Health

People with heart rhythm disorders warned over cannabis use

A study of 2.4 million hospitalized cannabis users has found that those with an arrhythmia were 4.5 times more likely to die while in hospital than those without. The research is presented at EHRA 2021, an online scientific ...

Health

New York is latest state to legalize recreational marijuana

New Yorkers can now possess up to 3 ounces of cannabis under a legalization bill signed Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, while sales of recreational-use marijuana won't become legal for an estimated 18 months until the state ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Opioid overdose reduced in patients taking buprenorphine

Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, opioid misuse has continued unabated in the United States, with an estimated 2.5 million or more Americans suffering from opioid use disorder. Most people treated for the disorder are given ...

Health

Youth vaping rates have plunged during lockdown: study

(HealthDay)—Vaping among teens and young adults has decreased dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic, with two-thirds of e-cigarette users reporting that they've either cut back or quit, a new study says.

Addiction

Q&A: COVID-19 is worse for drug users, according to survey

Is the COVID-19 pandemic likely to affect the health and well-being of people who use illicit drugs such as opioids, cocaine and methamphetamines? Yes, and it's a key public-health issue, says Sarah Larney, a newly recruited ...

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