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Article ID: 689951

Olympics Scholar Studies Doping, Co-Directs International Network for Doping Research

California State University, Fullerton

John Gleaves, who conducts research on doping in sports, comments on the Russian Federation's ban from the 2018 Winter Games and the involvement of government officials in doping.

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21-Feb-2018 5:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 689874

HHS Region VI Summit at UT Southwestern Targets Strategies to Combat Opioid Crisis

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Officials from five states including Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas gathered at UT Southwestern Medical Center today for a regional summit with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to address the nation’s $78 billion opioid crisis.

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20-Feb-2018 4:40 PM EST
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    19-Feb-2018 8:00 AM EST

Article ID: 689713

An Enzyme’s Evolution from Changing Electric Fields and Resisting Antibiotics

Biophysical Society

Bacteria can produce enzymes that make them resistant to antibiotics; one example is the TEM beta-lactamase enzyme, which enables bacteria to develop a resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics, such as penicillin and cephalosporins. Researchers at Stanford University are studying this area -- how an enzyme changes and becomes antibiotic-resistant -- and will present their work during the Biophysical Society’s 62nd Meeting, held Feb. 17-21, 2018.

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16-Feb-2018 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 681585

Find the Expert You Need in the Newswise Expert Directory

Newswise

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16-Feb-2018 2:50 PM EST
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Article ID: 689530

Study Finds Opportunity to Increase Opioid Dependence Treatment in Ontario Jails

McMaster University

The study included completion of an online survey by 27 physicians, who reported working in 15 of 26 provincial correctional facilities for adults in Ontario. This included 10 of the 13 facilities with a population of more than 200. The study identified that about half of the physicians prescribed methadone and half prescribed buprenorphine/naloxone to treat opioid dependence.

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14-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST
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    15-Feb-2018 8:00 AM EST

Article ID: 689151

Pain Relief Now, More Pain Later?

Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)

In the setting of acute traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI), opioid administration is standard care for pain management. However, animal models of SCI have shown that opioid use in the early phase of SCI is deleterious to future quality of life (QOL), notably pain and motor function (Woller et al.). This study focuses on opioid use in the first few days to weeks following human SCI as it relates to QOL outcomes 1-year post-treatment.

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12-Feb-2018 8:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 689553

House Introduces Bill to Expand Chiropractic Access to Military Retirees, Families

American Chiropractic Association

A bill introduced last week in the House of Representatives and supported by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) would expand access to chiropractic services to military retirees, dependents and survivors through the Department of Defense TRICARE health program.

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14-Feb-2018 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 689506

Heroin Vaccine Blocks Lethal Overdose

Scripps Research Institute

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have achieved a major milestone toward designing a safe and effective vaccine to both treat heroin addiction and block lethal overdose of the drug.

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13-Feb-2018 6:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 689491

Statement from the American Pain Society: McCaskill Report on Pharma Company Financial Support for Pain Organizations

American Pain Society

McCaskill Report on Pharma Company Financial Support for Pain Organizations

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13-Feb-2018 3:05 PM EST
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    12-Feb-2018 5:00 PM EST

Article ID: 689217

Opioid Use Increases Risk of Serious Infections

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Opioid users have a significantly increased risk of infections severe enough to require treatment at the hospital, such as pneumonia and meningitis, as compared to people who don’t use opioids.

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8-Feb-2018 11:00 AM EST
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