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Russian scientists investigate thermodynamic properties of an energy metabolism stimulator
A group of researchers led by Professor Alexander Knyazev at the Faculty of Chemistry of Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod has been studying the thermodynamic properties of L-carnitine for several years. (2019-04-17)
Study suggests college students end up in vicious cycle of substance abuse, poor academics, stress
One negative behavior such as substance abuse or heavy alcohol drinking can lead college students toward a vicious cycle of poor lifestyle choices, lack of sleep, mental distress and low grades, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2019-04-16)
Oxytocin could help treat alcohol use disorder
The neuropeptide oxytocin blocks enhanced drinking in alcohol-dependent rats, according to a study published April 16 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology led by Drs. (2019-04-16)
Mindful body awareness training during treatment for drug addiction helps prevent relapse
A novel type of body awareness training helps women recover from drug addiction, according to new research from the University of Washington. (2019-04-16)
Indicators of despair rising among Gen X-ers entering middle age
Indicators of despair -- depression, suicidal ideation, drug use and alcohol abuse -- are rising among Americans in their late 30s and early 40s across most demographic groups, according to new Vanderbilt University research. (2019-04-15)
Opioid epidemic may have cost US governments $37.8 billion in tax revenue
The opioid epidemic may have cost U.S. state and federal governments up to $37.8 billion in lost tax revenue due to opioid-related employment loss, according to Penn State researchers. (2019-04-11)
Many nurse practitioners cannot provide medications to treat opioid addiction
At least six states with high opioid abuse rates also have strong work restrictions that hinder nurse practitioners (NPs) in prescribing medication that can help treat the problem, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco. (2019-04-09)
JUUL electronic cigarette products linked to cellular damage
Little is known about the potential health effects of JUUL e-cigarette products that have recently risen in popularity, especially among adolescents. (2019-04-09)
Psychiatry: Multigene test predicts depression risk
An international team led by Munich-based researchers has found a genetic score that reliably predicts the risk, severity and age of onset of depression in young people. (2019-04-08)
One in every 12 Canadian with migraines has attempted suicide
A new study by the University of Toronto, published online this week in the journal Archives of Suicide Research, found that adults with migraine who had been sexually abused during childhood were three times more likely to have attempted suicide. (2019-04-04)
Defining the emotional bond forced onto teen victims of sex trafficking
Rutgers researchers have defined the relationship that forms between children who are sold for sex and the criminals who traffic them. (2019-04-04)
Experts call for strategies to address public health crisis of opioid, ID epidemics
Citing the spread of infections linked to rising rates of opioid use across the country including HIV, viral hepatitis, skin and soft tissue infections, bone and joint infections and endocarditis, an article published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases calls on the federal government to support coordinated and strengthened responses by infectious diseases and substance use specialists. (2019-04-04)
Opioid epidemic is increasing rates of some infectious diseases
The US faces a public health crisis as the opioid epidemic fuels growing rates of certain infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, heart infections, and skin and soft tissue infections. (2019-04-03)
Cleaning up oil using magnets
In the future, it could be possible to remove oil spills on the surface of the ocean by using magnets. (2019-04-01)
Adults with mental health, substance disorders more likely subject to Medicaid work rules
A new research study has found that Medicaid enrollees with behavioral health and other chronic conditions are less likely to be working part or full time than those without these conditions, making it less likely they will meet new or proposed work requirements for Medicaid that have been implemented or proposed in some states. (2019-04-01)
Drugs used to enhance sexual experiences, especially in UK
Combining drugs with sex is common regardless of gender or sexual orientation, reveals new research by UCL and the Global Drug Survey into global trends of substance-linked sex. (2019-04-01)
Solving a hairy forensic problem
For decades, forensic scientists have tested strands of hair to reveal drug use or poisoning. (2019-03-27)
Violence against long-term care staff 'normalized'
Violence against staff working in long-term care facilities -- including physical assault, verbal abuse and sexual harassment -- has become 'normalized', according to a new University of Stirling study. (2019-03-26)
Recovery from sperm suppression due to performance-enhancing drug abuse is slow
Decreased sperm and testosterone production caused by abuse of performing-enhancing hormones may be fully reversible once men stop taking the drugs, but full recovery can take at least nine to 18 months, according to research to be presented Sunday, March 24 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, La. (2019-03-25)
Hearing loss before 50 may mean higher risk of drug and alcohol issues
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. (2019-03-25)
Abused kids use text-based services to seek help, study shows
Minors aren't just using crisis services to report suicidal thoughts and depression -- they're using them to report abuse, a new study shows. (2019-03-25)
A fascinating phase transition: From one liquid state to another
Scientists at the University of Tokyo described a rare 'liquid-to-liquid' phase transition in pure triphenyl phosphite. (2019-03-25)
Discrimination, PTSD may lead to high preterm-birth rates among African-American women
African-American women are nearly twice as likely to give birth prematurely as white women. (2019-03-25)
Childhood adversity linked to higher out-of-pocket health care costs in adulthood
A study has found that out-of-pocket health care spending and medical debt are substantially higher when adults have a history of adverse childhood experiences. (2019-03-21)
Many recovering from addiction have chronic health problems, diminished quality of life
A study from the Massachusetts General Hospital Recovery Research Institute shows that more than a third of individuals who consider themselves in recovery from an alcohol or other substance use disorder continue to suffer from chronic physical disease. (2019-03-21)
Active substance from plant slows down aggressive eye cancer
An active substance that has been known for 30 years could unexpectedly turn into a ray of hope against eye tumors. (2019-03-20)
Most teens report using marijuana less often after legalization
Only one group of teenagers used marijuana more often after retail sales were legalized in Washington than they did before -- high school seniors who work 11 or more hours per week, according to new research led by a WSU College of Nursing professor. (2019-03-18)
Who should Fido fear? Depends on relationship
As states around the country move to stiffen punishments for animal cruelty, Michigan State University researchers have found a correlation between the types of animal abuse committed and the perpetrator's relationship to an animal and its owner. (2019-03-18)
Fast-acting psychedelic associated with improvements in depression/anxiety
Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered that use of the synthetic psychedelic 5-methocy-N,-N-dimethyltryptamine (5-MeO-DMT) appears to be associated with unintended improvements in self-reported depression and anxiety when given in a ceremonial group setting. (2019-03-18)
The importance of puberty: A call for better research models
Puberty is much more than just a time of biological overdrive, propelled by sexual maturation. (2019-03-14)
Blunting pain's emotional component
Pain researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2019-03-13)
WVU researchers investigate the impact of the statewide opioid crisis on teachers
Researchers at West Virginia University have evaluated the impact of the opioid crisis in classrooms across the Mountain State through a survey of 2,205 teachers in 49 counties. (2019-03-13)
HSS orthopedic surgeons address opioid epidemic head on
Orthopedic surgeons at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) have developed a pain management pathway designed to reduce the use of opioid analgesics after joint replacement surgery. (2019-03-12)
Opioid misuse sending more older adults to emergency departments, study finds
Emergency department (ED) visits by people age 65 and older who were identified with opioid misuse and dependence more than tripled between 2006 and 2014, according to new research published by researchers at Towson University. (2019-03-07)
Two-thirds of pregnant women under 25 in London have a mental health problem
New research suggests two-thirds (67 percent) of pregnant women in London aged between 16 and 24 years have mental health problems including depression, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder, according to new research funded by the National Institute for Health Research. (2019-03-06)
Hurricane Maria had a significant impact on HIV care outcomes
Hurricane Maria in San Juan, Puerto Rico had a significant impact on HIV outcomes among people living with HIV and a history of substance use, particularly increased viral load and decreased CD4 counts. (2019-03-06)
HPTN 071 demonstrates community-wide HIV prevention strategy can reduce new infections
Findings from HPTN 071 (PopART) show delivery of an HIV prevention strategy that includes offering in-home HIV testing to everyone, with immediate referral to HIV care, and treatment for people living with HIV based on prevailing in-country guidelines, can substantially reduce new HIV infections. (2019-03-04)
Truth telling about tobacco and nicotine
In 'Truth Telling about Tobacco and Nicotine,' PRC researchers explain that, although there is agreement among researchers about evidence that vaping can be less harmful than combustible cigarettes, the tobacco control community remains divided about how to communicate -- or even whether to communicate -- information about the relative risks of tobacco and nicotine products. (2019-03-03)
Lab study: Parkinson's researchers test a new approach against motor disorders
Scientists of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and the University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG) have been able to alleviate motor disorders in mice that resemble those seen in Parkinson's patients. (2019-02-27)
University of Guelph researchers uncover why environmental cues make drug addiction extra hard to beat
Besides triggering the brain's emotional and stimulus-response systems, environmental cues activate areas where memories are processed, according to this University of Guelph study. (2019-02-27)
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