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Article ID: 710791

Opioid Addiction Meets Pain Management, A Frank Discussion Among Practitioners

American Association of Endodontists (AAE)

CHICAGO – This month, dentists with advanced training in root canals known as endodontists, will get together to discuss the latest and best practices for responsibly managing a patient’s pain and the steps that can be taken to minimize the risk for prescription drug abuse.

8-Apr-2019 7:00 AM EDT
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    5-Apr-2019 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 710750

Cutting down but not out: Drink reduction is a viable goal in treatment for alcohol dependence

Research Society on Alcoholism

Drink reduction goals are achievable and sustainable for people seeking treatment for alcohol dependence, according to new study findings. Sustained abstinence has long been considered the optimal treatment outcome for those with a clinically diagnosed alcohol use disorder (AUD). However, most people who seek treatment would prefer to reduce their drinking, rather than quit completely. Interest in drinking reduction as a treatment goal is growing, although whether reductions can be maintained over time, and improve patients’ function, is uncertain.

3-Apr-2019 6:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    5-Apr-2019 8:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 710465

Targeting Emotional Aspects of Pain Could Reduce Opioid Dependency

American Pain Society

Today at the American Pain Society Annual Meeting, a plenary session speaker asked: “What if it were possible to develop a pain medication that could curb the negative emotions experienced by patients with chronic pain without causing euphoria and downstream addiction?”

4-Apr-2019 8:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 710813

ASA Supports Key Elements of HHS Pain Task Force Recommendations

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

In comments submitted to the federal government, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) formally supported the recommendations of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Pain Management Best Practices Interagency Task Force.

4-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy


Article ID: 710793

Could a Vaccine Prevent Opioid Addiction?

Northern Arizona University

A research team that includes Northern Arizona University chemistry professor Naomi Lee received an NIH grant to develop a vaccine that can blunt the effects of drugs by triggering the patient's immune system.

4-Apr-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 710718

People with obesity often 'dehumanized,' study finds

University of Liverpool

New research, published in Obesity, has found that people with obesity are not only stigmatised, but are blatantly dehumanised.

3-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 710618

Study Reveals Both Overlapping and Distinct Genes Associated with Heavy Drinking and Alcoholism

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

A large genomic study of nearly 275,000 people led by Penn Medicine researchers revealed new insights into genetic drivers of heavy drinking and alcohol use disorder (AUD), the uncontrollable pattern of alcohol use commonly referred to as alcoholism. In the largest-ever genome-wide association study (GWAS) of both traits in the same population, a team of researchers found 18 genetic variants of significance associated with either heavy alcohol consumption, AUD, or both.

2-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 710546

UB researcher studies the binge-watching blues

University at Buffalo

Many people binge watch as an escape from the rigors of everyday life. But all that viewing can lead to negative health effects, including sleep disruption and mindless eating.

1-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    29-Mar-2019 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 710318

Men with Alcohol-related Cirrhosis are More Likely to Receive Alcohol Treatment than Women with the Disease

Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcohol-related cirrhosis of the liver is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition. Although patients with cirrhosis are routinely encouraged to stop drinking in order to reduce their mortality risk, many continue drinking and do not avail themselves of alcohol treatment. To understand more fully the role of alcohol treatment in determining the course of alcohol-related cirrhosis, researchers examined the rates, predictors, and outcomes of alcohol treatment in alcohol-related cirrhosis patients with private insurance. They obtained data from a large insurance database containing information on 66,053 patients with alcohol-related cirrhosis for the years 2009-2016. Nearly one-third of the patients were female, with a mean age of 54.5 years when the diagnosis of cirrhosis was made.

27-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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