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A common treatment for opioid addiction significantly reduces testosterone levels in many male patients; researchers suggest that supplementary testosterone might improve outcomes.
Among married couples who smoke marijuana, there is an inverse relationship between frequency of marijuana use and likelihood of a domestic violence occurrence.
Opioid treatment suppressed testosterone levels in men, yet the therapy left women’s testosterone levels unaltered, according to a study in Scientific Reports.
Looking back over a 30-year career in pain medicine, the author laments the shift from comprehensive, multidisciplinary pain care to a model that focuses on pills and procedures to treat chronic pain.
Using the metric of time to first cigarette after waking was found to help improve efficiency and reduce false-positive detection in lung cancer screening, a new case-control study suggests.
Post-traumatic stress disorder and depressive symptoms may be reduced with intravenous ketamine, according to research published in JAMA Psychiatry.
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