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November 21, 2014
Researchers are working to develop prescription drugs that mimic the medicinal benefits of marijuana without producing a high, according to The Boston Globe. The drugs have the potential to treat conditions including...
November 21, 2014
Almost one-fifth of college students say they abuse prescription stimulants, a new survey finds. The most commonly abused stimulants are medications used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), such as...
November 21, 2014
A new study suggests e-cigarettes may significantly reduce tobacco cravings in smokers. The small study, which included 48 smokers who were not trying to quit, indicates e-cigarettes may help smokers reduce the number...
November 21, 2014
Brain scans may be able to detect changes in the brain in preteens that predict future alcohol abuse, a new study suggests. The study included 135 preteen and teenage boys and girls who were an average of 12.6 years old...
November 13, 2014
A new poll finds 51 percent of U.S. adults favor legalizing marijuana, down from 58 percent last year. The Gallup Poll found support for legalization is stronger on the West Coast and the Northeast, according to the Los...
November 13, 2014
Most smokers with bladder cancer are aware that using tobacco increased their risk of disease, a new study finds. More than half of bladder cancers in the United States are caused by smoking. “Bladder cancer is actually...
November 13, 2014
Scientists are working to develop opioid painkillers with a low potential for abuse. About a dozen such drugs are currently in development, according to The Courier-Journal. “Is (a non-addictive opioid) a possibility?...
November 6, 2014
A new study in rats suggests heavy drinking during the teen years could lead to structural changes in the brain that last into adulthood. The changes occur in the region of the brain important in reasoning and decision-...
November 6, 2014
A public health and public safety partnership program in New York City called RxStat is using data from different government agencies to pinpoint opioid overdoses and to make changes to reduce the toll of prescription...
November 6, 2014
A new study suggests menthol cigarettes could be more harmful to smokers than regular cigarettes. Researchers found menthol cigarette smokers had more trips to the emergency room and more hospitalizations or treatment...

 

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