Drugs & Alcohol
Artificial intelligence technique can be used to identify alcohol misuse in trauma setting  NEWS MEDICAL · 10 hours
A first-of-its kind study has demonstrated that an artificial intelligence technique can be used to identify trauma patients who misuse alcohol. more
A scientific method for perfect cheese fondue  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Cheese fondue is an icon of Swiss cuisine and a dinner party staple. While it may seem like a simple dish, getting the texture right can be a challenge for optimal mouthfeel, dipping and... more
More states say doctors must offer overdose reversal drug along with opioids  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
In a growing number of states, patients who get opioids for serious pain may leave their doctors' offices with a second prescription — for... more
Researchers discover several genes linked to increased use of alcohol and tobacco  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
The use of alcohol and tobacco is closely linked to several diseases, and is a contributing factor in many deaths. more
Material used to filter beer and wine could transfer heavy metals to it  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A frosty mug of beer or ruby-red glass of wine just wouldn't be the same if the liquid was murky or gritty.... more
Acetaminophen significantly reduced in-hospital delirium  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Patients treated with acetaminophen demonstrated a significant reduction in in-hospital delirium. Moreover, those given acetaminophen also were more likely to have shorter stays in the intensive care unit, less breakthrough pain. Those patients who did experience delirium had... more
Peer support, healing hands may curb prescription opioid misuse  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A program offering group support, acupuncture, mindfulness, massage and gentle exercise may help prevent patients on prescription opioids from spiraling down to drug misuse, overdose and death, according to a... more
A scientific method for perfect fondue  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Cheese fondue is an icon of Swiss cuisine and a dinner party staple. While it may seem like a simple dish, getting the texture right can be a challenge for optimal mouthfeel, dipping and flavor release.... more
Keeping heavy metals out of beer and wine  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A frosty mug of beer or ruby-red glass of wine just wouldn't be the same if the liquid was murky or gritty. That's why producers of alcoholic beverages usually filter them. But... more
Why Do So Many Americans Now Support Legalizing Marijuana?  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
Here's why public opinion has changed dramatically in favor of pot legalization. more
Heavy cigarette smoking could damage vision, say researchers  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
New research suggests that smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day may damage a person’s vision and disrupt their ability to see colors. more
Smoking More Than 20 Cigarettes a Day Can Damage Vision, Study Says  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
Heavy smokers – those who smoke more than 20 cigarettes a day — have significant changes in the red-green and blue-yellow color vision and a... more
Parents: Keep medical marijuana dispensaries away from kids  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Seven in 10 parents think they should have a say in whether dispensaries are located near their child's school or daycare and most say they should be banned within a certain distance... more
Heavy smoking can damage vision  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day can damage your vision, researchers find. more
Medical News Today: Marijuana may be risky for those with heart disease  MNT · 4 days
The case of a 70-year-old man who had a heart attack after eating a marijuana lollipop has caused concern in the medical community. more
Heavy smoking could lead to vision loss, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day can damage your vision, a study co-authored by a Rutgers researcher finds. more
Smoking may blight immune response against melanoma and reduce survival  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Melanoma patients with a history of smoking cigarettes are 40 per cent less likely to survive their skin cancer than people who have never smoked, according to a... more
Scientists identify link between drinking contexts and early onset intoxication among adolescents  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Early onset drinking, drinking and intoxication at an early age among adolescents, has been identified as a primary risk for later heavy drinking, alcohol... more
Drinking contexts associated with early onset of alcohol intoxication among adolescents  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
New research has begun to identify the circumstances by examining relationships between early age of first intoxication (less than 15 years), drinking in different contexts such... more
Study finds genetic vulnerability to use of menthol cigarettes  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A genetic variant found only in people of African descent significantly increases a smoker's preference for cigarettes containing menthol, a flavor additive. more
Vapers develop cancer-related gene deregulation as cigarette smokers  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
If you think vaping is benign, think again. A small USC study shows that e-cig users develop some of the same cancer-related molecular changes in oral tissue as cigarette smokers, adding to... more
Teens living in US states allowing medical marijuana smoke less cannabis  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
According to a large-scale study of American high school students, legalizing medicinal marijuana has actually led to a drop in cannabis use among teenagers. The study... more
Genetic vulnerability to menthol cigarette use  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A genetic variant found only in people of African descent significantly increases a smoker's preference for cigarettes containing menthol, a flavor additive. The variant of the MRGPRX4 gene is five to eight times more frequent among... more
Most triggers for irregular heartbeat can be easily modified  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A personal survey of patients with atrial fibrillatio, one of the most important causes of irregular heartbeats, has found that the majority of triggers for the condition are easily modifiable... more
Opioid maker used rap video to push powerful painkiller  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Employees at a drug company accused of bribing doctors rapped and danced around a human-size bottle of a highly addictive fentanyl spray in a video meant to motivate sales reps... more
Brexit uncorks fears for French wine industry  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
French wine makers may be "selling like crazy" to Britain as their clients stock up ahead of Brexit, but they say the country's looming departure from the European Union promises nothing but problems. more
Is hemp the same thing as marijuana?  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
There's been a lot of discussion about hemp recently, since the 2018 Farm Bill made it legal for farmers to grow industrial hemp for the first time since the passage of the 1970 Controlled... more
Teen sickened after schoolmate gives her marijuana edible  ABC NEWS · 7 days
A 13-year-old girl has been accused of giving edible marijuana gummy bears to some classmates at her school, causing another girl to be hospitalized more
Discharged, dismissed: ERs often miss chance to set overdose survivors on ‘better path’  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
The last time heroin landed Marissa Angerer in a Midland, Texas, emergency room — naked and unconscious — was May 2016. But... more
Medical News Today: How does smoking affect people with asthma?  MNT · 1 week
Smoking, second-hand smoke, and e-cigarette vapor can all aggravate a person's asthma symptoms. Learn more about the link between asthma and smoking here. more
Medical News Today: Breast cancer: Cut down on alcohol to lower risk  MNT · 1 week
The results of a new study show that Australian women remain unaware of the fact that alcohol consumption really does increase breast cancer risk. more
Breakthrough test developed to measure pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A breakthrough test developed by Indiana University School of Medicine researchers to measure pain in patients could help stem the tide of the opioid crisis in Indiana, and throughout the rest of the nation. more
Fentanyl deaths from 'Mexican oxy' pills hit Arizona hard  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A flood of illicit fentanyl flowing from Mexico into the Southwest is pushing the synthetic opioid into the top spot for all fatal drug overdoses in the U.S more
Marijuana use during adolescence increases risk of depression and suicidal thoughts  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Marijuana is commonly used by teenagers but not much is known about how that use might impact mood and risk of suicide later in life. more
Insurance rules make it harder to treat opioid use disorder  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Insurance industry cost-control measures may be worsening the nation's opioid epidemic by limiting access to a key medication that treats addiction, according to experts. more
Relapse dreams more common in people with severe alcohol, drug addiction history  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Vivid dreams involving drinking and drug use are common among individuals in recovery. A study from the Massachusetts General Hospital Recovery Research Institute, published... more
Drinking and drug-use dreams in recovery tied to more severe addiction history  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Vivid dreams involving drinking and drug use are common among individuals in recovery. A study finds these relapse dreams are more common in those... more
An "epidemic" of vaping amongst US teens  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported this week that in 2018 there are around 4.9 million American teenagers who are using tobacco in the form of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars and... more
Medical News Today: How safe are e-cigarettes? The debate continues  MNT · 1 week
As more people use e-cigarettes, debates about their safety continue. For now, NHS England and Scotland conclude that smoking tobacco does more harm. more
Investigating cell stress for better health -- and better beer  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Human beings are not the only ones who suffer from stress -- even microorganisms can be affected. Now, researchers have devised a new method to study how single... more
Investigating cell stress for better health—and better beer  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Human beings are not the only ones who suffer from stress—even microorganisms become stressed out. Now, researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have devised a new method to study how single... more
Surrounded by low achievers—High on positive emotions?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The phenomenon tremendously important for a person's self-perception is referred to as the "Big Fish, Little Pond Effect" (BFLPE). A fish perceives itself as big when it swims in a comparatively small pond. This... more
Mild ecstasy use linked to greater empathy, PTSD research  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
MDMA or ecstasy is a popular rave drug used in party circuits to generate euphoria and become more sociable. Researchers from the University of Exeter and University College London have... more
Surrounded by low achievers:High on positive emotions?  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers demonstrate negative impacts of high-achieving environment on school students' individual emotional well-being. more
Medical News Today: Natural ways to boost fertility  MNT · 1 week
People can increase their chances of getting pregnant naturally by reducing alcohol use, maintaining a healthy weight, and quitting smoking. Learn more here. more
Youth smoking decline stalls, and vaping may be to blame  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A large study shows cigarette smoking rates for U.S. kids have stopped falling, and health officials believe youth vaping is responsible more
Medical News Today: Alcohol use disorder: A step toward better treatment?  MNT · 2 weeks
Current treatments for alcohol use disorder are unsatisfactory, but recent research points toward a new intervention that may also benefit mood disorders. more
Alcohol use disorder: A step toward better treatment?  MNT · 2 weeks
Current treatments for alcohol use disorder are unsatisfactory, but recent research points toward a new intervention that may also benefit mood disorders. more
New heated tobacco device causes same damage to lung cells as e-cigs and smoking, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study that directly compares new heated tobacco devices with vaping and traditional cigarettes shows... more
Potent marijuana edibles can pose a major unrecognized risk to patients with cardiovascular disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
With widespread legalization and increasing use, more care, education a research needed about how each marijuana formulation may affect and... more
Chemists develop a catalyst to oxidize alkanes in mild conditions  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
RUDN chemists developed a catalyst to oxidize alkanes without additional heating and under regular pressure. This will simplify the process of obtaining alcohols, acids, and other substances used... more
Marijuana Lollipop May Have Triggered Man's Heart Attack  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
A marijuana lollipop with a very high dose THC may have triggered a man's heart attack. more
Marijuana edibles carry risk and side effects for patients with cardiovascular disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
As marijuana legalization sweeps North America, use of the substance has been on the rise, and the public's attitude is shifting. An increasing number... more
LGBTQ youths are more likely to suffer negative outcomes in child welfare system  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youths are more likely to end up in foster care or unstable housing and suffer... more
New heated tobacco device is as toxic as vaping and traditional cigarettes  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study that directly compares new heated tobacco devices with vaping and traditional cigarettes shows that all three are toxic to human lung... more
OHSU research uncovers new target to prevent, treat alcoholism  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
New research conducted at OHSU in Portland, Oregon, identifies a gene that could provide a new target for developing medication to prevent and treat alcoholism. more
Researchers find a dearth of mental health interventions for ethnic minority American youth  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Hispanic and Latino youth are more likely to drink alcohol at a younger age than their African-American and non-Hispanic Caucasian peers, but... more
Coroners issue warnings following new opioid death spikes  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Coroners in two of Ohio's largest counties have issued drug abuse warnings following the reappearance of an opioid so powerful it's sometimes used to sedate elephants more
Your Dog Can Get Sick from Marijuana. Here's How to Prevent Pot Poisoning.  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Pets can get sick — or, in rare cases, die — from eating cannabis. Second-hand smoke can affect animals as well. Follow... more
Changing nature of opioid epidemic could be responsible for increase in overdose deaths  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The opioid epidemic in the United States could be responsible for 700,000 overdose deaths between 2016 and 2025, according to a new... more
Novel protein sensor allows researchers to observe nicotine's movements in cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
When a person takes a puff on a cigarette, nicotine floods into the brain, latching onto receptors on the surface of neurons and producing feelings of... more
New target to prevent, treat alcoholism identified  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have identified a gene that could provide a new target for developing medication to prevent and treat alcoholism. more
FDA questions Juul, Altria commitment to combat teen vaping  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
FDA questions commitment to stop teen vaping from e-cigarette maker Juul, partner Altria more
Feds halt 2 Tennessee pharmacies' opioid dispensing for now  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A prosecutor says the Justice Department has filed a first-of-its-kind complaint to stop two Tennessee pharmacies, their owner and three pharmacists from dispensing opioids and other controlled substances more
FDA wants new meetings with Juul, Altria on teen vaping  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
FDA wants new meetings with e-cigarette maker Juul and partner Altria, questions commitment to stopping teen vaping more
Wine before beer, or beer before wine? Either way, you'll be hungover, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
'Beer before wine and you'll feel fine; wine before beer and you'll feel queer' goes the age-old aphorism. But scientists... more
Medical News Today: Does drinking beer before wine ease the hangover?  MNT · 2 weeks
Will drinking beer before wine really make you feel fine the next day? New research investigates the truth behind this widely held belief. more
How to keep your pets safe from marijuana poisoning  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
If you live with a pet, there is a good chance you consider it to be a member of your family. It is well established that companion animals, ranging from... more
WATCH: Hangover helper? Not really, study finds  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A study of 90 people found that drinking beer before wine, compared with wine before beer, didn't affect hangovers. more
JUUL under scrutiny for raising nicotine levels in e-cigarettes  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new report has been released that scrutinizes the steady nicotine increases in flavored e-cigarettes by the popular vaping company, JUUL. more
Beer before wine does not change hangover severity  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Despite popular belief, drinking beer before wine does not reduce the severity of veisalgia, otherwise known as a hangover, the following day. more
What ‘dope sick’ really feels like  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Detoxing off heroin or opioids without medication is sheer hell. I should know. For many users, full-blown withdrawal is often foreshadowed by a yawn, or perhaps a runny nose, a sore back, sensitive skin or a... more
Household rules and conversations help guide teen marijuana use  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
When Washington voters legalized marijuana in 2012, many parents found themselves with a new teachable moment. more
Indoor smoking bans may not fully protect children, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The harmful effects of exposure to tobacco smoke have been known for many years. Cigarette and cigar smokers are at significantly higher risk of contracting all sorts of... more
JUUL raises nicotine levels in its e-cigarettes  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Popular e-cigarette manufacturer Juul is one of the fastest growing vaping companies around. It has been targeting youngsters and adolescents with their flavoured e-cigarettes. The company has recently come under scrutiny for steadily raising... more
Parenting in the age of legal pot: Household rules, conversations help guide teen use  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The legalization of marijuana in Washington state in 2012 gave parents the opportunity for a new teachable moment. Many say... more
This is a neuron on nicotine  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Newly developed sensors visually illustrate how nicotine affects cells from the inside out. more
How a telenovela was adapted for US audiences: With more sex, violence and alcohol  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Spanish-language telenovela "Juana la Virgen" was remade into "Jane the Virgin" for American audiences in 2014, following a trail... more
Medical News Today: How does smoking marijuana affect sperm?  MNT · 2 weeks
A new study investigates how marijuana smoking can affect the quality of sperm. Its findings contradict the researchers' initial hypothesis. more
Binge drinking in adolescence causes lasting changes in emotional center of brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Binge drinking in adolescence has been shown to have lasting effects on the wiring of the brain and is associated with increased risk for psychological problems... more
New study points to potential cure for addiction  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The Akay Lab biomedical research team at the University of Houston is reporting in the journal Nature Scientific Reports that a possible cure for addiction may be found by following the pathways... more
Marijuana smoking linked with higher sperm concentrations  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Men who have smoked marijuana at some point in their life had significantly higher concentrations of sperm when compared with men who have never smoked marijuana, according to new research. The study also found... more
Nicotine while pregnant alters genes, study suggests  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers report that a possible cure for addiction may be found by following the pathways of significantly altered dopamine neurons in newborns who were chronically exposed to nicotine in utero. more
US attorney in Philadelphia sues over safe injection site  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The top federal prosecutor in Philadelphia has filed suit to stop a nonprofit from opening a safe injection site to address the city's opioid problem more
Cannabinoid compounds may inhibit growth of colon cancer cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Medical marijuana has gained attention in recent years for its potential to relieve pain and short-term anxiety and depression. Now, researchers say some cannabinoid compounds may actually inhibit the growth... more
New study estimates prevalence and risk factors for misuse of prescribed opioids  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety study estimates the prevalence and risk factors for self-reported misuse of prescribed opioids in the general adult population. more
HEROES awarded two grants to support opioid intervention program in Houston  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The Houston Emergency Response Opioid Engagement System was recently awarded two grants that will help fund the opioid intervention program through the end of 2020. more
Cannabinoid compounds may reduce viability of colon cancer cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Medical marijuana has gained attention in recent years for its potential to relieve pain and short-term anxiety and depression. Now, Penn State College of Medicine researchers say some cannabinoid compounds... more
Large genetic analysis of impulsiveness reveals links with psychiatric disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Impulsiveness and substance use share a genetic basis, according to genome-wide association studies published in JNeurosci by academic and industry researchers. more
Beer a bitter pill to swallow for thermal tasters, research says  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Beer lovers widely agree that while the world's most popular alcoholic drink can be slightly bitter or mildly sour, it's pleasant overall. But for about 20... more
Are Electronic Cigarettes Facilitating Illicit Drug Use?  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In this interview, Dr. Michelle Peace provides an introduction to her research into the use of e-cigarettes for the inhalation of illicit drugs. more
Opioid-related auto fatalities in Maryland remain stable from 2006 to 2017  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new approach to defining opioid-related auto fatalities provides insight into the nature and distribution of opioid-involved deaths in the state of Maryland, say the authors... more
OxyContin reformulation to curb opioid abuse led to hepatitis C surge, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Public health officials have blamed the shift from prescription opioids to injectable heroin as a cause of the rise in hepatitis C... more
Genetic study of impulsiveness reveals associations with psychiatric disorders  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Impulsiveness and substance use share a genetic basis, according to genome-wide association studies. With more than 20,000 participants, the research represents the largest genetic analysis of impulsive personality traits to... more
What drives patients to use medical marijuana: Mostly chronic pain  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study seeks to understand whether people are using medical cannabis for evidence-based reasons. more
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