Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PSTResearchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health found that employment status is a factor in nonmedical use of prescription opioids and prescription stimulants.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PSTThe recent legalization of recreational marijuana (cannabis) use in California, Colorado, and Washington reflect the sweeping changes in the attitudes and perceptions towards marijuana use in the...
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 02:00:00 PSTBetween 30 and 80% of people in Africa, especially women, regularly eat clayey soil - this habit is known as geophagy. They consume between 100 and 400 g per day.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 02:00:00 PSTAlthough some research suggests that light to moderate drinking is good for the heart, a new study shows it may lead to a form of arrhythmia.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PSTNew study suggests alcohol intake should be considered a risk factor for melanoma, after finding white wine may be independently linked to the skin cancer.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:00:00 PSTTwo new studies suggest the hallucinogenic compound in magic mushrooms - psilocybin - may ease anxiety and depression in patients with advanced cancer.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PSTThe drug baclofen has received high visibility as a possible breakthrough treatment for alcohol dependence1.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PSTUse of syringe services programs (SSPs) has increased substantially during the past decade, but most people who inject drugs still don't always use sterile needles, according to a new CDC Vital...
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PSTResearchers have uncovered evidence that marijuana reduces blood flow in the brain, particularly in the hippocampus - the region affected by Alzheimer's.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 07:00:00 PSTResearchers discover a previously unrecognized genetic basis for alcohol consumption in a pathway that links a liver hormone to a brain receptor.
Sat, 26 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PSTScientists have created a vaccine that they say can stop opioid painkillers from reaching the brain, reducing the risk of death from opioid overdose.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PSTHow alcohol intake influences the amount of calories we consume is a hot topic for debate. New research using a rat model yields surprising results.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PSTNew, large-scale research examines the association between different patterns of alcohol consumption and different types of stroke.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PSTLaboratory rats will drink alcohol if it's available, and may even get a little tipsy, researchers report in a new study. But they won't voluntarily drink until they're drunk.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PSTAcademics in the University of Surrey's Department of Chemistry have developed a new diagnostic test for cocaine and benzoylecgonine (the main metabolite for cocaine) in urine and oral fluid.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PSTNew study says there is sufficient evidence that marijuana lowers dopamine levels in the brain, which may explain why some users experience mental illness.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PSTAlcohol will cause around 135,000 cancer deaths over the next 20 years and will cost the NHS an estimated £2 billion in treatments, according to estimates from a new report by Sheffield...
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PSTA new review suggests marijuana has the potential to treat substance use disorders - such as opioid addiction - and some mental health disorders.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PSTTo date, there are not particularly effective therapies for AUD, with only three FDA approved drugs along with behavioral modification programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 03:00:00 PSTA new study has found that adolescents suffering from bipolar disorder are more likely to develop substance use disorders if they have lower gray matter volume in the brain, a clue that can help in...
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 03:00:00 PSTThe enforcement of prohibition - a ban on the production, supply, possession, and use of some drugs for non-medical purposes - causes huge harm, and doctors should lead calls for drug policy...
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PSTResearchers have identified a compound that alleviates chronic pain in the same way as marijuana, but without the side effects of the drug.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PSTA new study links the use of marijuana to stress cardiomyopathy, a rare heart malfunction that has the same symptoms as a heart attack.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PSTResearchers find moderate alcohol intake - especially intake of beer and hard liquor - may slow the decline of 'good' low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.
Sat, 12 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PSTResearchers find chemicals in marijuana called cannabinoids activate specific receptors in mitochondrial cells of the hippocampus to cause memory loss.