Addiction

Outreach effective for opioid use disorder long-term treatment

Proactive outreach, including knocking on the doors of individuals who recently overdosed on opioids, can be an effective way to engage more people who have opioid use disorder with long-term care, according to researchers ...

Medications

Problem drinkers have higher 'benzo' use, study shows

Problem drinkers are more likely than teetotalers and moderate drinkers to take benzodiazepines, a class of sedatives that are among the most commonly prescribed drugs—and the most abused. When taken by heavier drinkers, ...

Health

UK health service 'lagging behind' other high income countries

The UK National Health Service (NHS) shows pockets of good performance, but spending, patient safety, and population health are all below average to average relative to ten other high income countries, according to a study ...

Health

Benefits of exercise referral schemes not as large as hoped

Exercise referral schemes are associated with many improvements in health and wellbeing, but the changes aren't as large as hoped, finds an analysis of outcomes data published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Publication highlights care challenges of dementia-related psychosis

It is estimated that over 2 million Americans with dementia experience delusions (false beliefs) and hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that others do not see or hear). This group of symptoms, known as dementia-related ...

Oncology & Cancer

Are physicians helping cancer survivors live healthy lives?

A recent study indicates that certain physicians who care for patients with cancer do not often promote healthy lifestyle changes to cancer survivors, and they may fear that providing such advice would distress or overwhelm ...

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