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2010-10-12 16:24:19

Evaluation shows outreach by sex workers provides a key link to health, support services A mobile outreach program staffed by current and former sex workers is associated with increased entry to detoxification and residential drug treatment among women in street-based sex work, according to an evaluation led by the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) and the University of British Columbia (UBC). The study, recently published in the peer-reviewed medical journal Drug and Alcohol...

2010-10-12 10:00:00

NORWALK, Conn., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The distribution, sale and consumption of beverage alcohol is highly regulated by both the state and federal governments. Did you know that Iowa mandates ignition interlock devices for drunk drivers? Did you know that alcohol is prohibited to be sold in Kentucky on Election Day? Did you know that happy hour is prohibited in Illinois bars and restaurants? Help stay current with the changes in the laws concerning marketing and merchandising beverage...

2010-09-10 14:27:09

Health and social services are facing a new challenge, as many illicit drug users get older and face chronic health problems and a reduced quality of life. That is one of the key findings of research published in the September issue of the Journal of Advanced Nursing. UK researchers interviewed eleven people aged 49 to 61 in contact with voluntary sector drug treatment services. "This exploratory study, together with our wider research, suggest that older people who continue to use...

2010-09-08 11:34:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the fourth consecutive year, the Beer Institute (BI) and its members are proud to support the federal government's "We Don't Serve Teens" program. Launched in 2007, the campaign provides parents and other adults with educational tools to help reduce illegal teen drinking. "As an industry, brewers and importers develop and participate in a host of programs to help parents address underage drinking and effectively talk about it with their...

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2010-09-04 12:17:22

Britons, infamous for their binge-drinking, broke tradition last year with less alcohol consumption in the country, showing the biggest fall since 1948, according to industry figures Friday.Health concerns and the recession brought on a six percent decline in 2009, becoming the fourth annual drop in five years, figures released by the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) showed.Consumption of alcohol remained below the European Union average in Britain, BBPA said, which relied mainly on...

2010-08-31 16:04:08

Despite medical research that indicates Vancouver's supervised injection facility, Insite, reduces needle-sharing and overdose deaths, the facility's fate is uncertain, states an analysis article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj100032.pdf. Insite was North America's first sanctioned supervised safe injection site, opened in 2003 under the then Liberal government. In 2006, a Conservative government removed harm reduction...

2010-07-22 13:05:35

Access to opioid substitution therapy such as methadone can facilitate access to and retention in ART Against the backdrop of some of the globe's fastest growing HIV epidemics in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, a report launched today at the XVIII International AIDS conference (AIDS 2010) in Vienna makes the case for a new model for scaling up treatment and prevention of HIV amongst Injecting Drug Users (IDUs). The report, "Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS amongst Drug Using Populations:...

2010-07-14 13:06:03

Policy resistance to harm reduction for drug users and potential effect of change Strict laws on the criminalisation of drug use and drug users are fuelling the spread of HIV and other serious harms associated with the criminal market and should be reviewed, say experts in a series of articles published on bmj.com today to coincide with the 18th International AIDS Conference in Vienna, 18-23 July 2010. Countries most affected include Russia and Ukraine, which operate strict drug laws and...

2010-07-01 09:00:00

MOUNDS VIEW, Minn., July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent results from alcohol compliance checks conducted in 19 communities throughout Minnesota show that 90 percent of alcohol retailers refused a sale to someone under the age of 21. Out of 549 checks completed, 495 retailers passed. Checks were conducted with both on-sale (bars, restaurants) and off-sale (liquor stores, grocery stores) establishments from January through May 2010. On-sale establishments performed slightly better...

2010-06-02 20:24:39

Further research is needed Cancer-related fatigue is often a major problem for cancer patients, beginning at diagnosis, during treatment and after completing therapy. Researchers at Mayo Clinic (http://www.mayoclinic.org/oncology-rst/) and the North Central Cancer Treatment Group (http://ncctg.mayo.edu/) (NCCTG) recently completed a study testing methylphenidate in the treatment of cancer-related fatigue and found that, while it did not improve fatigue for a broad group of patients, the data...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.