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Congress approves temporary funding for CARA

Editor’s Note: As of September 29, 2016: A temporary government funding bill passed by Congress on September 28 features a provision to fund opioid addiction treatment programs created by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. The bill, which prevents a government shutdown and funds the federal government through December 8, includes $7 million for CARA. […]

FDA warns physicians about the lethal combination of benzodiazepines and opioids
09-26-16 Category: Addiction, Medicine, Substance Abuse

Opioids are prescription painkillers that are used for severe pain when no other alternatives are available and all other treatments have not achieved pain relief. They are supposed to be used sparingly, but their use has sparked an epidemic in the United States due to their dangerously high addictive potential. These pain medications are currently […]

Exercise benefits cognitive function for people with schizophrenia
09-26-16 Category: Cognition, Mental Health, Treatment

People with schizophrenia and their families face many challenges, but research is showing that simple interventions can empower individuals with the disorder to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. Cognitive deficits can make learning, decision-making and vocational functioning difficult and affect all aspects of life. Significant cognitive impairment affects about 75 percent of people with schizophrenia. […]

Studies show cold weather may be good for you
09-26-16 Category: Cognition, Mental Health, Research

Winter is coming – and that might not be a bad thing. A recent study has found that – contrary to popular belief – depression symptoms don’t always grow worse in the winter. Another study found that some people may perform even BETTER in colder weather. The results of these studies were published in the […]

Discover why music moves us with ‘Music and Embodied Cognition’
09-26-16 Category: Cognition

Music moves us. Whether listeners love punk rock, metal, classical, pop, techno or country, it speaks to them. That sentiment goes for anyone who has heard music. There is something in those three- to five-minute bites of musical notes that reaches into our minds and souls and makes us experience that moment, process our thoughts […]

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