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

  • Using the immune system to combat addiction September 14, 2018
    An unlikely relationship between immune proteins and addictive behavior may help researchers design innovative ways to tackle cravings and beat addiction.
  • How can I sleep with rheumatoid arthritis? September 12, 2018
    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a disorder that affects the immune system and may cause joint stiffness or pain. RA may make sleep difficult, and a lack of sleep may make the condition worse. There are many tips for improving sleep including avoiding caffeine and alcohol. Learn more about how to sleep better with RA here.
  • Health benefits of hemp seeds September 11, 2018
    Hemp seeds are small, brown seeds from the Cannabis sativa plant. They have a rich nutritional profile, with high concentrations of protein and healthful fatty acids. Wide-ranging research suggests that the seeds may reduce symptoms of specific ailments. Learn more about the benefits of hemp seeds here.
  • Can dietary changes help with microscopic colitis? September 10, 2018
    Microscopic colitis (MC) is an inflammation of the bowel lining that causes recurrent diarrhea and abdominal pain. Doctors can often successfully treat MC using medication. However, some people with MC may benefit from trying probiotics or avoiding foods containing lactose, gluten, and caffeine. Learn more here.
  • Nicotine withdrawal symptoms and how to cope September 7, 2018
    When someone stops using nicotine abruptly, they may experience certain physical and mental symptoms as their body adjusts. These may include irritability, sleeplessness, and cravings. In this article, we look at the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal along with the timeline, treatments, and tips for how to cope.
  • How uncontrolled inflammation leads to brain cell loss September 6, 2018
    New research finds the mechanisms that may drive inflammation in the brain, leading to the loss of neurons with age. Can brain aging be reversed, however?
  • Can cannabis be a sleep aid? August 31, 2018
    There are many potential benefits of using cannabis where the drug is legal. One of these is as a sleep aid. There are, however, things to be aware of when using cannabis as a sleep aid, including the potential for dependency. Learn more about the pros and cons of using cannabis for sleeping here.
  • Psychosis: Cannabis extract normalizes brain function August 31, 2018
    New research shows that a single dose of the cannabis extract cannabidiol reduces abnormal brain activity in people with psychosis.
  • Can you overdose on caffeine? August 30, 2018
    Caffeine occurs naturally in plants and is found in many foods and drinks, such as coffee, chocolate, and cola. Although too much caffeine can cause unpleasant side effects, accidental overdose is possible although rare. In this article, we look at the symptoms, risk factors, and treatment of caffeine overdose.
  • How can I get to sleep easily? August 30, 2018
    Many people struggle with falling asleep. The time it takes to fall asleep varies from person-to-person, but there are several things that people can try to make themselves fall asleep faster. Tips to fall asleep naturally include exercise and avoiding caffeine around bedtime. Learn more about ways to fall asleep here.


 

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

  • Daily use of marijuana among non-college young adults at all time high September 5, 2018
    See larger image The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) announced that the latest Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey results on substance use trends as teens transition to adulthood are now available online, comparing substance use patterns of full-time college students to their non-...
  • Event registration opens today for National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week® August 29, 2018
    The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) announced today that event registration is open for the next National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW), to be held on Jan. 22-27, 2019. NDAFW is an annual, week-long series of...
  • Journal commentary addresses role of dentists in opioid crisis July 25, 2018
    ©Shutterstock/mnimage Addressing the vital role of dentists in helping to alleviate the opioid crisis is the subject of a commentary, publishing today in the Journal of the American Dental Association. The commentary, authored by Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug...
  • Study casts doubt on effectiveness of e-cigs for smoking cessation July 9, 2018
    ©Shutterstock/NeydtStock A study found no evidence that smokers who used e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) in the United States were more likely to quit smoking cigarettes than smokers who do not use these products. The study, looking at 2015-2016 data, found...
  • 2018 Avenir award recipient to study how social networks affect people who use drugs July 2, 2018
    Courtesy of Ben Lawson/ CC BY-NC-ND A proposal to study how drug users who are part of social networks influence their own communities has been given the 2018 Avenir award for HIV/AIDS research by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The Avenir (the French word for “future”) awards...
  • New clinician screening tool available for substance use June 28, 2018
    The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Clinical Trials Network has unveiled a new scientifically validated, online screening tool designed to assess a patient’s risk for substance misuse and substance use disorder, and assist the health care provider with prevention and treatment...
  • Training module now available for acute pain management in hospitalized adults June 27, 2018
    A case-based clinician training module designed for the evaluation of acute pain and opioid management for adults is now available through the Centers of Excellence in Pain Education (CoEPE) program, coordinated by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Opioid Management for Acute Pain in...
  • Analysis of insurance coverage for back pain shows missed opportunities to prescribe non-opioid medications June 22, 2018
    ©iStock/ChesiireCat A comprehensive analysis of health insurance coverage of non-opioid and opioid medications to treat chronic low back pain concluded that some insurance plans have missed important opportunities to steer patients towards safer and more effective treatments than prescription...
  • 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...

 

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