Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PSTWorldwide, an estimated 119,000 children are born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) each year, a new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:00:00 PSTThe National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have analyzed over 10,000 studies to better understand the benefits and harms of cannabis.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PSTLearn if marijuana affects ADHD and if medical marijuana is available as a treatment. What are the risks, and can marijuana treat children with ADHD?
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PSTThe U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has reported that cannabis use by persons over age 50 has outpaced recent growth observed across all other age groups.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PSTA team of researchers at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) has found an epigenetic modification that might be the cause of 15% of adult cancers of the throat...
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PSTLeading public health experts warn that youth around the world are exposed to extensive alcohol marketing, and that current controls on that marketing appear ineffective in blocking the association...
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PSTResearch has shown that internet addicts do not always feel guilty about their usage, and in many cases, they do not even perceive their usage as problematic.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PSTIndividuals with opioid use disorder who are treated with buprenorphine, a commonly prescribed drug to treat addiction, are more likely to disengage from treatment programs if they are black or...
Fri, 06 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PSTGambling addiction activates the same brain pathways as drug and alcohol cravings, suggests new research.
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PSTMarijuana use increased and the drug's perceived harmfulness decreased among eighth- and 10th-graders in Washington after marijuana was legalized for recreational use by adults but there was no...
Thu, 29 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PSTA few minutes of counseling could steer people away from risky drug use.The misuse of both prescription and illicit drugs is so prevalent in Tijuana and East Los Angeles that community clinics...
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PSTStates that enacted medical marijuana laws, on average, experienced reductions in traffic fatalities, according to a study by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health.
Mon, 26 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PSTRecent findings appear to reconfirm evidence of a two-way link between schizophrenia and cannabis use, suggesting that one leads to the other.
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PSTWhat is CNS depression and how common is it? What are the symptoms of CNS depression, how is it diagnosed, and what treatments are available?
Wed, 21 Dec 2016 08:00:00 PSTAre you thinking about cutting back on the liquor in 2017? We look at the effects of drinking and how reducing alcohol intake can benefit health.
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 08:00:00 PSTA new study suggests that casual users of marijuana have a stronger relationship with negative moods, compared with heavy and nonusers.
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PSTThe 2016 Monitoring the Future (MTF) annual survey results released from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reflect changing teen behaviors and choices in a social media-infused world.
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PSTA small, preliminary study has found an abnormality involving the retina that may account for altered vision in regular cannabis users. The results are published online by JAMA Ophthalmology.
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 02:00:00 PSTResearchers from the University of South Carolina, Duke University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Metabolon Inc.
Sun, 11 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PSTPsoriasis is a common skin condition but what is it and what are its causes and triggers? Does alcohol affect psoriasis? If so, how?
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:00:00 PSTA new comprehensive literature review suggests symptoms of Parkinson's disease could be treated with marijuana, which could potentially slow progression.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PSTFirst study to successfully detect traces of marijuana chemicals in children's bodies.Relaxing with a joint around children is not very wise.
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.