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High military rate of sexually transmitted disease defies treatment and education efforts

Preventive Medicine - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 17:29

Sexually transmitted disease cases are rising in the military in line with a record number of reported cases across the civilian population in the U.S. "Not long ago, gonorrhea rates were at historic lows, syphilis was close to elimination, and better chlamydia diagnostic tests and more screening were available," Dr. Gail Bolan, the Centers for Disease Control's director of STD prevention, wrote in a recent agency report. "That progress has since unraveled."

Is Allergan The Best Buy If You (Or Your Portfolio) Are Depressed?

Anxiety - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 17:25

Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses, directly impacting 6.7% of the adult population in a given year. It is twice as common in women compared to men.

A Reminder of OCR Guidance Regarding Students With ADHD

ADHD News - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 17:25

School Districts should keep in mind last year's guidance from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights that students with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder are entitled to equal educational opportunity under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The Department of Education issued this guidance after noticing, over a five-year period, that more than ten percent of complaints received by OCR alleged discrimination against students with ADHD.

Categories: ADHD

Idaho should legalize marijuana

Chronic Pain - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 16:48

Idaho is by states that have legalized its use, yet the stigma of marijuana use still endures in Idaho. The misconceptions of marijuana are strongly prevalent in Idaho.

Categories: Chronic Pain

Teens' increased use of smartphones linked to depression, suicide

Depression - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 16:11

The researchers emphasized their research does not prove that screen time causes depressive symptoms or suicide-related behaviors, but the findings do show a link. Screen time should be considered a modern-day risk factor for depression and suicide, said Florida State University Professor Thomas Joiner, who co-authored a study published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science.

Categories: Depression

More Time On Smartphones Linked To Higher Suicide Risk In Teens, Study Says

Depression - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 16:10

Parents commonly struggle finding ways to pry their children away from smartphones and other digital devices but a disturbing new study is giving them new incentive. Researchers at Florida State University say there's a link between an increased risk of suicide in teens and the time spent using mobile devices.

Categories: Depression

John Adler's smoking pipe collection to go under the hammer in Colchester

Smoking - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 15:15

More than 250 pipes, ranging from early Native American creations to exquisite 19th Century designs featuring Napoleonic battles will be auctioned off at Reeman Dansie in Colchester. Mr Adler, born in September 1935, was a pipe maker and member of a number of elite pipe organisations, including the ConfrA©rie des maA tres-pipiers in St Claude, France, the L'AcadA©mie Internationale de la Pipe, Master of Worshipful Company of Tobacco Pipe Makers and Tobacco Blenders in 1982, and twice chairman Tobacco Trade Benevolent Association.

Categories: Smoking

Teenagers Embrace JUUL, Saying It's Discreet Enough To Vape In Class

Smoking - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 15:15

A JUUL e-cigarette for sale at Fast Eddie's Smoke Shop in Boston. The sleek devices are easy to conceal, which makes them popular with teenagers.

Categories: Smoking

Number of parents referring children on for extra support in Norfolk soars

ADHD News - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 15:14

Education, health and care plans are generally one of two things - an unfamiliar acronym, or a pivotal part of family life. The plans are a formal acknowledgment of a child's special educational needs and disabilities , a document which, up to the age of 25, lays out their difficulties - and what support they need.

Categories: ADHD

Plant cure for opioid addiction taking heat from the FDA: Claims of...

Chronic Pain - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 14:43

Kratom, the popular plant-based opioid alternative from Southeast Asia, was the subject of an advisory from the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday, November 14, after the group called the substance "troubling" and blocked hundreds of kratom shipments to the U.S. In their statement, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb reported that there are significant safety issues associated with kratom use . The FDA has estimated around 36 deaths to be caused by the substance.

Categories: Chronic Pain

Teen marijuana use may lead to bipolar symptoms later on

Bipolar Disorder - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 14:04

It's a well-known fact that many young people use cannabis, and studies have pointed to a link between the drug and psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia. However, the links between cannabis use and the development of bipolar symptoms over time have been insufficiently studied - until now.

Categories: Bipolar Disorder

'Drinking alcohol not panacea for Depression'

Depression - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 13:59

Popular motivational speaker and medical doctor, Dr Deji Osasiene, has said that engaging in alcohol drinking would only worsen depression contrary to the thinking that it could help to suppress it. Osasiene, popularly known as `Dr Osas`'', made the assertion in an interview on the sidelines of the International Drink Festival in Lagos.

Categories: Depression

The moral differences between pro- and anti-vaccine parents

Preventive Medicine - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 13:01

Pediatrician Avis Meeks Day examines a girl at the Austin Regional Clinic. The Texas clinic adopted a policy in 2015 that it would no longer accept new patients who aren't getting fully vaccinated.

How the UK smoking ban increased wellbeing

Smoking - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 12:57

VIDEO: Married women with children reported the largest increase in well-being following the smoking bans in the UK in 2006/7 but there was no comparable increase for married men with children. There... view Married women with children have benefited the most from the UK public smoking ban according to Lancaster University researchers in the UK.

Categories: Smoking

For Teens, Vaping Today May Lead to Smoking Tomorrow

Smoking - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 12:57

The e-cigarette may not be just a "healthier alternative" to smoking for teens. New research shows that teens who vape may be more apt to use tobacco cigarettes later on.

Categories: Smoking

How the UK smoking ban increased wellbeing

Smoking - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 12:57

Married women with children have benefited the most from the UK public smoking ban according to Lancaster University researchers in the UK. According to the World Health Organisation, smoking is directly linked to 6 million deaths every year worldwide leading to diseases like cancer, chest infections, strokes and heart attacks.

Categories: Smoking

Great-Day-TB 45 mins ago 10:22 a.m.Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center for Men and Women

Alcoholism - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 12:33

Drug and alcohol recovery is a journey and each person's path will be unique. At Riverside Recovery, treatment programs are rooted in the 12-step philosophy; however, their patients will be empowered to choose a recovery program that best fits their lifestyle.

Categories: Alcoholism

New addiction rehab center coming to Louisiana

Alcoholism - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 12:33

A new addiction treatment center is opening on the Northshore. The ten-million-dollar Longbranch Recovery Center will open around the first of the year in Abita Springs.

Categories: Alcoholism

Doctors still grapple with how to treat depression

Depression - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:43

Here are four facts about depression. Here are four facts about depression. Depression afflicts an estimated 16 million Americans every year, many of whom go to their doctors in despair, embarking on an often stressful process about what to do next.

Categories: Depression

Smoking and Drinking Worsen Head and Neck Cancer Outcomes

Smoking - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 10:39

People with head and neck cancers who smoke and drink are much more likely to die with these tumors than nonsmokers and teetotalers, a recent study suggests. Researchers studied 463 patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, a common type of cancer that develops in the outer layer of the skin.

Categories: Smoking

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