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Supporting midwives with substance use

A midwifery academic at Coventry University, Dr Sally Pezaro, is leading a study that aims to support the health and wellbeing of midwives who have turned to substance use. It is believed to be the 1st of its kind.

Image and performance enhancing drugs call

What interventions are effective and cost effective to prevent and reduce the health harms caused by image and performance enhancing drugs? The National Institute for Health Research is offering research grants for answers.

World Hepatitis Day: 28 July

The World Health Organization will host a virtual event to commemorate World Hepatitis Day  – this year’s  theme is Hepatitis can’t wait, conveying the urgency of efforts needed to eliminate hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030.

Signs point to high volume of M&A activity

At the halfway point of 2021, signs point to a 2nd straight year of record-setting merger and acquisition activity in the behavioral healthcare sector, according to advisory firm Mertz Taggart. Tom Valentino of Behavioral Healthcare Executive dives in.

Reverse the silence

“It’s a disease of despair”: in a 6.24-minute video, former California congresswoman Mary Bono and Las Vegas Raiders’ Darren Waller discuss with MSNBC their push to bring awareness to opioid addiction.

Impulsivity’s link to relapse

The Recovery Research Institute highlights key points in The phenotype of recovery V: Does delay discounting predict the perceived risk of relapse among individuals in recovery from alcohol and drug use disorders by Virginia Tech Carilion.

Loneliness is driving more older adults to use opioids, prescription drugs

The University of California surveyed 6,000 seniors across the US – and found that older adults who consider themselves very lonely are more likely to use prescription painkillers, anti-anxiety drugs and powerful opioids than more active seniors.

Goal-setting and positive parent-child relationships reduce youth vaping

Adolescents who set goals for their future and those with strong parental support are less likely to use e-cigarettes and other tobacco products, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh found.

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