Addictions


Confirmed: consuming small amounts of alcohol does not reduce mortality

8 de March de 2019 | 12:00 pm
Although alcohol is one of the main causes of illness, disability and death in the population, some studies have observed certain benefits in the...

Young people keep illegal drug use in college

2 de March de 2019 | 12:00 pm
Almost half of college students and 42% of the university students have used cannabis at some time, starting at age 16 in both cases....

Chilean researchers found a compound that may help treating alcoholism

28 de January de 2019 | 12:00 pm
According to La Segunda newspaper, Chilean researchers discovered a compound that may help combating alcoholism.  The study led by Mario Rivera and David Vásquez,...

Positive psychology exercises boost happiness in people recovering from substance addiction

24 de January de 2019 | 12:00 pm
A fist-on its-kind study conducted by researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Recovery Research Institute shows that self-administered positive psychology exercises can increase...

A new treatment with opioids improves heroin dependence

21 de December de 2018 | 10:00 am
A study conducted in 16 Spanish centers identified profiles of patients with heroin addiction. The results open up the possibility of reducing the severity...

Regular exercise is beneficial for the respiratory health of smokers

15 de October de 2018 | 1:00 pm
Researchers at the Institute of Global Health of Barcelona (ISGlobal) have led a study that indicates that regular physical activity is associated with an...

Binge drinking during adolescence affects working memory

20 de July de 2018 | 12:00 pm
Binge drinking is never healthy, but the behavior brings the greatest risks for young adolescents. Adolescents who start drinking before age 15 are four...

Drug to treat alcohol addiction also helps with suppression of HIV

7 de June de 2018 | 1:00 pm
A medication commonly prescribed to treat alcohol use disorder also appears to help maintain or improve suppression of HIV among individuals at risk for...

A treatment with stem cells is effective against alcohol consumption disorders in rats

29 de March de 2018 | 1:00 pm
A research carried out by Chilean scientists shows that administering stem cells in rats is effective to combat disorders related to alcohol consumption. The...

A new vaccine protects against lethal doses of heroin in rats

24 de February de 2018 | 1:00 pm
A new study opens the door to optimism in the treatment of heroin addiction, a substance that killed thousands of Spaniards in the 1980s...
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