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September 25, 2016

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September 25, 2016

Nightclub Goers More Likely to Use New Designer Drugs

Sep. 15, 2016 — Novel Psychoactive Substances are synthetic or “designer” drugs which have increased in popularity in recent years. Few studies in the U.S. have focused on use among one of the highest-risk ... read more

More Difficult to Achieve Controlled Drinking Than to Give Up Alcohol Entirely

Sep. 14, 2016 — People who are seeking treatment for alcohol dependence and whose goal is to quit drinking entirely are more likely to achieve this goal if they are treated by a care provider who advocates total ... read more

Conclusions About the Effects of Electronic Cigarettes Remain the Same

Sep. 13, 2016 — An independent, rigorous assessment of the best available evidence to date about electronic cigarettes for quitting smoking has been released by ... read more

E-Cigarettes May Have Helped 18,000 People Quit Smoking in 2015

Sep. 13, 2016 — E-cigarettes may have helped about 18,000 people in England to give up smoking in 2015, according to new research. It's estimated that 2.8 million people in the UK use e-cigarettes. And they are ... read more

Belief About Nicotine Content in Cigarette May Change Brain Activity and Craving

Sep. 13, 2016 — How the brain responds to nicotine depends on a smoker's belief about the nicotine content in a cigarette, according to new research. The study found that smoking a nicotine cigarette but ... read more

Strong Alcohol Policies Can Help Prevent Suicide

Sep. 12, 2016 — Suicide was the tenth leading cause of death in the United States in 2013. There is clear evidence that intoxication and chronic, heavy drinking are often associated with suicide. While alcohol ... read more

Sep. 8, 2016 — Researchers have discovered how a new epilepsy drug works, which may lead the way to even more effective and safer medications. Currently, the most commonly used anti-epilepsy drugs are ineffective ... read more

Marijuana Use Remains on the Rise Among US College Students, but Narcotic Drug Use Declines

Sep. 8, 2016 — College student marijuana use continues its nearly decade-long increase, according to the most recent national Monitoring the Future ... read more

Physical Activity May Offset Some of Alcohol's Lethal Harms

Sep. 7, 2016 — Exercising, at even basic recommended weekly physical activity levels (at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity), may offset some of the harmful effects of drinking alcohol, suggests new ... read more

College Educated More Likely to Use E-Cigs to Quit Cigarette Smoking

Sep. 7, 2016 — Users of both electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and cigarettes may be more intent on quitting tobacco, but that intention seems to drop off among less educated smokers, according to a ... read more

Measuring Brain’s Electric Activity to Pinpoint When Cocaine-Addicted Individuals Are Most Vulnerable to Relapse

Sep. 7, 2016 — New research using electroencephalography, or EEG, indicates that adults addicted to cocaine may be increasingly vulnerable to relapse from day two to one month of abstinence and most vulnerable ... read more

New Research Supports Hep C Treatment for People Who Use Drugs

Sep. 7, 2016 — Global health experts are today are calling for the removal of restrictions preventing people who use drugs from accessing new hepatitis C cures. So long as these restrictions exist, the goal of ... read more

More Evidence That TV Ads May Influence Kids' Drinking

Sep. 7, 2016 — The more advertising kids see for particular brands of alcohol, the more they consume of those brands, according to a new study. The work adds to evidence linking alcohol advertising to underage ... read more

Scientists Reverse Alcohol Dependence in Animal Models

Sep. 6, 2016 — The more a person drinks, the more they reinforce activation in the neuronal "circuit," which then drives further alcohol use and addiction. It's as if the brain carves a special path ... read more

Gamblers More Prone to Violent Behavior

Sep. 6, 2016 — Men who gamble are more likely to act violently towards others, with the most addicted gamblers the most prone to serious violence. A new study found that gambling in any capacity -- pathological, ... read more

Young People Exposed to Vaping Ads Less Likely to Think Occasional Smoking Bad for Health

Sep. 6, 2016 — Exposure to advertisements for e-cigarettes may decrease the perceived health risks of occasional tobacco smoking, suggests new research, prompting concern that this may lead more young people to ... read more

Heredity a Major Factor in ADHD, Binge Eating and Alcohol Dependence

Sep. 5, 2016 — It is mostly hereditary factors that lie behind adults with ADHD often developing alcohol dependence and binge eating, concludes new research. Since heredity plays such a large role, it is important ... read more

Sep. 1, 2016 — Smoking the equivalent of a single 'spliff' of cannabis makes people less willing to work for money while 'high,' finds a new study. The research is the first to reliably ... read more

Increasing Number of US Adults Using Marijuana as Fewer People Perceive the Drug as Harmful

Aug. 31, 2016 — An increasing number of US adults are using marijuana, as fewer people perceive the drug as harmful, according to a survey of over 500000 US adults conducted between 2002 and 2014. As marijuana has ... read more

High Alcohol Intake Associated With Slightly Decreased Female Fertility

Aug. 31, 2016 — Women who drink 14 or more servings of alcohol a week are slightly more likely to have reduced fertility, suggests a new study. In developed countries, up to 24% of couples experience infertility, ... read more

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