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US could back 1st pot-derived medicine
ABC NEWS Parents who have used cannabis to treat severe epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as the US government nears decision on drug made from marijuana plant 1 minute
Researchers develop new method to preserve fertility in boys with prepubertal cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Soroka University Medical Center researchers in Beer-Sheva, Israel are developing a cell culture system that for the first... 3 hours
Risky opioid prescriptions linked to higher chance of death
SCIENCE DAILY Most people who misuse opioids are first exposed to the drugs through prescriptions so improving prescribing is targeted as one way to help curb the nation's opioid abuse epidemic. A... 10 hours
How a moderate dose of alcohol protects the heart
SCIENCE DAILY Results suggest the effect is associated with activation of the enzyme ALDH2, which helps rid the organism of an aldehyde which is a toxic byproduct of alcohol digestion as much... 10 hours
Study shows how moderate consumption of alcohol can protect the heart
NEWS MEDICAL For at least 20 years, research has shown that for many people, moderate consumption of alcohol can protect the heart, but the reason for this is... 11 hours
After a bar opens, the Baka pygmies of Cameroon have fewer babies
Science Magazine Drinking cheap alcohol linked to drop in foragers’ fertility 11 hours
Study shows link between risky opioid prescriptions and increased odds of death
NEWS MEDICAL When patients are prescribed opioids in risky ways, their chance of dying increases and their odds of death go higher as the number of... 13 hours
Research finds addictions to be diseases of the brain, not criminal behavior or personality disorders
NEWS MEDICAL Alcohol dependence, and opiate, cocaine and other stimulant addictions, are all diseases of the brain that have behavioral... 16 hours
Psychologists can play important role in treating alcohol problems
NEWS MEDICAL Psychologists who are trained and experienced in treating alcohol problems can play an important role in treatment of both the affected individual as well as his or her family. 17 hours
Epileptic boy's case sparks UK review of medical pot laws
ABC NEWS British Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says Britain must quickly review its policies on medical marijuana use in light of the case of a 12-year-old boy whose mother says... 20 hours
Chronic use of opioids related to increased risk of fracture nonunion
NEWS MEDICAL Dr. Robert Zura, Professor and Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, was part of a research team reporting that not... 23 hours
Fields of dreams: Texas project seeks new corn strains for whiskey
REUTERS COLLEGE STATION, Texas (Reuters) - A master distiller and a crop scientist who specializes... 1 day
Last of the Jayer wine goes on sale in Geneva
PHYS.ORG The last batch of late legendary winemaker Henri Jayer's Burgundies—which include some of the world's most expensive wines—went on sale in Geneva Sunday expected to rake in up... 2 days
Mother of sick boy seeks legalization of medical marijuana
ABC NEWS The mother of an epileptic boy at the center of a debate over medical marijuana in the UK is calling for an urgent meeting with ministers to discuss liberalizing British... 2 days
Fields of dreams: Texas researchers seek to redefine U.S. whiskey
REUTERS COLLEGE STATION, Texas (Reuters) - A master distiller and a crop scientist who specializes in corn... 2 days
Study with implications for opioid crisis finds opioids raise risk of fracture nonunion
SCIENCE DAILY Not only may opioid use increase the risk of bone fractures, but opioids may also impair healing. The authors of a new... 2 days
Opioid overdose responsible for over 500,000 years of life lost in Ohio
SCIENCE DAILY More than 500,000 years of life expectancy were lost in Ohio during a seven-year period, according to a new study. 2 days
NIH pulls the plug on controversial alcohol trial
Science Magazine Director Francis Collins acting on report, ends $100 million study of moderate drinking 3 days
NIH ends alcohol study, citing funding, credibility problems
ABC NEWS The National Institutes of Health is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, citing ethical problems 3 days
Americans have been lighting up for more than 3000 years, ancient pipe reveals
Science Magazine Nicotine-laced pipe is the earliest evidence for tobacco smoking in North America 3 days
Credibility Concerns Lead NIH To End Study Of Alcohol's Health Effects
NPR Scientists and National Institutes of Health officials met with alcohol company executives and appeared to solicit money from them in violation of government policy. The NIH... 4 days
NIH to end industry-funded study of alcohol's benefits
ABC NEWS The National Institutes of Health is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, citing ethical problems 4 days
Portugal approves use of marijuana-based medicines
ABC NEWS Portugal's parliament has given final legislative approval for the use of marijuana-based medicines, which are already permitted in other European countries 4 days
Researchers study lanternfly's potential to harm grapevines
PHYS.ORG VIDEO The spotted lanternfly is starting to sour the grape and wine industries in southeastern Pennsylvania, and research underway in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences aims to spoil the invasive pest's party. 4 days
FDA clears 1st generic film strip of addiction drug Suboxone
ABC NEWS U.S. regulators approve 1st generic version of an under-the-tongue treatment for opioid addiction 4 days
US painkiller restriction linked to 'significant' increase in illicit online drug trading
SCIENCE DAILY The US Drug Enforcement Administration's decision to restrict prescription drugs containing hydrocodone (a popular opioid painkiller) was associated with a 'significant' increase in illicit... 5 days
No clear evidence that nicotine 'preloading' helps smokers to quit
SCIENCE DAILY There is insufficient evidence to show that using nicotine patches for four weeks before a quit attempt (known as 'preloading') improves long-term smoking abstinence, finds a new trial. 5 days
Magnetic treatment could help remove 'off-flavor' from wines
SCIENCE DAILY From vine to wine, grapes undergo a remarkable transformation. But sometimes this makeover results in vino that doesn't taste quite right. Scientists now report that they have found a way to use... 5 days
St. Louis to end prosecution of low-level marijuana crimes
ABC NEWS St. Louis prosecutors will no longer pursue charges for most low-level marijuana offenses, joining a few other cities in opting to redirect resources toward more serious crimes 5 days
Getting the world off dirty diesels
MIT Gasoline-alcohol engines for heavy-duty trucks could produce a meaningful improvement in global air quality. 5 days
Magnetic treatment could help remove 'off-flavor' from wines
PHYS.ORG From vine to wine, grapes undergo a remarkable transformation. But sometimes this makeover results in vino that doesn't taste quite right. In a study appearing in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food... 6 days
South Napa earthquake linked to summer groundwater dip
PHYS.ORG A summertime expansion in the Earth's crust caused by changes in groundwater may have triggered the magnitude-6.0 earthquake in California's wine country in 2014, according to a new study. 6 days
Researchers explore how postoperative patients can be protected from opioid addiction
NEWS MEDICAL Greater coordination is needed between surgeons and physicians about the prescription of pain-relieving opioid drugs following surgery to help identify patients who are at risk of... 6 days
How can patients be protected from post-surgery opioid addiction?
SCIENCE DAILY Greater coordination is needed between surgeons and physicians about the prescription of pain-relieving opioid drugs following surgery to help identify patients who are at risk of becoming opioid addicts. 6 days
Massachusetts sues opioid maker, executives over drug crisis
ABC NEWS Massachusetts is suing the maker of OxyContin over the deadly opioid crisis and is the first state to also target company executives 7 days
House aims at campaign-season bills battling opioid abuse
ABC NEWS The House is diving into a two-week vote-a-thon on dozens of bills aimed at opioids abuse 7 days
UH researcher addresses smoking among people with anxiety and depression
NEWS MEDICAL Of all the groups that try to quit smoking, it seems hardest for those who suffer from anxiety and depression. The health effects are jarring: People with mental... 1 week
7 mayors want pot removed from federal list of illegal drugs
ABC NEWS Mayors from seven U.S. cities where marijuana is legal have formed a coalition to advocate for reform of American cannabis laws and prepare other states and... 1 week
6 mayors want pot removed from federal list of illegal drugs
ABC NEWS Mayors from six U.S. cities where marijuana is legal have formed a coalition to advocate for reform of American cannabis laws and prepare other states and... 1 week
Mayors of 6 US cities push federal marijuana policy reform
ABC NEWS Mayors from six U.S. cities where marijuana is legal have formed a coalition to advocate for reform of American cannabis laws and prepare other states and the federal... 1 week
PNNL technology clears way for ethanol-derived jet fuel
PHYS.ORG VIDEO ASTM International recently revised ASTM D7566 Annex A5—the Standard Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons—to add ethanol as an approved feedstock for producing alcohol-to-jet synthetic paraffinic kerosene (ATJ-SPK). The revision... 1 week
Report: Downed power lines sparked deadly California fires
PHYS.ORG Power lines owned by San Francisco-based Pacific Gas & Electric Co. are to blame for a dozen wildfires in Northern California's wine country last fall, including two that killed 15 people combined,... 1 week
Trump signals support for states deciding if pot is legal
ABC NEWS President Donald Trump has signaled support for legislation that would shift decisions on legalizing marijuana to states, putting him in conflict with Attorney General Jeff Sessions 1 week
Trump signals support for legislation easing US ban on pot
ABC NEWS President Donald Trump says he's inclined to support a bipartisan effort in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana 1 week
NJ legislation would legalize marijuana, expand medical pot
ABC NEWS Recreational marijuana would be legalized and the medical cannabis program would be expanded under new legislation unveiled Friday in New Jersey 2 weeks
'Supersized alcopops' pose unique danger to youth
SCIENCE DAILY College students seriously underestimate the effects of drinking a new class of beverages being marketed across the country, according to a new study. 'Supersized alcopops' -- sweet, colorful and fizzy drinks that have been... 2 weeks
Reducing opioids not associated with lower patient satisfaction scores, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY A study of nearly 2,500 patients who used high doses of opioids for at least six months showed that reducing their opioid use did not lower... 2 weeks
Ex-smokers might be better off with high rather than low nicotine e-cigs
SCIENCE DAILY Vapers using low rather than high nicotine e-cigarettes may be using their devices more intensely, potentially increasing the risk of exposure to toxins in... 2 weeks
Novel molecular designs unlock therapeutic potential of nicotine receptors
PHYS.ORG Seven million people die each year from smoking related diseases, according to the World Health Organisation, with the annual death toll expected to rise to eight million by 2030. 2 weeks
People using low rather than high nicotine e-cigarettes may be vaping more intensely, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Vapers using low rather than high nicotine e-cigarettes may be using their devices more intensely, potentially increasing the... 2 weeks
Persistent substance use associated with higher risk of CKD progression and early death
NEWS MEDICAL In a study of patients with chronic kidney disease, persistent substance use-;especially of hard illicit drugs-;was linked with higher risks of CKD... 2 weeks
Sustained preoperative opioid use predicts continued use following surgical procedure
NEWS MEDICAL Patients who take prescription opioids for a longer period before spinal surgery are more likely to continue using opioids several months after surgery, reports a study in the... 2 weeks
Arkansas court hears case over medical marijuana permits
ABC NEWS An attorney for a company that unsuccessfully applied for a license to grow medical marijuana in Arkansas is calling the state's process for permitting such businesses "flawed and corrupt." 2 weeks
Research project aims to study opioid prescriptions after cesarean delivery and hysterectomy
NEWS MEDICAL Each year, approximately 1.8 million women will have a cesarean delivery or hysterectomy. While opioids are the mainstay treatment for acute pain after these... 2 weeks
Drone forensics gets a boost with new data on NIST website
PHYS.ORG Aerial drones might someday deliver online purchases to your home. But in some prisons, drone delivery is already a thing. Drones have been spotted flying drugs,... 2 weeks
Researchers develop model that predicts changes in BUP exposure during pregnancy
NEWS MEDICAL Buprenorphine (BUP) is approved for the treatment of opioid addiction. The current dosing regimen of BUP in pregnant women is based on recommendations designed for non-pregnant... 2 weeks
With the rise of legal weed, drug education moves from ‘don’t’ to ‘delay’
NEWS MEDICAL California legalized marijuana in 2016, and this past New Year’s Eve eager customers lined up in the darkness outside medical marijuana dispensaries... 2 weeks
Medical News Today: What are the best cannabis strains for chronic pain?
MNT Many different medications are available to treat chronic pain. One natural alternative treatment option is marijuana, or cannabis, which has a range of pain-relieving... 2 weeks
Prolonged stress can have adverse impact on sperm quality, study reveals
NEWS MEDICAL Prolonged stress, such as that experienced during military conflict, can have an adverse impact on sperm quality, according to a new study by researchers at Ben-Gurion... 2 weeks
Teetotallers take more sick days than drinkers
NEWS MEDICAL According to a new study from the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, people who do not drink alcohol are just as likely to miss work due to sickness as heavy drinkers. The study results... 2 weeks
Opioid use may affect treatment for alcohol dependence
SCIENCE DAILY New research indicates that opioid misuse and the use of cannabis and other drugs may compromise the effectiveness of treatments for alcohol use disorder. 2 weeks
Study examines sickness absence from work among abstainers, low-risk drinkers and at-risk drinkers
SCIENCE DAILY In a recent study, people who reported not drinking any alcohol over several years were absent from work due to illness more... 2 weeks
Study finds higher risk of sickness absence from work among abstainers than low-risk drinkers
NEWS MEDICAL In a recent study, people who reported not drinking any alcohol over several years were absent from work due to... 2 weeks
FDA warns nine online networks to stop illegal marketing of unapproved opioids
NEWS MEDICAL The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced that it has warned nine online networks, operating a total of 53 websites, that they must... 2 weeks
Opioid misuse may compromise effectiveness of treatments for alcohol use disorder
NEWS MEDICAL New research indicates that opioid misuse and the use of cannabis and other drugs may compromise the effectiveness of treatments for alcohol use disorder. 2 weeks
Medical News Today: Alcohol may prime the brain for Alzheimer's, but how?
MNT Heavy drinking is a risk factor for the development of Alzheimer's. New research now reveals how alcohol may endanger the brain by impairing its... 2 weeks
Alcohol may prime the brain for Alzheimer's, but how?
MNT Heavy drinking is a risk factor for the development of Alzheimer's. New research now reveals how alcohol may endanger the brain by impairing its defenses. 2 weeks
It's all in your head: Brain protein targeted for alcoholism cure
SCIENCE DAILY A chemist is reporting a cure for alcoholism could be found in a protein inside the brain that plays a big role in developing tolerance to... 2 weeks
Redaction of substance abuse data could result in long-term implications
NEWS MEDICAL Due to a change in federal regulation, from 2013-2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services redacted any health care encounter that included a diagnosis or procedure code... 2 weeks
New study shows how alcohol contributes to development of Alzheimer's disease
NEWS MEDICAL Research from the University of Illinois at Chicago has found that some of the genes affected by alcohol and inflammation are also implicated in processes that... 2 weeks
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