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LGBT-identifying females are at increased risk of substance use in early...

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Females who identify as sexual minorities face an increased risk of substance use that shows up as early as age 13,...

Opioid epidemic increases number of organs available for transplant

Chicago, June 6, 2019 - The confluence of two major health crises--the opioid epidemic and organ shortage--has moved surgeons to consider transplanting...

Smaller city effort to aid chronically homeless can be successful

Creating a municipally funded team to provide intensive services to chronically homeless people who use a large amount of public services can help the...

Telomere length unaffected by smoking

A new study has surprised the medical world, finding that smoking does not shorten the length of telomeres - a marker at the end...

State alcohol policies may affect aggression- and driving-related harms from someone...

New research suggests that state alcohol policies may be effective in reducing aggression-related and driving-related harms due to other drinkers, mainly in...

Alzheimer’s therapy may help overcome opioid addiction

Clinical trial results reveal that a medication used to treat Alzheimer's disease may also be an effective therapy for individuals addicted to opioids. The...

Female cannabis users underrepresented in health research, study reveals

Research at the University of York has shown that women are underrepresented in research into links between cannabis and psychosis, which could limit understanding...

For many, friends and family, not doctors, serve as a gateway...

In a common narrative of the path to opioid misuse, people become addicted to painkillers after a doctor prescribed them pills to treat an...

Energy drinks ‘completely ruined my life’

A man claims the shocking damage to his teeth was caused by his crippling energy drink addiction, which saw him consuming six Monster Energy...

Big Pharma’s dangerous drugs are now killing more people than guns...

New statistics from the National Institutes of Health show that more than 72,000 people died from drug overdoses during 2017. Of those, a staggering...