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  • Apr 2019

    What to know about hair follicle drug tests

    Hair follicle drug tests involving taking a small hair sample to determine whether a person has been using illicit drugs or misusing prescription medications within the past 3 months. Learn more about how these tests work here.

  • Apr 2019

    Is it safe to mix Flagyl and alcohol?

    Doctors advise people to avoid drinking alcohol when taking the antibiotic Flagyl. This is because serious drug interactions and side effects can occur. Learn more here.

  • Apr 2019

    Can you drink alcohol with antibiotics?

    Alcohol can interact with some antibiotics. This interaction can reduce their effectiveness or cause mild to severe side effects. In this article, we look at whether people should limit alcohol or avoid it completely when taking various antibiotics.

  • Apr 2019

    Experimental drug may ease opioid withdrawal symptoms

    New research suggests that a drug that scientists initially developed to treat major depressive disorder may be an effective therapy for opioid addiction.

  • Apr 2019

    Through my eyes: Living with anxiety and addiction

    The most memorable and joyous moments of my life are laced with a dark cloak of anxiety. Read about my journey to recovery from both anxiety and addiction.

  • Apr 2019

    How marijuana affects the body

    Marijuana has several potential physical and psychological effects on the body, such as lung irritation and increased appetite. Learn more about the effects of marijuana on the body here.

  • Apr 2019

    Alcohol use disorder: Brain damage may progress despite sobriety

    Scientists have compared the brains of people with alcohol use disorder with those of people without the disorder. They also studied rodents.

  • Apr 2019

    'Even moderate alcohol consumption increases stroke risk'

    A large cohort study in a Chinese population contradicts previous findings suggesting that moderate alcohol intake can protect against stroke.

  • Mar 2019

    The 'burden of disease' in those who recover from addiction

    A recent investigation into health conditions that develop in people recovering from addiction reveals that more than one-third have a chronic disease.

  • Mar 2019

    Possible reasons weight loss is not working

    Efforts to lose weight may not work for a range of reasons. A person may be following an ineffective fad diet, or consuming sugary drinks, or exercising more but making no dietary changes, for example. Learn more here.

  • Mar 2019

    Symptoms of caffeine withdrawal

    Caffeine withdrawal symptoms can occur when a person abruptly stops consuming caffeine. Symptoms can last for a week or more and include headaches, fatigue, mood changes, concentration difficulties, and constipation. Learn more about caffeine withdrawal here.

  • Mar 2019

    Could cannabis use contribute to psychosis?

    Researchers have found strong associations between the frequent use of highly potent cannabis and reports of first-time psychotic episodes.

  • Mar 2019

    Is it safe to mix ibuprofen and alcohol?

    Ibuprofen is a common medication that people use to reduce pain and inflammation. In this article, we discuss the risks of mixing alcohol and ibuprofen.

  • Mar 2019

    Munchies: Does cannabis really increase desire for junk food?

    A recent study charts the effect of recreational marijuana laws on the purchase of junk food. Their findings provide new evidence for the 'munchies.'

  • Feb 2019

    Can our surroundings fuel addiction?

    New research finds that environmental cues related to drugs can strengthen memories and implicitly make addictive habits harder to kick.

  • Feb 2019

    Alcohol may be less harmful for people over 50

    A new study investigates the potential protective effects of alcohol at different ages. They find that it is not a level playing field.

  • Feb 2019

    Through my eyes: Opiate addiction

    I remember my doctor telling me, 'Now, don’t get hooked on these sweetheart,' but it was too late. I already was. This is the story of my opiate addiction.

  • Feb 2019

    Marijuana may be risky for those with heart disease

    The case of a 70-year-old man who had a heart attack after eating a marijuana lollipop has caused concern in the medical community.

  • 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.