Teens Have Triple the Odds of Misusing Marijuana Compared to Adults | Health News

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) WEDNESDAY, July 6, 2022 (HealthDay News) — In yet another report that illustrates the dangers pot poses to the young, developing brain, a new British study finds teenagers are much more likely than adults to develop an addiction to marijuana. “We found that teenagers are three and a half … Read more

Do Preteens Think About Booze, Pot? Survey Says Yes | Health News

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter, HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) WEDNESDAY, July 6, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Exactly when do your kids become curious about smoking or alcohol? Earlier than you think, new research shows. Children as young as 9 and 10 start to wonder about tobacco, booze and even marijuana, and many may have easy access … Read more

WVa Opioid Trial Verdict Still Pending Nearly a Year Later | West Virginia News

By JOHN RABY, Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Last July, a federal judge in West Virginia heard closing arguments in the first lawsuit to go to trial over the US opioid addiction epidemic. With an avalanche of documents from the three-month trial, Judge David Faber didn’t indicate when he would make a ruling on … Read more

Lots of ‘THC-Free’ CBD Products Contain THC: Study | Health News

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) FRIDAY, June 24, 2022 (HealthDay News) — You might be getting a little unwanted something extra when you buy a CBD product at your local grocers or supplements store, a new study warns. About 60% of CBD products tested in the lab also contain THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the chemical in … Read more

US Death Rate From Alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis Triples Over Two Decades | Health News

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) MONDAY, June 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Americans may have a collective drinking problem, made worse by the obesity epidemic, new research suggests. The new study found that deaths from alcoholic cirrhosis have more than tripled in 20 years. In 1999, alcoholic cirrhosis — an advanced form of alcohol-related … Read more

Kentucky Shatters Its Fatal Overdose Record; Fentanyl Blamed | Kentucky News

By BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Fatal drug overdoses rose nearly 15% in Kentucky last year, surpassing 2,000 deaths as the increased use of fentanyl — a powerful synthetic opioid — resulted in a record death toll in the state, according to a report released Monday. The report showed that 2,250 Kentuckians … Read more

AHA News: COVID-19 Led to Heart Problem That Put Teen in a Wheelchair For 3 Months | Health News

By By American Heart Association News HealthDay Reporter, HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) TUESDAY, April 26, 2022 (American Heart Association News) — Olivia Lopez came home from school one day, walked into her mom’s office and announced: “I can’t.” It was November 2020, so then-13-year-old Olivia and her mom knew what this likely meant. A test confirmed … Read more

Six in 10 COVID Patients Have a Symptom Persisting Over 1 Year | Health News

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter, HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) TUESDAY, April 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) — If you’ve had COVID-19, there’s a good chance that at least one symptom will still be haunting you a year later, new research suggests. The researchers found that six in 10 people who’ve had COVID-19 still have at least one … Read more

AI May Help Spot Relapse Risk in Alcoholics | Health News

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter, HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) TUESDAY, April 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Artificial intelligence (AI) may be able to identify alcoholics at risk of relapsing after treatment, researchers say. Patients often return to heavy drinking during and after treatment, and may require multiple tries before they can achieve long-term abstinence from unhealthy … Read more

Treatment for Opioid Addiction often Brings Discrimination | Health News

By GEOFF MULVIHILL and CLAUDIA LAUER, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Danielle Russell was in the emergency department at an Arizona hospital last fall, sick with COVID-19, when she made the mistake of answering completely when she was asked what medications she was on. “I said yes, I was taking methadone,” said Russell, a doctoral … Read more