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Study Suggests New Pathway to Pain and Marijuana Treatment

New research suggests that the naturally occurring endocannabinoid anandamide (AEA) — a compound similar to marijuana’s active ingredient, THC — could be manipulated to treat pain and alleviate marijuana dependence. Researchers at Stony Brook University in New York found that …

Texas Senate Panel Approves Needle Exchange Protections

Texas needle-exchange programs would be protected from prosecution under legislation recently approved by the state Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The Houston Chronicle reported March 3 that the committee voted 5-1 in favor of the bill, which would stop …

College Men Unimpressed by Female Binge Drinkers

Some college women may drink excessively to gain the attention of men, but new research from Loyola Marymount University suggests that drunk women are not as attractive to men as women believe. Science Daily reported March 11 that the majority …

High-Alcohol Beer Bill Approved by Alabama House

Beer with an alcohol content of up to 13.9 percent by volume would be legal for sale in Alabama under a measure approved by the state House of Representatives, the Associated Press reported March 4. The measure was approved on …

Confusion Reigns on Medical Marijuana Prosecutions

Recent comments by Attorney General Eric Holder have apparently sent mixed signals to prosecutors in California about the Obama administration’s approach to medical-marijuana cases. The Los Angeles Times reported March 7 that shortly after Holder seemed to indicate that the …

Prevention Groups Battle Smoking Among Gays

Gays, lesbians and bisexuals are more likely to smoke than heterosexuals, and prevention organizations are battling tobacco ads aimed at the gay population as well as taking some unique approaches to changing the community’s smoking culture. The Oregonian reported March …

Study Says Alcohol May Cause Depression

A new study from New Zealand suggests that alcohol may trigger depression, and disputes previous findings that suggest the reverse is true, MedPage Today reported Mar. 2. Researchers from the University of Otago’s Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences …

Parents: Factor Smoking, Drinking Into Movie Ratings

Scenes of smoking and drinking should be considered when movies are being rated, but such scenes alone should not automatically earn movies an “R” rating, parents said in a new survey. HealthDay News reported March 3 that researchers surveyed parents …

Study: Fertility Drug May Help Stave Off Relapse

The hormone therapy drug cabergoline may help recovering alcoholics maintain alcohol abstinence, according to new research from the University of California at San Francisco. Forbes reported Feb. 26 that researchers found that alcohol-dependent rats injected with the drug decreased their …

Medical Marijuana Clears Senate in N.J.

Medical use of marijuana could soon be legal in New Jersey after the state Senate voted to allow residents to use the drug to treat a variety of illnesses, the Gloucester County Times reported Feb. 24. The Senate voted 22-16 …