can easier access to e cigarettes boost health

Can easier access to e-cigarettes boost health?

Easier access to electronic cigarettes containing nicotine is highly likely to lead to health gains and cost savings in the health sector, researchers from...
worms hooked on nicotine offer clues to addiction

Worms hooked on nicotine offer clues to addiction

A previously dismissed genetic mechanism may contribute to nicotine dependence and withdrawal, new research suggests. “We, as a field, need to take another look at...
to cut smokings harm switch to vaping

To cut smoking’s harm, switch to vaping?

Alternative nicotine products like e-cigarettes are emerging as a promising option for people who are trying to quit smoking, a new article that focuses...
public health benefits of vaping outweigh risks

Public health benefits of vaping outweigh risks

The benefits of vaping as a way to quit smoking far outweigh the health risks youths face if they go from electronic to traditional...
a few drinks can change how memories form

A few drinks can change how memories form

Just a few drinks changes how memories are formed at the fundamental, molecular level, according to a new study with flies. One of the many...
more than 900 genes linked to alcoholism in rats

More than 900 genes linked to alcoholism in rats

A new study with rats suggests the genetic roots of alcoholism are incredibly complex. Researchers identified 930 genes associated with excessive drinking—on par with...
potent pot may boost risk of first cannabis disorder sign

Potent pot may boost risk of first cannabis disorder sign

Recreational cannabis is legal in 10 states and Washington, DC, but regulations regarding potency do not exist. The results of a new study may...
fewer suicidal teens die young after caring circle

Fewer suicidal teens die young after caring ‘circle’

Building a circle of trusted adults around a suicidal teen may have long-term effects that reduce their risk of dying young, a new study...
for african americans alcoholism and depression linked to 1 gene

For African Americans, alcoholism and depression linked to 1 gene

A single gene variant is strongly associated with both developing alcoholism and depression in African Americans, researchers report. “The strength of the findings was unexpected…” The...
this neurotransmitter may be behind some alcohol cravings

This neurotransmitter may be behind some alcohol cravings

The neurotransmitter glutamate may play a role in some alcohol cravings, report researchers. Alcohol dependence and alcohol use disorders occur in about 30 percent of...
what comes first marijuana use or behavior problems

What comes first: Marijuana use or behavior problems?

Cannabis use among teens does not appear to lead to greater conduct problems, a new study shows. Instead, it’s the other way around: adolescents with conduct...

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