Quitting smoking can significantly improve the effectiveness of cancer treatment, according to the U.S. Surgeon General, yet almost half of cancer patients continue to smoke after they've been diagnosed.
In a new study of patients with autism who are 18 years old and under, researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Soroka University Medical Center report that cannabis as a treatment for autism spectrum disorders appears to be a well-tolerated, safe and effective option to relieve symptoms including seizures, tics, depression, restlessness, and rage attacks.
Therapists should routinely monitor depression symptoms during psychotherapy and intervene early for insufficient responders
Researchers release a new tool to help rural communities understand the resources needed to combat the opioid epidemic
A significant under-addressed issue in global health is the interaction between alcohol use and sexual encounters among adolescents, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.
Building on reviews of existing studies, researchers in Canada have identified the principles that may help improve substance use treatment systems. They have published these seven core principles in an article in the current supplemental of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
Paranoia is associated with regular tobacco smoking in adolescents after accounting for other factors like cannabis use, sleep disturbances and stressful life events, reports a study recently published to the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP).
Analysis of 1,003 tibial fracture patients in single-setting over 20 years, reveals 12 experience nonunion--or arrested healing; Findings include increased risk of arrested healing among women aged 30-49, significant delay in bone healing among smokers.
A new study shows that e-cigarette vaping negatively affects skin wound healing, causing damage similar to that of traditional cigarette smoking.
A survey of 20 disadvantaged neighbourhoods across the North West (UK) has revealed the social influences on why people attend their local Accident & Emergency department.
The results of clinical trials conducted in Ethiopia by the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) open the way for more effective and safer treatments for people with both HIV and visceral leishmaniasis (VL).
Study: Decision-making predicts future drug addiction in recreational users
A new study shows that The Affordable Care Act reduces heart attack deaths in middle aged Americans.
Oliver dismantles the lingering doubts among parents about whether vaccines could cause autism. (They can't.)
Researchers from the University of Sheffield School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) are today making a series of recommendations for NHS mental health trusts to change the way they collect and use patient feedback to improve the quality of care for inpatients.