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Medical News Today
Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs News From Medical News Today
Substance addiction is a complex disorder characterized by compulsive drug use. While addiction is difficult to understand, all abused substances share one thing in common - repeated use could change the way the brain looks and functions. Some people can use recreational or prescription drugs without ever experiencing negative consequences or addiction. For others, substance use can cause problems at school, work and home, and in relationships.
Scientists have successfully eradicated alcoholic liver disease in mice using a combination of viruses that target a certain toxin-releasing gut bacterium.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 5:00 pm
A new study in humans and mice adds to evidence that e-cigarettes damage cardiovascular and lung health and calls for tighter regulation of these devices.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 8:00 am
Two new studies provide further evidence that electronic cigarettes may have various and serious adverse effects on cardiovascular health.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 8:00 am
A new study finds that, in people with PTSD, those who use cannabis are less likely to experience depressive episodes and suicidal thoughts than nonusers.
Posted: November 7, 2019, 4:00 pm
A new review and meta-analysis has concluded that meditation, hypnosis, relaxation, and cognitive behavioral therapy can help reduce pain and opioid use.
Posted: November 5, 2019, 4:00 pm
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) announced that event registration begins today for the 10th annual National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW), to be held March 30 through April 5, 2020. NDAFW is a...
Posted: November 7, 2019, 12:00 am
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A new analysis suggests that teens prefer mint and mango as their vaping flavors of choice for e-cigarettes. Previous research showed that teens were attracted to nicotine vaping by the candy and fruit-flavored products offered by manufacturers....
Posted: November 5, 2019, 12:00 am
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Researchers have discovered a mechanism in rats that links cigarette smoking and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Scientists found a crucial role for a diabetes-associated gene, called transcription factor 7-like 2 (Tcf7l2), in regulating the response to nicotine in the...
Posted: October 16, 2019, 12:00 am
Society for Neuroscience satellite meeting explores notable research on drug and alcohol addiction
What: The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), both part of the National Institutes of Health, will host a one-day...
Posted: October 10, 2019, 12:00 am
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Data from the 2019 Monitoring the Future Survey of eighth, 10th and 12th graders show alarmingly high rates of e-cigarette use compared to just a year ago, with rates doubling in the past two years. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, scientists who...
Posted: September 18, 2019, 12:00 am