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Article ID: 705833

How Does Social Drinking Become Problematic as We Age?

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

As we age, we become more vulnerable to developing an alcohol use disorder, more commonly known as alcoholism. Your body processes alcohol less efficiently the older you get. Also, seniors may be drinking more to seek relief from the boredom, loneliness and grief that are common with aging.

28-Dec-2018 9:00 AM EST
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    20-Dec-2018 10:00 AM EST

Article ID: 705589

Cannabis Use May Lessen Risk of Developing Alcohol-Related Pancreatitis

Research Society on Alcoholism

The pancreas is an organ located behind the stomach that produces enzymes and hormones that help with digestion and blood-sugar regulation. Both heavy drinking and gallstones can cause an inflamed pancreas, called pancreatitis, which is associated with significant illness and, in about 10% of cases, death. The recent use of cannabis to manage the development of pancreatitis and its progression has yielded conflicting results. This study assessed the impact of cannabis use on both acute (sudden onset) and chronic (persistent) pancreatitis.

17-Dec-2018 8:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    19-Dec-2018 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 705521

Exposure to Cannabis Alters the Genetic Profile of Sperm

Duke Health

New research from Duke Health suggests men in their child-bearing years should consider how THC could impact their sperm and possibly the children they conceive during periods when they’ve been using the drug. Much like previous research that has shown tobacco smoke, pesticides, flame retardants and even obesity can alter sperm, the Duke research shows THC also affects epigenetics, triggering structural and regulatory changes in the DNA of users’ sperm.

17-Dec-2018 10:20 AM EST
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    18-Dec-2018 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 705476

Research Finds Opioids May Help Chronic Pain, a Little

McMaster University

McMaster University researchers reviewed 96 clinical trials with more than 26,000 participants and found opioids provide only small improvements in pain, physical functioning and sleep quality compared to a placebo.

14-Dec-2018 10:15 AM EST

Article ID: 705584

Who’s at Risk for Placenta Disorders?

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Scott Shainker, DO, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center discusses placenta disorders and who is at risk

17-Dec-2018 4:05 PM EST

Article ID: 705578

How a personality trait puts you at risk for cybercrime

Michigan State University

Impulse online shopping, downloading music and compulsive email use are all signs of a certain personality trait that make you a target for malware attacks. New research from Michigan State University examines the behaviors – both obvious and subtle – that lead someone to fall victim to cybercrime involving Trojans, viruses, and malware

17-Dec-2018 3:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 705575

CBD may worsen glaucoma, raise eye pressure

Indiana University

A study from researchers at Indiana University has found that CBD -- a major chemical component in marijuana -- appears to increase pressure inside the eye of mice, suggesting the use of the substance in the treatment of glaucoma may actually worsen the condition.

17-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 705544

Plain packaging sparked tobacco price rises, new study finds

University of Stirling

The introduction of plain tobacco packaging led to an increase in the price of leading products, according to new research from the University of Stirling.

17-Dec-2018 11:45 AM EST

Article ID: 705541

Early Postpartum Opioids Linked with Persistent Usage

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Vanderbilt researchers have published findings indicating that regardless of whether a woman delivers a child by cesarean section or by vaginal birth, if they fill prescriptions for opioid pain medications early in the postpartum period, they are at increased risk of developing persistent opioid use.

17-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST
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    17-Dec-2018 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 705310

Higher Average Potency Cannabis May Increase Risk for First Disorder Symptom

Iowa State University

States do not regulate the potency of recreational cannabis, even though THC levels have increased significantly. Now new research shows higher average potency cannabis at first use increases the risk for the first symptom of cannabis use disorder.

12-Dec-2018 12:00 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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