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56 min ago | Medical News Today

Hepatitis C rates drop in Sydney's injecting drug users

The incidence of hepatitis C among Sydney's injecting drug users appears to have dropped over the past decade, according to research published in the Medical Journal of Australia . Data were analysed from 129 participants from three Sydney regions who were aged 16 years or older, tested hepatitis C virus antibody or RNA negative, and had injected drugs in the past 12 months, enrolled between November 2008 and October 2011.

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Related Topix: Health

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Patch.com

Los Gatos Doctor Plays Important Role in Medical Conference

Los Gatos Health and Wellness reports that Dr. Suma Singh was chosen as an expert physician to serve on the conference planning committee for the prestigious 2014 California Society of Addiction Medicine Review Course. Dr. Singh, Los Gatos Health and Wellness' doctor and owner, was closely involved in developing the recent 2014 California Society of Addiction Medicine Review Course and American Board of Addiction Medicine Certification Exam Preparation Track, as a specialist physician serving on the conference planning committee.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Los Gatos, CA, Medicine, Health

Jerusalem Post

Amy Winehouse statue unveiled in London, commemorating late singer's birthday

Custom-made bronze memorial sculpture unveiled in the songstress' home-town on September 14th - what would have been the Rehab singer's 31st birthday. A life-size statue of the late British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse now stands erect at the bustling Stables Market in north London's Camden neighborhood.

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

Switched

Paul Ryan, Chuck Todd Discuss Shared Experience Of Losing Alcoholic Fathers

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan speaks during a press conference at the Union League Club of Chicago, August 21, 2014. During a Sunday "Meet the Press" appearance, Rep. Paul Ryan opened up about what it was like to lose his alcoholic father at a young age -- an experience he had in common with host Chuck Todd, whose own alcoholic father died when he was 16. Todd told Ryan that it had taken him a long time to come to terms with his father's alcoholism.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Immigration Reform, Medicine, Health, Tom Price, Devin Nunes, Kevin Brady

National Ledger

Stars Who Came Out - Glee Actor Cheyenne Jackson Marries Boyfriend Jason Landau

Stars Who Came Out - Glee Actor Cheyenne Jackson married his boyfriend Jason Landau this weekend in California. The 'Glee' actor tied the knot with his partner Jason Landau yesterday at a private estate in Encino, California and the wedding has been described as ''a new beginning'' for the happy couple.

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Related Topix: Encino, CA, Wedding, Medicine, Health

Medical News Today

Hope for detection of potent drugs known as 'bath salts' using portable technology

Despite being outlawed in 2012 in the U.S., the synthetic drugs known as "bath salts" - which really aren't meant for your daily bath - are still readily available in some retail shops, on the Internet and on the streets. To help law enforcement, scientists are developing a novel method that could be the basis for the first portable, on-site testing device for identifying the drugs.

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Medical News Today

Foetal exposure to binge drinking can affect child's mental health and school results

Binge drinking during pregnancy can increase the risk of mental health problems in children aged 11 and can have a negative effect on their school examination results, according to new research on more than 4,000 participants in the Children of the 90s study at the University of Bristol by a team of researchers from the universities of Nottingham, Bristol, Leicester, Oxford, Queensland and Sheffield. The research is published in the journal European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Sussex Express

Alcoholics Anonymous to host public seminar about its work

The seminar is to discuss how AA fits into the mutual aid scheme in East Sussex County Council, Hastings emergency services working with AA and how the NHS can benefit from AA's work. Weekly AA meetings are as follows: Anyone is welcome at an open meetings and closed meetings are for alcoholics and people with a drinking problem.

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Examiner.com

New weight-loss drug, Contrave, still requires dieting, exercise

A new drug approved for weight-loss by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had good results in clinical trials, but it isn't a panacea for weight loss. It must be used in combination with a low-calorie diet and regular exercise in order to be effective.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, Depression

KRAV-FM Tulsa

Has Recovering Alcoholic Owen Wilson Fallen Off The Wagon?

An article in Sta r magazine claims that the A-Lister, after years of sobriety, is drinking again, and that friends and family are worried about the star. Onlookers tell the tabloid that Wilson was spotted drinking heavily at the Venice International Film Festival in late August.

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Deseret News

'People don't talk about it,' recovering addict says

Jeffery Wood and Shannon Egan prepare materials for Recovery Day 2014 in Salt Lake City, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014.

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Related Topix: Salt Lake City, UT, Medicine, Health, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Drugs

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Park Record

Celebrate Recovery will give support to people with addictions

She was married to an alcoholic and watched her spouse self destruct. She got involved with Al-Anon, a nonprofit support-group organization that - unlike Alcoholics Anonymous, which helps problem drinkers - gives support to relatives and friends of alcoholics, and found it helpful, but she wanted something more.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Lake Forest, CA, Park City, UT

Examiner.com

'What Addicts know: 10 lessons from recovery to benefit everyone'

What is an addict? Someone who is addicted to an illegal or legal substance such as prescriptions, gambling, drugs, over-eating, or sex? An addict is someone who uses anything or anyone to cover up the true essences of self. The true spirit of a person.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Smoking

Examiner.com

Dr. Oz: Caffeine powder death risks and Pat O'Brien's alcoholism, drug addiction

Dr. Mehmet Oz examined the potentially deadly dangers of caffeine powder and talked to TV star Pat O'Brien about his alcoholism, drug addiction on Friday's episode of the Dr. Oz Show . Dr. Oz said caffeine powder is a white substance that looks like cocaine or heroin and can be just be deadly.

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Related Topix: Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), The Insider, Entertainment, Health, Television, Medicine, Drugs, Drink, Coffee

KCRG

Court suspends judge for drunken behavior

The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday suspended a judge for 30 days without pay after she showed up for court so drunk in May 2012 she couldn't take the bench. District Associate Judge Emily Susan Dean, of Fort Madison, has acknowledged a long battle with alcoholism and told the court in an October 2012 disciplinary hearing that the May 9, 2012, incident at the Henry County Courthouse in Mount Pleasant was hitting bottom for her.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Mount Pleasant, IA

North Shore News

Star-studded cast put together for PHT comedy

Susinn McFarlen's new play Since You Left Us opens Sept. 17 at Presentation House Theatre.

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Related Topix: Canada, Gladstone, MI, Medicine, Health

Russia Taday

New anti-obesity pill to help curb appetite of 78mn Americans

US regulators have approved a weight-loss drug called Contrave, the third type of such prescription medication introduced in over 10 years, despite carrying some possible heavy side-effects of its own. Contrave, which won its official stamp of approval this week from the Food and Drug Administration , is being trumpeted as the latest wonder treatment in America's seemingly endless quest to shed weight.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Medicine

ContactMusic.com

Alisan Porter Reveals Struggle With Alcoholism

The actress, best known for her leading role in 1991's Curly Sue, has been sober for seven years but has finally decided to talk about her struggle with booze. On Thursday , Porter, 33, took to her Lil' Mamas blog and penned a lengthy post about her addiction, writing, "Hi, I'm Ali, and I'm an alcoholic.

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Examiner.com

The Sobriety :60 spotlights alcohol's impact on American healthcare

The Sobriety :60 features a minute on alcohol-related health issues. The fifth episode examines how the healthcare system has been silently under siege with medical conditions caused or worsened by alcohol use.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Psychology Today

Smoke It Again, Abram

Johns Hopkins researchers announced Thursday in the Journal of Psychopharmacology a stunning success rate in their pilot study using psilocybin-assisted therapy to help heavy smokers quit tobacco. The 12 of 15 recidivist smokers who managed to stop smoking for six months after three sessions with the psychedelic compound found in magic mushrooms represented an 80% success rate, unheard of in the notoriously difficult treatment of tobacco addiction .

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Pharmacology, Smoking, Health

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