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Study finds children with autism more likely to face maltreatment
A recent study by Vanderbilt researchers of 11 counties in Middle Tennessee revealed that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were nearly 2.5 times more likely than children without ASD to be reported to the Child Abuse Hotline by the age of 8. (2019-02-15)
The more the merrier? Children with multiple siblings more susceptible to bullying
A child with more than one brother or sister is more likely to be the victim of sibling bullying than those with only one sibling, and firstborn children and older brothers tend to be the perpetrators, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. (2019-02-14)
New tool for documenting injuries may provide better evidence for elder abuse cases
Keck School of Medicine of USC scientists have developed the first standardized framework for clinicians to document physical findings on older patients for better evidence in abuse cases. (2019-02-14)
PTSD alone didn't increase heart disease risk in veterans with PTSD
Coexisting medical conditions, psychiatric disorders, heavy smoking and illicit drug use may explain the increased risk for heart disease among veterans with PTSD. (2019-02-13)
Stereotypes of romantic love may justify gender-based violence
The media have become key agents of socialization in the construction of teenagers' and young people's identities. (2019-02-13)
New painkiller lasts longer, is less addictive than morphine
As an alternative to morphine, researchers present a new nano-painkiller they've tested in rodents. (2019-02-13)
Insurance rules make it harder to treat opioid use disorder
Insurance industry cost-control measures may be worsening the nation's opioid epidemic by limiting access to a key medication that treats addiction, according to a research letter published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (2019-02-12)
Drinking and drug-use dreams in recovery tied to more severe addiction history
Vivid dreams involving drinking and drug use are common among individuals in recovery. (2019-02-12)
LGBTQ youths are over-represented, have poorer outcomes in child welfare system
LGBTQ youths are more likely to end up in foster care or unstable housing and suffer negative outcomes, such as substance abuse or mental health issues, while living in the child welfare system, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin. (2019-02-11)
Study finds a dearth of mental health interventions for ethnic minority youth in the US
A research team from Arizona State University, DePaul University and the University of Southern California analyzed how effective evidence-based mental health intervention programs were for ethnic minority youth in the United States. (2019-02-08)
Study identifies new target to prevent, treat alcoholism
New research conducted at OHSU in Portland, Oregon, identifies a gene that could provide a new target for developing medication to prevent and treat alcoholism. (2019-02-08)
Study links adult fibromyalgia to childhood sexual abuse
A new Tel Aviv University study finds that fibromyalgia syndrome -- a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain, fatigue and cognitive difficulties -- may be a consequence of post-traumatic physical and psychological distress associated with childhood sexual abuse. (2019-02-06)
New study examines the way estrogen affects methamphetamine addiction
MUSC researchers look at how methamphetamine affects female rats in a new study published January 10 eNeuro. (2019-02-06)
Radiologists can help identify victims of domestic violence
Radiologists may play a crucial role in identifying signs of intimate partner violence, a type of domestic violence, according to a new study. (2019-02-05)
OxyContin reformulation to curb opioid abuse led to hepatitis C surge, study finds
Public health officials have blamed the shift from prescription opioids to injectable heroin as a cause of the rise in hepatitis C cases. (2019-02-04)
Bitter rapeseed
Rapeseed doesn't just contain oil but high-quality protein, too. However, protein extracts from rapeseed have an intense, bitter off-taste. (2019-01-31)
Children's race, not disability status, may predict more frequent suspension
Suspension is one way schools discipline students, but the high number of and disparities in suspensions in the U.S. has sparked controversy and policy debate. (2019-01-30)
Females find social interactions to be more rewarding than males, study reveals
Females find same-sex social interactions to be more rewarding than males, and females are more sensitive to the rewarding actions of oxytocin than males, according to a research study led by Georgia State University on the brain mechanisms that determine the rewarding properties of social interactions. (2019-01-30)
Use of synthetic drug Flakka rare among high school seniors, but most users take numerous drugs
Nearly one percent of high school seniors report using Flakka, a highly potent and potentially dangerous synthetic drug, according to a study by researchers at NYU School of Medicine, the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research (CDUHR) at NYU College of Global Public Health, and Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. (2019-01-29)
Seven core principles can help substance use treatment systems focus on high-level goals
Building on reviews of existing studies, researchers in Canada have identified the principles that may help improve substance use treatment systems. (2019-01-28)
Harsh punishment, maltreatment in childhood associated with adult antisocial behavior
Harsh physical punishment (pushing, grabbing, shoving, slapping and hitting), maltreatment (physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, emotional neglect, physical neglect and exposure to intimate partner violence) and a combination of the two during childhood were all associated with antisocial behaviors in adulthood among men and women. (2019-01-25)
'Cascade of Care' framework aims to reduce opioid deaths
In a paper out today in The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Columbia researchers present an expanded model to reduce opioid overdose and death by addressing gaps in addiction care and by monitoring treatment outcomes. (2019-01-24)
LGB and other sexual minorities face significant health disparities
Sexual minorities -- people who are attracted to members of the same sex or who identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual -- are at a higher risk for several different health problems at different points in their lives, according to Penn State researchers. (2019-01-24)
Cannabis use disorder: The policy climate matters
Adolescents and young adults living in states with more liberal policies reported higher average rates of past-year cannabis use than those in states with more conservative policies. (2019-01-23)
Parents' mental health problems increase risk of reactive attachment disorder in children
Children's risk of being diagnosed with reactive attachment disorder (RAD) increases if parents are diagnosed with any type of mental health disorder, discovered researchers from the Research Centre for Child Psychiatry of the University of Turku, Finland. (2019-01-22)
Soil fungi secrete an antibiotic with antitumor activity
A team of scientists from I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (MSMU) together with their colleagues isolated a peptide named emericellipsin A from soil fungi. (2019-01-21)
New therapeutic avenue in the fight against chronic liver disease
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has introduced a novel targeted drug delivery system in the fight against cancer. (2019-01-18)
'Happiness' exercises can boost mood in those recovering from substance use disorder
Brief, text-based, self-administered exercises can significantly increase in-the-moment happiness for adults recovering from substance use disorders, report researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital Recovery Research Institute (2019-01-18)
Wearable sensor can detect hidden anxiety, depression in young children
Anxiety and depression in young children are hard to detect and often go untreated, potentially leading to anxiety disorders and increased risk of suicide and drug abuse later. (2019-01-16)
Fraction of US outpatient treatment centers offer medication for opioid addiction
Despite the mounting death toll of America's opioid crisis, only a minority of facilities that treat substance use disorders offer patients buprenorphine, naltrexone or methadone -- the three FDA-approved medications for the long-term management of opioid use disorder, according to a new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (2019-01-15)
Pain and substance abuse interact in a vicious cycle
Pain and substance use interact in a vicious cycle that can ultimately worsen and maintain both chronic pain and addiction, according to a research team including faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2019-01-14)
Temple researchers identify long-sought activator of sigma receptors in human cells
Cells communicate through complex mechanisms that typically involve receptors and ligands that bind to them. (2019-01-14)
Demi Lovato's overdose causes surge in media, but few mentions of lifesaving hotline
Demi Lovato's drug overdose and Anthony Bourdain's suicide resulted in unequal news coverage of national help hotlines, finds a new study published Jan. (2019-01-14)
Sexual minorities more likely to suffer severe substance use disorders
Researchers know that lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals are more likely than heterosexuals to use alcohol, tobacco or other drugs, but until now they didn't know to what degree. (2019-01-14)
Binge eating and smoking linked to bullying and sexual abuse
People who ever suffered bullying or sexual abuse have a lower quality of life similar to those living with chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, depression or severe anxiety, a new study from the University of Adelaide has found. (2019-01-11)
Study details a path for treating Latinos with mental health and substance misuse symptoms
A team of researchers at the Disparities Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital -- in collaboration with two teams in Spain and collaborators in the US and Puerto Rico -- has tested a novel preventive intervention designed to provide tailored treatment for Latino immigrants with both mental health and substance misuse symptoms. (2019-01-11)
Excessive social media use is comparable to drug addiction
Bad decision-making is a trait oftentimes associated with drug addicts and pathological gamblers, but what about people who excessively use social media? (2019-01-10)
Medication-assisted treatment helps patients avoid opioid withdrawal complications
Much attention is given to opioid overdose, but opioid withdrawal is a high-risk period where patients could experience serious health complications or revert to misuse or abuse, according to a new clinical review in Annals of Emergency Medicine. (2019-01-10)
Basel researchers identify drug against the formation of metastasis
The most deadly aspect of breast cancer is metastasis. It spreads cancer cells throughout the body. (2019-01-10)
Two-thirds of stroke survivors are in exceptionally good mental health
Two-thirds of stroke survivors are in complete mental health despite the impact of their stroke, according to a large, nationally representative Canadian study conducted by researchers at the University of Toronto's Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. (2019-01-09)
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