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Article ID: 711708

Study Reveals Teens May Not be Aware of Nicotine Levels in E-Cigarettes

Stony Brook University

In an anonymous study of more than 500 adolescents aged 12 -21, comparing survey data with urinary metabolites of nicotine (cotinine) and marijuana (THC), researchers found that teens accurately reported their use of tobacco, electronic cigarettes and marijuana, but many were unaware of the level of nicotine they were using. The study, led by Rachel Boykan, MD, of the Department of Pediatrics at the Renaissance School of Medicine, and colleagues in the department of Pediatrics, in collaboration with Dr. Maciej Goniewicz at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, is published early online in the May edition of Pediatrics.

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22-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 711665

Rutgers Develops New Tool to Help Psychiatrists Encourage Patients to Quit Smoking

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Psychiatrists often disregard their patients’ smoking even though tobacco use accounts for 50 percent of deaths among people with mental illness, a Rutgers-led study finds.

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22-Apr-2019 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711619

Marijuana users weigh less, defying the munchies

Michigan State University

New evidence from Michigan State University suggests that those who smoke cannabis, or marijuana, weigh less compared to adults who don’t. The findings, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, are contrary to the belief that marijuana users who have a serious case of the munchies will gain more weight.

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19-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711601

UChicago Medicine receives $3.8 million, five-year grant to study stimulation and sedation in excessive drinkers

University of Chicago Medical Center

A leading clinical and research psychologist at the University of Chicago Medicine has been awarded a $3.8 million grant from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) — a division of the National Institutes of Health — to understand alcohol responses in individuals who have problems controlling their drinking.

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18-Apr-2019 5:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 711487

Heavy drinkers consuming more than half of all alcohol

La Trobe University

La Trobe University researchers have found the heaviest drinking 10 per cent of Australians drink over half the alcohol consumed in Australia, downing an average of six standard drinks per day.

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17-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 711034

Oxytocin could help treat alcohol use disorder

PLOS

The neuropeptide oxytocin blocks enhanced drinking in alcohol-dependent rats, according to a study published April 16 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology led by Drs. Tunstall, Koob and Vendruscolo of the National Institutes of Health

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9-Apr-2019 3:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 711430

Mindful body awareness training during treatment for drug addiction helps prevent relapse

University of Washington

A novel type of body awareness training helps women recover from drug addiction, according to new research from the University of Washington. People in the study made marked improvement, and many improvements lasted for a year.

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16-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711384

Cotinine may play a role in nicotine addiction

South Dakota State University

Cotinine, a nicotine metabolite, may be amplifying or contributing to the addictive properties of nicotine.

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15-Apr-2019 5:05 PM EDT

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