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Research Has Discovered Drinking Alcohol Can Raise Blood Pressure In Women

According to Australian researchers, consuming two drinks daily could cause a woman’s blood pressure to rise high enough to increase her susceptibility for developing hypertension. Previously conducted studies have shown that consuming alcohol can raise a man’s blood pressure, however study results for women have always shown mixed results. In...

Recent Study Reveals That Global Alcohol Abuse Rates Are Down, However US Alcohol Abuse Rates Are Up

According to the Global Burden of Disease Study, global alcohol abuse rates are down by 7.6 percent since 1990, however the United States has seen a 5.5 percent increase within that same period of time. Research found that in the year 2013, 78.6 people worldwide were diagnosed with an Alcohol Use Disorder...

Preliminary Research from Beijing Links Erectile Dysfunction with Illicit “Party Drug” Use

Sorry guys, if you’re using popular club drugs to get you in the mood, you may actually be doing the exact opposite thing you’re trying to achieve. I know, it sucks. A recent study released by the journal of Sexual Medicine published preliminary results from a study which analyzed the...

Is the Junk Food You’re Eating Addictive?

Akin to any addiction, overconsumption of junk food causes the same tolerance building effects many addictive substances do. The reason why you reach for that extra cookie? You’re addicted! Well, perhaps mild junk food addiction isn’t enough to purport you have a chronic addiction problem, but the science behind junk...

Study Conducted By UGA Discovers Patterns of Prescription Drug Abuse

A University of Georgia study has discovered that individuals who have recently consumed illegal drugs have a higher susceptibility for misusing prescription pain medications as well. The nationwide study also revealed that there’s a significant age difference in how prescription drug users obtain these prescription painkillers. According to the study,...

Research Suggests Stimulant Drug Abuse Affects The Brain’s of Women More Than Men

According to new research findings from a study conducted by the Radiological Society of North America, women who abuse stimulants are susceptible to experiencing critical and long term reduction in brain volume (known as atrophy), in addition to incurring changes which affect their emotional and decision-making abilities. These effects can still...

Breaking the Bonds of Addiction with Literature: New Study Reveals Developing Cognition Fights Drugs & Alcohol

According to a new study, involving ourselves in intellectually stimulating environments help rewire our internal reward system (which is mostly the function responsible for addiction), and stave off future addiction. According to the Economic Times, the study was published in the journal of Neuropharmacology. Researchers found research mice who were...

A Second Shot at Life: President Obama Shortens Sentences for 46 Drug Offenders

President Barack Obama made an announcement on Monday he has devised a plan to commute the sentences of 46 prisoners who were arrested for drug offenses, according to Vice News. Of the 46 prisoners, 14 are serving sentences of life without parole for nonviolent crimes, and they will be freed. Obama...

The Game of Substitution: Study Suggests People Begin Substituting Marijuana for Alcohol at Age 21

According to Washington Post, a recent study found that alcohol tends to become the substitute for marijuana when individuals hit the legal drinking age of 21. The study which had been published in the Journal of Health Economics found that alcohol consumption among those who are freshly 21 spikes and...

Born An Addict: Research Shows More Babies Are Being Born Dependent on Drugs

Research shows a continuous spike in drug-dependent babies being born due to the current pain pill and heroin abuse epidemic taking place nationwide. As a result, it is becoming more common for babies to be born with a drug dependency, according to USA Today. A recent study from the New...

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