Going From “iSmoke” to No Smoking With Wearables
Oct26

Going From “iSmoke” to No Smoking With Wearables

IN BRIEF Mobile technologies to help smokers quit have gained popularity over the years as the technology behind them continues to improve. The combined power of health-tracking sensors, wearable monitors and smartphones is helping people track their smoking habits and counter their addictions. These technologies can be used to encourage those who wish to quit while at the same time, countering the urge to smoke. Researchers are...

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Exercise Presents Double-Edged Sword in Addressing Opioid Addiction
May26

Exercise Presents Double-Edged Sword in Addressing Opioid Addiction

In Brief Opioids are addictive drugs doctors prescribe for patients enduring significant pain. Consistent exercise can potentially help people who are addicted to opioids in weaning their use. Some rat studies show frequent exercise decreases the need for large opioid doses, but other studies show conflicting results. Story What’s the current best way to treat patients addicted to painkillers? You might be surprised to learn the...

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The Quest for Safer Painkillers
Dec03

The Quest for Safer Painkillers

Researchers are exploring different approaches to reducing the addictive affects of opioids used for medical purposes.

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