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2000 to 2020 saw increase in drug overdose death rates in seniors
From 2000 to 2020, there was an increase in the age-adjusted rates of drug overdose deaths for adults aged 65 years and ol...
Public health study: Smoking increases the risks of 56 diseases in Chinese adults
Smoking increases the risks of 56 diseases and kills more than one million adults in China each year from 22 different cau...
Patients may be at higher risk of overdose when opioid therapy for pain is discontinued
Opioid-related overdose is now a leading cause of accidental death in the United States and Canada. A study published Dece...
Where and with whom college students drank during pandemic was associated with different types of consequences
During the COVID-19 pandemic, college students drinking outside the home or at home alone experienced a wider range of dri...
Purchasing loot boxes in video games associated with problem gambling risk, says study
Gamers who buy "loot boxes" are up to two times more likely to gamble, shows new research published today in the...
Opioid-involved car crashes decrease following efforts to curb use
People taking prescription opioids are more than twice as likely to be involved in a car accident than those who aren't, r...
Excessive television viewing in childhood may be a risk factor for later smoking and gambling disorders
Excessive television viewing as a child can lead to a higher risk of tobacco use and gambling disorders in adulthood, a ne...
Ensuring fair distribution of the $1 billion+ opioid settlement in Pennsylvania
To ensure fair and impartial distribution of the $1.07 billion that was awarded to Pennsylvania as part of 2021's massive ...
New AI method for public health analysis shows trends in substance use among high schoolers
High school students who have a large weekly allowance, friends who smoke and low levels of physical activity are more lik...