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Individuals with chronic pain and psychiatric disorders more prone to opioid overdose deaths, reveals study

The “largest study of opioid deaths” has established that people with chronic pain and psychiatric illnesses are more likely to be at risk of dying from opioid overdose. The authors analyzed the medical records of more than 13,000 patients from 45 American states, all aged below 65, who succumbed to opioid overdose between 2001 and […]

‘Cards Against Humanity’ ramps up support against US-Mexico border wall

The opposition to President Donald Trump’s proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border is now the subject of promotion of Cards Against Humanity, one of the country’s top ranking gaming companies. As part of its latest promotion, the company has promised “six surprises” in December 2017 to those willing to donate $15. It has pledged to […]

Thanksgiving Day: Effects of different types of alcohol on mood

Thanksgiving Day is that time of the year when everyone heads back to his or her hometown to get together with their family, extended family and childhood friends to celebrate. Millions of people associate Thanksgiving with merriment and hit the swankiest bars in town. Getting drunk and raising toasts seems like an obvious thing to […]

Experts concerned over growing popularity of kratom for treating heroin addiction
Posted in Addiction

Addiction to heroin has been so rampant in the United States that it has become a major contributor to the nation’s opioid epidemic. Even as researchers continue with their efforts to develop a magic pill that can erase one’s dependence, many people are taking to herbal supplement kratom to self-medicate their addiction to heroin. The […]

CDC report reveals traces of fentanyl in over half of opioid overdose deaths
Posted in Addiction

The opioid crisis ravaging the United States just refuses to diminish. An examination of overdose deaths has now revealed fentanyl to be responsible for roughly 56 percent of recent opioid overdose deaths across 10 states in the country. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid drug, roughly 100 times more lethal than morphine and mixed with other […]

Houston Heights lifts ban on sale of booze in restaurants and bars
Posted in Addiction, Alcohol

Residents of Houston Heights in Texas need not sign up for a private club membership to enjoy a drink at bars and restaurants in the area. On Nov. 7, 2017, Proposition F was passed with a 60.6 percent to 39.4 percent margin that repealed a pre-Prohibition liquor law that restricted Heights residents to order a […]

Pot use tied to high sexual frequency, says study
Posted in Marijuana

Amid the soaring demand for marijuana legalization across the United States, a new study has suggested a positive link between sex and pot use. The study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine has pointed how weed smokers are more inclined to have sex with greater frequency compared to those who do not […]

Study links alcohol to increased risk of cancer
Posted in Addiction

Long-term ill-effects of drinking are well-known and the cancer prevention committee of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) confirms this. It establishes a strong link between light drinking and the risk of breast and esophageal cancer in women. The review published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology also affirmed the role of heavy drinking […]

Restraining drinking habit can lower risk of atrial fibrillation, finds study
Posted in Addiction

The relationship between drinking habit and risk of suffering from atrial fibrillation (AF) has long been a point of study for scientists. Now, a group of researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, has found how prolonged abstention from drinking can help lower the risk of atrial fibrillation. The researchers in their study, published […]

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