Researchers find that epinephrine remains potent years after its marked expiration date, contrary to previous belief. How safe is it for patients to take expired medication?
Feature | Health May 12, 2017
The new syringe vending machines in Las Vegas, Nevada will dispense clean needles for free to reduce the spread of HIV and hepatitis C. How do these machines work?
Public Health April 15, 2017
According to a new report, the rates of drug abuse have significantly decreased among high school seniors in the United States. The declining trend began approximately a decade ago and it has hit new lows in 2016.
Public Health December 14, 2016
According to a new research letter, one in six adults in the United States used prescription drugs in 2013. The research, which only analyzed the span of a year, signals strong ethnic differences correlated with drug use.
Public Health December 13, 2016
According to the Surgeon General's report on alcohol and drugs, roughly 21 million people in the United States are affected by substance use disorder. The report is the first to focus primarily on substance abuses.
Public Health November 17, 2016
Emergency workers in West Virginia responded to 26 cases of heroin overdose in just four hours on Monday, Aug. 15. Officials said the victims used a heroin variant that was laced with a particularly potent yet still unidentified substance.
Public Health August 17, 2016
DEA chief Chuck Rosenberg told a Senate committee that they need the help of lawmakers to effectively control the sale and use of synthetic drugs. The agency has monitored an increase in the use of the drugs in the country.
Public Health June 8, 2016
Researchers in Australia are urging doctors to prescribe other treatments for depression along with the use of antidepressants, especially for young patients. There is growing evidence that suggests these medications are not as effective as they were thought to be.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 18, 2016
Hepatitis C infections are now killing more people in the US than other infections combined, according to a new CDC report. The data pointed to hepatitis C in baby boomers as well as new worrisome virus transmission routes.
Public Health May 5, 2016
A global health commission issues an important call to change current policies against drug wars. As a start, it wants to decriminalize minor drug offenses.
Life March 25, 2016
Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder are set to embark on a longitudinal study that aims to map out the effects of substances on the adolescent brain. With the university's experience on multidisciplinary research, experts are looking forward to the study results.
Life October 1, 2015
Use of recreational drugs by women during pregnancy can result in brain birth defects in newborn babies. The latest study took hair samples of women to detect drug usage during pregnancy.
Life November 4, 2014
A new study suggests that Twitter has a practical, scientific use. An algorithm was developed to detect certain words and phrases in tweets and identify them as indicative of drug use and risky sexual behavior, which enables researchers to predict and prevent an HIV outbreak.
Life March 4, 2014