Smoking cigarettes is a significant risk factor for development of Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.
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As with underage drinking, social factors can help predict excessive drinking among older adults, according to new research from Rudolf H. Moos of the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System in Palo Alto, Calif.
About 80 percent of the 1,000 or so medical-marijuana dispensaries now operating in Los Angeles will be shut down under a measure approved this week by the city council, the New York Times reported Jan. 26. The ordinance, passed 9-3…
A new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) finds that 4.7 percent of Americans age 50 and older used illicit drugs during the past year, a figure that's on the rise and reflective of lifelong drug use by aging Baby Boomers.
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has approved a bill that would ban the U.S. Postal Service from delivering cigarettes and other tobacco products — a policy already adopted by private couriers like Federal Express and UPS. Indian Country Today reported…
Adults over age 60 who have alcohol problems tend to drink more than their younger counterparts, probably because they have developed greater tolerance for alcohol, according to researchers at Ohio State University.
Having a drink or two a day may not help maintain a sharp mind as people age, according to a new report.
Some members of the Baby Boomer generation not only remain tolerant of marijuana use but also continue to smoke the drug themselves.
Data from the Health and Retirement Study are compared to determine whether the survival benefit associated with moderate alcohol use remains after accounting for nontraditional risk factors such as socioeconomic status (SES) and functional limitations.
Five community-based programs that seek to prevent addiction and HIV/AIDS in at-risk, traditionally underserved populations have been awarded a total of $8.2 million in grants by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The grants, awarded for up…