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  • Rx Pain Medications, Know the Options, Get the Facts
    on November 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    The Rx Pain Medications. Know the Options. Get the Facts. is a series of 13 fact sheets designed to increase awareness of the risks associated with prescription opioid use and misuse, as well as to educate patients who are prescribed opioids for pain about the risks and to provide resources on methods for alternative pain management. This particular fact sheet focuses on patients requiring assistance with ineffective medications. Inventory#: SMA17-5053-4 […]

  • Behavioral Health Among College Students Information and Resource Kit
    on November 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    This kit discusses the consequences of substance misuse among college students including the misuse of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. It explores various causational factors such as peer pressure, stress, social norms, and advertising messages. Inventory#: SMA17-5052 […]

  • Rx Pain Medications, Know the Options, Get the Facts:
    on November 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    The Rx Pain Medications. Know the Options. Get the Facts. is a series of 13 fact sheets designed to increase awareness of the risks associated with prescription opioid use and misuse, as well as to educate patients who are prescribed opioids for pain about the risks and to provide resources on methods for alternative pain management. This particular fact sheet focuses on using Naloxone as a deterrent to overdose. Inventory#: SMA17-5053-13 […]

  • Rx Pain Medications, Know the Options, Get the Facts:
    on November 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    The Rx Pain Medications. Know the Options. Get the Facts. is a series of 13 fact sheets designed to increase awareness of the risks associated with prescription opioid use and misuse, as well as to educate patients who are prescribed opioids for pain about the risks and to provide resources on methods for alternative pain management. This particular fact sheet provides a list to assist patients with cataloging their medications. Inventory#: SMA17-5053-5 […]

  • Rx Pain Medications, Know the Options, Get the Facts:
    on November 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    The Rx Pain Medications. Know the Options. Get the Facts. is a series of 13 fact sheets designed to increase awareness of the risks associated with prescription opioid use and misuse, as well as to educate patients who are prescribed opioids for pain about the risks and to provide resources on methods for alternative pain management. This particular fact sheet focuses on the prescription pain medication agreement. Inventory#: SMA17-5053-6 […]

  • Rx Pain Medications, Know the Options, Get the Facts:
    on November 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    The Rx Pain Medications. Know the Options. Get the Facts. is a series of 13 fact sheets designed to increase awareness of the risks associated with prescription opioid use and misuse, as well as to educate patients who are prescribed opioids for pain about the risks and to provide resources on methods for alternative pain management. This particular fact sheet focuses on generic, brand, and street/slang names for various pain medications. Inventory#: SMA17-5053-12 […]

  • Rx Pain Medications, Know the Options, Get the Facts:
    on November 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    The Rx Pain Medications. Know the Options. Get the Facts. is a series of 13 fact sheets designed to increase awareness of the risks associated with prescription opioid use and misuse, as well as to educate patients who are prescribed opioids for pain about the risks and to provide resources on methods for alternative pain management. This particular fact sheet focuses on the dangers of mixing opiates with other substances such as alcohol and benzodiazepines. Inventory#: SMA17-5053-2 […]

  • Rx Pain Medications, Know the Options, Get the Facts:
    on November 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    The Rx Pain Medications. Know the Options. Get the Facts. is a series of 13 fact sheets designed to increase awareness of the risks associated with prescription opioid use and misuse, as well as to educate patients who are prescribed opioids for pain about the risks and to provide resources on methods for alternative pain management. This particular fact sheet focuses on how Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) help health providers better serve their patients' needs and promote safety. Inventory#: SMA17-5053-8 […]

  • Rx Pain Medications, Know the Options, Get the Facts:
    on November 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    The Rx Pain Medications. Know the Options. Get the Facts. is a series of 13 fact sheets designed to increase awareness of the risks associated with prescription opioid use and misuse, as well as to educate patients who are prescribed opioids for pain about the risks and to provide resources on methods for alternative pain management. This particular fact sheet focuses on how clinicians can discuss the appropriate use of opioids, dosage, and the dangers of opioid use disorder and overdose. Inventory#: SMA17-5053-9 […]

  • Rx Pain Medications, Know the Options, Get the Facts:
    on November 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    The Rx Pain Medications. Know the Options. Get the Facts. is a series of 13 fact sheets designed to increase awareness of the risks associated with prescription opioid use and misuse, as well as to educate patients who are prescribed opioids for pain about the risks and to provide resources on methods for alternative pain management. This particular fact sheet focuses on reducing the risks associated with prescribing opioids including misuse, overdose, and how to safely store, and dispose of prescription drugs. Inventory#: SMA17-5053-7 […]

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  • Dust on the wind: Study reveals surprising role of dust in mountain ecosystems
    on December 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Find related stories on NSF's Critical Zone Observatories at this link. Trees growing atop granite in the southern Sierra Nevada Mountains rely on nutrients from windborne dust more than on nutrients from the underlying bedrock. This surprising finding resulted from a study led by University of Wyoming (UW) scientists. The research was funded by the National Science Foundation ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243817&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. […]

  • NSF statement on latest LIGO-Virgo detection of binary black hole merger
    on December 6, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    Scientists supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced the detection of the merger of two relatively "light" black holes, 7 and 12 times the mass of the sun, respectively, at a distance of about 1 billion light-years. NSF'sLaser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) made the detection in June. LIGO is funded by NSF and operated by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The black hole ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243901&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. […]

  • Massive primordial galaxies found in ‘halo’ of dark matter
    on December 6, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    Observations of two galaxies made with the National Science Foundation-funded Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) radio telescope suggest that large galaxies formed faster than scientists had previously thought. The two galaxies, first discovered by the South Pole Telescope at NSF's Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica, were massive and star-filled at a time when the cosmos was less than a billion years old. The observation came as a surprise, ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243892&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. […]

  • Green Bank Observatory: NSF Releases Draft Environmental Impact Statement
    on December 5, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    Richard F. Green, the National Science Foundation's division director for Astronomical Sciences, issued the following statement: On Nov. 8, 2017, the National Science Foundation (NSF) published the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Green Bank Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia. NSF prepared the DEIS in compliance with the National Environmental Policy ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243839&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. […]

  • NSF-funded research to forecast space weather, protect the power grid, pipelines and satellites
    on December 4, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Multidisciplinary approach to developing next-generation space weather modeling tools, with the goal of a five-day forecast capability Full story at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/spaceweather.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51This is an NSF News item. […]

  • NSF's Big Ideas
    on November 28, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    In 2016, NSF unveiled a set of "Big Ideas" -- 10 bold, long-term research and process ideas that identify areas for future investment at the frontiers of science and engineering. With its broad portfolio of investments, NSF is uniquely suited to advance this set of cutting-edge research agendas and processes that will require collaborations with industry, private foundations, other agencies, science academies and societies, and universities and the education sector. More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/big_ideas/index.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. […]

  • 2017-2018 NSF Distinguished Lectures in Mathematical and Physical Sciences
    on November 28, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) invites media and members of the public to a series of lectures intended to promote discussion of issues that scientists expect to shape their research in the coming years. MPS' mission is to harness the collective efforts of the mathematical and physical sciences communities to address compelling questions and push the boundaries of scientific frontiers. All of the 2017-2018 MPS ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243806&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. […]

  • Antarctic detector offers first look at how Earth stops high-energy neutrinos in their tracks
    on November 27, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    An interdisciplinary team of researchers using the IceCube Neutrino Observatory in Antarctica has measured how certain high-energy neutrinos are absorbed by the Earth, as opposed to passing through matter as most neutrinos do. The finding could help expand scientists' understanding of the fundamental forces of the universe. Funded and managed by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the IceCube Neutrino Observatory conducts research into these nearly massless ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243782&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. […]

  • Futures of the Scientific Imagination
    on November 21, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    Fantastical thinking, grounded in real, NSF-funded science and engineering research, helps shape tomorrow's technologies. Imagination, science and technology together will inevitably change our lives. More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/futures/index.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. […]

  • NSF-supported scientists present research results on Earth's critical zone at 2017 AGU fall meeting
    on November 20, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    Find related stories on NSF's Critical Zone Observatories at this link. The thin veneer of Earth's surface that stretches from the top of the forest canopy to the base of bedrock is known as the "critical zone." It's where fresh water flows, rock turns to soil and life flourishes. To provide a deeper understanding of the critical zone, the National Science Foundation (NSF) supports nine ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243660&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. […]

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  • Trust in e-cigarette safety varies by worldview, source of messaging
    on December 12, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Public health messaging about the safety of e-cigarettes needs to account for the worldviews of the target audience, with different groups displaying varying levels of trust depending on the source of the message, according to a recent study. […]

  • Don't mix business with pleasure
    on December 12, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    In working life it's now almost expected that employees answer work-related emails after hours, or take their laptops with them on holiday. But the blurring of boundaries between work and personal life can affect people's sense of well-being and lead to exhaustion. […]

  • Stuttering: Stop signals in the brain disturb speech flow
    on December 12, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    'G-g-g-g-g-ood morning' is a daily obstacle for people who stutter. However, so far, not much is known about the causes of persistent developmental stuttering, which is the most frequent speech disorder. Scientists have recently discovered that a hyperactive network in the right frontal part of the brain plays a crucial role in this deficit. It inhibits speech movement planning and execution, thereby interrupting the flow of speech. […]

  • Epigenetic aging linked to bipolar disorder
    on December 12, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Bipolar disorder may involve accelerated epigenetic aging, which could explain why persons with the disorder are more likely to have -- and die from -- age-related diseases, according to researchers. […]

  • Pokémon Go could help people who struggle socially
    on December 12, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Video games may have a reputation for attracting introverts, but when it comes to augmented reality games like Pokémon Go, extroverts tend to be better players. That's the key finding of a new psychology study, the first to look at the impact of players' personalities, social competence and social anxiety when playing the hit mobile game. […]

  • Action games expand the brain's cognitive abilities, study suggests
    on December 12, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    The human brain learns and adapts. Numerous research studies have focused on the impact of action video games on the brain by measuring cognitive abilities, such as perception and reaction time. An international team of psychologists has assembled data from the last fifteen years to quantify how action video games impact cognition. The research has resulted in two meta-analyses, which reveal a significant improvement in the cognitive abilities of gamers. […]

  • Marijuana may help HIV patients keep mental stamina longer
    on December 12, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    A chemical found in marijuana, known as tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, has been found to potentially slow the process in which mental decline can occur in up to 50 percent of HIV patients, says a new study. […]

  • New therapy can help schizophrenia sufferers re-engage socially
    on December 12, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    A new therapy aimed at helping young people suffering from schizophrenia to reconnect and engage with the world around them has had promising results, according to a new study. […]

  • Common psychological traits in group of Italians aged 90 to 101
    on December 12, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    In remote Italian villages nestled between the Mediterranean Sea and mountains lives a group of several hundred citizens over the age of 90. Researchers have identified common psychological traits in members of this group. […]

  • Medical marijuana for children with cancer? What providers think
    on December 12, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Most providers willing to consider medical marijuana use in children with cancer, but those with legal eligibility to certify are less likely to approve. […]

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