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Putting the brakes on booze

With most of us preparing to kick back and party over summer, UniSA pharmacology lecturer, Professor Jason White, is sounding a holiday ...

Hypertension medication that targets stress may help smokers quit

By Daniel Jones - Smokers trying to quit often light up a cigarette to deal with stress. Now an interdisciplinary team of ...

Teen prescription opioid abuse, cigarette, and alcohol use trends down

However, NIH’s 2014 Monitoring the Future survey shows high rates of e-cigarette use and fewer concerns about marijuana’s risks ... Full story

Cocaine, amphetamine users more likely to take their own lives

Stimulants use such as cocaine and amphetamine is associated with a nearly two-fold greater likelihood of suicidal behaviour amongst people who inject drugs, say researchers at the University of Montreal and the CHUM Research Centre. ... Full story

Cocaine consumption quadruples the risk of sudden death in people between 19 and 49

The research by the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country, the Basque Institute of Forensic Medicine, and CIBERSAM is the first to link the two factors ... Full story

‘Tis the season for youth to curb binge drinking

Our life-long relationship with alcohol is established early on, a Concordia University study shows ... Full story

E-cigs catching on in Connecticut schools, new study shows

By Bill Hathaway - One in four Connecticut high school students surveyed report having tried an e-cigarette, a Yale-led study has found. ... Full story

Know your alcohol limits during the festive season

Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement ... Full story

Does smoking hamper treatment for alcohol abuse?

A woman holds a cell phone and a cigarette with a glass of wine sitting next to her. ... Full story

Opioid Prescriptions Can Go Missing Between Hospital and Nursing Home

Madison, Wisconsin - Better communication between hospital and nursing home can thwart people determined to steal opioid prescriptions. ... Full story

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