April 26, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

Opioid-Related Deaths Might Be Underestimated: CDC

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) — America’s prescription drug abuse epidemic may be even more deadly than expected, a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests. Some opioid-related deaths may be missed when people die from

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April 26, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

Genes May Govern Your Risk for PTSD

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Surviving trauma such as assault, rape or wartime combat can leave a person emotionally devastated. Now, new research suggests your genes may help determine whether you go on to suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Latest Mental Health News “Our

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April 25, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

Kids Face Their Own Death Risks When a Sibling Dies

Latest Mental Health News MONDAY, April 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The loss of a sibling can take an emotional toll on a child left behind. Now, new research shows these surviving children may even face a higher risk of early death themselves. The study of more than 5 million

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April 24, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

Opioid Abusers at Higher Death Risk When Addiction Specialists Not Part of Care

Latest Mental Health News FRIDAY, April 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Opioid addicts who get their medical care in settings such as primary care offices and hospitals, rather than addiction centers, are 10 times more likely to die than patients without substance abuse disorders, a new study finds. Opioids include

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April 24, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

Stop and Smell the Roses at Work

By Julie DavisHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News FRIDAY, April 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Colds and the flu aren’t the only things you can catch at work. Research shows that rudeness can be just as contagious, quickly infecting and eroding your work atmosphere. Being overworked and rushed can leave

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April 24, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

Cherokee Nation Sues Drug Distributors, Retailers Over Opioid Crisis

Latest Mental Health News Six of the top drug distributors and pharmacies in the United States inundated the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma with hundreds of millions of highly addictive opioid pain pills, according to a lawsuit filed in tribal court. It alleges the companies violated sovereign Cherokee laws by failing

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