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Doctors and nurses can’t always tell if someone’s drunk or on drugs

Doctors and nurses can’t always tell if someone’s drunk or on drugs

Doctors and nurses can’t always tell if someone’s drunk or on drugs, and misdiagnosis can be dangerous Lauren Monds, University of Sydney and Celine van Golde…

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…

A doctor’s sexual advances towards a patient are never ok, even if ‘consensual’

A doctor’s sexual advances towards a patient are never ok, even if ‘consensual’

    In a recent independent review, I recommended chaperones no longer be used as an interim protective measure to keep patients safe while allegations of sexual misconduct by a…

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…

Health Check: what makes it so hard to quit drugs?

Health Check: what makes it so hard to quit drugs?

Most people who use alcohol and other drugs do so infrequently and never become dependent (or “addicted” as it’s sometimes called). On average about 10% of people who use…

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…

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…

Smoking during pregnancy may lead to later substance use in the child

Smoking during pregnancy may lead to later substance use in the child

Charlotte Cecil, King’s College London Smoking during pregnancy is a well-known risk factor for many health problems in children, including low birth weight, heart defects and asthma…

Aging And Addicted: The Opioid Epidemic Affects Older Adults, Too

Aging And Addicted: The Opioid Epidemic Affects Older Adults, Too

By Jenny Gold Photos by Heidi de Marco It took a lot of convincing for John Evard to go to rehab. Seven days into his stay at the Las Vegas…