Mood and Anxiety Disorders May Trigger Opioid Abuse
Many people suffering from depression or other mental health issues may turn to alcohol to ease their pain before seeking professional help. New research confirms that these patients are at an increased risk to use opioid drugs as well.
Knowledge Promotes Safe Sex
Talking about and learning about how to practice safe sex can be intimidating or uncomfortable, but new studies suggest that education exercises promote safer sex and reduce disease transmission.
Ditch the Cigarettes to Live Your Life
There are many physical health reasons to quit smoking, but there are mental health reasons as well. Quitting smoking not only improves health but also quality of life.
The Dangers of Childhood Drinking
The presence of alcohol in the body brings out the worst in some people, initiating further concerns about its potential effects on minors.
Party Drugs Change Brains
It's all fun and games until somebody's brain gets altered. Scientific investigators at Vanderbilt University discovered chronic changes in human brains after ingesting illegal party drug ecstasy.
Using Opium Painkillers to Treat Stomach Pain
Many Americans battle chronic abdominal pain, which may be a symptom of serious conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, or gallstones. However, experts are worried that doctors are over-prescribing opioid painkillers for the pain, especially if another medication is a better option.
A Mindful Test
Can you spot the intricacies differentiating identical twins? Or hear the sounds of the wind whistling between a concert and conversation you’re involved in? If not, mindfulness training can help.
TGIF Differs in ADHD
As readers digest this article, someone else in the world takes in a social drink with thoughts of relaxation. Unfortunately for those with ADHD, such a drink could have erratic cognitive consequences,
Conscious Children Say "No"
Raising children in a modern environment filled with temptations is not easy. Fortunately, doctors specializing in adolescent behavior continue to research novel treatment to aid parents with their mental health dilemmas.
Twin Study Shows Smoking is Genetic
Twins share many things and that may even include bad habits. A new study involving twins discovered that smoking may be genetically influenced.