Poisoning And Drug Dependence

AMA Addresses Physician Obligations Regarding Unsafe Drinking Water

October 25, 2017

Lessons learned from Flint could expedite resolution of future environmental health crises. Noting that distrust of scientific and governmental authorities must be overcome, community-level ethical protections can re-establish trust within the community.

Smoking May Affect Genetic Link to Parkinson's Disease

October 24, 2017

"Our study provides the first evidence that smoking modifies the previously reported inverse association of rs660895-G with PD, and suggests that smoking and HLA-DRB1 are involved in common pathways, possibly related to neuroinflammation," conclude the authors.

Drug-Induced Bronchospasm in Multiple Asthma Patients

By May 23, 2017

Cocaine is considered one of the most commonly abused drugs that could potentially induce acute respiratory failure.

Study: Daily Smoking Prevalence Declining, Health Complaints Rising

By July 29, 2016

Teen smoking rates have declined in the last 2 decades, however health complaints from those who remain smokers have risen, according to findings from a new analysis of the Health Behavior in School-aged Children survey.

Many Unaware of HCV Status and the Dangers of Drink

By May 19, 2016

A new study has tied former and current excessive alcohol drinking to a higher prevalence of chronic hepatitis C (HCV) infection. With an estimated 50% of those HCV-infected unaware of their infection, the link to alcohol has led researchers to call for greater testing and public health interventions.

Researchers Say This Public Health Problem Has "Gone Under the Radar"

By February 19, 2016

The overdose death rate related to benzodiazepines has increased more than four-fold since 1996, a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health has found.