With increasing legal acceptance of marijuana around the world, cases related to accidental exposure of the drug in children are on the rise. According to a new study, the number of children admitted to emergency rooms (ER) for unintentional cannabis intoxication witnessed a whopping 133 percent rise in France during 2004-14. Researchers blame the increased..

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Alcohol is the most commonly abused drug in the United States. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), about 88,000 people die from alcohol-related causes every year, making the substance the fourth leading preventable cause of death in the country. Alcohol use, particularly high-risk drinking, is associated with alcohol use disorder (AUD)…

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While the epidemic of opioid abuse is taking a toll on millions of Americans, the U.S. Representative for the 5th District of Massachusetts, Katherine Clark, has requested the international health leaders to prevent similar situations from occurring in other countries. Clark has blamed aggressive marketing of prescription drugs in the United States as the primary..

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