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New Tool Helps ID Vets at Risk of Violence

June 5th, 2014
New Tool Helps ID Vets at Risk of ViolenceResearchers have developed a new screening tool to help clinicians identify which veterans may be at greater risk of violence. The screening tool, called the Violence Screening ...

Study Probes Brain Regions Tied to Compulsive Actions

May 30th, 2014
Study Probes Brain Regions Tied to Compulsive ActionsEmerging research suggests people with extreme cases of compulsive actions typically have fewer nerve cells in brain regions associated with keeping track of goals and rewards. Conditions related ...

Anti-Craving Drug, Counseling Help Homeless Cut Back

May 25th, 2014
Anti-Craving Drug, Counseling Help Homeless Cut BackHomeless alcoholics who received monthly injections of an anti-craving medication experienced fewer cravings and lowered their consumption of alcohol, according to a preliminary study from the University of Washington. Participants ...

Study Finds Safety in Numbers When Drinking

May 23rd, 2014
Study Finds Safety in Numbers When Drinking Researchers have discovered that social drinking as part of a group is less risky than when an individual drinks alone. In the study, psychologists from the University of ...

Alcohol + Energy Drinks = Recipe for Harm

May 21st, 2014
Alcohol + Energy Drinks = Recipe for HarmA popular practice among adolescents and young adults is mixing alcohol with energy drinks (A+ED), and a new Australian study looks at motivations for this dangerous behavior. Researchers discovered young ...

Most ER ‘Super-Frequent Users’ Are Addicts

May 18th, 2014
Most ER ‘Super-Frequent Users’ Are AddictsA new study has found that a majority of “super-frequent users” of hospital emergency rooms are addicted to drugs or alcohol. A patient is considered a super-frequent user if they ...

Candy-Flavored Cigars Drive Sales in Young Adults

May 17th, 2014
Candy-Flavored Cigars Drive Sales in Young AdultsCigars flavored as if they were sold in a candy store -- vanilla, cherry, chocolate, grape -- are making it difficult for anti-smoking campaigns to get through to ...

Single Drinking Binge Can Be Far From Harmless

May 16th, 2014
Single Drinking Binge Can Be Far From HarmlessNew research suggests a single alcohol binge can have significant negative health effects. Scientists from the University of Massachusetts Medical School discovered a single episode of binge drinking ...

Mentally Ill Are Far More Likely to Use E-cigarettes

May 15th, 2014
Mentally Ill Are Far More Likely to Use E-cigarettesEmerging research suggests people living with depression, anxiety, or other mental disorders are much more likely to have tried e-cigarettes. Specifically, investigators report that such people are ...

ADHD Treatment May Lower Smoking Risk

May 13th, 2014
ADHD Treatment May Lower Smoking RiskConventional stimulant medications for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have a secondary benefit; they may lower smoking rates in youth. As discussed online in the journal Pediatrics, Duke Medicine researchers ...