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New Western study reveals exercise further combats cigarette cravings

Tobacco use kills more than five million people per year and smoking is the world's single most preventable cause of death. As ...

Early sip of alcohol linked to more drinking later

A new study by researchers in Brown University’s Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies finds that children given a sip of alcohol ...

New app for doctors to help curb alcoholism

A mobile phone app that will enable doctors to screen people for harmful drinking and refer them to support services has received State Government funding. ... Full story

Low grades increase risk of alcohol-related disease

The risk of alcohol-related disease in adulthood is greatly increased among populations with low final grades in primary school. This according to a new study from Stockholm University and Karolinska Institutet now published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. ... Full story

Thinking of drinking and driving? What if your car won’t let you?

ANN ARBOR—If every new car made in the United States had a built-in blood alcohol level tester that prevented impaired drivers from driving the vehicle, how many lives could be saved, injuries prevented, and injury-related dollars left unspent? ... Full story

Micronutrients trial for smokers to give up

A substantial University of Canterbury smoking trial has begun to see if smokers are more likely to quit if they consume micronutrients. ... Full story

Teen Cannabis Users Have Poor Long-Term Memory in Adulthood

Heavy use of drug linked to changes in hippocampus, poor memory for life events ... Full story

Number of medical marijuana dispensaries surpasses limit set by Los Angeles voters

Despite a Los Angeles city ordinance that voters approved in 2013 to limit the number of registered medical marijuana businesses to no more than 135 that have been in continuous operation since September 2007, UCLA researchers found that more than three times that number were operating in the city of Los Angeles as of 2014. ... Full story

Major report on powdered cocaine use launched

The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) has today (12 March) published a major report on powdered cocaine and its impact on British society which was authored by a group led by a University of Manchester academic. ... Full story

Addiction: No Longer Just Alcohol and Drugs

Kleptomania, gambling, sex, Internet surfing, physical exercise, work among behaviors explored in new book ... Full story

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