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Article ID: 718839

Victims of domestic violence often stuck with financial debt

Michigan State University

New research from Michigan State University uncovers the troubling financial situation women face due to “coerced debt” their partners place in their names, jeopardizing their chances of starting over and building a life of their own.

Released:
11-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 718698

Pain Relief Without Opioids

Rush University Medical Center

Results of a recent study suggest that using an alternative MMA regimen of the pain relievers oral acetaminophen and gabapentin, as well as intravenous acetaminophen during surgery, is safe and more effective than conventional pain relief treatments that include opioids. The results were published in the print issue of JAMA on Sept. 1.

Released:
9-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 718218

The “Inflammation” of Opioid Use

Thomas Jefferson University

New research correlates inflammation in the brain and gut to negative emotional state during opioid withdrawal

Released:
29-Aug-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 718205

WashU Expert: Opioid cases represent tipping point in addiction fight

Washington University in St. Louis

An Oklahoma judge ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for its role in the opioid crisis in a historic ruling Aug. 26. A federal case in Ohio involves at least 1,600  lawsuits from cities and counties throughout the country. Oxycontin maker Purdue Pharma has offered to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits from states and cities for between $10 billion and $12 billion.

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28-Aug-2019 4:25 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 718152

Study highlights gaps and opportunities in emergency room care for intoxicated minors

Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcohol and other drug intoxication in minors is a public health challenge. European surveys reveal that schoolchildren start drinking alcohol at an average age of 12, and a third of Spanish 14 to 18 year-olds admit to binge drinking ─ consuming five or more drinks per occasion ─ within the last month. Although alcohol is the most commonly abused substance among minors in Western countries, poly-drug use (often involving cannabis and alcohol) is increasingly common.

Released:
28-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 718056

Intimate Partner Violence Against Women Creates Economic Hardship, Rutgers Study Finds

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Women who experience intimate partner violence, including physical, emotional, and controlling abuse, are more likely to suffer material hardship – the inability to purchase food, housing, utilities, medical care or other needs for a healthy life, according to a Rutgers-led study.

Released:
27-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 717785

First President of the Global Institutes on Addictions

Global Institutes on Addictions

Dr. Antonello Bonci, a world-renowned neuroscientist and pioneer of innovative brain stimulation techniques, will leave his position of 9 years as Scientific Director of NIDA to be a founder and president of the Global Institutes on Addictions (GIA) in Miami, Florida.

Released:
22-Aug-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 717663

Electronic Dance Music Party-Goers at Increased Risk for Drug-Related Emergencies

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

People who frequent electronic dance music (EDM) parties often use multiple drugs simultaneously and experience adverse effects with some ending up in the emergency department, say researchers at New York University School of Medicine and Rutgers University.

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20-Aug-2019 7:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 717515

Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Associated with Increased Treatment of Other Chronic Diseases

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Patients receiving buprenorphine for treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD) are more likely to use medications for chronic, unrelated conditions, suggests a study in the September issue of Medical Care. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released:
15-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Adults who mix cannabis with opioids for pain report higher anxiety, depression

Article ID: 717333

Adults who mix cannabis with opioids for pain report higher anxiety, depression

University of Houston

A researcher from the University of Houston has found that adults who take prescription opioids for severe pain are more likely to have increased anxiety, depression and substance abuse issues if they also use marijuana.

Released:
12-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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