Psychology & Psychiatry

Prescribed CBD could help people quit cannabis

Results from the first-ever randomised clinical trial of CBD for cannabis use disorder suggests that prescribed doses of the non-intoxicating constituent part of the cannabis plant could help people kick the habit.

Neuroscience

The immune system facilitates alcohol addiction

The activation of the immune system could eventually perpetuate some of the deleterious effects of alcohol, like addiction. This is the conclusion of research carried out by an international team led by Dr. Santiago Canals, ...

Addiction

Cannabis shows potential for mitigating sickle cell disease pain

Cannabis appears to be a safe and potentially effective treatment for the chronic pain that afflicts people with sickle cell disease, according to a new clinical trial co-led by University of California, Irvine researcher ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Research finds women often overprescribed opioids after childbirth

Excessive opioid prescriptions following childbirth may lead to higher rates of addiction within communities, according to a new report in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. A significant correlation exists ...

Addiction

Alcohol use is less prevalent in second, third trimesters

(HealthDay)—The prevalence of self-reported drinking is lower among pregnant women in their second or third trimester compared to those in their first trimester, according to research published in the Aug. 7 issue of the ...

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