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May 22, 2015
More than 20 percent of the world’s adult population—one billion people—smoke, while almost 5 percent—240 million—have an alcohol use disorder, according to a new report. Alcohol’s impact in terms of disability is more...
May 22, 2015
People who visit the emergency room at least four times in one year are at much greater risk of dying from a prescription drug overdose, compared with those who visit the ER once a year or not at all, a new study finds.
May 22, 2015
The drug naltrexone, used to treat alcoholism, may also be useful in treating methamphetamine addiction, a small new study suggests. Researchers at the University of California-Los Angeles found naltrexone decreased the...
May 14, 2015
A health warning about the painkiller codeine being transmitted to babies through breast milk has led to a decline in the number of new mothers prescribed the drug, HealthDay reports. There is a rare but potential risk...
May 14, 2015
Harmful drinking is increasing among young people in many nations, according to a new report. Alcohol is becoming more available, affordable and more effectively advertised, the report concludes.
May 14, 2015
Offering financial incentives to smokers to quit is more effective than offering free counseling and nicotine replacement therapy, a new study concludes.
May 8, 2015
A new study finds heroin use among people who abuse prescription opioids has risen, particularly among whites. From 2008 to 2011, the study found a 75 percent increase in heroin use among whites who abuse painkillers...
May 8, 2015
The drop in alcohol-related car crashes over the past few decades has benefited the U.S. economy, according to a new study in the journal Injury Prevention. Researchers found alcohol-involved crash reductions since 1984...
May 8, 2015
A new analysis of Medicare’s prescription drug program finds generic Vicodin was the most widely prescribed drug in 2013, according to The Wall Street Journal. More than half of the prescriptions came from family...
May 1, 2015
A new national poll finds while 63 percent of Americans say their state should allow adults to use medical marijuana, only 36 percent say children should be allowed to use it.

 

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