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712 Articles Matching "opioids"

Research Finds Opioids May Help Chronic Pain, A Little

Dec 19, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Use of opioids for patients with chronic, non-cancer pain may help, but not a lot. In a study published today by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), McMaster University researchers reviewed 96 clinical trials with more than 26,000 participants and found opioids provide only smal......
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Physical Therapy Can Help You Avoid Opioids When Joint Pain Strikes

Dec 19, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Physical Therapy Can Help You Avoid Opioids When Joint Pain StrikesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/17/2018 12:00:00...
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Opioids offer little chronic pain benefit and wane over time, study says

Dec 19, 2018 , CNN Health
For adults with chronic pain, opioids offer narrow improvements over a placebo for pain and physical functioning, on average, according to a new analysis published Tuesday. And the majority of patients will experience no meaningful benefit....
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More U.S. Teens Are Vaping, But Use of Opioids, Alcohol Falls

Dec 19, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: More U.S. Teens Are Vaping, But Use of Opioids, Alcohol FallsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/17/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/17/2018 12:00:00...
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The Church Of Safe Injection: Advocates Handing Out Naloxone, Syringes Find Legal Loophole In Religious Protections

Dec 19, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Harm-reduction advocates have come up with a strategy to circumnavigate laws that would impede them from helping people addicted to opioids use the drugs more safely: setting the organization up as a church....
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Teen vaping continues to rise while other drug use declines, survey finds

Dec 18, 2018 , CNN Health
Vaping among America's teenagers continues to climb, while the use of other substances -- such as alcohol and opioids -- has declined in recent years, according to a new report....
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PT For Joint Pain Can Help You Avoid Opioids

Dec 15, 2018 , WebMD
A study,of nearly 89,000 U.S. patients found that people given physical therapy for their pain were 7 percent to 16 percent less likely to fill a prescription for an...
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Five Things Anyone Can Do To Prevent Addiction Or Help People Suffering

Dec 13, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, more than 72,000 drug overdose deaths are estimated to have occurred in 2017, with the sharpest increase among those related to fentanyl and synthetic opioids. Opioid- and addiction-related deaths continue to increase as physicians and governm......
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Researchers Collaborating With National Institutes Of Health To Develop Nonopioid Drug For Chronic Pain

Dec 13, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Researchers from the Virginia Tech School of Neuroscience are teaming with the University of California San Diego and the U.S. National Institutes of Health to develop a drug –- now in its earliest stages -– that can treat certain types of chronic pain without the addictive consequences of opioids. ......
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Opioids Exact Another Toll on Newborns: Smaller Heads

Dec 12, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Opioids Exact Another Toll on Newborns: Smaller HeadsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/10/2018 12:00:00...
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Opioids Exact Another Toll on Newborns: Smaller Heads

Dec 11, 2018 , WebMD
Infants born addicted to opioids had significantly smaller head circumferences, researchers have found, potentially putting them at higher risk for mental health and developmental...
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Opioids Plus Other Drugs a Deadly Mix for Heavy Users

Dec 08, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Opioids Plus Other Drugs a Deadly Mix for Heavy UsersCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/5/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/6/2018 12:00:00...
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Health Tip: Manage Pain With Opioids

Dec 07, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Health Tip: Manage Pain With OpioidsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/5/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/5/2018 12:00:00...
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Viewpoints: Laws Needlessly Hurt Patients In Pain Who Really Need Opioids; #ThisIsOurLane Rightfully Aims To Resume Science Of Gun Safety

Dec 07, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers weigh in on these health care topics and...
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Oregon task force backs controversial opioid plan

Dec 07, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
An Oregon proposal to expand alternative treatments for certain chronic pain conditions while limiting the use of opioids has moved forward with minimal changes, despite outcries from chronic pain patients and criticism from pain...
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Teens’ Wisdom Teeth Removal Surgery Can Often Open The Door To Opioid Addiction

Dec 06, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
In the year following the surgery, close to 6 percent of patients who left their dentist’s office with a prescription for opioids had a “health care encounter” in which a diagnosis of opioid abuse was documented. That’s well over 10 times the rate at which a comparison group. In other news on the crisis: addiction counselors, life insurance and naloxone, supervised injection sites, and...
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Youth Addiction: Opioids Prescribed by Dentists

Dec 06, 2018 , eMedicine Health
Opioids Prescribed by Dentists Tied to Addiction Among...
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Opioids Prescribed by Dentists Tied to Addiction Among Youth

Dec 06, 2018 , RxList
Teens and young adults who are prescribed opioids by dental clinicians are at increased risk for persistent use and for abuse in the subsequent year, a retrospective cohort study...
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Doctors More Cautious Now When Prescribing Opioids to Kids

Dec 06, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Doctors More Cautious Now When Prescribing Opioids to KidsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/3/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/4/2018 12:00:00...
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More Pregnant Women Are Using Meth And Opioids, Study Finds

Dec 04, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Amphetamine and opioid use in pregnancy increased substantially over the last decade in the United States, a new Michigan Medicine-led study finds. And a disproportionate rise occurred in rural counties. Among pregnant women in all parts of the country, amphetamine-affected births (mostly attribute......
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