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Early Celts in Burgundy appropriated Mediterranean products and feasting practices  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Early Celts in eastern France imported Mediterranean pottery, as well as olive oil and wine, and may have appropriated Mediterranean feasting practices, according to a new study. more
E-Cigarette Explodes in Teen's Mouth, Breaks Jaw, Blows Out Teeth  LIVE SCIENCE · 10 hours
A teenage boy was seriously injured when an e-cigarette exploded in his mouth, according to a new report of the case. more
Early Celts in Burgundy appropriated Mediterranean products and feasting practices  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Early Celts in eastern France imported Mediterranean pottery, as well as olive oil and wine, and may have appropriated Mediterranean feasting practices, according to a study published June... more
Developing a new type of refrigeration via force-driven liquid gas transition  nanowerk · 17 hours
A research team made a groundbreaking discovery in the quest to replace hydrofluorocarbons in refrigeration systems with natural refrigerants such as water and alcohol. Their study... more
Developing a new type of refrigeration via force-driven liquid gas transition  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
A research team has made a groundbreaking discovery in the quest to replace hydrofluorocarbons in refrigeration systems with natural refrigerants such as water and alcohol. Their... more
Developing a new type of refrigeration via force-driven liquid gas transition  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
A research team of Tohoku University, Nissan Motor Co., Shinshu University, and Okayama University made a groundbreaking discovery in the quest to replace hydrofluorocarbons in refrigeration... more
Alcohol Boosts the Risk of Breast Cancer. Many Women Have No Idea.  LIVE SCIENCE · 21 hours
Drinking alcohol is known to raise women's risk of developing breast cancer, but many women aren't aware of this link. more
Influence of alcohol advertisements on intentions to intervene in sexual assault situations  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
College students who viewed alcohol advertisements that included objectified images of women were less likely than others to report intentions to intervene in alcohol-facilitated... more
Marijuana industry sets environmental, ethical goals  ABC NEWS · 1 day
An alliance of large marijuana businesses in the growing global marketplace says they are good corporate citizens more
Gene associated with increased risk of cannabis abuse  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
New research from the Danish psychiatric project, iPSYCH, shows that a specific gene is associated with an increased risk of cannabis abuse. The gene is the source of a so-called nicotine receptor... more
Marijuana industry aims at environmental, ethical goals  ABC NEWS · 1 day
An alliance of large marijuana businesses in the growing global marketplace says they are good corporate citizens more
San Francisco closer to ban on e-cigarette sales  ABC NEWS · 1 day
San Francisco supervisors have voted unanimously to move the city toward becoming the first in the United States to ban all sales of electronic cigarettes more
Marijuana use increases, shifts away from illegal market  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A new article reports that, based on analysis of public wastewater samples in at least one Western Washington population center, cannabis use both increased and substantially shifted from the illicit market since... more
Looming insect invasion threatens California wine and avocados  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers are testing whether a sesame seed-sized wasp can control a pest that could seriously damage California crops including wine, walnuts, and avocados. more
Gene linked to cannabis abuse  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
New research shows that a specific gene is associated with an increased risk of cannabis abuse. The gene is the source of a so-called nicotine receptor in the brain, and people with low amounts of this receptor have... more
3-D cranial reconstruction elucidates the evolution of new world monkeys  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers have used computed tomography (CT) scanning to examine and reconstruct cranial fossils belonging to two extinct species of monkey, Caipora bambuiorum and Cartelles coimbrafilhoi. The fossils were... more
Study: Tobacco and alcohol usage are common in British reality television shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A new study in the Faculty of Public Health's Journal of Public Health finds that tobacco and alcohol usage are extremely common in British... more
Youth living in neighborhoods of medical marijuana dispensaries use them more frequently  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Young adults who live in neighborhoods with more medical marijuana dispensaries use marijuana more frequently than their peers and have more-positive views about the... more
San Francisco weighs 1st US city ban on e-cigarette sales  ABC NEWS · 2 days
San Francisco supervisors are considering whether to move the city toward becoming the first in the United States to ban all sales of electronic cigarettes in an effort... more
Research sheds light on ‘black box’ of inpatient opioid use  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
People who receive opioids for the first time while hospitalized have double the risk of continuing to receive opioids for months after discharge compared with their hospitalized peers... more
Cedars-Sinai expert urges physicians and patients to manage pain without addictive pills  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
As the opioid epidemic continues to claim lives and shatter families across the nation, a Cedars-Sinai expert is urging physicians and patients to try... more
Study shows association between use of mentholated cigarettes and smoking cessation  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
For decades, Big Tobacco has sold African American smokers on menthol-flavored cigarettes through targeted marketing campaigns. more
Study finds increase in fatal opioid overdoses after cold weather  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Cold weather snaps are followed by a marked increase in fatal opioid overdoses, a new study finds. more
Shedding light on 'black box' of inpatient opioid use  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
People who receive opioids for the first time while hospitalized have double the risk of continuing to receive opioids for months after discharge compared with their hospitalized peers who are... more
Tanning industry uses promos, cheap prices to lure adolescents and young adults, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Everyone knows cigarette smoking causes cancer and as a result, prices and advertising are closely regulated to discourage youth from... more
Looming insect invasion threatens California wine and avocados  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
UC Riverside is testing whether a sesame seed-sized wasp can control a pest that could seriously damage California crops including wine, walnuts, and avocados. more
Cold weather increases the risk of fatal opioid overdoses  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
While the precise reasons are unclear, an analysis of overdose deaths in Rhode Island and Connecticut showed that cold snaps raised the risk of fatal opioid overdoses by 25%. more
Federal grants ‘a lifesaver’ in opioid fight, but states still struggle to curb meth  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
In his 40 years of working with people struggling with addiction, David Crowe has seen various drugs fade in and... more
Cartoons influencing young adults to vape, finds new study  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A new study from the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, concluded that the incidence of vaping among young people is rising because of advertising for e-cigarettes using... more
Pass The Brazier: Early Evidence Of Cannabis Smoking Found On Chinese Artifacts  NPR · 5 days
Humans have been smoking pot to get high since the first millennium B.C. Archaeologists have found early evidence of cannabis use from wooden bowls... more
Medical News Today: How a lethal toxin might help in the opioid crisis  MNT · 5 days
In the midst of the opioid crisis, scientists are searching for nonaddictive alternatives. Some have turned to a toxin present in certain... more
Oklahoma governor, GOP leaders: drug settlement violates law  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Oklahoma's governor and Republican legislative leaders are raising concerns about the state's proposed $85 million settlement with an opioid manufacturer that has yet to be approved by a judge more
Local governments seek negotiating power in opioid lawsuit  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Lawyers are asking a federal judge overseeing hundreds of lawsuits filed against manufacturers and distributors of opioid drugs to create a negotiating group consisting solely of U.S. towns, cities and counties more
New technology aims to improve taste, shelf life, production of beer, food  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Just in time for summer—a new technology to improve the taste, quality and shelf life of juice and other beverages, and help craft brewers... more
Opioids alone cannot be blamed for growing life expectancy inequality in the U.S.  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A new University of Michigan study challenges a popularized view about what's causing the growing gap between the lifespans of more- and... more
Growing life expectancy inequality in US cannot be blamed on opioids alone  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
A new study challenges a popularized view about what's causing the growing gap between the lifespans of more- and less-educated Americans -- finding shortcomings... more
Research evaluates prenatal care providers' understanding of alcohol exposure and screening practices  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
There is no amount, pattern or timing of alcohol use during pregnancy proven safe for a developing fetus. Repeat: there is no amount, pattern... more
Tetrodotoxin found in pufferfish can provide potent pain relief when given properly  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Opioids remain a mainstay of treatment for chronic and surgical pain, despite their side effects and risk for addiction and overdose. more
Cheaper supersized 'alcopops' a serious risk for underage drinkers  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Experts have warned that alcopops are posing a new threat to underage drinkers. These alcopops are ready-to-drink flavoured alcoholic drinks that contain more alcohol than usual, they warn. more
Opioid alternative? Taming tetrodotoxin for precise painkilling  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Alternatives to opioids for treating pain are sorely needed. A study in rats suggests that tetrodotoxin, properly packaged, offers a potentially safe pain block. more
People Smoked Pot to Get High at Least 2,500 Years Ago  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Getting high on marijuana may not be a modern pastime, as archaeologists have found the earliest clear evidence to date that people were smoking cannabis for... more
The origins of cannabis smoking: Marijuana use in the first millennium BC  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Cannabis has been cultivated for millennia in East Asia as an oil-seed and fibre crop. Little is known, however, about the early use and... more
New method produces opiate antidotes using microorganism found in opium poppy waste  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Overdose from opiates has skyrocketed. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, on average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. more
Study reports significant link between exposure to inorganic dust and gout in women  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology demonstrate that occupational exposure to inorganic dust is... more
Nurses play key role in promoting compassionate care for patients with alcohol use disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Nurses play a critical role in promoting compassionate care for patients and families affected by alcohol use disorder, including evidence-based... more
New study provides increasing evidence base substantiating vaping’s harm reduction potential  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study by Imperial Brands, owners of leading vape brand blu, contributes to the increasing evidence base substantiating vaping's harm reduction potential compared to smoking. more
Researchers find lower opioid prescriptions rates in states that implemented medical cannabis laws  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Using data from privately-insured adults, new findings from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston revealed that there is a lower... more
Research reveals sustainable method to produce lifesaving opiate antidotes at reduced cost  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Overdose from opiates has skyrocketed. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, on average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose.1... more
Sustainable method to produce lifesaving opiate antidotes at reduced cost  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Overdose from opiates has skyrocketed. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, on average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. The high cost of... more
Medical marijuana grower catches fire; cause not clear  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A medical marijuana growing facility caught fire in Maine, sending smoke into the sky and drawing firefighters from several surrounding departments more
AP analysis: Broad legalization cuts into medical marijuana  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Pot paradox: AP review finds marijuana's broad legalization can deliver a big hit to existing medical cannabis programs. more
New case study about cannabis hyperemesis syndrome in palliative care  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The medical use of cannabis is growing. Medical marijuana may improve symptoms including pain and anorexia. While it may improve nausea and vomiting, it can rarely cause a... more
Strong family and school connections help prevent transgender youth from substance use  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Strong family and school connections are helping prevent transgender youth from smoking cigarettes and using marijuana, even among those targeted by violence. more
AP analysis: Medical pot takes hit when weed legal for all  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Existing medical marijuana programs take a hit when states legalize cannabis for all adults, an Associated Press analysis found more
Medical marijuana does not reduce opioid deaths  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Legalizing medical marijuana does not reduce the rate of fatal opioid overdoses, according to researchers. more
Oklahoma judge wants more answers on $85M opioid settlement  ABC NEWS · 1 week
An Oklahoma judge is declining to sign off on the state's proposed $85 million settlement with an opioid maker until he's assured the deal complies with a recently passed law... more
Medical pot laws no answer for US opioid deaths, study finds  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A new study shoots down the notion that medical marijuana laws can prevent opioid overdose deaths more
Wracked by an opioid scandal, Insys files for bankruptcy  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
American drug maker Insys announced on Monday it was filing for bankruptcy and will sell its assets as it faces legal and financial fallout from its role in the opioid... more
Ancient DNA from Roman and medieval grape seeds reveal ancestry of wine making  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A grape variety still used in wine production in France today can be traced back 900 years to just one ancestral plant,... more
Bariatric surgery patients at higher risk of death from substance use problems  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The death rate from drug- and alcohol-related causes in people who've had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is nearly triple that of the general public,... more
E-cigarette vaping with nicotine appears to impair mucus clearance  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
E-cigarette vaping with nicotine appears to hamper mucus clearance from the airways, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care... more
Hidden cost of alcohol to workplaces estimated at $1.65 billion  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Employees turning up to work hungover, or not turning up at all, cost New Zealand $1.65 billion per year, a University of Otago study has found. more
World's best sommelier used to think wine 'stank'  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Just 10 years before he was crowned the world's best sommelier after winning a rigorous global competition against dozens of elite beverage connoisseurs, Marc Almert thought wine "stank." more
Opioid epidemic increases proportion of hearts transplanted from overdose death donors  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The confluence of two major health crises—the opioid epidemic and organ shortage—has moved surgeons to consider transplanting organs deemed as less than "perfect" in an effort... more
Video: Could you fail a drug test by taking CBD?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a non-psychoactive compound produced by the marijuana plant that seems to be everywhere these days. Maybe you've even been asked if you'd like it... more
Alzheimer's therapy may be effective in treating individuals addicted to opioids  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Clinical trial results reveal that a medication used to treat Alzheimer's disease may also be an effective therapy for individuals addicted to opioids. The findings are... more
Opioid maker agrees to pay $225M to settle federal probes  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The Justice Department says opioid manufacturer Insys Therapeutics has agreed to pay $225 million to settle federal criminal and civil investigations more
Medical News Today: Causes of vivid dreams  MNT · 2 weeks
Some common causes of vivid dreams include sleep deprivation, alcohol consumption, and substance use. Practicing good sleep hygiene may help prevent them. Learn more about the causes of vivid dreams here. more
Early-life challenges affect how children focus, face the day  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Experiences such as poverty, residential instability, or parental divorce or substance abuse, can affect executive function and lead to changes in a child's brain chemistry, muting the effects of stress... more
Reducing opioid prescriptions after C-sections  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
There's a better way to take care of patients after C-sections to help them heal faster and manage pain without increasing their risk of long-term opioid use, researchers say. more
Opioids are not sleep aids, and can actually worsen sleep research finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Evidence that taking opioids will help people with chronic pain to sleep better is limited and of poor quality, according to an interdisciplinary team... more
Neolithic pottery sherds from China reveal alcoholic beverage production techniques  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team of researchers from Stanford University, Zhengzhou University, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology has learned more about the ways Neolithic... more
Insufficient sleep may increase risk of teens engaging in unsafe sexual behaviors  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Teenagers who don't get enough sleep may be at an increased risk of engaging in unsafe sexual behaviors, such as not using condoms or... more
For many, friends and family, not doctors, serve as a gateway to opioid misuse  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
In a common narrative of the path to opioid misuse, people become addicted to painkillers after a doctor prescribed them... more
The Latest: Maine sues opioid maker over deceptive marketing  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Maine says in a lawsuit that Purdue Pharma deceptively marketed opioid drugs in the state over a decade while the opioid crisis worsened more
Researchers pose as heroin users to find treatment gaps  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Researchers posing as heroin users seeking help contacted hundreds of U.S. treatment clinics and were denied appointments much of the time more
Insufficient sleep may increase risk of teens engaging in risky sexual behaviors  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Teenagers who don't get enough sleep may be at an increased risk of engaging in unsafe sexual behaviors, such as not using condoms or... more
Sensitive new laser technique detects volatile organic compounds  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers have developed a new way of operating miniature quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) to rapidly measure the absorption spectra of different organic molecules in the air simultaneously. The technique offers a sensitive... more
New Jersey seeks applicants for new medical marijuana firms  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
New Jersey is seeking applicants to operate up to 108 new medical marijuana businesses more
As CBD Oils Become More Popular, The FDA Considers Whether To Set New Rules  NPR · 3 weeks
The marijuana extract is touted as a way to ease anxiety and inflammation despite limited science, and the industry has... more
Marijuana use among older adults increasing rapidly  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Cannabis use among older adults is growing faster than any other age group but many report barriers to getting medical marijuana, a lack of communication with their doctors and a lingering stigma attached to the drug,... more
State sues e-cigarette maker, says it targets youth market  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Massachusetts is suing a national retailer of electronic cigarette and vaping products more
Cannabis use among older adults rising rapidly  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Cannabis use among older adults is growing faster than any other age group but many report barriers to getting medical marijuana, a lack of communication with their doctors and a lingering stigma attached to... more
Vaping the sweetener sucralose may produce toxic chemicals  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 weeks
Sucralose in e-liquids can break down, increasing toxic aldehydes in vapors and producing harmful organochlorines, including a potential carcinogen. more
Sociodemographic factors, polysubstance use linked with opioid-related overdose deaths  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new study led by Boston Medical Center's Grayken Center for Addiction shows that opioid-related overdose deaths involving another substance is now the norm, not the exception, in Massachusetts. more
Collaborative Research Center explores how people manage to overcome addiction without any help  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Approximately 10 million people in Germany are addicted to either alcohol, tobacco, prescription drugs or illegal drugs. more
Illinois advances legalized pot after home growing settled  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The Illinois House voted to legalize recreational marijuana after resolving a dispute over whether to allow people to grow a few pot plants for personal use. more
The Latest: Ill. Senate OKs legal pot after home grow shift  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Restrictions on home cultivation have helped marijuana legalization win Illinois Senate approval more
Genetic analysis of cannabis is here  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Research could provide government regulators with powerful new tools for addressing a bevy of commercial claims and other concerns as non-medical marijuana, hemp and CBD products become more commonplace. The new analysis of the genetic and... more
OK to smoke, not to grow? States wrestle with homegrown pot  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Illinois lawmakers working to legalize recreational marijuana have hit a potential snag: whether to allow people to grow a few pot plants for personal use more
Researchers tease out genetic differences between cannabis strains  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Research from Washington State University could provide government regulators with powerful new tools for addressing a bevy of commercial claims and other concerns as non-medical marijuana, hemp and CBD products become more... more
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