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2 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

Poll: Californians mostly aware they have mental health benefits

Most Californians are aware that their health care plans offer mental health services -- aimed at treating ailments ranging from depression to drug abuse to alcoholism -- and they believe such services help people lead productive lives, according to a new Field Poll. But the survey also revealed a lack of understanding about the breadth of mental health assistance available.

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Related Topix: California, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Medicine

2 hrs ago | Dorsetecho.co.uk

in the Dock: Dorchester

TIMOTHY MICHAEL HASKINS , aged 40, of Cambridge Road, Dorchester . Admitted being drunk and disorderly in a public place, namely Bridport Road, Dorchester.

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Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Dorset County, England, Medicine, Health

4 hrs ago | Denver Westword

Dr. Drew on Addiction and the Twelve-Step Program

Dr. Drew Pinsky -- better known as just Dr. Drew -- has been a prominent voice of the medical profession in popular culture for more than two decades, dispensing advice on both radio and television and working with everyone from actors and musicians to everyday folks as an addiction specialist. This Thursday, September 18, Dr. Drew will be in the Seawell Ballroom as the guest speaker at this year's fundraiser for Arapahoe House, a local non-profit with more than a dozen rehabilitation facilities and twenty treatment programs operating across Colorado.

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Related Topix: Drew Pinsky, Colorado, Medicine, Health

4 hrs ago | PsyBlog

The Healthiest Way to Deal With Memories of a Traumatic Childhood

A new study, though, finds that those who accept their moment-to-moment thoughts and feelings and live in the present, report superior levels of physical health as adults. The study, published in the journal Preventive Medicine , surveyed 2,160 adults working in 'Head Start', a US government-funded program aimed at supporting low-income families .

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Related Topix: Preventive Medicine, Medicine, Health

8 hrs ago | NewsTarget.com

Are you deficient in thiamine? Here's what you need to know about Vitamin B1

Vitamin B1 is not a rare vitamin. Small amounts can be found in nearly all foods and many foods have substantial amounts of B1, yet an estimated 20% of Americans are found to be deficient in this extremely important and necessary vitamin.

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Related Topix: Supplement, Vitamin B1, Medicine, Nutrition, Life, Food, Vegetables

12 hrs ago | Daily Texan

UT study finds discrimination can increase mental health issues

A researcher in the School of Social Work found that discrimination of multiple types experienced by African Americans and Caribbean blacks on a daily basis can increase the risk for mental disorders, such as depression, anxiety and drug and alcohol abuse. The research - co-authored by Christopher Salas-Wright, a social work assistant professor - was published in the August 2014 edition of "Addictive Behaviors."

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Related Topix: African-American, Medicine, Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Duke University

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Newindpress

A Unique Way to Make Alcoholics Quit Drinking

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Johnson K Mangalam does not conform to norms. So is his brainchild 'Punarjani- De-addiction Centre'.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

The Advertiser News (North)

Grammy-nominated artist Beth Hart to perform

Grammy-nominated artist Beth Hart will bring her sultry, jazzy, rockin' sound to the Newton Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. The story of Beth Hart is one of extreme highs and extreme lows. In the late 90s, Beth was on the cusp of a promising music career, signed to a major U.S. label, national television bookings, hit singles, and great press, but her career careened off the tracks at its peak due to her drug and alcohol addiction.

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Related Topix: Beth Hart, Pop/Rock, Health, Medicine, Entertainment

Newkerala.com

I'm personally not a suicidal drunk, says Aditya Roy Kapur

Renowned for his portrayal of drunk character, Aditya Roy Kapur has revealed that he is personally not "a suicidal drunk" kind of a person. Speaking about his performance in 'Aashiqui 2', the 28-year-old star admitted that he has been in love and around people who are heavy drinkers and has even come across people who are the real 'Jekyll and Hyde', so he took up the role as he could pick out things from people and experiences he has encountered, the Express Tribune reported.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Thunder Bay's Source

Recovery Day

Now nearly three years sober, she recognizes her recovery from alcohol addiction every day when she looks in the mirror and sees she is the person she wants to be. Maydo will be sharing her story Saturday at Prince Arthur's Landing during the city's first Recovery Day event.

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Related Topix: Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Medicine

Bromsgrove Advertiser

Bromsgrove woman gave thousands to charity before suicide

Michelle Kingham, who suffered from mental health issues and alcoholism, took her own life on July 30 but had been generously giving away her money to 23 worthy causes beforehand. Geraint Williams, senior Worcestershire coroner, concluded at the Stourport inquest yesterday, , that the cause of the 54-year-old's death was suicide.

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Related Topix: World News, Worcestershire County, England, United Kingdom, Medicine,

Medical News Today

Perception of favoritism linked to drug use in certain families

Before you revive the debate about which sibling in your family is the favorite, you'll want to know what the latest research shows. Brigham Young University professor Alex Jensen analyzed 282 families with teenage siblings for a study that appears in the Journal of Family Psychology.

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Related Topix: Brigham Young University, Parenting, Smoking, Medicine, Health

Medical News Today

Guidelines recommending avoidance of high-dose opioid prescribing not being adhered to

High-dose opioid prescribing increased by 23 per cent in Canada between 2006 and 2011, despite clinical guidelines recommending that most patients should avoid high-doses of these drugs, according to new research. Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences found that rates of high-dose opioid dispensing across Canada increased from 781 units per 1,000 people in 2006 to 961 units per 1,000 people in 2011.

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Related Topix: 9, Health

Music-News.com

Demi's farty fans

The 22-year-old singer started her Demi World Tour on September 6 and will travel through the US and Canada before finishing in New York City on October 27. "Just finished a meet and greet. Someone legitimately got nervous and farted on me.

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Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Medicine, Health

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Patch.com

New Center in Columbia to Research Alcohol, Drug Disorders

The University of Maryland cut the ribbon Sept. 12 at Columbia's Clinical Neurobehavioral Center, which will conduct clinical trials in collaboration with researchers from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism .

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Related Topix: Columbia, MD, Medicine, Health, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse)

PMFM 92.9FM

Robin Thicke Opens Up About Drug And Alcohol Abuse

Robin Thicke has had a tough time mirroring the success of his 2013 hit Blurred Lines , and now he's made shocking admissions of his problems with drugs and alcohol. Thicke is currently caught up in a nasty legal battle with Marvin Gaye's family over claims that he, Pharrell Williams and T.I. ripped off his classic Got To Give It Up .

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Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Robin Thicke, Hip-Hop, Medicine, Health

Zap2it.com

'Blurred Lines' deposition: Robin Thicke admits to drug abuse while making hit song

Turns out the "Blurred Lines" drama isn't even close to being over. According to The Hollywood Reporter , Robin Thicke admitted to drug and alcohol abuse and revealed that he didn't really write his hit song in 2013.

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Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Robin Thicke, Hip-Hop, The Hollywood Reporter, Medicine, Health

Mirror.co.uk

Skint Paul Gascoigne selling signed photos on eBay for just A 20 a time

The troubled football legend has endured a string of financial and alcohol-related problems and has moved out of his flat in Sandbanks, Dorset The footie legend, 47, has faced a string of problems recently, amid fears his alcoholism has spiralled out of control. And despite once being worth a reported 14million, the ex-Spurs and Newcastle ace - who avoided bankruptcy in 2008 - is now drumming up cash.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

The Toronto Star

Mayor Rob Ford's rehab clinic also does cancer detection

The medical clinic where Rob Ford received treatment for drug and alcohol addiction has a subsidiary that specialized in detection of pre-cancer problems, corporate documents show. GreeneStone Healthcare 's financial documents show it has received as much as $1.8 million in revenue annually to do colonoscopy and other medical detective work in recent years, with much of that money coming from the provincial health insurance plan.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Health Insurance, Colorectal Health, Colon Cancer

Medical News Today

Culturally appropriate HIV prevention interventions needed for Puerto Ricans who inject drugs

Study calls for the development of a coordinated, multi-region effort across these locations as an important component in efforts to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic Higher HIV risk behaviors and prevalence have been reported among Puerto Rican people who inject drugs since early in the HIV epidemic. Now that HIV prevention and treatment advances have reduced HIV among PWID in the US, researchers from New York University's Center for Drug Use and HIV Research examined HIV-related data for PRPWID in Puerto Rico and Northeastern US to assess whether disparities among PRPWID continue.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Rico, CO, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, New York University

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