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Study: Since The 1970s, Drug Overdoses Have Grown Exponentially
NPR The research suggests that the ongoing opioid crisis may be part of a larger epidemic going back decades. The study also shows more users take multiple drugs — many of... 3 hours
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Groups say Medicare discounts threatened in opioid bill
ABC NEWS Consumer and health care groups say they're trying to block the pharmaceutical industry from commandeering opioid legislation and using it to roll back drugmaker discounts to Medicare beneficiaries with high prescription costs 20 hours
Full, but still feasting: Mouse study reveals how urge to eat overpowers a signal to stop
SCIENCE DAILY A new study explores the mystery of what drives eating past the point of fullness, at... 1 day
UN: Excessive drinking killed over 3 million people in 2016
ABC NEWS The World Health Organization says that drinking too much alcohol killed more than 3 million people in 2016, mostly men 1 day
Crime in the vines: Alsace fights grape theft on horseback
PHYS.ORG Few places are more peaceful than the gentle slopes of France's Alsace wine region—but should any heinous crimes like grape theft occur, Jason the horse is on hand... 1 day
Enrollment in opioid controlled substance agreement reduces primary care visits
NEWS MEDICAL The medical community has long known that patients on long-term opioid therapy often have significantly more health care visits. 1 day
Under the sea, in an octopus' garden on ecstacy - neuroresearch
NEWS MEDICAL A new study has found that when octopuses are intoxicated with MDMA, they act like humans who are high on the same drug. This has led... 1 day
Newborn opioid withdrawal requires a 'cascade of care,' study suggests
SCIENCE DAILY A new study reports that effective management of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) -- withdrawal symptoms occurring in infants exposed to opioids in utero -- requires a coordinated 'cascade... 2 days
Drug overdose deaths in America are rising exponentially
SCIENCE-NEWS Tracking rising numbers of deaths from a variety of drugs over the past 38 years shows that it isn’t just an opioid problem. 2 days
Drug overdose epidemic has been growing exponentially for decades
SCIENCE DAILY Death rates from drug overdoses in the US have been on an exponential growth curve that began at least 15 years before the mid-1990s surge in opioid prescribing, suggesting that... 2 days
Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ Health on the hill
NEWS MEDICAL As the start of the fiscal year draws near — along with pivotal midterm elections — Congress is picking up its pace on legislation. This week alone the Senate passed... 2 days
Confirmed: If You Give an Octopus MDMA, It Will Get All Cuddly
LIVE SCIENCE It appears that, yes, octopuses can get high on ecstasy. 2 days
Lawsuit challenges policy of denying inmates addiction meds
ABC NEWS A Massachusetts man is challenging a county jail's policy of denying inmates access to opioid addiction medication 2 days
WATCH: It's a good day for beer, wine and chocolate lovers
ABC NEWS How chocolate, wine and beer could make you live longer. 2 days
Robot created to monitor key wine vineyard parameters
PHYS.ORG Grapes must be picked at the exact point of maturation, and its plant must have the appropriate intake of water during development so that the wine ends up with desired properties. Controlling... 2 days
Like humans, octopuses want more hugs when high on ecstasy
Science Magazine Researchers find genetic link in both species between MDMA and social behavior 2 days
Traces of the World's First 'Microbrew' Found in a Cave in Israel
LIVE SCIENCE The world's oldest beer may have been brewed for a funeral 13,000 years ago. 2 days
Effective management of neonatal abstinence syndrome requires coordinated ‘cascade of care’
NEWS MEDICAL Effective management of neonatal abstinence syndrome- withdrawal symptoms occurring in infants exposed to opioids in utero - requires a coordinated "cascade of care" from prevention through... 2 days
Administration sends states $1B in grants to battle opioids
ABC NEWS The Trump administration is awarding more than $1 billion in grants to help states confront the opioid epidemic, with most of the money going expand access to treatment and recovery... 3 days
'Hoppy' beer without exploding bottles and too much alcohol
PHYS.ORG The forgotten art of "dry-hopping" beer to enhance flavor is back in vogue. But this practice sometimes has undesirable side effects, such as an unexpectedly high alcohol content and high... 3 days
FDA takes new steps to address opioid crisis by approving Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy
NEWS MEDICAL Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took new steps as part of its... 3 days
Canadian marijuana imports OK'd by US for California study
ABC NEWS Congress is considering whether to increase the amount of marijuana grown in the U.S. for research. But in the meantime, scientists at the University of California San Diego have received... 4 days
Day-tripping to the dispensary: Seniors in pain hop aboard the canna-bus
ABC NEWS As more states legalize marijuana for medical or recreational use — 30 states plus the District of Columbia to date — the cannabis industry is booming. 4 days
Lacking quality weed extract, US researchers turn to Canada
ABC NEWS In a rare move, the U.S. government has approved the importation of marijuana extracts from Canada for a clinical trial, highlighting a new avenue for American researchers who have had... 4 days
Most prior research on discrimination looked at adults, study says
PHYS.ORG Racial and ethnic discrimination takes a toll on adolescents and is linked to their depression, poor self-esteem, lower academic achievement, substance use and risky sexual behavior, according to... 4 days
Feds approve importation of pot drug for tremor study
ABC NEWS In a rare move, the U.S. government has approved the importation of marijuana extracts from Canada for a clinical trial, highlighting a new avenue for American researchers who have had... 4 days
South African court says marijuana use in private is legal
ABC NEWS The court says an adult can cultivate cannabis in "a private place." 4 days
A green beer that looks like algae? It's all for clean water
PHYS.ORG There are spicy beers and even peanut butter beers, made to stand out on crowded shelves. Then there's a murky, green brew that looks... 4 days
Opioid users could benefit from meth-relapse prevention strategy, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY New research raises the possibility that a wider group of people battling substance use disorders may benefit from a relapse-prevention compound than previously thought. 5 days
Gene therapy via skin protects mice from lethal cocaine doses
SCIENCE DAILY A new study shows that skin stem cells, modified via CRISPR and transplanted back to donor mice, can protect addicted mice from cocaine-seeking and overdose. 5 days
GOP, Dems unite behind Senate bill fighting addictive drugs
ABC NEWS Republicans and Democrats are joining forces to speed legislation combating the misuse of opioids and other addictive drugs through the Senate 5 days
Half as many people tried heroin for the first time in 2017 as in 2016: Survey
ABC NEWS The survey found that marijuana use, however, increased in 2017, especially among pregnant women and young... 5 days
People battling substance use disorders may benefit from meth-relapse prevention compound
NEWS MEDICAL New research raises the possibility that a wider group of people battling substance use disorders may benefit from a Scripps Research-developed relapse-prevention compound than previously thought. 5 days
Mormon leaders call for new medical-marijuana plan in months
ABC NEWS Mormon church leaders are calling for Utah lawmakers to pass medical-marijuana legislation by the end of the year even as they urge residents to vote against an insurgent ballot measure... 5 days
Survey finds 2M US teens are vaping marijuana
ABC NEWS Nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students used marijuana in electronic cigarettes in 2016, heightening concern about the new popularity of vaping 5 days
The effectiveness of online cannabis responsible vendor training program
SCIENCE DAILY A new study on the quality of online responsible marijuana vendor for cannabis (RMV) training has just been released. The study used an online RMV training that was developed in... 5 days
Here’s how many U.S. kids are vaping marijuana
SCIENCE-NEWS A new study suggests that nearly 1 in 11 middle and high school students in the United States has vaped marijuana, raising concerns about addiction. 5 days
Ensysce receives award from NIDA to undertake development of opioid overdose protection platform
NEWS MEDICAL Ensysce Biosciences Inc. today announced receipt of Notice of Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a four year award to... 5 days
13,000-Year-Old Brewery Found in Israel
SCI-NEWS.COM An international team of researchers from Stanford University and the University of Haifa has found the oldest archaeological evidence of cereal-based beer brewing. The discovery is... 5 days
To avoid overdoses, some test their heroin before taking it
ABC NEWS The newest tool in the fight against opioid overdoses is an inexpensive test strip that can detect the presence of a potentially deadly painkiller 5 days
Half as many people are trying heroin, but marijuana use grows
NEWS MEDICAL Some good news from the front lines of the heroin crisis: Half as many people tried heroin for the first time in 2017 as in 2016.... 1 week
Caspase-2 enzyme inhibitor shows promise for ameliorating fatty liver disease
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered using mice and human clinical specimens that caspase-2, a protein-cleaving enzyme, is a critical driver of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a chronic and aggressive liver condition.... 1 week
New US survey shows some progress against opioid crisis
ABC NEWS A U.S. government survey shows some progress in the fight against the ongoing opioid addiction crisis 1 week
Caspase-2 enzyme inhibitor could provide effective way to stop aggressive fatty liver disease
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have discovered using mice and human clinical specimens, that caspase-2, a protein-cleaving... 1 week
Study: Poor older Americans most likely to rely on prescription opioids
NEWS MEDICAL Among older Americans, the poorest are the most likely to have used prescription opioids, according to a University at Buffalo study providing new insights into unexplored... 1 week
New test to predict advanced fibrosis in people with NAFLD
NEWS MEDICAL A new test may soon be available to predict advanced fibrosis in people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. 1 week
New tool to detect fatty liver disease before liver damage
SCIENCE DAILY A new test may soon be available to predict advanced fibrosis in people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD is the leading cause of chronic liver disease,... 1 week
A prehistoric thirst for craft beer
SCIENCE DAILY Evidence suggests that stone mortars from Raqefet Cave, Israel, were used in brewing cereal-based beer millennia before the establishment of sedentary villages and cereal agriculture. 1 week
Cocaine addiction traced to increase in number of orexin neurons
SCIENCE DAILY A new study identifies a critical role of the orexin system in the expression of an addicted state in rats. 1 week
Medical News Today: How can I sleep with rheumatoid arthritis?
MNT Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a disorder that affects the immune system and may cause joint stiffness or pain. RA may make sleep difficult, and a lack of sleep... 1 week
Cocaine-addicted rats show long-lasting increases in number of orexin neurons
NEWS MEDICAL A study in cocaine-addicted rats reports long-lasting increases in the number of neurons that produce orexin—a chemical messenger important for sleep and appetite—that may be at the root... 1 week
Medical News Today: Can you take NyQuil while breastfeeding?
MNT Breastfeeding women may worry about the effects that taking NyQuil to relieve cold and flu symptoms might have on the baby. Some products are safe to use but others may... 1 week
New evidence supports the hypothesis that beer may have been motivation to cultivate cereals
PHYS.ORG Stanford University archaeologists are turning the history of beer on its head. 1 week
More Older Americans Are Turning To Marijuana
NPR As marijuana gains popularity among people 65 and older, geriatricians call for more research on how it affects elderly patients. Shifts in metabolism as we age can intensify any drug's side effects. 1 week
Nearly one in three opioid prescriptions in the US not justified, finds analysis
NEWS MEDICAL According to a nationwide analysis of physician visit records conducted by a team of researchers at Harvard Medical School and the RAND... 1 week
Back pain linked to mental health problems and risky behaviors in teenagers
SCIENCE DAILY A new study indicates that adolescents who experience back pain more frequently are also more likely to smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, and report problems... 2 weeks
Medical News Today: What's the difference between Vicodin and tramadol?
MNT Tramadol and Vicodin are pain relief medications that a doctor may prescribe when over-the-counter (OTC) medications do not prove effective. Both medications are opioids and are very powerful.... 2 weeks
Concentric receives Breakthrough Therapy designation from FDA for CA-008 in post-surgical pain
NEWS MEDICAL Concentric Analgesics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing novel, non-opioid pain therapeutics, announced today that it has received Breakthrough Therapy... 2 weeks
Mental imagery techniques regulate pain through opioid-independent mechanisms
NEWS MEDICAL Mentally reframing pain as a pleasant experience is an effective regulation strategy that acts independently of the opioid system, finds new human research published in JNeurosci. 2 weeks
Marijuana use among pregnant women is rising, and so are concerns
SCIENCE-NEWS Pediatricians are urging caution as data show more pregnant women are using marijuana. More research is urgently needed on the drug’s effects during pregnancy. 2 weeks
RAND establishes research center for combating opioid epidemic
NEWS MEDICAL A research center dedicated to identifying effective policies for combating the nation's opioid epidemic has been established at the RAND Corporation, supported by a $7.2 million grant from the National Institute on... 2 weeks
Back pain linked with mental health problems and risky behaviors in adolescents
NEWS MEDICAL A new study in the Journal of Public Health indicates that adolescents who experience back pain more frequently are also more likely to smoke... 2 weeks
Many California marijuana products failing safety tests
ABC NEWS Nearly 20 percent of 11,000 marijuana products tested for potency and purity in California since July 1 have been rejected 2 weeks
Test results for legal marijuana in California
ABC NEWS Test results for legal marijuana in California and changes sought by the cannabis industry 2 weeks
Study raises concerns about inappropriate opioid prescribing, lax documentation practices
NEWS MEDICAL Nearly 30 percent of outpatient opioid prescriptions in the United States lack documented clinical reasons that justify the use of these potent drugs, according to a national analysis... 2 weeks
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WATCH: Doctors providing opioids without proper documentation: Study
ABC NEWS Researchers found that nearly a third of opioid prescriptions were given to patients without a recorded diagnosis of pain. 2 weeks
Mental imagery manages pain independent of opioid system
SCIENCE DAILY Mentally reframing pain as a pleasant experience is an effective regulation strategy that acts independently of the opioid system, finds new human research. The study supports clinical use of mental imagery techniques,... 2 weeks
Binge drinking affects male and female brains differently
SCIENCE DAILY Repeated binge drinking activates genes in an area of the brain linked to addiction differently in males and females. Genes associated with hormone signaling and immune function are affected by repeated binge... 2 weeks
Evolutionary changes in the genetic code of yeasts
PHYS.ORG Yeasts are some of the most important microbes used in biotechnology. Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the type of yeast used for making bread and beer, is just one representative of more than 1,500 yeast... 2 weeks
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