THURSDAY, April 27, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Exercise might help people who are battling addiction stay on the straight and narrow, a new research review finds. Investigators who analyzed 43 studies from around the world found a link between physical activity and reduced substance use among people in treatment forContinue Reading

FRIDAY, March 24, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Breakthrough research shows genetic markers for substance abuse and could lead to more effective ways to prevent and treat drug and alcohol use disorders. These findings could help people who face addiction to varied substances, including those who have more than one addictionContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Genetic analysis of Ludwig van Beethoven’s hair has provided new clues into the cause of the great composer’s death in 1827 — as well as evidence of a family scandal. The analysis revealed that Beethoven suffered from a hepatitis B infection that couldContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Even modest drinking can speed up the loss of brain cells and formation of the plaques that are a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, research in mice shows. These plaques are an accumulation of toxic proteins. “These findings suggest alcohol might accelerate the pathologicalContinue Reading

MONDAY, Jan. 23, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Actor Michael J. Fox details his experiences with Parkinson’s disease, including turning to alcohol and pills in an attempt to cope, in a new documentary. Fox, 61, has had the degenerative brain disorder since 1991, but didn’t disclose it publicly until 1998. TheContinue Reading