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Homeless shelter in Toronto tackles gambling addiction with a first-of-its kind treatment program - Toronto Star

Gambling Addiction - Sun, 2018-04-29 07:10

Toronto Star

Homeless shelter in Toronto tackles gambling addiction with a first-of-its kind treatment program
Toronto Star
When Jason Smith arrived at Good Shepherd Ministries, a homeless shelter in Toronto, one of the first questions staff asked was if he needed help with a gambling addiction. He was surprised. After bouncing between shelters for more than a decade, he ...

Some people do better exercising at a low-intensity pace - Washington Post

Energy Medicine - Sun, 2018-04-29 07:06

Washington Post

Some people do better exercising at a low-intensity pace
Washington Post
Wolfert was told of her “metabolic inflexibility” — and the recommendation of low-intensity exercise — by Iñigo San Millàn, director of the Sports Performance Program at the University of Colorado Sports Medicine Center in Boulder. An exercise ...

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Seconds mattered: How the response at Parkland went wrong in 11 minutes - Richmond.com

Vaccines and Vaccination - Sun, 2018-04-29 07:00

Seconds mattered: How the response at Parkland went wrong in 11 minutes
Richmond.com
(Feis, who died, had been alerted to the danger by a student who received a chilling warning from Cruz just before he opened fire. He also worked as a security guard at the school.) Cruz's semi-automatic rifle, a Smith & Wesson M&P 15 .223, left ...

Injecting Drugs Can Ruin a Heart. How Many Second Chances Should a User Get? - New York Times

Meth Addiction - Sun, 2018-04-29 06:58

New York Times

Injecting Drugs Can Ruin a Heart. How Many Second Chances Should a User Get?
New York Times
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — Jerika Whitefield's memories of the infection that almost killed her are muddled, except for a few. Her young children peering at her in the hospital bed. Her stepfather wrapping her limp arms around the baby. Her whispered appeal ...

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Survivor Helps Women Go Through Ovarian Cancer with Grace - Curetoday.com

Cancer Fighting Foods - Sun, 2018-04-29 06:24

Survivor Helps Women Go Through Ovarian Cancer with Grace
Curetoday.com
“He said, 'If you're ready to fight, then so am I.'” Five days later, Pollex underwent an 8.5-hour debulking procedure. She also had a colon resection, hysterectomy, part of her stomach shaved off, her appendix removed, and her diaphragm scraped ...

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Getting off opioids with medical marijuana: Patients turn to pot over pills - CNN

Marijuana Addiction - Sun, 2018-04-29 06:20

CNN

Getting off opioids with medical marijuana: Patients turn to pot over pills
CNN
(CNN) In 2016, opioids killed more Americans than breast cancer. The drug overdose epidemic has become one of the most concerning public health issues of recent time, and in an effort to stem the tide, moreg and more patients and doctors are turning to ...

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Getting off opioids with medical marijuana: Patients turn to pot over pills - CNN

Prescription Pills Addiction - Sun, 2018-04-29 06:20

CNN

Getting off opioids with medical marijuana: Patients turn to pot over pills
CNN
She had between 50 and 60 surgeries, but her pain persisted, and doctors kept giving her more pills. "It was just a vicious cycle," she told CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta. "You started taking something for pain, and before you knew ...

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Getting off opioids with medical marijuana: Patients turn to pot over pills - CNN

Marijuana Addiction - Sun, 2018-04-29 06:19

CNN

Getting off opioids with medical marijuana: Patients turn to pot over pills
CNN
"Were you addicted to them?" Gupta asked. "Physically, yeah," Schechter said. The drugs never interfered with his work as an attorney, but Schechter kept needing more and more of them. He started to question their effectiveness. Schechter told his ...

CHRISTINE NEVIN-WOODS: Aging with grace - Pueblo Chieftain

Heart Disease - Sun, 2018-04-29 06:15

Pueblo Chieftain

CHRISTINE NEVIN-WOODS: Aging with grace
Pueblo Chieftain
Heart disease and cancer pose their greatest risks as people age, as do other chronic diseases, such as stroke, chronic lower respiratory diseases, Alzheimer's and diabetes. Influenza and pneumonia also continue to contribute to deaths among older ...

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A potential new weapon in the addiction battle: FDA-approved diabetes and obesity drugs - Science Daily

Diabetes - Sun, 2018-04-29 05:57

A potential new weapon in the addiction battle: FDA-approved diabetes and obesity drugs
Science Daily
Through several experiments, they discovered that drugs that activate receptors for glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1), a hormone that reduces food intake and blood glucose levels, could actually decrease the desire to seek out cocaine. What's more, there ...

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A potential new weapon in the addiction battle: FDA-approved diabetes and obesity drugs - Science Daily

Cocaine Addiction - Sun, 2018-04-29 05:57

A potential new weapon in the addiction battle: FDA-approved diabetes and obesity drugs
Science Daily
A recent paper, published in the Nature journal Neuropsychopharmacology, investigated a novel treatment for cocaine addiction, something that touches 900,000 people in the United States annually. "As a basic scientist I'm interested in how the brain ...

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Pharmacotherapy of Gaucher Disease: Current and Future Options - P&T Community

Osteoporosis - Sun, 2018-04-29 05:29

Pharmacotherapy of Gaucher Disease: Current and Future Options
P&T Community
Orally administered SRT offers an alternative treatment for GD. Two SRTs approved by the FDA are miglustat and eliglustat. Miglustat is indicated for the treatment of mild-to-moderate GD1 patients for whom ERT is not a therapeutic option. Miglustat ...

Drug and Device News May 2018 - P&T Community

Heart Disease - Sun, 2018-04-29 05:29

Drug and Device News May 2018
P&T Community
The FDA has approved Symfi (efavirenz, lamivudine, and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, Mylan) 600-mg/300-mg/300-mg tablets, a once-daily, single-tablet, complete regimen for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection in adult ...

As a doctor, I didn't think much of acupuncture. Then the opioid crisis arrived - Quartz

Alternative Cancer Treatment - Sun, 2018-04-29 04:03

Quartz

As a doctor, I didn't think much of acupuncture. Then the opioid crisis arrived
Quartz
In 1986, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a new visual guide for pain management known as the “pain ladder.” Each rung on the ladder represented a different set of pain medications. On the bottom rung were over-the-counter medications like ...

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