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NIH Podcast on Prescription Drug Abuse in Women

Prescription drug abuse means taking a prescription medication that is not prescribed for you, or taking it for reasons or in dosages other than as prescribed. Abuse of prescription drugs can produce serious health effects, including addiction. In 2008, according …

AMERSA National Conference: Call for Abstracts, Workshops

The Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse is pleased to announce its 34th Annual AMERSA National Conference to be held on November 4-6, 2010, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bethesda, MD. The meeting will reflect on AMERSA’s …

FDA Urged to Halt Sales of Dissolvable Tobacco Products

Dissolvable-tobacco products like Camel Orbs, Sticks, and Strips pose a potentially fatal overdose risk to children and should be banned from sale until more safety research is conducted, according to Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.). The Hill reported April 24 that …

Genes May Help Explain Why Nonsmokers Get Lung Cancer

About 30 percent of nonsmokers who develop lung cancer have an unusual variant of a gene called GPC5 that may make them more vulnerable to the disease, according to researchers. The Owens Sound Times reported March 22 that about one …

FDA Panel Calls for Menthol Marketing Data as Industry Defends Flavoring

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee called on tobacco companies to provide manufacturing and marketing data related to menthol cigarettes as the panel works to determine the future of the flavoring, Bloomberg reported March …

Study Sees Link Between Lost Sleep, Marijuana Use Among Teens

Researchers who studied teenagers’ social networks concluded that those who were sleep-deprived were more likely to use marijuana, and that the pattern tended to be repeated among clusters of their friends, the CanWest News Service reported March 19. The University …

Study: Binge Drinking Affects Students’ Mood, But Not Test-Taking Ability

College students who drank heavily the night before an exam performed surprisingly well on tests the next day, even though binge drinking was found to affect their mood, attention, and reaction times, according to Boston University and Brown University researchers. …

Study: Smoking Hurts Brain More than Drinking

Researchers who studied mental function in women concluded that those with a past history of smoking may suffer cognitive impairment, whereas those who drank too much in the past did not seem to suffer long-term mental problems, All Headline News reported …

PLoS Journal to Reject Research Funded by Tobacco Industry

Researchers who accept money from the tobacco industry will no longer be able to get their work published in PLoS Medicine, a journal produced by the Public Library of Science (PLoS). Reuters reported Feb. 23 that the new policy was detailed …

Binge Drinking Confounds Any Health Benefits of Drinking, Study Says

Alcohol consumption may improve coronary health, some studies say, but new research suggests that even the occasional binge-drinking episode can foil any such health benefits, Reuters reported Feb. 18. A review of 14 previously published studies finds that occasional binge …