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Over-the-counter antioxidant may promote reductions in alcohol use in marijuana-dependent teens

Over-the-counter antioxidant may promote reductions in alcohol use in marijuana-dependent teens

An over-the-counter antioxidant known as N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is showing early promise at promoting abstinence from or reduced use of alcohol in marijuana-dependent adolescents, report researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in the December 2016 Addictive Behaviors. [More]
Opioid users treated in compulsory drug detention centre more likely to relapse, study shows

Opioid users treated in compulsory drug detention centre more likely to relapse, study shows

People with chronic opioid use disorders are more likely to relapse and do so sooner if they are treated in a compulsory drug detention centre rather than a voluntary drug treatment centre using methadone maintenance therapy, according to the first study comparing the outcome of both approaches published in The Lancet Global Health. [More]
Resilience lowers risk for developing alcohol use disorders, study shows

Resilience lowers risk for developing alcohol use disorders, study shows

Resilience considerably reduces risk for developing alcohol use disorders, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and Lund University in Sweden. [More]
Geisinger physicians report opioid therapy to be ineffective in treating chronic pain

Geisinger physicians report opioid therapy to be ineffective in treating chronic pain

A new study by a pair of Geisinger Health System physicians reports that the use of opioid therapy to treat chronic pain is not only ineffective, it can actually increase the likelihood of more harmful consequences, including death. [More]
PinnacleHealth’s initiative helps reduce opioid prescriptions in primary care setting

PinnacleHealth’s initiative helps reduce opioid prescriptions in primary care setting

PinnacleHealth Medical Group, a network of more than 200 primary care providers and specialists, singled out opioid abuse epidemic and initiated a formal opioid reduction program in 2014. [More]
QUT neuroscientist shows how brainpower could be key to mange stress and lose weight

QUT neuroscientist shows how brainpower could be key to mange stress and lose weight

A QUT neuroscientist internationally acclaimed for her research on alcohol and sugar addiction claims brainpower rather than willpower is the key to living healthily. [More]
Heavy alcohol use during adolescence alters brain development, study shows

Heavy alcohol use during adolescence alters brain development, study shows

Heavy alcohol use during adolescence alters the development of brain, according to a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital. [More]
Study finds 19% of Ontario adults experience problematic use of electronic devices

Study finds 19% of Ontario adults experience problematic use of electronic devices

As many as 19 per cent of Ontario adults aged 18 to 29 experience moderate to severe problematic use of electronic devices, which includes smartphones and tablets as well as computers and video game consoles, according to the latest CAMH Monitor survey. [More]
Study finds high rates of marijuana use among Baby Boomers

Study finds high rates of marijuana use among Baby Boomers

The recent legalization of recreational marijuana (cannabis) use in California, Colorado, and Washington reflect the sweeping changes in the attitudes and perceptions towards marijuana use in the United States. [More]
New study to explore link between sleep and chronic pain

New study to explore link between sleep and chronic pain

Washington State University will lead a study to understand the relationship between sleep and chronic pain, part of a nationwide effort to address the rising abuse of opioid pain relievers and expand the arsenal of non-drug treatment options. [More]
Kratom may be safer and less addictive than current treatments for pain, research suggests

Kratom may be safer and less addictive than current treatments for pain, research suggests

A delayed U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration ban on kratom would stifle scientific understanding of the herb's active chemical components and documented pharmacologic properties if implemented, according to a special report published today in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. [More]
Private practitioners urge patients to choose physical therapy over opioids to manage pain

Private practitioners urge patients to choose physical therapy over opioids to manage pain

Prescription opioid headlines are staggering: 40 Americans die each day from overdoses involving prescription opioids; they cost the United States economy $78.5 billion a year; and 227 million opioid prescriptions were handed out in the U.S. in 2015. [More]
UAB physician calls for better education, legislation to help patients with opioid abuse

UAB physician calls for better education, legislation to help patients with opioid abuse

The U.S. opioid epidemic has evolved so much in the last four years that current federal policy responses risk diminishing returns in saving human lives, according to a new peer-reviewed perspective by University of Alabama at Birmingham Associate Professor of Preventive medicine Stefan Kertesz, M.D. His perspective was published online in the addiction journal Substance Abuse. [More]
New vaccine shows potential to decrease risk of fatal opioid overdose

New vaccine shows potential to decrease risk of fatal opioid overdose

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have developed a vaccine that blocks the pain-numbing effects of the opioid drugs oxycodone and hydrocodone in animal models. [More]
Quitting smoking during addiction treatment may improve recovery rates in teens

Quitting smoking during addiction treatment may improve recovery rates in teens

A Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researcher has found that addiction treatment results improved when teens in a residential program stopped smoking. [More]
Blocking key nutrient uptake may be effective way of treating triple negative breast cancer

Blocking key nutrient uptake may be effective way of treating triple negative breast cancer

Cancer rewires the metabolism of tumor cells, converting them into lean, mean, replicating machines. [More]
New study describes role of protein that is crucial for melanoma cell survival

New study describes role of protein that is crucial for melanoma cell survival

The main goals of the Melanoma Group at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre are to identify biomarkers of tumour progression and to validate novel therapeutic targets in melanoma. [More]
Stop Smoking Services across England facing ongoing budget cuts

Stop Smoking Services across England facing ongoing budget cuts

Stop Smoking Services across England are facing ongoing budget cuts after six in ten local authorities (59 per cent) were forced to reduce their funding in the last year according to a new joint report by ASH and Cancer Research UK published today (Wednesday). [More]
Medical cannabis may help treat mental health problems and opioid addiction

Medical cannabis may help treat mental health problems and opioid addiction

Using marijuana could help some alcoholics and people addicted to opioids kick their habits, a UBC study has found. [More]
Asthmatic adolescents develop greater dependence to nicotine compared to healthy counterparts

Asthmatic adolescents develop greater dependence to nicotine compared to healthy counterparts

Curiosity is a driving factor in why most kids start smoking, and the same is true for kids with asthma. [More]
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