PET scan of a human brain with Alzheimer’s disease. Credit: public domain Up to half of people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) use a psychotropic drug, and one in five uses two or more psychotropics concomitantly, according to a study conducted at the University of Eastern Finland. Psychotropic drug use was more common among persons with […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Use of prescription opioids in the United States has not substantially declined over the last decade, despite increased attention to opioid abuse and awareness of their risks, finds a study published by The BMJ today. The results show that, although opioid use and average dose of opioids levelled off after a […]Continue Reading ...
Karanik yimpat/Shutterstock”> Around half of prisoners have a substance dependence. Credit: Karanik yimpat/Shutterstock Prisons and drug use are closely linked. Two-thirds of Australian prisoners report using illicit drugs in the 12 months before they entered prison, compared with 12% of the general population in the previous 12 months. Around half of prisoners are likely to […]Continue Reading ...
Although studies have shown that alcohol and cannabis misuse are related to impaired cognition in youth, previous studies were not designed to understand this relationship and differentiate whether cannabis use was causal or consequential to cognitive impairment. A new study by researchers at CHU Sainte-Justine and Université de Montréal, published in the American Journal of […]Continue Reading ...
Scientists have discovered that regular use of the party drug GHB, and especially unconsciousness following GHB use, is associated with brain changes including negative effects on long-term memory, working memory, IQ, and higher levels of stress and anxiety. This work is presented at the ECNP conference in Barcelona, following partial peer-review publication. GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate), also […]Continue Reading ...
Bottom Line: Most 10th-graders who had ever used cannabis had used more than one type of the drug, including cannabis products that were combustible, edible or vaporized. Why The Research Is Interesting: Cannabis use in adolescents is associated with increased risk for chronic use throughout adulthood, cannabis use disorder, impaired cognitive development and lower educational […]Continue Reading ...
Up to half of people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) use a psychotropic drug, and one in five uses two or more psychotropics concomitantly, according to a study conducted at the University of Eastern Finland. Psychotropic drug use was more common among persons with Alzheimer’s disease already five years before the diagnosis, and the difference to […]Continue Reading ...
A new study conducted at the University of Finland has found that up to 50% of people with Alzheimer’s disease take a psychotropic drug and that one-fifth use a combination of two or more psychotropic drugs. Image Credit: DedMityay / Shutterstock These drugs are commonly used to treat the behavioral and psychological dementia symptoms seen […]Continue Reading ...
Early results from a first-of-its-kind study suggests that typical use of a family planning app called Dot is as effective as other modern methods for avoiding an unplanned pregnancy. Researchers from the Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) at Georgetown University Medical Center are studying women’s use of the app for 13 menstrual cycles, or about […]Continue Reading ...
Oct 10 2018 Antiepileptic drug use is associated with an increased risk of stroke among persons with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The risk did not differ between old and new antiepileptic drugs. The results were published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The risk […]Continue Reading ...
European Union funded researchers have launched the first international network to identify and understand problems associated with Internet use, such as gambling, pornography, bullying, excessive social media use. The Manifesto for a European Research Network into Problematic Usage of the Internet is published today in the peer-reviewed journal, European Neuropsychopharmacology. The European Problematic Use of […]Continue Reading ...
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) affects approximately 1 in 20 children in the United States. These catastrophic and irreversible disorders are entirely preventable if no alcohol is used during pregnancy. Reducing the incidence of FASD is a vital public health goal which highlights the need for public health interventions to specifically address alcohol use among […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Alcoholism and depression often go hand-in-hand. According to studies, alcoholism has risen sharply in the 2000s, to the point that one such study suggests that one in eight people meet the criteria as an alcoholic. And depression affects many of the 140 million people worldwide struggling with alcohol use disorders. Only […]Continue Reading ...
“This is an extremely important paper,” says Dr. Ethel Siris, a Columbia University medical professor who specializes in thinning bones and wasn’t involved in the study.Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26, 2018 — Higher inpatient pain scores and postoperative opioid consumption are associated with persistent opioid use of up to six months among children and adolescents who have undergone cytoreductive surgery with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, according to a study published in a recent issue of Pediatric Anesthesia. Pascal Owusu-Agyemang, M.D., from the University […]Continue Reading ...
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