George Joseph

Bio

Specialties:

  • Addiction Medicine

Location:

  • Houston, TX

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Neanderthal DNA has a subtle but significant impact on modern human health, including nicotine addiction, depression and blood clotting, a new study suggests.

    It's been known since 2010 that between 1 percent and 4 percent of DNA in people with ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study dispels the widely held belief that Native Americans have high rates of alcohol abuse.

    Native Americans are more likely to avoid alcohol than whites, and both groups have similar rates of heavy and binge drinking, University of Arizo...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The rise in marijuana use among American adults is not as large as previously suggested, a new study says.

    About 12.5 percent of adults said they used marijuana at least once in 2013, researchers found, but adults' use of the drug did not doubl...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- National smoking bans appear to be reducing the health harms caused by secondhand smoke, especially heart disease.

    That's the finding of researchers who reviewed 77 studies in 21 countries, including the United States and Canada.

    In cou...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite the potential risks to their baby's health, roughly one in 10 women smoke in the three months before getting pregnant, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday.

    And only one-quarter of those women quit before they become pregnant, the r...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A South Dakota program that requires people involved in alcohol-linked crimes to stay away from booze and be closely monitored for drinking appears to reduce deaths, a new study finds.

    Offenders in the program must undergo breathalyzer tests twice...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Experts are warning about the dangers of a potentially deadly homemade concoction known as "dewshine," which is a mixture of racing fuel and Mountain Dew, a soft drink.

    In a recent case, two Tennessee teens died after drinking the toxic combinatio...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Car crashes, shootings and drug overdoses, which cause more than 100,000 deaths a year in the United States, may explain why Americans' life expectancy is lower than in similar countries, a new study suggests.

    Americans' life expectancy is about t...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking alcohol may be more dangerous for people infected with HIV, a new study suggests.

    The effects of alcohol appear to be more pronounced for those with the virus that causes AIDS, even when the virus is suppressed w...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who smoke marijuana as young adults may have a slightly harder time remembering words by the time they reach middle age, a new study suggests.

    However, pot use does not appear to damage or dim other mental capacities, such as the ability to ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People using flavored e-cigarettes, particularly ones that taste like cherry, are likely inhaling a chemical that can irritate their airways, a new study suggests.

    "It might be the case that if the user of an electronic cigarette experiences some ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although fewer Americans are smoking, the rates of psychiatric disorders among those who do -- particularly more recent smokers -- are on the rise, a new study suggests.

    Researchers analyzed data from 25,000 people born in the 1940s, 1950s, 19...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you're feeling like things have been going your way lately, you may want to keep a tighter grip on your wallet, researchers say.

    A new study suggests that people are more likely to gamble when things suddenly go their way -- such as an unexpec...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Adolescent Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who use e-cigarettes may be more likely to switch to real cigarettes within a year, a new study suggests.

    In fact, the researchers found that teens who used e-cigarettes, also known as "vaping," when the study began were about three times m...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women diagnosed with breast cancer who continue to smoke cigarettes are less likely to survive than those who never smoked or those who quit, new research finds.

    The study suggests that it's never too late to quit smoking to help boost cancer sur...Full Article