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Article ID: 700184

Adolescent Users of Juul, Other E-Cigarette Pods Exposed to Nearly As Much Nicotine as Smokers, Study Shows

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

A new Roswell Park/Stony Brook Children's Hospital study reports striking findings: that young users of newer “pod” e-cigarette devices are absorbing nicotine at levels approaching nicotine exposure from traditional combustible cigarettes.

Released:
7-Sep-2018 9:45 AM EDT

Article ID: 700138

Immune System Emerges as Potential Partner in Opioid Addiction Fight

Vanderbilt University

There’s promise in specific immune system peptides – amino acid compounds that signal cells how to function – affecting brain activity.

Released:
6-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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    6-Sep-2018 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 699798

Marijuana Use Continues to Grow Among Baby Boomers

New York University

Marijuana use is becoming more prevalent among middle-aged and older adults, with 9 percent of adults aged 50-64 and nearly 3 percent of adults 65 and older reporting marijuana use in the past year, according to a study by researchers at NYU School of Medicine and the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research (CDUHR) at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing.

Released:
30-Aug-2018 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 700053

A Nursing Perspective on the Opioid Crisis – Special Issue of Journal of Addictions Nursing

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Addictions nursing specialists have a unique role to play in caring for patients, families, and communities affected by the crisis. A series of original research and expert commentaries provide the nursing specialist's perspective on the opioid crisis, appearing in the July/September special issue of Journal of Addictions Nursing (JAN), the official journal of the International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released:
5-Sep-2018 3:30 PM EDT
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    4-Sep-2018 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 699729

The Contribution of Genetics to Alcohol Use and Eating-Disorder Symptoms in Girls

Research Society on Alcoholism

Prior research has shown that alcohol use disorders and eating disorders such as bulimia nervosa – binge eating often followed by self-induced vomiting – may have a shared genetic risk. It is unclear, however, whether this risk extends to eating-disorder symptoms other than those associated with bulimia nervosa. This study examined several measures of alcohol use and drive for thinness and body dissatisfaction, which are core eating-disorder symptoms, in adolescent female and male twins.

Released:
29-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 699795

Learning and the Teen Brain: Driving, SATs, and Addiction?

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Teens are more prone to addiction because it’s a form of learning. Just as it’s easier for a younger brain to pick up new languages, athletic techniques, or musical instruments, it’s easier for them to pick up addictions.

Released:
30-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT

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