TUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Sweltering temperatures appear to fuel drug-related hospital visits, a problem that could be worsening with climate change, a new study suggests. “We saw that during periods of higher temperatures, there was a corresponding increase in hospital visits related to alcohol and substance use,Continue Reading

MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Before pouring another drink, consider this sobering new research: Heavy drinkers can develop fat around the heart, leading to heart failure and other cardiac problems. This so-called pericardial fat is associated with increased risk of heart disease. Researchers also linked heavy drinking toContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Many a person has blamed “beer goggles” following a regrettable one-night stand, but a new study suggests that there’s no such thing. Rather, alcohol acts more like “liquid courage,” according to findings published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs —Continue Reading

FRIDAY, Aug. 18, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Binge-drinking and marijuana use have reached historically high levels among U.S. adults aged 35 to 50, the U.S. National Institutes of Health announced Thursday. For these middle-aged adults, the drugs of choice are marijuana, hallucinogens and alcohol, with nearly 30% admitting to binge-drinkingContinue Reading

MONDAY, Aug. 14, 2023 (HealthDay News) — For people with severe alcohol use disorder, a new gene therapy trial could lead to an effective treatment that would involve chemically rebalancing the area of the brain associated with addiction. “With alcohol alone, there’s generally more than 100,000 deaths [in the UnitedContinue Reading