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What's the secret behind the world's stickiest brands?  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Researchers from Newcastle University London, Fordham University, and University of Minho published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that examines how some brands create "sticky" customer journeys that keep customers... more
Study finds large racial/ethnic differences in use of medication for OUD during pregnancy  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
Black non-Hispanic and Hispanic women with opioid use disorder are significantly less likely to receive or to consistently use any medication to... more
Adverse effects of electronic cigarettes on the disease-naive oral microbiome  Science Magazine · 10 hours
Six percent of Americans, including 3 million high schoolers, use e-cigarettes, which contain potentially toxic substances, volatile organic compounds, and metals. We present the first human study on... more
Majority of people in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside use cannabis for therapeutic reasons  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Most people at high risk of overdose in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside who use cannabis do so for pain relief and other therapeutic reasons--and they... more
Study shows high prevalence of vaping in U.S. schools  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Vaping is most heavily concentrated in U.S. schools with a higher proportion of white students, schools in the South and West, and schools where more students smoke cigarettes, a new... more
A minimally invasive approach to managing pain without opioids  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin (UW) are adopting a minimally invasive, safer approach to electrically treating pain directly at the source as part of the NIH Helping to End... more
Smoking increases ACE2 protein in the lungs which may promote COVID-19 infection  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Previous data from COVID-19 patients suggests that cigarette smokers are more likely to have health complications. more
Cigarette smoke spurs the lungs to make more SARS-CoV-2 receptors  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
New research from CSHL scientists suggests that cigarette smoke spurs the lungs to make more ACE2 (angiotensin-converting enzyme 2), the protein that the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19 grabs... more
Medicaid providers at the end of the line for federal COVID funding  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Casa de Salud, a nonprofit clinic in Albuquerque, New Mexico, provides primary medical care, opioid addiction services and non-Western therapies, including acupuncture and reiki,... more
Tobacco companies exploit UK’s menthol cigarette ban  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Menthol cigarettes will be removed from shelves in the UK this Wednesday (20 May 2020), yet new research has found that tobacco companies failed to use the four-year phasing-in period (from 2016) to prepare... more
Tobacco Control Research Group tracks menthol market cigarette share  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Menthol cigarettes will be removed from shelves in the UK this Wednesday (20 May 2020), yet new research has found that tobacco companies failed to use the four-year phasing-in period... more
Study examines the longer-term impact of playing video games  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
For most adolescents, playing video games is an enjoyable and often social form of entertainment. While playing video games is a fun pastime, there is a growing concern that spending... more
Is video game addiction real?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A recent six-year study, the longest study ever done on video game addiction, found that about 90% of gamers do not play in a way that is harmful or causes negative long-term consequences. A significant minority, though, can... more
Transcranial direct current stimulation is a safe treatment  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Transcranial direct current stimulation, tDCS, is a promising treatment for conditions such as depression and addictive disorders. New evidence on the safety of transcranial direct current stimulation was recently offered by a... more
Transcranial direct current stimulation does not affect metabolism, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Transcranial direct current stimulation, tDCS, is a promising treatment for conditions such as depression and addictive disorders. more
ED clinicians do not show readiness to offer opioid use disorder therapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study by Yale researchers looking at nearly 400 clinicians at four urban academic emergency departments found that, despite scientific evidence supporting the... more
Study: Scant proportion of hospitalized patients with opioid use disorder receive treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Despite a national opioid-related overdose epidemic that continues to claim tens of thousands of lives annually, a new nationwide study shows that a scant... more
Certain factors are linked to frequent use of e-cigarettes among adolescents  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
In a study of adolescents who have used e-cigarettes in the past month, certain factors were associated with frequent use. more
Science News » Emergency Drug Overdose Visits Associated with Increased Risk for Later Suicide  NIMH · 3 weeks
A new data analysis has found patients who visited the emergency department for an opioid or sedative/hypnotic drug overdose were... more
San Francisco gets alcohol, tobacco for addicts in hotels  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
San Francisco is using private donations to deliver alcohol, tobacco and medical marijuana for a few dozen people dealing with addiction as they isolate or quarantine in city-leased hotel rooms... more
Study exposes the unique challenges involved in kinship care  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Today, more than 2.5 million U.S. grandparents are raising their grandchildren due to the opioid crisis and other social issues more
Study: Financial incentive can dramatically increase physicians’ training in opioid treatment medication  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new study shows that a financial incentive can dramatically increase the number of emergency department physicians trained to prescribe a potentially life-saving medication... more
Grandfamilies: New study uncovers common themes and challenges in kinship care  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The opioid crisis and other social issues have left millions of US grandparents raising their grandchildren. A new study offers a framework to help social workers... more
New device fixed to e-cigarettes can unobtrusively monitor inhalations  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new device that attaches to e-cigarettes can unobtrusively monitor inhalations - yielding important information for research about when and where people vape, how deeply they inhale and how much... more
Oklahoma AG refiles opioid litigation in rural county  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Oklahoma's attorney general is refiling litigation against three opioid distributors in one of state's counties hit hardest by the opioid epidemic more
2 more Ohio counties to be subject of another opioid trial  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Two Ohio counties have been named as plaintiffs in a test trial over whether pharmacies should be held liable for the U.S. opioid crisis more
Study: Maternal smoking increases risk of adult-onset asthma  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Exposure to cigarette smoke is known to increase the risk of asthma in childhood, but research findings on its later effects are scarce. more
Fear of coronavirus propels some smokers to quit  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
In 40 years of smoking, Katie Kennedy has tried four times to quit but always went back to cigarettes. Today, she is summoning a new mental image when a craving comes on:... more
Changes to gut microbiome could improve cancer outcomes for smokers  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Changes to the gut microbiome interacted with the immune system to slow the growth of cancer in mice exposed to cigarette smoke, according to research that was selected... more
Study: E-cigarettes damage vascular function much like traditional cigarettes  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Using e-cigarettes damages the arteries and blood vessel function much like smoking traditional cigarettes, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an open... more
French scientists suggest nicotinic agonists could treat COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Contrary to the warnings issued by health agencies worldwide against cigarette smoking amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), a new paper suggests the possibility that nicotine, a component of tobacco, could prevent coronavirus... more
Pharmacy-level barriers limit treatment for opioid use disorder in Appalachian Kentucky  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new study led by University of Kentucky researcher April Young and Emory University researcher Hannah Cooper shows that a number of pharmacies in the Appalachian... more
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