Researchers at the University of Colorado College of Nursing at the Anschutz Medical Campus found that an 18-month pilot project that trained Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants to prescribe Medication for Opioid Use Disorders (MOUD) was successful in increasing availability and access of services to residents of two rural Colorado counties experiencing high overdose rates. As a result, the state legislature passed a second bill to expand MOUD into 17 counties.
Penn Medicine researchers found the drugs were prescribed disproportionately to older adults, often concurrently with opioids, despite warnings against this dangerous combination.
The world's first comparison of the effects of the three forms of smoking and vaping on human health reveals that smoking and vaping, whether by means of tobacco cigarettes, e-cigarettes or waterpipes, stiffens the arteries, causes inflammation and damages DNA. In addition, smoking and vaping may increase the risk of people being infected by COVID-19, suffering worse symptoms and dying from it. The study is published in the European Heart Journal.
Childhood obesity is a health threat that is becoming more and more common worldwide. A new study led by USC and the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) is the first to comprehensively profile environmental factors linked to childhood obesity. The research showed that a higher body mass index (BMI) during childhood is associated with exposure to smoking as well as air pollution and certain characteristics seen in some urban areas.
Researchers looked at whether despair among young adults was associated with suicidal thoughts and behavior and alcohol and drug misuse.
For smokers who are better at math, the decision to quit just adds up, a new study suggests. Researchers found that smokers who scored higher on a test of math ability were more likely than others to say they intended to quit smoking.
These studies looked at changes in the rate of traffic fatalities in states that have legalized the use of recreational cannabis.
Smoking, divorce and alcohol abuse have the closest connection to death out of 57 social and behavioural factors analyzed in this study. The researchers analyzed data collected from 13,611 adults in the U.S. between 1992 and 2008, and identified which factors applied to those who died between 2008 and 2014. They intentionally excluded biological and medical factors.
A new study examining the levels of support of various alcohol control policies across seven countries including Australia, has found broad support for the proposition that alcohol products should carry pregnancy health warnings.
A new study has found that tanezumab, a monoclonal antibody that inhibits nerve activity, provides relief in patients with chronic low back pain, one of the leading reasons why people seek medical care and the number one cause of disability worldwide.