College student marijuana use continues its nearly decade-long increase, according to the most recent national Monitoring the Future study.
Hospitalizations for infective endocarditis, a heart valve infection often attributed to injection drug use, increased significantly among young adults, particularly whites and females. The findings shed light on the healthcare burdens and shifting demographics associated national opioid epidemic.
Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have identified 34 neural factors that predict adolescent alcohol consumption. The list, based upon complex algorithms analyzing data from neuropsychological testing and neuroimaging studies, was significantly more accurate -- approximately 74 percent -- than demographic information alone.
Since the isolation of morphine from opium in the 19th century, scientists have hoped to find a potent opioid analgesic that isn't addictive and doesn't cause respiratory arrest with increased doses.
Cancer researchers have long observed the value of treating patients with combinations of anti-cancer drugs that work better than single drug treatments. Now, in a new study using laboratory-grown cells and mice, Johns Hopkins scientists report that a method they used to track metabolic pathways heavily favored by cancer cells provides scientific evidence for combining anti-cancer drugs, including one in a nanoparticle format developed at Johns Hopkins, that specifically target those pathways.
Thanks to new funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University will explore the effects of the combination of tobacco smoke and opiates on the tissue damage that occurs in many patients infected with HIV.
A new study aims to better understand what makes some individuals particularly vulnerable to developing drug addiction. A team of researchers from across the country will look at how genes that influence brain function cause risk for addictions. J. David Jentsch, Empire Innovation Professor of psychology at Binghamton University, is part of the team of investigators awarded a new grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health to conduct the research.
Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) found that men had greater pain relief than women after smoking marijuana. 'These findings come at a time when more people, including women, are turning to the use of medical cannabis for pain relief,' said Ziva Cooper, Ph.D., associate professor of clinical neurobiology (in psychiatry) at CUMC...
An international team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute has found strong evidence supporting a new strategy against drug addiction.
A new study at the University of Cincinnati looks at how young women's beliefs about alcohol and sex affect condom usage during sexual encounters involving alcohol.