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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.

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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.

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3-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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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.

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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.

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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.

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27-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    26-Mar-2019 10:10 AM EDT

Article ID: 709390

Does Smoking Cause Dementia? Maybe Not, Study Says

University of Kentucky

A recent study has demonstrated that smoking is not associated with a higher risk of dementia.

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11-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 710134

Hearing Loss Before 50 May Mean Higher Risk of Drug and Alcohol Issues

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

People under age 50 with hearing loss misuse prescription opioids at twice the rate of their hearing peers, and are also more likely to misuse alcohol and other drugs, a new national study finds. Health care providers may need to take special care when treating pain and mental health conditions in deaf and hard-of-hearing young adults.

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25-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 710078

HU professors, students break down video game addiction

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Three Harrisburg University professors have teamed with students to begin a study that examines addictive behavior in gaming. During a pilot study, the team will investigate brain activity to identify the characteristics of addictive behavior in gaming and eSports (competitive gaming).

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22-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 710008

Nurse Anesthetists Association Joins Voices for Non-Opioid Choices Coalition

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) joins Voices for Non-Opioid Choices, a rising non-partisan coalition group dedicated to to curbing the U.S. opioids crisis by increasing patient access to non-opioid therapies and acute pain management.

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21-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT

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