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Weekend Links: Our Favorite Science Stories From Across the Web

We’ve hand-picked a mix of research-related news and science stories for your weekend reading enjoyment.

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Research from Mass General Clinicians Highlights the Growing Opioid Problem and Its Impact on Health Outcomes

The opioid epidemic continues to devastate the United States, with drug overdose deaths and opioid-related health complications on the rise. According to the CDC, from 2000 to 2015 more than half a million people died from drug overdoses, and 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. 91 Americans die every day from an […]

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Mass General Researchers Find That Early Treatment for ADHD May Lessen Risk of Substance Abuse Disorders

Mass General researcher Timothy Wilens, PhD, has found that the earlier children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) receive treatment with stimulants, the less likely they are to use marijuana or develop a substance use disorder (SUD). Dr. Wilens is chief of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and director of the Center for […]

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Hackathon Revolutionizes Care with Plan to Reduce Deadly Opiate Overdoses

When it comes to stopping the deadly effects of an opiate overdose, time is of the essence. Every moment that the brain is deprived of oxygen increases the risk of permanent damage or death. Overdoses can be reversed by administering a drug called Narcan, but the treatment has to be delivered quickly. A team of […]

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