Resolving to Break an Addictive Habit?
5 key steps might make it easier to start 2009 with less dependency
TUESDAY, Dec. 30 (HealthDay News) -- No matter the addiction -- drugs, gambling, shopping, smoking, alcohol or more -- people who want to kick their habit in the new year might find help in a new Harvard University pub...
New Mount Sinai research tracks effects of addictive drugs on brain
Mount Sinai researchers may have unlocked the key to better understanding the effect addictive
drugs have on the human brain. Researchers have just published the new breakthrough study, Design Logic of a Cannabinoid Receptor Signaling Network that Triggers Neurite Outgrowth, in the latest issue of...
ASAM Calls for Care in the Use of, and the Prescribing of, Potentially Addictive Substances
CHEVY CHASE, Md., Feb. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week the
Office of the New York City medical examiner issued a statement that "Mr.
Heath Ledger died as the result of acute intoxication by the combined
effects of oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam and
Narcolepsy Drug Might Be Addictive
Finding comes as use of stimulant for enhanced mental function is on the increase
TUESDAY, March 17 (HealthDay News) -- A drug used to treat narcolepsy is increasingly being taken to sharpen mental skills, but researchers now report troubling evidence that it also harbors the potentia...
Mouse Study Suggests ADHD Drug Might Be Addictive
But expert says finding doesn't apply to patients because doses used were so high
TUESDAY, Feb. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Ritalin, a drug commonly used to treat children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), caused changes in the brain cells of mice similar to those seen wi...
Menthol Cigarettes the Most Addictive
These smokers find it much harder to quit, study finds
THURSDAY, Jan. 15 (HealthDay News) -- The cooling flavor of menthol cigarettes may make them more addictive
and deadlier to smokers, a new study says.
"We previously found that menthol cigarette smokers take in more nicotine and...
Study Suggests Sugar May Be Addictive
Finding might yield new insights into eating disorders, experts say
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Science is verifying what many overeaters have suspected for a long time: sugar can be addictive.
In fact, the sweetener seems to prompt the same chemical changes in the brain ...
Lip Balm Use Can Become Addictive
From expert's mouth to your ears: Be sensible to avoid skin irritation
FRIDAY, Aug. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Some people use lip balm so often that it's almost like an addiction.
"For many people, it is quite difficult for them to stop using lip balm because they've become so used to their li...
US Drugmaker Slapped Huge Fine for Misleading Doctors Over Addictive Painkiller
After four years of unrelenting pursuit by the Food and Drug Administration, the Purdue pharma of the US gave in, admitting it had made false claims about their popular painkiller Oxycontin.
They have agreed to pay up $634.5 millions for making false claims about the drug to boost sales and ...
11 Percent Increase of Addictive Nicotine in Cigarettes: Report
Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health having done a reanalysis of nicotine yield from major brand name cigarettes sold in Massachusetts //from 1997 to 2005 confirmed that manufacturers have steadily increased the levels of this agent in cigarettes.
This independent analysis, b...
Mobiles As Addictive As Smoking In Youngsters
New research finds that mobile phones are as addictive
as cigarettes among young people. Psychologist Dr David Sheffield, the lead author of the research //said that the constant habit of being attached to their mobile phones was causing stress among youngsters.
His study found that one in se...
Toxic and Addictive Foods Responsible For Obesity
In a study published in the journal Nature Clinical Practice Endocrinology and Metabolism, scientists have attributed hormonal imbalances caused by high calorie,// low fat western diet to be responsible for the obesity.
Robert Lustig, a Pediatrician at the Children's Hospital of the Universit...
The root of addictive carnal desire - Sexy Genes?
It’s all wired at birth. Even the sex drive, researchers say. A school of thought has indicated that only therapy may not work to cure 'sex addicts'// , for the answer lies in genetics. Infact, genes may hold the clue, for people who are more driven than others in seeking carnal pleasures.
Wider Addictive Choices – Now, Tanned Addicts
If you have felt elated using the tanning beds and cannot seem to get enough of them, there may be more to the elation than just the look good factor of the tan. // Researchers from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center , have researched the background of the ‘feel good’ factor , suggestin...
Blackberry Email Can Get Dangerously Addictive
Experts have warned the users of Blackberry email devices on its addictive
The health experts have warned that the devices could get so addictive
that owners might need to be slowly moved away from using them with treatment that is similar to that given to drug users.
Report: Microsoft Sponsoring Ads for Rogue Internet Pharmacies
...its standards for certifying Internet pharmacies as safe and legitimate. LegitScript President John Horton said, "We were able to purchase potentially addictive
drugs without a prescription or any age verification via bing.com ads. We also received counterfeit medication. Microsoft profits from these illegal a...
One in 10 High School Seniors Have Used Narcotic Painkillers
...ects were more likely to use other substances with addictive
potential and show early signs of substance use di...ndividuals, is likely to impede the development of addictive
disorders and their devastating psychological, med...gs for pain relief "may not represent persons with addictive
behaviors who will need, benefit or accept opiate ...
Narconon Trois-Rivieres Cites 'Hillbilly Heroin' as Canadian Drug Addiction Crisis
...tin there is only Oxycodone in it, in its purest form. OxyContin tablets can come in dosages of 10, 20, 40, and even 80 milligrams, making this drug's addictive
potential very dangerous.
"It is absolutely unbelievable to see people get themselves up to dosages that reach the hundreds and in some rar...
FDA Acts to Protect Public Health from Electronic Cigarettes
The FDA appropriately has asserted the authority to regulate these products, which deliver the powerfully addictive
drug nicotine, as combination drug-device products under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. Electronic cigarettes have not been tested for safe...
Jackson Tragedy May Serve to Educate Public on Addiction, Says American Society of Addiction Medicine
...t outcomes with recovery rates reported as high as 70% at one year. Care should be individualized for each patient, based on the nature of his or her addictive
disorder and other physical and mental health conditions.
Addiction treatment, which sometimes includes detoxification services as a first step,...
Coming Clean About The Cleaner - Phoenix House's Chief Clinical Officer David Deitch on Intervention, and the Recovery Process That Follows
... the series gives to drug misuse and the nature of addictive
behavior. With more than 23 million Americans misu...ers to health and safety when drug misuse leads to addictive
behavior," says David Deitch , Senior Vice Presid...to offset the long-lasting craving that comes with addictive
"In short, while 'interventio...
National Insurance Carriers Now Cover Artificial Cervical Disc Surgery
...go, IL (PRWEB) July 13, 2009 -- For more than a decade, Virginia Sabine endured. But the vibrant 40-year-old wanted more than unbearable neck pain and addictive
medication. She wanted her life back.
In 1996, Virginia had two discs fused. Now a third disc was acting up, and she went hunting for answer...
A comprehensive review of addiction to prescription painkillers among patients and physicians
...ulation. For anesthesiologists, according to Drs. Oreskovich and Caldeiro, the increased risk is cited as an occupational hazard because of the highly addictive
medications they administer to patients daily.
Health care professionals helping patients with chronic pain must balance aggressive treatment with ...
The Chopra Center Press Set to Release New Book this June 25
...t; provides a systematic approach to identifying, mobilizing, and releasing the life-damaging beliefs and painful memories that contribute to anxiety, addictive
behaviors, chronic pain, depression, insomnia, chronic fatigue, digestive disorders, and other challenging health issues.
In the tradition of D...
Lung Cancer Alliance Hails Signing of Tobacco Control Legislation Into Law; Urges Action on Lung Cancer
...s never been done before and we are very grateful for her leadership and her commitment to this issue," said Fenton-Ambrose.
"Now with the highly addictive
drug of nicotine under federal regulation, we must put aside the stigma of blame that has hurt so many patients whether they smoked or not, and has ca...
Pelosi Statement on President Obama Signing Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act
"I salute President Obama for joining Chairmen Henry Waxman and John Dingell and others in the New Direction Congress to protect Americans from addictive
and dangerous tobacco products and create a healthier America."
Chopra Center Co-Founder and Best-Selling Author David Simon, M.D., Will Lead Two Special Events in New York City This June
...ited book is a practical guide that shows readers how to release the life-damaging beliefs and painful memories that contribute to stress and anxiety, addictive
behaviors, chronic pain, depression, obesity, chronic fatigue, heart disease, and many other health problems. During the evening event, Dr. Simon will...
Nicotine Receptors Could Be Lung Cancer Treatment Target
...past president of the American Thoracic Society, in a news release from the society. Heffner, who was not involved in the research, added, "The highly addictive
nature of nicotine, however, complicates patients' ability to quit smoking and avoid ongoing nicotine exposure."
Previous research has shown that i...
Lung Cancer Alliance Issues Statement on FDA Tobacco Regulation Bill
...e President Laurie Fenton Ambrose called its passage an historic moment in public history.
"This legislation recognizes that nicotine is a highly addictive
drug that tobacco companies have deliberately used fraudulent and deceptive marketing to hook new smokers as young as possible, and must be regulated ...
Zero tolerance alcohol policy good choice for parents
...abuse. She presented her results at the 2009 meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, D.C. and they appear in the current issue of addictive
In 31 states, parents can legally serve alcohol to their underage children. Though U.S. teenagers drink less often than adults, they te...
‘HairConfirm' Is First Drug Test of Its Kind to Report Low/Medium/High Usage; Now Available at Local Discount Drug Marts
...o collect, store and transport. More dignified method to use. A full drug history report. Data can differentiate between recreational user and addictive
Two-thirds of parents would ask their teenage son or daughter to take a home drug test as a means of keeping them away from drugs, accordi...
Early stimulus funding supports research in adolescent addiction
...he brain. Dopamine is released during substance abuse and subsequently contributes to its rewarding effects. That phenomenon is thought to lead to the addictive
quality of certain drugs, such as marijuana.
Research indicates that marijuana use is a factor for two-thirds of all substance abuse treatment cent...
Defeating nicotine's double role in lung cancer
... clinical implications regarding the role of nicotine in stimulating lung cancer and nicotine receptor antagonists in treating the disease. The highly addictive
nature of nicotine, however, complicates patients' ability to quit smoking and avoid ongoing nicotine exposure."
"This [addictive nature of nicoti...
In Both the U.S. and Mexico, we Must Advance not Retreat From Strategic Government Goals Regarding Drug Addiction and Drug-Related Crime, Says Narconon International
...s of Anti-Civilization, drug barons and their narcotrafficking bootlickers would be frontrunners." But underneath it all are drugs, he says, and their addictive
consequences. This is where drug education and prevention come in, and rehabilitation.
The vicious alternative to an ethical and drug-free s...
LCA Hails US Court of Appeals Decision to Affirm Lower Court Ruling Tobacco Companies Guilty of Massive Fraud and Deception
...Even though the Court ruling is disappointing on this front," continued Fenton Ambrose, we can take heart that the courts clearly recognize the highly addictive
nature of nicotine, the deliberate collusion over the past fifty years by the tobacco companies to manipulate the amount of nicotine and their marketi...
Video: NSF Enlists Renowned Women's Health Expert to 'School' America on Sleeping Smart
Prescription sleep aids When taken as prescribed by a
are not safe and may be healthcare professional, sleep aids
or cause can safely and effectively treat
dependency. insomnia. There is a lower risk for
Cocaine Spurs Long-Term Change in Brain Chemistry
... (HealthDay News) Many remember those fried-egg "this is your brain on drugs" public service announcements. Now, a new study offers insight into how addictive
drugs such as cocaine "cook" the brain.
"The study's findings enable us to glimpse for the first time exactly how cocaine modifies the activity of ...
Montana Meth Project Announces New Board Members
...mpaign, one that is educating our youth and reducing demand for this highly addictive
drug," said Foley.
Cladouhos, president and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue...king program has made a significant impact in the fight against this highly addictive
and socially destructive drug," said Cladouhos. "I am committed to the proj...
Economy Impacts People Seeking Treatment for Addiction - 80% Increase Over Last Year
...d to opiate use in order to relieve, seemingly, the pressures of being out of work and losing one's home. Of course, the relief provided by the use of addictive
medication is usually short-lived and one's troubles only re-emerge with greater force in the face of the new demands of uncontrolled drug use now com...
Protein Might Mute Effects of Methamphetamine
During its research, the team also found that oct3 mutes the high that drug users experience from methamphetamines and similar addictive
substances. Oct3 helps astrocytes soak up excess dopamine from around neurons. If not done fast or efficiently enough, the residue of dopamine can giv...