Tag: alcoholism

Half of Adults With ADHD Have Struggled With Alcohol, Drug Use

MONDAY, Aug. 30, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Fully half of all young adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may also battle alcohol or...

Novel Liver Dialysis Device May Safely Curb ACLF

An investigational liver dialysis device (DIALIVE) was associated with significantly greater survival of patients with acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF), compared with the standard of care...

The Pandemic Hurt Patients With Liver Disease in Many Ways

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the health of patients with liver...

Smoking Saved My Life. Here’s How.

I had never been a smoker. I picked it up in a hellish last-ditch attempt to “take the edge off” when I first found my...

Adolescent Substance Use and the COVID-19 Pandemic

During the past year, adolescents, families, educators, and health care providers have had to press forward through myriad challenges and stressors with flexibility and adaptability....

Hepatotoxicity Risk Differs Between Psoriasis, PsA, and RA Patients

Patients taking methotrexate for psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis (PsA) were at a higher risk of developing liver disease than were patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...

Views on Ethical Issues Shifting in Family, Internal Medicine

Internal medicine physicians’ and family physicians’ attitudes have changed in recent years on several ethical issues, according to the Medscape Internal Medicine Ethics Report 2020...

Biden Nixes Buprenorphine Waiver, Docs Disappointed

The Biden administration has halted a Trump administration initiative that would have allowed more physicians to prescribe buprenorphine for opioid use disorder (OUD). Under the...

Drug-Impaired Doctor Sentenced to 20 Years for Manslaughter

An Arkansas pathologist who misdiagnosed and/or made medical errors in more than 3000 cases while intoxicated has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison...

Anxiety, Depression and Drinking During a Pandemic

MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) — People with anxiety and depression are more likely to step up their drinking during the COVID-19 pandemic than...

Naltrexone Cuts Hospitalization, Deaths in Alcohol Use Disorder

Naltrexone reduces the risk for hospitalization for alcohol use disorder (AUD), regardless of whether it is used alone or in conjunction with disulfiram or acamprosate,...

Heavy Drinking by Teens May Affect White Matter Integrity

Heavy alcohol use in adolescence is linked to disruptions in white matter integrity, new research suggests. In a case control study of more than 400...

AASLD 2020: A Clinical News Roundup

Studies that address fundamental questions in hepatology and have the potential to change or improve clinical practice were the focus of a clinical debrief session...

New Risks of Prescription Opioids Discovered

Prescription opioid use increases the risk for major depressive disorder (MDD) and anxiety and stress-related disorders (ASRD), new genetic evidence shows. The findings also suggest...

Survey Explores Mental Health, Services Use in Police Officers

New research shows that about a quarter of police officers in one large force report past or present mental health problems. Responding to a survey,...

COVID-19 Shutdown Fuels Sharp Rise in Alcohol Use

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Americans sharply increased their alcohol intake last spring as many areas...

Excessive Alcohol Use Contributes to 93,000 US Deaths Annually

Excessive alcohol use is responsible for more than 93,000 deaths annually in the United States. On average, 29 years of life are lost per death,...

Movement-Based Yoga ‘Viable’ for Depression in Many Mental Disorders

Movement-based yoga appears to ease depressive symptoms in a wide range of mental health disorders, a new systematic review and meta-analysis suggest. Results of the...

Opioid Epidemic Continues to Wreak Havoc Among Young Children

Children younger than 6 years are exposed to fewer prescription narcotics now than they were in 2010, but the opioid epidemic continues to wreak havoc...