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Injection drug use: not the same across Canada

Universite de Montreal

A new study by researchers at the University of Montreal shows close to 172,000 Canadians injected drugs in 2016, up from 130,000 just five years earlier, but support varies.

Channels: Addiction, AIDS and HIV, All Journal News, Blood, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Patient Safety, Substance Abuse, Local - Canada,

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14-Nov-2019 11:15 AM EST
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Newswise: Genetic Variation in Individual Brain Cell Types May Predict Disease Risk

Genetic Variation in Individual Brain Cell Types May Predict Disease Risk

University of California San Diego Health

Researchers identified non-coding regions of the human genome that control the development and function of four brain cell types and mapped genetic risk variants for psychiatric diseases. They found that risk variants for Alzheimer’s disease were enriched in microglia-specific regulatory elements.

Channels: All Journal News, Alzheimer's and Dementia, Cell Biology, Genetics, Neuro, Stem Cells, Psychology and Psychiatry,

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14-Nov-2019 3:35 PM EST
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E-cigarettes Boost Infection Risk by Blocking Action of Immune Cells

American Physiological Society (APS)

A new study finds that e-cigarette vapor weakens the mobility and function of immune cells designed to fight infection. This reduced ability may increase the risk of bacterial illnesses in people who vape. The research is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Cell Physiology.

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14-Nov-2019 3:25 PM EST
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Faculty from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s CardioVascular Institute and Colleagues Presenting New Advances and Research at American Heart Association Scientific Sessions

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Faculty from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s (BIDMC) CardioVascular Institute and colleagues will be presenting new advances and research at the 2019 American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions.

Channels: All Journal News, Cardiovascular Health, Gender Issues, Heart Disease,

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14-Nov-2019 3:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Chicagoan gives $10M to UIC for outpatient surgery center
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Is opioid treatment available to those who need it most?

Michigan State University

The U.S. opioid epidemic is still raging – it’s particularly pronounced in low-income areas and in those where people lack access to health care services, which includes cities in Michigan and across the Rust Belt. But the effectiveness of efforts to provide treatment and recovery options to those who need it most – that is, in locations with the greatest number of deaths from opioid overdose – has been unclear.

Channels: Addiction, All Journal News, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Poverty, Public Health, Substance Abuse, Local - Michigan,

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14-Nov-2019 2:10 PM EST
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Estudio de Mayo Clinic descubre que hombres y mujeres tienen diferente percepción de su propia salud

Mayo Clinic

Un estudio de Mayo Clinic publicado en American Journal of Health Behavior investiga las diferencias entre hombres y mujeres en cuanto a la percepción de su propia salud. El estudio descubrió que el sexo de la persona influye sobre la seguridad de poder mantener buenos hábitos de salud.

Channels: All Journal News, Exercise and Fitness, Gender Issues, Healthcare, Men's Health, Nutrition, Women's Health,

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14-Nov-2019 1:50 PM EST
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Pitt School of Dental Medicine Establishes Opioid-free Prescribing Guidelines

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine is the first in the nation to establish opioid-free pain management guidelines for the vast majority of procedures performed in all of its clinics.

Channels: Addiction, All Journal News, Children's Health, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Government/Law, Oral Health, Pain, Substance Abuse,

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14-Nov-2019 1:10 PM EST
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