Drug / Substance Abuse

Better schools may reduce teens’ risk of marijuana abuse

Better schools may reduce teens’ risk of marijuana abuse

Published 29/10/2018

(Reuters Health) - Kids from low income neighborhoods who won a lottery and got into high-performing Los Angeles County high schools were less likely to [more…]

Roseanne character dies of opioid overdose as ‘The Conners’ take over

Roseanne character dies of opioid overdose as ‘The Conners’ take over

Published 18/10/2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - One of television’s best-known families returned on Tuesday without its matriarch, as the character of feisty Roseanne Conner was killed off [more…]

Regulate: ex-world leaders’ solution to ‘failed’ drug war

Regulate: ex-world leaders’ solution to ‘failed’ drug war

Published 24/09/2018

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - More governments should turn away from a repressive war on drugs that has “failed” and look to proven strategies to implement [more…]

Consort, Opiant to develop nasal spray for opioid overdose treatment

Consort, Opiant to develop nasal spray for opioid overdose treatment

Published 10/09/2018

(Reuters) - Britain’s Consort Medical Plc said on Monday it had agreed to develop a nasal spray for treating opioid overdoses with specialty pharmaceutical company [more…]

Research needed on family-based stigma against LGBTQ youth

Research needed on family-based stigma against LGBTQ youth

Published 04/09/2018

(Reuters Health) - Although family relationships play a crucial role in the wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) adolescents, few programs tackle [more…]

Singer Demi Lovato speaks out, says will keep fighting addiction

Singer Demi Lovato speaks out, says will keep fighting addiction

Published 05/08/2018

(Reuters) - U.S. pop singer Demi Lovato spoke out on Sunday about her battle with addiction, saying she needed “time to heal and focus on [more…]

Cigarette use declines among U.S. young women, but marijuana blunt…

Cigarette use declines among U.S. young women, but marijuana blunt…

Published 20/07/2018

(Reuters Health) - Cigarette use decreased among young women - including pregnant women - during the past decade in the U.S., according to a new [more…]

Kurt Cobain’s daughter says time for U.S. to get over mental health…

Kurt Cobain’s daughter says time for U.S. to get over mental health…

Published 17/07/2018

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Kurt Cobain’s daughter said on Tuesday the United States should overcome its taboo about mental health and addiction almost a quarter of [more…]

Israeli firm gets U.S. nod for advanced trials for non-opiate…

Israeli firm gets U.S. nod for advanced trials for non-opiate…

Published 10/07/2018

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli pharmaceuticals company PainReform has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin late-stage clinical studies for a [more…]

Sleep disturbances common in National Guard soldiers after deployment

Sleep disturbances common in National Guard soldiers after deployment

Published 29/06/2018

(Reuters Health) - National Guard soldiers may be plagued with sleep problems when they return home from the battlefield, according to a small study. For [more…]