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USC study finds e-cigarette cartoon ads may increase likelihood of vaping

Like the infamous "Joe Camel" advertisements for cigarettes in the 1980s and 90s, the use of cartoon characters in ads for e-cigarettes and e-liquids...

Formation of habitual use drives cannabis addiction

Philadelphia, June 13, 2019 - A shift from brain systems controlling reward-driven use to habit-driven use differentiates heavy cannabis users who are addicted to...

Overdose, suicide among leading reasons for deaths of new moms

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Overdoses and suicides were among the most common reasons for mothers dying within a year of giving birth in California,...

Why fears over smartphone ‘addiction’ are based on flawed evidence

Most studies into the impact of technology use on psychological wellbeing rely on flawed measures say researchers.Surveys are often used to understand...

Research reveals sustainable method to produce lifesaving opiate antidotes at reduced...

ST. LOUIS, MO, June 11, 2019 - Overdose from opiates has skyrocketed. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, on average,...

Indoor tanning may be an addiction abetted by both genetic and...

WASHINGTON -- A combination of elevated symptoms of depression along with modifications in a gene responsible for dopamine activity, important to the brain's pleasure...

Curbing your enthusiasm for overeating

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Signals between our gut and brain control how and when we eat food. But how the molecular mechanisms involved in...

Supportive families and schools help prevent substance use among trans youth:...

Strong family and school connections are helping prevent transgender youth from smoking cigarettes and using marijuana, even among those targeted by violence....

Weight-loss patients at higher risk of death from substance use disorders

PITTSBURGH, June 7, 2019 - The death rate from drug- and alcohol-related causes in people who've had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is nearly triple...

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,...