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Back pain treated with Opioids

...here may be moderate side effects. And the risk of dependence appears to be low. Longer-acting opioids seem to be the best choice for the back pain patient. The researchers acknowledge that there is a great deal of prejudice among the medical community and the public against the widespread use of opioids, eve...

Alcoholism Influenced By Both Genetics & Family Environment

...e children had fathers without any type of alcohol dependence or abuse. However, the rest of the children either had a father or uncle with an alcoholic disorder. Thus researchers found those children with alcohol disorders in the family were significantly more likely to exhibit alcoholism than those offsprin...

Alcohol Dependence Gene Identified

...rve cells. Other studies suggest alcohol abuse and dependence might be related to an overactive central nervous system. Alcohol may calm this over activity, leading people who have inherited the condition to develop alcohol dependence. The investigators are quick to point out, however, many factors are likely...

The Effects Of Smoking Misleading

.... For the study, researchers assessed the nicotine dependence of 458 smokers and questioned them about their smoking habits. The concentration of nicotine in the smokers urine was also measured . Researchers report that smokers who smoke more than 40 cigarettes per day would hardly reduce their nicotine intak...

Biofeedback Found To Reduce Steroid Dependence In Asthmatics

...adjunct to asthma treatment and may help to reduce dependence on steroid medications....

Creating A Greater Awareness Among Smokers

..., and 12 percent were nicotine dependent. Nicotine dependence was most prevalent among those with alcohol and dr...orders, and individuals who have comorbid nicotine dependence and other psychiatric disorders....

Weight Loss An Indicator Of Dementia In The Elderly

... falls, poor wound healing, and increased physical dependence thus they suggest that weight change and nutritional state in people with dementia should be taken seriously at least from the time of diagnosis, if not at earlier stages of more mild cognitive impairment ....

Vaccine to cure smoking

...002-NicQb that can cure//smokers of their nicotine dependence and thus help them to quit smoking. Swiss researc...l Oncology, had said that the vaccine for nicotine dependence had completed both its first and second phase of human trials successfully. The first phase of the s...

Personality profiles of gamblers and substance abusers are similar

...oblem gambling behavior may be linked with alcohol dependence and may also be associated with smoking and drug abuse. The new study shows that young adults, before they turn 21, are likely to have high scores for negative emotionality and impulsive behavior. They may also show tendency of risk taking behavior. ...

Alcohol more harmful to women

...progression of the developmental events leading to dependence among female alcoholics — the telescoping effect — and an earlier onset of adverse consequences of alcoholism." For getting results of the study CAT scans were done on the individuals to assess the extent of brain damage.The study as per reports by ...

Early detection of alcohol abuse is better option for treatment

...ate on finding out new biomarkers that for alcohol dependence and other mental problems. The current method of self-reports and screenings for liver damage is not always effective in detecting alcohol abuse. According to the research finding one such way to find out a suitable biomarkers may be getting the rib...

Natural formula for protection against vision loss

...rable to free radical attacks as a result of their dependence on light to function properly. While light enables vision, paradoxically, it also creates additional free radicals that lead to cell and membrane damage. Science has once again come to our rescue as researchers have found that nutrients and antioxid...

Cured Alcoholics Can Be Cured Of Smoking Also

...n in smokers with sustained remission from alcohol dependence (greater than 12 months with no relapse for drug or alcohol abuse) to determine the nicotine patch dosages. Investigators hoped to show that maintaining a more consistent level of serum cotinine through customized nicotine replacement therapy would e...

Intensive Care Patients More At Risk From Kidney Failure

...all hospital death rate was 60.3 percent. Dialysis dependence at hospital discharge was 13.8 percent for survivors. Independent risk factors for hospital death included use of vasopressors (drugs that produce a rise in blood pressure), mechanical ventilation, septic shock, cardiogenic shock, and hepatorenal syn...

Addicted To Getting Tanned?!

... greater proportion of beachgoers with UVL tanning dependence — 53 percent. Souce: Newswise...

General Anesthesia For Heroin Detoxification Is No Good

...meaningful role to play in the treatment of opioid dependence Source: Newswise...

Age of first alcoholic drink determined by tendency to cheat

...7, from families with a high occurrence of alcohol dependence and families without such history were considered for the study. In order analyze what might predict or precede an early age of first drink, the team analyzed several behaviors and conditions in the study participants' childhoods including attentio...

Swimming With Dolphins Can Help Ease Depression

...ports the theory of biophilia that illustrates the dependence of human health on our relationships with the natural environment. Nearly 30 patients with mild to moderate depression were chosen for the study and were randomized into two groups, the experimental group and a control group. The experimental group...

Family history of alcoholism influences reaction to advice

... study helps to validate the diagnosis of caffeine dependence as a clinically significant phenomenon," Griffiths...aid. "It's one thing to speculate how powerful the dependence is, but here we have an example of people who are not following physician recommendations and are un...

UN Fears Earthquake Victims Could Turn To Drugs

...made disasters are at high risk of developing drug dependence and addiction - maybe as a result of prescribed medications to the injured for the relief of extreme pain or otherwise due to discomfort and boredom amongst displaced populations after a disaster," he said. Although, no large scale drug abuse cases h...

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