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Newswise: Heart and Lung Surgery Patients May Be at High Risk for Opioid Dependence
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    22-Aug-2019 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 717594

Heart and Lung Surgery Patients May Be at High Risk for Opioid Dependence

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The amount of opioids prescribed for patients after heart and lung surgery has a direct relationship with the risk for opioid dependency and “persistent opioid use” several months after the operation.

16-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 717765

E-cigarette Use Spurs Rise in Teens Treated for Respiratory Injuries

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

The number of teens and young adults treated for severe respiratory injury after e-cigarette use is increasing at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, which is consistent with a nationwide trend that led to a recent communication to physicians from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

21-Aug-2019 8:45 AM EDT

Article ID: 717761

Nicotine-Free E-Cigarettes Can Damage Blood Vessels

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

MRI scans on 31 individuals showed that vaping temporarily impacts blood vessel function in healthy people.

21-Aug-2019 8:25 AM EDT

Article ID: 717647

Need a Mental Break? Avoid Your Cellphone, Researchers Say

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Using a cellphone to take a break during mentally challenging tasks does not allow the brain to recharge effectively and may result in poorer performance, Rutgers researchers found.

19-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: SLU Researchers Awarded $2.1 Million to Find New Pain-Killing Options

Article ID: 717634

SLU Researchers Awarded $2.1 Million to Find New Pain-Killing Options

Saint Louis University Medical Center

Saint Louis University pain researchers will investigate a promising but little understood pain signaling pathway in the hopes of opening up a new avenue for pain medication research.

19-Aug-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 717582

Transgender college students four times as likely to experience mental health problems

Boston University

The largest and most comprehensive mental health survey of college students in the US reveals that students who identify as transgender, gender nonconforming, genderqueer, and nonbinary face enormous mental health disparities relative to their peers.

16-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 717368

AnaBios Provides Human Tissue Samples to NCATS for Pain Research


AnaBios Corp. today announced it is providing validated human dorsal root ganglion (hDRG) to the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), for research collaborations to develop human cell-based screening platforms and novel drugs to treat pain and opioid use disorder.

13-Aug-2019 8:50 AM EDT

Article ID: 717347

In first-of-its-kind study, UCI researchers highlight hookah health hazards

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Aug. 12, 2019 – Hookah waterpipe use has grown in popularity in recent years – 1 in 5 college students in the U.S. and Europe have tried it – but the practice could be more dangerous than other forms of smoking, according to a first-of-its-kind study by researchers at the University of California, Irvine, published recently in Aerosol Science and Technology.

12-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Adults who mix cannabis with opioids for pain report higher anxiety, depression

Article ID: 717333

Adults who mix cannabis with opioids for pain report higher anxiety, depression

University of Houston

A researcher from the University of Houston has found that adults who take prescription opioids for severe pain are more likely to have increased anxiety, depression and substance abuse issues if they also use marijuana.

12-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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    12-Aug-2019 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 717151

Difficulty in identifying angry facial expressions linked to interpersonal problems in recovering heavy drinkers

Research Society on Alcoholism

People in early-stage recovery from alcohol use disorder can struggle to recognize facial expressions of emotion ─ particularly anger ─ according to a study published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. The findings build on mounting evidence that long-term alcohol misuse may impair the brain’s ability to process facial emotion. As facial expressions are important for interpersonal and social functioning, this might contribute to the development of interpersonal difficulties, which are common among people with alcohol use disorder and reduce the likelihood of a successful recovery.

8-Aug-2019 4:20 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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