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  • Apr 2018

    Alcohol promotes disease by altering oral bacteria

    Drinking alcohol disrupts the fine balance of our oral bacteria, a new study shows. Thus, harmful types are fostered over helpful ones, promoting disease.

  • Apr 2018

    Could 'one puff' of cannabis ease depression?

    Researchers found that users of medical cannabis reported a reduction in depressive symptoms after just one puff of a high-CBD, low-THC form of the drug.

  • Apr 2018

    Over 10 percent of PMS cases linked to drinking habits

    Many women have to deal with premenstrual syndrome, but the risk factors for this remain unclear. A new review suggests that we should look to alcohol intake.

  • Apr 2018

    How are Dexedrine and Adderall different?

    Dexedrine and Adderall are two medications that are commonly used to treat ADHD. Both drugs are similar, but there are some differences in how they are used. In this article, we examine the similarities and differences between these two medications, along with the risks, side effects, and warnings that go with them.

  • Apr 2018

    Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking Adderall?

    There are risks and dangers to drinking alcohol alongside Adderall, a drug commonly used to treat ADHD. Here, we look at why it might be dangerous to drink alcohol while taking Adderall, with or without a prescription. We also describe symptoms and side effects that can occur and when emergency treatment may be needed.

  • Apr 2018

    Ways to stop heart palpitations

    Heart palpitations can feel like a fluttering in the chest, a pounding heart, or a racing pulse. Smoking, exercise, and stress can cause them, but if palpitations are the result of an underlying condition, treatment will be necessary. Here, learn how to stop heart palpitations at home and when to see a doctor.

  • Apr 2018

    Just one extra drink could take years off your life

    The myth that moderate drinking is good for your heart takes a blow from this new study, which suggests the United States alcohol guidelines are too high.

  • Apr 2018

    How can CBD help with fibromyalgia?

    Among the many treatments for fibromyalgia is cannabidiol, or CBD, a compound derived from some cannabis plants. Often consumed as an oil, the side effects of CBD are minimal, but researchers are still unsure whether it works. Here, learn how CBD may reduce symptoms of fibromyalgia and when it may be most effective.

  • Apr 2018

    Coping with a Vyvanse crash

    When Vyvanse starts to wear off, or when a person stops taking the medication suddenly, they may experience a Vyvanse crash. This ADHD medication can cause severe withdrawal symptoms such as fatigue or depression. In this article we look at methods a person can use to help cope with the symptoms of a Vyvanse crash.

  • Apr 2018

    Coping with an Adderall crash

    Adderall is a stimulant medication that is used to treat ADHD or narcolepsy. When a person stops taking Adderall too quickly, they can experience withdrawal symptoms, such as sleep problems or depression. Here, we look at the causes and timeline of an Adderall crash and give tips and remedies for coping if it happens.

  • Apr 2018

    Could this study explain the mechanism behind binge eating?

    Why does overeating lead to more overeating? And why is it so easy to relapse after dieting? A new study takes the first step to answering these questions.

  • Apr 2018

    What could cause tingling in the feet or hands?

    A feeling of tingling in the feet or hands can have a variety of causes. Many are related to peripheral neuropathy or nerve damage, but others include a pinched nerve, pregnancy, and even anxiety. Treatments depend on the underlying cause. Learn more about the numerous causes and related symptoms of the condition here.

  • Mar 2018

    Can you be allergic to marijuana?

    A person can develop allergies to marijuana, as with other plants. This can occur after touching, smoking, or eating cannabis products (edibles), or inhaling the pollen. Symptoms are similar to other allergies, including sneezing, a rash, and itching skin. A person can also have a reaction to cannabidiol oil or CBD.

  • Mar 2018

    How drug mortality rates vary across the United States

    A first-of-its-kind study examines the differences in drug-related mortality rates across American counties, revealing key socioeconomic factors.

  • Mar 2018

    Booze may make the heart beat faster

    A study of more than 3,000 adults who attended the 2015 Munich Oktoberfest reveals that drinking can increase our heart rate, but should we be worried?

  • Mar 2018

    Feeling fine after one drink? Your brain's not

    Researchers have found that even one alcoholic drink can impair our ability to make decisions, and this could have some serious implications.

  • Mar 2018

    Smoking every day can increase psychosis risk, study finds

    Smoking at least 10 cigarettes every day or using marijuana at least five times may raise the risk of developing psychosis, according to two new studies.

  • Mar 2018

    Unlocking the personality of a social media addict

    Addiction to social media is a real and growing problem. A recent study attempted to develop a picture of the personality traits that increase the risk.

  • Mar 2018

    The brain link between coffee and cannabis

    In a new study, researchers dissect the metabolic interactions of coffee within the human body. They find an unexpected link with cannabis.

  • Mar 2018

    Seven causes of pinpoint pupils

    Pinpoint pupils are pupils that remain very small even in bright light. They can signify many issues, including drug use, poisoning, or a hemorrhage.

  • Mar 2018

    E-cigarettes: Teens 'should not be using them at all'

    A new study suggests that teenagers who use electronic cigarettes may be putting their health at risk by exposing themselves to carcinogenic compounds.

  • Mar 2018

    What is the best way to sober up?

    We look at the best ways to sober up fast. Included is detail on safe approaches to drinking, and the best ways to avoid intoxication in the first place.

  • Feb 2018

    Can you drink alcohol while taking antihistamines?

    Taking medications can mean other substances, such as alcohol, are more dangerous. Mixing benadryl and alcohol has several distinct dangers to be aware of.

  • Feb 2018

    E-cigarettes leak toxic metals, study finds

    E-cigarettes are seen as the 'more healthful' siblings of conventional ones. But a new study suggests that these devices may be a hidden source of harm.

  • Feb 2018

    Skip the guilt: Red wine could protect your oral health

    If you're scared that your nightly glass of red wine will eventually cause your teeth to rot, that's a worry that you can dispel right now. A new study from Spain suggests that red wine compounds may actually do your oral health a world of good.