Alcohol

Why Mexican immigrants are healthier than their US-born peers

Why Mexican immigrants are healthier than their US-born peers

Supporters of Donald Trump’s wall might have us believe that Mexicans who enter the US illegally carry disease and take advantage of America’s healthcare system. But several large…

How new hepatitis C drugs could tackle liver cancer, too

How new hepatitis C drugs could tackle liver cancer, too

Wider availability of newer hepatitis C drugs may not only lead to fewer cases of this blood-borne disease, but may also slow the rise in related liver cancer. But…

You may die sooner than we thought. but here’s why that might be a good thing

You may die sooner than we thought. but here’s why that might be a good thing

Most people wonder how long they have left on this world, and what they’ll do with that time, but few people are as preoccupied with mortality as the professionals…

What is ‘success’ in drug rehab? Programs need more than just anecdotes to prove they work

What is ‘success’ in drug rehab? Programs need more than just anecdotes to prove they work

This week’s Australian Story was a compelling narrative of redemption. After a long history of problem drug use and related crime, Peter Lyndon-James’s life was turned around…

The name’s Bond, James Bond … and I’m an alcoholic

The name’s Bond, James Bond … and I’m an alcoholic

James Bond might have been been more shaken than stirred if his intake of alcoholic drinks is anything to go by. Along with his love of women, Bond also had…

Alcoholism research: A virus could manipulate neurons to reduce the desire to drink

Alcoholism research: A virus could manipulate neurons to reduce the desire to drink

  About 17 million adults and more than 850,000 adolescents had some problems with alcohol in the United States in 2012. Long-term alcohol misuse could harm your liver…

Alcohol leads to more violence than other drugs, but you’d never know from the headlines

Alcohol leads to more violence than other drugs, but you’d never know from the headlines

Mainstream media tend to report more stories about illicit drugs than alcohol. Stories about illicit drugs are also more negative. The media is more likely to frame illicit drugs as…

Many people use drugs – but here’s why most don’t become addicts

Many people use drugs – but here’s why most don’t become addicts

Paul Hayes, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Drug use is common, drug addiction is rare. About one adult in three will use an illegal drug in their lifetime…

Helping universities combat depression with mobile technology

Helping universities combat depression with mobile technology

Mi Zhang, Michigan State University; David Mohr, Northwestern University, and Jingbo Meng, Michigan State University Depression is the leading mental health issue on college campuses in the U.S. In…

drug addiction needs your help, a way to bring awareness

drug addiction needs your help, a way to bring awareness

It’s designed to continue to bring awareness to the opiate problem Dan Desrochers, The Westfield NewsPublished: January 19, 2017, 12:50 pm Photo Courtesy: The Westfield News WESTFIELD, Mass…

Ten reasons some of us should cut back on alcohol

Ten reasons some of us should cut back on alcohol

Steve Allsop, Curtin University and Tina Lam, Curtin University At this time of year, alcohol promotions, sales and consumption are prominent. Many of us enjoy celebrating a year ended, work…