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A new index for the diagnosis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
SCIENCE DAILY Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease has become a global epidemic. There is not only a great interest worldwide to understand the causes and consequences of fatty liver... 4 hours
Think binge drinking is safer for your liver than regular heavy drinking? Think again
SCIENCE DAILY Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) occurs on a spectrum of severity. The majority of people who drink excessively develop a fatty... 2 days
Medical News Today: Can Marijuana Help Treat Fibromyalgia?
MNT Many people use marijuana as for pain relief, so might it be used as treatment for fibromyalgia? Learn about what research has to say about the drug. 3 days
SCS therapy can be key to reducing use of opioids in patients battling chronic pain, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL New research has found spinal cord stimulation (SCS) therapy can be key to reducing... 3 days
Cleveland submits new police crisis intervention policy
PHYS.ORG City police officers with specialized training will be able to refer anyone having a mental health or substance abuse crisis to a hospital or treatment facility rather than arrest them for minor crimes, according... 3 days
Heavy alcohol use in adolescence alters brain electrical activity
MNT Long-term heavy use of alcohol in adolescence alters cortical excitability and functional connectivity in the brain, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio... 3 days
Study examines differences in liver damage between binge drinkers and heavy drinkers
NEWS MEDICAL Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) occurs on a spectrum of severity. The majority of people who drink excessively develop a fatty liver, which though often... 4 days
[Nanomaterials] Alcohols remove lithium to make nanowires
Science Magazine Many existing routes for making metal and metal oxide nanowires are complex, require harsh solvents, or are not easily scaled up. Lei et al. developed an extraction process – [Read More] 4 days
[This Week in Science] Alcohols remove lithium to make nanowires
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Experts slash opioid use while improving pain scores, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY A study of more than 100,000 surgical cases found patients’ pain scores improved even as doctors gave fewer opioids. As health officials across the U.S. look for ways... 4 days
Heavy alcohol use in adolescence alters brain electrical activity
SCIENCE DAILY Long-term heavy use of alcohol in adolescence alters cortical excitability and functional connectivity in the brain, according to a new study. These alterations were observed in physically and mentally healthy... 5 days
Colorado medical students express support for legal use of marijuana
NEWS MEDICAL In the first study of its kind, University of Colorado School of Medicine students expressed support for the legal use of marijuana, including for physical and mental health... 5 days
Heavy adolescent drinking alters cortical excitability and functional connectivity in the brain
NEWS MEDICAL Long-term heavy use of alcohol in adolescence alters cortical excitability and functional connectivity in the brain, according to a new study from the University... 5 days
More people with mental illness, substance use disorders have insurance coverage, research suggests
NEWS MEDICAL Significantly more people with mental illness and substance use disorders had insurance coverage in 2014 due to the expansion of health insurance... 6 days
Study provides insights into CPEB4 gene and fatty liver disease
NEWS MEDICAL This condition generally leads to chronic inflammation (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis), which can trigger fibrosis, cirrhosis and ultimately liver cancer. This study on the basic biology of the liver paves... 6 days
Opioids produce analgesia via immune cells
SCIENCE DAILY Opioids are the most powerful painkillers. Researchers have now found that the analgesic effects of opioids are not exclusively mediated by opioid receptors in the brain, but can also be mediated via the activation of receptors... 6 days
Analgesic effects of opioids can be mediated via immune cells
NEWS MEDICAL Opioids are the most powerful painkillers. Researchers at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have now found that the analgesic effects of opioids are not exclusively mediated by opioid... 6 days
More with mental illness, substance use disorders have health insurance
SCIENCE DAILY Significantly more people with mental illness and substance use disorders had insurance coverage in 2014 due to the expansion of health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA),... 6 days
Can Marijuana Treat MS Symptoms?
LIVE SCIENCE Many anecdotal reports suggest cannabis can help alleviate MS symptoms, but research with cannabis is difficult to carry out. 6 days
New study refutes how fruit flies developed their tolerance for alcohol
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have conducted experiments investigating whether a molecular change in an enzyme gave the Drosophila melanogaster fruit fly species its superior ability to metabolize alcohol. 1 week
Researchers derive valuable chiral amino-alcohol structures from CO2
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) in Tarragona have developed a method that transforms cyclic carbonates that can be easily obtained from CO2 into more valuable, chiral molecules... 1 week
Older, fitter adults experience greater brain activity while learning
SCIENCE DAILY Older adults who experience good cardiac fitness may be also keeping their brains in good shape as well. In what is believed to be the first study of its kind,... 1 week
The global toll of fetal alcohol syndrome
SCIENCE DAILY Worldwide, an estimated 119,000 children are born with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) each year, a new study shows. The study provides the first-ever estimates of the proportion of women who drink during pregnancy, as... 1 week
Why More Americans in Their 50s and 60s Are Smoking Pot
LIVE SCIENCE Older Americans are among the fastest growing groups of pot users, and now researchers are trying to figure out why. 1 week
Medical News Today: Can Marijuana Help Treat ADHD?
MNT Learn if marijuana affects ADHD and if medical marijuana is available as a treatment. What are the risks, and can marijuana treat children with ADHD? 1 week
New research defines impact of cannabis on health
NEWS MEDICAL A report published this week consolidated all evidence published since 1999 regarding the therapeutic benefits and health risks associated with cannabis and cannabis-derived products, such as marijuana. 1 week
Marijuana's Health Effects? Top Scientists Weigh In
NPR The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine sorted through 10,000 studies to determine the good and bad health effects of marijuana. Tight drug restrictions impede research, they say. 2 weeks
Reducing cocaine use can potentially reverse coronary atherosclerosis
NEWS MEDICAL People who use cocaine regularly are at high risk of coronary artery disease. A study in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, reports... 2 weeks
Decreasing cocaine use leads to regression of coronary artery disease
SCIENCE DAILY People who use cocaine regularly are at high risk of coronary artery disease. A study now reports that stopping or reducing cocaine use can potentially reverse the process... 2 weeks
Promise and perils of marijuana deserve more scientific scrutiny
SCIENCE-NEWS Report outlines medical potential and health dangers of cannabis and its components. 2 weeks
Researchers develop new method to detect cannabinoids in breast milk
NEWS MEDICAL With the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana spreading across the country, the drug's use is reportedly increasing among pregnant women. 2 weeks
Epigenetic modification may be cause of adult throat cancers linked to alcohol, tobacco use
NEWS MEDICAL A team of researchers at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre has found an epigenetic modification that... 2 weeks
Researchers explore cause for increasing use of cannabis among older Americans
NEWS MEDICAL The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has reported that cannabis use by persons over age 50 has outpaced recent growth observed across all... 2 weeks
Pain promoter also acts as pain reliever
SCIENCE-NEWS A pain-sensing protein also regulates activity of pain-relieving opioids. 2 weeks
Testing breast milk for cannabinoids
SCIENCE DAILY With the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana spreading across the country, the drug's use is reportedly increasing among pregnant women. It stands to reason that many of these women will continue to use marijuana after they give... 2 weeks
Legal or not, marijuana can increase the risk of developing alcohol use disorders
SCIENCE DAILY Alcohol use disorders (AUDs) develop with time and in stages. Following the initiation of drinking, some people progress to problem drinking, and... 2 weeks
Testing breast milk for cannabinoids
PHYS.ORG With the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana spreading across the country, the drug's use is reportedly increasing among pregnant women. It stands to reason that many of these women will continue to use marijuana after they give... 2 weeks
Surprise advance in the treatment of adult cancers
SCIENCE DAILY An epigenetic modification that might be the cause of 15% of adult cancers of the throat linked to alcohol and tobacco use was identified. This discovery was unexpected since it seemed highly... 2 weeks
Hormonal fluctuations make women more sensitive to addictive properties of cocaine, study reveals
NEWS MEDICAL Hormonal fluctuations women undergo make them particularly sensitive, compared to men, to the addictive properties of cocaine, according to a study conducted... 2 weeks
Risky opioid prescribing rates drop after new VA initiative, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Fewer veterans received prescriptions for risky dosages of opioid painkillers after a national initiative took aim at reducing high doses and potentially dangerous drug combinations, a... 2 weeks
Researchers reveal connection between female estrogen cycle, addictive potential of cocaine
SCIENCE DAILY A new study shows how high estrogen release during the estrus cycle increases the pleasure felt via the brain’s reward pathway. 2 weeks
Current controls on alcohol marketing are not protecting youth, warn public health experts
SCIENCE DAILY Youth around the world are exposed to extensive alcohol marketing, experts warn, adding that current controls on that marketing appear ineffective in... 2 weeks
New review finds link between exposure to alcohol marketing and youth drinking behavior
NEWS MEDICAL A new analysis of 12 long-term studies published since 2008 from across the globe finds that young people under the legal drinking... 2 weeks
Scientists find clues to why binge-drinking causes binge-eating
REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have found that the brain cells in mice that stimulate the urge to eat can be... 2 weeks
Alcohol prevents ability to extinguish fearful memories in mice
SCIENCE DAILY If the goal is to ease or extinguish fearful emotional memories like those associated with post-traumatic stress disorder, alcohol may make things worse, not better, experiments in mice suggest that.... 2 weeks
Cocaine addicts make riskier decisions than healthy people after losing potential reward
NEWS MEDICAL People addicted to cocaine make riskier decisions than healthy people after losing a potential reward, according to a study published in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive... 2 weeks
American effort reduced risky opioid prescriptions for veterans, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY Fewer veterans received prescriptions for risky dosages of opioid painkillers after a national initiative took aim at reducing high doses and potentially dangerous drug combinations, a new study... 2 weeks
Alcohol strengthens emotional memories linked to fearful experiences, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL Experiments in mice by researchers at Johns Hopkins suggest that if the goal is to ease or extinguish fearful emotional memories like those associated with post-traumatic stress disorder,... 2 weeks
Cocaine users make riskier decisions after losing a gamble
SCIENCE DAILY People addicted to cocaine make riskier decisions than healthy people after losing a potential reward, according to a study. In the study, researchers show that this heightened sensitivity to loss... 2 weeks
Medical News Today: Breathing Exercises for People with COPD
MNT COPD has no cure but it can be alleviated. Learn about what activities and types of breathing can aid people with COPD and how pulmonary rehab may help. 2 weeks
Spanish scientists create a 3-D bioprinter to print human skin
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Researchers still insisting that people in the U.S. will eat bugs for protein
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Scientists collaborate to reduce number of animals needed for breast cancer research
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Heart-hugging robot does the twist (and squeeze)
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Project focuses on reducing pathogen threat in low-flow water systems
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Could pathogen infection really lead to Alzheimer’s?
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VisionCare receives FDA approval to begin clinical study of telescope implant in post-cataract patients
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DNA duplicator small enough to hold in your hand
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For viral predators of bacteria, sensitivity can be contagious
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Ancient Toy Inspires Low-Cost Medical Diagnostic Tool
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This 20-cent paper pinwheel could transform medicine in the developing world
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Study recommends changes to postdoctoral science positions
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Video: The legal battle over CRISPR
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