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Article ID: 715003

NYU Langone Health Launches New Center to Study the Drivers and Consequences of the National Opioid Epidemic

NYU Langone Health

NYU Langone Health has announced the creation of the Center for Opioid Epidemiology and Policy to track and investigate the causes of emerging trends in opioid misuse, disorder, and overdose, to inform policies to prevent opioid misuse, disorder and overdose, and to figure out how to protect communities from the direct and indirect downstream effects the opioid crisis can have on the health of families and communities.

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Factors Orthopaedic Surgeons Should Consider When Prescribing Opioids

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Orthopaedic surgeons are the third-highest physician prescribers of opioids, writing more than 6 million prescriptions a year. Because over-dispensing of opioids is a factor contributing to the ongoing opioid epidemic, researchers at Johns Hopkins surveyed orthopaedic providers to better understand what drives their prescribing practices and to identify gaps in knowledge and potentially worrisome trends. In their survey of 127 orthopaedic providers in the Baltimore area, the Johns Hopkins researchers found that respondents frequently recommended prescribing a nine-day supply of around-the-clock oxycodone doses following commonly performed orthopaedic surgeries. The researchers also found that risk factors that might normally warrant prescribing fewer opioids, such as a history of drug misuse or depression, often did not diminish hypothetical prescribing rates.

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Article ID: 714661

Early adversity in life may lead to stress-related drinking during adulthood

Research Society on Alcoholism

Many factors influence alcohol consumption during adulthood. Individuals who experience early adversity (EA) in their lives tend to be more vulnerable to stress-related drinking or other stress-related addiction. This vulnerability can be exacerbated by an existing genetic predisposition. These findings and others will be shared at the 42nd annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in Minneapolis June 22-26.

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19-Jun-2019 7:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 714662

Love and alcohol: Romantic relationships can influence genetic predispositions for alcohol problems

Research Society on Alcoholism

How do the people we love shape our drinking? Researchers know that both genetic and environmental factors – the latter including relationships with other people – influence alcohol outcomes such as abuse or dependence. Interdisciplinary research indicates that romantic relationships can even alter the impact of genetic influences on alcohol outcomes. These results and others will be shared at the 42nd annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in Minneapolis June 22-26.

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19-Jun-2019 7:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 714925

Discovery’s Science Channel Partners With Mount Sinai Health System to Create Digital Series Featuring Innovations in Science and Medicine

Mount Sinai Health System

Discovery’s Science Channel has teamed up with Mount Sinai Health System, one of the country’s leading academic medical institutions, to showcase some of the groundbreaking innovations in science and medicine that are transforming health care and providing new treatments for the most intractable diseases and conditions.

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25-Jun-2019 3:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 714910

Viewing pornography increases unethical behavior at work

Brigham Young University

New research discovers employees who view pornography aren't just costing companies millions of dollars in wasted time, they're causing harm to the company.

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25-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 714500

Marijuana and alcohol: recreational users drink more, medicinal users drink less

Research Society on Alcoholism

There is a lack of agreement about the relationship between marijuana and alcohol use. Does marijuana use increase or decrease alcohol consumption? Research based on interviews with users of both marijuana and alcohol reveals that recreational users tend to drink more alcohol, and medicinal users drink less alcohol, on marijuana-use days. These results and others will be shared at the 42nd annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in Minneapolis June 22-26.

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18-Jun-2019 5:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 714760

Small shops, heavy advertisers less likely to ID for tobacco

Ohio State University

“Our findings suggest that certain types of stores — tobacco shops, convenience stores and those with a lot of tobacco advertising — are more likely to sell tobacco to a young person without checking his or her ID."

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24-Jun-2019 6:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 714418

Hunger, impulsivity, childhood trauma, and drinking contribute to intimate partner violence

Research Society on Alcoholism

Intimate partner violence (IPV) – commonly known as domestic violence, and long associated with drinking – is a significant public health problem. Examination of patients treated at urban Emergency Departments (EDs) shows that choice of drinking venues, such as bars or restaurants, and amount consumed there, appear to have little influence on IPV risk. These results and others will be shared at the 42nd annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in Minneapolis June 22-26.

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17-Jun-2019 7:30 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


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