1. One in four opioid ODs involves kids and teens
(HealthDay)—More than a quarter of all opioid overdoses in the United States involve teenagers, and a full fifth of those cases were likely suicide attempts, new research shows. (medicalxpress.com)
2. How Does Shift Work Influence Sleep and Mental Health?
For the vast number of workers who engage in shift work, catching up on missed sleep can be a difficult task. Nearly 20% of workers globally and around 27% of the American workforce conduct their schedules around shift work, which occurs outside of the standard 8-hour workday. (psychiatryadvisor.com)
3.Online mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to improve lingering depression
A team of researchers has found that online MBCT can improve a range of lingering depressive symptoms in people who have already received treatment for depression. (medicalnewstoday.com)
4. Don’t Try to Kick the Smoking Habit Alone
Going solo when trying to quit smoking isn’t enough, one lung health expert says.
“Smokers develop a physiological dependence on nicotine, and they need more than willpower to quit,” said Dr. Danish Ahmad, a pulmonologist with Penn State Health’s Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. (usnews.com)
5. Family Members Are Swiping Hospice Patients’ Painkillers: Study
In another sign of just how bad the U.S. opioid abuse epidemic has become, a new study finds family members often steal painkillers from dying relatives in hospice care. In a survey of 371 hospices, 31% reported at least one case in which drugs were taken from a patient in the past 90 days. The thieves were most often relatives. (consumer.healthday.com)
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