George Joseph

Bio

Specialties:

  • Addiction Medicine

Location:

  • Houston, TX

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The more ads for electronic cigarettes middle and high school students see, the more likely they are to use these devices, a new study finds.

    Many experts worry that e-cigarettes are merely a "gateway" product to addictive cigarette smoking.

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Certain factors can help health care professionals predict who might relapse during treatment for prescription opioid painkiller addiction, Canadian researchers report.

    Opioid abuse is a serious problem in Canada and the United States, the resear...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Men who were heavy pot smokers in their teens may not live as long as those who did not use marijuana when they were young, a new study suggests.

    Researchers examined data from more than 45,000 men in Sweden who did compulsory military training i...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials said Tuesday that they are targeting rural teenagers with a new $36 million ad campaign that highlights the health risks associated with chewing tobacco.

    The campaign's message -- "smokeless doesn't mean harmless" -- will c...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Psychiatry:

    FRIDAY, April 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Gamblers Anonymous helps people with gambling problems, and it's even more effective when used along with other treatments, researchers report.

    In a new review, investigators analyzed data from 17 studies published between 2002 and 2015 that exam...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Adolescent Medicine:

    THURSDAY, April 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Use of tobacco products by U.S. teens hasn't fallen since 2011, and federal officials say electronic cigarettes may be to blame.

    One in four high school students now uses what officials define as a tobacco product. And e-cigarettes have eclipse...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Alcohol sales fell in Maryland following an increase in the sales tax, according to a finding that suggests the tactic could work in other U.S. states.

    The alcohol tax rose from 6 percent to 9 percent in 2011, and liquor sales subsequently fel...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pulmonary Disease:

    TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some people believe smoking from a hookah is safe because smoke passes through water before being inhaled. But, a new study found that hookah smoking may actually be more dangerous than cigarettes.

    The study found that young adults who are consi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Adolescent Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It's probably not a milestone that will do many feminists proud, but teenage girls in the United States now start to drink alcohol sooner than boys do, a new study shows.

    "This is becoming a public health issue," said lead researcher Dr. Hui Che...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    MONDAY, April 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The "Mad Men" glory days of smoking at work are long gone. Today, smokers have a harder time finding jobs, and earn less than nonsmokers when they do get work, a new study suggests.

    "When we studied a sample of 251 [unemployed] job seekers over a...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    FRIDAY, April 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Little progress has been made to reduce smoking among young black Americans over the past two decades, likely due to aggressive marketing by the tobacco industry, researchers report.

    Before 1982, smoking rates were falling among black high school...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Hydromorphone -- an opioid painkiller -- may be another treatment option for heroin addiction, a new Canadian study suggests.

    The research included more than 200 heroin addicts in Vancouver. They hadn't responded to commonly used treatments su...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who use marijuana may be putting their baby at risk for health problems, a new study suggests.

    A review of 24 studies found that pot use during pregnancy is potentially linked to delivering a baby with a low birth weight and the ne...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    MONDAY, April 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking increases the chances of early death in people with rheumatoid arthritis, but quitting smoking significantly reduces that risk, a new study suggests.

    "This research provides important evidence that the risk of early death starts to decline...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Alternative & Complementary Medicine:

    FRIDAY, April 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking coffee may cut your risk of colon cancer by as much as 50 percent, a new study suggests.

    The more you drink, the more you may reduce your risk -- and it makes no difference whether the coffee is regular or decaf, researchers said.

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