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A new report from researchers at the Drexel University School of Public Health identifies patterns in the misuse of illicit drugs among young adults who also misuse prescription drugs. The report, "Misuse of Prescription ...
Health Feb 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Working-age adults who take combinations of prescription medication may be doubling their risk of serious falls at home according to research from The University of Auckland.
Medications Jan 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
High-risk sexual behaviors and drug habits that can increase a person's likelihood of getting HIV/AIDS are on the decline in the United States, according to a government survey released Thursday.
Health Jan 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Using marijuana carries legal risks, but a new study shows that the consequences of occasionally lighting up do not include long-term loss of lung function, according to a new study by University of Alabama at Birmingham ...
Health Jan 10, 2012 | 3.8 / 5 (5) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- A new Australian drug study published today in The Lancet has found that cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug globally, while opioid use is a major cause of death.
Health Jan 06, 2012 | 1.5 / 5 (2) | 0
About 200 million people around the world use illicit drugs, according to a study published on Friday in The Lancet.
Health Jan 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The dire physical and mental health effects of injecting methamphetamine are well known, but there's been little research about suicidal behavior and injecting meth. In a recent study, researchers at Columbia University's ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 22, 2011 | 2 / 5 (1) | 2
"Would legal regulation and control of drugs better protect children?" is a question posed by former President of Brazil, Fernando Henrique Cardoso in an editorial to be published in the January issue of Elsevier's International Jo ...
Medications Nov 22, 2011 | not rated yet | 3
The rapid emergence of synthetic new drugs, often sold online as "legal highs," represents a significant challenge for policy makers in the coming decade, a European Union drugs agency said Tuesday.
Health Nov 15, 2011 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0
A recent study has found that PROMETAT, a popular but controversial treatment for methamphetamine addiction, is no more effective than placebo in reducing methamphetamine use, keeping users in treatment, or reducing cravings ...
Medications Nov 15, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
A high childhood IQ may be linked to subsequent illegal drug use, particularly among women, suggests research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.
Health Nov 15, 2011 | 4.2 / 5 (5) | 0
In the first worldwide study of its kind, scientists from Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) found evidence that heavy methamphetamine users might have a higher risk of developing schizophrenia. This ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 08, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
A landmark study in mice identifies a biological mechanism that could help explain how tobacco products could act as gateway drugs, increasing a person's future likelihood of abusing cocaine and perhaps other drugs as well, ...
Medical research Nov 02, 2011 | 3.3 / 5 (3) | 0 |
A clinical trial to test better treatment options for chronic heroin addiction is expected to begin in Vancouver at the end of this year. Led by researchers from Providence Health Care and the University of British Columbia, ...
Medical research Oct 12, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Over 10 million people age 12 or older are estimated to have driven under the influence of illicit drugs in the prior year, according to a 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. While marijuana is the most commonly ...
Health Oct 06, 2011 | 3 / 5 (2) | 4