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May 25, 2015

Parents Are Integral in Stopping Rise as Teen E-Cigarette Usage Triples

May 22, 2015 — Though many think e-cigarettes are helping to reduce the number of smokers in the US, research is showing the opposite is true when it comes to teens. Experts recently released data showing that in ... read more

Raising a Glass to the Holidays: Research Finds Extra Alcohol Sold, Consumed on Holidays

May 21, 2015 — Asking people about what they drink on holidays and other special occasions shows we drink around the equivalent of 12 million more bottles of wine a week than we previously thought in England. ... read more

New Study Challenges Claims on Aldehyde Content of Third Generation E-Cigarettes

May 21, 2015 — In January 2015 a report found that a third generation e-cigarette -- an e-cigarette with variable power settings -- set to the maximum power and long puff duration generated levels of formaldehyde ... read more

Americans Know Someone Who Has Abused Prescription Painkillers, Poll Shows

May 18, 2015 — Results of a new poll show that in an era when concern about drug abuse has been very high, more US adults are concerned about prescription painkiller abuse than about ... read more

Recreational Drug Use on Weekends Often Morphs Into Daily Use, Study Finds

May 13, 2015 — More than half of patients who report 'weekend-only' drug use end up expanding their drug use to weekdays, too -- suggesting that primary care clinicians should monitor patients who ... read more

Strong Evidence Still Lacking on Medical Marijuana for Pain

May 15, 2015 — With increasing numbers of chronic pain patients experimenting with marijuana to get relief, physicians need to learn more about the plant and its constituents to counsel patients appropriately about ... read more

PartySmart: Could the Infamous 'Hangover' Become Extinct?

May 14, 2015 — It’s a Sunday morning, you didn’t get back home until 3:30am, your head is banging, your throat is sore and to top it off, your mouth is dry. Later the fatigue will kick in, making it impossible ... read more

Medical Marijuana Pill May Not Be Effective in Treating Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia

May 13, 2015 — Medical marijuana pills may not help treat behavioral symptoms of dementia, such as aggression, pacing and wandering, a new study concludes. However, researchers did find that the drug dosage used in ... read more

What's the Forecast? Cutting Off the Supply of Psychoactive Substances

May 13, 2015 — The use of novel psychoactive substances -- synthetic compounds with stimulant or hallucinogenic effects -- is on the rise. The diversity and breadth of these substances has led policymakers, law ... read more

Public Health Advisories Linked With Reduction of Codeine Dispensing to Postpartum Women

May 12, 2015 — Public health advisories from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Health Canada were associated with significant reductions in the rate of dispensing of codeine to postpartum women, ... read more

Debate: Is the Long Term Use of Psychiatric Drugs Harmful?

May 12, 2015 — The benefits of psychiatric drugs have been exaggerated and the harms underplayed due to poor trial designs, argues an expert in a new article. But another expert and a patient contend that the ... read more

May 13, 2015 — Secondhand exposure to cannabis smoke under 'extreme conditions,' such as an unventilated room or enclosed vehicle, can cause nonsmokers to feel the effects of the drug, have minor problems ... read more

Smoking and Angioplasty: Not a Good Combination

May 12, 2015 — Quitting smoking when you have angioplasty is associated with better quality of life and less chest pain. People who continued to smoke after angioplasty had much worse chest pain and quality of life ... read more

Researchers Discover How Cocaine, Amphetamines Disrupt the Brain's Normal Functioning

May 11, 2015 — In a major advance in the field of neuropsychiatry, researchers have illuminated how cocaine and amphetamines disrupt the normal functioning of the dopamine transporter in the brain. This discovery ... read more

'Coolness' Motivates Young Suburban Drug Dealers Who Quit to Avoid Problems

May 11, 2015 — Young, white suburban drug dealers and stereotypical urban dealers are motivated to sell drugs for the same reason – to be “cool,” but when suburban dealers are exposed to extreme violence or ... read more

Frequent Trips to ER Are Powerful Predictor of Death from Prescription Drug Overdoses

May 11, 2015 — Among individuals who visited the emergency department, the risk of subsequently dying from prescription drug overdose increased markedly based on how many times they visited the ER. Relative to ... read more

Alcohol Treatment Programs Prove Effective in Cutting Reoffending, Study Shows

May 12, 2015 — Offenders enrolled in alcohol treatment programs as part of their sentence are significantly less likely to be charged or reconvicted in the 12 months following their program, a study has shown. ... read more

Brain Protein Linked to Binge-Drinking Behavior

May 11, 2015 — Scientists have discovered that a brain protein has a key role in controlling binge drinking in animal models. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, binge drinking -- ... read more

'Not Just a Flavoring:' Menthol, Nicotine Combined Desensitize Airway Receptors

May 11, 2015 — Menthol acts in combination with nicotine to desensitize the type of nicotinic receptors found in lungs and airways that are responsible for nicotine's irritation, say researchers. They say ... read more

New Report: First Compilation of Global Addictions

May 11, 2015 — The world's first comprehensive report on global addictions has revealed that Australians smoke less tobacco and drink less alcohol than the British, but Aussies take more illicit ... read more

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