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Mexico top court rules e-cigarette sales should be allowed  ABC NEWS · 10 hours
Mexico’s Supreme Court has upheld a challenge to the country’s tobacco law for making it hard to sell e-cigarettes more
Timely identification of prenatal exposure to opioids, gabapentin could mean more appropriate care  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
Timely identification of newborns exposed to both opioids and gabapentin during pregnancy could mean more appropriate care for newborns experiencing withdrawal, according... more
Opioid overdose treatment: intranasal vs intramuscular naloxone  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
Opioid addiction and dependency have become a common plague in many countries of the world. Accompanying these conditions, opioid overdose is being increasingly encountered in many emergency settings. The standard and highly effective antidote... more
New IASLC policy statement discourages the use of e-cigarettes by non-smokers  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
The IASLC is the world's largest multidisciplinary lung cancer organization and the new policy statement coincides with Lung Cancer Awareness Month. more
Study uncovers risk factors associated with postpartum opioid overdose  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
Massachusetts researchers have published a new study in the journal Addiction that uncovers several risk factors associated with postpartum opioid overdose. more
Study teases out factors associated with postpartum overdose  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
A new study uncovers several risk factors associated with postpartum opioid overdose. more
Opioid-based plant might not be best solution to curb habitual alcohol use  SCIENCE DAILY · 21 hours
A team has examined the effects of kratom and the potential impacts on people with alcohol use disorder. more
More vapers are making their own juice, but not without risks  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
Danielle Jones sits at her dining room table, studying the recipe for Nerd Lyfe (v2) vape juice. The supplies she's ordered online are arrayed before her:... more
Kratom may be effective, but not entirely safe to treat alcohol use disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 24 hours
Lawmakers across the United States continue to debate the safety of kratom, an opioid-containing plant that has been listed as a "drug... more
Doctors issue stern warning on e-cigarette use as it can damage vital organs  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
E-cigarette use has increased dramatically over the last decade. With its popularity, the use of e-cigarette spans from adolescents to adults. Now,... more
New tool could help detect smaller concentrations of drug powders  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
In 2017, more than 28,000 cases of fatal overdoses in the United States involved fentanyl. Just a pinch of the synthetic opioid, estimated to be 100 times stronger... more
Defendants in opioid case say politico's input not needed  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Johnson & Johnson says there's no need for a judge who ordered the drugmaker to pay $572 million to help clean up Oklahoma's opioid crisis to let several Republican leaders... more
Lung inflammation in a case of a 16-year-old linked to vaping  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned earlier last month about the possible risk of lung inflammation from the exposure to the fluid... more
A Teen's Lungs Were So Badly Damaged from Vaping, He Needed A Double Lung Transplant  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
The 17-year-old patient's lungs were so severely inflamed and scarred that they had to be replaced. more
Medical News Today: E-cigarettes just as, if not more, harmful than traditional cigarettes  MNT · 2 days
Two new studies provide further evidence that electronic cigarettes may have various and serious adverse effects on cardiovascular health. more
Injectable, flexible electrode could replace rigid nerve-stimulating implants  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
By electrically stimulating nerves, neuromodulation therapies can reduce epileptic seizures, soothe chronic pain, and treat depression and a host of other health conditions without the use of conventional drugs like opioids. Now,... more
Tenn. doctor plans to plead guilty to opioid distribution  ABC NEWS · 3 days
A Tennessee doctor who had five patients fatally overdose in a 10-month span intends to plead guilty to distributing a controlled substance more
Vaping-related lung transplant performed at Detroit hospital  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Doctors at a Detroit hospital have performed a double lung transplant on a man whose lungs were damaged from vaping more
Groundwork laid for new kind of neural interface system  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
By electrically stimulating nerves, neuromodulation therapies can reduce epileptic seizures, soothe chronic pain, and treat depression and a host of other health conditions without the use of conventional drugs like... more
E-cigarettes may be more harmful to the heart than traditional cigarettes, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A new study from researchers at the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai shows that electronic nicotine delivery systems, including devices such as... more
E-cigarettes may be just as harmful to heart health, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A new study from researchers at the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai shows that electronic nicotine delivery systems, including devices such as e-cigarettes, may be just... more
How Germany averted an opioid crisis  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
In 2016, 10 times as many Americans as Germans died as a result of drug overdoses, mostly opiates. Three times as many Americans as Germans experienced opioid addiction. more
Meditation Reduced The Opioid Dose She Needs To Ease Chronic Pain By 75%  NPR · 3 days
For some patients in pain, opioids are still part of the long-term solution, doctors say. But by adding meditation, hypnosis or other... more
Opioids do not improve quality of life or depression in OA patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
New research presented at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting suggests that opioids contribute no measurable benefit to quality of life or depression for patients... more
New tool to assist in diagnosis and treatment of vaping-related lung injury  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
As lung injuries from vaping continue to rise across the United States, Rochester physicians and New York health leaders developed a new tool to... more
Best practice treatment guide to quickly detect, treat patients with vaping-associated lung injury  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
As the outbreak of lung injuries and deaths associated with e-cigarettes, or vaping, continues to spread across the U.S., researchers at Intermountain... more
Best practice treatment guidelines help doctors identify, treat vaping-associated lung injuries  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
As the outbreak of lung injuries and deaths associated with e-cigarettes, or vaping, continues to spread across the US, researchers have effectively developed a best practice... more
Possible chemical culprit found in vaping illness outbreak  ABC NEWS · 6 days
U.S. health officials are reporting a breakthrough in their investigation into the cause of an outbreak of vaping illnesses more
Can science break its plastic addiction?  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Lucy Gilliam has an infectious passion for environmental action. Today, she works in Brussels on environmental transport policy. But in the early 2000s, she was a molecular microbiologist in Hertfordshire. Like many in her field, Gilliam... more
Flavor bans multiply, but menthol continues to divide  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
As states and communities rush to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products linked to vaping, Carol McGruder races from town to town, urging officials to include what she calls "the mother... more
Vaping risks significant, says new review  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are still a very new thing as far as research is concerned. In other words, scientists don’t actually know much about what e-cigarettes do to the body. However, a new review on e-cigarettes... more
Juul halts US sales of popular mint-flavored e-cigarettes  ABC NEWS · 7 days
E-cigarette maker Juul Labs says it will stop selling its No. 1 mint-flavored vaping pods more
High hepatitis C rates in Ohio linked to opioid misuse  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
In an effort to further measure the opioid epidemic's impact in Ohio, the Ohio Alliance for Innovation in Population Health studied hepatitis C rates within the state and... more
Juul halts sales of mint, its top-selling e-cigarette flavor  ABC NEWS · 7 days
E-cigarette maker Juul Labs says it will stop selling its mint-flavored vaping pods more
New York judge sets opioid crisis trial for January  ABC NEWS · 7 days
A New York judge has set a trial over the state's claims against the drug industry over the toll of opioids for January more
Vaping carries significant potential heart risks  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Science hasn't yet caught up with electronic cigarettes, leaving health care providers and users with many unknowns. But a new review of the research so far finds growing evidence that vaping can harm the heart and... more
Bfr advises e-cigarette consumers to avoid products of uncertain origin  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
This is pointed out by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) following the frequent occurrences of severe lung disorders amongst "vapers" in the USA. "According to... more
Mind-body therapies alleviate pain in people prescribed opioids  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study details the first comprehensive look across the scientific literature at the role of mind-body therapies in addressing opioid-treated pain. The researchers found that certain mind-body therapies can reduce pain,... more
E-learning educates medical students on safely prescribing opioids for chronic pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Even in the era of the opioid epidemic and abuse, medical residents report feeling inadequately prepared to prescribe opioids responsibly to patients who medically need them.... more
VA evaluates the effect of opioids, sedatives on veterans  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Veterans who simultaneously take opioids for chronic pain and benzodiazepines for anxiety and insomnia are at an increased risk of unintentional overdose and death as well as suicide. more
As states with legal weed embrace vaping bans, black-market risks linger  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Cannabis shops around Washington state are now required to hang signs warning customers of “severe lung injuries” and “deaths” associated with vaping. more
Electronic prescription accountability program may help track opioid prescriptions  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
An electronic prescription accountability program for physicians tracking the number of opioid prescriptions per provider may help institutions identify areas for training and education to prevent overprescribing, according to research... more
Pioneering brain chip to fight opioid addiction: first US clinical test  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Opioid addiction is among the biggest medical conditions troubling the U.S. today, and is far from reaching a solution. In 2017, it claimed almost 50 deaths... more
Study highlights role of mind-body therapies in addressing opioid-treated pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study published Nov. 4, 2019, in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine details the first comprehensive look across the scientific literature at the role of mind-body therapies... more
First-in-the-U.S. clinical trial uses deep brain stimulation to tackle opioid addiction  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute and WVU Medicine, today (Nov. 5) announced the launch of a first-in-the-U.S. clinical trial using deep brain stimulation for... more
Medical News Today: Can meditation, hypnosis, and CBT help address the opioid crisis?  MNT · 1 week
A new review and meta-analysis has concluded that meditation, hypnosis, relaxation, and cognitive behavioral therapy can help reduce pain and opioid use. more
Mint flavored e-cigarettes found to be popular among U.S. teens  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new USC study shows that mint was the most popular flavor of e-cigarettes used by U.S. teens in 2019, a finding that could impact proposed federal regulations... more
Teen vaping numbers climb, fueled by Juul and mint flavor  ABC NEWS · 1 week
New research shows U.S. teen vapers prefer Juul and mint is the top flavor for many more
California cannabis group wants tighter vaping-safety rules  ABC NEWS · 1 week
An alliance of major legal marijuana businesses in California is urging the state to adopt tougher safety rules for ingredients and devices used in vaping more
Single vaping episode of cannabis could yield positive results in urine drug tests  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
In a study of six adults, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report evidence that a single vaping episode of cannabis that is similar... more
Nanoparticle drug delivery provides pain relief and more effective opioid alternative in animal study  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An international team of researchers has used nanoparticles to deliver a drug—one that previously failed in clinical trials for pain—into... more
Cigarettes vs. vaping: That’s the ‘wrong comparison,’ says inhalation researcher  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Ilona Jaspers initially approached the outbreak of vaping-related illnesses with a clinical curiosity. more
E-cigarette use does not appear to be associated with conventional cigarette smoking  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study in Nicotine & Tobacco Research, published by Oxford University Press, suggests that adolescent e-cigarette users are more similar to conventional cigarette... more
Asia must quit 'coal addiction': UN chief  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The UN chief on Saturday warned Asia to quit its "addiction" to coal, as climate change threatens hundreds of millions of people vulnerable to rising sea levels across the region. more
Opioid misuse greatly increases chance of major depressive episode among teen girls  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
New research by Keith Chan of UAlbany's School of Social Welfare shows that among girls ages 12-17, the misuse of opioids greatly increases the... more
Novel research aims to identify new medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study shows the first evidence supporting a role for glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists in opioid reinforcement and... more
Altria takes a $4.5 billion hit on Juul amid vaping backlash  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Marlboro-maker Altria is taking a big financial hit from its multibillion-dollar bet on e-cigarettes more
Men can also get breast cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Roland Taylor, 69, has faced considerable struggles in life, at times battling homelessness and addiction. Two years ago, he felt a lump in his chest, but ignored it until he discovered that it had grown. more
Policy changes help reduce opioid prescriptions at Kellogg Eye Center cornea clinic  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study in JAMA Ophthalmology details plans by University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center to help curb the nation's opioid epidemic – starting... more
US vaping illnesses rise to 1,888 with pace picking up again  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The outbreak of U.S. vaping-related illnesses has jumped again, reaching more than 1,800 cases more
GLP-1 receptors could serve as targets for novel medications to treat opioid use disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Opioid use disorder and overdose deaths are a major public health crisis in the United States. While medication-assisted treatments for... more
Medical News Today: What to know about codeine withdrawal  MNT · 2 weeks
Codeine is a prescription medication that can sometimes cause addiction. A person who is dependent on codeine may experience withdrawal symptoms when they stop taking the drug. Learn about the... more
Optometrists reduce opioid prescription without increasing pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Optometrists at the University of Michigan have introduced a new approach to prescribing opioids in an effort to help curb the nation’s opioid epidemic. more
Altria writes down Juul investment amid vaping backlash  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Altria swings to 3Q loss on hefty Juul write-down, but adjusted revenue beats estimates more
Former Juul exec alleges company shipped tainted products  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Former Juul Labs executive alleges vaping company knowingly shipped tainted nicotine pods to customers more
Time perception deficits and its dose-dependent effect in methamphetamine dependents with short-term abstinence  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Intake of addictive substances acutely modifies dopaminergic transmission in the striatum and prefrontal cortex, which is the neural substrate underlying time processing.... more
State-mandated policy reduces opioid prescribing without impacting patient satisfaction, pain control  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A state-mandated policy restricting opioid prescriptions along with increased public awareness and education about the opioid epidemic preceded drastic reductions in opioid prescribing and use for... more
Drug overdose deaths in CT doubled in 6 years  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Opioid overdose deaths in Connecticut doubled in the past 6 years, largely driven by use of multiple drugs together, according to a team of researchers. more
New online course launched to help providers understand every facet of opioid crisis  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Even if they never write a single prescription for an opioid painkiller, or care for someone who has overdosed on heroin or... more
White House launches website aimed at addiction treatment  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Trump administration unveils website meant to help millions of Americans with substance abuse issues learn about and locate treatment options more
Study examines link between gift-giving and opioid prescribing by medical specialty  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Physicians who received gifts from pharmaceutical companies related to opioid medications were more likely to prescribe opioids to their patients the following year, compared to physicians... more
American culture is uniquely favorable toward prescribing opioids, suggests study  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The longer immigrants live in the United States, the more likely they are to use prescription opioids--a fact that contradicts popular views linking wealth and health, and suggests... more
Researchers are confronting opioid epidemic in multiple ways  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
With opioid drug overdose deaths skyrocketing in recent decades, researchers at Brown University's School of Public Health are confronting the epidemic in multiple ways. more
Vaping-related deaths: analysis hints at THC as culprit  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have now received information on 34 deaths and over 1,600 cases of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI), as of... more
Researchers find 221% increase in opioid-related drug overdoses in Connecticut  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Opioid overdose deaths in Connecticut doubled in the past six years, largely driven by use of multiple drugs together, according to a team of researchers from the University... more
Obesity has limited behavioral overlap with addiction, research finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A large analysis of personality studies has found that people with obesity behave somewhat like people with addictions to alcohol or drugs. But obesity is also a complex condition that... more
Gabapentinoid medications increasingly prescribed off-label for adults with cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Between 2005 and 2015, as the opioid crisis in America came into focus, prescriptions for gabapentinoid medications -- gabapentin and pregabalin -- to adults with cancer saw a two-fold increase,... more
Hospitals take shot at opioid makers over cost of treating uninsured for addiction  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
While thousands of cities and counties have banded together to sue opioid makers and distributors in a federal court, another group of... more
Oklahoma governor, lawmakers weigh in on opioid judgment  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Oklahoma's governor and Republican legislative leaders are telling the judge who ordered a drugmaker to pay $572 million to help clean up the state's opioid crisis that the company should be responsible... more
Gabapentinoids appear increasingly to be prescribed, off-label, for cancer pain  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Between 2005 and 2015, as the opioid crisis in America came into focus, prescriptions for gabapentinoid medications -- gabapentin and pregabalin -- to adults with cancer saw a... more
Most People Don't Actually Feel Euphoric When They Take Opioids, Study Finds  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Mounting research suggests that the average person doesn't actually reach a euphoric state after taking opioids. more
Study implicates flavored e-cigs in the teen vaping epidemic  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Teens who vape candy- or fruit-flavored e-cigarettes are more likely to stick with the habit and vape more heavily. more
Teen e-cigarette use epidemic blamed on flavoured cartridges  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers from University of Southern California have found that more and more teenagers are sticking to vaping e cigarettes if they are being offered choices of different candy and fruity flavours. more
Vaping devices now being accepted on Drug Take Back Day  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
More than medication is being collected during Saturday's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day more
Health official: No 'short list' of vaping illness suspects  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Experts struggle to define what they're seeing in US vaping illness outbreak, and what's behind it more
Los Angeles vape district a black-market gateway  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A five-block section of downtown Los Angeles that used to be part of the city's Toy District has become ground zero for the nation's counterfeit cannabis trade. more
Flavors attract both youth and adults to use e-cigarettes  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
As more and more youth use electronic cigarettes, combined with research showing the health consequences of vaping - including nicotine addiction - researchers at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill... more
Ban filter cigarettes, reduce plastic waste  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Huge quantities of plastic waste are littering the planet today, stimulating both governments and the public to react in their own ways to quell the threat to global life systems. more
E-cigarette flavors decrease perception of harm among youth  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
As more and more youth use electronic cigarettes, combined with research showing the health consequences of vaping -- including nicotine addiction -- researchers found that non-menthol flavors attract youth and adults to... more
Vaping-related illnesses in US still rising, but more slowly  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Pace of new vaping illnesses in US outbreak continues to slow, but it's not clear why more
Governor: Ohio making plans to divide future opioid dollars  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Gov. Mike DeWine says 100 lawyers and government officials from across the state have made a "positive start" on deciding how millions of dollars Ohio communities might receive through national... more
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