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2 hrs ago | Mirror.co.uk

Skint Paul Gascoigne selling signed photos on eBay for just A 20 a time

The troubled football legend has endured a string of financial and alcohol-related problems and has moved out of his flat in Sandbanks, Dorset The footie legend, 47, has faced a string of problems recently, amid fears his alcoholism has spiralled out of control. And despite once being worth a reported 14million, the ex-Spurs and Newcastle ace - who avoided bankruptcy in 2008 - is now drumming up cash.

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6 hrs ago | The Toronto Star

Mayor Rob Ford's rehab clinic also does cancer detection

The medical clinic where Rob Ford received treatment for drug and alcohol addiction has a subsidiary that specialized in detection of pre-cancer problems, corporate documents show. GreeneStone Healthcare 's financial documents show it has received as much as $1.8 million in revenue annually to do colonoscopy and other medical detective work in recent years, with much of that money coming from the provincial health insurance plan.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Health Insurance, Colorectal Health, Colon Cancer

10 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Culturally appropriate HIV prevention interventions needed for Puerto Ricans who inject drugs

Study calls for the development of a coordinated, multi-region effort across these locations as an important component in efforts to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic Higher HIV risk behaviors and prevalence have been reported among Puerto Rican people who inject drugs since early in the HIV epidemic. Now that HIV prevention and treatment advances have reduced HIV among PWID in the US, researchers from New York University's Center for Drug Use and HIV Research examined HIV-related data for PRPWID in Puerto Rico and Northeastern US to assess whether disparities among PRPWID continue.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Rico, CO, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, New York University

14 hrs ago | The Drinks Business

US spends $3.2m on 'drunk monkey' project

A US government research body is spending US$3.3 million of taxpayers' money getting monkeys to drink excessive amounts of alcohol to test its effect on body tissue. The US National Institutes of Health is currently funding an experiment testing the effects of alcohol on monkeys, according to reports by The Washington Post, at the Oregon Health & Science University.

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Related Topix: The Washington Post Company, Oregon Health & Science University, Medicine

16 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Hepatitis C rates drop in Sydney's injecting drug users

The incidence of hepatitis C among Sydney's injecting drug users appears to have dropped over the past decade, according to research published in the Medical Journal of Australia . Data were analysed from 129 participants from three Sydney regions who were aged 16 years or older, tested hepatitis C virus antibody or RNA negative, and had injected drugs in the past 12 months, enrolled between November 2008 and October 2011.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Patch.com

Los Gatos Doctor Plays Important Role in Medical Conference

Los Gatos Health and Wellness reports that Dr. Suma Singh was chosen as an expert physician to serve on the conference planning committee for the prestigious 2014 California Society of Addiction Medicine Review Course. Dr. Singh, Los Gatos Health and Wellness' doctor and owner, was closely involved in developing the recent 2014 California Society of Addiction Medicine Review Course and American Board of Addiction Medicine Certification Exam Preparation Track, as a specialist physician serving on the conference planning committee.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Los Gatos, CA, Medicine, Health

Jerusalem Post

Amy Winehouse statue unveiled in London, commemorating late singer's birthday

Custom-made bronze memorial sculpture unveiled in the songstress' home-town on September 14th - what would have been the Rehab singer's 31st birthday. A life-size statue of the late British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse now stands erect at the bustling Stables Market in north London's Camden neighborhood.

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Related Topix: Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Medicine, Health

Switched

Paul Ryan, Chuck Todd Discuss Shared Experience Of Losing Alcoholic Fathers

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan speaks during a press conference at the Union League Club of Chicago, August 21, 2014. During a Sunday "Meet the Press" appearance, Rep. Paul Ryan opened up about what it was like to lose his alcoholic father at a young age -- an experience he had in common with host Chuck Todd, whose own alcoholic father died when he was 16. Todd told Ryan that it had taken him a long time to come to terms with his father's alcoholism.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Immigration Reform, Medicine, Health, Tom Price, Devin Nunes, Kevin Brady

National Ledger

Stars Who Came Out - Glee Actor Cheyenne Jackson Marries Boyfriend Jason Landau

Stars Who Came Out - Glee Actor Cheyenne Jackson married his boyfriend Jason Landau this weekend in California. The 'Glee' actor tied the knot with his partner Jason Landau yesterday at a private estate in Encino, California and the wedding has been described as ''a new beginning'' for the happy couple.

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Related Topix: Encino, CA, Wedding, Medicine, Health

Medical News Today

Hope for detection of potent drugs known as 'bath salts' using portable technology

Despite being outlawed in 2012 in the U.S., the synthetic drugs known as "bath salts" - which really aren't meant for your daily bath - are still readily available in some retail shops, on the Internet and on the streets. To help law enforcement, scientists are developing a novel method that could be the basis for the first portable, on-site testing device for identifying the drugs.

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Medical News Today

Foetal exposure to binge drinking can affect child's mental health and school results

Binge drinking during pregnancy can increase the risk of mental health problems in children aged 11 and can have a negative effect on their school examination results, according to new research on more than 4,000 participants in the Children of the 90s study at the University of Bristol by a team of researchers from the universities of Nottingham, Bristol, Leicester, Oxford, Queensland and Sheffield. The research is published in the journal European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Sussex Express

Alcoholics Anonymous to host public seminar about its work

The seminar is to discuss how AA fits into the mutual aid scheme in East Sussex County Council, Hastings emergency services working with AA and how the NHS can benefit from AA's work. Weekly AA meetings are as follows: Anyone is welcome at an open meetings and closed meetings are for alcoholics and people with a drinking problem.

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Examiner.com

New weight-loss drug, Contrave, still requires dieting, exercise

A new drug approved for weight-loss by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had good results in clinical trials, but it isn't a panacea for weight loss. It must be used in combination with a low-calorie diet and regular exercise in order to be effective.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, Depression

KRAV-FM Tulsa

Has Recovering Alcoholic Owen Wilson Fallen Off The Wagon?

An article in Sta r magazine claims that the A-Lister, after years of sobriety, is drinking again, and that friends and family are worried about the star. Onlookers tell the tabloid that Wilson was spotted drinking heavily at the Venice International Film Festival in late August.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Entertainment

Deseret News

'People don't talk about it,' recovering addict says

Jeffery Wood and Shannon Egan prepare materials for Recovery Day 2014 in Salt Lake City, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014.

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Related Topix: Salt Lake City, UT, Medicine, Health, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Drugs

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Park Record

Celebrate Recovery will give support to people with addictions

She was married to an alcoholic and watched her spouse self destruct. She got involved with Al-Anon, a nonprofit support-group organization that - unlike Alcoholics Anonymous, which helps problem drinkers - gives support to relatives and friends of alcoholics, and found it helpful, but she wanted something more.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Lake Forest, CA, Park City, UT

Examiner.com

'What Addicts know: 10 lessons from recovery to benefit everyone'

What is an addict? Someone who is addicted to an illegal or legal substance such as prescriptions, gambling, drugs, over-eating, or sex? An addict is someone who uses anything or anyone to cover up the true essences of self. The true spirit of a person.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Smoking

Examiner.com

Dr. Oz: Caffeine powder death risks and Pat O'Brien's alcoholism, drug addiction

Dr. Mehmet Oz examined the potentially deadly dangers of caffeine powder and talked to TV star Pat O'Brien about his alcoholism, drug addiction on Friday's episode of the Dr. Oz Show . Dr. Oz said caffeine powder is a white substance that looks like cocaine or heroin and can be just be deadly.

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Related Topix: Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), The Insider, Entertainment, Health, Television, Medicine, Drugs, Drink, Coffee

KCRG

Court suspends judge for drunken behavior

The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday suspended a judge for 30 days without pay after she showed up for court so drunk in May 2012 she couldn't take the bench. District Associate Judge Emily Susan Dean, of Fort Madison, has acknowledged a long battle with alcoholism and told the court in an October 2012 disciplinary hearing that the May 9, 2012, incident at the Henry County Courthouse in Mount Pleasant was hitting bottom for her.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Mount Pleasant, IA

North Shore News

Star-studded cast put together for PHT comedy

Susinn McFarlen's new play Since You Left Us opens Sept. 17 at Presentation House Theatre.

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Related Topix: Canada, Gladstone, MI, Medicine, Health

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