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Study Finds Energy Drinks Increase Heart Contraction Rate

Consuming energy drinks high in caffeine and taurine can significantly increase a person’s heart contraction rate, according to a new study that raises concerns about the drinks’ effect on the heart.

17% of Unemployed Workers Have Substance Use Disorder: Survey

A government survey finds 17 percent of unemployed workers have a substance use disorder, compared with 9 percent of full-time workers, CNNMoney reports.

Commentary: Hookah Use is on the Rise and Surrounded by Myths and Misperceptions

In recent years, there has been an increase in hookah use around the world, most notably among youth and university students. While many waterpipe tobacco smokers often think that this method of tobacco use is safe, all available scientific data demonstrate that it is in fact dangerous and addictive, explains health expert Dr. Thomas Eissenberg.

Ibuprofen Can Reduce High From Marijuana: Mouse Study

Anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen can reduce the high created by marijuana, a new study in mice suggests. The research could have implications for studying marijuana as a treatment for people with Alzheimer’s disease, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Nine Weight-Loss, Energy Supplements Contain Amphetamine-Like Compound

Scientists at the Food and Drug Administration have found an amphetamine-like compound in nine dietary supplements, USA Today reports. The compound, beta-methylphenethylamine, appears to have never been tested for safety on humans.

Teens Involved in Sports Drink More But Use Drugs Other Than Marijuana Less

Teens who participate in sports are more likely than their non-athlete peers to abuse alcohol, but less likely to use illicit drugs other than marijuana, according to an analysis of studies.

Quitting Smoking Could Yield Benefits Sooner Than Previously Thought

Quitting smoking may yield health benefits for some people sooner than previously thought, according to new research presented this week at the American Heart Association scientific meeting.

Losing Job or Home in Recession Linked to Increased Risk of Problem Drinking

People who lost their job or home in the recession of 2008-2009 had higher rates of problem drinking, a new study concludes. Those at highest risk were in their 30s and 40s. Men were more likely than women to be affected.

Pain Relief is Goal in Most Cases of Teen Opioid Misuse: Study

Most teens who misuse prescription opioids are seeking pain relief, a new study concludes. University of Michigan researchers found four out of five teens who misused opioids said they did so to relieve pain.

Smokers Trying to Quit May Be Helped by Noninvasive Magnetic Brain Stimulation

Smokers trying to quit may be helped by a noninvasive technique that involves magnetic brain stimulation, according to Israeli researchers.

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