Fri, 28 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDTIn a remarkable "two for one" discovery, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have illuminated a key molecular player in the addictive effects of morphine in...
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDTHospital admission rates are 55 per cent higher in some areas than in others because of a greater prevalence of conditions such as diabetes, alcoholism, dementia and socioeconomic deprivation.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDTWith gender roles becoming increasingly equal, women are catching up with men in term of alcohol intake and its harmful effects, a new analysis finds.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDTThe BMA has called for a national helpline to support patients with addiction problems as part of a new project to tackle prescription drug dependence.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDTThe links between schizophrenia and drug abuse are a hotly debated topic. A new Danish study casts their net wide and gleams new insight.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDTResearchers have unveiled the most detailed picture to date of cannabinoid receptor 1 and how marijuana's psychoactive ingredient THC binds to it.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PDTUnderstand how alcohol consumption may be connected to bipolar and why that link exists. This article looks at common symptoms of a bipolar episode.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDTThey say the situation has become a public health and primary care emergency.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDTThe smokeless tobacco product snus, which is used mainly in Sweden but also is sold in the U.S.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDTPeople who regularly smoke large amounts of marijuana may have lower bone density, increasing their later-life risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDTAsthma is a condition that causes breathing difficulties. Learn how alcohol use can affect asthma and how to lower the chances of an attack.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDTParental absence is known to increase the risk of alcohol and tobacco use in adulthood. A new study finds that this behavior begins earlier than thought.
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDTIn the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics a report by German investigators headed by professor Brakemeier introduces a new form of psychotherapeutic treatment for substance abuse...
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDTA new analysis reveals that cirrhosis and acute on chronic liver failure (ACLF, a deterioration of liver function in patients with cirrhosis that results in the failure of one or more organs)...
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDTScientists have crystallized a protein that is expected to reveal how nicotine affects the brain. The breakthrough could lead to new treatments.
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDTPhysicians can help smokers reduce or quit smoking, and a new review published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) aims to help them manage smoking cessation for their patients.
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDTResearchers from Valencia and the Basque Country have developed a new method to detect cocaine and mycoplasma at very low concentrations.
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDTFindings can help state and local public health departments tailor tobacco prevention and control interventions.
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDTIn this new era of legalized marijuana, far too little research has been conducted on the effect of cannabis on the development of human embryos, say researchers at Georgetown University Medical...
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDTOdds of prescription opioid use disorder rises 37 percent among adults age 18 to 25 who are nonmedical users.
Sun, 02 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDTNew research finds alcohol affects the same brain pathways as fast-acting antidepressants, perhaps explaining why some people feel alcohol boosts mood.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PDTNIH-funded multi-site clinical trial suggests that smokers may also benefit.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDTA new national study shows for the first time how smoking bans in cities, states and counties led young people living in those areas to give up, or never take up, the use of cigarettes.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDTStudy suggests half of opioids prescribed to dental surgery patients go unused, creating a surplus that may contribute to the opioid epidemic.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDTNew evidence shows that long-term alcohol dependence can significantly disrupt a range of specific cognitive abilities, particularly as we age.