Drugs & Alcohol
One pint of beer or large glass of wine can compromise person's sense of agency  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
New research by neuroscientists from the University of Sussex shows that drinking only one pint of beer or... more
Low rates of recommended treatment for tobacco dependence in patients hospitalized with SUDs  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
Tobacco dependence is very common in patients hospitalized with substance use disorders (SUDs) – but most don't receive recommended treatment for tobacco... more
Studies show no evidence of fall in cigarette consumption due to WHO’s FCTC  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
There is no statistical evidence that global cigarette consumption has fallen as a result of the World Health Organization's Framework Convention on... more
Solitary drinking can be influenced by social discomfort, especially among underage females  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
Although drinking alone does not necessarily mean that someone has a drinking problem, solitary drinking by youth is alarming for several reasons: it may... more
Scientists discover new drug target for chemically induced Parkinson's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
More than three decades ago, scientists discovered that a chemical found in a synthetic opioid, MPTP, induced the onset of a form of Parkinson's disease. more
Breaking The Booze Habit, Even Briefly, Has Its Benefits  NPR · 1 day
Tens of thousands of Instagram followers can't be wrong: Curiosity about the sober life is trending. Scientists say cutting out alcohol can improve your sleep and blood pressure, and help... more
Foodie calls: Dating for a free meal (rather than a relationship)  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
New psychology research reveals 23-33% of women in an online study say they've engaged in a 'foodie call,' where they set up a date for a... more
A new drug target for chemically induced Parkinson's disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
An enzyme that modifies chemicals formed in the body by alcohol, tobacco, and certain foods may be a new target for treating Parkinson's disease. The altered compounds, the researchers found,... more
New findings offer pathway for fight against non-alcoholic fatty liver disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A research group from the Medical University of Vienna was able to decode the mechanism as to how the hormone Leptin stimulates the liver to export... more
Surgeons’ opioid-prescribing habits hard to kick  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
As opioid addiction and deadly overdoses escalated into an epidemic across the U.S., thousands of surgeons continued to hand out far more pills than needed for postoperative pain relief, according to a KHN-Johns Hopkins analysis of... more
Opioid poisoning rates higher and in a more diverse population, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A cohort study by Stony Brook University researchers of all payer hospital data on Long Island combined with census data indicates that opioid poisoning... more
Study of multiethnic genomes identifies 27 genetic variants associated with disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers have identified 27 new genomic variants associated with conditions such as blood pressure, type II diabetes, cigarette use and chronic kidney disease in diverse populations.... more
Survey: More than 50% of people with arthritis have tried medical marijuana or CBD  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
On June 13, CreakyJoints, a Global Healthy Living Foundation patient community, will present a poster at the Annual European Congress... more
Study finds increase in cigarette smoking among minority teens after college affirmative action bans  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Self-reported rates of cigarette smoking increased in minority 11th and 12th graders after affirmative action bans were implemented in their... more
Early Celts in Burgundy appropriated Mediterranean products and feasting practices  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Early Celts in eastern France imported Mediterranean pottery, as well as olive oil and wine, and may have appropriated Mediterranean feasting practices, according to a new study. more
E-Cigarette Explodes in Teen's Mouth, Breaks Jaw, Blows Out Teeth  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
A teenage boy was seriously injured when an e-cigarette exploded in his mouth, according to a new report of the case. more
Early Celts in Burgundy appropriated Mediterranean products and feasting practices  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Early Celts in eastern France imported Mediterranean pottery, as well as olive oil and wine, and may have appropriated Mediterranean feasting practices, according to a study published June... more
Developing a new type of refrigeration via force-driven liquid gas transition  nanowerk · 5 days
A research team made a groundbreaking discovery in the quest to replace hydrofluorocarbons in refrigeration systems with natural refrigerants such as water and alcohol. Their study... more
Developing a new type of refrigeration via force-driven liquid gas transition  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A research team has made a groundbreaking discovery in the quest to replace hydrofluorocarbons in refrigeration systems with natural refrigerants such as water and alcohol. Their... more
Developing a new type of refrigeration via force-driven liquid gas transition  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A research team of Tohoku University, Nissan Motor Co., Shinshu University, and Okayama University made a groundbreaking discovery in the quest to replace hydrofluorocarbons in refrigeration... more
Alcohol Boosts the Risk of Breast Cancer. Many Women Have No Idea.  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
Drinking alcohol is known to raise women's risk of developing breast cancer, but many women aren't aware of this link. more
Influence of alcohol advertisements on intentions to intervene in sexual assault situations  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
College students who viewed alcohol advertisements that included objectified images of women were less likely than others to report intentions to intervene in alcohol-facilitated... more
Marijuana industry sets environmental, ethical goals  ABC NEWS · 5 days
An alliance of large marijuana businesses in the growing global marketplace says they are good corporate citizens more
Gene associated with increased risk of cannabis abuse  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
New research from the Danish psychiatric project, iPSYCH, shows that a specific gene is associated with an increased risk of cannabis abuse. The gene is the source of a so-called nicotine receptor... more
Marijuana industry aims at environmental, ethical goals  ABC NEWS · 6 days
An alliance of large marijuana businesses in the growing global marketplace says they are good corporate citizens more
San Francisco closer to ban on e-cigarette sales  ABC NEWS · 6 days
San Francisco supervisors have voted unanimously to move the city toward becoming the first in the United States to ban all sales of electronic cigarettes more
Marijuana use increases, shifts away from illegal market  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A new article reports that, based on analysis of public wastewater samples in at least one Western Washington population center, cannabis use both increased and substantially shifted from the illicit market since... more
Looming insect invasion threatens California wine and avocados  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers are testing whether a sesame seed-sized wasp can control a pest that could seriously damage California crops including wine, walnuts, and avocados. more
Gene linked to cannabis abuse  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
New research shows that a specific gene is associated with an increased risk of cannabis abuse. The gene is the source of a so-called nicotine receptor in the brain, and people with low amounts of this receptor have... more
3-D cranial reconstruction elucidates the evolution of new world monkeys  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Researchers have used computed tomography (CT) scanning to examine and reconstruct cranial fossils belonging to two extinct species of monkey, Caipora bambuiorum and Cartelles coimbrafilhoi. The fossils were... more
Study: Tobacco and alcohol usage are common in British reality television shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A new study in the Faculty of Public Health's Journal of Public Health finds that tobacco and alcohol usage are extremely common in British... more
Youth living in neighborhoods of medical marijuana dispensaries use them more frequently  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Young adults who live in neighborhoods with more medical marijuana dispensaries use marijuana more frequently than their peers and have more-positive views about the... more
San Francisco weighs 1st US city ban on e-cigarette sales  ABC NEWS · 6 days
San Francisco supervisors are considering whether to move the city toward becoming the first in the United States to ban all sales of electronic cigarettes in an effort... more
Research sheds light on ‘black box’ of inpatient opioid use  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
People who receive opioids for the first time while hospitalized have double the risk of continuing to receive opioids for months after discharge compared with their hospitalized peers... more
Cedars-Sinai expert urges physicians and patients to manage pain without addictive pills  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
As the opioid epidemic continues to claim lives and shatter families across the nation, a Cedars-Sinai expert is urging physicians and patients to try... more
Study shows association between use of mentholated cigarettes and smoking cessation  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
For decades, Big Tobacco has sold African American smokers on menthol-flavored cigarettes through targeted marketing campaigns. more
Study finds increase in fatal opioid overdoses after cold weather  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Cold weather snaps are followed by a marked increase in fatal opioid overdoses, a new study finds. more
Shedding light on 'black box' of inpatient opioid use  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
People who receive opioids for the first time while hospitalized have double the risk of continuing to receive opioids for months after discharge compared with their hospitalized peers who are... more
Tanning industry uses promos, cheap prices to lure adolescents and young adults, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Everyone knows cigarette smoking causes cancer and as a result, prices and advertising are closely regulated to discourage youth from... more
Looming insect invasion threatens California wine and avocados  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
UC Riverside is testing whether a sesame seed-sized wasp can control a pest that could seriously damage California crops including wine, walnuts, and avocados. more
Cold weather increases the risk of fatal opioid overdoses  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
While the precise reasons are unclear, an analysis of overdose deaths in Rhode Island and Connecticut showed that cold snaps raised the risk of fatal opioid overdoses by 25%. more
Federal grants ‘a lifesaver’ in opioid fight, but states still struggle to curb meth  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
In his 40 years of working with people struggling with addiction, David Crowe has seen various drugs fade in and... more
Cartoons influencing young adults to vape, finds new study  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study from the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, concluded that the incidence of vaping among young people is rising because of advertising for e-cigarettes using... more
Pass The Brazier: Early Evidence Of Cannabis Smoking Found On Chinese Artifacts  NPR · 1 week
Humans have been smoking pot to get high since the first millennium B.C. Archaeologists have found early evidence of cannabis use from wooden bowls... more
Medical News Today: How a lethal toxin might help in the opioid crisis  MNT · 1 week
In the midst of the opioid crisis, scientists are searching for nonaddictive alternatives. Some have turned to a toxin present in certain... more
Oklahoma governor, GOP leaders: drug settlement violates law  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Oklahoma's governor and Republican legislative leaders are raising concerns about the state's proposed $85 million settlement with an opioid manufacturer that has yet to be approved by a judge more
Local governments seek negotiating power in opioid lawsuit  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Lawyers are asking a federal judge overseeing hundreds of lawsuits filed against manufacturers and distributors of opioid drugs to create a negotiating group consisting solely of U.S. towns, cities and counties more
New technology aims to improve taste, shelf life, production of beer, food  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Just in time for summer—a new technology to improve the taste, quality and shelf life of juice and other beverages, and help craft brewers... more
Opioids alone cannot be blamed for growing life expectancy inequality in the U.S.  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new University of Michigan study challenges a popularized view about what's causing the growing gap between the lifespans of more- and... more
Growing life expectancy inequality in US cannot be blamed on opioids alone  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study challenges a popularized view about what's causing the growing gap between the lifespans of more- and less-educated Americans -- finding shortcomings... more
Research evaluates prenatal care providers' understanding of alcohol exposure and screening practices  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
There is no amount, pattern or timing of alcohol use during pregnancy proven safe for a developing fetus. Repeat: there is no amount, pattern... more
Tetrodotoxin found in pufferfish can provide potent pain relief when given properly  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Opioids remain a mainstay of treatment for chronic and surgical pain, despite their side effects and risk for addiction and overdose. more
Cheaper supersized 'alcopops' a serious risk for underage drinkers  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Experts have warned that alcopops are posing a new threat to underage drinkers. These alcopops are ready-to-drink flavoured alcoholic drinks that contain more alcohol than usual, they warn. more
Opioid alternative? Taming tetrodotoxin for precise painkilling  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Alternatives to opioids for treating pain are sorely needed. A study in rats suggests that tetrodotoxin, properly packaged, offers a potentially safe pain block. more
People Smoked Pot to Get High at Least 2,500 Years Ago  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Getting high on marijuana may not be a modern pastime, as archaeologists have found the earliest clear evidence to date that people were smoking cannabis for... more
The origins of cannabis smoking: Marijuana use in the first millennium BC  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Cannabis has been cultivated for millennia in East Asia as an oil-seed and fibre crop. Little is known, however, about the early use and... more
New method produces opiate antidotes using microorganism found in opium poppy waste  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Overdose from opiates has skyrocketed. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, on average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. more
Study reports significant link between exposure to inorganic dust and gout in women  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology demonstrate that occupational exposure to inorganic dust is... more
Nurses play key role in promoting compassionate care for patients with alcohol use disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Nurses play a critical role in promoting compassionate care for patients and families affected by alcohol use disorder, including evidence-based... more
New study provides increasing evidence base substantiating vaping’s harm reduction potential  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study by Imperial Brands, owners of leading vape brand blu, contributes to the increasing evidence base substantiating vaping's harm reduction potential compared to smoking. more
Researchers find lower opioid prescriptions rates in states that implemented medical cannabis laws  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Using data from privately-insured adults, new findings from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston revealed that there is a lower... more
Research reveals sustainable method to produce lifesaving opiate antidotes at reduced cost  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Overdose from opiates has skyrocketed. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, on average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose.1... more
Sustainable method to produce lifesaving opiate antidotes at reduced cost  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Overdose from opiates has skyrocketed. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, on average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. The high cost of... more
Medical marijuana grower catches fire; cause not clear  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A medical marijuana growing facility caught fire in Maine, sending smoke into the sky and drawing firefighters from several surrounding departments more
AP analysis: Broad legalization cuts into medical marijuana  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Pot paradox: AP review finds marijuana's broad legalization can deliver a big hit to existing medical cannabis programs. more
New case study about cannabis hyperemesis syndrome in palliative care  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The medical use of cannabis is growing. Medical marijuana may improve symptoms including pain and anorexia. While it may improve nausea and vomiting, it can rarely cause a... more
Strong family and school connections help prevent transgender youth from substance use  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Strong family and school connections are helping prevent transgender youth from smoking cigarettes and using marijuana, even among those targeted by violence. more
AP analysis: Medical pot takes hit when weed legal for all  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Existing medical marijuana programs take a hit when states legalize cannabis for all adults, an Associated Press analysis found more
Medical marijuana does not reduce opioid deaths  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Legalizing medical marijuana does not reduce the rate of fatal opioid overdoses, according to researchers. more
Oklahoma judge wants more answers on $85M opioid settlement  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
An Oklahoma judge is declining to sign off on the state's proposed $85 million settlement with an opioid maker until he's assured the deal complies with a recently passed law... more
Medical pot laws no answer for US opioid deaths, study finds  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A new study shoots down the notion that medical marijuana laws can prevent opioid overdose deaths more
Wracked by an opioid scandal, Insys files for bankruptcy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
American drug maker Insys announced on Monday it was filing for bankruptcy and will sell its assets as it faces legal and financial fallout from its role in the opioid... more
Bariatric surgery patients at higher risk of death from substance use problems  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The death rate from drug- and alcohol-related causes in people who've had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is nearly triple that of the general public,... more
E-cigarette vaping with nicotine appears to impair mucus clearance  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
E-cigarette vaping with nicotine appears to hamper mucus clearance from the airways, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care... more
Hidden cost of alcohol to workplaces estimated at $1.65 billion  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Employees turning up to work hungover, or not turning up at all, cost New Zealand $1.65 billion per year, a University of Otago study has found. more
World's best sommelier used to think wine 'stank'  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Just 10 years before he was crowned the world's best sommelier after winning a rigorous global competition against dozens of elite beverage connoisseurs, Marc Almert thought wine "stank." more
Opioid epidemic increases proportion of hearts transplanted from overdose death donors  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The confluence of two major health crises—the opioid epidemic and organ shortage—has moved surgeons to consider transplanting organs deemed as less than "perfect" in an effort... more
Video: Could you fail a drug test by taking CBD?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a non-psychoactive compound produced by the marijuana plant that seems to be everywhere these days. Maybe you've even been asked if you'd like it... more
Alzheimer's therapy may be effective in treating individuals addicted to opioids  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Clinical trial results reveal that a medication used to treat Alzheimer's disease may also be an effective therapy for individuals addicted to opioids. The findings are... more
Opioid maker agrees to pay $225M to settle federal probes  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The Justice Department says opioid manufacturer Insys Therapeutics has agreed to pay $225 million to settle federal criminal and civil investigations more
Medical News Today: Causes of vivid dreams  MNT · 3 weeks
Some common causes of vivid dreams include sleep deprivation, alcohol consumption, and substance use. Practicing good sleep hygiene may help prevent them. Learn more about the causes of vivid dreams here. more
Early-life challenges affect how children focus, face the day  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Experiences such as poverty, residential instability, or parental divorce or substance abuse, can affect executive function and lead to changes in a child's brain chemistry, muting the effects of stress... more
Reducing opioid prescriptions after C-sections  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
There's a better way to take care of patients after C-sections to help them heal faster and manage pain without increasing their risk of long-term opioid use, researchers say. more
Opioids are not sleep aids, and can actually worsen sleep research finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Evidence that taking opioids will help people with chronic pain to sleep better is limited and of poor quality, according to an interdisciplinary team... more
Neolithic pottery sherds from China reveal alcoholic beverage production techniques  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A team of researchers from Stanford University, Zhengzhou University, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology has learned more about the ways Neolithic... more
Insufficient sleep may increase risk of teens engaging in unsafe sexual behaviors  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Teenagers who don't get enough sleep may be at an increased risk of engaging in unsafe sexual behaviors, such as not using condoms or... more
For many, friends and family, not doctors, serve as a gateway to opioid misuse  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
In a common narrative of the path to opioid misuse, people become addicted to painkillers after a doctor prescribed them... more
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