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Medications

Can medications for excessive alcohol use help prevent and treat alcohol-related liver disease?

Excessive alcohol consumption can harm the liver, causing a range of conditions from relatively minor liver damage to serious problems such as cirrhosis and liver cancer—all of which fall under the umbrella of alcohol-associated ...

Cardiology

Alcohol may be more risky to the heart than previously thought

Levels of alcohol consumption currently considered safe by some countries are linked with development of heart failure, according to research presented on May 22 at Heart Failure 2022, a scientific congress of the European ...

Addiction

Cannabis users require more sedation for endoscopy

Patients who use cannabis required higher levels of sedation during gastric endoscopies than non-users, according to research to be presented at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2022. As cannabis is legalized in more places and ...

Health

Major uptick reported in cannabis vaping for all adolescents

Cannabis vaping is increasing as the most popular method of cannabis delivery among all adolescents in the U.S., as is the frequency of cannabis vaping, according to research at Columbia University Mailman School of Public ...

Addiction

More nuance in liquor licensing can serve public health

A new toolkit that provides data on alcohol-related harm and licensed premises helps new liquor license applications be considered within their local health context, a UNSW alcohol policy researcher says.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Deaths from alcohol use disorder surged during pandemic

Deaths involving alcohol use disorder increased dramatically during the pandemic, according to a new study by Cedars-Sinai investigators. The study also found that young adults 25 to 44 years old experienced the steepest ...