Category results for "Research"

Children Often Prescribed Potentially Dangerous Codeine in the ER: Study

Children treated in the emergency room for pain or coughs are often prescribed codeine, a potentially dangerous opioid, a new study finds.

Introverts With Few Positive Feelings at Higher Risk of Drug Abuse: Study

Introverts who tend to have fewer positive feelings, or to not be attracted to rewards in life, are more likely to abuse drugs than more extroverted people with positive emotions, a new study suggests.

Occasional Marijuana Use May Change Structure of Young People’s Brains: Study

Occasional marijuana use may change the brain structure in young adults, a new study suggests. Marijuana may cause changes related to motivation, emotion and reward.

New Test Developed to Detect Date-Rape Drug, GHB, in Drinks

Researchers in Singapore announced they have developed a new test that can detect the date-rape drug GHB in drinks, according to HealthDay.

Drug Used to Prevent Spasms May Help Prevent Cocaine Relapse

The drug baclofen, used to prevent spasms in patients with spinal cord injuries and neurological disorders, may be able to help prevent relapses in people treated for cocaine addiction, a new study suggests.

The Way a Person Smokes Marijuana May Predict Future Dependence on the Drug

The way a person smokes marijuana is more important than how potent the drug is, or how much of the active ingredient THC it contains, in predicting whether the person will become dependent on the drug, a new study suggests.

Frequent Involvement in Spiritual Activities Helps Drug and Alcohol Treatment: Study

Frequent involvement in spiritual activities appears to help in the treatment of drug and alcohol abuse in young people, a new study suggests.

Study Finds Smoke-Free Legislation Linked With Health Benefits For Children

Smoke-free laws are linked with substantial decreases in preterm births and children’s hospital visits for asthma, according to an international group of scientists.

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Role of Alcohol in Traffic Deaths Substantially Underreported: Study

A new study concludes the role of alcohol in traffic deaths in the United States may be significantly underreported on death certificates.

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