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Genetic study suggests humans may be evolving in a way that prevents alcoholism
PHYS.ORG A pair of researchers with the University of Pennsylvania has found evidence suggesting humans may be evolving in a way that will... 41 minutes
Wine polyphenols could fend off bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease
PHYS.ORG Sipping wine is good for your colon and heart, possibly because of the beverage's abundant and structurally diverse polyphenols. Now researchers report in ACS'... 2 hours
Medical News Today: Alcohol use disorder is a 'major risk factor' for dementia
MNT In a large-scale study, links between alcohol use disorder and dementia are fleshed out. The relationship is stronger than previously thought. 5 hours
More awareness, research needed on abuse risk of non-opioid painkiller
SCIENCE DAILY Gabapentin, a nerve pain medication and anticonvulsant, increasingly is being misused, necessitating prescribers to understand its abuse potential and risk profile, according to a new study. 5 hours
Largest study of its kind finds alcohol use biggest risk factor for dementia
SCIENCE DAILY Alcohol use disorders are the most important preventable risk factors for the onset of all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia. This... 14 hours
Workplace alcohol not always a perk for recent college grads seeking jobs
PHYS.ORG Offering alcohol to employees in the workplace may be a trendy perk of employment, but it doesn't appear to be an enticement for recent... 21 hours
Stuck in an opioids crisis, officials turn to acupuncture
ABC NEWS Ancient acupuncture is increasingly used as weapon in the nation's struggle with opioids 1 day
Investing in Aussie wines
PHYS.ORG VIDEO For the first time in over 300 years, wine is getting an update. Here's how the CSIRO are future-proofing our industry and making wine even more delicious (if that's even possible?). 2 days
Scientists Explore Ties Between Alzheimer's And Brain's Ancient Immune System
NPR Their first epiphanies came during musings over beer, and evolved into a decade of teamwork. Two Harvard researchers explain why they think Alzheimer's disease may be traced to... 3 days
How a carb-restricted diet battles fatty liver disease
SCIENCE DAILY New details about how a carbohydrate-restricted diet improves metabolism were revealed in a new study which could lead to improved treatments for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).   5 days
What's Worse for Your Brain — Alcohol or Marijuana?
LIVE SCIENCE For both teens and adults, alcohol appears more dangerous for the brain than marijuana is. 5 days
Alzheimer's drug repairs brain damage after alcohol binges in rodents
SCIENCE DAILY A drug used to slow cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease could offer clues on how drugs might one day be able to reverse brain changes that affect learning... 6 days
Study reveals how carbohydrate-restricted diet improves metabolism
NEWS MEDICAL New details about how a carbohydrate-restricted diet improves metabolism were revealed in a study published today, which could lead to improved treatments for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. 6 days
The Latest: Marijuana case judge indicates he's sympathetic
ABC NEWS The judge hearing a lawsuit challenging federal marijuana laws has indicated that he is sympathetic to some patients who use cannabis to treat medical conditions 7 days
Opioid addiction treatment behind bars reduced post-incarceration overdose deaths in Rhode Island
SCIENCE DAILY A new study suggests that treating people for opioid addiction in jails and prisons is a promising strategy to address high rates of overdose... 7 days
Heroin vaccine blocks lethal overdose
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have achieved a major milestone toward designing a safe and effective vaccine to both treat heroin addiction and block lethal overdose of the drug. 7 days
Pot-users want judge to declare marijuana safe under US law
ABC NEWS Federal judge in New York to hear arguments in lawsuit that targets federal marijuana laws 7 days
How best to treat opioids' youngest sufferers? No one knows
ABC NEWS A surge in infants born in the U.S. with withdrawal symptoms from their mothers' opioid use has outpaced science on how best to treat them 7 days
Medical News Today: Brain activity explains drunken aggression
MNT A new study examines what goes on inside the brains of intoxicated young men. The findings may help to reduce alcohol-related crime. 1 week
Brain activity explains drunken aggression
MNT A new study examines what goes on inside the brains of intoxicated young men. The findings may help to reduce alcohol-related crime. 1 week
Challenge to federal marijuana laws to be heard in New York
ABC NEWS Federal judge in New York to hear arguments in lawsuit that targets federal marijuana laws 1 week
Number of lawsuits challenging opioid industry still growing
ABC NEWS The number of lawsuits continues to grow in a combined federal challenge of drug companies' role in the opioid crisis 1 week
'High Holiday' on 4-20 associated with increase in fatal car crashes
ABC NEWS Many joke about 4/20 holiday's nod to marijuana,but risks for drivers are real. 1 week
Medical cannabis significantly safer for elderly with chronic pain than Opioids
SCIENCE DAILY A new study found cannabis therapy is safe and efficacious for elderly patients who are seeking to address cancer symptoms, Parkinson's disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, ulcerative... 1 week
Opioid users have increased risk of invasive pneumococcal diseases
NEWS MEDICAL Opioid users have a significantly increased risk of infections severe enough to require treatment at the hospital, such as pneumonia and meningitis, as compared to people who don't use opioids. 1 week
Neurotransmitter glutamate plays role in alcohol cravings, IU-led study finds
NEWS MEDICAL A study led by Indiana University on neurochemical changes associated with alcohol addiction found that the neurotransmitter glutamate plays a role in some alcohol cravings. 1 week
Cannabis use triggers schizophrenia and other psychiatric issues
NEWS MEDICAL Schizophrenia and other psychiatric issues may be triggered by marijuana use, according to a research analysis in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. 1 week
Opioid makers gave $10M to advocacy groups amid epidemic
ABC NEWS A report by U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill finds that drugmakers with the biggest-selling opioid painkillers contributed $10 million over six years to outside groups that could help spread their message 1 week
WATCH: 'GMA' Hot List: Johnny Manziel says he was 'self-medicating with alcohol'
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Why People Get Mean When They're Drunk, According to Science
LIVE SCIENCE MRI scans suggest that inside every sober man there's a mean drunk. 1 week
Building and breaking connections: How neuronal networks influence alcoholism
SCIENCE DAILY Although it has been known that alterations in the connections between neurons in the brain likely play a role in alcohol dependence and other addictions, the cause-and-effect between these brain... 1 week
Neurotransmitter may play a role in alcohol relapse, addiction
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers scanned the brains of individuals with alcohol abuse disorder and found that the neurotransmitter glutamate may play a role in some addition cravings. 1 week
Naltrexone treatment is more effective for heavy drinkers who use nicotine/cigarettes
SCIENCE DAILY There are medications available to help people who drink excessive amounts of alcohol reduce or stop their drinking. One such medication is the opioid antagonist naltrexone,... 1 week
MRI scans reveal why people often become aggressive after drinking alcohol
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have used magnetic resonance imaging scans that measure blood flow in the brain to better understand why people often become aggressive and violent after drinking... 1 week
Medical News Today: What are sugar alcohols?
MNT Learn all about sugar alcohols, a substitute for sugar. We look at their uses, possible benefits and risks, and how they differ from standard sugars. 1 week
Medical News Today: Alcohol 'more damaging to brain health than marijuana'
MNT Drinking is more harmful for the brain than using marijuana, say researchers, after finding that the former changes the structure of gray and white matter. 1 week
Alcohol 'more damaging to brain health than marijuana'
MNT Drinking is more harmful for the brain than using marijuana, say researchers, after finding that the former changes the structure of gray and white matter. 1 week
The 4/20 Effect: Pot Celebration Day Tied to Rise in Fatal Crashes
LIVE SCIENCE Thousands of pot supporters mark the "high" holiday by lighting up at 4:20 p.m. But the celebration may increase the risk of fatal car... 1 week
Marijuana's 4/20 holiday tied to rise in fatal car crashes
ABC NEWS Marijuana users' April 20 holiday is linked with a slight increase in fatal U.S. car crashes 1 week
Brain scans show why people get aggressive after a drink or two
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans that measure blood flow in the brain to better understand why people often become aggressive and... 1 week
Evidence that medical marijuana outlets sell to other users
SCIENCE DAILY A study of four medical marijuana outlets in California suggests that many of their customers don’t fit the profile expected for businesses focused on sick patients. 1 week
Expert lists 5 common indications that a co-worker could be suffering from addiction
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OxyContin maker will stop promoting opioids to doctors
ABC NEWS Purdue Pharma, which has made billions from the pain drug OxyContin, said it will stop promoting opioid pain drugs to doctors 2 weeks
Mom to send Valentine's Day letter to Trump
ABC NEWS Sue Kruczek, whose son overdosed on heroin, hopes to "warm" Trump's heart. 2 weeks
Mom to send Valentine's Day letter to Trump, urging funding for opioid crisis
ABC NEWS Sue Kruczek, whose son overdosed on heroin, hopes to "warm" Trump's heart. 2 weeks
Bordeaux's 'magnificent' lost vintage pushes small growers to the edge
PHYS.ORG Surveying a nearly empty cellar, Frederic Nivelle of Bordeaux's prestigious Chateau Climens, reflects on what might have been an outstanding year for the sweet white Sauternes wine. 2 weeks
Researchers patent quick tests for cocaine
PHYS.ORG FIU students and their professor have patented a series of new tests that can quickly, accurately and cost-effectively confirm the presence of cocaine. 2 weeks
Shared molecular neuropathology across major psychiatric disorders parallels polygenic overlap
Science Magazine The predisposition to neuropsychiatric disease involves a complex, polygenic, and pleiotropic genetic architecture. However, little is known about how genetic variants impart brain dysfunction or pathology. We used... 2 weeks
Marketing of lower strength alcohol products may increase drinking
SCIENCE DAILY Wines and beers with lower alcohol content aren't being actively marketed as alternatives to regular strength alcohol products and thus may not be promoting healthier drinking habits in consumers, according... 2 weeks
QUT researchers identify drug that could reverse brain deficits caused by alcohol
NEWS MEDICAL Queensland University of Technology researchers have identified a drug that could potentially help our brains reboot and reverse the damaging impacts of heavy alcohol... 2 weeks
Could We Beat the Opioid Epidemic by Easing Pain with Marijuana?
LIVE SCIENCE Can marijuana's use for pain relief slow the opioid epidemic? 2 weeks
Drug shown to reverse brain deficits caused by alcohol
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have identified a drug that could potentially help our brains reboot and reverse the damaging impacts of heavy alcohol consumption on regeneration of brain cells. Their studies in adult... 2 weeks
Keep pot away from pets
PHYS.ORG If you suspect your pet has ingested marijuana, whether in the form of an "edible" or the plant itself, it's important to be upfront with your veterinarian about what has happened. 2 weeks
Symptoms of alcoholism affect prescription drug adherence to treat disease
NEWS MEDICAL Symptoms of alcoholism make it more difficult for some people to regularly take the prescription drug naltrexone, which could help treat their disease, a researcher at Oregon State University has... 2 weeks
FDA warning against Kratom strengthened
NEWS MEDICAL The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has amped up its warnings against popular herbal drug kratom. The new warning mentions the deadly risks associated with kratom including a case of a teenager who hanged himself under influence. 2 weeks
Many people consider alcohol to be more harmful than marijuana, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL As the national conversation about marijuana legalization continues, an important question is how changing marijuana policy may influence use of other substances, such as... 2 weeks
Does the Herbal Supplement Kratom Really Contain Opioids?
LIVE SCIENCE The herbal substance kratom contains compounds that can be considered opioids, the FDA said this week. 2 weeks
FDA's New Warning on Kratom: What Makes Something an Opioid?
LIVE SCIENCE The herbal substance kratom contains compounds that can be considered opioids, the FDA said this week. 2 weeks
Sessions: Administration is working to stop opioid crisis
ABC NEWS Attorney General Jeff Sessions is praising the response of President Donald Trump, federal agents and prosecutors to the nation's opioid crisis, which he acknowledged has hit Florida hard 2 weeks
Charges: Doctor used cocaine, let employee prescribe drugs
ABC NEWS A Pennsylvania doctor is accused of treating patients while high on cocaine and other drugs, and letting her office manager prescribe highly addictive opioids to patients she hadn't examined 2 weeks
Study questions link between medical marijuana and fewer opioid deaths
SCIENCE DAILY Several studies have shown an association between legalizing medical marijuana and lower death rates from opioids. A new study finds that link is more complex than previously described... 2 weeks
Study accurately estimates prevalence of FASD in the United States
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found a significant number of children across four regions in the United States were determined to have fetal... 2 weeks
Charges: Dr. did coke, let office manager prescribe opioids
ABC NEWS A Pennsylvania doctor is accused of treating patients while high on cocaine and other drugs, and letting her office manager prescribe highly addictive opioids to patients she hadn't examined 2 weeks
Symptoms of alcoholism make taking medication to treat the disease more difficult
SCIENCE DAILY Symptoms of alcoholism make it more difficult for some people to regularly take the prescription drug naltrexone, which could help treat their disease, a... 2 weeks
WATCH: Fetal alcohol syndrome in children up to 10 times more common than experts thought
ABC NEWS Perhaps as high as one in 10 children suffer from FASD, a new study suggests. 2 weeks
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