Tag: drug use

EpiPens Still Potent 4 Years After Indicated Expiry: Can You Take Drugs Past Their Expiration Date?

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

Syringe Vending Machines In Las Vegas May Help Lower Hepatitis C And HIV Transmission Rates

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

Drug Abuse, Alcohol And Cigarette Use Down In US Teens: NIH Survey

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

1 In Every 6 Adults In America Fills At Least One Prescription For Psychiatric Drugs In A Year

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

Almost 21 Million People In America Afflicted By Substance Use Disorder: Surgeon General

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

Police Respond To 26 Heroin Overdose Cases In 4 Hours In West Virginia

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

US Faces Increasing Threat From Synthetic Drug Overdose

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

Doctors Urged To Consider Other Depression Treatments Amid Declining Efficacy Of Antidepressant Medications

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-Related Deaths Reach All-Time High In US

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

Medical Experts Call On Governments To Decriminalize Minor Drug Offenses

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

CU-Boulder Researchers To Study Effects Of Substances On Adolescent Brain

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

Study links recreational drug use during pregnancy to birth defects

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

Twitter data may help predict HIV outbreak

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

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