It’s a known fact that exposure to alcohol during pregnancy may make newborns develop several behavioral and cognitive problems later in life. Refraining from alcohol before or during pregnancy is generally considered a woman’s responsibility. However, studies have brought the onus on expectant fathers too to refrain from drinking for the well-being of newborns. Many..

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Over-the-counter painkillers are as good as prescription opioids, claims study

A combination of two non-addictive over-the-counter (OTC) drugs is equally effective as a trio of opioid medications for treating patients complaining of acute pain in an emergency department (ED), reveals a recent study. According to the study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in November, 2017, ED patients with severe pain..

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Alcohol and nicotine may increase risk of cocaine addiction, finds study

Alcohol and nicotine consumption during adolescence may lead to cocaine use and addiction, suggests a recent study by researchers from the Columbia University. According to the study published in the journal Science Advances in November 2017, alcohol and nicotine may act as the gateway drugs, which in combination with environmental factors, can increase one’s vulnerability..

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