Monthly Archives: March 2018

STUDY FINDS LINK BETWEEN HUNGER AND CHRONIC PAIN SUPPRESSION

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania who study hunger, specifically how it can alter perception, have discovered that the brain suppresses chronic pain when an animal is hungry, allowing it to search for food while keeping its response to acute pain intact. Their findings were published in the journal Cell.

J. Nicholas Betley, […]

STUDY FINDS LINK BETWEEN HUNGER AND CHRONIC PAIN SUPPRESSION2019-07-17T16:02:29+00:00

THE DANGEROUS RISE OF STUDY DRUGS

Society as a whole views perfectionism as an admirable trait, and students who set high standards for themselves, work hard and succeed are rewarded for it. It wasn’t too long ago that stressed out college students called on caffeine, nicotine and sugar to pull all-nighters and cram for exams. Today, they’re growing increasingly reliant on […]

THE DANGEROUS RISE OF STUDY DRUGS2019-07-17T16:02:38+00:00

RESEARCHERS USE SPEARMINT AROMATHERAPY IN TREATMENT OF CHRONIC PAIN

Researchers have created a new strategy that could serve as a powerful tool in the fight against the opioid epidemic. In a study published in the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering, researchers engineered cells that target pain receptors and trigger an aroma that relieves pain.

Martin Fussenegger, Ph.D., lead author and professor at ETH […]

RESEARCHERS USE SPEARMINT AROMATHERAPY IN TREATMENT OF CHRONIC PAIN2019-07-17T16:02:48+00:00

OPIOID DEATHS IN HOSPITALS HAVE QUADRUPLED

Patient deaths among opioid-driven hospital stays in the United States quadrupled between 1993 and 2014, according to a study published in Health Affairs.

Physician and Assistant Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School Zurui Song analyzed nearly 385,000 hospital stays involving patients admitted for opioid use with data from the National […]

OPIOID DEATHS IN HOSPITALS HAVE QUADRUPLED2019-07-17T16:02:56+00:00

HOW TO WELCOME BACK A CO-WORKER WHO IS IN RECOVERY

Substance use in the workplace is nothing new. According to a 2013 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Association study, of the 22.4 million illicit drug users ages 18 and older, nearly 70% were employed either full- or part-time.

Welcoming back a co-worker who has taken a leave of absence for mental health or substance use reasons can […]

HOW TO WELCOME BACK A CO-WORKER WHO IS IN RECOVERY2019-07-17T16:03:04+00:00
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