Too much alcohol consumption can increase one’s risk of developing almost all forms of dementia, especially the early onset one, according to a recent study published in the journal Lancet Public Health in February 2108. The study authors analyzed data of over 1 million adults in French hospitals between 2008 and 2013.
At a recent event in Washington, the physicians discussed the challenges of weaning off a person from an opioid or enrolling a patient in a medically assisted program. Erin Krebs, M.D., MPH, health services researcher at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs (VA) Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, shared that one does not need high-tech solutions..
With the opioid epidemic continuing to wreak havoc in the United States, researchers are striving to find better treatment options for drug addiction. Now, the West Virginia University is planning a research to find out the efficacy of “deep brain stimulation (DBS)” therapy as a treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD). The study, expected to..
Around 12 years ago, the Combat Methamphetamine Act passed by Congress limited the sales of pseudoephedrine (the decongestant present in drugstore products like Sudafed which is used to make meth) to 7.5 grams per customer in a 30-day period. In addition to this, it also made it mandatory for pharmacies to track sales. Although meth..
The current opioid crisis in America has not spared anyone. A promising and a highly ambitious Ivy League student recently succumbed to America’s worst epidemic. Gage Bellitto (19) who would have turned 20 on Dec. 25, 2017, died on Dec. 22, 2017 in what is suspected to be a case of opioid overdose. Although he..
The clamor for marijuana legalization is growing with each passing day in the United States. At present, nine US states and the District of Columbia have allowed cannabis for recreational purpose and several others are considering to join the legalization wave. However, they have ignored the need to limit the potency of the drug, which..
In January 2018, the Alabama Senate voted unanimously to pass a bill proposing tougher penalties for the distribution and trafficking of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 100 times more powerful than morphine. The bill prescribed strict mandatory minimum sentences based on the weight of the drug. In a public hearing before the House Health Committee on..
Eyes are an important sense organ without which one can find it difficult to lead a happy and productive life. One must take utmost care to keep the vision of the eyes intact. One such step is avoiding alcohol. According to a recent study, both short- and long-term alcohol abuse can also lead to permanent..