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September 29, 2020

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Low Level Alcohol Use During Pregnancy Can Impact Child's Brain Development

A new study finds any alcohol use during pregnancy, even low levels, is associated with subtle, yet significant behavioural and psychological effects in children including anxiety, depression and ...

Potent Drug Supply Drop, Not Domestic Drug Policies, Likely Behind 2018 OD Death Downturn

The slight decline in drug overdose deaths in 2018 coincides with Chinese regulations on the powerful opioid carfentanil, rather than the result of ...

Study of Siblings Finds Moderate Cannabis Use Impacts Cognitive Functioning

A new study compares adolescent siblings to determine the impact of early and frequent use of marijuana on cognitive function. This study contrasts with previous studies by finding that moderate ...

Addicted to the Sun? Research Shows It's in Your Genes

Sun-seeking behavior is linked to genes involved in addiction, behavioral and personality traits and brain function, according to a study of more than 260,000 ...
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Pandemic Sets Off Future Wave of Worsening Mental Health Issues

Long after a COVID-19 vaccination is developed and years after the coronavirus death toll is tallied, the impact on mental health will linger, continuing to inflict damage if not addressed, according ...

New Study Highlights Success of a Mobile Clinical and Outreach Van in Helping People on the Street With Opioid Addiction

A novel mobile health program has proven to be an effective model for bringing opioid addiction treatment services directly to marginalized individuals, particularly the ...

Richmond Emergency Room Experienced a Surge in Opioid Overdoses During Pandemic

Virginia Commonwealth University researchers have released data showing an alarming surge in opioid-related overdoses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonfatal opioid overdose visits to the VCU Medical ...

Look Beyond Opioids to Solve National Substance Use Epidemic

A new study published reveals that three-quarters of participants in an inpatient addiction intervention program came into the hospital using more than one substance. The findings suggests that a ...

Rates of E-Cigarette and Marijuana Use Not Associated With Vaping-Related Lung Injuries, Study Finds

Higher rates of e-cigarette and marijuana use in U.S. states did not result in more e-cigarette or vaping-related lung injuries (known as EVALI), a new study from the Yale School of Public Health ...

Your in-Laws' History of Drinking Problems Could Lead to Alcohol Issues of Your Own

A study of more than 300,000 couples in Sweden finds marriage to a spouse who grew up exposed to parental alcohol misuse increases a person's likelihood of developing a drinking ...

Words Used to Describe Alcohol Intoxication May Give Clues to Drinking Habits

Research suggests the language young adults use to describe the effects they feel from drinking may give insight into their drinking ...

Sweet Coolers a Gateway to Increased Alcohol Consumption

Sweetened alcoholic beverages can promote harmful alcohol consumption among teens, new University of Guelph research ...

Legal Marijuana May Be Slowing Reductions in Teen Marijuana Use

A longitudinal study of more than 230 teens and young adults in Washington state finds that teens may be more likely to use marijuana following legalization - with the proliferation of stores and ...

Traditional PTSD Therapy Doesn't Trigger Drug Relapse

Researchers have now demonstrated that behavior therapy that exposes people to memories of their trauma doesn't cause relapses of opioid or other drug use, and that PTSD severity and emotional ...

Unexpected Associations Found Between Drug Response and Cell Changes in Brain Cancer

Therapies for treating glioblastoma brain cancer can be delivered with greater precision and existing drugs can be used in new ways. These are the conclusions from a stud investigating a large number ...

Rats' Brain Activity Reveals Their Alcohol Preference

The brain's response to alcohol varies based on individual preferences, according to new research in ...

A Complex Gene Program Initiates Brain Changes in Response to Cocaine

Researchers used single-nucleus RNA sequencing to compare transcriptional responses to acute cocaine in 16 unique cell populations from the brain nucleus accumbens. The atlas is part of a major study ...

Motherhood Overrides the Brain's Decision-Making

Motherhood takes over the brain's decision-making regions to prioritize caring for offspring, according to new ...

Early Marriage May Lead to Unsafe Drinking Behavior by Those With Higher Genetic Risk

Getting married early in life may increase the risk of problematic drinking behavior among people who are genetically predisposed to drink ...

Barriers to Addiction Care Fell Because of COVID-19; Now the Challenge Is Keeping Them Down

Telehealth interactions with substance use disorder specialists and support groups could open treatment and recovery to many, but key changes will be needed, experts ...

Light Drinking May Protect Brain Function

Light to moderate drinking may preserve brain function in older age, according to a new ...

Social and Behavioral Factors Most Closely Associated With Dying

Smoking, divorce and alcohol abuse have the closest connection to death out of 57 social and behavioural factors analyzed in this study. The researchers analyzed data collected from 13,611 adults in ...

Simulated Sea Slug Gets Addicted to Drug

Scientists built a computer model of a simple brain network based on that of a sea slug, taught it how to get food, gave it an appetite and the ability to experience reward, added a dash of something ...

Researchers Flush out Worrying Trend of Designer Drug Use

In a sign that designer drugs are becoming more prevalent in Australia, synthetic cathinones -- commonly known as 'bath salts' -- have been detected in the nation's wastewater in the ...

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