes that two of the top medications available for outpatient, office-based treatment, once initiated, are equally safe and effective in curtailing opioid use, relapse, treatment drop-out and overdose.

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Ibuprofen, Inflammation

Ibuprofen May Block Damage From Fetal-Alcohol Exposure

An anti-inflammatory drug may have the potential to stall the damaging effects of alcohol on the fetal brain, a new study suggests. Ibuprofen reduced neuroinflammation and behavioral signs of alcohol exposure in a rat model of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).

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Medicaid Expansion under ACA Linked to Higher Rate of Smoking Cessation

When low-income adults were newly covered by Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), they were more likely to quit smoking cigarettes than their counterparts in states that did not offer Medicaid expansion. The findings support a policy-driven approach to reduce high smoking rates among low-income adults by giving greater access to smoking cessation programs.

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Human Genetic Variation Influences Alcohol’s Sedating and Stimulating

Although estimates vary, scientists believe that 50 to 64 percent of the risk of alcohol use disorders (AUDs) is inherited. One way to identify this risk is through a person’s subjective response to alcohol. This study investigated the effects of two single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) or changes in DNA sequence called rs279858 (in the GABRA2 gene) and rs2832407 (in the GRIK1 gene) – previously linked to AUD risk – on individuals’ subjective responses to intravenously administered alcohol.

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Dengue Immunity Can Protect Against Zika Virus

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A study by LJI researcher Dr. Sujan Shresta reports that mice rendered immune to dengue show "cross-protection" from subsequent Zika infection and then identifies specific types of immune T-cells capable of defending against both viruses. These revelations have profound implications for efforts to build a potent anti-Zika vaccine.

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New, Precision-Dosed Medical Cannabis Products Now Available for Patients Concerned About Predictability, Safety and Danger of Potential Opioid Addiction

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Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol misuse, PEth, phosphatidylethanol

Simple Blood Test Identifies Critically Ill Patients Who Misuse Alcohol, Study Finds

A simple blood test for a compound called PEth can accurately identify critically ill hospital patients who misuse alcohol, a study has found. The finding is important because patients who misuse alcohol tend to have worse outcomes.







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