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Model projects sharp rise in alcohol-related liver disease

Alcohol-related liver disease is currently the most common reason for liver transplantation in the United States. In recent years, high-risk drinking of alcohol—defined as exceeding daily drinking limits (more than four ...

Addiction

Study finds scratchies and lotto tickets can lead to problem gambling

New Curtin research has found that contrary to the general perception that lotteries products such as 'scratchies' and lotto tickets are safe forms of gambling, people who only gamble using these products can experience gambling-related ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Increasingly more patients taking opioids for rheumatic pain

Fentanyl, tramadol or tilidine: New European figures show that even in Europe increasingly more people are taking opioids for pain connected with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. Current analysis from Catalonia, Spain ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Link between anxiety and alcohol abuse identified

New research from the University of Aberdeen and the University of Edinburgh has identified how sections of DNA might contribute to the risk of alcohol abuse in men.

Neuroscience

Estrogen's role in the sex differences of alcohol abuse

Fluctuating estrogen levels may make alcohol more rewarding to female mice, according to new research in JNeurosci. Untangling the involved signaling pathways could unveil sex-based treatments for alcohol use disorders.

Medications

Opioid prescribing down for minor ortho injuries in youth

(HealthDay)—From 2004 to 2017, there was a decrease in the proportion of pediatric patients with a minor injury prescribed opioids, according to research released as part of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons ...

Medical research

New molecule stops drug cravings in mice, with fewer side effects

Duke University researchers have developed a synthetic molecule that selectively dampen the physiological rewards of cocaine in mice. It also may represent a new class of drugs that could be more specific with fewer side ...