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Secret behind ‘nic-sickness’ could help break tobacco addiction

Secret behind ‘nic-sickness’ could help break tobacco addiction

If you remember your first hit on a cigarette, you know how sickening nicotine can be. Yet, for many people, the rewards of nicotine outweigh the negative effects of high doses. »

High school athletes in contact sports more likely to misuse prescription stimulants throughout their 20s

High school athletes in contact sports more likely to misuse prescription stimulants throughout their 20s

High school seniors who play contact sports are roughly 50% more likely to misuse prescription stimulants in the next decade after graduation, compared to those who do not participate in these types of sports, a new University of Michigan study found... »

Declines in opioid prescriptions for US patients with cancer and non-cancer pain, study shows

Declines in opioid prescriptions for US patients with cancer and non-cancer pain, study shows

The number of privately insured adults in the United States prescribed opioid medications for cancer pain and for chronic non-cancer pain declined between 2012 and 2019, according to a new study published this week in the open-access journal PLOS ONE... »

Symptoms of insomnia may reduce likelihood of alcohol-induced blackout

Symptoms of insomnia may reduce likelihood of alcohol-induced blackout

Heavy drinkers with symptoms of insomnia, such as difficulty falling or staying asleep, may be less likely to suffer alcohol-induced blackouts, according to a study published in Addictive Behaviors and co-authored by a Rutgers researcher. »

Legalized cannabis linked to fewer synthetic cannabinoid poisonings

Legalized cannabis linked to fewer synthetic cannabinoid poisonings

Synthetic cannabinoids, dangerous designer drugs known by such street names as K2, Spice or AK-47, appear to have less appeal in states that have legalized the natural form of cannabis. »

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