- Heavy drinking may raise cardiovascular risk by aging the arteries
A new study suggests long-term, consistent heavy drinking may cause arteries to age prematurely and increase cardiovascular risk, especially in men.
- 15 hours ago, 21 Feb 17, 8:00am -
- Nicotine changes how nicotinic receptors are grouped on brain cells
Nicotine the primary compound found within tobacco smoke is known to change the grouping of some subtypes of nicotinic receptors, but the mechanisms for nicotine addiction remain unclear.
- 8 days ago, 14 Feb 17, 8:00am -
- Amphetamine use may 'speed up' heart aging
Using amphetamines may accelerate aging of the heart, suggest researchers. They emphasize that stimulant abusers do physiological and cardiovascular harm.
- 11 days ago, 11 Feb 17, 8:00am -
- Mixing opioids and alcohol may increase likelihood of dangerous respiratory complication
Taking one oxycodone tablet together with even a modest amount of alcohol increases the risk of a potentially life-threatening side effect known as respiratory depression, which causes breathing to...
- 13 days ago, 9 Feb 17, 8:00am -
- Addicted individuals less responsive to reward-anticipation
It may be difficult for addicted individuals to learn when they can expect a reward.
- 18 days ago, 3 Feb 17, 2:00pm -
- Scientists show deep brain stimulation blocks heroin relapse in rats
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found that deep brain stimulation (DBS) can greatly reduce the compulsion to use heroin in standard rat models of addiction.
- 19 days ago, 3 Feb 17, 8:00am -
- 'Synthetic marijuana' may cause serious harm to health
A new review summarizes the adverse health effects linked to synthetic cannabinoids - drugs often marketed as a safe and a legal alternative to marijuana.
- 19 days ago, 2 Feb 17, 5:00pm -
- Bulimia symptoms reduced with electrical brain stimulation
Symptoms of bulimia nervosa may be reduced through the delivery of electricity to certain areas of the brain, according to King's College London.
- 25 days ago, 28 Jan 17, 8:00am -
- Scientists discover why LSD 'acid trip' lasts so long
Scientists have made a discovery that explains why 'acid trips' last for so long when LSD molecules are cleared from the bloodstream in a couple of hours.
- 26 days ago, 27 Jan 17, 8:00am -
- Can Marijuana Help Treat Fibromyalgia?
Many people use marijuana as for pain relief, so might it be used as treatment for fibromyalgia? Learn about what research has to say about the drug.
- 32 days ago, 21 Jan 17, 8:00am -
- Heavy alcohol use in adolescence alters brain electrical activity
Long-term heavy use of alcohol in adolescence alters cortical excitability and functional connectivity in the brain, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio...
- 32 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 2:00pm -
- The global toll of fetal alcohol syndrome
Worldwide, 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.
- 36 days ago, 17 Jan 17, 8:00am -
- What are the risks and benefits of cannabis use? New report sheds light
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have analyzed over 10,000 studies to better understand the benefits and harms of cannabis.
- 39 days ago, 13 Jan 17, 5:00pm -
- Can Marijuana Help Treat ADHD?
Learn if marijuana affects ADHD and if medical marijuana is available as a treatment. What are the risks, and can marijuana treat children with ADHD?
- 39 days ago, 13 Jan 17, 2:00pm -
- More older Americans using cannabis, underscoring need for research
The 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.
- 40 days ago, 13 Jan 17, 8:00am -
- A surprise advance in the treatment of adult cancers
A 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...
- 40 days ago, 13 Jan 17, 8:00am -
- Current controls on alcohol marketing are not protecting youth, warn public health experts
Leading 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...
- 41 days ago, 12 Jan 17, 8:00am -
- New framework could help online addicts reduce their usage
Research 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.
- 41 days ago, 11 Jan 17, 2:00pm -
- Researchers identify factors associated with stopping treatment for opioid dependence
Individuals 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...
- 43 days ago, 9 Jan 17, 2:00pm -
- Gambling addiction triggers the same brain areas as drug and alcohol cravings
Gambling addiction activates the same brain pathways as drug and alcohol cravings, suggests new research.
- 46 days ago, 6 Jan 17, 2:00pm -
- Did teen perception, use of marijuana change after recreational use legalized?
Marijuana 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...
- 49 days ago, 3 Jan 17, 2:00pm -
- Routine drug screening should be part of primary care settings, UCLA study recommends
A 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...
- 55 days ago, 29 Dec 16, 8:00am -
- Traffic fatalities decline in states with medical marijuana laws
States 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.
- 56 days ago, 28 Dec 16, 8:00am -
- Marijuana use and schizophrenia: New evidence suggests link
Recent findings appear to reconfirm evidence of a two-way link between schizophrenia and cannabis use, suggesting that one leads to the other.
- 58 days ago, 26 Dec 16, 8:00am -
- CNS Depression: Symptoms and Treatment
What is CNS depression and how common is it? What are the symptoms of CNS depression, how is it diagnosed, and what treatments are available?
- 62 days ago, 22 Dec 16, 8:00am -