Addiction
Smokers need to quit during coronavirus pandemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
Smoking tobacco may aggravate the effects of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Health experts are urging smokers to quit and cigarette companies to stop producing tobacco products to help alleviate the risks of COVID-19. A new... more
Marijuana vaping usage up among American teenagers  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A new study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics in April 2020 shows that more and more American teenagers were turning to vaping and ingesting marijuana in various forms over the period 2015 to... more
'Tiger King' and America's captive tiger problem  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Netflix's new docuseries "Tiger King" takes viewers into the strange world of big cat collectors. Featuring eccentric characters with names like Joe Exotic and Bhagavan "Doc" Antle, the series touches on polygamy, addiction and... more
Studies shed light on the link between obesity and use of prescription opioids  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Two new studies from the Boston University School of Public Health shed light on the relationship between obesity and the use of... more
Judge dismisses pharmacies' lawsuit against physicians  ABC NEWS · 7 days
A federal judge in Cleveland has dismissed an effort by pharmacy chains to shift their liability for the opioid crisis to unnamed Ohio physicians and practitioners who wrote the painkiller prescriptions pharmacists filled more
Virus outbreak creates new challenges for addiction recovery  ABC NEWS · 7 days
The coronavirus pandemic is testing the resilience of millions who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction more
California’s new attack on opioid addiction hits old roadblocks  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Jennifer Stilwell, a 30-year-old mother of two young children, kicked heroin cold turkey five years ago, but she got hooked again last fall. more
Vaping with counseling more effective than counseling alone for smoking cessation  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Smokers who received smoking cessation counseling and used electronic cigarettes containing nicotine were more than twice as likely to successfully quit smoking compared to those who... more
Zebrafish can provide genetic clues to human nicotine addiction  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have shown that zebrafish can provide genetic clues to smoking, a complex human behavior. more
Research could open up new therapeutic strategies for some lung and kidney cancers  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
New findings from researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center about how some cancer cells become "addicted" to glucose... more
Addiction is ‘a disease of isolation’ — so pandemic puts recovery at risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Before the coronavirus became a pandemic, Emma went to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting every week in the Boston area and to another... more
New molecular probes for opioid receptors  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Strong painkillers are very important in the management of patients with cancer and heart attack or requiring surgery. They extert their effect by binding to so-called opioid receptors in the body. more
New molecular probes to study the behavior of opioid receptors  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
It could be an important step forward in the improvement of pain therapy: Thanks to newly developed molecular probes, the behavior of individual opioid receptors can now be... more
Third-Hand Tobacco Smoke is Real Threat to Public Health, Study Shows  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Third-hand smoke is a residual contamination from cigarette smoking that adheres to walls and... more
Substances linked to bladder cancer found in the urine of e-cigarette users  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
An analysis of evidence from multiple scientific studies found six substances that have a strong link to bladder cancer in the urine of people... more
Populations most at risk of opiate addiction  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers found that white males ages 30 to 39 were most at risk of fatal overdoses in Ohio. The study also identified 12 clusters in the state where overdose rates were highest. more
UCLA researcher awarded NIH grant to study pain-relieving effects of cannabis chemicals  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Ziva Cooper, research director of the UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative, has been awarded a $3.9 million grant from the National Center for Complementary and... more
E-cigarette use increases while new studies reveal heart health risks  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new study adds to mounting evidence that the use of electronic cigarettes, or vaping, has increased in recent years among U.S. adults, with nearly 1 in 20... more
Young vapers less likely to smoke regular cigarettes than their peers  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new study has found that youngsters who use e-cigarettes are less likely to use cigarettes in the future compared to those who use other tobacco... more
Life expectancy in the U.S. stagnates due to cardiovascular diseases, not drug-related deaths  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Life expectancy in the USA is no longer rising. This stagnation has long been largely attributed to increasing numbers of drug deaths... more
Study examines e-cigarette use by women during preconception and/or pregnancy  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new study of 1,365 racially/ethnically diverse, low-income pregnant women found that 4% reported e-cigarette use. more
Young adults vape without knowing what's in their e-cigarettes  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new study shows that young adults often use e-cigarettes without being aware of what is in them or which brand they are using. The study, published online in March... more
Study: Young adults don't know what's in the vaping products they use  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Young adults don't know what's in the products they vape and often don't know what brand of vaping products they use, according to a... more
Are opioids necessary after tooth extraction?  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new study published in the journal JAMA Network Open in March 2020 shows that dentists can eliminate opioid analgesia from their armory of pain reliever after a tooth extraction, or at least dramatically reduce its... more
Vaping chemical can produce highly toxic gas when heated up, research reveals  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A chemical found in some vaping products can produce a highly toxic gas when heated up, according to new research from RCSI University of... more
Study: Physician psychotherapy only available to a fraction of those with urgent mental health needs  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Publicly-funded physician psychotherapy is only available to a fraction of those with urgent mental health needs in Ontario,... more
New York opioid trial postponed due to virus outbreak  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
The next scheduled trial over the drug industry's liability in the opioid crisis has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak more
Knowing opioid use following cesarean delivery can inform individualized prescriptions  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Knowing the amount of opioids taken following cesarean section surgery and before discharge can inform individualized prescriptions and cut down on unnecessary, leftover pills that could be used... more
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