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Recent News and Articles Relating to Drug Abuse by Medical News Today

  • Parkinson's drugs may lead to compulsive behavior June 21, 2018
    A new study finds that, with time, half of those who take dopamine agonists develop compulsive shopping, eating, gambling, or sexual behaviors.
  • Alcohol, mortality, and cancer risk: Is moderation key? June 20, 2018
    There have been many studies on alcohol and its impact on health, but the relationship is not fully understood. A new, large-scale study investigates.
  • What to know about Freon poisoning June 17, 2018
    Chemicals used as cooling agents in refrigeration and air-conditioning units can be deadly if inhaled. This rarely occurs by accident, but some people inhale these chemicals, commercially known as Freon, to get high. Read on to find out about the dangers and what to do if someone shows signs of refrigerant poisoning.
  • What is rhinophyma? June 16, 2018
    The skin disorder rhinophyma is a subtype of rosacea. It causes a distinctive growth of the nose, which can make it look red, large, bulbous, and distorted. Doctors can often diagnose rhinophyma visually. In this article, learn about the causes and risk factors. We also explain the treatment options, including surgery.
  • What is refeeding? June 13, 2018
    Refeeding is reintroducing food after a period of malnourishment or starvation. If electrolytes become imbalanced as digestion resumes, a person can develop refeeding syndrome. Symptoms include fatigue and weakness, and treatment involves careful monitoring and intravenous electrolyte replacement. Learn more here.
  • Does CBD oil work for menopause symptoms? June 9, 2018
    There are different treatments available for menopause symptoms. Cannabidiol (CBD) is becoming a more popular alternative treatment, however, there is some dispute over how effective it is. Also, its legal status means that it is not available everywhere. Learn more about the potential use of CBD for menopause here.
  • Alcohol may prime the brain for Alzheimer's, but how? June 5, 2018
    Heavy drinking is a risk factor for the development of Alzheimer's. New research now reveals how alcohol may endanger the brain by impairing its defenses.
  • The truth about formaldehyde in e-cigarettes May 25, 2018
    Whether there are dangerous levels of formaldehyde in e-cigarettes or not has been a contentious issue for years. A new study reopens the debate.
  • Understanding and treating alcoholic neuropathy May 18, 2018
    Alcoholic neuropathy is a serious condition caused by excessive alcohol use. This can damage a person’s nerves, which can lead to unusual sensations in the limbs, reduced mobility, and loss of some bodily functions. Here, learn what alcoholic neuropathy is, what causes it, and the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.
  • Drug addiction: Is brain stimulation the answer? May 18, 2018
    Researchers used a brain stimulation technique called transcranial magnetic stimulation to reduce the brain's response to drug cues in chronic drug users.


 

Recent News and Articles by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

  • Methadone and buprenorphine reduce risk of death after opioid overdose June 19, 2018
    Courtesy of NIDA A National Institutes of Health-funded study found that treatment of opioid use disorder with either methadone or buprenorphine following a nonfatal opioid overdose is associated with significant reductions in opioid related mortality. The research, published today in the...
  • Special journal issue highlights ABCD brain study June 11, 2018
    A special issue of the journal Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience features more than a dozen articles related to the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study, a landmark study on brain development and child health led by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the...
  • Full survey of annual teen drug use now available with additional data June 1, 2018
    Courtesy of University of Michigan The complete volume of the 2017 Monitoring the Future Survey (MTF) teen drug use and behavior survey results is now available online with never before seen highlights about drug use and attitudes among the nation’s eighth, 10th and 12th graders. New...
  • Higher rate of substance use among Native American youth on reservations May 31, 2018
    Courtesy of NIDA A survey comparing drug use among Native American youth living on or near reservations to a national sample of American youth found that Native American youth report substantially higher use of alcohol, marijuana, cigarettes, and other illicit drugs. The research from...
  • Method to identify undetected drug suicides wins top NIDA Addiction Science Award May 18, 2018
    A project that identified and tested a bioinformatics program that can help identify underreported suicides linked to drug overdoses was awarded the first-place distinction at the 2018 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)—the world’s largest science competition for high school...
  • FDA approves first medication to reduce opioid withdrawal symptoms May 16, 2018
    Courtesy of US WorldMeds, LLC. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, is pleased to announce that lofexidine, the first medication for use in reducing symptoms associated with opioid withdrawal in adults, has been approved by the U.S. Food and...
  • Study upends conventional view of opioid mechanism of action May 10, 2018
    ​Fluorescence micrograph of a neuronal cell body showing the location of opioid receptor activation detected by the new biosensor immediately before (left panel) and 20 seconds after (right panel) application of morphine. Arrow points to the Golgi apparatus, a location within the interior of the...
  • Nearly half of opioid-related overdose deaths involve fentanyl May 1, 2018
    An analysis of opioid-related overdose deaths found that synthetic opioids, such as illicit fentanyl, have surpassed prescription opioids as the most common drug involved in overdose deaths in the U.S. A research letter published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) concluded...
  • Dr. Kurt Rasmussen to lead NIDA’s therapeutics and medical consequences division April 30, 2018
    Dr. Kurt Rasmussen The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a component of the National Institutes of Health, welcomed Dr. Kurt Rasmussen today as the Director of the Division of Therapeutics and Medical Consequences (DTMC). Dr. Rasmussen’s career spans more than 30 years of research and...
  • Understanding the Neuroscience of Addiction: what it means for prevention and treatment April 25, 2018
    Advances in the understanding of brain development, as well as the role that genes and environment play in addiction, are the focus of a review article published today in The American Journal of Psychiatry. The authors discuss how more than three decades of research in genetics and neuroscience...

 

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