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'It's a tragedy': How the flawed Motherisk hair test helped fracture families across Canada

10 hours 24 min ago

Tammy Whiteman's fight to get back her daughters, Krista, left, and Kira, right, was initially unsuccessful because of what has now been determined to be faulty hair-strand testing done by the Motherisk Drug Testing Lab at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. But in 2008, Family Youth and Child Services of Muskoka took her nine- and 13-year-old daughters from her because of serious concerns about her mental health and childrearing.

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Extended-Release Naltrexone Seems as Effective as Standard Treatment for Opioid Dependence

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 16:35

Injectable extended-release naltrexone appears to be as safe and effective as daily oral buprenorphine-naloxone for treating opioid dependence, according to a Norway-based, noninferiority trial in JAMA Psychiatry . Roughly 160 opioid-dependent adults who were discharged from addiction treatment programs were randomized to receive either oral buprenorphine-naloxone daily or extended-release intramuscular naltrexone every 4 weeks for 12 weeks.

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Former surgeon general on how loneliness could reduce lifespan

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:00

Former Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy tackled a range of public health crises such as Zika, drug and alcohol addiction and obesity. Now, he's shedding light on the rising number of lonely people in America and how it affects our health.

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Music inspired by life changing moments

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 07:25

In Swindon, for Americana enthusiasts there will be a concert from The Black Feathers showcasing their new song, and for Uffington folk fans there is a gig from The East Pointers, where they will perform their debut single. Holy Water, currently on release from the Americana duo, was written following a gig in the chapel of a rehab centre in Nashville, which coincided with the sixth anniversary of Ray Hughes giving up alcohol.

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Could Dan Murphy's ban be over?

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 02:56

THE NT Government would introduce a floor price on cheap grog, cap the number of take away liquor outlets and lift its controversial Dan Murphy's ban under the most significant alcohol reforms in recent history THE NT Government would introduce a floor price on cheap grog, cap the number of take away liquor outlets and lift its controversial Dan Murphy's ban under the most significant alcohol reforms in recent history. Major reforms have been recommended by the independent review into alcohol policy conducted by former NT Chief Justice Trevor Riley.

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Young are biggest binge-drinkers in the EU - but people live longer

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 22:45

Young Irish people have the highest rate of binge-drinking in the EU, with more than a quarter of young men and women drinking heavily at least once a week. Young Irish people have the highest rate of binge-drinking in the EU, with more than a quarter of young men and women drinking heavily at least once a week.

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Drinking to excess: Recognize and treat alcohol problems

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 18:09

Some people enjoy an occasional glass of wine with dinner. Others might grab a beer while watching a football game.

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Jake Owen has recorded songs by this Mississippi songwriter, who has beaten cancer and addiction

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 13:45

When Jake Owen performs on the Great Lawn at Harrah's at 7 p.m. Friday, it is possible he will perform one of his hits, "What We Ain't Got," that rose to No. 19 on the Hot Country Songs chart.

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Pa. health systems get $4 million to provide medicine and therapy to...

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 09:16

Four of Pennsylvania's biggest health systems each have received $1 million state grants to expand availability of medicines widely seen as some peoples' best hope of overcoming addiction to heroin and opioid painkillers. The health systems are expected to use the grants to establish a "hub and spoke" approach where a centrally-located addiction specialist will support family doctors who want to prescribe medications to patients who are addicted.

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When it comes to rewards, the brain prefers not to wait

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 04:52

Our brains assess the pros and cons of thousands of situations every day, and this mostly occurs without our conscious brains being involved. Breaking research looks at how long waiting times influence reward pathways.

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Even Light Drinking Raises Cancer Risk, Study Shows

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:57

Drinking as little as one or two shot glasses of soju or Korean distilled liquor a day could raise a person's chances of getting some cancers, a recent study of more than 20 million Koreans reveals. The risks are even higher for smokers.

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Needed: A 12 Step Program for War

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 20:45

In the great Ken Burns documentary, The Vietnam War, Marine Company Commander Mark Maslantes described his war experience this way: "It was like crack cocaine . War has a tremendous high, but it has enormous costs.

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Five things about the late John Dunsworth of 'Trailer Park Boys' fame

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 16:01

John Dunsworth, best known for his portrayal of the stumbling drunk Jim Lahey on the Canadian mockumentary series "Trailer Park Boys," is being remembered for his underappreciated acting range, his skill at physical comedy and the countless one-liners he delivered on the show. His family says he died "peacefully after a short and unexpected illness."

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Five things about the late John Dunsworth of a Trailer Park Boysa fame

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 16:01

John Dunsworth, best known for his portrayal of the stumbling drunk Jim Lahey on the Canadian mockumentary series "Trailer Park Boys," is being remembered for his underappreciated acting range, his skill at physical comedy and the countless one-liners he delivered on the show. His family says he died "peacefully after a short and unexpected illness."

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The North East area where alcohol treatment is 54% higher than England rate

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 16:01

Patients treated for alcohol problems in North Tyneside are 50% more likely to be readmitted as an emergency within a month than the expected rate in England. In the North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group area there were 289 admissions within 30 days of a patient being discharged following treatment for an alcohol related condition between April 2014 and March 2017.

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View Press Release

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 11:36

Rising to meet steady demand, local provider expands outpatient program in Pittsfield and opens two new centers in Millbury and Weymouth )-- Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. , a longtime not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive continuum of addiction treatment throughout Massachusetts, has increased access to recovery resources across the state to continue combating the addiction crisis. New outpatient treatment centers are now open in Millbury and Weymouth, and the company's existing Pittsfield program moved to a larger facility to adequately serve the local population.

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Neil Rankin hits back at Gordon Ramsay over cocaine and alcohol abuse in the hospitality industry

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 07:07

Award-winning chef Neil Rankin has hit back at Gordon Ramsay's comments on drug and alcohol addiction in the hospitality industry. The owner of newly-opened Soho restaurant Temper took to social media to voice his criticism of Ramsay, and said it is chefs like him who "make this industry unappealingand created the long hours that only add to the drug problems."

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Martin Armstrong: No more going round the houses - support from day ...

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 05:07

The model moves people from the streets into permanent, settled accommodation. It then adds A tailored support to address the issues which drove that person to crisis.

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How do genes and lifestyle choices affect lifespan?

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 00:54

New research has analyzed genetic and lifestyle-related data to understand how our biological makeup and lifestyle choices can impact our lifespan. We should watch out for smoking habits and weight gain, they say, though prioritizing education may have unexpected benefits.

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Profile: Recovery, Russell Brand Style

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 20:14

I am taking a tour of Russell Brand's body. It's not the one I might once have imagined, because I am old and he is no longer a sex addict.

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