Effects of Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol abuse can range from unhealthy drinking habits, to drinking every day, or binge drinking. When one abuses alcohol, they continue to drink even though it may be causing problems in their life. In one’s social life, alcohol abuse can cause issues within the family, employment issues, legal problems such as driving while intoxicated, violence,…

A New Type of Pain Killer

James Zadina, a researcher at the Tulane School of Medicine, is working on creating a pain killer that will reduce pain, but at the same time–not get patients addicted to it. In August of 2015, Zadina and his team published a study in Neuropharmacology where he reported that they treated pain in rats without causing…

In The News: Opiod Public Health Emergency

On Thursday, October 26, 2017, President Donald Trump declared that the opiod addiction crisis is now a nationwide public health emergency. According to the CDC, the total estimated economic cost of the opiod crisis is $78.5 billion. However, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Public Health Emergency Fund only makes a total…