WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Folks who struggle with depression and substance use disorders often tend to be smokers, but a new study finds that smoking rates among these vulnerable Americans have fallen significantly. “This study shows us that at a population-level, reductions in tobacco use are achievableContinue Reading

TUESDAY, April 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Artificial intelligence (AI) may be able to identify alcoholics at risk of relapsing after treatment, researchers say. Patients often return to heavy drinking during and after treatment, and may require multiple tries before they can achieve long-term abstinence from unhealthy alcohol use. AIContinue Reading

SATURDAY, April 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) — As Americans stepped up their drinking during the COVID-19 pandemic, liver disease and transplants surged. Between March 2020 and January 2021, the number of U.S. patients with alcohol-associated liver disease who received a new liver or were wait-listed for a transplant was 50%Continue Reading

THURSDAY, March 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) — U.S. National Guard soldiers are at heightened risk for problem drinking after military deployment, but less likely to receive help with their alcohol struggles than active-duty service members, a new study finds. Exposure to combat during deployment was the strongest risk factor forContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Feb. 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Young people with autism or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a higher risk of dying early from a range of causes, a new research review suggests. Researchers found that before middle-age, people with autism face higher-than-average rates of death from both “natural” causes, likeContinue Reading

MONDAY, Feb. 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The early months of the COVID-19 pandemic brought a big jump in hospitalizations for life-threatening alcoholic hepatitis at a Detroit health system, new research shows. Alcoholic hepatitis is a liver disease caused by heavy drinking, and these findings add to mounting evidence thatContinue Reading