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Sports can increase the risk factors of addiction
02-17-17 Category: Addiction, Research, Substance Abuse

One would expect that the vast majority of competitive athletes avoid abusing their bodies at all cost. Staying in peak physical condition means avoiding unhealthy food and cigarettes as well as alcohol and other addictive drugs. But a recent study by the University of Alberta has found that competitive sports often prove fertile ground for […]

Older Americans using marijuana in record numbers
02-10-17 Category: Addiction, Research, Substance Abuse

The use of cannabis by people over the age of 50 has seen a great jump. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), only 1 percent of this group used marijuana in 2000, but 3.9 percent used it in 2012. A recent study by the University of Iowa focused on what […]

New treatment for depression targets inflammation
02-02-17 Category: Depression rehab, Research, Treatment

Depression can be debilitating and self-perpetuating. When depression symptoms are very severe, those affected may struggle with difficulty eating, sleeping and exercising and may isolate themselves from their loved ones. Unhealthy lifestyle habits only serve to make depression symptoms more intense and longer lasting. Sometimes medication can serve as a bridge back to health by […]

Behavioral health issues during middle age are lowering Americans life expectancies
02-01-17 Category: Addiction, Health and Wellness, Research

In the 20 years between 1978 and 1998, the mortality rate for white people in the United States dropped by approximately 2 percent each year during 1978-1998. The rate matched the numbers in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Sweden. After 1998, the mortality rate in these countries sustained the 2 percent per […]

Mental illness skyrockets within U.S. workforce
01-30-17 Category: Mental Health, Research

“There is increasing evidence that both the content and context of work can play a role in the development of mental health problems in the workplace,” says the World Health Organization (WHO) in its report titled “Mental Health Policies and Programs in the Workplace.” Emphasizing on workplace stress, an article published in Bloomberg’s Bureau of […]

Probuphine update: Moving forward with training for healthcare providers
12-22-16 Category: Research, Treatment

P robuphine is a buprenorphine implant that is placed under the skin to treat people who are trying to break free of opioid dependence. The implant delivers a continuous dose of buprenorphine for a six-month period, according to a press release by Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval […]

adolescence leads to epigenetic
12-15-16 Category: Alcoholism, Research

Genetics research has offered important contributions to the understanding of how gene variations, or differences in a person’s genes, influence his or her susceptibility for developing certain types of disease. For example, having an alcoholic parent can increase the risk of developing alcohol use problems by three to four times. As alcohol and other drug […]

Brain circuits that help people cope with stress
11-28-16 Category: Coping, Research, Stress

Throughout our lives we are repeatedly exposed to different types of stress, from life events and experiences in our relationships, to school, work and home. Over time, adverse experiences and stress can add up, even to the point of having toxic consequences on our overall health and well-being. This buildup of adverse experiences and stress […]

new baby smell
10-18-16 Category: Cognition, Parenting, Research

The next time you meet a new parent, tell them their baby smells. Okay, so that’s probably a great way to lose friends – and possibly get punched – so don’t go and actually do it. But new babies really do smell, and it’s not because they need changing. A new study shows that the smell […]

cancer caused by alcohol

The oropharynx – between the mouth and the throat The larynx and the esophagus – two sections of the throat The liver The colon The rectum – at the base of the colon The female breast These seven areas can develop cancer with definitive causality from drinking alcohol, according to the University of Otago in […]

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