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Is there a cure for depression?

There is no cure for depression, but many different treatments are available to manage the symptoms. The symptoms of depression vary among individuals. A treatment plan that includes medical interventions, support, and lifestyle changes can enable a person to live a normal and full life with the condition. However, finding the right…

Flow of Meth and Heroin into U.S. Has Slowed During Coronavirus Pandemic

The flow of heroin, meth and other illegal drugs into the United States has slowed during the coronavirus pandemic, the acting administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration told The Wall Street Journal. Supplies of meth have been hardest hit. “What we’re really seeing right now are supply-chain disruptions of nearly all…

Is red wine good for you?

Red wine contains powerful antioxidants, and many sources claim that drinking it has health benefits. What does the research say? Researchers have studied wine — especially red wine — extensively for its possible health benefits. This article looks at the evidence behind the benefits of red wine, along with health…

Novel role for dopamine that impacts gene expression related to cocaine abuse

Scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have discovered a new role for the brain chemical dopamine that is independent of classic neurotransmission. The new role appears to be critical to changes in gene expression related to chronic exposure to, or abuse of, cocaine, according to a…

Study suggests frequency and severity of negative reactions to cannabis

The study notes that in the United States, medicinal cannabis use is now legal in 33 states, as well as the District of Columbia (D.C.). Meanwhile, 11 states, D.C., and Canada have legalized recreational cannabis use. Consequently, more people who have not used cannabis before may try the drug in…