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June 29, 2023

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Lean Body Mass, Age Linked With Alcohol Elimination Rates in Women

Research links women's lean body mass with how quickly they eliminate alcohol from their system. Women with obesity and those who are older eliminate alcohol from their bloodstreams faster than those of normal weight and those who are ...

Researchers Uncover Why Light-to-Moderate Drinking Is Tied to Better Heart Health

A new study offers an explanation for why light-to-moderate alcohol consumption may be associated with lower risk of heart disease. For the first time, researchers found that alcohol, in light to moderate quantities, was associated with long-term ...

Mouse Models of Adolescent Binge Drinking Reveal Key Long-Lasting Brain Changes

Heavy alcohol consumption may cause permanent dysregulation of neurons, or brain cells, in adolescents, according to a new study in mice. The findings suggest that exposure to binge-levels of alcohol during adolescence, when the brain is still ...

How Does Dopamine Regulate Both Learning and Motivation?

A new study brings together two schools of thought on the function of the neurotransmitter dopamine: one saying that dopamine provides a learning signal, the other saying that dopamine drives ...

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Drug Overdose Fatalities Among U.S. Older Adults Has Quadrupled Over 20 Years, Research Finds

Overdose mortality among people age 65 and older quadrupled over 20 years, suggesting the need for greater mental health and substance use disorder policies addressed at curbing the ...

Marijuana-Derived Compounds Could Reverse Opioid Overdoses, Researchers Report

纳洛酮——一个快速的阿片类药物解药——年代aved lives, but it's less effective against powerful synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl. In an interesting twist, researchers are now ...

COVID-19 Pandemic Has Long-Lasting Effects on Adolescent Mental Health and Substance Use

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a long-lasting impact on adolescent mental health and substance use, according to a new population-based study based on survey responses from a sample of over 64,000 13- ...

Psychostimulants: Cause of Differences in Duration and Intensity of Effect Explored

精神刺激剂与做交互pamine transporter are found in the therapy of neuro-psychiatric disorders, such as ADHD or depression, as well as on the illicit drug market. In order to ...

Mocktails or Cocktails? Having a Sense of Purpose in Life Can Keep Binge Drinking at Bay

A new study reveals that having a sense of purpose in daily life can influence college students' decisions on day-to-day alcohol ...

Scientists Take Another Step Toward Building a Better Pain Killer

New work provides a comprehensive structural framework that should help drug developers rationally design safer drugs to relieve severe ...

Mothers' Alcohol Use Changed During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mothers drank alcohol less frequently as the COVID-19 pandemic progressed, according to a small study of Ohio women, but another result was more concerning to researchers. Findings showed that the ...

Newly Identified Neuromarker Reveals Clues About Drug and Food Craving

Craving is known to be a key factor in substance use disorders and can increase the likelihood of future drug use or relapse. Yet its neural basis -- or, how the brain gives rise to craving -- is not ...

Uptick in Prevalence of Simultaneous Cannabis and Alcohol Use in the U.S. After States Legalize Recreational Cannabis Use

Simultaneous cannabis and alcohol use, defined as using both substances at the same time so their effects overlap, increased in adults from 2008 to 2019, according to new research. Shifts in cannabis ...

Many Genes Linked to Alcohol and Tobacco Use Are Shared Among Diverse Ancestries

A large genetic study has identified more than 2,300 genes predicting alcohol and tobacco use after analyzing data from more than 3.4 million people. Researchers said a majority of these genes were ...

Discovery Involving Sodium Could Lead to Safer Painkillers Such as Fentanyl

A collaboration of scientists found a novel way to render benign the worst side effects of ...

New AI Method for Public Health Analysis Shows Trends in Substance Use Among High Schoolers: Canadian Study

High school students who have a large weekly allowance, friends who smoke and low levels of physical activity are more likely to use multiple substances over time. Conversely, being older, being ...

Excessive Television Viewing in Childhood Is a Risk Factor for Later Smoking and Gambling Disorders, Study Finds

Excessive television viewing as a child can lead to a higher risk of tobacco use and gambling disorders in adulthood, a new study ...

COVID Lockdown Did Not Lead to a Rush on Opioid Prescriptions, New York Study Finds

While some feared that New Yorkers would re-fill prescriptions to stockpile opioid medications in the early weeks of the COVID-19 lockdown, New York State opioid prescriptions declined in the period ...

Legalization of Recreational Cannabis Linked With Increased Alcohol Drinking, Study Finds

States that legalized recreational cannabis saw a slight population-level uptick in alcohol consumption that was largely driven by young adults and men, according to new ...

Why Housing Alone Is Not Enough for Some Homeless Moms

Giving some homeless mothers with young children a place to live may do little to help them if it is not combined with support services, a first-of-its-kind study ...

Drinking During Pregnancy Changes Baby's Brain Structure

A new MRI study revealed that consumption of alcohol even in low to moderate amounts during pregnancy can change the baby's brain structure and delay brain ...

Local Alcohol Availability Related to Child Maltreatment

The number of stores selling alcohol in a neighborhood is linked to cases of child abuse and neglect in the same area, a new study ...

Can Pharmacotherapies Prevent Alcohol Use Disorder in People With PTSD?

A research team showed how drugs can reduce alcohol preference in animal models of post-traumatic stress ...

Brain Organoids Reveal in Detail the Harms of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

No amount of alcohol consumption is safe for a developing fetus. A new study presents in molecular detail how alcohol harms growth and functioning of developing brain ...

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