Drugs & Alcohol
Even light alcohol consumption linked to higher cancer risk in Japan  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
In a new study conducted in Japan, even light to moderate alcohol consumption was associated with elevated cancer risks. more
Lactobacillus balances intestinal microbiome and ameliorates chronic alcohol-induced liver injury  NEWS MEDICAL · 10 hours
Researchers demonstrated that Lactobacillus rhamnosus can dose-dependently reestablish a balanced intestinal microbiome and counter the liver-damaging effects of alcohol consumption in mice to reverse the results of chronic... more
Study reveals increased cannabis use in individuals with depression  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
New findings reveal the prevalence of cannabis, or marijuana, use in the United States increased from 2005 to 2017 among persons with and without depression and was approximately twice as... more
Penn researchers receive nearly $5 million to reduce opioid cravings  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
Opioid overdoses take the lives of tens of thousands of Americans annually. Two researchers from Penn State College of Medicine have received nearly $5 million from the National... more
Correction: Opioids-Sacklers-Tufts story  ABC NEWS · 14 hours
In a story December 5, 2019, about Tufts University's decision to cut ties with the Sackler family, The Associated Press, relying on information provided by Tufts, erroneously reported that Richard Sackler is a current board member of Purdue Pharma more
Cannabis use more common among persons with depression  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
The prevalence of cannabis, or marijuana, use in the United States increased from 2005 to 2017 among persons with and without depression and was approximately twice as common among those with depression... more
Study: Drug overdose deaths in the U.S. are actually multiple opioid epidemics  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
The United States is suffering from several different simultaneous opioid epidemics, rather than just a single crisis, according to an academic study of deaths... more
Co-addiction of meth and opioids hinders treatment  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
A new study found that methamphetamine use was associated with more than twice the risk for dropping out of treatment for opioid-use disorder. more
Even light to moderate alcohol consumption can increase cancer risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
In a study conducted in Japan, even light to moderate alcohol consumption was associated with elevated cancer risks. more
What makes wine dry? It's easy to taste, but much harder to measure  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
When you take a sip of wine at a family meal or celebration, what do you notice? more
Medical News Today: Is marijuana use associated with a higher risk of cancer?  MNT · 1 day
A new meta-analysis looks at the potential link between marijuana use and an increased risk of cancer, emphasizing the poor quality of... more
A patient's tolerance for risky decisions can predict chances of opioid relapse  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
People in treatment for opioid addiction are more likely to relapse when they become more tolerant of risks, according to a study by Rutgers... more
Computer betting game can help predict the likelihood of opioid reuse  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A computer betting game can help predict the likelihood that someone recovering from opioid addiction will reuse the pain-relieving drugs, a new study shows. more
Insights from virtual reality experiments could help break the cycle of addiction  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The number of drug overdose deaths in the US has never been higher. Most of those deaths--68 percent in 2017--have involved opioids. An estimated... more
Methamphetamine undermines success in treatment for opioid-use disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Judith Tsui, a UW Medicine clinician specializing in addiction treatment, was seeing more and more patients she was treating for opioid-use disorder also using methamphetamines, a powerful, highly addictive stimulant that affects... more
Infant morbidity decreases with incentive-based prenatal tobacco interventions  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A new study reveals a significant reduction in NICU (up to 55%) and preterm births due to incentive-based programs implemented to help low-income pregnant women stop smoking cigarettes. Colorado saved over 4... more
Officials list pot vape brands reported in US outbreak  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Health officials investigating a nationwide outbreak of vaping illnesses have listed, for the first time, the vape brands that are most commonly linked to hospitalizations more
Expedient synthesis of E-hydrazone esters and 1H-indazole scaffolds through heterogeneous single-atom platinum catalysis  Science Magazine · 4 days
Unprotected E-hydrazone esters are prized building blocks for the preparation of 1H-indazoles and countless other N-containing biologically active molecules. Despite previous advances,... more
Black Tar Heroin May Be Causing Deadly 'Flesh-Eating' Infections in San Diego  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
Seven people in San Diego have died in recent months from a "flesh eating" infection tied to use of black tar heroin, according to... more
Flesh-eating bacteria linked to heroin kills 7 in California  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Authorities say a flesh-eating bacteria linked to the use of black tar heroin has killed at least seven people in San Diego County more
Open source EEG visualization tool  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers have developed a free open source computer program that can be used to create visual and quantitative representations of brain electrical activity in laboratory animals in hopes of developing countermeasures for opioid use disorder. more
SpaceX launches beer malt, caring robot and 'mighty mice'  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
SpaceX launched a 3-ton shipment to the International Space Station on Thursday, including "mighty mice" for a muscle study, a robot sensitive to astronauts' emotions and a miniature version of... more
Chronic disease prevention could help curb the opioid epidemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Preventing chronic disease could help curb the opioid epidemic, according to research from the University of Georgia. more
SpaceX launches caring robot, beer malt and 'mighty mice'  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
SpaceX launched a 3-ton shipment to the International Space Station on Thursday, including "mighty mice" for a muscle study, a robot sensitive to astronauts' emotions and a miniature version of... more
A woman has developed rare form of lung metal-scarring from vaping  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A woman who had been vaping cannabis oil has been diagnosed with rare type of lung scarring usually only seen in metalworkers. more
Woman has developed rare form of lung metal-scarring from vaping  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A woman who had been vaping cannabis oil has been diagnosed with rare type of lung scarring usually only seen in metalworkers. more
Alcohol tolerance may have saved our ancestors from extinction  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The ability to process alcohol may have saved humanity's ancestors from extinction, a new book suggests. more
CDC cautions people to avoid e-cigarette products  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Although e-cigarettes have been on the market for years, recent reports of vaping-linked illnesses have brought serious attention to these products. more
ACS and APSA address safe and effective pain control after surgery for children, teens  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Given the current rates of opioid abuse in the U.S, it is critical that surgical patients understand how to safely... more
Brits betting online, eating unhealthily and drinking too much alcohol  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The National Health Service (NHS) England has released its latest survey and reveals that millions of people in England are eating unhealthy foods, drinking too much alcohol, are... more
Restrictive alcohol policies linked to lower rates of cancer mortality  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
In a new study, researchers at Boston Medical Center and Boston University have uncovered a new association between more restrictive alcohol policies and lower rates of cancer mortality. more
Findings could lead to new approach to treating alcohol use disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A single infusion of ketamine, combined with outpatient behavioral therapy, helped alcohol-dependent individuals abstain from drinking for a few weeks after the treatment, researchers at Columbia... more
Medical News Today: What to know about alcohol intoxication  MNT · 6 days
Alcohol intoxication is a temporary condition that occurs when a person drinks an excess of alcohol. Learn about the signs, treatments, and risks, including alcohol poisoning. more
Brewing beer that tastes fresh longer  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Unlike wine, which generally improves with time, beer does not age well. Usually within a year of bottling, the beverage starts to develop an unpleasant papery or cardboard-like flavor that drinkers describe as "stale." Now, researchers... more
Researchers create 3D liver model for improved diagnosis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is becoming the most common chronic liver disorder in developed countries. Histological analysis of liver tissue is the... more
Sales of recreational marijuana in Denver found to increase some nonviolent crime  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
In 2014, Colorado began selling recreational cannabis to people older than 21, becoming the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. A new study evaluated... more
Distress tolerance amplifies links between PTSD symptoms, alcohol use severity among firefighters  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
New findings by a University of Houston psychology professor indicate that among firefighters, distress tolerance amplifies associations between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and... more
Distress tolerance plays role in alcohol use and abuse among firefighters  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
A newly published report finds that firefighters who struggle with PTSD symptoms, and who think they cannot handle negative emotions, are likely to drink and use... more
New PA program in Massachusetts to provide knowledge, skills to prescribe opiates safely  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Morbidity and mortality from prescription and synthetic opioid use and abuse continues to be a U.S. public health issue. In an effort... more
Medical News Today: Can you smoke and donate blood?  MNT · 7 days
Almost everyone can donate blood. However, some people who use nicotine or cannabis products may wonder if they are eligible blood donors. Learn more here. more
Doctor pleads guilty to over-prescribing opioids  ABC NEWS · 7 days
A Tennessee doctor who lost five patients to fatal overdoses in 10 months now faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine more
Pot while pregnant: Doctors urge caution  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Daily marijuana use during pregnancy may lead to an increased risk of low birth weight, low resistance to infection, decreased oxygen levels and other negative fetal health outcomes, according to a new study. more
Marijuana vaping busts on rise; over 500K seized in 2 years  ABC NEWS · 7 days
As health officials scrutinize marijuana vaping, it’s increasingly on law enforcement’s radar, too more
Over 500K pot vapes seized in 2 years as busts rise in US  ABC NEWS · 1 week
As health officials scrutinize marijuana vaping, it’s increasingly on law enforcement’s radar, too more
Tweets and online searches provide a faster way to track alcohol use  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Collecting rigorous public health data through large survey-based studies is a slow, expensive process. more
Study reveals clue to preventing addiction relapse  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
With any addiction in which a user has successfully resisted a chemical, activity or substance, relapse is vexing. And with opioids, it's often deadly. Fatal overdoses following relapse from an opioid addiction is reaching... more
Daily cannabis use during pregnancy associated with delayed fetal growth  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Daily marijuana use during pregnancy may lead to an increased risk of low birth weight, low resistance to infection, decreased oxygen levels and other negative fetal health outcomes,... more
New $300,000 grant-funded program to address opioid prescribing for cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The University of Illinois at Chicago has received a grant from the Coleman Foundation to develop a screening process for prescribing opioids and managing opioid use... more
Vitamin E acetate and vaping-induced lung injury  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
In a report posted early online in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), scientists report that vaping products containing vitamin E acetate are apparently linked to the... more
Strong beers that contain gut-friendly bacteria may help fight obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Drinking a strong type of beer, particularly a Belgian one, can help combat obesity, promote a good night’s sleep, and may help you live longer, a new study... more
Risk of opioid overdose rises after de-addiction treatment completion  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A study from Columbia University reveals that patients, who have been successfully treated with buprenorphine for opioid addiction, are at a greater risk of overdose after completion of the treatment.... more
Tips for preventing 'wine teeth'  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Why do some people's teeth stain after drinking red wine, and how can you prevent it during the holidays? more
R.J. Reynolds seeks FDA approval to claim e-cig is safer  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The Food and Drug Administration will review whether R.J. Reynolds can claim that its electronic cigarette poses less risk than tobacco more
Young-onset drinking predicts hospitalization for alcohol intoxication among adolescents  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In studies, younger age at first alcohol use has been associated with later alcohol problems in adult life, including heavy drinking and alcohol use disorder. more
Researchers uncover the binding mechanism of opioid receptor  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Together with colleagues from Shanghai, Brussels, Canada and the USA, researchers from the University of Bonn have uncovered the binding mechanism of an important pain receptor. more
Study explores the impact of co-workers' drinking on the workplace  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Excessive drinking by workers can place a burden on colleagues, whether through absenteeism, reduced productivity or alcohol-related accidents in the workplace. more
The Latest: Vaping industry slams ban on flavored products  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The vaping industry is criticizing Massachusetts’ new statewide ban on flavored tobacco and vaping products as the wrong approach to the problem of youth vaping more
Elucidating the active {delta}-opioid receptor crystal structure with peptide and small-molecule agonists  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Selective activation of the -opioid receptor (DOP) has great potential for the treatment of chronic pain, benefitting from ancillary anxiolytic and antidepressant-like effects. Moreover,... more
The Latest: Trade group decries ban on vape, tobacco flavors  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
An industry group is criticizing Massachusetts’ new statewide ban on flavored tobacco and vaping products, including menthol cigarettes, as intrusive and costly more
First statewide ban on tobacco, vape flavors almost in place  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The governor of Massachusetts plans to sign into law a groundbreaking ban on the sale of flavored tobacco and vaping products, including menthol cigarettes more
There's Mounting Evidence That This Vaping Additive Is Behind Lung Illnesses  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Officials have more evidence that a chemical called vitamin E acetate is playing a role in the recent vaping outbreak, which has sickened thousands of Americans. more
Patients qualifying for Medicare due to disability have higher rates of opioid overdose deaths  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
New findings from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston show that patients qualifying for Medicare because of a... more
Discrimination hampers successful addiction recovery  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Even after resolving a problem with alcohol and other drugs, adults in recovery report experiencing both minor or "micro" forms of discrimination such as personal slights, and major or "macro" discrimination such as violation of their personal rights. more
Tennessee AG’s wife holds Walgreens stock amid opioid suits  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The wife of a state attorney general who’s helping lead national opioid settlement negotiations has held investments in Walgreens for years more
Additives in vaping products produce higher aerosol toxins, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The vaping industry is filled with unknowns. Those unknowns are leading to more questions as the number of users dealing with injuries, or in some cases, death, continues... more
Tennessee AG’s wife invested in Walgreens amid opioid suits  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The wife of a state attorney general who’s helping lead national opioid settlement negotiations has held investments in Walgreens for years more
New York City lawmakers vote to ban flavored vaping products  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
New York City lawmakers have voted to ban flavored electronic cigarettes after a lawsuit halted a statewide ban more
Giving a shot of ketamine could help heavy drinkers reduce alcohol intake  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A one-off dose of ketamine could help heavy drinkers reduce their alcohol intake, finds a new UCL experimental study. more
Medical News Today: Weed: Can it kill you?  MNT · 2 weeks
Most medical experts agree there is very little risk of death from using marijuana alone. Read this article to learn more about the potential health risks of cannabis use and what the... more
DC government sues e-cigarette maker Juul over teen use  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The District of Columbia is joining several states in suing e-cigarette maker Juul Labs over its marketing practices more
More clues point to chemical compound in US vaping illnesses  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
U.S. health officials say more evidence points to a chemical compound as a culprit in vaping illnesses more
A Single Dose Of Ketamine Might Help Heavy Drinkers, Study Finds  NPR · 2 weeks
Participants in the U.K. experimental study dramatically reduced their average alcohol intake for months after the initial dose. Ketamine has also been used to treat severe... more
New catalyst method promises better use of syngas, coal  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The world's first project to industrially synthesize 25 kt/a of higher alcohols from syngas passed a continuous 72-hour catalyst performance test on 3rd November, 2019 in Yulin, Shaanxi province, china. more
DC gov’t sues e-cigarette maker Juul over teen use  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The District of Columbia is joining several states in suing e-cigarette maker Juul Labs over its marketing practices more
Study demonstrates potential therapeutic use of ketamine for alcohol addiction  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A study shows one-off dose of ketamine could help heavy drinkers reduce alcohol intake by ‘erasing’ drink-related memories. more
Thank fungi for cheese, wine and beer this holiday season  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
It's hard to imagine a holiday table without bread, meat, vegetables, wine, beer or a board of French cheeses for those with more adventurous palates. Savoring these delicacies... more
Prenatal opioid exposure may alter brain function in babies  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Connectivity in an area of the brain that regulates emotion may be altered in infants exposed to opioids while in utero, according to a new study. more
Trump donates 3rd-quarter salary to help fight opioid crisis  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
President Donald Trump donates his 3rd-quarter salary to help tackle the nation’s opioid epidemic more
Leftover grain from breweries could be converted into fuel for homes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A Queen's University Belfast researcher has developed a low cost technique to convert left over barley from alcohol breweries into carbon, which could be used as... more
Opioid use during pregnancy alters the baby's brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
During pregnancy, everything taken in by the mother crosses the placenta. Opioid use during pregnancy is tied to changes in the baby’s brain, a new study found. more
Smoker-survivor genes may have long ancestral history of fighting toxins  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Longevity genes that helped humans survive ancient airborne toxins may be the same genes that make humans resilient to pollution from fossil fuels and cigarette smoke today, according... more
Smoker-survivor genes may have long ancestral history of fighting toxins  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Longevity genes that helped humans survive ancient airborne toxins may be the same genes that make humans resilient to pollution from fossil fuels and cigarette smoke today, according... more
Study: Ketamine Decreases Alcohol Consumption in Male Rats  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
The drug ketamine can decrease alcohol consumption in male rats that previously had consumed high amounts of alcohol when given... more
Chemist proposes new way to improve fuel quality using microwave irradiation  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A chemist from RUDN University has found an environmentally friendly way to obtain esters of levulinic acid used as a fuel additive for chemical synthesis. Together... more
Not yesterday’s cocaine: Death toll rising from tainted drug  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A pain pill prescription for nerve damage revived Gwendolyn Barton's long-dormant addiction last year, awakening fears she would slip back into smoking crack cocaine. more
Parents using marijuana could raise risk of addictions among offspring  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers from Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital at Belmont, MA have found that parents using marijuana could be raising the risk of their children picking up addictions such... more
Trump hears opposing viewpoints in debate over youth vaping  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
President Donald Trump heard opposing viewpoints Friday in the debate over youth vaping, but offered no insight into where he would ultimately come down on the issue after promising two... more
Michigan halts sale of marijuana e-cigs unless re-tested  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Michigan has temporarily halted the sale of marijuana products intended for vaping so they can be tested for a compound linked to lung illnesses more
Health groups urge Trump to move ahead with e-cig flavor ban  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Health advocates are encouraging President Donald Trump to move forward with a federal ban on thousands of flavors used in in e-cigarettes more
Study reveals how adults exposed to alcohol go on to develop compulsive drinking behaviors  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Occasional binge drinking isn't uncommon, but about 30 percent of all adults exposed to alcohol go on to engage in... more
Researchers analyze online review content of specialized drug treatment facilities  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Almost 10 percent of the nation's entire population live with substance use disorder, but many struggle to find the right help – a task which is made more... more
Does Vaping Have Any Benefits?  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
When comparing the dangers of e-cigarettes to cigarettes, some experts believe the health risks of e-cigs are not as serious as those from cigarettes. more
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