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October 25, 2016

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October 25, 2016

Drug Use in Business Bathrooms in New York City Surveyed

Oct. 24, 2016 — This is the first quantitative study of business manager encounters with drug use which suggests overdose recognition and naloxone training, combined with the operation of supervised injection ... read more

New Effort Aims to Prevent Surgery-Related Opioid Addiction Across Michigan

Oct. 24, 2016 — With 40 percent of opioid medications in Michigan prescribed by surgeons, a team has launched an effort to encourage safer prescribing across the state, and a map of drug takeback ... read more

Fake IDs Are a Red Flag for Problem Behaviors

Oct. 21, 2016 — Have you heard of the CNN effect? There is also a “fake ID effect:” This is when a fake piece of identification facilitates later harms. Researchers already know that underage college students ... read more

New Approach to Block Binge Eating

Oct. 6, 2016 — A new therapeutic target for the treatment of compulsive binge eating has been identified by researchers. They report the beneficial effects of the activation of a class of receptors, Trace ... read more

Mental Illness Genetically Linked to Drug Use and Misuse

Oct. 6, 2016 — There are many reports of drug use leading to mental health problems, and we all know of someone having a few too many drinks to cope with a bad day. Many people who are diagnosed with a mental ... read more

Alcoholism Worsens Insomnia, but There Is Hope

Oct. 6, 2016 — Individuals with alcohol dependence (AD) often have sleep-related disorders such as insomnia, circadian-rhythm sleep disorders, breathing-related sleep disorders, movement disorders, and parasomnias ... read more

Family Drug and Alcohol Court's 'Humane' Approach Keeps More Families Together

Oct. 4, 2016 — Mothers reunited with their children after care proceedings in the Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) are more likely to stay off drugs and alcohol for longer and their family life less likely to ... read more

Oct. 4, 2016 — Regular users of cannabis are less aware of their own mistakes, and they are not good at creative thinking, concludes new research on the effects of ... read more

New System Can Detect Cocaine at Low Concentrations

Oct. 3, 2016 — A new method to detect cocaine and mycoplasma at very low concentrations has been developed by researchers. It has been designed as an alternative for use in laboratories and is potentially more ... read more

More Than Half of Persons With Alzheimer's Disease Aged 90 Years or More Use Psychotropic Drugs

Oct. 3, 2016 — Psychotropic drug use is rather common among persons aged 90 years of more diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease compared with those who were diagnosed at younger age, concludes a study in Finland. ... read more

Sep. 29, 2016 — A study using a new imaging method has revealed that, surprisingly, cocaine accumulates in the eyes of zebrafish. The findings indicate that chemicals – especially psychoactive drugs – need to be ... read more

If Legalizing Pot, Consider Health, Not Profits, Analysis Says

Sep. 28, 2016 — A new analysis of marijuana legislation offers a framework for states that are considering legalizing the drug and want to protect public health, rather than corporate ... read more

Identifying Ecstasy's Dangerous Path

Sep. 28, 2016 — In an important discovery in the battle against the United States’ growing drug epidemic, an economist has found the Carolinas could be a hotspot for the trafficking and production of the drug ... read more

Specific Trauma Experiences Contribute to Women's Alcohol Use, Differs by Race

Sep. 22, 2016 — Trauma exposure has consistently been reported as a risk factor for alcohol use and related problems. Further, racial differences in alcohol use, alcohol use disorder (AUD), and trauma exposure ... read more

Older Adults With Long-Term Alcohol Dependence Lose Neurocognitive Abilities

Sep. 22, 2016 — Heavy drinking can lead to neurophysiological and cognitive changes ranging from disrupted sleep to more serious neurotoxic effects. Aging can also contribute to cognitive decline. Several studies on ... read more

New Treatment for Depressed Smokers Trying to Quit

Sep. 20, 2016 — Why is quitting smoking particularly difficult for depressed people? Researchers are now testing a new smoking cessation treatment combining medication and behavioral activation therapy targeted at ... read more

Sleep Habits, Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Use Linked, Shows Research

Sep. 19, 2016 — A possible link between adolescent sleep habits and early substance abuse has been identified by researchers. The study found that both sleep duration and sleep quality during late childhood predict ... read more

Sep. 19, 2016 — Opioid dependence -- which includes dependence on drugs such as heroin -- affects how 'cute' we perceive images of children to be, new research shows. As cuteness can trigger caregiving ... read more

Sep. 19, 2016 — Teaching kids about drugs, alcohol and sex appears to be less controversial than ever before but parents want to see health education classes cover more ... read more

Drinking Beer Helps Us See Happy Faces Faster

Sep. 18, 2016 — What does drinking beer really do? A new study has shown that drinking beer affects the way we see specific emotions and allows us to see happy faces faster. It also has surprising effects on sexual ... read more

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