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Small Amounts of Alcohol Consumption Linked To Breast Cancer

In the past, scientists have found that alcohol consumption is linked to a variety of diseases, including throat, liver and esophageal cancer. And now a new report released by the American Institute for Cancer Research states that even small amounts of alcohol consumed regularly can increase the chances of developing…

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Study Helps Identify Patients Most Likely to Abuse Painkillers After Surgery

One of the most common reasons to prescribe prescription painkillers is after a surgical procedure. Sometimes these surgeries can be major, and other times they can be less invasive. However, painkillers have become part of most standard recovery protocols. One major problem with this is that sometimes patients do not…

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New Research into Opiate Addiction Seeks Non-Opioid Medications

In the constant effort to create effective and safe treatments for people addicted to opiates such as heroin and prescription painkillers, researchers may have found a new way to prevent against further abuse. While medications geared towards reducing heroin abuse have proven successful in many circumstances, a group of researchers…

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Alcohol Abuse More Prevalent Before Marriage, After Divorce

Last year, a group of researchers published a study that suggested that marriage was more likely to prevent people from abusing alcohol. These same researchers then decided to shift their focus from marriage to divorce. They discovered that much like the previous study, without the spouse’s support, alcohol intake was…

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Alcohol not Beneficial for Sleep Problems

For people who suffer from insomnia, trouble staying asleep or restless sleep, alcohol sometimes appears to be initially useful since it is a depressant. However, according to researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia, alcohol actually interferes with your body’s ability to get a good night’s…

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Signs of Drug Abuse Apparent to Dermatologists

Most people understand that the physical signs of drug abuse are apparent in an intravenous drug user’s skin. There are other signs of addiction that are apparent to a dermatologist who examines their patients’ skin. These trained medical professionals can determine when a patient may be having a problem with…

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Survey Shows Opioid Use Among Teens Declining

The results of a new study reveal that high school students are not using opioids like prescription pain medications and heroin as much as adults. The rate of opioid use and overdose deaths has reached epidemic proportions, but has continued to decline among high school students recently. Over the past…

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Study Tracks Accidental Prescription Drug Overdoses Among Children

As we have previously reported, it is important for people to not only keep their current medications in a safe place, but also to properly dispose of unused prescriptions. The reasons, especially for painkillers, are plenty. While many people immediately think of teenagers getting a hold of the drugs and…

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Study: Suburbs Not the Only Places Heroin Use is Increasing

Every major city in America has certain parts in it that are known to be riddled with drugs. People from surrounding suburbs oftentimes travel to these parts of the city to obtain their drugs, whether they stay there to use or bring them back home. A commonly held belief among…

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Marijuana Use Among College Students Continues to Cause Concern

The number of college students using marijuana continues to increase, having reached a startling 38% in 2015, compared to 30% in 2006, according to information released by the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research. This overall increasing trend can likely be attributed to much of the marijuana legalization movement,…

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Drug Test Results Indicate Employee Drug Use Rising

Screening job applicants for drugs is a standard policy most businesses follow. Generally, if the applicant is promising they will be asked to submit to a drug test. If the drug test comes back negative they are usually moved on to the next phase of the hiring process. This is…

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Soccer Star Comes Clean

In April of this year, soccer start Abby Wambach was arrested for driving under the influence. Wambach, who had recently retired from professional soccer, had secretly struggled with drugs for years. But it wasn’t until her arrest that she was able to begin on the road to recovery. In the…

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