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Medical News Today: What to know about urine drug screening

Doctors, sports officials, or employers may request a urine drug screen to check if a person has recently used illegal or prescription drugs. Urine tests can detect many substances, including alcohol, cocaine, and marijuana. The detection times differ, depending on the drug. Learn more here.
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Medical News Today: Just how harmful is it to have 1 drink per day?

New research is piling up evidence indicating that even light drinking increases a person's risk of various health issues, as well as premature death.
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Medical News Today: Drug overdose rates are rising, but can we ‘curb the epidemic for good?’

Scientists have conducted in-depth research into drug overdose trends. The findings may help specialists devise strategies to curtail this growing problem.
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Medical News Today: Genetics may determine severe alcohol withdrawal

The sudden cessation of drinking in people with harmful drinking habits leads to withdrawal symptoms. But how do genes influence symptom severity?
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Medical News Today: Using the immune system to combat addiction

An unlikely relationship between immune proteins and addictive behavior may help researchers design innovative ways to tackle cravings and beat addiction.
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Medical News Today: Opioid crisis breakthrough: Non-addictive painkiller found effective

Researchers have developed a compound that simultaneously stops the addictive action of opioids and relieves chronic pain as effectively as morphine.
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Medical News Today: The ‘safest level of drinking is none,’ says alcohol study

A study of alcohol use and its effects on health in 195 countries during 1990–2016 concludes that 'there is no safe level' of consumption.
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Medical News Today: What long-term cannabis use can do to your brain

Cannabis and cannabis-based drugs are increasingly used for clinical purposes, but researchers warn they may also harm the brain. A new study explains how.
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Medical News Today: Psychedelic drugs ‘may improve depression, anxiety, and PTSD’

Psychedelic drugs have a bad reputation, but could they be used to enhance psychotherapy? Some researchers argue they may help with anxiety and depression.

Medical News Today: Is it safe to drink alcohol while breast-feeding?

Is it safe to drink alcohol while breast-feeding? We explain how much alcohol enters breast milk and how long it takes for alcohol to metabolize out of the milk. Learn the recommendations and how to drink while breast-feeding without harming your baby.