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Update on OxyContin
The maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin said it would stop marketing opioid drugs to doctors, bowing to a key demand of lawsuits that blame the company for helping trigger the current US drug abuse epidemic.
Published: Feb 12, 2018 | Author: The Guardian
Opioid Use in the Elderly
Patients at the highest risk for inadequate pain control include members of racial and ethnic minority groups, women, the elderly, those with cognitive impairment, and those with terminal cancer. Persistent and undertreated chronic pain can lead to a variety of negative psychosocial and clinical consequences, including limitations in daily functioning, disruption in workplace productivity, stress in interpersonal relationships, and worsening medical conditions.
Published: Feb 2, 2018 | Author: Uma Suryadevara, Richard Holbert, Robert Averbuch
Fibromyalgia A Real Condition?
Fibromyalgia is a disorder characteriaed by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues.
Published: Jan 26, 2018 | Author: Mayo Clinic
Cutting Medicaid
The President’s commission on combating the opioid epidemic has reportedly finalized a 53-page recommendation document that will guide the implementation of this plan. While we wait for official details, we remain very concerned about the future of another crucial piece in our nation’s response to the alarming increase in overdose deaths: Medicaid – perhaps the most significant source of funds to treat opioid addiction.
Published: Jan 25, 2018 | Author: FT
Q & A: Anorexia Nervosa and Alcohol Abuse: Which Comes First?
The fact is, a high percentage of patients with AN do seem to have alcohol use disorders (abuse/dependence) with varying degrees of severity.
Published: Mar 6, 2013 | Author: Gurze Books
Skipping Insulin
Warning signs for diabulimia include low energy, high blood sugar levels, and weight loss despite eating more. Frequent urination is another signal. When blood sugar is high, the kidneys work overtime to filter excess glucose from the body; this purging is similar to the pattern in a person with bulimia, who binges and then purges.
Published: Jan 31, 2013 | Author: Gurze Books
Scientists Identify Brain Circuitry Associated with Addictive, Depressive Behaviors
“The physical symptoms that affect people with Parkinson’s — including tremors and rigidity of movement — are caused by an imbalance between two types of medium spiny neurons in the brain,” said Kreitzer, whose lab studies how Parkinson’s disease affects brain functions. “In this paper we showed that psychiatric disorders — specifically addiction and depression —might be
Published: Jul 9, 2012 | Author: Anne Holden
Strategic Initiative #1: Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness
Most adult mental and substance use disorders manifest before age 25, and many of the same risk and protective factors affect physical health. The focus on preventing mental health and substance use disorders and related problems among children, adolescents, and young adults is critical to the Nation’s behavioral and physical health now and in the future.
Published: Jul 2, 2012 | Author: Fran Harding
Meth use linked to Parkinson's: Study
Parkinson's disease occurs when not enough dopamine — a chemical produced by the brain is generated. Previous animal-based studies have shown amphetamine use causes damage to the part of the brain responsible for dopamine production.
Published: Jun 25, 2012 | Author: Bradley Bouzane
Teeth Grinding Linked to Sleep Apnea
There is a high prevalence of nocturnal teeth grinding, or bruxism, in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), particularly in Caucasians. New research presented at CHEST 2009, the 75th annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), found that nearly 1 in 4 patients with OSA suffers from nighttime teeth grinding; this seems to be especially more prevalent in men and in Caucasians compared with other ethnic groups.Physicians (ACCP), found that nearly 1 in 4 patients with OSA suffers from nighttime teeth grinding; this seems to be especially more prevalent in men and in Caucasians compared with other ethnic groups.
Published: Jan 26, 2010 | Author: American College of Chest Physicians

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