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Researchers find opioid prescriptions linked to obesity

Two new studies from the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) shed light on the relationship between obesity and the use of prescription opioids in the United States.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus crisis could trigger relapse among those fighting addiction

The social distancing and isolation of the coronavirus pandemic may put people struggling with addiction at risk for relapse, an expert says.

Addiction

Heavy drinking into older age adds 4 cm to waistline

More than half of drinkers aged 59 and over have been heavy drinkers and this is linked to a significantly larger waistline and increased stroke risk, according to a new UCL study.

Medications

Life saving overdose-reversing drug still not being accessed

Despite now being available over the counter, take-home naloxone programs designed to be used by potential overdose witnesses to prevent opioid-related harms, are not being bought in increased numbers, according to the authors ...

Addiction

Past-year methamphetamine use 6.6 per 1,000 in 2015 to 2018

The estimated rate of past-year methamphetamine use was 6.6 per 1,000 adults during 2015 to 2018, according to research published in the March 27 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and ...