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September 30, 2014
People tend to drink more alcohol on days they exercise, suggests a new study. Beer is the most popular post-workout alcoholic beverage, Time reports. The 150 adults who participated in the study used a smartphone app...
September 30, 2014
A new study finds cigarette tax increases and smoke-free policies have reduced both smoking and alcohol use. The researchers found consumption of beer and hard liquor declined in states where strict anti-tobacco...
September 30, 2014
Starting to drink at an early age can increase the risk of alcohol abuse in teens, according to a new study. The shorter the time between a teen’s first drink and the first time they get drunk, the greater their risk of...
September 22, 2014
A new study suggests combining positive messages about quitting smoking with negative messages about the health effects of tobacco use may be more effective than using either strategy alone. Smokers who believe quitting...
September 22, 2014
Teens who feel their parents favor their siblings over them are more likely to use alcohol, drugs and tobacco, a new study finds. “There’s this cultural perception that you need to treat your children the same, or at...
September 16, 2014
Females may build up a tolerance to marijuana faster than males do, a new study of rodents suggests. People with an increased tolerance to drugs may be more likely to become addicted, The Huffington Post reports. The...
September 16, 2014
Buprenorphine, a medication used to treat opioid addiction, is the prescription drug most commonly implicated in emergency hospitalizations of young children, according to a new study. The drug poses a danger to...
September 15, 2014
Adolescents and young adults who smoke marijuana frequently may attempt to manage negative moods by using the drug, according to a study. "One of the challenges is that people often may use marijuana to feel better but...
September 12, 2014
While more than half of US smokers try to quit every year, less than 10 percent are able to remain smoke-free, and relapse commonly occurs within 48 hours of smoking cessation. In a first of its kind study on nicotine...
August 19, 2014
People taking prescription opioids to treat moderate to severe pain may be able to breathe a little easier, literally. A study has found that a new therapeutic drug, GAL-021, may reverse or prevent respiratory...

 

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