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642 Articles Matching "addiction"

New Tool Analyzes How Prepared World Is For An Epidemic. Spoiler Alert: It’s Not.

Jun 23, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The new website aims to help public officials recognize where vulnerabilities exist. In other public health news: heart research, predicting falls, lead paint, addiction, obesity and...
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Opioids that are painkillers but aren't addictive? This biochemist thinks it's possible

Jun 23, 2018 , CNBC Health
This biochemist explains in The Conversation how he and other researchers are working on designing new drugs that will block pain but without the euphoria that leads to...
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Parkinson's Meds Tied to Higher Rate of Gambling, Sex Addiction Than Thought

Jun 22, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Parkinson's Meds Tied to Higher Rate of Gambling, Sex Addiction Than ThoughtCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/21/2018 12:00:00...
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Facebook will direct users searching for opioids toward addiction resources

Jun 21, 2018 dave.muoio@himssmedia.com (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
The US’s struggle with opioid addiction rages on, and Facebook seems to have heard critics’ warnings about social media’s role in the...
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House waives extra privacy for opioid addicts, loosens IMD exclusion

Jun 21, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The House passed two hospital-backed opioids bills to loosen the Medicaid funding restrictions on residential facilities for opioid addicts and to allow providers to share patient medical history that shows...
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MAT underutilized by hospitals in treating opioid addiction

Jun 20, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
A new study published Tuesday shows hospitals aren't fully relying on medications to treat opioid use disorder. Experts say that's a missed opportunity to expand treatment to thousands of...
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When Others Have Given Up On Patients, This Neurologist Steps In

Jun 20, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Dr. Alice Flaherty likes to tinker with machines until she fixes what's broken. And her current interest involves patients who others say aren't really sick or lack motivation to get better. "I got interested in that whole thing, like if you want to get better then you’re sick, if you don’t want to get better, then it’s a vice,” she says. “What was it that made us attribute willfulness to people who were obviously miserable?” In other public health news: smoking, video game...
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WHO ‘Gaming Disorder' Classification Opens Door For Treatment

Jun 20, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The World Health Organization’s classification of video game addiction as a mental health disorder is a significant step toward getting people the help they need, said Douglas Gentile, an Iowa State University professor of psychology and expert on video games and addiction. In the above video, Gent......
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Viewpoints: To Solve Opioid Epidemic, Stop Expecting To Eradicate Pain; End The Stigma Around Addiction

Jun 20, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Editorial pages focus on these and other health...
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New York Judge's Ruling Could Be Painful For Opioid-Makers Sued Over Addiction Crisis

Jun 20, 2018 , Forbes
The judge denied all of the arguments made by companies sued over their role in the opioid crisis, allowing claims made by New York counties to...
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Opioid addiction drugs severely underutilized, study finds

Jun 19, 2018 , CNN Health
A study finds that despite the ability of medication-assisted treatment drugs like methadone and buprenorphine to save the lives of people who've overdosed on opioids, they continue to be underutilized....
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Video gaming addiction classified as mental health disorder by WHO

Jun 19, 2018 , CNBC Health
Video game addiction has been recognized by World Health Organization as a mental health...
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Gaming addiction classified as mental health disorder by WHO

Jun 19, 2018 , Reuters
LONDON - Many parents already have concerns, but some may now have a new argument for limiting their children's 'screen time' - addiction to video games has been recognised by World Health Organization as a mental health disorder....
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Why an expert says the US needs to invest 'tens or hundreds of billions' to fight opioid epidemic

Jun 18, 2018 , CNBC Health
CNBC asks a top medical expert what needs to be done to reverse the growing public health threat of opioid...
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First Generic Under-The-Tongue Film For Treating Opioid Addiction Approved

Jun 16, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The news is welcome as brand-name Suboxone film costs about $200 a month without insurance. In other news on the crisis: Kentucky sues Walgreens; vulnerable lawmakers look to win big political points with opioids package; mothers in treatment struggle to keep their children; and more....
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First Ketamine Guidelines for Pain Released

Jun 16, 2018 , WebMD
A driving force behind this is the growing effort to find a long-term replacement for opioids, an addictive painkiller that has plunged the country into an epidemic of death and...
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First Generic Under-the-Tongue Opioid Addiction Treatment Approved by FDA

Jun 16, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: First Generic Under-the-Tongue Opioid Addiction Treatment Approved by FDACategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/15/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/15/2018 12:00:00...
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Senate bill to ease payment of inpatient addiction treatment stalls

Jun 08, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The Senate Finance Committee has dropped, for now, a bill that would ease Medicaid funding for inpatient drug addiction treatment. Still, discussions are ongoing as the House companion version heads toward a floor...
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Longer Looks: Equality In Medicine; Title X; And Police Promoting Addiction Treatment

Jun 08, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Each week, KHN's Shefali Luthra finds interesting reads from around the...
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Youth opioid addiction targeted in White House ad campaign

Jun 08, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The "Stop Youth Opioid Abuse" ad campaign features graphic re-enactments of four individuals' stories about becoming addicted to prescription...
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