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New study shows possibility of battling opioid addiction in primary care
NEWS MEDICAL For many of the 2 million Americans addicted to opioids, getting good treatment and getting off prescription painkillers or heroin may seem like a far-off dream. 1 hour
A new target for marijuana
SCIENCE DAILY Cellular-level changes to a part of the brain's reward system induced by chronic exposure to the psychoactive component of marijuana may contribute to the drug's pleasurable and potentially addictive qualities, suggests a study in young mice. 9 hours
New fires break out in California as wine country fires dim
PHYS.ORG As crews gained on the wildfires in California wine country, new blazes broke out in other parts of the state, including a fire in the mountains... 9 hours
Medical News Today: New insights into marijuana's effect on the developing brain
MNT Emerging research investigates what the main active substance in marijuana does to neural cells, and how this may lead to addictive behavior. 12 hours
New insights into marijuana's effect on the developing brain
MNT Emerging research investigates what the main active substance in marijuana does to neural cells, and how this may lead to addictive behavior. 12 hours
Ancient Sea Creature Looked Like a Wine Glass, Died Alone
LIVE SCIENCE Resembling a dainty tulip bloom or an elegant white-wine glass, the 500-million-year-old bottom-feeder looked uniquely ready for a romantic evening of sucking up microplankton along the seafloor. 16 hours
Study reveals risk factors for substance use problems, as well as resilience
SCIENCE DAILY A new study explores factors increasing the risk for substance use problems among African-American/Black and Latino adults residing in a high-risk urban community, as... 1 day
New online tool offers opioid prescribing recommendations after surgery
NEWS MEDICAL How many prescription pain pills should a patient receive after breast cancer surgery? Or a hernia repair? Or a gallbladder removal? 1 day
How many opioid painkillers do surgery patients need? New prescribing recommendations unveiled
SCIENCE DAILY Surgeons performing 11 common operations can turn to a free new prescribing tool based on data about how many opioid painkillers patients across Michigan... 1 day
Satellite Photos of California's Devastating Wildfires (Gallery)
SPACE.COM As wildfires engulfed northern California's wine country, NASA satellites monitored the flames and smoke from space. 4 days
Harvey Weinstein's Retreat: Does He Really Have an Addiction?
LIVE SCIENCE Harvey Weinstein is reportedly in rehab for sex addiction, a diagnosis that doesn't formally exist and is a matter of great controversy in psychology and psychiatry. 4 days
MTSA expands efforts to fight against national opioid epidemic
NEWS MEDICAL Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia announced it is expanding efforts to educate Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists on treatment options that reduce or eliminate the need for opioids during and after... 4 days
Image: High winds, hot weather continue to fan California fires
PHYS.ORG Wispy cirrus clouds obscure some of the fire and smoke from the wildfires that have consumed large portions of northern California around the wine country in this latest... 5 days
Millions die suffering amid global opioid gap, report says
ABC NEWS Report finds millions die suffering in part because of a global disparity that leaves many poor countries without opioid painkillers 5 days
California Wildfires Continue to Rage (Satellite Photos)
SPACE.COM Wildfires continue to burn a path of destruction through California's wine country, as two new satellite photos show. 5 days
Study Identifies New Gene Variation Associated with Increased Risk of Nicotine Addiction
SCI-NEWS.COM Europeans and European/African Americans with a variant of the DNA Methyltransferase 3 Beta (DNMT3B) gene have an increased risk of developing nicotine dependence, smoking... 5 days
Doubt cast on warming implications of brown carbon aerosol from wildfires
SCIENCE DAILY As devastating wildfires rage in California wine country, a team of environmental engineers have made a new discovery about wildfire smoke, and its effect on the... 5 days
Tai chi holds promise as cardiac rehab exercise
SCIENCE DAILY The slow and gentle movements of Tai Chi -- which can increase in pace -- hold promise as an alternative exercise option for patients who decline traditional cardiac rehabilitation. The study is... 6 days
New project to seek answers for effects of alcohol on the nervous system
NEWS MEDICAL When a drink at the local watering hole turns into five or six, what are the effects on our brains and hearts?... 6 days
Medical News Today: Could tai chi encourage more patients to take up cardiac rehab?
MNT Tai chi did not raise aerobic fitness, but it increased physical activity, was liked, and was adhered to by heart... 7 days
Despite strains, Turkey's wine industry refuses to wither
PHYS.ORG On the verdant, fertile Gallipoli peninsula in northwest Turkey, headscarf-clad women in colourful clothes harvest grapes in the blistering late summer heat. 7 days
UH psychologist explores link between social media and alcohol consumption
NEWS MEDICAL A psychologist at the University of Houston is exploring the ways in which social media influences alcohol consumption among college students. Mai-Ly Nguyen Steers, a postdoctoral fellow and... 7 days
Epidural medication has no effect on duration of labor, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL Epidural analgesia – a mix of anesthetics and narcotics delivered by catheter placed close to the nerves of the spine – is the most effective method... 7 days
Melania Trump tours West Virginia infant drug rehab center
ABC NEWS First lady Melania Trump has toured a West Virginia drug addiction recovery center for babies in the heart of the nation's opioid epidemic. 1 week
Gene that influences nicotine dependence identified
SCIENCE DAILY A DNA variant -- located in the DNMT3B gene and commonly found in people of European and African descent -- increases the likelihood of developing nicotine dependence, smoking heavily, and developing lung cancer, according to a... 1 week
Researchers identify gene that influences nicotine dependence
SCIENCE DAILY A DNA variant -- located in the DNMT3B gene and commonly found in people of European and African descent -- increases the likelihood of developing nicotine dependence, smoking heavily, and developing lung cancer, according... 1 week
Breath instead of a blood test
SCIENCE DAILY Blow into the tube, please. In the future, the procedure will not just be used by police checking for alcohol intoxication, but also for testing the condition of athletes and for people who want to lose... 1 week
Weather causes 'lowest' European wine output since WWII
PHYS.ORG Europe's wine production has dropped to levels unseen since World War II as extreme weather battered top producers Italy, France, Spain and Germany, the main farmers' union said Tuesday. 1 week
11 dead, thousands homeless as wildfires torch California wine country
PHYS.ORG Firefighters battled wind-whipped wildfires Tuesday in California which have left at least 11 people dead, thousands homeless and ravaged the state's famed wine country. 1 week
Breath instead of a blood test
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Blow into the tube, please. In the future, the procedure will not just be used by police checking for alcohol intoxication, but also for testing the condition of athletes and for people who want to lose... 1 week
Genetic variant found to increase likelihood of developing nicotine dependence
NEWS MEDICAL A DNA variant- located in the DNMT3B gene and commonly found in people of European and African descent-increases the likelihood of developing nicotine dependence, smoking heavily, and developing lung cancer,... 1 week
Few restrictions on prescription opioids through Medicare, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY Medicare plans place few restrictions on the coverage of prescription opioids, despite federal guidelines recommending such restrictions, a new study finds. The research results highlight an untapped opportunity for Medicare... 1 week
College enshrines healthy living in bricks and mortar
ABC NEWS The University of Vermont has opened a dorm that goes beyond mere bans on drugs and alcohol to promote overall healthy lifestyles 1 week
Medicare plans place few restrictions on coverage of prescription opioids, Yale study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Medicare plans place few restrictions on the coverage of prescription opioids, despite federal guidelines recommending such restrictions, a new Yale study finds.... 1 week
Here's How to Talk to Your Kids About Opioids
LIVE SCIENCE Many parents don't think their child is at risk for misusing opioids. But the numbers suggest otherwise, and it's critical to prevent opioid use at a young age. 1 week
Research project seeks to streamline indictments, prosecutions of opiate dealers
NEWS MEDICAL Seeking faster indictments and prosecutions of drug dealers after opioid overdose deaths, Case Western Reserve University researchers will re-work protocols followed by Cleveland-area law enforcement. 2 weeks
Cannabis consumption increases violent behavior in young people in psychiatric care
SCIENCE DAILY A new study on cannabis use that involved 1,136 patients (from 18 to 40 years of age) with mental illnesses who had been seen five times... 2 weeks
How Bad the Opioid Epidemic Really Is in 6 Simple Charts
LIVE SCIENCE Drug overdose deaths are now the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S., surpassing peak annual deaths caused by car accidents, guns and HIV infection. 2 weeks
Medical News Today: High-sugar diets raise heart disease risk in healthy people
MNT A study finds that a high-sugar diet changes a healthy person's fat metabolism so that it resembles that of someone with non-alcoholic fatty liver... 2 weeks
Medical News Today: Nicotine poisoning symptoms: Can you overdose on too much nicotine?
MNT What is nicotine poisoning and what are the symptoms? Can you overdose? Find out here along with other information on this common... 2 weeks
Wayne State receives $2 million NIH grant for new study on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
NEWS MEDICAL Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, which result from maternal alcohol use during pregnancy, is the most common preventable cause... 2 weeks
The Latest: Massachusetts settles with fentanyl company
ABC NEWS Massachusetts has announced a $500,000 settlement with an Arizona drug company it says schemed to push sales of a powerful opioid-fentanyl painkiller spray 2 weeks
GW researcher awarded NIH grant to study how cocaine use affects HIV infection
NEWS MEDICAL Following studies showing that cocaine influences the replication and transcription of HIV, a researcher at the George Washington University School of Medicine... 2 weeks
Researchers find genetic variation linked to effects of prenatal alcohol exposure
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the University of Helsinki, Finland, have found a genetic variation, which associates with the damage caused by maternal alcohol consumption. This genetic variation clarifies... 2 weeks
Beer brands popular among youth violate code with youth-appealing ads
SCIENCE DAILY Alcohol brands popular among underage drinkers are more likely to air television advertisements that violate the industry's voluntary code by including youth-appealing content, according to a new study. 2 weeks
Impacts of ride-hailing on crashes differ from city to city
SCIENCE DAILY Ride-hailing services reduce drunk-driving crashes in some cities, reports a new study. The research is the first to look at the specific effects of ride-hailing, or 'ride-sharing,' within... 2 weeks
A candidate genetic factor for effects of prenatal alcohol exposure has been found
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found a genetic variation, which associates with the damage caused by maternal alcohol consumption. This genetic variation clarifies the role... 2 weeks
Study: Topical analgesics may provide effective, safe treatment alternative to opioids
NEWS MEDICAL Clarity Science, a division of Safe Harbor Compliance and Clinical Services LLC, report results of the Institutional Review Board- approved Optimizing Patient Experience and Response to... 2 weeks
'Increased risk' donor organs a tough sell to transplant patients
SCIENCE DAILY The opioid epidemic has created a tragic surge in donor organs. But despite their safety record, hundreds of the organs, labeled as 'increased risk,' go unused. 2 weeks
Cleaning up 'Methadone Mile' and other drug havens
ABC NEWS Cities are wrestling with chronically drug-infested areas that have expanded during the heroin crisis, including Boston's 'Methadone Mile' 2 weeks
Study pokes holes in fetal alcohol hypothesis
SCIENCE DAILY A new study appears to challenge the theory that cells in the brain's immune system are the culprit behind the neurological damage that occurs in children exposed to alcohol while in the womb. 2 weeks
Lower meat consumption during pregnancy increases risk of substance misuse by offspring
NEWS MEDICAL Lower meat consumption by women during pregnancy was linked with an increased risk of substance misuse by their children during adolescence. The findings come... 2 weeks
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