Women who consume alcohol during pregnancy expose themselves and their developing children to a range of seriously damaging health outcomes. Among these outcomes is a heightened chance of experiencing a miscarriage. In a study published in September 2014 in the journal Substance Use & Misuse, researchers from four U.S. institutions examined the alcohol-related factors that […]
Doctors may one day be able to replace the use of potentially addictive opioid painkillers with the use of a form of light-based therapy, according to new findings from an American research group.
A potential vaccine for heroin addiction that demonstrated very positive results in early animal trials isn’t currently being clinically studied—and most people aren’t even aware it exists—due to the difficulties in obtaining funding for drug vaccine research. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that the number of deaths due to heroin overdose doubled […]