Opioids associated with highest risk of death

/PRNewswire/ – People with an opioid addiction had the highest risk of death when compared with rates for alcohol and other drugs, according to a new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).   For those dependent on opioids, the risk of...

Drug Testing Method Detects ‘Spice’ Drugs

A new method of drug testing developed by researchers at RTI International makes it possible to detect a wider range of synthetically-produced ‘designer’ drugs. Designer drugs — which include the currently popular products known as...

Researchers find new area linked to anxiety

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, over 18 percent of American adults suffer from anxiety disorders, characterized as excessive worry or tension that often leads to other physical symptoms. Previous studies of anxiety in the brain have focused on...

Alcohol interferes with body’s ability to regulate sleep

Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine have found that drinking alcohol to fall asleep interferes with sleep homeostasis, the body’s sleep-regulating mechanism. Alcohol is known to be a powerful somnogen, or sleep inducer, and...
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