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Newswise: Medical Minute: Trying to quit smoking? Don’t go it alone.

Medical Minute: Trying to quit smoking? Don’t go it alone.

Penn State Health

We live in an era of self-empowerment. But when it comes to quitting smoking, going it alone isn’t the best approach. Read on for effective strategies from Penn State Health experts.

Channels: Addiction, Behavioral Science, Cancer, Cardiovascular Health, Heart Disease, Public Health, Smoking,

22-Jan-2020 1:05 PM EST
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Program reduces narcotic prescriptions after surgery with over-the-counter pain medicine

Houston Methodist

Surgeons at Houston Methodist Hospital are stemming the tide of addiction to prescription opioids by managing patients’ pain after surgery. By using long-acting local anesthetics at the site of surgery and scheduled non-narcotic pain medicine, they decreased opioid prescriptions from 87% to 10% after surgery.

Channels: Addiction, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Substance Abuse, All Journal News,

22-Jan-2020 8:00 AM EST

Internet use reduces study skills in university students

Swansea University

Research conducted at Swansea University and the University of Milan has shown that students who use digital technology excessively are less motivated to engage with their studies, and are more anxious about tests.

Channels: Addiction, Apps, Education, Internet Trends, Mental Health, Psychology and Psychiatry, Technology, All Journal News,

17-Jan-2020 10:55 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Most Youths Surviving Opioid Overdose Not Getting Timely Treatment to Avoid Recurrence

Most Youths Surviving Opioid Overdose Not Getting Timely Treatment to Avoid Recurrence

Johns Hopkins Medicine

A study of more than 4 million Medicaid claims records during a recent seven-year period concludes that less than a third of the nearly 3,800 U.S. adolescents and young adults who experienced a nonfatal opioid overdose got timely (within 30 days) follow-up addiction treatment to curb or prevent future misuse and reduce the risk of a second overdose.

Channels: Addiction, All Journal News, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Pharmaceuticals, Children's Health, JAMA,

16-Jan-2020 11:00 AM EST
Research Results

Menthol Ban Could Increase Health Equity

University of Kentucky

Current policies that include restrictions on the sale of menthol flavored tobacco and nicotine products are less likely to reach those that would benefit from them the most, according to new research from the University of Kentucky’s College of Medicine.

Channels: Addiction, All Journal News, Public Health, Smoking, Healthcare, U.S. Politics,

16-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
Research Results

Law and Public Policy

Research Results

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: In Mice, Alcohol Dependence Results in Brain-Wide Remodeling of Functional Architecture
14-Jan-2020 4:50 PM EST