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Medical pot bill in S. Carolina bolstered by conservatives
ABC NEWS Efforts to let patients legally access pot are slowly taking root in the South, two decades after California became the first state to legalize medical marijuana 15 hours
Colorado weighs strategy for guarding against pot crackdown
ABC NEWS Colorado is considering an unusual strategy to protect its nascent marijuana industry from a federal crackdown 2 days
Researchers find lower academic performance among children prenatally exposed to alcohol
NEWS MEDICAL Despite greater awareness of the dangers of prenatal exposure to alcohol, the rates of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders remain alarmingly high. 2 days
Study finds upward trends in drinking among older adults, particularly women
NEWS MEDICAL Most older Americans drink alcohol. Given that this segment of the population is projected to almost double by 2050, reaching 112 million, in the future, there... 2 days
Medical News Today: How do alcohol and caffeine affect A-fib?
MNT Learn how caffeine and alcohol may affect the heart and if they are triggers for A-fib. Is it safe to consume alcohol and caffeine with A-fib? 2 days
Medical News Today: Hangover memories more likely with a family history of drinking problems
MNT Researchers have found that people with a family history of alcoholism are more likely to have lucid memories of hangover... 2 days
Hangover memories more likely with a family history of drinking problems
MNT Researchers have found that people with a family history of alcoholism are more likely to have lucid memories of hangover symptoms. 2 days
An increasing proportion of women who are 60 years of age and older are drinking
SCIENCE DAILY Most older Americans drink alcohol. Given that this segment of the population is projected to almost double by... 2 days
Vegas doctor, 93, convicted in opioid pill mill conspiracy
ABC NEWS A 93-year-old Las Vegas doctor has been convicted of illegally writing prescriptions for oxycodone and other painkillers that ended up in the hands of drug addicts and dealers 2 days
Moderate drinking linked to lower risk of some -- but not all -- heart conditions
SCIENCE DAILY Moderate drinking is associated with a lower risk of several, but not all, cardiovascular diseases, finds a large... 2 days
British WWI Stash Uncovered: Hundreds of Liquor Bottles
LIVE SCIENCE Hundreds of World War I-era liquor bottles have been uncovered at a buried British barracks in Israel. A glass expert says the bottles once held wine, beer and soda. 3 days
A robust, two-ion quantum logic gate that operates in a microsecond is designed
PHYS.ORG The theory group led by Gonzalo Muga of the UPV/EHU's Department of Physical Chemistry has teamed up with the experimental group of... 3 days
Boosting natural brain opioids may be a better way to treat anxiety: Research
MNT Published in Nature Communications by University of Sydney scholars, the findings suggest medications that boost the effect of natural brain opioids might... 3 days
Alcohol & Heart Health: New Study Untangles the Effects
LIVE SCIENCE When it comes to alcohol and heart health, the back and forth between findings can leave you feeling dizzy. 3 days
Medications that increase effect of natural brain opioids may be better way to reduce anxiety
NEWS MEDICAL Published in Nature Communications by University of Sydney scholars, the findings suggest medications that boost the effect of... 3 days
physicist develops drip free wine bottle Physicist develops drip-free wine bottle
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Drips are the bane of every wine drinker's existence. He or she uncorks a bottle of wine, tips it toward the glass, and a drop, or even a stream, runs down the side of the bottle. Sure, you... 4 days
The Forces Driving Middle-Aged White People's 'Deaths Of Despair'
NPR Middle-aged white people without college degrees are increasingly likely to die of suicide, or drug and alcohol abuse. The lack of a pathway to solid jobs is one reason why,... 4 days
Obama health law's 'essential benefits' may be in jeopardy
ABC NEWS Scrambling to nail down votes for the House health care bill, Republicans are considering ways to ease federal requirements that insurers cover such basic services as prescription drugs, maternity care,... 4 days
Some of the youngest opioid victims are curious toddlers
ABC NEWS Some of the youngest victims of the nation's opioid epidemic are children under age 5 who die after swallowing opioids 4 days
Harmful Cocktail: Alcohol Plus Energy Drinks May Raise Injury Risk
LIVE SCIENCE People who mix alcohol with energy drinks may be at a greater risk of getting hurt while they are intoxicated than those who drink alcohol by itself. 4 days
Toilet to Tap: Brewery Creates Beer from Recycled Wastewater
LIVE SCIENCE The brewery's "Full Circle" ale is made from recycled wastewater. 4 days
Consumption of 'cannibal drug' in adolescence has prejudicial effects on adulthood
SCIENCE DAILY Consumption of the synthetic drug MDPV – a powerful psychostimulant known as ‘cannibal drug’- in adolescence, can increase vulnerability of cocaine addiction during adulthood, according to... 4 days
'Cannibal drug' consumption in adolescence can increase vulnerability to cocaine use during adulthood
NEWS MEDICAL Consumption of the synthetic drug MDPV -a powerful psychostimulant known as 'cannibal drug'- in adolescence, can increase vulnerability of cocaine addiction during adulthood, according to a... 4 days
Study to assess effectiveness of two OTC medications for treating alcoholism in bipolar patients
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have long wondered if medications could treat alcohol abuse. Ihsan Salloum, M.D., chief of the Division of Alcohol and... 5 days
Study examines drinking behaviors, alcohol-related consequences among transgender college students
NEWS MEDICAL Although college can be demanding for young adults, it may be particularly so for transgender students struggling with identity-formation and other emotional, social, and developmental challenges 5 days
Marijuana Chemical Could Help Fight Anxiety
LIVE SCIENCE Cannabidiol could be used in addition to talk therapy to treat anxiety disorders, researchers say, although more study of the compound is needed. 5 days
Thousands of US Kids Take Opioid Drugs Accidentally Each Year
LIVE SCIENCE Thousands of U.S. children ingest opioid drugs each year on accident, a new study found. 5 days
Energy drinks mask alcohol's effects, increase injury risk
SCIENCE DAILY People who mix highly caffeinated energy drinks with their alcoholic beverages may be at increased risk for injury, according to a new review. 5 days
Croc horror: Love lost after Aussie teen reptile stunt
PHYS.ORG A British backpacker who inspired a drunk Australian teenager to swim in crocodile-infested waters, narrowly avoiding death, said Tuesday she was not impressed by the fraught romantic gesture. 6 days
People with family history of alcoholism more likely to hold onto painful memory of hangovers
NEWS MEDICAL People with a family history of alcoholism are already known to be at a greater risk of developing... 6 days
Backers of legal pot urge panel to hold off on changing law
ABC NEWS Backers of legalized recreational marijuana are urging Massachusetts legislators to hold off on any major changes to the voter-approved law 6 days
Research reveals how family history can affect your memory of hangovers
SCIENCE DAILY People with a family history of alcoholism are already known to be at a greater risk of developing a drinking problem, but new research has found... 6 days
Panel urged by legal pot backers to hold off on changing law
ABC NEWS Backers of legalized recreational marijuana are urging Massachusetts legislators to hold off on any major changes to the voter-approved law 6 days
Poison centers receive 32 calls a day about kids exposed to prescription opioids
SCIENCE DAILY A new study found that there were more than 188,000 calls to US Poison Control Centers for pediatric exposure to opioids from... 7 days
Poison control centers receive one call every 45 minutes about pediatric exposure to opioids
NEWS MEDICAL A new study published online today by Pediatrics and conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the... 7 days
Most Teens Who Abuse Opioids 1st Got Them from a Doctor
LIVE SCIENCE American teens who abuse opioid drugs typically first received the drugs from a doctor, a new study finds. 7 days
Massachusetts panel opens hearings on recreational pot law
ABC NEWS Massachusetts lawmakers are vowing to respect the will of the voters, but aren't ruling out changes to the state's recreational marijuana law 1 week
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Physicist develops drip-free wine bottle
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