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One in five over-65s drink at unsafe levels

One in five older people who drink alcohol are consuming it at unsafe levels – over 21 units of alcohol for men ...

UC study: expectant mums want clear picture on alcohol

New research by the University of Canberra has found messages about drinking alcohol while pregnant are creating confusion, and women are calling ...

In First Year, Two Florida Laws Reduce Amount of Opioids Prescribed, Study Suggests

Prescription volume decreased 2.5 percent while dosage strength decreased 5.6 percent compared with Georgia ... Full story

Teens using e-cigarettes may be more likely to start smoking tobacco

New NIH-funded study shows possible link between e-cigarettes and initiation of tobacco use ... Full story

Smoking Cessation Drug Not Boosting Number of Smokers Who Quit

The introduction of a new prescription smoking-cessation aid, varenicline, in 2006 has had no significant impact on the rate at which Americans age 18 and older successfully quit smoking, according to a study led by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. ... Full story

Surveys Reveal Trends in Global Consumption of Sugary Beverages, Fruit Juices and Milk

Results Can Inform Research on Beverage Health Impacts and Nutrition Policy Development ... Full story

Glutamate, a new player in addiction

Scientists have just identified in the mouse, and then confirmed in humans, a new factor that regulates addiction. Glutamate, a neurotransmitter1, contributes to regulating dopamine release in the nucleus accumbens, one of the cerebral structures of the reward system. ... Full story

NCETA website gives best understanding yet of Australian cannabis use

Flinders University’s National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) has collated the latest cannabis research into their online Knowledgebase. ... Full story

Marriage Can Lead to Dramatic Reduction in Heavy Drinking in Young Adults

Findings could help improve clinical outcomes for heavy drinkers, inform public health policy ... Full story

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