Because of their antimicrobial and antifungal properties, silver nanoparticles measuring between one and 100 nanometers (billionth of a meter) in size, are being incorporated outside the United States into a variety of kitchen products known as food contact materials (FCMs). Among the nanosilver-infused FCMs now on the market overseas are spatulas, baby mugs, storage containers, […]Continue Reading ...
Use of yoga and meditation: U.S. adult age 18 and over, 2012 and 2017.NCHS, National Health Interview Survey, 2017. Credit: National Institutes of Health Over the past five years, more Americans of all ages are rolling out their yoga mats and meditating. A large nationally representative survey shows that the number of American adults and […]Continue Reading ...
Substance use disorder is grounds for involuntary commitment in more 37 US states and the District of Columbia, according to a dataset released on LawAtlas.org that explores US laws governing procedures for involuntary civil commitment for substance use disorders. The dataset, published to LawAtlas.org by a team of researchers from Health in Justice Action Lab […]Continue Reading ...
Child’s dummy/pacifier. Credit: University of Sydney New University of Sydney research shows bottles, dummies, and thumb sucking in the early years of life do not cause or worsen phonological impairment, the most common type of speech disorder in children. The study, published in Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica, examined the sucking behaviours of 199 Australian pre-schoolers […]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 ...
Because of their antimicrobial and antifungal properties, silver nanoparticles measuring between one and 100 nanometers (billionth of a meter) in size, are being incorporated outside the United States into a variety of kitchen products known as food contact materials (FCMs). Among the nanosilver-infused FCMs now on the market overseas are spatulas, baby mugs, storage containers […]Continue Reading ...
Home News Professional Adolescent, Young Adult Pod-Based E-Cigarette Use Up MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 — Adolescents and young adults are increasingly using electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) products such as pod-based systems but have misperceptions and lack of knowledge about these products, according to a study published online Oct. 19 in JAMA Network Open. Karma McKelvey, Ph.D., […]Continue Reading ...
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 ...
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 ...
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