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Study shows white matter damage caused by 'skunk-like' cannabis

Smoking high potency ‘skunk-like’ cannabis can damage a crucial part of the brain responsible for communication between the two brain hemispheres, according ...

“Fear of missing out” linked to alcohol harm in students

Department of Psychology PhD candidate and study co-author Jayde Flett. ...

NUI Galway Research Finds Irish Children are Exposed to Large Volumes of Alcohol Marketing

• More than 90% of children reported that they were exposed to traditional, or offline, alcohol advertisements in the week prior to the study and more than half saw four or more alcohol advertisements per day ... Full story

NYU Study Finds Adults Aged 50-59 Now Largest Age Group in Opioid Treatment Programs

Notable shifts found in demographic background including gender and ethnicity among older adults ... Full story

Research Team to Develop and Test Opioid Risk Screening Tool

Madison, Wisconsin - Noting that opioid overdoses and deaths have increased more than 300 percent in Wisconsin over the past decade, a team of researchers from the UW School of Medicine and Public Health has an innovative plan to reduce opioid addiction and overdose and to establish a screening tool to be tested at trauma centers in Wisconsin. ... Full story

Brushing Up Peptides Boosts their Potential as Drugs

Brushing Up Peptides Boosts their Potential as Drugs ... Full story

First ever substance use and sight loss guide

Invaluable resource to help support professionals ... Full story


To adults they may seem fairly innocuous, however the sponsor logos that adorn the jerseys of professional sports people could be increasing children’s awareness of junk food, alcohol and gambling. ... Full story

Trial to study smoking-cessation therapy tailored to a smoker’s DNA

By Jim Dryden - A study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis may aid efforts to tailor smoking-cessation treatments to individual cigarette smokers, based on their DNA. ... Full story

Queensland initiative to find new drug treatments secures state funding

Meeting in the US to discuss the Queensland Emory Drug Discovery Initiative: (from left) UniQuest CEO Dr Dean Moss; UQ Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj; Executive Director of the Emory Institute for Drug Development Professor Dennis Liotta; Director of the Emory Chemical Biology Discovery Center Dr Haian Fu, Head of UQ’s Molecular Virology Unit Professor Paul Young; Director of UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience Professor Brandon Wainwright; and UniQuest’s Executive Director of IP Commercialisation, Dr Mark Ashton. ... Full story

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