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researchers find that hunger hormones offer promising avenue for addiction treat




hormones that signal the body's state of hunger and fullness could be the key to new treatments for drug and alcohol addiction. that is the consensus of an expert panel convened this week at the annual meeting of the society for the study ingestive behavior, the leading international research confer...



new care model closes significant gap in addiction treatment




(boston) - a new program at boston medical center's grayken center for addiction is showing that connecting patients to addiction treatment when they are hospitalized for other conditions can be a powerful tool in closing a gap in addiction treatment. in fact, early results show that many of these p...



time for new approaches to employee substance abuse and addiction?




employers struggling to attract and keep talent may be losing people who could benefit from addiction treatment and recovery and return to work as productive employees. for instance, some employers offer addiction-treatment programs for qualified job candidates.



the search for obesity drugs targets hunger's complex chemistry




discoveries of hormones related to weight and appetite in the '90s helped spur a search for obesity treatments targeting those hormones— with disappointing results. now scientists are taking a new tack that could finally yield promising treatments, according to a story in chemical & engineering ne...



biochemists link synthetic compound to hunger-hormone production




new research suggests that a man-made cousin of a small molecule found in olive oil can disrupt the hunger-signaling pathway. researchers identified this promising new target by screening a library of roughly 1,600 small molecules for potential disruptors. because the small molecule could influence ...



hormones may affect girls' interests, but not their gender identity or playmates




prenatal exposure to male hormones influences which activities girls are interested and engage in, but the effects of those hormones don't extend to gender identity or who they socialize with, according to penn state researchers.



how humans and their gut microbes may respond to plant hormones




a bowl of salad contains more than vitamins and minerals. plant matter also includes remnants of the hormones plants produce to control how they grow, age, and manage water intake. recently, scientists have reported that our gut microbes and cells may respond to these hormones and even produce simil...



ben affleck completes rehab treatment for alcohol addiction




ben affleck has completed treatment for alcohol addiction, the actor announced in a facebook post on tuesday."i have completed treatment for alcohol addiction; something i've dealt with in the past and will continue to confront," affleck wrote. "i want to live life to the fullest and be the best fat...



people struggling with addiction need help. does forcing them into treatment wor




as an addiction psychiatrist, i’m often faced with this situation: a desperate person reaches out to ask how they can force their family member into drug or alcohol treatment. a sister has had multiple car crashes, or a husband can’t quit drinking, or a son or daughter keeps overdosing. in new y...



new consensus document for appropriate use of drug testing in clinical addiction




june 1, 2017 - a new consensus document from the american society of addiction medicine (asam) provides practical, evidence-based recommendations on the use of drug testing for identification, diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of patients with or at risk for substance use disorders (suds). the do...



how humans and their gut microbes may respond to plant hormones




a diagram of human-plant-microbe interactions mediated by plant hormones. credit: chanclud and lacombea bowl of salad contains more than vitamins and minerals. plant matter also includes remnants of the hormones plants produce to control how they grow, age, and manage water intake. recently, scienti...



google plans strict vetting process for addiction center ads




earlier this year, google temporarily banned advertisements for drug addiction treatment centers due to “deceptive practices.” now, months later, the company is back with a solution to the problem: it’ll review the ads before they’re allowed to go live. the ban on addiction center ads will b...



losing train of thought or it's hard to multi-task? you may be having one drink




june 20, 2017 -- impairments in processing and using information that help with decision-making and planning simple tasks such as grocery shopping are linked with one's frequency of alcohol or drug use according to a new study. researchers at columbia university's mailman school of public health and...



as colorado's largest drug and alcohol addiction treatment provider closes, othe




karissa moody, left, talks with todd schneider, managing counselor at creative treatment options at a job fair for arapahoe house employees at the community reach center dec. 29, 2017. moody is a clinical assistant for the adult resident program at the arapahoe house. the arapahoe house provides tre...



how insulin in the brain may suppress the subjective feeling of hunger




eating behavior and the subjective feeling of hunger are regulated by a variety of hormones. here a key role is played by the hormone insulin because it is not only active in the body, but also in the brain. it was previously known that insulin acts on the homeostatic region (hypothalamus**). now, h...



facebook redirects would-be opioid buyers to crisis helpline




when anyone tries to buy drugs (or find addiction treatment) through facebook search, a message will appear at the top of the results asking if they'd like assistance to find treatment. if they accept, facebook will redirect them to information on the substance abuse and mental health services admin...



magnetic stimulation dampens brain response to drug cues in addiction




philadelphia, may 15, 2018 in a study investigating the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation (tms) for drug addiction, researchers at medical university of south carolina are the first to demonstrate that the noninvasive brain stimulation technique can dampen brain activity in response to drug c...



hormones may affect girls' interests, but not their gender identity or playmates




credit: cc0 public domainprenatal exposure to male hormones influences which activities girls are interested and engage in, but the effects of those hormones don't extend to gender identity or who they socialize with, according to penn state researchers. the researchers explored how prenatal exposur...



chemistry provides a new supply of a promising cancer and hiv treatment




a drug isolated from a marine pest holds promise for treating some of the world's nastiest diseases, and researchers would love to find out just how effective it is - if only they could get their hands on more. as it stands, the world's supply of the chemical is down to about half of what it was in ...



hormones may affect girls' interests, but not their gender identity or playmates




university park, pa. -- prenatal exposure to male hormones influences which activities girls are interested and engage in, but the effects of those hormones don't extend to gender identity or who they socialize with, according to penn state researchers.the researchers explored how prenatal exposure ...



researchers identify brain area linked to motivational disruptions in binge eati




scientists at rutgers brain health institute have discovered that a small group of brain cells in the hypothalamus called 'orexin' neurons could be a promising target for medications for controlling binge eating episodes in individuals with obesity. these neurons, named for the chemical messenger th...



biochemists link synthetic compound to hunger-hormone production




new research suggests that a man-made cousin of a small molecule found in olive oil can disrupt the hunger-signaling pathway. researchers identified this promising new target by screening a library of roughly 1,600 small molecules for potential disruptors. because the small molecule could influence ...



biochemists link synthetic compound to hunger-hormone production




new research suggests that a man-made cousin of a small molecule found in olive oil can disrupt the hunger-signaling pathway. researchers identified this promising new target by screening a library of roughly 1,600 small molecules for potential disruptors. because the small molecule could influence ...



why hundreds of palestinian prisoners in israel are on hunger strike




a hunger strike by palestinian prisoners protesting against conditions in israeli jails is now entering its fifth week.see related israel: pros and cons of two-state solutionmore than 1500 inmates launched the mass hunger strike on 17 april to coincide with palestinian prisoners' day.their demands...



opioid use disorder in pregnancy -- medication treatment improves outcomes for m




april 14, 2017 - medication for addiction treatment (mat) with buprenorphine or methadone is an appropriate and accepted treatment for pregnant women with opioid use disorder (oud), according to a research review and update in the journal of addiction medicine, the official journal of the american s...