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  • Feb 2019

    Lovesick: What are the adverse effects of love?

    Love can be an exhilarating feeling, but it can also lead to psychological distress. We look at some of the adverse effects of intense romantic feelings.

  • Feb 2019

    Breast cancer: Cut down on alcohol to lower risk

    The results of a new study show that Australian women remain unaware of the fact that alcohol consumption really does increase breast cancer risk.

  • Feb 2019

    What to know about the warfarin diet

    Warfarin is a blood thinner that can be more effective when restricting foods that are vitamin K-rich. Examples of these include broccoli and asparagus. Learn more about foods to avoid on the warfarin diet here.

  • Feb 2019

    Alcohol use disorder: A step toward better treatment?

    Current treatments for alcohol use disorder are unsatisfactory, but recent research points toward a new intervention that may also benefit mood disorders.

  • Feb 2019

    Does drinking beer before wine ease the hangover?

    Will drinking beer before wine really make you feel fine the next day? New research investigates the truth behind this widely held belief.

  • Feb 2019

    How does smoking marijuana affect sperm?

    A new study investigates how marijuana smoking can affect the quality of sperm. Its findings contradict the researchers' initial hypothesis.

  • Jan 2019

    How does alcohol affect allergies?

    Alcohol has many effects, sometimes leading to symptoms that resemble allergies. This may be a sign of an alcohol allergy or intolerance. Alcohol may also worsen existing allergies. Learn more alcohol allergies, and alcohol's effects on existing allergies, here.

  • Jan 2019

    How long can you detect marijuana in the body?

    The body processes marijuana at varying rates, which may change depending on dose, hydration, body fat percentage, and, sometimes, the sensitivity of the test. Learn more here.

  • Jan 2019

    What to know about marijuana withdrawal

    After frequently using marijuana, or cannabis, people may experience withdrawal symptoms when they stop. Such symptoms include cravings, irritability, and sleep problems. In this article, we discuss the symptoms and timeline of marijuana withdrawal, treatments, and tips for coping.

  • Jan 2019

    Cocaine addiction: Could targeting this brain circuit prevent relapse?

    Scientists identify a brain circuit that strengthens with cocaine use and demonstrate how weakening its connections can reduce drug-seeking in rats.

  • Jan 2019

    Key brain area plays a crucial role in addiction

    New research finds that the brain's cerebellum is involved in reward processing and social behavior. The findings shed new light on addictive behavior.

  • Jan 2019

    Home remedies to ease a hangover

    A hangover can leave someone with fatigue, nausea, and muscle aches. Many people swear by certain hangover cures, but do home remedies really help? In this article, we look at five of the best hangover cures and the science behind them.

  • Jan 2019

    A good night's sleep could lower cardiovascular risk

    In a new study, researchers aim to determine the impact of sleep duration and sleep quality on a person's risk of developing cardiovascular problems.

  • Jan 2019

    What is an herbal tincture? Recipes and uses

    Herbal tinctures are the liquid from concentrated herbs soaked in alcohol. Some people use them as home remedies. Here, learn about the possible benefits and how to make them.

  • Jan 2019

    Kratom: Everything you need to know

    Kratom is a plant that grows in Southeast Asia. Some people take it for its stimulant or opioid-like effects. Learn about the possible risks in this article.

  • Jan 2019

    Are night sweats a sign of alcohol withdrawal?

    Consuming alcohol may cause night sweats in some people. Nights sweats could be a sign of alcohol withdrawal or intolerance. Learn more about the link between night sweats and alcohol here.

  • Jan 2019

    What to know about oxycodone

    Oxycodone is an opioid drug that doctors prescribe to help manage moderate to severe pain. In this article, we look at the uses, risks, and effectiveness of oxycodone, along with its addictive potential.

  • Jan 2019

    Giving up alcohol for just 1 month has lasting benefits

    A new study shows that going alcohol-free for as little as 1 month or even less brings both immediate and long-lasting health benefits.

  • Jan 2019

    Smoking weed while pregnant: Is it safe?

    Marijuana use during pregnancy is on the rise, but is it safe? To find out, we look at the latest research and statements from major health organizations.

  • Jan 2019

    Thinking of quitting smoking? Today's the day

    A new study finds that the cardiovascular impact of smoking takes longer to be reversed than once thought. When giving up tobacco, sooner is preferable.

  • Dec 2018

    Through my eyes: Addiction and recovery

    I had what appeared to be the perfect life. Then my life spiralled into substance abuse and depression. This is the story of my addiction and my recovery.

  • Dec 2018

    Moderate drinking tied to lower risk of hospitalization

    A new study finds that moderate drinking has associations with a lower risk of hospitalization. The results also confirm the health risks of heavy drinking.

  • Dec 2018

    What were the most intriguing medical studies of 2018?

    As 2018 slowly but surely draws to a close, we give you an overview of some of the most read and thought-provoking medical research of this year.

  • Dec 2018

    Is amyl nitrite safe?

    People often take amyl nitrite, commonly referred to as poppers, for the euphoric effects. However, taking poppers can have serious health consequences and may be fatal.

  • Dec 2018

    Who is most likely to experience 'hangxiety?'

    New research finds that 'hangxiety,' the experience of anxiety during a hangover, is higher among shy, introverted people than it is in extroverted people.