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On Second Thought: Light Drinking Might Not Be Good For the Heart After All

By Bryan Le

Widely held beliefs may dictate that light drinking can be good for the heart, but a group of researchers say otherwise. MORE  

Nutrition and Recovery: How Healthy Eating Can Help You Stay Sober

By Jenny Smiechowski

Eating healthy, research shows, can go a long way toward helping you on the road to addiction recovery. MORE  

Are Fatty Foods Addictive?

By Bryan Le

NutritionFacts.org warns that people who eat calorically dense foods could be deadening dopamine pathways to their brain, destroying their ability to enjoy life's pleasures. MORE  

Husbands' Tobacco Habits Turn Pregnant Women Into Passive Smokers

By Bryan Le

Pregnant women are always urged to stop smoking during pregnancy, but the people around them should stop lighting up too. MORE  

Parents Fight for Edible Medical Marijuana for Their Children

By Bryan Le

Forced to illegally create marijuana oil for their kids at home, several New Jersey families are trying to push Gov. Chris Christie on the issue. MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 21, 2014

By Bryan Le

Vietnam sentences 30 to death for drugs, Bill Murray wants to legalize pot, Ireland reports over 400,000 beer kegs stolen or missing since 2007. MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 16, 2013

By Bryan Le

Simply cutting back on smoking may not boost lifespan, Cory Monteith allegedly had alcohol in his room, and new "responsible drinking" campaign shames heavy drinkers. MORE  

Rand Paul Says Pot Cuts IQ and Ambition

By Victoria Kim

The senator's claims about chronic pot use rile marijuana activists. MORE  

Why Do Certain People Get Hooked on Painkillers?

By Valerie Tejeda

A missing enzyme in the brain could put some people at higher risk for opioid addiction. MORE  

30-Somethings Overdo It on "Club Drugs"

By Victoria Kim

Patients at London's leading club-drug clinic are older than you might expect. MORE  

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