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Impact of a Genetic Risk Factor for Substance Use Differs by Sex in Adolescents

In a study of adolescent boys and girls, neuroscientists have found a sex difference in a gene linked to substance use disorders.

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Smoking, Smoking Cessation, Personalized Medicine, Chantix, Nicotine Addiction, Nicotine Patch

Smoking Study Personalizes Treatment

A simple blood test is allowing Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) researchers to determine which patients should be prescribed varenicline (Chantix) to stop smoking and which patients could do just as well, and avoid side effects, by using a nicotine patch.

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tobacco addiction, Tobacco and youth, tobacco advertising, cigarette health consequences, cigarette labeling, Smoking and children, Big Tobacco

ATS Spreads Message about the Dangers of Flavored Tobacco in New Video

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Educating the public about the dangers of tobacco addiction has long been a priority for the American Thoracic Society, which provides scientifically-supported arguments to counter Big Tobacco’s marketing and lobbying efforts. Now, the ATS is debuting a new video in which children help to highlight the dangers associated with candy-flavored tobacco, which experts fear will induce kids to use tobacco, leading to a lifetime of addiction.

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New Painkillers Reduce Overdose Risk

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The research shows that a range of compounds can deliver pain-blocking potency without affecting respiration.

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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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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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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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