Category results for "Research"

Sports Supplement “Craze” Contains Meth-Like Chemical: Study

The sports supplement “Craze,” popular in the United States and other countries, contains a meth-like chemical, USA Today reports.

Teens Who Start Puberty Early More Likely to Experiment with Substance Use

A new survey of teens finds those who start puberty early are more likely to try cigarettes, alcohol and marijuana, compared with those who begin on time or late.

Mouse Study Helps Explain Why Binge Drinking May Interfere With Bone Healing

A new study of mice helps explain why binge drinking may interfere with bone healing. The study shows how alcohol slows healing on the cellular and molecular levels.

Doctors Who Self-Medicate Want Relief from Physical or Emotional Pain: Study

Doctors who self-medicate with prescription drugs often do so to relieve physical or emotional pain, or to relieve stress, according to a survey of doctors in recovery.

Cocaine May Increase Vulnerability to HIV, Study Suggests

People who use cocaine may be more vulnerable to HIV, a new study suggests. Cocaine may inactivate immune cells called CD4 T-cells, which normally fight off HIV, according to CBS News.

Wine Glass Shape Influences How Much You Drink, Study Suggests

The amount of wine you drink is influenced by the shape of the glass, and whether you are holding the glass when you pour it, a new study suggests.

Online Support Groups May Help Smokers Quit

People who are trying to quit smoking may find help from online support groups, a new study suggests. These groups can provide a strong sense of community, without requiring people to attend on-site meetings.

Young Adult Smoking Risk Factors: Impulsivity, Regular Alcohol Use, Poor Grades

A new study finds three risk factors for smoking among young adults are being impulsive, using alcohol regularly and receiving low grades in school.

Government Unveils Tobacco Research Program; Funding Could Total $273 Million

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health will award up to $53 million this fiscal year to create a tobacco research program. Funding over five years could reach $273 million, Reuters reports.

Study Links More Experiences of Discrimination with Higher Levels of Drug Use

A new study finds a link between more experiences of discrimination and higher levels of drug use.

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