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ER Visits Related to Marijuana Use at a Colorado Hospital Quadruple After Legalization

May 4, 2017 — Visits by teens to a Colorado children's hospital emergency department and its satellite urgent care centers increased rapidly after legalization of marijuana for commercialized medical and ... read more

Prenatal Cocaine Exposure Increases Risk of Higher Teen Drug Use

May 3, 2017 — Mothers smoking crack cocaine during pregnancy -- and its lingering effects on their children -- are the focus of 20-plus years of ongoing research, outlines a new ... read more

Rising Costs, Potential Savings for Generic, Topical Steroids

Apr. 28, 2017 — Although most topical steroids prescribed to patients were generic in a new American study, there was a sharp increase in Medicare Part D and out-of-pocket spending for elderly patients taking these ... read more

National Mental-Health Survey Finds Widespread Ignorance, Stigma

Apr. 27, 2017 — Less than half of Americans can recognize anxiety. Most people don't know what to do about depression even when they spot it. And nearly 8 in 10 don't recognize prescription drug abuse as a ... read more

Cannabis Use in Adolescence Linked to Schizophrenia

Apr. 26, 2017 — A new study points to cannabis as a trigger for schizophrenia. The research finds that smoking pot or using cannabis in other ways during adolescence may serve as a catalyst for schizophrenia in ... read more

Do Medical Marijuana Laws Promote Illicit Cannabis Use and Disorder?

Apr. 26, 2017 — Illicit cannabis use and cannabis use disorders increased at a greater rate in states that passed medical marijuana laws than in other states, according to latest research. The new study is among the ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — Synthetic cannabinoid abuse is a growing problem in the US. New discoveries tied to genetic factors that increase a person's risk for experiencing the most dangerous effects of these drugs could ... read more

Apr. 20, 2017 — Scientists have shown that the risk of developing psychosis, such as hallucinations, from cannabis use is small compared to the number of total ... read more

Volunteering Might Prevent Substance Abuse for Female Student-Athletes

Apr. 20, 2017 — As substance abuse continues to be a health concern in colleges and universities across the US, a social scientist has found that female student-athletes who volunteer in their communities and engage ... read more

For Young Adults, Cigarettes More Pleasurable With Alcohol Than With Pot

Apr. 18, 2017 — Young adults get more pleasure from smoking cigarettes while they are drinking alcohol than they do while using marijuana, according to a new American ... read more

Cannabinoids May Soothe Certain Skin Diseases, Say Researchers

Apr. 18, 2017 — Cannabinoids contain anti-inflammatory properties that could make them useful in the treatment of a wide-range of skin diseases, according to ... read more

Stress Flips Cocaine Relapse to 'On'; Research Switches It Back to 'Off'

Apr. 11, 2017 — Even a single, brief stress can induce days of relapse to cocaine-seeking among rats, but a new study shows how the tendency to relapse persists and how to shut it down, suggesting a new pathway for ... read more

Experimental Small Molecule Shows Potential in Preventing Meth Relapse

Mar. 31, 2017 — The reason methamphetamine users find it so hard to quit -- 88 percent of them relapse, even after rehab -- is that meth takes advantage of the brain's natural learning process, say ... read more

Hair Testing Shows High Prevalence of New Psychoactive Substance Use

Mar. 31, 2017 — Hair samples from 80 young adults outside of NYC nightclubs and dance festivals were tested for 82 drugs and metabolites in a new study using ultra-high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass ... read more

Immune Suppressant Ineffective in Treating Leprosy Inflammation

Mar. 30, 2017 — Throughout the course of a leprosy infection, patients often have episodes of painful inflammation affecting their skin and nerves. Researchers have continuously struggled with finding effective ... read more

Early Use of Marijuana Can Increase Its Negative Health Impacts

Mar. 28, 2017 — The need for age guidelines for marijuana use is the focus of a new study. The findings show that young users report the most impact to their physical and mental ... read more

Prescription Weight-Loss Medication Helps With Opiate Addiction Recovery, Study Confirms

Mar. 24, 2017 — A prescription weight-loss pill decreases the urge to use opiates such as oxycodone, new research confirms. The researchers found that the drug, lorcaserin, reduced the use and craving for the opioid ... read more

Consumption of 'Cannibal Drug' in Adolescence Has Prejudicial Effects on Adulthood

Mar. 22, 2017 — Consumption of the synthetic drug MDPV – a powerful psychostimulant known as ‘cannibal drug’- in adolescence, can increase vulnerability of cocaine addiction during adulthood, according to a ... read more

Drug and Alcohol Problems Linked to Increased Veteran Suicide Risk, Especially in Women

Mar. 16, 2017 — Veterans who have drug or alcohol problems are more than twice as likely to die by suicide as their comrades, a new study finds. And women veterans with substance use disorders have an even higher ... read more

Opioid Epidemic Linked to Childhood Emotional Abuse, Study Shows

Mar. 14, 2017 — A link between adult opioid misuse and childhood emotional abuse has been discovered by researchers, a new finding that suggests a rethinking of treatment approaches for opioid ... read more

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