Tag: "addiction" at medical news
Hopkins Researchers Develop Under-The-Skin Implant For Pain Treatment
... morphine addicts in the United States. Current addiction
therapy requires daily visits to a clinic for an oral dose of methadone, which occupies opiate receptors in the brain and eliminates narcotic craving and withdrawal symptoms. "In essence, these people become addicted to the clinic. They cannot trave...
Maternal Exposure To Crack Cocaine Produces Stressed Newborns
...hersback on track, with parenting, psychiatric and addiction
Addicted Doctors Need Special Service
... month. Doctors are at special risk of developing addiction
problems, say the authors, owing to the strain of medical practice, erosion of the taboo against injecting and opiates and access to supplies. Once addicted, doctors face a major problem in accessing effective treatment, finding themselves isolated ...
UF Psychiatrists Use Antidepressants To Treat Smoking Addiction
...idea is to help smokers kick the habit by tackling addiction
at its root: long-lasting changes in brain chemist...aid. Treatment programs for alcoholism and cocaine addiction
are effective at least half the time. In contrast, although 80 percent of smokers want to s...
Dying To Quit: Why We Smoke And How We Stop
...he considers the debate over whether smoking is an addiction
or a habit and whether nicotine automatically leads to dependency. She discusses the interconnections between nicotine, caffeine, and alcohol and the link between nicotine and more severe psychological disturbances such as depression and schizophreni...
Nitrosamines Play Important Role In Cancer Linked To Smoking
... says, becausethey provide a link between nicotine addiction
and cancer that can be attributedonly to tobacco. This is in contrast to other smoke carcinogens such aspolyaromatic hydrocarbons, which occur in the diet and the general environment. Other than nicotine chewing gum, Hecht says that there is no publ...
Pioneer In Nuclear Medicine Wins Lifetime Award
...mine receptors inside the brain led to muchwork in addiction
and drug design. The next year, they located the opiatereceptors. "We now know that cocaine affects the dopamine receptors," saidWagner, "and we continue to learn about addiction." Parallel to his work in medicine, Wagner also became an exper...
Epilepsy Drug Found To Stop Cocaine's Effects In Animals
...nce we have no medications for cocaine overdose or addiction
now inour clinical toolbox, NIDA has declared deve...ly no effective pharmacologictreatment for cocaine addiction
in humans," said Dewey. "In fact, the limitednumber of drugs currently being investigated in human ...
Statistician Keeps Health Researchers Ahead Of The Curve
...umed insufficient vitamin A during pregnancy. Drug addiction
expertswanted to see whether a new medication would ease withdrawal pain. Researchersstudying men's health needed to know how HIV infection affects immune cellcounts over a period of years. To help make sense of the raw data they collected, scientist...
UK Researcher Develops New Delivery Systems For Treatment Of Smoking Addiction
...tients suffering from depression or by smokers for addiction
treatment," hesaid. In addition, data Houdi collected indicates Zyban is rapidly and well-absorbedthrough the nasal passage and would increase its bioavailability, or site ofaction, at least 12 to 15 times compared to the oral tablet form currently ...
Breakthrough? Study Finds Dopamine Cannot Be Source Of Pleasure In Brain
... in the searchfor solutions to substance abuse and addiction
problems, researchers say. A report on the findings appears in the March 4 issue of the journalNature. Authors are Drs. Paul A. Garris, a postdoctoral fellow at UNC-CH now atIllinois State University, and R. Mark Wightman, William Rand Kenan...
Higher Doses Of Methadone May Do The Trick, New Study Says
...done, the granddaddy of replacement treatments for addiction
to heroinand otheropioid drugs, has been available...methadone remains the most effective treatment for addiction
to illicit opioiddrugs, the Hopkinsscientists say. "It's troubling that the dosage of methadone...
People With Brain Injury To Frontal Lobe Don't Get Punch Lines -- Prefer Slapstick Humor!
...horic behavior,inappropriate laughter, and have an addiction
to telling jokes that are usuallyinappropriate in content. The Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care is an academic centre fully affiliatedwith the University of Toronto. The study was supported by the Medical ResearchCouncil of Canada. A joke and pun...
Repeated Exposure To Cocaine Alters Brain Structure
...sisting brain changes that webelieve contribute to addiction
and the risk of relapse," he said. Robinson and hi...gests that the craving and relapse associated with addiction
mayhave molecular underpinnings," she said. The topic of this year's Wisconsin Symposium on Emotion...
Success of plasma centers could hurt Red Cross, study finds
...nd to suffer from malnutrition, drug and/oralcohol addiction
and a range of other health problems. "If you're looking for a healthy blood supply, you need to have healthydonors," Anderson says, adding that this is one reason for-profit plasmacollection agencies began to target more affluent sectors of ...
Symposium on treating drug addiction -- Tip sheet
... Center, Room 201. First medication to target pcp addiction
An antibody-based drug to provide immediate pro...8, 10:30 a.m.) Potential vaccine to fight cocaine addiction
A new technique has induced the immune systems of test animals to createspecific antibodies against...
Researchers join with treatment providers to improve drug abuse treatment
...local networks to move promising science-baseddrug addiction
treatments into community settings. The five regio...aining. "Nearly 10 million people suffer from drug addiction
and dependence, andsubstance abuse devastates the lives of both adults and adolescents," said MaryL....
Institute publishes "Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment"
...blished the first-ever,science-based guide to drug addiction
treatment. In its Principles of DrugAddiction Trea...e outlines some of theessential components of drug addiction
and its treatment based on 30 years ofscientific research. "There is no 'one size fits all' drug...
Yale receives $10 million to study tobacco use: Research grant comes from three national organizations
...s. "The goal of our center is to improve tobacco addiction
treatment by studyingwhy current treatments fail and developing new behavioral and drug treatmentsthat address these factors," said O'Malley, professor of psychiatry and directorof the Division of Substance Abuse Research at Yale Medical School. "It...
Federal institutes and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation create Tobacco Use Research Centers
...0 cancer deaths. "Tobacco use and nicotine addiction
are such complex subjects that itwill take a truly transdisciplinary approach to understand the addiction
and howto prevent tobacco use, particularly by teens and younger children," said AlanI. Leshner, Ph....
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