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  • Jun 2019

    What to know about bruising easily

    Possible causes of easy bruising include certain medications, liver disease, and vitamin deficiencies. The treatment options will depend on the cause. Learn more about why some people may bruise more easily here.

  • Jun 2019

    How long is acid detectable in the body?

    Acid, or LSD, is a drug that can cause hallucinations and feelings of euphoria. In this article, learn how long these effects last and how long the drug stays in the human body.

  • Jun 2019

    Can naltrexone help with multiple sclerosis (MS)?

    Low doses of naltrexone are a recent, popular treatment for MS symptoms. In this article, we look at the research, action, and side effects of naltrexone for MS.

  • Jun 2019

    Causes of vivid dreams

    Some common causes of vivid dreams include sleep deprivation, alcohol consumption, and substance use. Practicing good sleep hygiene may help prevent them. Learn more about the causes of vivid dreams here.

  • May 2019

    Synthetic CBD may be a safe treatment for seizures

    A nonintoxicating, synthetic CBD that is not easy to convert to THC and comprises inexpensive, noncannabis ingredients treated seizures safely in rats.

  • May 2019

    How to lower uric acid levels naturally

    A uric acid buildup can sometimes lead to gout, which causes very painful symptoms. Learn about eight natural ways to lower uric acid levels in this article.

  • May 2019

    What happens when you mix azithromycin and alcohol?

    Azithromycin is a drug that has uses in treating bacterial infections. Mixing with alcohol may cause issues including nausea, headache, and dizziness or other problems. Learn more here.

  • May 2019

    Everything you need to know about beriberi

    Beriberi is a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when a person has a severe thiamine deficiency. Learn more about the risk factors and symptoms here.

  • May 2019

    What are the best ways to stop overeating?

    Overeating can lead to obesity and other health problems over time. However, people can take simple steps to control their appetite and eat more healthfully. These steps include eating slowly, checking portion sizes, and reducing stress. Learn more here.

  • May 2019

    Ulcerative colitis: Does drinking alcohol make it worse?

    Ulcerative colitis causes inflammation in the digestive system. Alcohol may cause the condition to become worse. Learn more about the links between ulcerative colitis and alcohol here.

  • May 2019

    What to know about the GGT test

    The GGT test is a simple blood test that helps doctors diagnose liver or bile duct damage. Learn more about the GGT test, normal and abnormal ranges, and the procedure, here.

  • May 2019

    What foods reduce testosterone?

    Certain foods influence hormones. Soy products, dairy, and alcohol all reduce testosterone. Lifestyle changes can help a person maintain their hormone levels. Learn more about some of the foods that lower testosterone here.

  • May 2019

    Why might smoking and drinking alcohol raise the risk of osteoporosis?

    Study uncovers a stress signaling cell mechanism through which damage to mitochondria can disrupt bone creation-resorption balance to promote osteoporosis.

  • May 2019

    Global alcohol intake has increased by 70%, study warns

    A large new study shows that global alcohol intake increased sharply between 1990 and 2017. This pattern is set to continue up to 2030, the authors warn.

  • May 2019

    Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking prednisone?

    Whether a person can drink alcohol while taking prednisone depends on a range of factors, including the length of the treatment, the dosage, and how much alcohol they drink. Learn more here.

  • Apr 2019

    What is liver fibrosis?

    Liver fibrosis occurs when chronic injury or inflammation causes a buildup of scar tissue. This interferes with the liver’s ability to function and regenerate. In this article, we look at how liver fibrosis develops and when treatment can reverse the damage.

  • Apr 2019

    Marijuana users less likely to be overweight, obese

    New research examines the link between body mass index and cannabis use. The findings may seem counterintuitive, given that marijuana increases appetite.

  • 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.