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Trending Stories Report for 7 April 2015

Newswise Trends

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: education, children's health, autism, obesity, smoking, weight loss, LHC re-start, malaria, food safety, kidney disease, and avian flu.

7-Apr-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 630738

Rate of Opioid Misuse Is Around 25 Percent, Addiction Rate 10 Percent, Reports Study in PAIN

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

New estimates suggest that 20 to 30 percent of opioid analgesic drugs prescribed for chronic pain are misused, while the rate of opioid addiction is approximately 10 percent, reports a study in the April issue of PAIN®, the official journal of the International Association for the Study of Pain. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

30-Mar-2015 1:55 PM EDT
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    12-Mar-2015 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 630926

Harder-to-Abuse OxyContin Doesn’t Stop Illicit Use

Washington University in St. Louis

A reformulation of OxyContin that makes it less likely to be abused than the older formulation has curtailed the drug’s illicit use. But researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that a significant percentage still abuse the drug despite package labeling that emphasizes its abuse-deterrent properties.

12-Mar-2015 9:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Protein in the Brain Can 'Put the Brakes' on Binge Drinking
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    9-Mar-2015 12:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 630770

Protein in the Brain Can 'Put the Brakes' on Binge Drinking

University of North Carolina Health Care System

A new study identifies both where in the brain and how a protein in the brain, called Neuropeptide Y or NPY, can act to suppress binge alcohol drinking. These findings suggest that restoring NPY may be useful for treating alcohol use disorders and may also protect some individuals from becoming alcohol dependent.

6-Mar-2015 3:05 PM EST

Article ID: 630557

Spouses of Alcoholics Can Benefit From Online Help, Study Finds

University at Buffalo

Researchers at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) have found that women with alcoholic partners who face barriers to seeking help may benefit from an Internet-based, interactive support program.

3-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 630540

Raising Tobacco Sales Age to 21 Is Best Way to Prevent Lifelong Addiction

Ohio State University

Raising the minimum age to buy cigarettes to 21 would save lives by preventing adolescents from ever taking up smoking, a new report suggests. The minimum age to buy tobacco products in most of the country is 18.

3-Mar-2015 12:05 PM EST

Law and Public Policy


Article ID: 630305

Discovery About Beliefs Could Prove a Useful Tool in Addiction Treatment, Researchers Say

Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have discovered that beliefs can regulate the effects of nicotine on the human brain.

26-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST

Article ID: 630035

Powder vs. Crack: NYU Study Identifies Arrest Risk Disparity for Cocaine Use

New York University

Crack users are much more likely to experience arrest than powder cocaine users, and being poor is the true overwhelming correlate, not being black or a minority.

20-Feb-2015 8:00 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 629632

Meth Messes Up Brains of Youths Far More than Adults

University of Utah Health

In a study with chronic adolescent and adult meth users in South Korea, MRI brain scans showed decreased thickness in the gray matter of younger users’ frontal cortex. Adult brains showed less damage.

11-Feb-2015 12:00 PM EST

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