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NEWS MEDICAL Summer is here and with it comes the potential for fun, frolics and a little more alcohol than usual. Whether it’s festival beers, holiday cocktails or a few too many Pimms’ at the family... 4 hours
Labor-short Japan more at home with automation than US
PHYS.ORG Thousands upon thousands of cans are filled with beer, capped and washed, wrapped into six-packs, and boxed at dizzying speeds—1,500 a minute, to be exact—on humming conveyor belts that zip... 6 hours
South Carolina sues drug manufacturer over opioid crisis
ABC NEWS South Carolina is the latest state to accuse a drug manufacturer of exacerbating its opioid drug crisis by using deceptive marketing 19 hours
Marijuana use amongst youth stable, but substance abuse admissions up
SCIENCE DAILY While marijuana use amongst youth remains stable, youth admission to substance abuse treatment facilities has increased. 20 hours
Lawsuit accuses drug manufacturer of worsening opioid crisis
ABC NEWS South Carolina is the latest state to accuse a drug manufacturer of exacerbating its opioid drug crisis by using deceptive marketing 22 hours
Chinese teen internet addict dies after rehab
PHYS.ORG A Chinese teen has died after spending less than 48 hours at a centre that treats internet addicts, shining a spotlight on the controversial facilities that seek to unlatch people from their screens. 1 day
Medical News Today: 'Delicate balance' between alcohol's protective and harmful effects
MNT Heavy drinking can increase the risk of all-cause death, but moderate alcohol consumption could have 'protective health effects,' study suggests. 1 day
Large study looks at beneficial and detrimental effects of alcohol consumption
NEWS MEDICAL According to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, light to moderate consumption of alcohol can actually reduce the risk of... 1 day
Physicians trained at lowest-ranked medical schools write more opioid prescriptions, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Physicians trained at the United States' lowest-ranked medical schools write more opioid prescriptions than physicians trained at the highest-ranked schools, according to a study... 2 days
High use of electronic cigarettes seen in 8th-9th graders in Oregon
SCIENCE DAILY The study showed that adolescents are using e-cigarettes at high rates, and many are using e-cigarettes before trying regular cigarettes or chewing tobacco. In addition, e-cigarette... 2 days
Doctors trained at lowest-ranked medical schools prescribe more opioids
SCIENCE DAILY Physicians trained at the United States' lowest-ranked medical schools write more opioid prescriptions than physicians trained at the highest-ranked schools, according to a study. The study suggests that better training... 2 days
Traumatic brain injuries in kids could be risk-factor for alcohol abuse in later life
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Ohio State University have surveyed previous studies to investigate the relationship between traumatic brain injuries and alcohol abuse. 2 days
Brain injury in kids might lead to alcohol abuse
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have surveyed previous studies to investigate the relationship between traumatic brain injuries and alcohol abuse. They found evidence that traumatic brain injuries in children and adolescents could be a... 2 days
Why expensive wine appears to taste better: It's the price tag
SCIENCE DAILY Price labels influence our liking of wine: The same wine tastes better to participants when it is labeled with a higher price tag. Scientists have discovered... 2 days
Police try out new database for documenting opioid overdoses
ABC NEWS Police in Massachusetts are testing a new database documenting opioid overdoses they hope will help departments share information in real time and get people into treatment 2 days
Why expensive wine appears to taste better
PHYS.ORG Price labels influence our liking of wine: The same wine tastes better to participants when it is labeled with a higher price tag. Scientists from the INSEAD Business School and the University of Bonn... 2 days
Researchers reveal stark increase in opioid-related ICU admissions and deaths
NEWS MEDICAL Since 2009, hospital intensive care units have witnessed a stark increase in opioid-related admissions and deaths, according to new study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's Center... 2 days
Energy drinks among youth paving way for cocaine addictions later finds new study
NEWS MEDICAL It has been found that one third of college going American students eventually end up becoming cocaine addicts or have abuse problems... 2 days
Goldfish survive lack of oxygen for months by converting their carbs to alcohol
NEWS MEDICAL A new study has shown that goldfish and similar crucian carps can live up to five months in icy lakes with extremely... 2 days
On the darknet, drug buyers aren't looking for bargains
PHYS.ORG When drug users go online for the first time to buy opioids, they aren't looking for the widest selection or the best prices for their illicit purchases, a new study... 4 days
Opioid Crisis Is a 'National Emergency': What Happens Now?
LIVE SCIENCE President Donald Trump has declared the opioid epidemic a "national emergency," but could this declaration really help address the crisis? 5 days
Beyoncé Backlash: Is Drinking While Breast-Feeding OK?
LIVE SCIENCE Can Beyoncé ever catch a break? A photo showing the mom to twins Sir and Rumi Carter drinking alcohol has prompted backlash. 5 days
How goldfish make alcohol to survive without oxygen
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have uncovered the secret behind a goldfish's remarkable ability to produce alcohol as a way of surviving harsh winters beneath frozen lakes. 5 days
A long and winding road: Kicking heroin in an opioid ‘treatment desert’
NEWS MEDICAL Heather Menzel squirmed in her seat, unable to sleep on the Greyhound bus as it rolled through the early morning darkness toward Bakersfield, in... 5 days
Scientists reveal how goldfish make alcohol to survive without oxygen
PHYS.ORG Scientists at the Universities of Oslo and Liverpool have uncovered the secret behind a goldfish's remarkable ability to produce alcohol as a way of surviving harsh winters beneath... 5 days
Opioid crisis results in increased admissions to hospital ICUs and deaths
NEWS MEDICAL The opioid crisis in the United States is resulting in increased admissions to hospital intensive care units and in increased numbers of ICU deaths from opioid overdoses, according... 5 days
Reduced sensitivity to alcohol appears to protect women against risk of regretted sex
NEWS MEDICAL Heavy drinking can have a number of negative consequences, including sex that is later regretted. Low sensitivity (LS) to alcohol's effects –... 5 days
Alcohol use on the rise in U.S.
NEWS MEDICAL In the latest issue of the journal JAMA Psychiatry Bridget F. Grant and colleagues have reported that alcohol use is rising at an alarming rate in the United States. Both the health and cost... 5 days
Trump to declare opioid crisis a 'national emergency'
ABC NEWS Trump says he will officially declare the opioid crisis a "national emergency" 6 days
People with opioid use disorder 50% more likely to get treatment after implementation of ACA
NEWS MEDICAL Once the Affordable Care Act was fully implemented in 2014, people who struggled with misusing opioids were 50... 6 days
Medical News Today: Best apps to stop drinking alcohol
MNT Do you need help to quit drinking alcohol or reduce your intake? We have found the best stop drinking apps to put you on the path to success. 6 days
Medical News Today: Energy drinks: A gateway to drug use?
MNT Researchers found that young adults who regularly consume energy drinks are at a higher risk of using stimulant drugs and drinking too much alcohol. 6 days
Microwave technology improves the properties of grape-derived products
PHYS.ORG The WINESENSE project has successfully developed a novel extraction process for grape marc, resulting in higher polyphenol content. The consortium is already working on products for the cosmetics industry. 6 days
A wheeled robot to monitor grape growth
PHYS.ORG Just like great wine needs time, great grapes require continuous attention and reliable assessment tools. Noting the absence of a convincing alternative to manual sampling and analysis, an EU consortium has developed VineRobot, an... 6 days
Marijuana's Popularity Among US Adults Continues to Grow. Here's Why
LIVE SCIENCE Marijuana's popularity among American adults is on the rise — and use of the recreational drug is expected to continue to increase, according to several surveys. 6 days
Pharmaceutical companies may have strong hold on how doctors prescribe opioids, study suggests
NEWS MEDICAL One in twelve physicians - and nearly one in five family medicine physicians - accepted payments from pharmaceutical companies related to opioids, according to... 6 days
Marijuana use linked with risk of death from hypertension, study says
NEWS MEDICAL New research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology yesterday states that the use of marijuana is linked with a three-fold risk of death due... 6 days
For bacteria that cheat, food is at the forefront
PHYS.ORG If you've got plenty of burgers and beers on hand and your own stomach is full, an uninvited guest at your neighborhood barbecue won't put much strain on you. 6 days
Compound derived from marijuana interacts with antiepileptic drugs
MNT New research published in Epilepsia, a journal of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), suggests that an investigational neurological treatment derived from cannabis may alter the blood... 6 days
Mom accused of lying about being doctor, faking son's cancer
ABC NEWS An Ohio woman has been accused of pretending to be a doctor and falsely claiming her preschool-age son had terminal cancer so he could receive unnecessary hospital care... 7 days
Newly discovered pathway for pain processing could lead to new treatments
SCIENCE DAILY The discovery of a new biological pathway involved in pain processing offers hope of using existing cancer drugs to replace the use of opioids in chronic... 7 days
More U.S. adults are drinking, and more heavily
SCIENCE-NEWS Heavy drinking and alcohol use disorders have risen in the United States, at a cost to society’s health. 7 days
Sexual assault survivors have increased risk for suicide, mental health conditions
NEWS MEDICAL An analysis of nearly 200 independent studies involving more than 230,000 adult participants finds that having been sexually assaulted is associated with significantly increased risk of... 7 days
Postoperative patients use fewer opioid medications than prescribed after hernia surgery
NEWS MEDICAL A study by investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital found that patients prescribed opioid medications after inguinal (groin) hernia surgery used significantly fewer tablets than prescribed,... 7 days
Loggerhead sea turtle released after rehab
PHYS.ORG A loggerhead sea turtle that was rescued in Virginia and named Humphrey has been released back into the ocean after undergoing rehabilitation in New Jersey. 7 days
Marijuana Use Linked to Increased Risk of Dying from High Blood Pressure
LIVE SCIENCE Smoking pot is often considered safer than smoking cigarettes, but a new study suggests that marijuana use may increase a person's risk of death... 7 days
Hungarian wine model to be developed by Bruker and Diagnosticum using NMR FoodScreener technology
NEWS MEDICAL The Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture has selected Bruker’s collaboration partner Diagnosticum to implement a new program to authenticate and identify... 7 days
Marijuana associated with three-fold risk of death from hypertension
SCIENCE DAILY Marijuana use is associated with a three-fold risk of death from hypertension, according to new research. 1 week
Beer analysis tests performed using a single platform at Switzerland's largest brewery
NEWS MEDICAL Feldschloesschen AG, Switzerland’s largest brewery, has consolidated the quality control of their product on a customized Metrohm system. Comprehensive beer analysis used to be... 1 week
Medical News Today: Marijuana 'may be worse than cigarettes for cardiovascular health'
MNT Researchers suggest that the harmful effects of marijuana use on the cardiovascular system may be greater than the effects caused by cigarette smoking. 1 week
Study suggests possible risk of hypertension mortality from marijuana use
NEWS MEDICAL Marijuana use is associated with a three-fold risk of death from hypertension, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. 1 week
Rice to riches: Vietnam's shrimp farmers fish for fortunes
PHYS.ORG With a flashy gold watch and a chunky matching ring, Tang Van Cuol looks a far cry from the average Vietnamese farmer as he slings back a shot of rice... 1 week
FDA focusses on discouraging e-cigarettes use by kids
NEWS MEDICAL In a press release the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has said that the agency would focus on a new public health education campaign that would discourage the use of e-cigarettes and... 1 week
Opioid overdose death toll continues upward trend
NEWS MEDICAL According to the National Center for Health Statistics report, the overdose deaths among the persons with drug abusers in 2016 is on an upward rise that has not stopped. These rising numbers are disheartening... 1 week
Trump pledges US will beat opioid drug epidemic
ABC NEWS President Donald Trump is taking on the opioid drug epidemic, pledging that "we will fight this deadly epidemic and the United States will win." 1 week
Funeral home director offers blunt views on opioid deaths
ABC NEWS A New Jersey funeral home director is using his firm's website to discuss the deadly opioid crisis in stark terms 1 week
The Latest: Hassan blames drug makers for opioid crisis
ABC NEWS Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan says the role that drug makers have played in the opioid crisis in New Hampshire is abundantly clear 1 week
Trump gets briefing on opioid drug epidemic
ABC NEWS President Donald Trump is attending a briefing on the country's opioid drug epidemic during his break from Washington 1 week
New Hampshire is latest state to sue OxyContin manufacturer
ABC NEWS The New Hampshire attorney general's office is suing the drug manufacturer Purdue Pharma, alleging it has continued its deceptive marketing of OxyContin in a state that has been called the... 1 week
Researchers receive $3.8 million NIH grant to study medical marijuana's impact on opioid use for pain
NEWS MEDICAL The National Institutes of Health has awarded researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore... 1 week
Discovery of new biological pathway involved in pain processing offers hope for new treatments
NEWS MEDICAL The discovery of a new biological pathway involved in pain processing offers hope of using existing cancer drugs to replace the use... 1 week
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